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I'm in the DARK,
This review is from: Kindle Keyboard, Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display (Electronics)Just received it and it looks and feels great BUT ...........you CANNOT read it in the dark. So its going back.
Silly me thought that being an electronic device it would be lit so that it could be read in any poor light. I did all the right things and looked at the reviews which told me it was the best thing since I don't know what but, nobody thought to mention you need to turn a light on at night to use it.
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Initial post: 12 Oct 2010 17:39:39 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 Oct 2010 19:12:11 BDT
Martin Swain says:
I hope you are joking !
From the Kindle description page :-
Read in Sunlight with No Glare
Kindle's screen reflects light like ordinary paper and uses no backlighting, eliminating the glare associated with other electronic displays. As a result, Kindle can be read as easily in bright sunlight as in your living room.
Are you now having a Homer Simpson moment by any chance ?
Posted on 12 Oct 2010 17:45:25 BDT
Last edited by the author on 13 Oct 2010 10:40:53 BDT
P. Spicer says:
With many of the review's saying the Kindle's not backlit, including the Kindle description page I think it's a bit unfair to give it only two star's for your mistake.
Posted on 12 Oct 2010 22:13:00 BDT
B. Kermode says:
what other book can you read in the dark?? is this a wind up? nowhere on this page does it say you can read it in the dark!
Posted on 12 Oct 2010 22:18:37 BDT
If the kindle was backlit,why did amazon bring out a cover for it with a light? your only other option would be to download the kindle for PC and then you would be able to read in the dark.
Posted on 12 Oct 2010 22:25:12 BDT
The Driver says:
Hahahaha! That made me laugh! Thank you, you comedy genius!
Posted on 12 Oct 2010 22:43:31 BDT
Read and learn. says:
Thanks for mentioning that, I too assumed it would be back-lit (I'm afraid I have to add myself to the silly person list) but I've still ordered one as everything else about it seems great.
In reply to an earlier post on 12 Oct 2010 23:45:19 BDT
The Master says:
That is my point. It doesnt say ANYTHING about reading it in the dark. I reasonably assumed it was back lit or whatever the term is. I am sure some of the others are
In reply to an earlier post on 12 Oct 2010 23:46:10 BDT
The Master says:
I didnt know they did a cover with a light
In reply to an earlier post on 13 Oct 2010 06:06:40 BDT
R. T. Rand says:
I'm just curious. You didn't know it wasn't back-lit and you didn't know Amazon did a cover with a light - did you actually read any of the article on the Kindle page?
Posted on 13 Oct 2010 07:17:44 BDT
A. M. Reaney says:
Even if you hadn't read all of the reviews and the many forums which describe the backlight situation and even if you were very disappointed about not being able to read it in the dark; couldn't you just buy a little light for it? It's still the machine it said it was. Or buy a little light for your books, it would have been much cheaper.