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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Gifting a Kindle Question
« on: April 14, 2017, 07:18:14 am »
Thanks Ann. I'll probably try the test you suggested. I appreciate you're suggestions.


Let's Talk Kindle! / Gifting a Kindle Question
« on: April 13, 2017, 03:50:53 pm »
Woot had a refurbished Kindle (don't remember the model but it has a single button at the bottom) for under $20 yesterday so I bought one for my sister as a gift. It is being shipped to me and I'd like to sideload a few MOBI books that I have before I give it to her so she will be able to read something right away. Will those books still be on the device when she registers the Kindle with Amazon? She has never expressed a desire for a Kindle but she enjoys reading outdoors, so I thought it would be a good introduction to Kindles. If she likes it, she can always upgrade to a newer device. If she doesn't like it, it was an inexpensive gift. I love my Voyage.


I figured it out. I had it in a collection. After removing it from the collection, I was able to get it to disappear.

I uploaded a book on my Voyage and deleted the book. However, it is still showing up in my collection. When I click on it, it says item not available. The item you were reading has been removed and is no longer available on your Kindle. That's great, but I'd also like to get rid of the book cover. What am I missing?


I figured it out. Rather than delete this post, I'll just put the answer below in case someone else runs into this same problem. I couldn't find it when I did a search.

I kept pressing items so I'm not 100% sure this is the way I did it....I pressed "All Items"  and "On Device". That brought up the deleted collection "Current" although it was grayed out. I just pressed it and a menu of items appeared. One of the items was "Return to Device" (probably not those exact words but it's obvious which selection to choose.  It then became active on my device. Hope this helps the next person who makes this mistake.


I deleted a collection called "Current" on my Voyage. In it I had a book that was sideloaded and I just wanted to delete the book. Oops, I deleted the collection. By the way, when I got the box that told me I was deleting the collection, it would not let me cancel out of it or let me return Home. So poof, away it went.  I figured, OK, I'll just add a new collection and call it "Current" again but it says that I already have a collection by that name in the Cloud.

I clicked on Cloud on the Voyage and could not find that collection. Where/how do I retrieve that collection? If I'm not able to, I suppose I can just start a new one "Currently Reading" or something like that.

So how do I delete the book from my Voyage?


I'm selling my Kindle Keyboard because I have upgraded to the Kindle Voyage. $75 includes free shipping to US. Prefer PayPal or check (will ship after check clears).

This Kindle Keyboard is gently used and has always been covered with a skin from DecalGirl. It comes with the official Amazon Leather Lighted Case in Apple Green. I also have an M-Edge Leisure Jacket for protection at the beach or pool. It's not waterproof (you can't take your Kindle underwater) but it protects the Kindle from splashes and from sand. Also comes with the original charger. I also have another DecalGirl skin that I bought before the dragonflies. I'm not sure you can reuse it but I'll throw it in in case you can.


Edited because I hit Post before I finished!
Edited because it sold.

I believe the power button is accessible on the Amazon cover, but you don't really need it as it will wake/sleep automatically when you open/close the cover.

I don't recall seeing discounts on covers -- except maybe when the device itself is no longer available new.

If you want a less expensive -- and, in my opinion, superior -- cover, look at the Fintie styles. There's lots more variety and they're lighter and thinner.  Unless you are really hard on a device, it should be plenty.

And if you don't ever plan to use the stand up feature -- well, it's a bug, in my opinion. The cover isn't rigid -- though still protective -- but I don't like that it flips over the top. When open or closed it will lie flat against the thing -- unless you set it to be a stand.  It uses magnets so, really, it's not like it just randomly floppy. I actually like how the one for my Fire works -- but don't think it's right for a Kindle.

Thanks, Ann. At least I know Amazon has a great return policy if I don't like it. I might run over to Best Buy. I think they have the non-leather Origami covers there. I'll check them out and go from there. I do want real leather though. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed that the leather cover will be discounted for Black Friday. I can wait it out.


The Origami is of course very easy to take out, held in by magnets. It has the button access in the cover so no issues there.
I don't use it for a stand myself and I prefer flip top type covers as I like to be able to hold from each side. When its folded back, it snaps onto the back of the device totally flat with the magnets. So no flopping around. I like to put a finger in between the folded back cover to hold and its a bit more challenging because its not a firm solid flap because of the origami. But I figured it out after a while.

Overall I really like it. I also read without a cover at times so I can do both with this one.

That was great that you were able to get $20 off. I also like the fact that it is easy to remove from the cover should I want to read it naked. I've read others having difficulty removing their Voyage from some of the other cases. I appreciate your response.


Want a pink one? I sell it to you! ;)

Thanks for your response. I'd take you up on your offer but I think I want the red leather one.

I'm thrilled with the Kindle Voyage I got yesterday. What a difference from my old KK. Although I'd love to read it naked, I know better and need to keep it protected while I read. I read through the entire Kindle Covers thread (twice) clicking on every cover mentioned. I love my official Amazon Lighted Cover for the KK so I think I'll stick with a proven brand. The Origami design will probably take some time getting used to for me, but I think the flip top might work out well. I have read the love-hate relationship many have, but I know it's a personal preference.

