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    7th Gen Kindle Kicks Ass

    Got KGBGF a 7th Gen Kindle PaperWhite touchscreen for her Crimbo.

    Just delivered today. I had to register it to my account just so I could have a play with it and put some books on it for her.



    This thing kicks ass. The touch screen makes the whole user experience so much richer with the ability to drag and select to add notes and a real touch keyboard instead of the arrow keys. Just press and hold a word to get a definition.

    Funny thing is it seems to be slightly thicker (maybe 1mm) and maybe heavier than my Kindle from last year. Also about 1mm taller and wider.

    Only 1 external button now (power on/off). Everything is through the touchscreen.

    She loves cold war stuff so I put Ian McEwan's 'Sweet Tooth' on it. We watched Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy movie (2012) recently (that is one great movie and defo worth a re-watch even if you have already seen it as I had) so I might get hold of a .mobi file of the LeCarre novel.

    I got a hard case to extend the life of my kindle after having several fail on me. It is going strong one year on but now I might have to accidentally sit on it so I can get a PaperWhite!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper
    I got a hard case to extend the life of my kindle after having several fail on me. It is going strong one year on but now I might have to accidentally sit on it so I can get a PaperWhite!
    Pussy whipped already Loops ?


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    I think part of the appeal of the kindle is that it just does what I need.

    The last thing I want it to do is 'kick ass', whatever the fuck that means.

    And milimetres of thickness? I really do fervently hope kindle readers couldn't give a shit.

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    ^

    actually lying them side by side I would say 2 or even 3 mm thicker. quite noticeable anyway.

    and of course I meant 'arse' not 'ass'

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    So it does 1% of what an Ipad does,,,,,

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    I do most of my reading on the beach so e-ink is the only option for me.

    I have had many kindles (due to knocking them around and breaking them) but this one is way better than the rest in terms of usability.

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    I have bought one for my wife too. But actually I came close to shredding it to pieces with a large hammer. The thing went crazy on me, making me crazy too. That is until it downloaded a software upgrade. After that it worked fine.

    It is the first device with touchscreen I used and it takes a little getting used to.

    What I don't like is the advertising that comes with it. But only on the home screen so it is not too bad. It was 49€ and I can chose to pay another 20€ to get rid of the advertising. I am still considering it.
    "don't attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by incompetence"

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    Yep. I have an earlier model Kindle and lack of touch screen is kinda annoying otherwise it is a fantastic piece of kit. I also use an amazon kindle app on my phone and that is touch screen. Really lovely piece of software. The only question I have is about battery life, currently my kindle gets approx 3-4 weeks between charges. What's the new ine like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    The only question I have is about battery life, currently my kindle gets approx 3-4 weeks between charges. What's the new ine like?
    Hard to compare. It depends too much on use. They say however the new one lasts longer than the old basic Kindle I have. Like my old one it does not have light. We don't miss it.

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    Not to be a curmudgeon, but I'll take a good old-fashioned paper book any day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Takeovers
    Like my old one it does not have light. We don't miss it.
    the light with the cover is great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Takeovers
    I can chose to pay another 20€ to get rid of the advertising
    Interesting concept.
    Sneaky bastards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by withnallstoke View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Takeovers
    I can chose to pay another 20€ to get rid of the advertising
    Interesting concept.
    Sneaky bastards.
    Contemptible and cretinous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    Got KGBGF a 7th Gen Kindle PaperWhite touchscreen for her Crimbo.

    Just delivered today. I had to register it to my account just so I could have a play with it and put some books on it for her.



    This thing kicks ass. The touch screen makes the whole user experience so much richer with the ability to drag and select to add notes and a real touch keyboard instead of the arrow keys. Just press and hold a word to get a definition.

    Funny thing is it seems to be slightly thicker (maybe 1mm) and maybe heavier than my Kindle from last year. Also about 1mm taller and wider.

