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post #31 of 43
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

Honestly, I only find myself using my Kindle navigation buttons only a minuscule fraction of the time I actually use the device...I think he'll be ok.

I underline with them a fair amount. How good is the touch when it comes to underlining text? I'm happy with my kindle 3.
post #32 of 43
Anyone know if there are any new non-fire models set to be released soon?
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post

God damnit. I've thought about it again and now I want the Touch. I think I'll exchange.

Did you end up exchanging? I am thinking about a kindle since I have always been impressed with the e-ink displays and now that they also make new books available to prime subscribers for lending. No hate on the Nook, but as Prime subscriber (with 4.5 years left locked in at half price), it doesn't make sense for me to not be inside the amazon ecosystem.

I think I want the basic (or the old keyboard) since I think touchscreens are an abomination that are going to destroy the world some day. Also, it just seems easier to let my fingers hang out on the side buttons of the device rather than to deal with taps and swipes to go forward and back on pages....also means you can't hold on to the screen or try to wipe it clean without risking turning the page.
The basic kindle is also a little smaller and lighter.

The downsides are that you can't get it with 3G which is not a big deal since I have my phone and can put it in hotspot mode (also why I am not super concerned about it being a pain to type on the basic...I can just search for books and manage my library from the phone app) and that it is lacking a couple of features like X-Ray and audio (neither of which I really care about).

And at $79 with special offers...the price is right. I can't tell if there is a hack to get rid of the offers (there is for the touch and the keyboard but it relies on an mp3 so I don't think it works on the basic) but they only display when it is off and I can still pay to get rid of them later.
post #33 of 43
Have any of you seen the touch and regular Kindle next to each other? The difference in clarity is obvious. The touch has muddled text because of the extra layer they have to put over the screen.
post #34 of 43
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Anyone know if there are any new non-fire models set to be released soon?
Did you end up exchanging? I am thinking about a kindle since I have always been impressed with the e-ink displays and now that they also make new books available to prime subscribers for lending. No hate on the Nook, but as Prime subscriber (with 4.5 years left locked in at half price), it doesn't make sense for me to not be inside the amazon ecosystem.
I think I want the basic (or the old keyboard) since I think touchscreens are an abomination that are going to destroy the world some day. Also, it just seems easier to let my fingers hang out on the side buttons of the device rather than to deal with taps and swipes to go forward and back on pages....also means you can't hold on to the screen or try to wipe it clean without risking turning the page.
The basic kindle is also a little smaller and lighter.
The downsides are that you can't get it with 3G which is not a big deal since I have my phone and can put it in hotspot mode (also why I am not super concerned about it being a pain to type on the basic...I can just search for books and manage my library from the phone app) and that it is lacking a couple of features like X-Ray and audio (neither of which I really care about).
And at $79 with special offers...the price is right. I can't tell if there is a hack to get rid of the offers (there is for the touch and the keyboard but it relies on an mp3 so I don't think it works on the basic) but they only display when it is off and I can still pay to get rid of them later.

They display when the screensaver is on, not when the Kindle is off. Who looks at their Kindle when the screensaver is on? Not me.
post #35 of 43
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Originally Posted by Reggs View Post

Have any of you seen the touch and regular Kindle next to each other? The difference in clarity is obvious. The touch has muddled text because of the extra layer they have to put over the screen.

I've never had an issue with reading on the Touch (yes, I exchanged for the Touch and am happy with it). Don't think it's a big deal.
post #36 of 43
Alright, my Basic is here and seems nice.

Typing to do the setup isn't easy but its not too bad and not something I will do frequently (easier to do it on a phone or computer anyways), It syncs up to the portable-hotspot on my phone so no issues with lack of 3G.

Now I want something to put it in...I don't think I want a real case as they all seem bulky and crappy...but a sleeve to store it in might not be a bad idea. This one looks pretty sweet:
http://www.hardgraft.com/products/kindlebook-heritage
post #37 of 43
Does anyone have reference books on their readers? It would be nice to have a book like Food Lover's Companion or Perfumes: The Guide on the Kindle but navigation would seem like a cast-iron bitch.
post #38 of 43
anyone have pictures of the kindle 4 inside of the medium saddleback leather gadget sleeve? I am worried that it will be too long (the pictures of a kindle 3 keyboard have it fitting perfectly or just sticking out a little) or that it won't really stick in the sleeve very well.

I have realized that I definitely need a sleeve or a case...damaging a page in a paperback only bothers you for about 30 seconds but a scratch or a nick on the screen is like taking a small drillbit and putting a hole all of the way through every book you ever read.

The amazon case is the only case I actually like (since it doesn't use fugly ass elastic bands to hold the device in place) but I have trouble spending $40 on some nasty leather when the saddleback sleeve or the wool felt sleeves are in the same price range and might work on the kindle 7 while I can't imagine the custom fit kindle 4 case will fit anything they sell 9 months from now.
post #39 of 43
I don't know if this helps, but this is the case I use on my Touch: http://www.amazon.com/Marware-jurni-Kindle-Touch-Cover/dp/B005HSG35Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335460009&sr=8-1

It's made to fit the K4 Basic and Touch. I love it, works perfectly, and keeps everything out. $25 isn't a terrible price, either.
post #40 of 43
ugh that's pretty ugly and I think I would hate reading with that big thing attached to the back (and while they would help keep everything out, I don't want zippers).

I refuse to buy anything that uses stupid little elastic hooks to grab the device. Amazon has the right idea with their cases that snap around the device and I have seen a marware case for the Fire that has clips that snap into place on the edges of the device. The elastic bands on the side just look so ugly.
post #41 of 43
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

ugh that's pretty ugly and I think I would hate reading with that big thing attached to the back (and while they would help keep everything out, I don't want zippers).
I refuse to buy anything that uses stupid little elastic hooks to grab the device. Amazon has the right idea with their cases that snap around the device and I have seen a marware case for the Fire that has clips that snap into place on the edges of the device. The elastic bands on the side just look so ugly.

Let us know what you decide on. I'm curious to see what it'll look like.
post #42 of 43
Ended up going with the Saddleback gadget sleeve in tobacco
http://www.saddlebackleather.com/Classic-Gadget-Sleeve.html?sc=8&category=1290

It is a little bigger than it needs to be to fit the kindle basic but it means that if I ever replace it with another model in the future, this thing will be guaranteed to fit (while the amazon branded case you can be sure as hell will never fit another kindle).
Awesome tick piece of leather and since it is in the Tobacco color, it will get some awesome color on it this summer from sitting out in the sun while reading--which I am able to do since I got the e-ink display rather than the kindle fire.
post #43 of 43
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Ended up going with the Saddleback gadget sleeve in tobacco
http://www.saddlebackleather.com/Classic-Gadget-Sleeve.html?sc=8&category=1290
It is a little bigger than it needs to be to fit the kindle basic but it means that if I ever replace it with another model in the future, this thing will be guaranteed to fit (while the amazon branded case you can be sure as hell will never fit another kindle).
Awesome tick piece of leather and since it is in the Tobacco color, it will get some awesome color on it this summer from sitting out in the sun while reading--which I am able to do since I got the e-ink display rather than the kindle fire.

Looks nice. Personally a full-zip case to a sleeve, but it's really whatever works for you.
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