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  • iancognito 9 Apr 2014 15:55:14 1,713 posts
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    I read quite a few reviews for the paperwhite where people were complaining about strange screen colouration. Not sure if that's now fixed, or if people were moaning about nothing, but it might be worth looking into.

    I have a normal kindle and a case with a built in light from
    ebay

    Still smaller than a normal paperback. The light works pretty well for night reading.
  • Dougs 9 Apr 2014 16:36:06 69,479 posts
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    Yeah, think that got fixed quickly, they had a v2 out pretty soon after iirc
  • Steve_Perry 9 Apr 2014 16:38:07 5,200 posts
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    I have a V1 paperwhite and there is a slight bleed of light at the very bottom, but it is nowt worth complaining about. It's barely noticeable.
  • TheRealBadabing 10 Apr 2014 01:24:48 1,361 posts
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    So does the paperwhite let you change page in a bumper-like fashion? I mean can you tap either edge of the screen to go forward or is a right-side tap or a sweep required?

    I only ask as I enjoy sitting in the pub with the kindle in my left hand and alternate my pint or ecig in the right. With the old Kindle I can nudge the button with my thumb and therefore change page one-handed. It's very pleasant and actually a big selling point for me; makes the Kindle even more convenient than a paperback.
  • TheRealBadabing 11 Apr 2014 01:58:59 1,361 posts
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    That might have sounded a bit dickish but I'm genuinely interested if the newer Touch Kindles have an option to let you change page by tapping either side of the screen.

    Quite like the idea of one with a backlight and this is the only thing that concerns me.
  • PenguinJim 11 Apr 2014 03:44:12 6,004 posts
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    It's your choice of a touch/tap or a swipe, but I know what you mean. It seems like it wouldn't be as good. Is there any way you could access one to try it for yourself? Amazon also seem quite reasonable about returns - you might be able to give it back if you don't like it.

    "You have two options for turning pages: a tap (right side goes forward, left side goes back) or a swipe (right-to-left goes forward, left-to-right goes back). It feels completely natural and at no point did we wish for physical buttons to do the same thing." - yeah, bollocks. If you're holding it in your left hand you can only go BACKWARDS through the book! :p Unless there are more options for things like that. There should be, but who knows..? Or you could hold the bottom so you can reach the next-page touchy bit with your thumb. Hmmm.

    The physical page-turn buttons on earlier models have really spoilt me. I originally picked up my Kindle as a way to save money on books. I was genuinely surprised to find that it was also a better way to read linear books. I'm thinking of picking up another K3 now in case this one dies at some point when they're difficult to replace. I think it's just my own pigheadedness that won't let me try the Paperwhite and adjust to the new controls, though!

    Edit: Buttons rule!

    Edited by PenguinJim at 03:50:44 11-04-2014
  • yegon 11 Apr 2014 04:11:45 5,412 posts
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    Bah, whilst I prefer hardware buttons, the touch screen on the PW is more than adequate and the backlit screen makes it a billion times better than it's predecessors.

    I wouldn't buy one right now though, history suggests there'll be a new PW in the next couple of months. Not sure what form it'll take, but I imagine it'll be more than just a slightly better version of the second PW. I'm thinking significantly higher **EDIT - RESOLUTION - EDIT** eink screen at the very least.

    Edited by yegon at 09:27:32 11-04-2014
  • PenguinJim 11 Apr 2014 05:08:15 6,004 posts
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    yegon wrote:
    I'm thinking significantly higher eink screen at the very least.
    Like this? o_O
  • yegon 11 Apr 2014 09:26:44 5,412 posts
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    @PenguinJim

    Lol edit fail, I meant higher RES! Ha.

    10/10 for effort there, bravo, truly :-)

    Edited by yegon at 09:28:34 11-04-2014
  • mrpon 19 Jul 2014 16:20:30 29,560 posts
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    Kindle Paperwhite was 109 now 89 till 22nd July.

    Use KINDLE4SUN code at checkout.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Khanivor 19 Jul 2014 16:38:57 41,253 posts
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    Amazon US has started a Kindle Unlimited subscription service. 10 bucks a month for lending of available Kindle books. Seems like a good deal if you read more than a couple books a month.
  • Gremmoo 19 Jul 2014 16:42:54 1,120 posts
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    Problem is that most of the major publishers haven't signed up to it, and probably won't given their current hostility towards Amazon. Good if you like shitloads of poorly written amateur indie stuff, though.
  • Khanivor 19 Jul 2014 16:51:35 41,253 posts
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    That reminds me, I still need to get a refund for this book called The End I bought.
  • Gremmoo 19 Jul 2014 17:58:34 1,120 posts
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    Terrible book, that one. Worse than Dan Brown.
  • yegon 19 Jul 2014 23:39:04 5,412 posts
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    Think a new Paperwhite is imminent, judging by its release history. Can't see buttons happening though.

