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Old 05-07-2012, 07:01 PM   #16
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It's probably not too long until there are Kindle Touches with backlight support. At least the 5.1.0 software already is (partially?) prepared for it:

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Old 05-08-2012, 08:40 AM   #17
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There is already a bunch of buzz on the Kindle with backlight similar to the Glowlight.
When the KT with lighting comes out, I will buy it immediately. I won't switch to Barnes and Noble though as I still like the Kindle design and ecosystem better.

Amazon didn't seem to mind being slow out of the gate with touch, so I figure we won't see the light until the next refresh cycle in Sept/Oct.
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:37 PM   #18
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There is already a bunch of buzz on the Kindle with backlight similar to the Glowlight.
When the KT with lighting comes out, I will buy it immediately. I won't switch to Barnes and Noble though as I still like the Kindle design and ecosystem better.

Amazon didn't seem to mind being slow out of the gate with touch, so I figure we won't see the light until the next refresh cycle in Sept/Oct.
Thanks. I have been using my KF for reading, but as AnemicOak mentions, it is a fingerprint magnet. Day reading stinks. But I want to be able to read in low light-can't be without my book for the 3 minutes a day the train is dark. I think a KG (Kindle Glow) would be just the ticket.
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:43 PM   #19
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A bit too expensive right now since the normal nook touch has been on sale for about $60, paying an extra $80 just for the glow isn't worth it.
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:17 AM   #20
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I already have my Kindle Touch. I am also waiting for a glowing kindle. It would be a coveted gift to send to my family. It is a pity Amazon is a laggard this time. I hope Amazon would release the first color Kindle.
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:26 AM   #21
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Hate to say it but that light seems as if it would have the same effect as reading on a computer screen. If anyone's got it, I hope you'll say something on it.
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:59 AM   #22
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Hate to say it but that light seems as if it would have the same effect as reading on a computer screen. If anyone's got it, I hope you'll say something on it.
I'm not sure about that. There is no constant refreshing of the screen like on your PC or tablet displays. I still prefer to read in a lighted room, but might get a lit version in the far future. Definitely not switching my kindle touch for a lit version just to get the built-in light.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:44 AM   #23
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Hate to say it but that light seems as if it would have the same effect as reading on a computer screen. If anyone's got it, I hope you'll say something on it.

I haven't seen one in person yet but in my head I keep picturing a nice soft glow...almost like Indiglow on a timex watch. I can't see that being as hard on the eyes as an LCD.
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I have a NTG and it is a soft glow along the line lines of Indiglow though not quite. It isn't eyestraining at all and isn't nearly as bright as a clip on light.
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I have a NTG and it is a soft glow along the line lines of Indiglow though not quite. It isn't eyestraining at all and isn't nearly as bright as a clip on light.
Good to hear!
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