    Only 1 external button now (power on/off). Everything is through the touchscreen.

    She loves cold war stuff so I put Ian McEwan's 'Sweet Tooth' on it. We watched Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy movie (2012) recently (that is one great movie and defo worth a re-watch even if you have already seen it as I had) so I might get hold of a .mobi file of the LeCarre novel.

    I got a hard case to extend the life of my kindle after having several fail on me. It is going strong one year on but now I might have to accidentally sit on it so I can get a PaperWhite!
    Had one of these for a year now and it does 'kick ass' as you say. Best reading device out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper
    I had to register it to my account just so I could have a play with it and put some books on it for her.
    & there was your first mistake - that'll come back to haunt you...

    Quote Originally Posted by Looper
    a 7th Gen Kindle PaperWhite touchscreen
    I have an old Kindle, 2nd or 3rd generation, no backlighting, but still works really well. Good bits of kit.

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    I,ve been using a Kindle Paperwhite for about 18 months now.....no idea what "generation" it belongs to. It has the backlight and can be read comfortably in just about any situation, even out in the sun.

    I still like good old fashioned books but the print size can be a problem as the eyes get older. The kindle allows you to enlarge the print to a comfortable size and cuts way down on eye-strain.

    Real books do look nicer on the shelf of a bookcase but apart from acting as pleasant home décor I don't have much use for them anymore...

    My only complaint is that the battery life is not nearly as good as the advertising claimed...but it's good enough, and it's not hard to charge the thing up.
    I blame the Americans......and Thaksin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by koman View Post
    I,ve been using a Kindle Paperwhite for about 18 months now.....no idea what "generation" it belongs to. It has the backlight and can be read comfortably in just about any situation, even out in the sun.

    I still like good old fashioned books but the print size can be a problem as the eyes get older. The kindle allows you to enlarge the print to a comfortable size and cuts way down on eye-strain.

    Real books do look nicer on the shelf of a bookcase but apart from acting as pleasant home décor I don't have much use for them anymore...

    My only complaint is that the battery life is not nearly as good as the advertising claimed...but it's good enough, and it's not hard to charge the thing up.
    Battery life in these Paperwhites lasts a good deal longer if you turn off the Wifi.

    Regarding the comment re Ipads - these Paperwhites are a lot less bulky and don't take up as much room.

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    ^

    Hey Booners....welcome back. Good to see you posting again. Snubbie is going to have a conniption fit....

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    I have had a Kindle DX - the large format one - for many years and I'm very happy with it. I wish Kindle would make the same size Unit in the new paperwhite but apparently there is insufficient demand; I am quite a rapid reader and I'd be clicking to "turn the page" on the small format units every 15 - 20 seconds!

    I just hope my old DX holds out a few more years.

    Patrick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee
    Had one of these for a year now and it does 'kick ass' as you say. Best reading device out there.
    7th Gen (the first to have a touch screen) has only been out for 10 weeks. Well worth the upgrade if you have the previous one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee
    Had one of these for a year now and it does 'kick ass' as you say. Best reading device out there.
    7th Gen (the first to have a touch screen) has only been out for 10 weeks. Well worth the upgrade if you have the previous one.
    Huh?? Mine is a Paperwhite, with touchscreen, backlight and all kinds of shit....and It's over 18 months old already? I bought it on Ebay from the US.

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    Sorry, you are right, the previous model also had touchscreen.

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    Paper White was the first gift the kids asked for when we went back home in the summer. Just happened to hit a deal at Best Buy, 99 bucks a piece. Something they do use daily, and will save a fortune on book costs when they leave for uni in the states next summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by koman
    but the print size can be a problem as the eyes get older.
    I recently downloaded this cunning app - from the local market.

    Problem is, i think it's a left handed one.












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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    save a fortune on book costs when they leave for uni in the states next summer.
    kindle are good for novels, magazines and newspapers, they are not so good for text books.

    just a warning.

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