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    (Original post by c0nfus3d)
    what's the battery life like?
    Huge. If you don't use the internet, I doubt you'll be recharging it more than once a month. Even if you are it would take serious usage for the battery to be a problem.

    As an aside, it recharges significantly faster with the AC adapter than it does through the USB on the computer.
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    The battery lasts a very long time, if you don't have the internet connection on. Not sure on a more precise estimate, though... (Haven't had it long enough.)

    I like my kindle, because it's compact and easier to read than a computer, and it's cheaper (or free) to get books for it.
    But I still prefer books.
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    Trying to decide if I actually want one or not. I have downloaded the kindle app on my samsung galaxy s 2, along with some of the free classics, but it is horrible on that, which made me a bit sceptical about getting an actual kindle, but it could just be that the screen on this thing is so god damn bright.
    I'll guess I'll wait and see how much money I get for Christmas and see how I feel about it then.
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    I will be finding out in two days time
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    Does it work in the dark?
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    (Original post by Moet et Kirst-don)
    Trying to decide if I actually want one or not. I have downloaded the kindle app on my samsung galaxy s 2, along with some of the free classics, but it is horrible on that, which made me a bit sceptical about getting an actual kindle, but it could just be that the screen on this thing is so god damn bright.
    I'll guess I'll wait and see how much money I get for Christmas and see how I feel about it then.
    The main advantage of the Kindle is definitely that it's eink, because you don't get eyeache from it like you do with backlit screens. The apps are fairly good in the sense that they're available on every major platform so you don't necessarily need to always use your kindle to avail yourself of the ease of having your books wherever you go.

    (Original post by IamSerious)
    Does it work in the dark?
    It isn't backlit so no, but you can buy a case that includes a light which leeches off the Kindle battery itself. But then again, you can't read paperbacks in the dark either.
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    Most of the books I read these days are from the library, so I don't see much point in getting one.
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    (Original post by Pi!)
    Most of the books I read these days are from the library, so I don't see much point in getting one.
    Quite a few libraries have started lending out ebooks (which work roughly the same way as paper loans do) - worth looking into!
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    I have one for christmas and I'm really looking forward to it. I suposse I will miss browsing the charity shops for bargain books, but I can still do that. But I would definetely feel more inclined to read a kindle in public, saves carrying books around with me.

    Just one question though, when I can't find the books I want in the kindle store on amazon can they be purhcased from anywhere else?
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    (Original post by Simone.xox)
    I have one for christmas and I'm really looking forward to it. I suposse I will miss browsing the charity shops for bargain books, but I can still do that. But I would definetely feel more inclined to read a kindle in public, saves carrying books around with me.

    Just one question though, when I can't find the books I want in the kindle store on amazon can they be purhcased from anywhere else?
    Why not pirate all of your books instead?
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    (Original post by Gakthoil)
    Why not pirate all of your books instead?
    I'd only do that for books that aren't on the Amazon store.
    I'd feel bad, do you know what websites you can download them from?
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    (Original post by Simone.xox)
    I'd only do that for books that aren't on the Amazon store.
    I'd feel bad, do you know what websites you can download them from?
    Huh, I've never wanted a book that Amazon haven't had and if they don't have it chances are nobody does (except perhaps Project Gutenburg, which deals in books that are out of copyright for free) . You should be able to buy from other online bookstores though if you want to (although I can't point you to any specifics - I use Amazon exclusively), as long as the books they sell aren't protected by DRM.

    Note that Apple iBooks (while unlikely to have books that Amazon don't anyway) are DRM-protected, so are only usable on the iBooks software.
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    (Original post by Darren-M)
    Huh, I've never wanted a book that Amazon haven't had and if they don't have it chances are nobody does (except perhaps Project Gutenburg, which deals in books that are out of copyright for free) . You should be able to buy from other online bookstores though if you want to (although I can't point you to any specifics - I use Amazon exclusively), as long as the books they sell aren't protected by DRM.

    Note that Apple iBooks (while unlikely to have books that Amazon don't anyway) are DRM-protected, so are only usable on the iBooks software.
    I can't find a couple books I want in kindle format anywhere, guess I'm just going to have to buy paperbacks!

    Thanks though!
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    By the way, ive got the Kindle. Can someone tell me where to find the free classics on it? All of the ones ive found so far seem to have a charge!
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    (Original post by AmusedDouche)
    By the way, ive got the Kindle. Can someone tell me where to find the free classics on it? All of the ones ive found so far seem to have a charge!
    Project Gutenberg
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    Noice!
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    iPad ftw. Haters gonna hate. :troll:
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    (Original post by star10159)
    iPad ftw. Haters gonna hate. :troll:
    The only major advantage I can see of the iPad is that it's more portable than a truckload of books, but so is the Kindle and you've also got backlight which would deter me from reading for a long time like I do with the Kindle.

    The iPad is good at a number of things but it's rare that it outperforms something with a specialist purpose, hence the old adage of 'Jack of all trades, master of none'. Here, I think the Kindle takes the prize.
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    (Original post by Darren-M)
    The only major advantage I can see of the iPad is that it's more portable than a truckload of books, but so is the Kindle and you've also got backlight which would deter me from reading for a long time like I do with the Kindle.

    The iPad is good at a number of things but it's rare that it outperforms something in its' own class. Here, I think the Kindle takes the prize.
    But will it Blend? That is the question.
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    (Original post by star10159)
    But will it Blend? That is the question.
    An iPad? Definitely, but be wary of the noxious fumes you'll release.

    I haven't seen whether he's tried a Kindle yet but I expect so, with the sort of blender he uses!
 
 
 
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