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  •  I switched from a Kindle to a Nexus 7... (2+ / 0-)
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    RiveroftheWest, Susan from 29

    Because I can't stand the Kindle's [touch]screen - it really shows dust, and wiping it off when the Kindle is on did random things (Could move back/forward a page, or to the start of the chapter, or to the start of the book, and there was no undo).  Turn it off to wipe, and it took painfully long to turn on.  Also, lived in a small apartment at the time, and getting a well-lit viewing angle without glare was a real problem.

    I do agree that it was easier on the eyes, and lighter (8 ounces instead of 10 of the new Nexus 7, not a huge difference, but over time, it is noticeable - difference was much greater with older tablets).

    •  Was that a Kindle Fire or some other tablet? (2+ / 0-)
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      Susan from 29, Flying Goat

      The basic Kindle reader doesn't use a touch screen. Page turning is with a bar on the side of the case, and other controls are are buttons and a five way controller on the case below the screen. And glare not being an issue, even in sunlight, is its claim to fame.

      “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

      by Catte Nappe on Thu Nov 07, 2013 at 01:00:30 PM PST

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      •  The new kindle reader, the paperwhite, has a touch (2+ / 0-)
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        Catte Nappe, Flying Goat

        screen, which is what I didn't like for some reason. I don't mind the touch screen on my tablets, but did not like it on the kindle reader.

      •  It was a Kindle Touch. (1+ / 0-)
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        Catte Nappe

        Glare was an issue...Glare and shadow, with the recessed screen. Suppose was more shadow and lack of light than glare.  Probably wouldn't be a problem in my new place - a lot more space, better lighting, more reading angles.

        •  If you ever get a chance (1+ / 0-)
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          Flying Goat

          Try one of the basic readers with e-ink. No touch screen, no glare in daylight or lamplight. Of course no colors and no fancy apps etc. either

          “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

          by Catte Nappe on Thu Nov 07, 2013 at 03:56:24 PM PST

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