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Initial post: May 18, 2013 1:04:17 PM PDT
Is there anything you can buy to make it possible to read kindle fire hd outside?

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2013 1:12:42 PM PDT
Kevin, there's nothing available as far as I know, but turning the brightness all the way up and sitting in the shade might help. Backlit screens aren't outdoor/sunshine friendly. When reading a book, you might also try using the black background with white letters in the reading app to see if that helps. Good luck.

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2013 2:14:20 PM PDT
The Fire has the same screen as a laptop/tablet/smart phone. All are very difficult to read outside due to the technology. Most people here have an eInk Kindle for outside reading and the Fire for playing games, surfing, etc.

Posted on May 19, 2013 7:34:20 AM PDT
Soulrider says:
They do make some antiglare screen protectors that you can apply to the screen that are supposed to work on cutting down the glare (in addition to protecting the scree). They supposedly offer more of a matte finish to the screen instead of shiny. You can do a search on Google or on Amazon directly. You can also find some reviews of some of them on Youtube. I've never used them personally so I can't vouch for how well they do or don't work.

Posted on May 19, 2013 7:42:11 AM PDT
I would like to buy a firekindle, but I do not know what I need. I use it mostly for reading, but I would like to take pictures. Which one do I need. I have a 2nd generation kindle now. Theresia

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2013 8:13:22 AM PDT
Matt says:
If you want to take pictures, buy a camera. You will get much better pictures.

For reading, I'd recommend the paperwhite.

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2013 8:25:33 AM PDT
Bufo Calvin says:
Kevin, it's possible to read it outside, but it isn't as easy as reading an E Ink Kindle.

The issue is that, with a Fire, you read what it on the screen by a light coming from inside the device, from behind the image. That light competes with light hitting the screen from the front (like sunlight). The Fire's internal light isn't going to be able to beat the sun. :) I find I can usually read it by tipping it the right way (so the sun doesn't hit it directly, or finding some shade.

With the other kind of Kindle (what I call an RSK...Reflective Screen Kindle) works by light bouncing off it...the same way you read a paperbook.

The Paperwhite (which is the most comfortable reading experience I've had, including paper) is an RSK, but it has a built-in frontlight. That light is still in front of (not behind, like with a Fire) the image, which is great in low light, but isn't competing with the sunlight.

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2013 8:44:46 AM PDT
MikeJW says:
What Julian says. The Fire HD has a camera, but it is front facing only, and really useful only for Skyping.
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