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Initial post: Jul 4, 2014 12:52:26 PM PDT
dragonfly8 says:
I have been reading for the past year and a bit on my Kindle Wifi. I love it, but went and bought a Paperwhite Wifi today (so I can read more comfortably at the lake).

I have not set it up yet, but am noticing the page color is different on the PW than on the Kindle. I find it more yellow-ish. Can I change this?

If you have both, which do you prefer?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2014 12:58:15 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 4, 2014 12:58:48 PM PDT
A. Dietz says:
Your Kindle Paperwhite has a built in light. You can increase or decrease the brightness by tapping near the top of the home page to open the menu, tap on the light bulb icon, and use the slider to increase or decrease the brightness.

I have 6 Kindles and the Paperwhite by far my favorite and the one I use the most.

Posted on Jul 4, 2014 1:23:59 PM PDT
brenda says:
I agree I have had 4 kindles paperwhite is so far the best

Posted on Jul 4, 2014 1:30:58 PM PDT
Joe L. says:
Does anyone have the Kindle Fire HD? How does that perform reading outside vs. the Paperwhite?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2014 1:35:12 PM PDT
Sarida says:
There is no comparison. The eink readers are designed to be read outside. the Fires are backlit, therefore it's extremely difficult to read outside. In direct sunlight it is impossible.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2014 1:40:28 PM PDT
 Ann says:
Not at all well. Fires are tablets with backlit LCD screens (just like the screens on laptops, smartphones, iPads, etc.) Such screens aren't very good in direct sunlight.

Posted on Jul 4, 2014 1:51:22 PM PDT
dragonfly8 says:
Do the lights on the paperwhite ever stop working? If I have my kindle paperwhite for 10 years and read it daily (example), will those lights work the whole time? IF the lights stop working, can the kindle still be read like my older kindle?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2014 2:09:49 PM PDT
R. D. Clark says:
Nothing lasts forever, but small, low-power LEDs usually last longer than the devices they're installed in.

Without its light, a Paperwhite looks and behaves like any other e-ink reader.

Posted on Jul 4, 2014 2:15:53 PM PDT
Question about Paperwhite---Can we use whisper sync on paperwhite? How?

Posted on Jul 4, 2014 2:19:10 PM PDT
Question about Paperwhite---Can we use audible books on paperwhite? How?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2014 2:29:56 PM PDT
 Ann says:
The Paperwhite has no audio capabilities. You can read Kindle books on the Paperwhite, and listen to Audible editions on some other device (I use my phone).

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2014 4:29:14 PM PDT
Thank you so much for a good answer to a naive question. I will try your method. Much appreciation.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2014 12:24:11 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 6, 2014 12:44:55 PM PDT
PS56k says:
which Kindle model do you have and keep calling the "Kindle WiFi" ?

e-readers
http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/?nodeId=201263790

Fire tablets
http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/?nodeId=201263780

Posted on Jul 6, 2014 12:30:25 PM PDT
dragonfly8 says:
Can I set up a sleep mode so if my PW is put down for say.....10 minutes it will not stay on that page and wasting the battery? My kindle wifi does that on it's own. I find I have to hit the button on the PW to put it to sleep.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2014 12:43:29 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 6, 2014 1:19:43 PM PDT
PS56k says:
what model do you have and keep calling - the "Kindle WiFi" ?
see above links....

and, does your "Kindle WiFi" have a color screen ?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2014 12:44:50 PM PDT
The E-ink Kindles, the Paperwhite included, all go to sleep on their own after 10 minutes of no activity. It takes no battery power to maintain the sleep screen.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2014 12:45:22 PM PDT
PW is short for Paperwhite.

Posted on Jul 6, 2014 12:52:38 PM PDT
PS56k says:
- Meya Kindle Forum Pro says: PW is short for Paperwhite.
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Do you READ the complete message - or just hit "enter" -
Yeah, the "PW" is pretty obvious,
so, which model is the "Kindle WiFi" the OP keeps referencing - don't seem to see it listed ??
Kindle e-readers - http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/?nodeId=201263790

....My kindle wifi does that on it's own. I find I have to hit the button on the PW to put it to sleep.....

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2014 2:01:20 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 6, 2014 2:02:04 PM PDT
I believe the OP is referring to the device Amazon calls simply "Kindle".

Kindle, 6" E Ink Display, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers (Previous Generation - 5th)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2014 2:40:42 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 6, 2014 2:41:54 PM PDT
PS56k says:
THANKS - it's really a problem that I wish Amazon would fix - and assign a NAME to each and every model...

Posted on Jul 6, 2014 2:51:16 PM PDT
dragonfly8 says:
Sorry. I was not able to reply.
Mine is simply the Kindle. 6", wifi with special offers.

Posted on Jul 6, 2014 3:13:52 PM PDT
Don't worry about the screen being on a page using up battery. Only when the screen changes does the Kindle use any battery power. That's why the battery lasts so long.
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