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Old 5th September 2013, 07:24   #331
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Interesting! I agree reading from kindle is far more easy on the eyes than reading off the tablet or laptop.
Having said that I do wonder what it is that stops the computer and tablet manufacturers from offering this as a 'reader' option on their products...
There is one e-reader I have used on my computer, try this http://www.magicscroll.net/. I have used it with Google Chrome, not sure if it works with other browsers.
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@Samurai: Did you find any free books on photography from the link that you have posted above?
Good books are not free.

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Wondering what it would take to bring this e-ink technology also to the tablets!
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Having said that I do wonder what it is that stops the computer and tablet manufacturers from offering this as a 'reader' option on their products...
Computers & Tablets are backlit displays, they have to be. E-ink is not backlit.
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Good books are not free.
Well, not necessarily. I've found quite a few books for free that are really worth the read.
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Need help on Kindle Paperwhite.

Today I checked Paperwhite in Croma and I found that page change was quite detracting. I mean while moving to another page, entire screen will first go to black and after that it will refresh to next page with white background and black font. I am not sure but those were not PDF content as it was for demo and it had some pre-existing files.

Can anyone please comment on this? Is it normal?

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Need help on Kindle Paperwhite.

Today I checked Paperwhite in Croma and I found that page change was quite detracting. I mean while moving to another page, entire screen will first go to black and after that it will refresh to next page with white background and black font. I am not sure but those were not PDF content as it was for demo and it had some pre-existing files.

Can anyone please comment on this? Is it normal?

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Yes, that's how the e-ink displays work. When it goes entirely black, it reloads the next 2-3 pages at a time and once it reloads, it does not consume any battery until the next refresh.
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There is something called Page Refresh, that can be configured in settings to refresh the E ink display every page or not. For normal novels where every page has a similar text interns if text size, turning this off is better.
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There is an option to disable this in the settings 'Page Refresh'. You can turn it off when reading normal novels, where the text in every page is more or less of the same size and format.
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Thank you guys. Sales people are stereotypes and couldn't answer me.
One more question : can we copy files directly from computer? I think we should be but not sure.

Thanks.
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Thank you guys. Sales people are stereotypes and couldn't answer me.
One more question : can we copy files directly from computer? I think we should be but not sure.

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Yes you can copy. Copy through USB and copy it into a particular directory. It works.
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I just ordered a base kindle version from Amazon site. There is an offer now with a reduction of thousand rupees. I checked out the paperwhite version in store. I prefer not to have a light. I do not have any need to read in dark. Hope the base version will provide a good experience.
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Just completed 3 years with my Kindle.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/gadget...ml#post2110844 (Amazon Kindle)

It has been a constant companion, it has visited every state and country I have visited since then. Even when I drive between Manipal & Bangalore, I read it at every breakfast/lunch stop. Must have read more than 100 books on it.
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Just completed 3 years with my Kindle.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/gadget...ml#post2110844 (Amazon Kindle)

It has been a constant companion, it has visited every state and country I have visited since then. Even when I drive between Manipal & Bangalore, I read it at every breakfast/lunch stop. Must have read more than 100 books on it.
That is nice and gives me more confidence. Thanks

I have heard great reviews about the product. I do not travel much; but storage and maintenance of books have become an issue now. So going the kindle way. Hope it will be a good experience.
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I just ordered a base kindle version from Amazon site. There is an offer now with a reduction of thousand rupees. I checked out the paperwhite version in store. I prefer not to have a light. I do not have any need to read in dark. Hope the base version will provide a good experience.
We have the base version too. I bought a leather case for it which has an integrated light. Useful in aeroplanes. It is a great product and I quite enjoy using it, reading from it almost daily.
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Does the lighted cover for Kindle Touch fit Kindle Base? A post online says it will fit though I find the dimensions a little different.

I found a very good deal on ebay for Kindle Touch cover.
http://www.ebay.in/itm/300984871769?...ht_2968wt_1186
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I received the kindle today and am very happy with the product. It feels as if reading from paper and is very lightweight. The user interface is very intuitive.

There are some good books for which the kindle version is much cheaper (around 20% of paperback). For e.g. http://www.amazon.in/Lean-Startup-In...e+lean+startup

I ordered the lighted leather cover from Amazon site as I could not find any cheaper alternative outside. I think a cover is required to protect it as it is thin and would break easily. I do not see much use of the light; but decided to get it as it would be useful during travels.
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