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Any views on which kindle?

suzygirlsuzygirl Posts: 2,005
edited 18. Feb 2013, 15:20 in Community Chit-chat archive
I want to buy a kindle as I love to read and holding the book is so painful now. I was advised by eye specialist not to buy the basic kindle as I have contrast vision problems. So I was looking at the kindle white, but reviews say it hasn't got audio or mp3 which would be useful.

So anyone got any tips?


  • frogmortonfrogmorton Posts: 25,804 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Suzy

    My Sis has the kindle fire. She had it for Christmas while she was here with me. It does soooooo much more than books :) . I am pretty sure it has audio and MP3 because my Sis listens to audio-books a lot. Is that one any good for your eyes??

    I have one of the 'older' wifi kindles with the keypad.

    and as you know, (from the book-club), I ADORE it :D


    Toni xxx

    Toni xxx
  • lindalegslindalegs Posts: 5,353
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Suzy,

    I have a touch screen Kindle as I have trouble handling real books and for me it's been a boon .....though I don't have eye sight problems. Buying books is so easy as it's wi-fi and you connect to Amazon from the Kindle and download a book in seconds. Sometimes buying is a little too easy :shock: :D

    I did start off with a Sony eReader where you touch a button to turn a page but Sony/Waterstone eBooks are more expensive (or were) than Amazon books. The Sony wasn't very user friendly IMO.

    I don't know anything about the Kindle White.

    Love, Legs x
    'Make a life out of what you have, not what you're missing'
  • suzygirlsuzygirl Posts: 2,005
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks guys. I have just discovered that I can go and see all the e-readers at a well known pc store :D So I am hoping to do that tomorrow, :wink: before my hospital appt.

    Just to make sure I am buying the right one for me.
  • rockchickrockchick Posts: 58
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I was about to suggest you visit C*rrys, if you are able.

    Am*zon do a comparison of the different types on their website. Bear in mind that with the Kindle Fire, the battery time will be hours, rather than weeks, if that is a consideration for you. Slightly larger too, but multi-functional of course.

    Whichever you choose, it will make a huge difference to your reading enjoyment. One of the best inventions ever IMHO.
  • suzygirlsuzygirl Posts: 2,005
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks rock chick (love the name :D )

    The store you mention has a well known pc store inside it :lol: Great minds think alike.
  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,567 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I have a Kindle Four but would love to upgrade to the Kindle Paperwhite simply for the illuminated screen (I'm fed up with the clip-on light for bedtime reading). I admit I'm sad in that I only want to use my Kindle for reading 'cos I'm not fussed about the other things. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • suzygirlsuzygirl Posts: 2,005
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks DD. I also only want my kindle to read. :lol: I have my laptop and phone for anything else. I don't listen to audio books usually, but thought it maybe a nice option to have.
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