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5.0 out of 5 stars A review for the glass half full persuasion......., 3 Jan 2013
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Buying a bog standard, lower end kindle for myself with Xmas money was purely on the basis of money available at the time. That said, I would have no intention of buying any other reader when this one eventually expires because I've thrashed it too much. ;-)

My reason is simple. I have an ipad but for reading, the glass screen tended to glare after a while. Don't get me wrong i adore the ipad but I wanted a book reader that does that and that alone.

The screen is built for no glare and reads just like a book.

The keyboard has been removed and put 'on-screen' to make for lighter reading. And if you just want to read this a big plus.

The buttons on the side to move forward or backwards a page are so subtle that it will become second nature and not interfere with your attention to the story. (Buttons are on both sides for lefties and righties too. God I love this product)

There is no backlight so there is absolutely no artificial leanings to the reading experience. It reads like a book should and buying a case with light feels like a book with a lamp on when you're in bed snuggled up.

For some, what I have said above may seem like they have 'left out' certain perks so they can reach the budget buyers but for me all the above confirms (and will to the readers who love a proper book and are unsure whether to change), is that everything that is unnecessary when all you want to do is read a book isn't there.

The best way to sum it up is.........

This Kindle is bog standard. It does nothing more than 'be' a reader. There's no fancy asides. It is what it is. And it does it perfectly.
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Initial post: 5 Feb 2013 01:02:53 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 7 Feb 2013 18:27:59 GMT
John Brain says:
That may be your experience. But it certainly is not mine. I find reading the basic Kindle, a joy.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Feb 2013 23:26:57 GMT
Hazel Mills says:
I agree with you. I love my basic Kindle. No fingerprints on the screen! I just read it and it's cheap.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Feb 2013 22:45:48 GMT
Miss J. Hall says:
Just a thought but have you heard of Irlens syndrome? Could be what is affecting you..

Posted on 16 Feb 2013 17:49:07 GMT
Georgette says:
I received this kindle as anXmas present.I had formerly stated to friends and family that i never wanted a kindle as i was committed to reading books in the traditional way.How wrong i was and thank goodness my Brother ignored this statement and bought me one because i love my kindle! I have not read a book from my bookshelves since receiving this as i much prefer this method of reading.Its so much easier to read a kindle in bed due to its compact size and i love the fact that there are so many books one can purchase which are then added instantly to the kindle,and many books are free.I have purchases a separate light for bedtime reading but i never use it as i find the page very clear to read in any light.As a kindle convert i would thoroughly recommend this kindle as a good purchase.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Feb 2013 12:59:18 GMT
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Posted on 26 Mar 2013 09:00:42 GMT
biro says:
just bought the wife one and she is a vibrant bookie but after fifteenmins playing with this kindle she cant put it down only one thing she mentioned there is no light but she said she will get used to it cheers jacko

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Mar 2013 09:02:41 GMT
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Posted on 8 Jul 2013 13:40:29 BDT
Last edited by the author on 8 Jul 2013 13:42:03 BDT
I too just love my kindle (3g version) I have had it since Dec 2010 and wouldn't be without it. I bought the leather cover with the little pull out light on it and I love that too as I don't disturb husband if he's asleep and I am reading. Also, he likes that there is no rustling pages! I have an ipad but although you can access your kindle books on it, it is no use in the bright sunlight.
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