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Yes. Upgrading from Paperwhite. 17 22.67%
Yes. Upgrading from and old reader, or different brand. 7 9.33%
No. Have Paperwhite already. Not enough improvement. 44 58.67%
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:22 AM   #76
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Does lack of a USB port mean there is no way to upload books from your laptop to the Kindle? Or can you email them? I do that to get eBooks from my laptop to my iPad.
I think you've misunderstood the previous conversation. All Kindles have a USB port, and the file system mounts as a drive on the PC. You can simply copy books to the appropriate folder on that mounted drive.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:26 AM   #77
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Thanks Harry.

I'm thinking of a Paperwhite but have always used a Sony and I have a ton of books on my laptop. Anyway, I saw this thread and thought this would be a good place to pose the question.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:32 AM   #78
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Just put your books into Calibre, and upload them to the Kindle from there. Calibre will noiselessly convert them to AZW3 before uploading (and will of course keep your EPUB too).

Make sure you set Calibre to use AZW3. IIRC, it defaults to MOBI, which restricts the possibilities to make the book look like the way it looked as an EPUB.
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:26 PM   #79
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Thanks Katsunami. That should prove to be very useful advice.
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:06 PM   #80
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As is customary for me, I will upgrade to the new Paperwhite even if the only difference is that its called the Paperwhite 2. Then my original Paperwhite will go to my mom.
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:35 PM   #81
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Does lack of a USB port mean there is no way to upload books from your laptop to the Kindle? Or can you email them? I do that to get eBooks from my laptop to my iPad.
What happened is, some fool thinks Amazon should get RID of the USB port on Kindles. He wants it to be waterproof, but neglected to realize that he's the only one who thinks so.

Of course, you could ALSO email them, but that is a whole nother story, and only useful for multiple devices, sync and cloud storage, so lets not go there. (Unless you really want to.)

By the way, a workaround to put books on your iPad with calibre: in calibre, click on Connect/Share and select on the dropdown "Connect to iTunes" which will allow you to send your books to device where device=iTunes. Once calibre puts them into iTunes, you should be able to use iTunes sync to save them to your iPad/iThingy.

Much faster than mail, although it would be better if Apple just let you save stuff through the file explorer...
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:16 PM   #82
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That explains it. Sometimes I need to reboot because the front-light gets stuck. It won't turn on when it's off, or won't turn off when it's on. It has something to do with the interaction between the sleep cover magnet and the on-off button. A reboot fixes this. It happened a few days ago, so I'll take a look at the clock.
I've had that same problem, but I have always solved it by accident. I go to the intensity screen and bump the light intensity up or down by a notch. That has always turned the light on, and then I just move it back to seven where it belongs (for me). It's much faster than rebooting. (actually, it's not by accident anymore. I might be a slow learner, but I do learn.)
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:00 PM   #83
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Has anyone mentioned a solar powering cover? I know these things don't use much power but it would be nice if they could charge up by leaving them in the sun. The only problem here is I love a nice leather cover on my ereaders and that would interfere. It might also destroy what appear to be a huge revenue stream for Amazon...
It took me a while, but I found it again! I knew there was another question someplace. They made one for the Kindle 4, and one for the Kindle Touch but I don't think they ever made one for the Paperwhite. It seems to me that putting that much weight in the top of the case would just throw off the balance completely.

Back to the original question? I've had (and have) several earlier models and a Fire HD, but the Paperwhite is still the best fit for me. The problems I have aren't in the hardware, but in the software. I really miss being able to move forward a chapter at a time, and maintaining collections is still a nightmare. Still, just about everything else is great. No Paperwhite II for me thanks... unless I get one really really cheap. Then I'll get one and add it to the collection.
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Things that would get me to buy a PW2 would be -- speaker or headphone jack for readback as with K2 and K3, bigger screen, more storage. Better lighting doesn't do it for me since my PW looks fine.
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Old 08-01-2013, 02:24 PM   #85
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All I want is an option to sideload books
I assume you can do that on the current PW, right? The way you said it makes me wonder a little, so I just wanted to confirm.
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Old 08-01-2013, 05:17 PM   #87
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I assume you can do that on the current PW, right? The way you said it makes me wonder a little, so I just wanted to confirm.
You can.

What I mean is that I don't need any other options beside sideloading books, and setting reading preferences such as font sizes and types (and lots of that), so I can read books.

I don't care for integrated Twitter, Facebook, GoodReads, LinkedIn (so your boss can see what you read in your spare time too). I also don't care for TTS, MP3 playback, or audiobooks on an e-reader. My phone is smaller, and can do these things (much) better if I want it to.

The only thing I can see being useful is the integrated store, if you are ready to (or want) to trust Amazon to provide every book you want to read. (And besides that, keep their cloud up, and provide it forever for every future e-reader they release.)

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Old 08-03-2013, 01:15 AM   #88
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The only thing I can see being useful is the integrated store, if you are ready to (or want) to trust Amazon to provide every book you want to read. (And besides that, keep their cloud up, and provide it forever for every future e-reader they release.)
And don't forget their ability to "upgrade" the books after you've downloaded them. I'm SURE the new editions are much much better than the ones I originally had, but I didn't notice anything wrong with them the first time.
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:31 AM   #89
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I love my Paperwhite but honestly I do not see a reason to upgrade to the next generation. This one does all I need it to do. Now the latest generation Kindle Fire, that is a whole different story...
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