Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Shifting gears > Gadgets, Computers & Software


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 20th June 2014, 06:00   #376
Senior - BHPian
 
extreme_torque's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 3,521
Thanked: 1,240 Times
Default Re: Amazon Kindle

Reading on an LCD screen is very taxing on the eyes and I read somewhere that it has medical implications as well in the long run. After reading through the reviews online and looking at my requirements, I have gone ahead and bought myself a Kobo Glo E-Ink reader.

I got it in a really good deal. If anyone else is interested I can post the deal link here.
extreme_torque is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th September 2014, 11:20   #377
Senior - BHPian
 
Sudipto-S-Team's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 1,294
Thanked: 257 Times
Default Re: Amazon Kindle

Quote:
Originally Posted by procrj View Post
Thanks Guys. I picked up the paperwhite when amazon ran the 20% discount campaign. Finished 4 books. Love the device and carry it around all the time.
Ordered another one for the Mrs.
Need to know something - can it be connected to the Airtel 4G network? Sorry if I sound dumb. But I am seriously considering this and my net connection at home is Airtel 4G through the router. Some guidance will help please as I am quite technology illiterate.

Thanks
Sudipto-S-Team is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th September 2014, 11:48   #378
BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 443
Thanked: 63 Times
Default Re: Amazon Kindle

It can be connected to any network. There are two models, wifi and 3G. If you take the 3G model, it will use it's own 3G network (piggybacking on the various 3g providers in India) and will not use your ISP.
kalpeshc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th September 2014, 11:52   #379
BHPian
 
Newpunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 649
Thanked: 45 Times
Default Re: Amazon Kindle

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sudipto-S-Team View Post
Need to know something - can it be connected to the Airtel 4G network? Sorry if I sound dumb. But I am seriously considering this and my net connection at home is Airtel 4G through the router. Some guidance will help please as I am quite technology illiterate.

Thanks
If you are using an Airtel 4G router, it just works like a Wifi Connection, so you can connect any wifi enabled devices to the network, including the Kindle.
I have an Airtel 4G router too at home and have no problems connecting my Nook to it.
Newpunter is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 25th September 2014, 11:54   #380
BHPian
 
pratyush6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: RNC - BLR
Posts: 480
Thanked: 513 Times
Default Re: Amazon Kindle

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sudipto-S-Team View Post
Need to know something - can it be connected to the Airtel 4G network? Sorry if I sound dumb. But I am seriously considering this and my net connection at home is Airtel 4G through the router. Some guidance will help please as I am quite technology illiterate.

Thanks
Pick up the wifi one - no use spending more on the 3G Version. Most of our phones already can create a hotspot.
pratyush6 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 25th September 2014, 21:13   #381
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Mumbai/Jamshedp
Posts: 319
Thanked: 145 Times
Default Re: Amazon Kindle

i have a basic kindle.
Kindly suggest a simple inexpensive cover for it.
the screen cracked once and was replaced for free.
I don't want to spend a lot.
suggest a place to buy online/delhi
vikramvicky1984 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th September 2014, 10:57   #382
Senior - BHPian
 
Sudipto-S-Team's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 1,294
Thanked: 257 Times
Default Re: Amazon Kindle

Thanks Newpunter and Pratyush.
Sudipto-S-Team is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th September 2014, 12:39   #383
BANNED
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 776
Thanked: 686 Times
Default Re: Amazon Kindle

Quote:
Originally Posted by vikramvicky1984 View Post
i have a basic kindle.
Kindly suggest a simple inexpensive cover for it.
the screen cracked once and was replaced for free.
I don't want to spend a lot.
suggest a place to buy online/delhi
You have to mention the model of the kindle, just search with it online on amazon.in. Plenty of options. I have a very good one that has an inbuilt reading light that cost me 50 USD.
gsurya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th September 2014, 13:33   #384
Senior - BHPian
 
itwasntme's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: BANGALORE
Posts: 2,195
Thanked: 1,239 Times
Default Re: Amazon Kindle

Quote:
Originally Posted by vikramvicky1984 View Post
i have a basic kindle.
Kindly suggest a simple inexpensive cover for it.
the screen cracked once and was replaced for free.
I don't want to spend a lot.
suggest a place to buy online/delhi
Not cheap but good quality - have used one like this for over 6 months now without any wear and tear at all:

http://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B00L...DWXHM6BVC6HQCE
itwasntme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th October 2014, 08:14   #385
Team-BHP Support
 
Eddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Delhi
Posts: 7,337
Thanked: 4,544 Times
Default Re: Amazon Kindle

Does anyone have more details on Kindle Voyage and its launch in India ? Will it be a significant upgrade over the INR 9k paperwhite ?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IOY8XWQ/ref=nav_sap_kp_bb
Eddy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 18th October 2014, 10:48   #386
Team-BHP Support
 
Samurai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: B'lore-Manipal
Posts: 22,245
Thanked: 13,998 Times
Default Re: Amazon Kindle

Even in US it is still pre-order, they are obviously aiming for Christmas sales. It may not come to India until after that.

Meanwhile, my 2nd gen kindle just completed 4 years. Still works perfectly, the quality of this device is just unbelievable. I will upgrade to the Kindle Voyage when it is available.
Samurai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th October 2014, 10:54   #387
BANNED
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 776
Thanked: 686 Times
Default Re: Amazon Kindle

Quote:
Originally Posted by Samurai View Post
Meanwhile, my 2nd gen kindle just completed 4 years. Still works perfectly, the quality of this device is just unbelievable. I will upgrade to the Kindle Voyage when it is available.
Same here, I have a 4+ year old 2nd Gen Kindle with a book cover with pop-up light that works so well I think I wont upgrade till forced to or it fails on me
gsurya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th October 2014, 11:04   #388
Senior - BHPian
 
naveenroy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,317
Thanked: 689 Times
Default Re: Amazon Kindle

Am looking to purchase my first Kindle device. How does the All-New Kindle, 6" Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi sound? as in, is it a good first time device. I read quite a lot.
naveenroy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th October 2014, 11:33   #389
BANNED
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 776
Thanked: 686 Times
Default Re: Amazon Kindle

Quote:
Originally Posted by naveenroy View Post
Am looking to purchase my first Kindle device. How does the All-New Kindle, 6" Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi sound? as in, is it a good first time device. I read quite a lot.
If you really read a LOT then invest in the Paperwhite, you wont need anything else for 3-4 years.
gsurya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th October 2014, 20:48   #390
BHPian
 
Marauder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Delhi
Posts: 195
Thanked: 91 Times
Default Re: Amazon Kindle

Quote:
Originally Posted by naveenroy View Post
Am looking to purchase my first Kindle device. How does the All-New Kindle, 6" Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi sound? as in, is it a good first time device. I read quite a lot.
The major difference between the basic kindle and the paperwhite is the presence of light in the latter. So, it depends on what kind of reading you intend to do.
Marauder is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Amazon.com - Anyone ordered anything? Rtech Shifting gears 191 31st July 2017 22:00
Amazon India is now live @ www.amazon.in Nicky Shifting gears 38 26th June 2013 14:52
Amazon backsourcing to Ireland bigman Shifting gears 4 17th June 2006 18:36
Amazon customer service gone downhill ? bigman Shifting gears 3 25th February 2006 02:57


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 13:21.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks