Best Kindle to buy strictly for reading?

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Re: Best Kindle to buy strictly for reading?

Post by dunappy » 17 Dec 2014, 12:05

It really depends on if you have easy access to wi-fi or not. I have to get one with the 3g because I live in the boonies and there isn't any wi-fi available. I hate driving 30 miles one way just to access a wi-fi hotspot to download books. If wi-fi isn't an issue, then either one will work, unless you then want text to speech functionality also. I use mine with text to speech while driving to and from work. So there are a lot of factors to take into account before deciding which one will work best.

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Post by BarefootBookworm » 01 Apr 2015, 16:48

I got the Kindle touch several years ago (I think the paperwhite is the most similar now) after some research. I'm quite the avid reader, and wanted something with max battery and storage capacity, not too much $$, and a screen that would read like paper, even in sunlight glare. Hammock or poolside reading, anyone? My Kindle touch is still going strong. Battery usually lasts 1-2 months, even with several hrs of reading a day, and I think storage capacity is a few thousand books. Highly recommend!

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Post by csimmons032 » 01 Apr 2015, 16:52

I have been considering getting a Kindle, and based on the comments I have read here, it seems like I might enjoy the paperwhite Kindle the best. I definitely want the least expensive and one that is specifically for reading. I don't see the purpose in paying for features that I can get on my ipod, phone, or computer.

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Post by KPRUITT13_ » 02 Dec 2015, 18:02

I would say the best for reading purposes would be the kindle paperwhite. Especially if you like to read at night.

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Post by patrickt » 04 Dec 2015, 11:51

I went with Kindle because it gave me the best access to books I enjoy reading. I have the Kindle Paperwhite now and the Kindle Voyage. I bought the Voyage without ever seeing one. Now that I have, I don't think it's worth the $80 difference over the Paperwhite. The light on the Voyage is brighter and that's a plus. The buttons to turn pages don't interest me and the smaller, thinner device is a negative for me with my old arthritic hands. The glass cover straight across on the Voyage is a plus. The Amazon Kindle Voyage Origami cover was, to me, a joke. Cutesy but not usable. The Paperwhite is a better size for me, the light isn't as bright but it's adequate, the Amazon Kindle Cover is great, and it's $80 cheaper than the Paperwhite.

But, it really is a matter of personal preference.

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Post by Charlotte_danielle » 04 Dec 2015, 12:00

I have the kindle paperwhite. Definitely worth it, especially if you only want to read on it

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Post by EmmaBear91 » 04 Dec 2015, 23:37

If you are going to use it 100% for reading you should go with either the original kindle or the paperwhite. They are both the perfect size to transport comfortably. The only difference I'm aware of is the the paperwhite is backlit whereas the original kindle you will need a book light if you wish to read it in the dark.

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Post by kayper » 13 Dec 2015, 18:24

I like the kindle paperwhite

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Post by Levi » 13 Dec 2015, 20:11

I have a paperwhite, but now wish that I had purchased the Voyage. They are about the same, but the Voyage automatically adjusts to different lighting. A small thing, but to me would be worth it.
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Post by doyle5 » 03 Jan 2016, 11:30

Thanks so much for the info! Can anyone tell me the cons and pro of a Kindle vs. and Nook? I would really appreciate it.

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Post by Savoryhoneyham » 22 Jan 2016, 19:43

For strictly reading the kindle paperwhite is fine and not overly expensive. However, I have mixed feelings about recommending it since mine has recently lost its ability to have new books put on it. Memory isn't full, it hasn't been dropped, and I can see the book files in the kindle folder when it is plugged into my computer but they never appear when I try to open them in the actual kindle. Can't seem to find a solution and I ended up just using the kindle app on my phone.

If you have a smart phone, you can always just use the free app.

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Post by CzechTigg » 25 Jan 2016, 12:51

I vary between a standard Kindle (but with a keyboard) and my kindle app on my nice big tablet. Just depends what I am reading and how long for.

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Post by SparklingOne » 26 Jan 2016, 22:54

I just bought myself the kindle voyage as a Christmas gift to myself. It is Amazon's most expensive reader, but so far I can see why. It has the same screen lighting that paperwhite does, but now it can be adjusted manually or automatically. The device is noticeably lighter, and the fonts are clearer. My favorite thing may be the ability to use either the page forward and back buttons, or regular touchscreen for page turns. I also recommend the Fintie Vintage Voyage cover. Makes the device feel like a book, and fits so you can easily find those page turn buttons in a dark environment.
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Post by crazyrussianmaria » 27 Jan 2016, 02:11

I only have the Kindle Paper White but I love it. It's very much like an actual book and even the feel of it makes me feel like I'm reading an actual paper book. Also, it can light up so you can read in dark surroundings which is really helpful if you can't put a book down. And it's only for reading which I also love.
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Post by tnc08 » 27 Jan 2016, 14:13

I don't know about the paperwhite, but I have a kindle fire and only ever use it for reading. I love it

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