    Then again, I said EXACTLY the same thing 3 months ago a few posts back, what do I know :-)
  • Gremmoo 20 Jul 2014 04:09:16 1,120 posts
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    You won't miss the physical buttons, mowgs. I thought I'd miss them, but I've used it so much now I actually get annoyed at our regular Kindle for having them. I keep finding myself swiping to change page.
  • Gremmoo 20 Jul 2014 04:10:45 1,120 posts
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    And yeah, the chances of a new Kindle coming out fairly shortly are pretty high, given the launch of Kindle Unlimited.
  • Khanivor 20 Jul 2014 04:37:19 41,253 posts
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    With the phone coming out in a few weeks I can't see amazon releasing any other new toys for a good few months.
  • Gremmoo 20 Jul 2014 05:34:41 1,120 posts
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    It won't be anything dramatic, probably, just a slightly revised model that will also come with a six month subscription to Unlimited, or something. They seem to be pushing audiobooks a little harder as of late, so I'm half wondering if it'll just be a Kindle with Audible support.

    They released the Paperwhite about a month after the Fire HD too, so it's not like there isn't precedent for multi-product releases.
  • yegon 20 Jul 2014 09:39:24 5,412 posts
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    Think the next Paperwhite will be a slightly more significant upgrade than 1->2 though. Much higher res screen is surely going to happen, and I wouldn't mind a faster processor. Page turning on my gen 1 PW is still fine, but since it's had a few firmware updates, general navigation, dictionary etc has got notably more sluggish.
  • LeoliansBro 31 Jul 2014 18:43:37 44,954 posts
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    Had two die on me in a year and now the Nook's just gone as well. FFS.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • colinmac 31 Jul 2014 18:59:45 736 posts
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    You can tap on the pw to go forward and back or at the top to get back at the menus... Just in case anyone was still wondering...

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  • MrFlay 31 Jul 2014 20:10:48 1,024 posts
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    You can read Kindle books on PC or on Android if your Kindle breaks.

    I don't have a Kindle myself but I do buy plenty of ebooks from Amazon as they are usually cheaper than Kobo books that aren't eligible for coupons. Kobo run these contests every month where you can easily get lots of %75 off codes but Penguin/Random House and a few other publishers aren't eligible.

    I use eReaderIQ UK to keep track of Kindle books I want. You can import a wishlist from Amazon and set a price at which you will buy and they'll automatically send you an email when the price drops to that point.
  • RyanDS 31 Jul 2014 20:25:12 9,829 posts
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    From the other thread I posted in trhis morning, as I could not find this due to the amazing search engine...
    RyanDS 31 Jul 2014 08:24:09
    My Sony Reader has been playing up a bit lately, so decided to buy a new e-reader, and decided on the Kindle Paperwhite.

    110 everywhere, but when food shopping yesterday I saw that in Tescos they are currently on sale for 100. Took it to the till, picked up a case at the same tim. Turned out you get 10 off a case when you buy a Kindle, and the case was only 2.50 (for a nice leather one) so the guy gave me an extra tenner off the kindle instead.

    So 92.50 for a Kindle plus case, bargain.

    TL:DR version - If you want a Kindle get to Tescos, by far the cheapest I have seen anywhere.
  • yegon 18 Sep 2014 07:52:17 5,412 posts
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    Ooh! Shiny new Kindle Voyage!

    Flush screen, higher PPI, auto brightness, "buttons" for page turning, thinner, lighter. Looks good.

    Not cheap at 169 (wifi), 229 (3G).

    Edited by yegon at 07:54:54 18-09-2014
  • UncleLou Moderator 18 Sep 2014 09:16:09 35,850 posts
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    yegon wrote:
    Ooh! Shiny new Kindle Voyage!

    Flush screen, higher PPI, auto brightness, "buttons" for page turning, thinner, lighter. Looks good.

    Not cheap at 169 (wifi), 229 (3G).
    Not quite the revolution I was hoping for (don't ask me for specifics, I'll know it when I see it), but it looks like a step up. Considering how much I use my Kindle (1st gen paperwhite), I am pretty tempted.
  • Deleted user 18 September 2014 09:19:44
    Mmmm I want one. I think I will probably still stick with my gen1 paperwhite for now, but I may well get the next gen of this. It solves pretty much all my issues with the paperwhite.

    That said, the price is far too much. It's pushing into mini tablet territory now which is a big mistake.
  • Malek86 18 Sep 2014 09:37:55 1,017 posts
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    I'll probably need to splurge on a cheap Kindle eventually. If only half the books didn't look like they were simple OCR scans with a bunch of typos.

    Also, from the one I've tried ages ago, the e-ink screen looks a lot darker than a normal book page. I don't know if they've improved them recently, but I would hope so.
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