More Kindle 3 Wallpapers

Here are a few more pictures that I have modified to be used as wallpaper on a Kindle 3 (600 x 800 pixel, 8-bit grayscale PNG files). Two from Gustav Dore’s Paradise Lost illustrations and four with a science fiction theme.

dore_paradiselost paradise_lost
NebulaSF PerfectPlanet
WonderStories BEM meets pinup

Kindle Keyboard Skinning for Fading Keys

A few of the keys on my Kindle 3 (“Kindle Keyboard”) had started to fade away with use.  Not that they were all that visible to start with.  I’d describe them as matte, off-white on a medium gray background.  Recently, I discovered that a vinyl skin could be purchased which covers the keys on the Kindle, and features far more readable keyboard lettering.  You can see a before and after comparison in the photos below.

Can you read these keys?

How about now?

These skins are made by Invisible Defenders and sold at  Specifically, the Kindle 3 skins covering the keyboard area are called “Kindle 3_NOKEY” skins and they have a selection of over 600 styles.  For $11 USD, I think they can make a tremendous difference for reading the keys and offer some protection as well.  Or if you would prefer to buy one from (from $11.95 and up) search their site for “Kindle 3 nokey”.   If you don’t like the shiny vinyl look they also have some with a matte finish.

Update:  To clarify pricing: skins are $11.00 + ($3.00 for matte option) + $3.00 shipping. skins sell for $11.95 +($1.00 for matte option) + $4.99 shipping.  If you can’t get free shipping, then both shiny and matte skins are cheaper direct from