How are you protecting your Kindle?
I’m not talking about what I call the obvious – for example, not leaving it out on a table unattended or on your car seat where a person with sticky fingers can grab it and all of a sudden you have a Kindle that has legs. I am assuming you would guard it like you do your purse or wallet, a laptop or camera, or anything else you have several hundred dollars invested in.
What if you left your Kindle in a cab, plane, or just plain can’t remember where you left it? I like to assume there are more good people than bad in the world out there and someone would attempt to return it to you – would that someone know how to return it to you? I just read an article from about a month ago posted online about how a reporter from CNET found one in a cab, and was only able to determine the owner’s name was John – that’s all.
Is your contact information in the Kindle?
For example, you can put your name, number, and other information in your Kindle. Here is how you put that information in your Kindle:
- From the menu item, click on “Settings.”
- If you look three items down (technically four, but one of those you can’t click to change) you should see a section called “Personal Info.” Click on the option to “edit personal info.”
- This is the section where you should utilize the keyboard and type in your name and contact information. For me, I put my name, address, home number, and cell number.
The above assumes the person finding your Kindle will know where to navigate to find this information or, alternatively, is proficient enough to figure out the menu options to find out this information.
You could also put a label with the same information on the back of your Kindle and a person could theoretically figure out who the owner was without knowing how to turn the thing on. I guess you could also get one of those engravers and engrave your information on the Kindle – but I wouldn’t recommend that as who knows what all of the vibration, etc., that occurs while etching the information onto the Kindle will do to the Kindle’s computer insides: the last thing you want to do is “kill” your Kindle while trying to protect it!