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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Kindle Oasis 2 single level back case?
« on: April 19, 2018, 01:19:18 pm »
Hi Everyone,
 I was at the Southcenter mall tonight and I noticed in the Amazon kiosk that they had the Kindle Oasis 2017 cases made by Amazon.   So I got one, but I still donít understand why itís not available on AmazonĎs website.   It was more expensive than I wouldíve liked, but the quality is there so  it was worth it.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Kindle Oasis 2 single level back case?
« on: April 10, 2018, 01:44:10 pm »
 Thank you for the link to that case, I ordered one yesterday.  By the way, has anyone seen a skin that can go over the thicker area on the back of the Kindle Oasis 2 to protect it against scratching?

Let's Talk Kindle! / Kindle Oasis 2 single level back case?
« on: April 08, 2018, 10:21:49 pm »
Hi Everyone,
My Kindle Oasis 2 arrived last week, but it looks like Amazon has bowed out of the case business at least for this ereader.   My problem with the current design of the Kindle Oasis 2 and the cases that I have seen out there for it is that the back of them are not flat.  So when I put my two tablets and my two e-readers into the sleeve to store them or when traveling.  Iíve got one device that is not flat against the other devices.   I have my two tabletís displays facing each other and my two e-readerís displays facing each other to protect the screens.  So is there a case out there for the Kindle Oasis 2 which levels out the entire back of the ereader?   Any advice anyone has regarding this problem would be appreciated.
Thanks Gene

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: GOOD E READER 13" Ereader Indigogo campaign.
« on: March 21, 2016, 07:44:38 pm »
No I'm not going to invest in it because so many of these crowdfunding things are pretty shaky from the get-go.  And right now I've got other things that are far more important to me than getting a 13 inch e-reader.   The question I have after watching the videos they have on their site: Is that actually the product they plan to push out the door to customers  or is it a prototype?  Today because of 3-D printing, you can have something that looks finished, but behind the product everything is dangling and being held together with masking tape.

Let's Talk Kindle! / GOOD E READER 13" Ereader Indigogo campaign.
« on: March 21, 2016, 03:52:33 pm »
I know this is not strictly Kindle related, but you can run the Kindle app on this new 13" Ereader they are trying to raise money for.  Go to  link below to see more.


Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: You don't own your Kindle books, says Amazon
« on: January 24, 2016, 05:08:02 am »
The corporations refuse to accept that the only people they are hurting with DRM, digital rights management, are the honest ones.   And in reality they force honest people to take steps  to protect themselves, which they wouldn't have to take otherwise, if they weren't treated them as if they were criminals.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Is a new Kindle soon to be released?
« on: January 24, 2016, 04:53:32 am »
What source is that from?

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Kindle Visionwhite announcement
« on: January 24, 2016, 01:14:07 am »
If I'm still around, I'll be 93 by 2052 and will probably be doing old-school reading on my Kindle voyage if it still works. Otherwise, if I'm dead, I'll be receiving virtual retirement benefits from when I died until the end of time from the Social Security Administration because my consciousness will have been uploaded to the web.   I can then virtually go to the Amazon store, thumb threw the bookshelves, buy my books, and read them.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Is a new Kindle soon to be released?
« on: January 24, 2016, 01:03:09 am »
 I think the monochrome ereader display technology has plateaued at this point and the only thing that can bring about the kind of change  Amazon needs to justify further sales to recoup R&D cost is going to be vibrant color.   And I think Amazon knows that and is holding out until they can apply the Mirisol color wedding display technology to a future high end ereader.   I think there will always be a place for monochrome ereaders.   What I think would be truly exciting would be seeing the cost of monochrome ereaders come down so much that a person could go into a store and pick up one for under $3.00,  which I think would be the equivalent cost of a couple legal pads today .  I'd like to see the monochrome ereader take on the same role that the PADD did in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space 9, Voyager, and Enterprise.  They effectively replaced the need for paper to the point where you'd see stacks of them being used when the characters in the shows were working on something.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: It's a MIRACLE!!
« on: January 24, 2016, 12:31:35 am »
 I gave up along time ago on my adult family members.  I think I'm the only person in a family of 15 adults who's using any ereader,  which for me has always been the Kindle in one incarnation or another.  My nephews and nieces have embraced ereader technology, but that's because they grew up with it around them.   I embraced the technology because it made printed material accessible to me again after many years with no options available to me, but I suspect, I probably would have  embraced the technology anyway even if I didn't have a visual impairment. I've come to the conclusion that my adult family members are just being stubborn about making the switch.   But I think once we see color E-INK devices that rival color on good paper in appearance, are more durable, and inexpensive, then they might come around.    which may explain the big push behind flexible displays by the manufactures,  because they know that some people won't embrace the technology until it takes on the many of the characteristics of paper.

