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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2012 6:17:25 AM PDT
Oh, well, this PROVES it's ok, doesn't it.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2012 11:37:29 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 25, 2012 11:38:19 PM PST
"I don't think 180 degree temps are survivable by humans, nevermind kindles..."

As long as we are talking Fahrenheit... normal dry sauna temperature is between 158-212 degrees F, and I 2nd R. Granillo on the ability of my kindle (keyboard) to work fine in the sauna (but it takes cool-down breaks when i do :) ).

Posted on Dec 25, 2012 11:53:33 PM PST
Old Rocker says:
The operating specs, depending on the model, go up to 113 F. Use at your own risk.

Posted on Feb 2, 2013 4:18:34 PM PST
I have an infrared sauna and was just wondering the same thing. I kind of thought no...too much heat. I'm not going to do it after someone looked up and posted the heat tolerance numbers. I like my Kindle too much to wreck it and too expensive to do something you know will harm it and have to buy another one. Kind of a no brainer. Lots of books in the house for the Sauna :)

Posted on Feb 4, 2013 10:01:24 PM PST
P. E. Lilley says:
Guy at local gym reads his kindle in a regular hit dry sauna. I want to read mine it's scared

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2013 5:22:01 AM PST
Sarida says:
It should be scared!

Posted on Feb 5, 2013 6:20:28 AM PST
DaveO says:
I left my Kindle in a car when it was about 16 degrees F out for an hour while I went to the gym. When I went to read on it, it kept exiting the book until I warmed it for 15 min on my stomach.

Posted on Mar 15, 2013 6:01:41 PM PDT
For about 15-20 mins I used my paperwhite in the dry sauna today. The only problem was from turning the pages with really sweaty fingers. I have also used an iPhone there, but it has a thermal warning appear, and shuts itself off.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2013 6:31:40 PM PDT
SeaLevel274 says:
That might have been the only noticeable problem. I suspect using it in those conditions might also shorten it's lifespan.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2013 11:14:31 PM PDT
If reading in the sauna increases my lifespan then its one life for another.
But Ill let you know in any case. Oh and on a real hot day the temp inside a closed car will hit sauna levels.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2013 7:15:52 AM PDT
Reading in the sauna does not increase your lifespan either. There are no known health benefits of sauna treatments. If anything they increase stress on your heart. And yes, leaving a Kindle in a hot car can also kill it - we've had several reports here of that happening over the past few years.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2013 5:58:03 PM PDT
morninbabe says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2013 6:22:58 PM PDT
No, sweating does not improve your immune system. Let's see you cite one authoritative (by which I mean scientifically accepted, rather than witch doctory) source for that or any other benefit of saunas.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2013 6:24:26 PM PDT
No, it doesn't. It does seem to make at least some folks rude to strangers.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2013 6:39:57 PM PDT
The Artist says:
At least Bruce has enough brain cells not to answer a post that is almost a month old!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2013 6:44:43 PM PDT
~nospin says:
No way does sweating improve your immune system.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2013 6:47:49 PM PDT
Well, that's not necessarily true - I've been caught responding to old posts before. But thanks :-)

Posted on Apr 14, 2013 7:16:49 PM PDT
I have a waterproof cover for mine as I love to read at the beach and by the pool. It's like a thicker ziplock bag that has two separate seals, would probably save it from a quick dunk, and certainly protects against sand and splashes. You should get one for our wife who loves reading in the hot tub (you're giving me ideas.)

Posted on Apr 14, 2013 7:17:05 PM PDT
I have a waterproof cover for mine as I love to read at the beach and by the pool. It's like a thicker ziplock bag that has two separate seals, would probably save it from a quick dunk, and certainly protects against sand and splashes. You should get one for our wife who loves reading in the hot tub (you're giving me ideas.)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 19, 2013 1:47:45 PM PDT
morninbabe says:
hey bruce , why so hostile? I suggest you stay on the subject of overheating a kindle. you are really embarrassing yourself. you could benefit from a good sauna sweat. you seem toxic.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 19, 2013 1:52:31 PM PDT
☼Becky☼ says:
I notice you didn't answer the question.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 22, 2014 6:23:12 PM PDT
Noel Bourke says:
Hi! Well since you asked here's a study that show increased white bloodcell count after a sauna session: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24511348
There's another study that comes to mind that was conducted in the 80s that showed significantly lower rates of symptomatic rhinovirus infection among regular sauna users (although no better that those who exercised moderately) but it's old enough I can't find a link.

On the other hand: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23411620

So... fewer colds but also maybe fewer kids. :P

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2014 8:35:30 AM PDT
Hi,

I've been doing this for 4 years with my kindle. I have an infrared suana and my kindle goes in there at least 4 times per week. I use a ziplock back and make sure it's sealed.

Never had any issues. I have the older kindle with the keyboard and the "next page" button the sides so it's easy to change the page.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2014 9:53:12 AM PDT
Then you've either been very lucky, or you don't set your infrared sauna to the same heat...

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 7, 2014 11:27:28 AM PDT
Or because they have fewer kids, fewer nasty germs come home on sticky little germy hands.
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