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  •  I love my kindle (2+ / 0-)
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    Sorta Randle, HudsonValleyMark

    but I prefer the 'traditional' e-ink to the paperwhite. The contrast of the black on grey is better for my eyes and my head, I get fewer headaches reading on the Kindle than anything else, and where I can on my computer I have my screen changed to black on grey as well.

    Usually if I'm reading a paper book it's from the library or one not available on Kindle.

    Other advantages of the kindle: I can raise or lower the font size to suit the lighting/how tired I am/who's using it (my daughter and my other half both have vision issues). I can also put most books on text to speech if I have a migraine (so I can lay in the dark and not be bored) or if I'm in the hospital having a test (which has saved me from claustrophobic panic attacks more than once).

    It's also easier on my hands between carpal tunnel, pinched nerves, and arthritis. Some days I can't read a book from the library simply because I can't pick it up and hold it. I've never had that problem with the Kindle because I don't have to hold it open, and it's lighter.

    "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

    by FloridaSNMOM on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 06:16:35 PM PST

    •  I'm very happy with my (last-gen) Paperwhite (1+ / 0-)
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      I haven't played with a classic Kindle, but it seems to me that I can get a pretty similar effect by lowering the backlight. Some people always leave it at one setting, but I vary it quite a bit depending on lighting conditions. On the other hand, the text-to-speech is a nice bonus that the Paperwhite lacks. Either way, they're really very handy.

      "I am not sure how we got here, but then, I am not really sure where we are." -Susan from 29

      by HudsonValleyMark on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 07:00:28 PM PST

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