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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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In reply to an earlier post on 10 Oct 2013 16:43:44 BDT
Jit says:
Can I ask a question about Kindle? Can you tell me whether I can read my own staff -doc and pdf from my laptop and desktop using the USB cable supplied as the charger?

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Oct 2013 13:56:10 BDT
C Purcell says:
Yes you can. When you connect your kindle to your computer you can drop files into the "documents" folder & they will appear in the contents list on your kindle for reading. You can see the type of files supported on the amazon product description page.

Posted on 26 Nov 2013 09:09:16 GMT
Colin says:
I agree with most people on the comments about fingerprints on the screen. When are you going to make the Paperwhite versions with side buttons?

Posted on 2 Dec 2013 01:24:02 GMT
lyra says:
Totally agree with the reviewers ipad/kindle comments. I love my ipad, especially the bookshelf on the Kindle app, but for straight reading the basic Kindle wins.
Much easier on the eyes.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Dec 2013 18:03:01 GMT
Jon says:
Dear Biro, The kindle you bought you wife may have no light but then books don't either :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Feb 2014 17:49:06 GMT
dakinijones says:
No, as described it is the basic book reading only kindle. Look at other kindle models if you want to download games.

Posted on 11 Mar 2014 15:20:00 GMT
Jade says:
Apologies if this sounds stupid but are the books stored on the kindle so you can read when you are not on wi-fi, or must you be linked to cloud to choose a book??

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Mar 2014 08:23:41 GMT
ThermalSteve says:
Sorry for late reply. And you're not being stupid. You'll need wifi to download the book. But when you've done that, you can read it anywhere without wifi as it's on the device until you delete it then. Hope that helps :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Mar 2014 21:52:42 GMT
Once you have bought the book, it downloads it to your kindle. All you need is a charged battery and no children to interrupt your 'me' time :)

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jul 2014 18:03:46 BDT
MyLittleEye says:
You can also email docs to the kindle's own unique amazon address and it will appear on your device, or whomever else's kindle address you might have.
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