E-book readers are designed to help satiate the desire to read just about anywhere. We would normally associate that to places such in a car, on a plane, or while on the beach, along with numerous other places though the vast majority of those would be on land. However, casual reading while you are hundreds of feet under the ocean surface is probably the last thing that even the most avid readers wouldn’t think to do. But then, professional divers Mark Thurlow and Robin Jacoway have now gotten used to doing just that.
After having collected marine samples from that depth, they can’t exit water right away without being affected by decompression sickness. However, being forced to remain underwater for some time, they have found a novel way to while away their time: reading. Here the Sony e-reader comes into the picture.
The e-reader has been rendered readable even at that depth with a special case made by Gate. Made of machine crafted metal, the case ensures the e-reader remains not only dry but also in the right pressure to make sure it delivers optimum performance. The case is vital for the e-reader to function in such ocean depths, because of course Sony didn’t design their e-readers to be used in such places. Unfortunately, the case isn’t one that can be procured right off the shelf, which means if you’d also like to emulate the act, you have to go hunting for a suitable case first. In any case, it’s still probably better left to experts to try out.
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