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CarolynandWalt
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Re: Need advice on Kindle and the like. [Re: Anonymous]
      #1583089 - 04/15/14 02:35 PM (71.175.38.221)

I have a Kindle Touch. Before going on vacation, I download 7 books from my library and then shut off the wifi. I recharge the battery after 4 dsys or so whether I need to or not.

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JimCandD
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Re: Need advice on Kindle and the like. [Re: Anonymous]
      #1583146 - 04/15/14 05:23 PM (74.221.72.246)

I found some bifocal polarized sun glasses that I use on the beach. It might be a better option if you have a hard time with the bright sun.

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Re: Need advice on Kindle and the like. [Re: CarolynandWalt]
      #1583209 - 04/15/14 09:33 PM (65.13.175.190)

How long is the battery supposed to last, when using the backlight?

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mscottc
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Re: Need advice on Kindle and the like. [Re: Anonymous]
      #1583240 - 04/16/14 06:50 AM (68.38.198.130)

While I can't give you an exact time, it's surprisingly long. There is only one issue I have with the lighting, there is no sensor, so adjusting the light is totally manual, and it's easy to leave the light running full bore when you really don't need it.

That being said, it still blows away anything else I've used for readability in any condition.

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GaKaye
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Re: Need advice on Kindle and the like. [Re: mscottc]
      #1583245 - 04/16/14 07:27 AM (70.193.16.192)

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mscottc said:
While I can't give you an exact time, it's surprisingly long. There is only one issue I have with the lighting, there is no sensor, so adjusting the light is totally manual, and it's easy to leave the light running full bore when you really don't need it.

That being said, it still blows away anything else I've used for readability in any condition.




That's an good point, Scott. I also found it interesting that the instructions suggest that you use a lower light level in the dark, and a higher one in brighter light. I've pretty much just set mine where it's comfortable for reading in the dark, a fairly low level, and don't adjust it for daytime reading as I find I don't really need the light then.

As far as battery life is concerned, I usually charge mine about once a week. The battery truly does last a long time, and if you turn the WiFi off it lasts even longer.


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Re: Need advice on Kindle and the like. [Re: Anonymous]
      #1583499 - 04/17/14 10:21 AM (98.227.230.197)

Thanks everyone for your thoughts. You've been a great help.

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ghjr
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Re: Need advice on Kindle and the like. [Re: Anonymous]
      #1583875 - 04/18/14 08:49 PM (98.95.97.107)

The polarization issue usually only effects one orientation or the other. My Nexus 7 works fine with polarized glasses when held vertical but will appear blank when turned horizontal.

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