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Thread: Kindle Paperwhite

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    Kindle Paperwhite

    Kindle users!!!!!!!!! Mine is dying. I got the Fire, which I did not love as I only wanted a reader and the Fire used a lot of energy and I had to charge all the time Sooooooooooooo does anyone have the Paperwhite, which is what I think I want. My question is, what is with the "Special Offers" VS no special offers?? I really don't want pop ups while I'm reading a book. So if you have a Paperwhite, how does that work for you?? Which did you get and is it worth the extra money to not have "Special Offers"?
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    I have the Kindle Keyboard not the Paperwhite. Special Offers means that when the Kindle moves into sleep mode it will have an offer from Amazon displayed. It NEVER displays at any other time and as soon as you click out of sleep mode it disappears. To me the money saved on the purchase by letting them advertise during sleep mode is worth it. The special offers are almost always for books and are sometimes a good deal.

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    I have an iPad and use my kindle app. I find it is great I just hg.e to a
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    not sure about a paperwhite. I have the keyboard also and it shows an ad when I shut it off. irritates me in only the fact that I think that uses battery power. but not sure it does. I like mine and can't afford to replace it. hope someone gives you the info you need.

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    I bought the Paperwhite for my husband for Christmas. He much prefers it to my Kindle Fire HDX because it is smaller and lighter. The special offers are not an issue when you are reading. He is very pleased with it and would replace it if it stopped working.
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    I've had a Paperwhite 3G for about 15 months, and I love it! I don't subscribe to the "special offers," which only show on the home screen, not when you're reading. All I want is a good reader. I'll check out the other stuff on my computer. I basically use the 3G feature instead of WiFi when I buy another book (which means I don't have to be anywhere near a WiFi signal). The Paperwhite is great for reading in bed and not disturbing my wife (who is the primary user of this quilting board). You can learn more about "special offers" by clicking on "learn more" when you look at any of the Kindles. Anyway, for simply reading, it can't be beat! By the way, I use a wall charger, so I can charge anywhere (without needing a computer). Hope this helps. Good luck. Al from Palm Desert

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    I have the old school kindle maybe 2nd edition 4-5 years or so old I love it its 3G I dont even have adds on the screen saver it's book covers. I prefer reading off that it's easier on my eyes than my iPad I have the kindle app on it too I use it when I read in bed and don't want to disturb my husband. Best part is they sync up so I don't have to look for where I was in the book. Just recently the battery started wearing down where I have to charge it more often, once a week or so.
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    I will say with my keyboard one, I now charge it by connecting to my computer. when ever I did use the plug in an outlet, it always got hot. Scary!!! Amazon even replaced the plug but the same thing happened. so one thing to check out.

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    I used the money D/H gave me for Valentine's Day to buy a refurbished Kindle Paperwhite. I have been very pleased with it so far. I travel by public transit to work each day and have really enjoyed reading on the bus. I bought the refurbished one as it came with the same warranty and was cheaper - more money for fabric I have charged it once since getting it, and I used my android phone charger to do that.
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    AZ Jane, not sure if you already know this (and I apologize if you do), but turning off the Wi-Fi on your Kindle Fire will conserve the battery. When I'm just using mine to read (after the book/magazine/whatever is already downloaded), I simply turn off the Wi-Fi until I'm ready to download again. Just think about it this way - when the Wi-Fi is on, it's always "pinging" back to the internet to see if something is ready to download, which uses battery life.

    As to your original question, as others have said, the special offers don't bother you while reading. I've actually bought several things because of the special offers!

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