Kindle

Are they as good as they seem?

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14/07/2011 at 21:46

Update - 3G bought, delivered, charged, stuff downloaded, fab!

I hadn't realised about the newspaper feature - now that's handy. Only downside appears to be that due to dodgy local reception I only seem to be able to get a reliable 3G signal in the bathroom but as long as I don't drop it in the bath I reckon I'll be OK.

15/07/2011 at 16:50

Glad you're pleased.

You only need to use the internet connection when you're downloading items. Otherwise best to turn it off, to conserve the battery.

You will see you can get a free 14-day subscription to newspapers like the Daily Telegraph and the Times.

I don't think I'd risk reading my one in the bath.

IronCat5    pirate
15/07/2011 at 19:07

I do. I use a ziplock bag.

I'll get a proper beach prof bag for the summer hols.

10/12/2011 at 15:17

My screen has developed a problem. Live chat with Amazon they have deregistered the defunct one and  are sending me a new one along with a postage paid returns label.

Excellent customer service.

Edited: 10/12/2011 at 15:18
11/12/2011 at 22:12

Chuffing love money and it means I now have space in my suitcase for clothes when I go on holiday rather than just paperbacks.

 I also love the books for less than a quid on amazon and shackletons diary which is free and mindblowingly good if you stick with it

14/12/2011 at 08:25
It arrived yesterday, irritatingly I can't seem to be able to put the books I've read into my archive folder like I used to.
14/12/2011 at 08:28

@Beebs - I had the exact same thing. You'll need to "refresh" your Kindle. I had all of the books on my computer - so I wiped the kindle clean and then put them all back on. Once it had refreshed it works as you expect.

I cannot recommend the customer service enough. They are very friendly and helpful and the turn around time is fantastic.

14/12/2011 at 08:32

Emmy I did the update as recommended and then sent all my books wirelessly. Previously once I'd read them I put them into the archive folder but I can't seem to do that anymore

They are now all on my Home page which I don't like

Agree re customer service absolutely spot on. 

14/12/2011 at 08:34
Hmm... that's strange - it worked for me. Have you tried holding the switch for 15 seconds to refresh the kindle, does that do anything? Maybe try calling the customer service again? 
14/12/2011 at 08:35
*potters off to try switch*
14/12/2011 at 08:38

No, no luck.

Its not the end of the world

14/12/2011 at 08:52
I hop ethey are okay, I just bought the wifi one for my wife for Xmas.
14/12/2011 at 08:58

knight rider they are great

I had a problem with my screen, spoke to customer support on Saturday and they sent me a replacement which arrived yesterday and a prepaid sticker for courier collection of faulty one.

14/12/2011 at 09:06

Given the wifi kindle to my father in law for his 60th this morning.

He had  reached the point were there was no wall space left in the house for more shelving,mother in law said that she now intends to reclaim her house

14/12/2011 at 09:08

I'm trying to work out what i do with my "real" books.... anyone have any idea?

I think that i've convinced my dad about getting a kindle (due to the wifi downloading). I cant live without it: it's a constant travel companion and a great way to pass the time in queues!

14/12/2011 at 09:10

Charity shop, Emmy?

BRT

gingerfurball    pirate
14/12/2011 at 09:12
Emmy_bug...I sold most of my books back to amazon and made some cash...I did keep a few that I wanted for sentimental reasons.
14/12/2011 at 09:13
@jinglefurbells... I REALLY like that idea. I've got a lot from university that are just gathering dust....
IronCat5    pirate
14/12/2011 at 11:16

I have kept a few books from Uni.Stroud's Engineering Mathematics is great for propping up the front wheel on the turbo.

+1 for the daily 99p book deal.

14/12/2011 at 11:21
Great free book at the moment is the tales from Broadmoor Hospital.....amazing the people that have been held there.
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