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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 10:22 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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