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Offline I ♥ my Kindle Reading Sraship Troopers by Robert A Heinlein
27 Dec 2014, 01:26 PM | Post: #1

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So convince me

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Christmas day my beloved KK died.
The Paperwhite is going to be my probable replacement, but I have also been pondering Nooks and Kobos. (the Kobo uses the same e-ink technology)

Obviously the majority of Amazon reviews are positives but there are a fair few 1 star reviews as well.
Is the touch screen unresponsive?
 Is it too easy to accidently turn the page?
Is it worth double the price to get a Paperwhite over a bog standard Kindle?
Should I spend even more and get the Voyage just for the buttons?

Can you still just load books onto the Paperwhite via usb? this was how most of my books were put onto my KK.

I miss my Kindle Sad
Offline joo Reading Off The KUF Vol I
27 Dec 2014, 11:30 PM | Post: #2

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RE: So convince me

I thought I would only love my KK. Then I got a PW and my KK was brushed aside. I feel sorry for it. It feels like those dogs homes adverts, the KK is unloved and unwanted.
Very occasionally the page doesn't turn. I only mention this as it hasn't on occasion, but hardly enough to get annoyed.
I love that I can just keep reading it, even when daylight dims.
I don't get on with touch screens - well I didn't but need to as I now have an iPhone and I have no problem with the page turns, so I don't need buttons.

I don't know about the USB bit.

The next kindle will need to be super special to beat my PW2.
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Offline Phil Reading The Lost Empress by Steve Robinson
28 Dec 2014, 11:17 AM | Post: #3

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RE: So convince me

I replaced the KK with a Paperwhite and I wouldn't go back. 
It think the page turn on mine is too sensitive so I occasionally get a double turn,  maybe on newer ones this has been desensitised.  Usually the double page turn is my own fault as I'm lay on my side reading in bed and haven't touched the screen positively even.  
The benefit of the lit screen far out ways the occasional page turn problem though,  but a Paperwhite with buttons would be better Smile  but I don't think its worth the extra £60 to upgrade to the new Voyage.
Yes you can just load the books onto the Paperwhite via USB.  I use Calibre ebook management on mine.
Offline I ♥ my Kindle Reading Sraship Troopers by Robert A Heinlein
29 Dec 2014, 04:37 PM | Post: #4

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RE: So convince me

So.... OK I'm convinced, but apparently my KK isn't! Smile

Got back from the Inlaws last night to a Kindle that had decided to wake up! It was sat on the bench with the picture of the tree on it, wouldn't actually do anything apart from show the pretty picture, so put it on charge.
Put the charger in and it's charged up (suspiciously quickly in my view). Remembered where I was in my book, seems to have lost 3 hours of time, but that's it. Not sure whether to be happy or sad hehe, glad it's back, but now no excuse for the upgrade Tongue
Will put the Paperwhite onto a mental back-burner for now.
Offline alawston Reading The Cambridge List - Robert Clear
03 Mar 2015, 11:27 AM | Post: #5

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RE: So convince me

My Kindle died over Christmas as well - a cracked screen, so no chance of it recovering.

I've since been reading on my tablet, phone and laptop apps, but it's not the same (and I spend way too much time staring at backlit screens). So I'm sort of in the market for a new Kindle, but also wincing a bit at the cost given that I'm also saving for a wedding this year.

So what's the Paperwhite like on the eyeballs?
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Offline Phil Reading The Lost Empress by Steve Robinson
07 Mar 2015, 11:33 AM | Post: #6

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RE: So convince me

(03 Mar 2015 11:27 AM)alawston Wrote: Wrote:     So what's the Paperwhite like on the eyeballs?
I find it really good,  You have control of the light source so you can turn the illumination right down. 
I normally just leave the light at around 2 or 3  on a scale of 0-24  which is perfectly readable in a dark room without any other lights on,  but looks like normal e-ink in day light.

Its definitely not like reading on a tablet and much easier on the eyes.
Offline Kath Middleton Reading Hell, yes!
07 Mar 2015, 11:54 AM | Post: #7

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I read mainly on a Nexus tablet. You can not only adjust the brightness on this but you can make the page 'sepia'. It's not s brown as it sounds! I't like a kind of parchment shade and really good to read on.
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Offline Tim_A Reading strictly murder by Lynda Wilcox
07 Mar 2015, 12:03 PM | Post: #8

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RE: So convince me

I've got a used KK-3G in storage (ie a drawer), if you want to make me an offer. Working, good nick, no scratches, red leather cover...
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