Kindle, 6" E Ink Display, Wi-Fi (Previous Generation - 5th)
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- Less than 170 grams - lighter than a paperback, fits in your pocket
- New darker, hand-tuned fonts for easier reading
- Reads like paper with no glare, even in bright sunlight
- Download books in 60 seconds with built-in Wi-Fi
- Holds over 1,000 books - take your library wherever you go
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All the Books You Love
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I found that the basic model was much lighter and reads more like a book than the newer model. SO I purchased the basic model at £59:00 and have read three novels back to back, I can't put it down. I find it is very light, a little lighter than my dad's two year old kindle. It is easy to use, you can change the font text and size to suit and there is a built in (free) English dictionary, so you can select words as you read and see the definition instantly. I bought a cheap brown cover from Amazon for £4:99 and am thrilled with the quality, now it really feels like reading a proper book. I read my kindle at work, in bed, during the day, at home and in the garden - Buy this model, you won't be disappointed !!
This is an addition to my previous review. I opted to replace my Kindle with a new one from Tesco's. It lasted 5 weeks and I am now without my books, waiting on a replacement being sent out. The Kindle is no longer a gamble in my opinion and I'm getting a tablet next with the Kindle app.
The display on this model is "slightly lower resolution" (I bet hardly noticable) and obviously isn't backlight like the paperwhites but this isn't a big deal to me. No touch screen, but I liked the idea of not having greasy marks on the screen, and in reality you don't need to regularly use a keyboard (it is for reading after all). Admittedly I do have a tablet as well.
Paperwhites have a few extra features, but other than some minor improvements on the display, nothing IMHO that improves the actual reading experience.
PDFs redender reasonably well, with detailed ones being "just about" visible with good eyes in portrait mode. You can put the kindle into landscape mode, which avoids the need to zoom around, but perhaps not as convenient. I note, many PDFs these days are putting less on a page for reading with smaller screens.
I got a case for it £12.99... http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0092QXWLW
I don't bother with screen protectors, but it is nice to have something to protect the screen when not in use. This one keeps the small thin form factor - many of the cheaper cases add bulk. This is also true for the ones that have a torch. For me I just turn a bedside light on!
However I was reading one day last week and lovingly shut my kindle back in its padded case (where it had slept for the past two years) and put it on my bedside - where it stayed everyday, unless I was on holiday. I opened it the following morning to read a quick chapter or two, but the screen was completely black - what?!?!
I tried to restart and then a hard restart, nothing worked to unfreeze the screen. I messaged Kindle customer service online and had a man try to help me fix the broken Kindle. Sadly we could not give the little guy life. I was devastated, my Kindle had been everywhere with me and so tenderly looked after over the two years I had him. I knew this was no fault of mine, it has not moved from my table, I told the customer service assistant this and he told me I had a defective Kindle, He offered me a refurbished Kindle return as a reduced price - which was only ten pounds cheaper than a brand new one? This I was very disappointed about, especially when it was a problem with the Kindle and not any fault of my own.
Knowing I could not live without my book holding friend, I purchased the refurbished return at £47.00 and got the invoice several minutes later, to which I realized that I had to send back my original Kindle in order to have the cheaper replacement. This I was not happy about - I brought my original Kindle for £169.99 and no way was I sending it back when I purchased the new one - it was not like I had a free replacement.
I cancelled my Kindle order and told the service team how disappointed I was with their service, especially how they never mentioned that I would have had to send my original Kindle back to them. This gentleman was a god of customer service and was very helpful.
My local Argos had the Kindle on sale for £59.00 and a ten pound off voucher when you spent over £50.00, I told Kindle about this offer and the lovely man knocked a brand new kindle down to £49.00 for me, then said that I could keep my original Kindle too, which I was happy about.
I love my new Kindle, but I really hope that it lasts a lot longer than my original Kindle. They are not especially cheap devices and I dont have the money to keep replacing. I think that Kindle should really look at their warranty and extend it a little further, It seems all Kindles die in the first year or two.
Fingers crossed I get to keep this little guy for a tad longer than the last :)
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Perfect size and perfect features. It isn't tactile but you don't need it that at all in this one!Read more