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General Category => Equipment => Computers & Software => Topic started by: SpookyKatt on July 15, 2011, 10:31:41 PM

Title: Kindle
Post by: SpookyKatt on July 15, 2011, 10:31:41 PM
Well I finally relented and bought one....well a refurbished one
at any rate.  Its on its way and I've just got the email telling me its
already registered to my amazon account etc which is pretty
smart I must confess  8).

So any advice from any Kindle owners (e.g. sources of 'ahhem' cheap
ebooks would be welcomed  (purely for reference you understand)) or
other tips and tricks.

Although I've been holding out for possibly the next Sony ebook reader
or a colour eInk display screen or just a well spec'd Android tablet
I finally decided on the Kindle as using the device for reading is pretty
key and nothing seems to be beating the eInk in that regard.

So far I've got 70 odd books to go onto it and have found Calibre to
be an excellent tool for handling the ebook format(s).

So rollon the postman.....

Kathleen
Title: Re: Kindle
Post by: G1ZmO on July 15, 2011, 10:50:33 PM
PM sent
Title: Re: Kindle
Post by: SpookyKatt on July 15, 2011, 10:55:03 PM
Nice one, many good books in it ?
Title: Re: Kindle
Post by: G1ZmO on July 15, 2011, 11:54:58 PM
Loads,

chopped the list out cos it was huge :)
Title: Kindle
Post by: bdmhenderson on July 16, 2011, 08:12:52 AM
I've got around 5000 books, you welcome to a copy, around the size of a dvd - of course its just backup purposes, you will aready have a licence for the books ;-)
Title: Re: Kindle
Post by: G1ZmO on July 16, 2011, 08:18:18 AM
but of course! sounds good thx :)
Title: Re: Kindle
Post by: SpookyKatt on July 16, 2011, 09:59:02 AM
Sounds great...karma incoming to you both  ;)
Title: Re: Kindle
Post by: dogfish on July 16, 2011, 12:19:17 PM
Got to get myself one of these. We (I say we, but I really mean Tricia, when we can get the kids off of it) have an iPad, but from what I've seen of the kindle, it is much easier to read. Kathleen, if you don't mind me asking, how much was a refurbished one?

Cheers, Martin
Title: Re: Kindle
Post by: SpookyKatt on July 16, 2011, 01:02:29 PM
No worries martin, it was 115 for the 3G one, a saving of 37 which is better than nothing
in my book.  Its mean't I can get a nice 'book' type cover for it as well and
its still marginally cheaper than a brand new one.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B002LVUWFE/ref=dp_olp_all_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=all

I think the only thing its missing is the mains adaptor plug thingy but it does
come with a usb lead.

I'll let you know what its like when I get it.

Kathleen
Title: Re: Kindle
Post by: gary1968 on July 16, 2011, 03:10:10 PM
Watching this thread with interest, SWMBO has been hinting already for one of these for chrissy this year.......
Is the 3G one worth the extra?

Gary
Title: Re: Kindle
Post by: SpookyKatt on July 16, 2011, 03:18:41 PM
Well Bill has one and spoke quite highly of it on the last forum,
apparently you can check you gmail etc on it.  Brian also
has one and was impressed with it if I recall.

I guess the 3G comes into its own in that wherever you are you
can buy or download a book, the 3G aspect is free :)

I would have been happy with the wi-fi one I must admit but seeing
as how I am getting a (hopefully mint) 3G for around the same price
am even happier.

I must admit its the eInk that has always impressed me, as someone
who spends all day staring at computer screens (like many of us) I must
admit that lcd etc screens have always been my number one put off when
considering buying a tablet for use as an ebook reader, I just would not look
forward to looking at one to read.

But I shall see...whenever I get it that is...

Kathleen



Title: Kindle
Post by: bdmhenderson on July 16, 2011, 09:51:31 PM
if people that want my kindle books backup ;-)

message me there addy i'll stick it in the post on monday
Title: Re: Kindle
Post by: G1ZmO on July 16, 2011, 10:32:18 PM
Reminder: This is an open forum :)
Title: Re: Kindle
Post by: Longjohn54 on July 17, 2011, 05:24:26 PM
I bought Mo a Kindle for her birthday.  It lives in her handbag.  She's never without it.
Title: Re: Kindle
Post by: SpookyKatt on July 17, 2011, 07:14:31 PM
Sounds like another successful client John hehe.  I'm always
amazed by how many folks at work sit and read them at lunchtime
and swear by them.

Kathleen
Title: Re: Kindle
Post by: Longjohn54 on July 17, 2011, 07:55:17 PM
Indeed.  In fact guess what she's doing right now.   http://www.flickr.com/photos/53011089@N04/5946955577/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/53011089@N04/5946955577/)
Title: Re: Kindle
Post by: SpookyKatt on July 17, 2011, 08:03:24 PM
hehehe
Title: Re: Kindle
Post by: SpookyKatt on July 19, 2011, 10:45:29 AM
Well got my kindle yesterday, so far everything seems very
good, its pretty mint I must confess with only some little
marks around one of the buttons but you don't notice
it other when looking at it off axis.  There was a broken
catch in the top catch hole (probably why it was returned)
which prevented me attaching it to the case but I managed to
get that out ok (think its a bit of a design issue with the
case.  It looks like the previous owner had tried to remove the
catch but failed before but there's no real damage, just looks a
little...un-new.

Here are some pictures :

Kathleen

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