The Waterfi version is shipped in the original Kindle packaging without any outward appearance of having been modified. It looks and feels like a Kindle, albeit a slightly heavier version, and interacting with its touchscreen is the same as you’d find with an unmodified version. But because of Waterfi’s special treatment process, its Kindle Paperwhite is completely waterproof – submersible to above 200 feet in either fresh or salt water, for any length of time.
20 years ago, when I was telling the disbelieving denizens of misc.dot writing that ebooks were the wave of the future, and being mocked for my temerity, one of the favorite ripostes was, “Can you read your damned electronic machine in the bathtub?”
I didn’t have much of a response, given that I hate baths (soaking away in a tub full of your own floating slime? ugh.) and only take showers, but now there is an answer to the rubber ducky crowd? Yeah, I can read an ebook in the bathtub, and even do so under the bathtub water, if I wish.
Try that with your potential blob of dead tree papier mache.
I always know I’m probably on the right track when everybody tells me I’m wrong about something, and even if I’m not, nobody will want to buy or use it.