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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 09:22 AM
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22. I got the new Touch Kindle - but it's not for reading in the dark
I still like it a lot. It's my first Kindle. But you can't read at night without a lamp on. I have one of those clip-on lights for regular books and use it when my husband comes to bed early and I want to keep reading. But it casts a glare on the Kindle screen. There's a case with a light that people tell me works well however it's way too pricey.

What I'm going to especially like about this 3G Touch is how well it's going to be for reading outdoors. Here in Colorado our light shade can still be quite bright. A paper book gets to looking too bright after a while even when I'm reading under a canopy. So this Kindle is going to be perfect for here in the yard, up in the mountains when we camp and for at the beach when we travel.

The inability to adjust the screen brightness has to do with their new e-ink technology.

I like how you have access to Wikipedia and the dictionary and can make notes. It's going to be especially helpful for non fiction books.
I also like how many free books are available. I downloaded several offbeat cookbooks. No colorful pictures. But I like reading cookbooks for the background of recipes.

I also like how you can borrow Kindle books for 2 weeks from other Kindle users. That could be pretty helpful since some books are still pricey. I wanted to get the most recent book by an author I enjoy for light reading and the Kindle version was only $1.00 less than the hardback. Now, really, that's ridiculous. So I borrowed it from the library. :)

If I think of anything else I'll post. I've only had it for under a week.
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  -Kindle questions, any advice? uppityperson  Nov-27-11 05:58 PM   #0 
  - kindle keyboard  Warren Stupidity   Nov-27-11 06:04 PM   #1 
  - I hate the button, love touch screen.  Bluenorthwest   Nov-27-11 06:08 PM   #2 
  - What do you hate about the button. Keyboard is another $60, am trying  uppityperson   Nov-27-11 06:15 PM   #5 
  - I have the 2nd generation Kindle with keyboard and 3G. I haven't used  Arkansas Granny   Nov-27-11 06:10 PM   #3 
  - If all you want to do is to read, i would recommend getting  Zoigal   Nov-27-11 06:12 PM   #4 
  - I just got the $149 Kindle with 3G and Wi-Fi, and I love it. The screen has beautiful  secondwind   Nov-27-11 06:15 PM   #6 
  - I couldn't decide between the $79 button one and $99 touchscreen and decided  valerief   Nov-27-11 06:17 PM   #7 
  - i have the nook color. it's heavy and slow. the new tablet  ellenfl   Nov-27-11 07:26 PM   #10 
     - Thank you for the info. After reading the review about the touchscreen, was  uppityperson   Nov-27-11 09:54 PM   #11 
        - I got the Kindle Touch for myself for Christmas. I love it already!  knitter4democracy   Nov-27-11 10:13 PM   #12 
           - Thank you.  uppityperson   Nov-27-11 10:18 PM   #13 
  - Perhaps this can give you some perspective  rocktivity   Nov-27-11 06:41 PM   #8 
  - thanks, I saw that chart. Unfortunately they aren't offering the keyboard with ads deal now  uppityperson   Nov-27-11 06:46 PM   #9 
  - i checked out the chart . . . if i was going to buy a kindle,  ellenfl   Nov-28-11 10:46 AM   #14 
  - The $79 isn't touch screen, that is $99. 79 gets you a 5 way button.  uppityperson   Nov-28-11 05:59 PM   #16 
     - oops, i just saw that. the 3g is still lighter weight.  ellenfl   Nov-28-11 06:42 PM   #18 
        - Ah, thank you. That makes sense. Another thing to consider. And another question  uppityperson   Nov-28-11 07:21 PM   #19 
           - did not know that about the free 3g limits. thanks for the info. eom  ellenfl   Nov-29-11 12:35 PM   #21 
  - I like my 3G Kindle because....  Little Star   Nov-28-11 11:58 AM   #15 
  - Thank you. I don't understand the difference, what 3g is, why can you still read?  uppityperson   Nov-28-11 06:04 PM   #17 
     - I'm not tech savvy at all but..  Little Star   Nov-29-11 06:13 AM   #20 
     - The 3G function is a connection to the internet  eleny   Dec-03-11 09:27 AM   #23 
  - I got the new Touch Kindle - but it's not for reading in the dark  eleny   Dec-03-11 09:22 AM   #22 
     - Your library may lend Kindle books too  salvorhardin   Dec-03-11 12:38 PM   #24 
     - Our library lends Kindle books for two weeks. It's great!  iris27   Dec-06-11 02:06 AM   #27 
     - Thank you for the input  uppityperson   Dec-03-11 05:52 PM   #25 
        - Y'welcome  eleny   Dec-04-11 10:18 AM   #26 

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