The new Kindle is about the size of a DVD case;
The Kindle looks like it can fit inside the DVD case. So, let’s go about trying that.
The DVD has a bunch of tabs and various extrusion, which serves a purpose when its contents are a DVD and maybe an insert or a booklet. They must go.
Using a Dremel(but you can use a pocket knife – the DVD plastic isn’t that difficult to cut through), I shaved off the plastic bits until I ended up with a DVD case with as much space inside as possible.
Alas, the Kindle would barely fit – but not to worry, cutting out a slot on the bottom helped… and also served to provide access to the bottom switches and ports.
This is how it looks with the Kindle inside;
It’s a very snug fit, it wouldn’t close before and looked bloated until the bottom slot – close up here;
Would I seriously use this? Probably not – I’d look mighty odd to be carrying a DVD on me at all times
Does it make for a good temporary case? Absolutely! And you have the added bonus of now being able to hide your Kindle in a DVD rack.