Thoughts about kindle e-reader ?

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  1. Jonkil

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    Yes its OK ,but at £99 the paperwhite a lot better.. backlight so can read in the dark, better screen etc... it all depends on how much you use one. the new model is better still the kindle voyage? but far to expensive!
     
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    Just a quick note. The backlight ones have a high level of blue light in them. This affects sleep patterns. Much better to have a none backlit one and use a reading light that has low blue spectrum.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-30574260
     
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    We have the basic one, not touchscreen,have to press button to turn page. I find that easier with no page turning when accidently touching screen, which I do frequently when using kindle app on my phone.
     
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    I also have the basic one, i.e. not touch screen and it is great as a reader. You can always buy a case that has a built in light for night us rather than a clip on reading light, however these cases are a bit expensive.
     
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    Yes basic one for me, battery lasts for ever and much better for reading in sunlight as no glare as with an iPad, ask Angela :LOL:
     
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    Also it is the same price from Amazon, better to buy it direct from them.
     
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    I had early paperwhite but it was problematic so sent back. If you get on msde sure it's latest model! Happy enough with old one and like others mention I use a clip on battery light....will get new one if price drops as I read a lot....
     
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    I disagree with that research. I have a back-lit one and I guarantee that I'm asleep within ten minutes of opening it :)
     
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    My wife started with an early Kindle a few years ago. She was bought a Kindle Fire last Christmas and gave her original to me. She is now wishing she kept it as hers is useless in sunlight whereas I can read mine with no problems.
     
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    I've got a Paperwhite, I bought it after lots of my mates had sung it's praises. I wasn't sure that I'd get on with it.

    I do and I love it. I bought one for my wife in October and we bought one for her Mum for Christmas.

    I have already saved the amount of the unit on the books I have downloaded.

    I too find it soporific and have drop tested it many times lol

    I did initially try the App on my iPad, bu even using the Air it was way to heavy to lay in bed reading, resulting in it landing on my wife one side or the dogs on the floor the other when I nooded off lol
     
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    If all you want to do is read book then Touch is ideal. One tip though: Buy it from Amazon not eBay. It's the same price and it will come set up for you then. Haven't used the Paperwhite so can't comment on that.
    @Baycott I use my Fire in bright sunlight with no problems. Make sure it is set for auto brightness and it should be fine.
     
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    Just had a look at Jan's Fire and I can only adjust the brightness from low to high. Can't see an auto setting. Ita a 3 rd generation, don't know if that makes a difference??
     
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    Just replaced our old Kindles with a Paperwhite - brilliant piece of kit!
     
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    Maybe thats the books you read Jim:LOL:
     
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    On mine below the low to high slider there is an option for automatic on or off. If you switch it on the slider disappears. Mine's a Fire HD which I think is the 2nd gen one. I've just had a quick look on Google and it should be there on yours.
     
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    No, its because I work hard and I don't have a guilty conscience. Bring a book and a bed anywhere near those two things and the result is instant sleep. :)
     
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    I have an original, but can't find any books for it in any of the charity shops:confused:





    In other words I prefer books(y)
     
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    They are very good. Much easier reading in daylight too (y)
     
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    I love reading and I enjoy books so was reluctant to embrace technology, however I bought a paperwhite 3 years ago and haven't looked back, it's backlight means I can read anywhere and at night it doesn't disturb Martin.
    It's so great for the van, 100's of books take up no space!

    If you read at night or in the dark then go paperwhite.
    The only person I know who hasn't got on with one is my Grandmother, at 93 she just can't cope with touch screen technology.
     
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