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Looking at replacement for kindle touch - advise please

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Initial post: Dec 7, 2013 9:23:09 AM PST
Wyo Girl says:
Replacement for Kindle Touch due to freezing up: Need suggestions of what to get!!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2013 9:27:19 AM PST
another kindle? get a baby i liked mine

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2013 9:28:59 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
Kindle Paperwhite, of course

Posted on Dec 7, 2013 9:29:21 AM PST
DLee says:
That's easy - the Paperwhite. Considering that you don't give us any info on what you intend to do with the Kindle other than the obvious use of a Touch, the Paperwhite is the best replacement.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2013 9:38:07 AM PST
Wyo Girl says:
My apologizes. I just read on my touch and a few games, but wondering if it is worth spending the extra $$ to go to the Fire HD. The Paperwhite I noticed is pretty much just a Book reader. Is this correct??? I appreciate your help. Thank you

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2013 9:50:04 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
yes, the Paperwhite is a frontlit version of the Touch

the problems that you might have with switching to a Fire is that they're not very readable in direct sunlight (I can't read mine when the light is shining in my skylight on my reading chair) and some people say it hurts their eyes to read on them for long periods of time (it's like a computer monitor). There is color though and apps and games and sound (the Paperwhite has none so no text to speech).

I tend to read on my Touch and use my Fire for email, games, browsing the web, etc (if I lived in the US, I could stream videos and purchase music for it)

btw, did you try a full 30 second reboot on your Kindle Touch (unplugged, charged, hold power button in for a full 30 seconds)? That often unfreezes them.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2013 9:50:37 AM PST
the e-ink devices are ereaders, the fires are tablets, it just depends on what you want to use the device for and how much you want to pay

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2013 9:52:41 AM PST
 Ann says:
The Paperwhite is a dedicated e-reader. If you want a device for reading books, it's perfect. The e-ink screen is easy on the eyes, it can be used in any lighting conditions, and it's light and easy to hold.

The Fires are multi-function tablets, with backlit LCD screens. They're good for things like movies, games, and web browsing, but they don't work well in bright light, are heavier, and need to be charged more frequently.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2013 9:53:03 AM PST
DLee says:
It depends on what your main use is going to be. I use my Paperwhite only for reading; I don't like a back-lit display like a tablet has. If you want to play games, browse websites, listen to audiobooks/music, and more of that kind of usage, then I'd suggest the Kindle Fire HD (better yet, the HDX).

If you're not sure, look at the product page for the Kindle Fire Kindle Fire HD 7", HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB - Includes Special Offers (Previous Generation - 3rd)

At the very bottom is a comparison chart to tell you what each model offers in terms of storage size, etc. The product page also shows you the types of things you can use the tablet for.

I have both the Paperwhite and the Fire HDX, and use them both all the time. I only read my books on the Paperwhite.

Posted on Dec 7, 2013 10:01:52 AM PST
The PW is optimized to provide the very best experience for reading regular ebooks. It has great resolution, simple controls, great front lit screen technology and is lightweight and convenient to hold and carry around but it doesn't do anything else very well.

The Kindle Fires have front lit screens, just like a computer monitor, and are multi-purpose devices. You can listen to audio, watch videos, play games, check email, browse the internet, etc,. in addition to reading ebooks. They're also better for magazines and for books with photos and illustrations.

However, most people prefer reading regular ebooks on an e-ink device like the PW. I have both a PW and a tablet (not a Fire, but very similar). I use them differently and almost never read books on my tablet.

If you read a lot of books, you'll almost certainly prefer doing so on a PW. However, if you want a single device for everything you need a tablet like the Fire.

Posted on Dec 7, 2013 10:09:05 AM PST
Wyo Girl says:
CBRetriever - I have held the button down and nothing.

It sounds like the PW is the way to go if all i am wanting to do is read on it. Does one need a cover for the PW for protection same as the Kindle. I have the Kindle touch leather cover and light at top but it will not fit anything else. (Go figure).

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2013 10:11:03 AM PST
ALL kindles should have a cover

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2013 10:14:20 AM PST
 Ann says:
Well, some of us prefer cover-less Kindles. I keep my Paperwhite in a Built sleeve when not in use, and read with it nekkid. ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2013 10:32:13 AM PST
dang, braver than i, im scared i could accidentally put some torque on it and bang no kindle

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2013 10:44:10 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
it was a thought - sometimes miracles do happen

Posted on Dec 7, 2013 10:55:13 AM PST
Wyo Girl says:
Appreciate everyones posts.
Happy Holidays to all

Thank you

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2013 4:39:34 PM PST
B. Marks says:
I didn't use a case for my Kindle till about 3 or 4 months ago, at least not around the house. I had the Amazon case for my Paperwhite and I used it when I took the Kindle with me but not at home. But little by little I realized I was more comfortable with the thing in the case.

I've had Kindles since the KK first came out and I've never used cases for them and I never had any problems. I'm careful with them and they're reasonably sturdy. But somehow it just feels more like a book with a cover on it.

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