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What do I do with old Kindles?

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Initial post: Aug 29, 2013 7:24:07 PM PDT
I intend to get a Kindle Fire, but what do I do with my Kindle Touch, and the antique DX?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2013 7:28:17 PM PDT
Keep them as backup if nothing else. The Fire has a backlit LCD screen like a laptop or cell phone. It's not great for reading. You may find you want the eInk screens for that.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2013 7:34:57 PM PDT
 Ann says:
Sell them, give them away, or keep them for reading books. Reading on a tablet is different than reading on an e-ink screen - many Fire owners also use an e-ink Kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2013 7:35:23 PM PDT
MikeJW says:
Each time I changed my eink Kindles, my old one went to a family member.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2013 7:41:06 PM PDT
B. Marks says:
Before you decide anything wait and see if you like reading on the Kindle Fire. It's not an upgrade to the Touch. It's a tablet, a very different kind of device. You can use it to read books but that's not really what it's designed for. The Touch is.

The Fire is fairly useless outdoors, for example. The LCD screen fades away and becomes either dim or invisible, depending on how bright the day is. The Touch is even better outdoors.

The Fire is for consuming other Amazon media such as music or videos and browsing the web.


Posted on Aug 29, 2013 7:43:33 PM PDT
I loan people books with mine.

Posted on Aug 29, 2013 8:06:39 PM PDT
Thank you, everyone.

Posted on Aug 29, 2013 9:05:12 PM PDT
Michael says:

Posted on Aug 31, 2013 5:25:10 PM PDT
I bought a Kindle Fire recently...
But I don't know what I'll do with my old kindle paper white.... if I give it to relative..who knows if I'll still need it because it's better to use paper white for reading than Kindle Fire.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 31, 2013 5:32:33 PM PDT
MikeJW says:
You don't ask any question, Usifo. I guess you're saying that you plan to keep the PW for your reading? If so, that's a good plan.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 31, 2013 5:40:09 PM PDT
Jay says:
As long as they still work, keep one as a backup-to read when the Fire is being recharged-and give the others away to deserving types.

Posted on Aug 31, 2013 6:32:59 PM PDT
I use the Kindle fire to watch movies and TV shows from either Netflix or amazon. For reading purposes, I prefer to read on my KK. As someone else wrote, the Fire is basically for purchasing amazon products. It's not a fully working tablet like the iPad.

Posted on Aug 31, 2013 8:32:13 PM PDT
Grl says:
I use both for reading. MY KK and my KFHD, but if you are outside or in bright light the e ink is the best. the glare on the Fire is really bad. I would keep both if I were you.

Posted on Aug 31, 2013 8:41:17 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 31, 2013 8:42:34 PM PDT
Retired EE says:
If anyone hasn't tried the night mode for reading on a tablet, KF or otherwise, try it. Black background with white letters. For my wife and I it is much easier on the eyes for inside and dim light conditions. Outside or high light areas the daylight mode, white background with black letters, is better. Just our opinion.
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