Kindle E-reader, 6" Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers (Previous Generation – 7th)
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- Easy on your eyes--touchscreen display that reads like real paper
- No screen glare, even in bright sunlight
- Single battery charge lasts weeks
- Lighter than a paperback, holds thousands of books
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I bought this to replace my older, ailing Kindle, hoping the new one would fit into the old cover that I bought with a light in it and loved. Not only does it not fit, there is no lighted cover to go with this new Kindle even available. Considering how expensive that old cover was, I wonder if all these different sizes and non-compatibility issues are ploys (planned obsolescence) on Amazon's part to force customers to have to spend a lot more money than is necessary.
Pros: lighter weight; more secure in the separately sold cover; if it’s being used only for reading and nothing else (such as highlighting, games, etc.), it works well
- Other than turning pages by tapping on the R or L side of the display, I haven’t found much about this new Kindle to be very intuitive (easy to figure out). Reading the 62-page “Kindle User’s Guide, 2nd Edition” is pretty much a requirement. Although this guide comes with the purchase, it would have been nice to be able to just start reading rather than spending hours figuring out the new features.
- The new highlighting feature is so unusable, it may as well have been removed: Instead of highlighting, it literally darkens the selected text, making it HARDER to read. In my old Kindle, highlighting underlined the selected text, which was nice - it stood out, without impairing legibility. In addition, have not found a way to highlight across pages. i.e., if a section to be highlighted spans more than one page, there doesn't appear to be a way to extend the highlight beyond the current screen. The only workarounds I’ve found is either to separately highlight each page or to decrease the font size small enough to get everything onto one page. The problem with the latter is it becomes MUCH more difficult to then accurately select the section desired. The fingertip is now proportionately so much bigger than the screen, it tends to select 2 or 3 lines above or below what's wanted. Time-consuming and frustrating.
- Certain games no longer work because they require a “keyboard.” The game and the virtual, touch-screen keyboard will no longer fit on this smaller Kindle. Amazon will refund you for what you paid for the game in these cases, but I’d rather have the games work.
- For all the features lost with this new Kindle, you’d expect the new screen to be larger than it is. Actually it’s the same width as the old one and a tiny, tiny fraction of an inch longer (almost indecipherable).
- For reading purposes, have not noticed much difference between this supposed "Glare-Free" display and my older Kindle. Even reading in the car on a sunny day, there's not much difference. You can see more of a glare in the photo I added, but who regularly has that amount of light shining on the screen?
I have another 2 months to decide whether or not to return it. Since it was bought for me as a gift, I’m disinclined to do this. And if I’m using it primarily to read, it works – except for the highlighting, which I used frequently on my old Kindle. I consider this an inferior facsimile. I hope this is not another case of Amazon sacrificing features for the sake of profit.
Do you have any clue what you bought? Let's all say it out loud: THIS KINDLE DOES NOT HAVE A LIGHT!!!!!! It is an entry level model with no light. Amazon has always sold non lighted Kindles, and I still have many of them. They are a cheap way to get into the e-reader scene. Can you read a real book in the dark? Of course not. So these non lighted Kindles are not epic failures for not having a light just as the last novel you bought was not an epic failure for not having a built in light. It is ridiculous to buy this Kindle then give it a 1 star review because it doesn't have a light. Read the product descriptions. This Kindle has no light, the Paperwhite and Voyage do.
Scream all to the heavens: THIS KINDLE DOES NOT HAVE PAGE TURNING BUTTONS!!!! To buy this Kindle then give it a 1 star review because your old Kindle had page turning buttons and this one does not is insane. Could you not see when you clicked on "BUY" that this Kindle had no page turning buttons. Sometimes I think there are two kinds of Kindle owners: those who want page turning buttons and those who don't mind moving their thumb a nano meter to turn a page. If you can tell by my sarcasm, I belong to the latter bunch.
Then of course there are the technically deficient that have no clue what wifi is, are unable to sign on, and blame it on the Kindle. BAM! another 1 star review. Well I feel for you on this one, If you are new to the scene all Kindles come wifi ready, ready to sign on to your wifi set up at home. When this is done you can buy book from your Kindle or computer. All of your purchases are held in that magical storage space called "the cloud" and you can access those from any Kindle registered under your name.
Now for my two cents. This is a great Kindle. The software is the latest, similar to the Paperwhite. It's quick, has any feature you could ask for from an entry level Kindle. I don't understand the hate for touch screen. You should embrace it. See that word on the page you don't know? Touch it with your finger and a dictionary pops up giving you the definition. How many clicks on the Kindle Keyboard would this same function take (still have my Keyboard and love it, but probably like one loves an antique typewriter). As far as page turns go, see my nano meter thumb comment above. Once you get used to it it's a piece of cake. Hey, the first time I picked up an iPhone to type a text message "how are you?" it came out "lskdlj eiieoi c;?" You need to acclimate yourself to a touch screen. Once you do those page turning buttons will start to feel like cheap little bits of plastic that will eventually stop working.
Under a lamp or in natural daylight the text is bold and easy to see. Some fonts are bolder than others. This is also a very light Kindle. I've found kind of a sweet spot for holding Kindles. Pinching the bezel to hold it is awkward. I place the bottom left corner in the middle of my palm, rest the back of it on my four fingers, and tilt it slightly to the left so it doesn't fall in my lap. My thumb is perfectly free to move that nano meter to turn a page.
So let's sum up:
*This Kindle does not have a light.
*This Kindle does not have page turning buttons.
*This Kindle (like all Kindles) has wifi capability. When you are home on your wifi you can buy and download books from the Kindle store. If you go to the beach, you cannot. If you want this then get 3G. This is like a cell phone. Personally I've never needed to buy a book outside of my home so never felt the need for 3G.
If this helps one person it was worth typing.
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