My question is since Amazon dropped the price of the Voyage $30 and is obviously trying to empty their stock, do you think they will discount the Leather Origami covers any time soon. This would require a crystal ball, I realize, but I wasn't sure what Amazon's trend has been with discounting covers in the past. Do they ever do that? I can sit tight and wait it out for a month or so and be careful with the naked Voyage in the meantime if there is a history of Amazon discounting covers from time to time. Otherwise, I'll just bite the bullet and order one now; maybe the red one.

Also, I may have missed it in reading through the thread, but is the power button accessible on that cover? I'm not sure I will ever need to prop it up on the table to read, so my other question is will the back part that folds be bothersome if I just want to flip the cover back and read? Will it flop around the folds? I wish there was a YouTube review and demo of the cover as it's a totally different concept for me.


I have lots of books on my old Kindle that are in MOBI format. I didn't think to look to see if they could be easily transferred to the new Kindle Voyage. These are books I purchased a long time ago that I have backed up on my computer. I'm hoping I can just connect the Voyage to my computer and drag and drop. I'll dig further to see if that's possible but thought maybe someone here would know off the bat.


Edit: Just read the specs page on the Voyage and I see it does support unprotected MOBI format, so I think I'm safe to go.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: New Paperwhite is on sale
« on: November 02, 2015, 01:31:05 pm »
Thank you! I'm ordering it now.


Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: New Paperwhite is on sale
« on: November 02, 2015, 01:14:26 pm »
I figured it was a sign that new models would be released. I had to put off purchasing a new one a few months ago because we were in the midst of vacation plans and never got around to it. Glad I waited now. I think I will go for the Voyage as it will be a big step up from my old Kindle Keyboard. Do I click on the ad at the top of the screen (KB featured Book with a link to Amazon) to order so the forum gets a small commission, or is there another link I'm not seeing?


Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: New Paperwhite is on sale
« on: November 02, 2015, 12:24:11 pm »
There is now an Amazon Prime deal of $30 off either the Paperwhite or Voyage. Limited time offer so don't know when it ends. Discount will be applied at checkout. I'm ready to update my old Kindle Keyboard. Just don't know which one to get.

Just noticed this when I logged on to Amazon to look at Kindles. I'm in need of a new one and the $90 price for a Paperwhite/$170 for Voyage is very tempting. I don't know how long this deal will last. Discount will be applied at checkout.


Good to know. Thanks again.

Thank you, Ann and Barry, for your recommendations. I think I'll run up to Best Buy soon and compare the features and feel of both the Paperwhite and Voyage.


Let's Talk Kindle! / Replace K3 Battery or buy new Voyage or Paperwhite?
« on: August 31, 2015, 12:10:53 pm »
My Kindle is really old (Kindle 3 Keyboard) and it's still on it's original battery. I haven't read too much in the past few years, but I'm now retired--so plan on reading a bit more. My Kindle doesn't hold a charge very long. A new battery is about $30. I don't know how long the Kindle will hold up even if I do replace a battery. (Do you see me trying to talk myself into a new Kindle?!!!). I haven't looked at Kindles in ages and see they've come a long way in screen resolution, etc. I'll have to check out the new Paperwhite and the new Voyage to see for myself. Any reason I should get one over the other? I'm not so interested in spending an extra $80 if I don't need it; on the other hand, if it's a big improvement, I'll go the extra $. Also, when do new models usually come out? Do they discount the older models?

My other question is about the "Special Offers". My Kindle came out before Special Offers existed. I understand they are on the screen when you are not reading, but do they pop up in the middle of a reading session too? That would be annoying. I can live with (and save $) with the Special Offers if it's not too big an annoyance.

A few other thoughts. I have lots of books in MOBI format. Would I just hook the new Kindle up to my computer and drag the files over to the new Kindle? I'd hate to lose all the books I already have. I have my Kindle3 in the original Amazon lighted cover and always liked it. Just wondered your thoughts on with or without covers for the new Kindles since they are already lighted.

So: Replace Battery/Replace Kindle?
      Special Offers/No Special Offers?
      Cover/No Cover

Thanks in advance for your advice.



Kindle Accessories / Are Kindle Keyboard and Kindle 3 the exact same size?
« on: December 10, 2011, 09:15:02 am »
Just wondering if a cover for K3 will also fit a Kindle Keyboard. I think they are the same but I wanted to be certain.


Archives / SOLD -- FS: Kindle 3 Cover: M-Edge New Yorker Page Turner
« on: December 03, 2011, 12:40:24 pm »
k3 New Yorker cover

Just got my box. It was heavy so I thought SURELY it had a Kindle in it. But, alas, I wasn't the Kindle winner. Here's what I got:

Cambridge Jacket
New Yorker GO! Jacket
M-Edge Screen Protectors
Sidewalk Chalk (grandkids will love this!)
Magnetic Frame
Mesh Cosmetic Bag
Vanilla Hand Sanitizer sample (not pictured, already grabbed by family member)

Always fun to get a mystery box!

Kindle Accessories / Re: M-Edge Mystery Box for Kindle 3 - Fun way to save!
« on: September 29, 2011, 02:18:32 pm »
Just ordered mine, too. I love a mystery. We got our granddaughter a Kindle for her birthday in August and it is still naked. So the covers are for her.

By the way, we just got back from our beach vacation and I loved reading my protected Kindle using the Leisure Jacket. It was perfect!

I've heard the audio books take up a lot of space. I'm betting that's the culprit.

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