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Even better than I thought!,
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This review is from: Kindle, 6" E Ink Display, Wi-Fi, Graphite (Electronics)After leaving my Kindle Keyboard (WiFi only) on a plane 3 weeks ago (gutted!) I was disappointed to find that I could now only replace it with the full 3G Keyboard version which, at £159, was out of budget for my insurer's cheque! So, I opted for the "baby" Kindle, not really knowing what to expect. I have read the positive and negative reviews on this site and can firmly say I am in the positive camp! I received it this morning and what it may have lost in the form of the keyboard, it makes up for in reduced weight and shape. Yes, the page turn buttons are dfferent - BUT they are certainly no less comfortable to use. The 5 way navigation and menu buttons are small but function well and the system responds very quickly. The system itself works in exactly the same way as the previous models. There have been reports that the promised increased page turn speed has not materialised - for me, the jury is still out. The page turn definitely looks different - the words seem to blur rather than "disappear" as they did with the Kindle Keyboard, but I do have the feeling that it is quicker.
I am fairly keen on security and I did have a password to protect my last Kindle (useful when you leave things on public transport) so I wanted to again add one to the baby Kindle. It is more time consuming to enter a password with the on screen keyboard, but, its 30 seconds of minor irritation compared to the cost of numerous unauthorised downloads charged to my account, so I will continue to persevere.
On balance, I can safely say I love it - it does everything it said it would with Amazon's excellent customer service to boot. When my original was lost, it was de registered for me very quickly and now I have the new one, all my previous purchases are waiting for me in the Archive to download. Brilliant!
As for those complaining that it's not backlit - turn the light on! You wouldn't read a paper book in the dark, would you?!
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Initial post: 18 Oct 2011 20:39:33 BDT
At least I'm not the only person to leave my kindle on the aeroplane, which I did 2 weeks ago, and yes I was also gutted. Now waiting for my birthday next month, looks like I will be getting the new kindle! Most of the reviews look good on it, I don't think I will miss the keyboard...........but at the moment I know I miss my kindle (I only had it for a few weeks, treated myself before my hols!)
In reply to an earlier post on 4 Nov 2011 12:11:54 GMT
Anne Antelope says:
You know what, yes I DO want to read Kindle in the dark so as not to wake my sleeping partner by putting a light on!
Posted on 9 Nov 2011 22:51:52 GMT
Ruby Doo says:
The original Kindle with keyboard & wi fi, but no 3G, can still be purchased at Tesco.
In reply to an earlier post on 9 Nov 2011 22:52:43 GMT
Ruby Doo says:
Try the lighted cover, its amazing.
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Nov 2011 21:55:15 GMT
Fred Boniface says:
Well then, either a lighted cover or the Kindle is not for you. It is designed to reduce glare in the sun, backlit displays cause this to be increased so if you don't want to put up with a light then you will not be able to read in the sun so well.
The choice is yours.
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