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Huge improvement over original Kindle
on 16 April 2013
I have had the original Kindle for many months, a gift from someone who prefers the feel of a real book and could not get to grips with it. I liked it, but at night it was a pain to read in bed, no bedside light, no reading. I looked for an e-reader that had a light and narrowed it down to 2, the Kobo Glow and this one. I was almost going for the Kobo, but decided on this one at the last minute.
Easy to set up, my books transferred easily from computer to Kindle, purchased books ready to download from the cloud, great.
The light is constantly on, in the day you may need it on full, it gives the screen a really nice white paper feel, just like a real book. At night time, i reduce the brightness and when all the lights off at night in bed, have it all the way down to 0 and you can still read in the dark.
Battery life so far has been great, reading every day for at least 30 minutes has not seemed to drain the battery much.
Yes it only has 2Gb (actually nearer 1.2Gb) of storage space, but that is plenty for ebooks that are just text and no graphics. I can't read 1,000 books, so why would I want to carry that many round? If space is getting low, I will just remove books that I have read or no longer want.
The light problem is there, but this does not distract me from my reading. I am reading the book, not trying to see the light differences at the bottom of the screen. You will always get differences, brighter near the light source. I think the spreading of the light is remarkable over the entire screen.
I did get a cover from the auction site as it was a lot less than here, it was a slimline case with magnetic cover for automatic switch on and off.
A really great item and am really pleased with it.