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Old 01-30-2013, 01:10 PM   #31
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As is most of the lighting in my house.
past Christmas put LED Christmas lights up
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:16 PM   #32
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LED= macular degenerescence, or something like that. Once they make a non-LED Kindle PW, I'll buy it. I spend enough time at the computer already. This is also why I'll never buy a tablet.
what wave length is problem?
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:36 PM   #33
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I don't think I could. My Kobo Glo died over Christmas, and I tried to go back to my Sony PRS-T1 (which I do actually prefer as a device). Couldn't do it. I've become ridiculously dependent on the light, not just for reading in dark places, but to enhance reading everywhere. I find it so much easier to read with light, often because it reduces the effect of shadows on the screen. Whilst I could still read in these situations, the light makes it much easier on my eyes.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:03 PM   #34
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Bought the Nook Simple Touch with glow light for my wife. I like that you can turn off the light when you don't need it. It has an SD card slot so the hidden partition is not that big of a problem. The next one I buy for me will have a back light.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:16 PM   #35
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I mostly don't use the light, still reading on my T1.

It's still usefull when power and light goes off in the métro, and in dimly light places.

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Yeah, but how many of those dimly-lit places that you actually now read in (as opposed to just being able to read in) are places you can't just turn on a normal light? Not many, I'm expecting.
Inside the métro. I spent lots of my time reading there.

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Old 01-30-2013, 02:20 PM   #36
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Would you ever buy another e-ink device that does not have this front-lit capability?
No. I mainly read at night and find my Paperwhite to be a major improvement over all my other Kindles with lighted covers.
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Yeah, but how many of those dimly-lit places that you actually now read in (as opposed to just being able to read in) are places you can't just turn on a normal light? Not many, I'm expecting.
Yes, lots

And I wannna wanna wah wah really really want a paperwhite. Bought one for my husband for Christmas and it is so much better than my kk. Only snag is I can't put audiobooks on it, but I can use my phone for that.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:14 PM   #38
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Would you ever buy another e-ink device that does not have this front-lit capability?


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No. I don't think I could ever go back to awful look of eInk after using my PW. I'm spoiled and my K3 and K4s just sit there looking lonely. The light makes a huge difference. If I even look at my other Kindles I see this dirty screen and go right back to my PW.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:30 PM   #39
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As some have mentioned, the front light not only facilitates reading in a variety of settings and situations, but it also removes the 'grayish/greenish' tint that e-ink is infamous for.

Personally, this never really bothered me - I've been an e-ink adopter since the Sony PRS 500 and have seen the screens get progressively faster and less dark.

Now, with a front-lit technology in place, these earlier screens that I found more than readable are now almost unreadable.

I could never go back, although I still have a Pocketbook 360 that sits in a closet unloved and alone.



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Old 01-30-2013, 03:35 PM   #40
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No. I moved the ugly floor lamp behind my reading chair to the basement once I got my Glo and I don't want it back.
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I could never go back, although I still have a Pocketbook 360 that sits in a closet unloved and alone.
Would you sell it to a new home where it would be loved again?

I have Kindle Paperwhite and I still prefer to read on my old - and failing - PB360. I am usually reading in places where there is sufficient light. I use PW when I go for vacation to places where there are less-than-ideal lightning conditions. I value pocketability of my PB360 more than the light on PW. Not to mention much, *MUCH* better software.
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Yeah, but how many of those dimly-lit places that you actually now read in (as opposed to just being able to read in) are places you can't just turn on a normal light? Not many, I'm expecting.
Poorly lit Trains, buses, trolleys & subway stations!
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Now, with a front-lit technology in place, these earlier screens that I found more than readable are now almost unreadable.
perhaps you should then consult your ophthalmologist

the glow has clearly damaged your eyes...
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Would you sell it to a new home where it would be loved again?

I have Kindle Paperwhite and I still prefer to read on my old - and failing - PB360. I am usually reading in places where there is sufficient light. I use PW when I go for vacation to places where there are less-than-ideal lightning conditions. I value pocketability of my PB360 more than the light on PW. Not to mention much, *MUCH* better software.

PM me, please.



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Yeah, but how many of those dimly-lit places that you actually now read in (as opposed to just being able to read in) are places you can't just turn on a normal light? Not many, I'm expecting.
My whole apartment is poor lighting so for me that would be everywhere I read the PW is needed.
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