why would anyone buy an eink kindle anymore?

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  • 3 weeks ago

    I got one because I wouldn't want a tablet, I wouldn't use it for anything other than reading. An ereader is much less expensive and much better for reading.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Simple: no other kind of display screen is better suited to reading books with.

    E-ink screens remain clear to read in bright light, have an antireflective screen surface, use very little power so I can take mine on a two week holiday and never need to charge it, and they’re lightweight. 

    My phone or laptop both eat battery power ferociously, have reflective screens, are nearly impossible to read in bright light. There’s also the fact that if I’m on a beach then I don’t want to worry about my phone or laptop being stolen when I go for a swim.  I have no such worries when I take my oldest, simplest, battered but reliable basic Kindle with me. 

    I have a Paperwhite beside my bed for nighttime reading, plus a Kindle Voyage in a nice protective leather origami-fold case which I carry around with me whilst commuting or travelling for work.

    I couldn’t see the point of an E-ink Kindle until I bought one. After that I couldn’t do without it. I also have a single Kindle Fire which is a far inferior reading device in general but has one single advantage: because it has a colour display screen it’s the only Kindle I use when I need it for Illustrated cookery books and other illustrated reference books.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    cheap book reader

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  • 4 weeks ago

    If you are reading a book on an e-ink device, it's much easier on the eyes than a backlit tablet!  I can read a whole book this way, something I can't do with my tablet!

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  • 4 weeks ago

    cause they like them

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    E-ink technology is used in the Paperwhite. Nothing wrong with the paperwhite, it's perfect for me.

    • W4 weeks agoReport

      Agreed. Easy on the eyes and the right size. Plus you don't look like a wanker squinting at your cell phone. 

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