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Can you read the Kindle in the dark?


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Initial post: Sep 30, 2011 6:14:30 PM PDT
BLS says:
I read that the Kindle cover with the light can ruin Kindles,. Do you need an additional light to be able to read it in the dark? Thanks everyone.

Posted on Sep 30, 2011 6:17:04 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 30, 2011 6:18:07 PM PDT
SeaLevel274 says:
The Kindle Fire is backlit and doesn't need an external light. The other's with an E Ink screen do need external light.

Not sure what you mean about the lighted cover ruining Kindles. I believe there was a misunderstanding there.

Posted on Sep 30, 2011 6:17:50 PM PDT
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Posted on Sep 30, 2011 6:25:22 PM PDT
E. Yasi says:
All the recent e-ink based kindles have covers with integrated lights if you're worried, and they don't "ruin" them. (If I remember right early on when they first had charged covers there were a few incidents of people complaining of physical issues with them, but I think those were the exceptions rather than the rule.)

If you do lots of reading in dim lighting I wouldn't hesitate to get one of those covers for with a new e-ink kindle, or the kindle fire if you want color/games/etc and are willing to put up with having to charge more often and not being as easy to read in very bright conditions.

Posted on Sep 30, 2011 6:29:03 PM PDT
BLS says:
The 3G Keyboard one.
I read it on the forums. Here's one of the things I read: http://www.amazon.com/cover-causes-Kindle-freeze-reboot/forum/Fx12U61UWYSO3UY/Tx17O3815XVEMVM/1?asin=B003DZ163E
Do any of you have the case? Does it work fine for you?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2011 6:31:42 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2011 6:34:06 PM PDT
BethW says:
Also posted on these boards is that the lighted cover for the new kindles attaches differently than the few that had problems with the K3s.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2011 6:38:25 PM PDT
ManyDawgs says:
SimpleLight for Kindle, Attaches to Kindle Keyboard (6" Screen), NO Batteries Needed works well, and takes very little space.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2011 6:42:39 PM PDT
Brianna- it was mostly the non- lighted cases with metal hinged covers that caused the problems with kindles and that situation has been rectified by amazon. I have a lighted cover and never had a problem. Also, there are many available clip on lights for the kindle.

Posted on Sep 30, 2011 6:43:37 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2011 6:46:21 PM PDT
But that in no way means we shouldn't discuss it...at length.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2011 6:47:49 PM PDT
Wanda Sykes says:
Brianna I have had my K3G (now Keyboard) and lighted cover for a year as of yesterday and have never had a problem with either.

Posted on Sep 30, 2011 6:50:06 PM PDT
BLS says:
I have terrible luck and I figured if something could go wrong with my Kindle, it would. Thanks everyone. Yes, even Francisco.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2011 7:06:37 PM PDT
Mah pleahshuh, Madam.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2011 7:39:00 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 30, 2011 7:39:55 PM PDT
No, you cannot read a Kindle in the dark. You have to turn on a lamp or use a booklight in order to see the little words. In that respect, it's just like reading a DTB in the dark...you have to resort to using a light of some kind. And I've never heard of the cover with built in light ruining a Kindle...at least on this forum.

Posted on Sep 30, 2011 7:54:10 PM PDT
SteveD says:
"You should use the 3G KB naked with a Mighty Bright."

I tried that but i got cold.

Posted on Sep 30, 2011 8:07:10 PM PDT
topcatrules says:
I can read it in the dark,
I can read it it in a park,
I can read it here or there,
I can read it anywhere.

Um... I taught Kindergarten last week. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2011 8:20:29 PM PDT
ManyDawgs says:
Then you are not from where I am

Posted on Sep 30, 2011 8:33:28 PM PDT
Michelle R says:
The only thing my lit cover ruins is my 8 hours of sleep when I stay up way too late.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 1, 2011 6:09:00 AM PDT
D.Smart says:
I think with the new Kindle Fire.... it`s back lit : ) so you will be able to read in the dark : )

Posted on Oct 17, 2011 2:40:51 PM PDT
F. Pangborn says:
Is the new Kindle fire back lit.....I see the I think but I want to know for sure as the night light is a real battery killer.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2011 2:42:53 PM PDT
Yes, the Fire is backlit.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2011 2:48:00 PM PDT
F. Pangborn says:
Does it also kill the battery?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2011 2:51:03 PM PDT
Lights take power to operate. It's a physics thing...

Posted on Aug 11, 2012 5:04:18 AM PDT
Belinda says:
Ok, so am going to have to re-think my kindle purchase if I cant read it in the dark! Thats not much good! I have the gobii reader at the moment and I can read in the dark, have my music and photos onit. Its colour. The only problem is it does not have wifi. The best bit is that I can read at 2 in the morning and not disturb the hubby! If I am right it is only the fire that is backlit! And this one is way too expensive, more than some tablets!
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