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Onederchic
09-08-2010, 05:20 PM
My bf bought me one finally! It arrived today

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/shelspray/kindle.jpg

It is this one here - http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Wireless-Reader-Wifi-Graphite/dp/B002Y27P3M/ref=amb_link_353666022_3?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-1&pf_rd_r=0Q8HRCJPJ5Y295HBY01P&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1273761322&pf_rd_i=507846


Does anyone else have one of these? I have a couple questions if so :D


1. Can you add custom screensavers?
2. Is there a way to access numbers via the alt key or something instead of always pushing the sym button?


mandalinn82
09-08-2010, 05:24 PM
I'm waiting for ours to come in the mail right now (my wife and I bought them as birthday gifts to eachother). I am super excited about the free, classic literature...I plan to re-read so many good books!

Onederchic
09-08-2010, 05:27 PM
Yes, me too :D

I found a couple places to get free books..legally that is anyway :lol:

http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Category:Categories

http://www.amazon.com/gp/search?node=154606011&keywords=-domain&p_36=0-0&redirect=true

http://www.amazon.com/gp/search?node=154606011&p_36=0-0&redirect=trueI&tag=andrysbasten

The first one is a site that has books whose copyrights have expired and the last 2 are from the Amazon Kindle store.


beerab
09-08-2010, 06:49 PM
ooh onederchick does the first link work for the nook?

I have the nook I love it- same as the kindle- I was skeptic of an ebook but it made reading so much easier. I'm a huge novel person and sometimes it was a pain to keep the book open :) I give myself an allowance of 1 book a month but it's only around $5-8 which isn't bad at all IMO.

Onederchic
09-08-2010, 06:53 PM
I believe it should, yes. With that first link you are just downloading them to your puter and transferring :)

Shopaholic1204
09-08-2010, 08:46 PM
I have the Kindle app on my iPad. I LOVE it!! The stupid eBooks app that came with the ipad sucks!!!

Onederchic
09-08-2010, 10:10 PM
Also found this article on more free ebooks

http://ireaderreview.com/2008/01/19/free-books-for-the-amazon-kindle/

Fressca
09-09-2010, 08:25 AM
I can't answer your questions Onederchic but... I love my Kindle!! As a book lover, I wasn't sure I could give up the whole reading experience - you know, holding the actual book, the feel of the pages etc etc. But I am a believer now. It's so great to take on trips and for reading in bed.

Windchime
09-09-2010, 09:54 AM
My bf bought me one finally! It arrived today

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/shelspray/kindle.jpg

It is this one here - http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Wireless-Reader-Wifi-Graphite/dp/B002Y27P3M/ref=amb_link_353666022_3?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-1&pf_rd_r=0Q8HRCJPJ5Y295HBY01P&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1273761322&pf_rd_i=507846


Does anyone else have one of these? I have a couple questions if so :D


1. Can you add custom screensavers?
2. Is there a way to access numbers via the alt key or something instead of always pushing the sym button?

I can't answer your questions, but you have given me a great idea for a gift for a loved one! How is it for reading in the dark? Is it back-lit so that a person could read in bed with it?

mandalinn82
09-09-2010, 12:39 PM
No, it isn't backlit. The reason is that a backlit screen will wear your eyes out WAY faster than regular book, and they wanted to mimic the book reading experience as closely as possible. They do sell covers with built in reading lights or clip-on lights fairly inexpensively.

tea2
09-09-2010, 12:55 PM
You can't do custom screensavers with the kindle as is. You have to look up one of the user modifications on the internet. I am not too trusting of those.

I have 2nd gen kindle which has numbers on the keyboard, so can't help with the second one.

I LOVE my kindle!:D

Onederchic
09-09-2010, 02:31 PM
No, it isn't backlit. The reason is that a backlit screen will wear your eyes out WAY faster than regular book, and they wanted to mimic the book reading experience as closely as possible. They do sell covers with built in reading lights or clip-on lights fairly inexpensively.


Yeah, I am ordering me a Kandle light for mine :D

Onederchic
09-09-2010, 02:32 PM
You can't do custom screensavers with the kindle as is. You have to look up one of the user modifications on the internet. I am not too trusting of those.

I have 2nd gen kindle which has numbers on the keyboard, so can't help with the second one.

I LOVE my kindle!:D


Thank you :) I am not gonna be hacking my Kindle cause I do not want to make the warranty null and void, I can do without custom screensavers :D I am loving my Kindle too :) :) :)

mandalinn82
09-09-2010, 02:36 PM
Onederchic - I noticed that the Amazon accessories were REALLY expensive. I bought a cover and light on Ebay for a total of 20 dollars - way more reasonable, in my opinion. Plus the cover came in pink!

Fressca
09-09-2010, 03:03 PM
I've got a pink cover too, and a pink Brite Lite to match! I got mine from Amazon but I don't remember how much they cost.

Onederchic
09-09-2010, 04:42 PM
Onederchic - I noticed that the Amazon accessories were REALLY expensive. I bought a cover and light on Ebay for a total of 20 dollars - way more reasonable, in my opinion. Plus the cover came in pink!


Oh wow, thanks for the heads up Amanda :D

CanadianCutie
09-11-2010, 09:39 AM
I got the Kandle, I have the Sony Ereader, and it works well for that. It stays bright and takes those big flat 1.5 volt I think it is watch batteries. I've had it about 8 months, reading 1 or 2 hours a night and only on the second battery now.

Onederchic
09-11-2010, 08:07 PM
Thanks CC :)