Kindle Chat - which one?

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Disco wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:14 pm Thanks all.

Ok so with the 3G which I would like, and "without ads" - I assume "with ads" means there is some kind of ad banner?? - it's quite expensive so I will wait for a bit of money off I think. I didn't realise they cost that much! £220!
The paper white is current £130 without ads, 8gb WiFi connection, no 3G though.

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I will wait for an offer/ sale definitely.

How many books can 8GB hold? I know that's a bit how long is a piece of string!
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I have a Paperwhite and love it. It’s light and a great size and the backlight can be adjusted.
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Disco wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:39 pm I will wait for an offer/ sale definitely.

How many books can 8GB hold? I know that's a bit how long is a piece of string!
I am pretty sure mine is 8gb, and I have about 700 books on it. I don't know how much space I have left.
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Ok! That's good then! I was thinking I would have to go for a 32gb.
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I just googled, and I can fit 6000 books on it :lol:
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eBook files are basically just word docs and are tiddly in comparison to photo, music, video files. 32Gb would be a library’s worth! If you download audiobooks 8Gb would still give you several hundred books, just normal eBooks probably about 6,000?
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I had a kindle 4 which I liked but was heavy and the battery stopped charging. So I bought a paperwhite, which I like for the light and the weight of it, but I miss the buttons and I really, really don’t like the way collections and books are organised on it. I paid extra for no ads which I think is worth it.
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Great thanks. I definitely will be ok with an 8gb one! Good.
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I also have a Paperwhite and love it. I really like the dullness of the screen, being much less shiny and brain dazzling than a phone or tablet. I love being able to read in bed with no brightness and very calm screen.

I sort of wish it had buttons to turn the pages but only because if I'm reading in bed, I don't want to have to move my arms too much to turn pages. Lazy.

It is also very light and doesn't hurt if you fall asleep and drop it on your own face :))
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happyhighlandcoo wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:06 am I really like the dullness of the screen, being much less shiny and brain dazzling than a phone or tablet. I love being able to read in bed with no brightness and very calm screen.
This is definitely a big reason I didn't want to use the kindle app on my ipad. I don't want the bright glare.
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I would pay the extra for the Paperwhite. I have the more basic model but it's a bit heavier (which matters when you are cocooned in your duvet) and doesn't have a light. As Hobbes said, the ads are only on the lock screen, they don't interfere with the reading screens at all, but I paid to do without and I still love the literature-related pictures you get instead :love: You can pay the extra £10 to remove them at any time.

I love my Kindle so much. I too had one of the early 3G ones with a keyboard; I remember using it to get on here when I was in Rhodes in 2012 :)) While the proper readers are way better than reading on a phone or tablet, I also like the fact I can access whatever I'm reading if I'm unexpectedly waiting somewhere, as it will be on my phone.
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I also had a 3G keyboard one, but S got me a Paperwhite a couple of Christmases ago, and it is a lot lighter and easier to read. I loved the original one, but when I got it I don't think phone contracts were as likely as now to be unlimited, so now I wouldn't bother with 3G and just download to the app on my phone if I needed to, then put it onto the kindle when I was in reach of wifi. I have downloaded to it by tethering to my phone, but in the Lakes, not abroad :)).

The Paperwhite ones are waterproof, so if you want to read in the bath or by the pool you can relax. Also, you can listen to Audible on them if you bluetooth them to a speaker.

Oh, and I wouldn't worry too much about the storage, as everything you buy is saved on Amazon, so you can add and remove things as much as you like. You can easily get hundreds of books on one, and in the unlikely event that you filled it up you can just shuffle them around a bit so the ones you've read go back to the cloud and you download different ones. I've filled mine before when I downloaded a million Audible books for reasons that make no real sense.
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I’ve got a paperwhite and I love it. I got one with ads as they aren’t intrusive, they just show up on the loading screen. You can also pay later to take them off if they annoy you. I got the 3G version too, with no roaming data now in Europe I would buy it again (not that I intend to travel much!).

My friend got the oasis after a few years of using the paperwhite and she couldn’t get on with it at all, she said it was too bulky.
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I got my original 3g keyboard one on in 2011 and like others used it to browse turtle look up maps etc very clunky in Florida that year

I then got the Voyage with the haptic page turner buttons in 2014 for my 40th

My next one will be a waterproof one as currently I put it in a waterproof holder which is really awkward

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I've got a bog standard one. I stock up in WiFi before I go on holiday. I never wanted a back lit one as they bother my eyes so went for the cheapest available model. It's absolutely fine for my requirements.
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They do one now with a built in front light. The bloke has it. Looks nice. I have a paperwhite which I really like. Just WiFi.
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What does it mean when they have 3G? Do you have to pay for a subscription / sim?
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The newer bog standard ones have a light on them. I know the paperwhite is waterproof but I didn't need that when I needed a new one so went with the standard. I went for with ads and, as others have said, it's just on the loading screen and I never notice what is on them.
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Thanks I'm definitely getting a paperwhite, 8gb, just wifi when there is a sale and will pay to not have adverts on it.
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