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Initial post: May 3, 2012 1:58:45 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 3, 2012 2:02:32 PM PDT
A customer says:
Is anybody else as excited as I am about the possibility of a Kindle with "glowlight"? I do most of my reading at night, but have never been a huge fan of booklights and hate reading on LCDs. I am curently using a reading lamp for my Kindle Touch that clips on to my bedframe that works amazingly. However, there is just somthing about reading at night with the room dark all around me rather than the whole room being lit up by the lamp that apeals to me. (I don't know if it is just me but I like the dark)
Well anyway all of this to ask if anyone has seen a "nook simple touch with glowlight" yet, and was it as pretty as it is on a youtube video? I will never buy a nook because I am an amzon FANATIC but I am exited to see amazon's spin on a "glowlight".

Posted on May 3, 2012 1:59:45 PM PDT
Wow, great news! Thank you for letting us know.

Posted on May 3, 2012 2:03:46 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 3, 2012 2:04:07 PM PDT
T. Cook says:
I'm waiting for a Glow Worm Kindle, and not the Glow SeaHorse...

I think maybe an inductive dimable LED e-ink pellet for an e-ink Kindle would be the best way to go, of course, it will take a lot of work and battery power.

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 2:04:08 PM PDT
When I first heard about the new Nook, I didn't care. Now I'm hoping that Amazon comes up with something similar that works well. I can't read my Fire in the dark, and my various clip on lights aren't that great for my DXG, though they do work.

So, I'll be looking to check it out, if they come out with something like that.

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 2:09:49 PM PDT
Meya, what is the problem you are having reading your Fire in the dark?

The Fires back lit screen should be okay in the dark but not in sunlight.

Posted on May 3, 2012 2:12:14 PM PDT
ThePawArmy says:
I'd really like a glowlight kindle touch that doesn't skip ahead a random number of pages occasionally.

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 2:13:10 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 3, 2012 2:14:00 PM PDT
My eyes can't take any backlit screen in a dark room. They are very bad, and very sensitive. I've tried all combinations of background and brightness. It also disturbs my sleep, a well documented issue with that type of screen. Over time, they can really mess up your sleep cycles.

I don't even like watching tv in a dark room.

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 2:15:04 PM PDT
A customer says:
"ThePawArmy" I am not sure what you mean by "skip ahead a random number of pages occasionally".

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 2:18:52 PM PDT
Sorry to hear that and hope you find a solution.

Thankfully that does not worry me as even now I am in a fairly dark room typing (Using the screen glow to type) on an LCD netbook getting the courage up to tackle the morning rain and cold outside.

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 2:21:40 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 3, 2012 2:22:33 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
The only way I have found that I can read an LCD screen in a dark room is if you can change the background to black and the words to a dark blue. The Kindle app does not allow this but most others do. But I will stick with my e-ink and bedside lamp for night reading. :)

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 2:34:41 PM PDT
The Fire allows you to switch to a black background with white text for reading books.

Meya - have you tried making the background black?

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 2:36:34 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
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In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 2:39:46 PM PDT
That is actually worse for me.

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 2:41:40 PM PDT
Ouch... bummer. Sorry to hear that. Hopefully there will be a "glowlight"-like Kindle in the near future for you. To be honest, I have a hard time reading on my Fire at all - nevermind in a dark room.

Posted on May 3, 2012 2:48:40 PM PDT
A customer says:
I can relate to most of you. I have tried reading on iPod touch before and even with white letters and black background my eyes would burn and when finished I couldn't go to sleep for sometimes hours. Then came along kindle and my eyes have never been happier. I do, however, love the idea of a built in "glowlight".

Posted on May 3, 2012 3:31:35 PM PDT
A customer says:
So, has anyone actually seen the "nook simple touch with glowlight"?

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 3:33:44 PM PDT
Debi says:
Meya, I use this light for my DX. Mighty Bright Orchestra Light, with Adapter and Bag. I don't clip it at all I have it curled in a C - kind of spiraled. The light points up most of the time, depends on how I'm reading.

Posted on May 3, 2012 3:35:00 PM PDT
Yes, there are 3 or 4 other threads on the subject.

This was the first one:

http://www.amazon.com/forum/kindle/ref=cm_cd_tfp_ef_tft_tp?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx1D7SY3BVSESG&cdThread=Tx1AGZDV0A4703G

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 3:35:01 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 3, 2012 4:11:48 PM PDT
Debi says:
Edited double post!

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 4:37:13 PM PDT
Wow, that's a nice light. I have a long necked m-edge illuminator, but the light has lost much of its brightness. I don't know what their warranty is, I should look into it. Right now I'm using a rather cheap no-name clip on that I found at TJ Maxx, and it's not bad if I put it on the side of the DXG. I could just get another one and use two, it was only $6 I think.

Somewhere around here are a couple of Kandles, but they just didn't hold up well. The company sent me a second one when I complained about the first one, but they aren't large enough for the DXG.

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 4:41:03 PM PDT
Debi says:
LOL! You sound like me. I've tried so many different ones before this one.

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 4:47:36 PM PDT
Rogue says:
I saw one on Gizmodo yesterday that someone had dropped. Unusable now as there is one really bright spot on the screen. Glenn

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 4:47:39 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 3, 2012 4:48:52 PM PDT
nluvk3 says:
Hi Benjamin - yes, I am very excited about the possibility and I hope it is sooner rather than later. When the nook simple touch came out I bought it and loved it. But I loved my KK more, and then they came out with the Kindle Touch. Now instead of buying the simple touch nook glowlight I will wait for Amazon to (hopefully) come out with a Kindle Touch Glow.

If/when they do I am ordering it immediately!

edited to add last line

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 4:57:34 PM PDT
Cathy says:
I have the nook with glowlight. I have both Nook and Kindle and even a Xoom. Love them all. The glowlight is great. While I don't have problems reading for hours on my Xoom or my Kindle, my hubby does, because they are too bright for him. The glow light is very adjustable which is really great. No more glaring light, but, a soft, subtle light...very, very cool. I love all of them and between the 4 of them I have over 4,000 books stored. Different books stored on different readers placed around the house. I am not brand loyal,I don't believe that is cool. I like to support as many brands and stores as possible.

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 5:54:36 PM PDT
A customer says:
"Cathy" is there any kind of eye strain over long periods of reading? Because I will often sit down and read for hours and LCDs HURT.
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