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4.0 out of 5 stars Well pleased with one annoyance, 14 July 2014
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This review is from: Kindle Paperwhite, 6" High Resolution Display with Next-Gen Built-in Light, Wi-Fi (Electronics)
I responded to a £20 discount offer, so purchased this Kindlewhite a bit cheaper. I have been using the kindle app on my phone and iPad, but found difficulty reading in sunshine in the garden. I am well pleased with my Kindle, it does everything they say, I can now enjoy the summer sunshine, and read using the inbuilt led light when the sun goes down. I get the best of both.
I also had occasion to import my own document. I had to give a short talk in public. I have previously used the iPad for this, but I thought the kindle might be easier and lighter to handle. I prepared the short document on the iPad and emailed it as a PDF to the kindle account. The result was good, but the text was too small for me to use to glance at my notes. There is understandably no way to edit or adjust the font on a PDF,as it is pretty much a photo of your text. If you include the word "convert" in the subject field then amazon will convert your text to kindle format, which can be treated just like a book, and allows font and size to be adjusted. Hey presto! Clear and legible notes for my talk, and they go with me wherever I take the kindle. The notes are even available on my iPhone and although the size is really too small, the phone does go with me everywhere. Brilliant!
Battery charge does not last as long as some other readers, but obviously depends on how long you read and how bright you have the led back light. I have recently spent a lot of time reading, maybe two or three hours a day, I have never run the battery down yet, but I estimate I should get longer than a week under those conditions. I have just plugged it into my wife's Android phone charger for a few hours every few days - not a problem.
Although I am very pleased, especially with the discount, the device is not perfect. Occasionally it locks up. It just sticks. When this happens you can't change the page back or forward and you can't turn the kindle off. You have to hold down the button (there is only one button) for several seconds and allow the device to reboot. Last time I noticed that it had lost the place having not taken into account the current session. That is, it returned to where I started reading that morning. I have not found this occasional glitch too annoying, but i think it would be disconcerting to someone non technical. I don't rate this a serious problem really, although it should not happen, but it is the reason I only gave four stars to an otherwise excellent bit of kit.
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DartmoorDave says:
The writer says he plugs his into his wife's phone charger. Unless you match the voltage and current exactly there is a risk, and it has been documented in the press, that an overcharge situation can arise resulting in explosion or fire. I would impress on anybody to use a charger specifically rated for the appropriate Kindle. Apart from the obvious hazard, it voids the warranty.
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