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Reading books on the kindle fire or regular kindle

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Initial post: Nov 14, 2012 7:19:16 PM PST
DBF says:
I have the kindle and it has the special type of print that makes it easy to read and doesn't bother my eyes.

I trying to decide if I should get my granddaughter a kindle or kindle fire - which is easier to read?

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 7:21:45 PM PST
Bixillarla says:
The Eink Kindles are just like reading a paper book, they can be read outdoors without any problems.

The Fires are tablets that can do video, games, web surfing, reading books, etc. They cannot be used outdoors in bright light. They are like reading on your computer screen, there will be a lot of glare.

If the main purpose is reading then go with the Kindle Paperwhite, you cannot beat it.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2012 7:23:55 PM PST
Denise - The Kindles are easier to read on than the Fire IMO. However, if she's a child she may be used to reading on backlit screens. If she mainly wants to read, a Kindle is the way to go. If she also wants to play games, watch videos and listen to music, too, the Fire is the way to go.

The Fire has a feature called FreeTime that can limit her time doing different activities.

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 8:08:11 PM PST
Chuck Case says:
I have a Kindle Generation 2 and a Kindle Fire. I also have amblyopia, commonly called lazy eye. My eye muscle never developed in my right eye. I tell you this because my "eye" does not get tired or fatigued when I read on my 2nd Generation Kindle. I have also read on my Kindle Fire and I can not say the same for the Fire. I love to read and with my eye issues I had never read more than 15 books in any one year. Since I got my 2nd Generatin Kindle I have increased my yearly amount of books read. This year I will read over 40 books. I really like my Fire and I use it daily, but I still favor my 2nd Generation Kindle for reading. I hope this helps.

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 9:18:29 PM PST
Courtney says:
I have no problems reading on my Kindle Fire. However, I have also changed the settings to sepia tone which is easier on my eyes.

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 10:00:49 PM PST
musicmomma says:
I always read on my Kindle Fire and do not have problems. I always have to put my Kindle down after a while to avoid eye strain. This is also true with my Kindle Keyboard.

The only draw back about the fire is you can not use it in bright light.

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 10:12:07 PM PST
Courtney says:
"The only draw back about the fire is you can not use it in bright light. "

I haven't had this issue really. I do have to turn the brightness all the way up, and tip it slightly, but it's no different than trying to look at my phone in the sun.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2012 10:35:03 PM PST
And I have to wear sunglasses outside and can't even tell it's on. It's totally black. So it just depends.

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 11:10:02 PM PST
W. Laine says:
I keep my Fire HD's brightness at 10-15% & have an anti-glare screen protector that really helps for reading.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 4:42:49 AM PST
Everyone with a cellphone or digital camera with an LCD screen knows it's no problem to see it in bright sunlight. A number of people have said here that they can see their LCD screen perfectly well in bright sunlight. It's just not a problem. And, our personal experience can verify that, can't it? Your laptop computer, not a problem in bright sunlight. Not at all. This reminds me of the old joke where a man walks in on his wife in bad with another man and she says, "Are you going to believe me or your own lying eyes."

Now, can people who want to play games, surf the net, and watch movies on a tiny screen also read a book on the Kindle Fire? Yes. If, what you want to do is read books, get an eink Kindle.
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