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Old 06-16-2011, 09:42 PM   #61
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must we really choose between a reader that does well in bright sunlight vs. one that can be read in the dark?
in a word, yes. There is no technology yet that is able to do both.
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not to belabor the point, but i'm wondering about the $99 nextbook android tablet that has the backlighting feature as well as a color display. what is preventing the two leading names in ebook readers from offering these options? i truly don't understand the business about the eink. must we really choose between a reader that does well in bright sunlight vs. one that can be read in the dark?
If you are an outdoorsy/beach/pool person, you may not want backlighting. If you are reading a book outside, you really don't care if it's in color. You want to see the screen. My Ipad doesn't leave the house/office. I can read my IPad in the dark, but for a dedicated e-reader, I love my Kindle.
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i am already using my pc for kindle for nighttime reading. thing is, i end up with two sets of books - one for my daytime nook reading, and another set that i mostly read at nighttime on my little netbook. actually, it's a reasonably acceptable solution for me for now, until....
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Old 06-16-2011, 11:37 PM   #64
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i am already using my pc for kindle for nighttime reading. thing is, i end up with two sets of books - one for my daytime nook reading, and another set that i mostly read at nighttime on my little netbook. actually, it's a reasonably acceptable solution for me for now, until....
Kindle and Nook don't play nice together. They don't share.
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Old 06-17-2011, 01:49 AM   #65
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OK! Apparently those lamp switches are a consumable item, as the hardware store had plenty of them. I'll be able to start reading feverishly here shortly... under a bright light... without interfering with my beverage
Lamps are surprisingly easy to fix...
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My kindle is charged and ready to go hang out all night at the races...I'll be reading in the dark with the cover light, walking in ovals...I think a Zombie story would be appropriate!
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That's a good point, vit.

I didn't really check into them both because; 1- netbooks were twice as much and 2- the battery life on the kindle was much better. I thought with the netbook that I would be getting a lot more than I wanted. And perhaps I would have been, but had I known that the kindle does not have backlighting...
I'm sure it will get plenty of use anyway. Especially if I get a cover for it.
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Old 06-17-2011, 08:32 AM   #68
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I just found this site that let's you lend and borrow Kindle books. I have not checked it out so I can't vouch for it, but the concept is great.

Http://Lendle.me
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That's a good point, vit.

I didn't really check into them both because; 1- netbooks were twice as much and 2- the battery life on the kindle was much better. I thought with the netbook that I would be getting a lot more than I wanted. And perhaps I would have been, but had I known that the kindle does not have backlighting...
I'm sure it will get plenty of use anyway. Especially if I get a cover for it.
Amazon has a good return policy, if you really don't like it, return it and get what you want. You don't have to like it just because we said so
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Amazon has a good return policy, if you really don't like it, return it and get what you want. You don't have to like it just because we said so
I was going to use it to prop up a table leg, just to prove Selkie wrong

Does anyone here have a netbook they read books with?
Do the pages flip as nicely? Do they tend to get as warm as a laptop?
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