Hi Ann,
How much would the third gen PW with the black leather amazon cover be new?  Do you have a recommendation on a reasonable price to sell my ereader for which takes into consideration UPS shipping cost with a tracking number?  Any advise would be welcome.
Thanks Gene

 I tried to upload some photos of the Kindle paperwhite 2, but I must be doing something wrong because all I'm getting is links.  Can somebody explain to me how to do this again?
Thanks, Gene

I suspect that the introduction of the tablet probably played a bigger role in the demise of the 9.7" KDX than anything else.  It was a case of bad timing on amazon's part or too little too late.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Not entirely about the Kindle
« on: November 06, 2015, 07:58:36 pm »
Ok, this isn't entirely about the Kindle, and I wasn't sure what category it should go under.  Anyway, I saw the new Nook Glowlight Plus and really like it.  I currently have the Kindle Voyage, WIFI only, which will probably be my last Kindle purchase until a color display shows up on the device or it dies.  What I'm wondering about is whether or not there are enough differences in the amazon and B&N Ereader book stores to justify having the Nook.  Or more specifically, are there enough things not in the Kindle book store but in the Nook book store to justify having the Nook?  I have to admit that at this point, it would be more of an impulse purchase.  Also there is a Youtube video claiming that the new Nook can not load or open Epubs that didn't originate in the B&N Nook book store.  Any advice would be welcome.  If I chose to get one, it would be more first nook.  Are they still Android based to allow for rooting?

Other (non-Kindle) eReaders / Re: Barnes & Noble new nook glowlight plus
« on: November 05, 2015, 09:07:08 pm »
Beyond Epub, is there anything else that justifies getting a Nook Lowlight Plus?  I have the Kindle Voyage and really like it.  But at the same time, three are titles I can't find in the Kindle store.

 Is it just me or does it also seem to the rest of you that the lines between the various Kindle models is becoming more blurred?   Other thing that comes to mind for me is what they can possibly do to improve on the voyage from where it is now. I'd love to see a color display on the voyage even if it isn't as vivid as it would be on a backlit IPS LCD display.

 Does anyone remember how much the leather cover was for the Paperwhite 2?

Hi Everyone,
I have a barely used Kindle Paperwhite 2 with 3G, no ads, USB to micro USB cable, and amazon's black leather Paperwhite cover along with an eBay black cover, for sale for $140.00 shipped.  I'm set up to accept a payment via PayPal.  At this point, I don't think the price is at all unreasonable when you consider whats included here.  If interested, please contact me at [email protected]
Thanks, Gene

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: The Good and Bad of the Kindle Voyage
« on: April 08, 2015, 06:29:19 pm »
I hate to admit this and I hate having to say it even more, but the bezel is a little too narrow for my taste.  I find my fingers or thumbs laying over the display a little when I try to position them over the page turn areas.  it probably wouldn't be so apparent if it weren't for the lighting system which I couldn't do without now, oh those first world problem just won't go away!  Normally, a narrow bezel is desirable thing on many devices, but in this case, it is somewhat distracting.  It isn't enough of a reason to give up on the Voyage by any means.  My Kindle love affair is back with the Voyage after I almost gave up on the hardware Kindles after 2 generations of Paperwhites I didn't enjoy reading with no matter what I tried.  By the way, has anyone seen a screen protecter that is raised over the page forward lines and page back dots?

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: The Good and Bad of the Kindle Voyage
« on: April 06, 2015, 05:39:04 pm »
Just got the Voyage and black leather origomi case today and love it.  If I can think of one way to improve it, it would be to make the page movement lines and dots on the sides of the display a little bit more noticeable to the touch.  But I'm already getting used to where they are supposed to be without seeing them, so I won't be upgrading away from this kindle any time soon.  It addresses all the visual issues I had with the PW2 that kept me from using it.   Which I'm sure is more about the nature of my eye condition than the PW2 hardware being a problem.  The Voyage was the leap forward I needed to be able to read on a Kindle with an internal light source.

 I may keep my basic Kindle as a reference device for work.  It would be great for looking up keyboard shortcuts and so on when training a Visually impaired student on how to use a computer magnification program on a PC or the Mac.   And it could also display an outline to be referenced when giving a product demo or presentation.

I ordered the Kindle Voyage with the black origami leather cover today.  I'm really excited about getting this new ereader, it is very nice.  I'll be selling my Kindle Paperwhite 2, 3G and no SOs with a couple cases and my basic Kindle with a case pretty soon, hopefully.  Took advantage of the five installment payment plan, which makes getting into this new Kindle a lot easier.

 Which leather book style cover do you all recommend for the Kindle Voyage?  I would like it to be slim and light, but still offer some protection.  Also, I would like the cover, when folded back, to stay put with magnets or something a long those lines.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Kindle Voyage First Impressions
« on: October 21, 2014, 03:37:36 pm »
I have to say that putting your fingers in place over the page turn sensors while holding the ereader and then applying only a little pressure to turn pages is brilliant on the Amazon engineer's part.  I would think it would make the reading experience more relaxing over an extended period of time because the reader has a more secure grip on the ereader at all times.

Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Kindle Voyage First Impressions
« on: October 21, 2014, 01:52:58 pm »
I just saw it and I'm in love!  Amazon addressed all the issues with the PW2 I had related to my eye condition.  The case is also well thought out with the overall outcome being a very sleek product design.  In my opinion, the only thing left for Amazon related to improving on the Kindle is color.

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