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how can.u read the.beach with the.glare anyone have any tips?

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Initial post: May 26, 2013, 5:16:31 AM PDT
becky says:
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Posted on May 26, 2013, 5:23:39 AM PDT
Fud53 says:
Umbrella, large brimmed hat, stay in the shade. As has been stated more times than I can count backlit tablets have always had this problem and it's well documented on the web(if you bothered to check before buying). It is the price you pay for that technology(so far...future accessories...newer technology may help)and may change, but not yet.

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2013, 6:50:13 AM PDT
No. You can't.

Posted on May 26, 2013, 4:04:09 PM PDT
DinDC says:
Turning up the brightness all the way helps but as others stated, backlit devices are hard to read in the sun.

Posted on May 26, 2013, 4:09:53 PM PDT
Spend the $69 to get the basic kindle for beach reading. That would be much easier than trying to see an LCD screen in the sunlight.

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2013, 4:40:54 PM PDT
Anne Shirley says:

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2013, 4:55:47 PM PDT
I'd find a wonderfully trashy paperback novel for beach reading. Something with heaving bosoms. And a pirate.

Posted on May 26, 2013, 4:59:14 PM PDT
Erich says:
It's like reading William Shattner.

Spock! I. Can't. Read. This. At. The. Beach!

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2013, 5:05:36 PM PDT

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2013, 5:06:43 PM PDT
Pink lemonade shower! YBIK

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2013, 5:28:12 PM PDT
Dig a BIG hole, crawl into it with your Fire, and close off the opening.

No, I'm not joking - well, not entirely. The reason you can't read a backlit screen at the beach is a basic principle of competing light. You know how a tiny candle in a pitch-black room looks quite bright? But in a well-lit room it doesn't shed any noticeable light? It's exactly the same thing with a backlit screen. In dim ambient light you'll be able to see the light from the screen. In bright light (such as outside in the sun) you'll have difficulty seeing it.

The ONLY real solution is to reduce the light competition by either/both increasing the screen light and decreasing the ambient light. Decreasing the ambient light, of course, means going where there's less sun (hence digging a big hole), but it rather defeats the purpose of being at the beach.

In reply to an earlier post on May 27, 2013, 5:54:29 AM PDT
S. Prewitt says:
Burying yourself in a grave at the beach is one alternative. Here's another:
Coleman Road Trip Beach Shade

Posted on May 27, 2013, 6:00:50 AM PDT
seedlady says:
earphones w/ TTS.

In reply to an earlier post on May 27, 2013, 7:45:34 AM PDT
A. Dietz says:
seedlady: Do you have a question? If so, you actually have to ask it. When you do, please start your own discussion instead of hijacking someone else's discussion on a totally unrelated topic. Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on May 27, 2013, 8:04:33 AM PDT
I think seedlady was offering a solution to the OP.

In reply to an earlier post on May 27, 2013, 8:38:03 AM PDT
A. Dietz says:
Well that makes a lot more sense!

In reply to an earlier post on May 27, 2013, 9:57:35 AM PDT
seedlady says:
i'm so sorry- i forgot to link it to the question of how to read a fire outside.

i just plug in earphones and tuck the fire in my pocket.

In reply to an earlier post on May 27, 2013, 10:11:49 AM PDT
Sarida says:
Purchase the Kindle Basic. Put it in a Baggie for the beach.

Actually, I thought Cassie's suggestion the best.

In reply to an earlier post on May 27, 2013, 10:22:29 AM PDT
A. Dietz says:
That's an excellent idea. Sorry I misunderstood your original post, I thought you were trying to ask if you could use earphones with text-to-speech.
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