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Old 04-18-2013, 04:45 PM   #21
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i bought this when i bought my Kindle. t was on sale for 10.00

Amazon.com: Amazon Kindle PowerFast for Accelerated Charging (not included with device, for use with the new Kindle Fire or Kindle Fire HD models): Kindle Store
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:51 PM   #22
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I just upgraded from a Kindle 2 with a leather case to a paperwhite in a neoprene sleeve and I love it!!! So light, the print is so easy on the eye, and the built in light takes me comfortably into the evenings.

I saved the $20 and went for the "special offer" version... the ads don't bother me at all.

I'm going to send my Kindle 2 off to E-books For Troops...
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:39 AM   #23
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I'm thinking about getting one of these - 3g, wi-fi, no ads. I've never used one (or any Kindle) before. Any experiences?
This is the one I bought just about two months ago, and I absolutely love it.

I've already read at least a dozen books on it, and it was a godsend on a recent long (three weeks) trip.

Another feature I really enjoy is that I can switch between the Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle app on my iPad, and it automatically keeps track of what page I last read on either device.

Battery life isn't quite as good as they claim (good for a week or so of frequent use, not several weeks), but plenty good enough. Easy to adjust the built-in backlight for the room you're in, too.
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:49 AM   #24
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I'm sticking to my Kindle 2 until they make a paperwhite with a physical button! I use Calibre to manage my collection of free books from places like project-gutenberg, and even Amazon; it converts between formats and uploads easily to the device. I think I've bought 1 book in several years, for a grand total of $0.99 - very economical. For those with less scruples, I understand there are vast collections of more recent ebooks available to download illicitly.
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:57 AM   #25
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Battery life isn't quite as good as they claim (good for a week or so of frequent use, not several weeks), but plenty good enough.
The 8 week claim is based on 1/2 hour of use a day, which they don't emphasize very much in their marketing! I tend to read 4 hours a day, and yes, a weekly charge is fine with me.
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:18 AM   #26
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I'm sticking to my Kindle 2 until they make a paperwhite with a physical button!
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I have used all of the kindles to date, and I totally agree with this. I love the paperwhite for the illumination, but MUCH prefer the physical buttons to page forward, etc. Of course, YMMV
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:48 AM   #27
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The Kindle Paperwhite is a really really good device. It's definitely a worthwhile upgrade over the older kindles. It's my favorite non-Apple device!

I do prefer the paperwhite's button-less operation. With my older kindle, I was always picking the thing up and accidentally pressing one of side buttons. It drove me crazy. Not a problem with the new one.

I still read Kindle books on my iPhone - I always have it with me and I don't carry around the Kindle (OK, I do take it on trips, but it's still not always with me). Syncing between devices make it all work together so well.
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:01 PM   #28
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I was curious about the battery life of the Paperwhite also. Originally I thought it just always went to the screensaver when you hit the power button but later I found out that if you hold it down for about 6 seconds, it turns the whole thing off. They claim the screensaver doesn't use any power but I am not sure about that.

I only read about a chapter a night (not long, maybe a half hour or an hour), and I charged the thing up fully, turned off wi-fi (which uses power and I never need unless I have a new book) and saw how long it lasted. It really did go for about 8 weeks!
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:40 PM   #29
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I want to buy a friend a Paperwhite for Christmas. Does Amazon have any set schedule on new releases? I'd like them to have the latest but I need to have it in my hands before the holiday.
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Got it. Thanks, man - that should work, given how fast Amazon sends drones to my home
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FWIW, they just very recently released the Voyage, which is a nicer version of the Paperwhite.

I'm a happy Paperwhite user, but I was tempted by the new Voyage (better screen, a few other improved features).

The problem is that almost every review I read on the Voyage said that it really wasn't all that much of an improvement over the Paperwhite, especially for the money (and the price difference is substantial!).

Also I would say that anything electronic that expects Xmas season sales would be released or at least announced by now.
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They actually just came out with a new e-reader called Voyage.


Amazon.com: amazon voyage
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Old 11-10-2014, 05:52 PM   #35
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I love my paperwhite. I had the regular kindle before and liked it too, but the paperwhite is my go-to reading device. I hate reading on my ipad and my eyes are too far gone to read on a phone.

Here is something to consider and is really only an option if you have a REALLY trusting relationship with some family and friends. I have an Amazon account and my mother, two nieces and two other friends have kindles tied to my account. This means the kindles are registered to me and I control the main account. However, they all have the account user name and password to log onto Amazon and buy their kindle books that go into my account cloud library. They pay me for any purchases they make (just kindle books - not other items from Amazon) and that way everyone can access all of the books purchased by everyone for the kindle. I know that there are book clubs that also do this. It is perfectly legal with Amazon.

Of course everyone has different tastes, but our library is pretty big now and there are books I read purchased by others.
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Another happy Paperwhite reader here. I just wanted to add, if your budget allows also purchase the case with the magnetic closure from Amazon. A friend had to talk me into getting that and I'm glad she did--it upgrades the whole reading/ carrying experience.

Also, just in case you don't know, one can borrow e-books from the public library to read on a Kindle. I read a lot but spend very little money on books.


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Thank you for all your comments/suggestions. I am going to have one happy friend!
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Old 11-10-2014, 09:41 PM   #38
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I have all the Kindles (except Voyage). My cheapest Kindle, the $69 one, now $79, took a dump. I thought I'd just use my other Kindles, but realized I like the cheaper one the best. So I ordered a new one. I do a lot of reading outside and plus I like how light it is.
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I have a case I bought on Amazon, it was $5.09 and has pockets for your CC when sitting at the pool. Not that I use them.
The magnet feature is great, it shuts down the kindle when you close it.
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