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Initial post: Oct 11, 2012, 12:24:49 PM PDT
Am wondering which might be best for reading in the dark, as in bed at night while hubby sleeps....the Kindle Fire HD or the Paperwhite....any thoughts......thanks...

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 11, 2012, 12:25:52 PM PDT
I think the Paperwhite is better. I have a Fire too, but really don't like reading on an LCD backlit screen in a dark room. The Fire is also heavier.

I love the Paperwhite. It is fast becoming my favorite Kindle, and I've had many different models.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 11, 2012, 12:26:18 PM PDT
BooDittie says:
Paperwhite weighs much less and the lighting doesn't shine out at you.

Posted on Oct 11, 2012, 12:26:24 PM PDT
Probably the Paperwhite. I would think the Fire would give off too much light, like a laptop. I know that would annoy me.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 11, 2012, 12:26:39 PM PDT
If you just want to read, then I would go with the Paperwhite. If you want to surf and check email, etc., then go with the Fire.

Posted on Oct 11, 2012, 12:31:09 PM PDT
TuxGirl says:
I have the fire hd and the paperwhite. Paperwhite is *way*better for reading in dark or daytime.

Posted on Oct 11, 2012, 12:49:47 PM PDT
D. Knight says:
I have the original Fire and a Paperwhite, and the Paperwhite is much easier to read with for many reasons including: it weighs less and it is easier on the eyes especially in the dark.

Posted on Oct 11, 2012, 1:18:36 PM PDT
Drummer Girl says:
Definitely the Paperwhite! I have PW and Fire and the Fire is too bright in a dark room; even with turning the light down it lights up half the room. PW doesn't do that. I also agree that the PW is a lot less stressful on my eyes.

Posted on Oct 11, 2012, 1:27:40 PM PDT
Another vote for the PW. It is a lot easier on the eyes and a lot less bright. Plus there are "experts" that say that using LCD devices right before going to bed can make it more difficult to fall asleep. It supposedly has to do with the blue light frequency in LCDs inhibiting the body's secretion of melatonin. I can confirm personally that I find it much harder to fall asleep if I use my iPad in bed (even if I'm just going through twitter) but I can actually fall asleep while I'm reading my PW just as if I was reading a paper book or the older Kindles.

Posted on Oct 11, 2012, 4:53:06 PM PDT
Cindy M says:
Paperwhite, hands down!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 11, 2012, 5:29:49 PM PDT
Gerri S. says:
I use my Kindle Fire every night (no bedside lamps) to read without a problem. There is a brightness control which you can use to make the screen dimmer. I adjust to my needs and have never had a problem falling asleep.

Posted on Dec 18, 2012, 10:32:24 AM PST
Kelly Beck says:
I was wondering the same thing. I have the kindle fire HD and read at night with the screen black and letters white with brightness turned all the way down. I was wondering if the paperwhite would be even less bright than that.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012, 10:37:13 AM PST
Bixillarla says:
Yes the Paperwhite can be less bright than that. You can adjust the light on the Paperwhite so it is very dim, lot less bright than a tablet.

The Paperwhite is hands down the best reading device on the market.

Posted on Dec 18, 2012, 12:32:25 PM PST
bamakid43 says:
Can I download a cd (With a book on it)from my PC to kindle fire????

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012, 12:37:35 PM PST
bama, instead of responding to a thread that has nothing to do with your question, you should start a new one.

That being said, nobody can give you a definitive answer to that unless you tell us what format the book is in.

Posted on Dec 18, 2012, 1:03:45 PM PST
B. Wright says:
If you turn your fire to night mode (white text on black) and turn down the brightness it emits very little light. Certainly not enough to bother anything unless they are a *very* light sensitive sleeper.
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