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I think the cheapest it has been. This is the newest generation with the new display.
Don't forget 2.5% cashback from cashrewards
Original CDICKSMITH30 deal
Ooooo y u so cheap nao! (I think this encapsulates the frustration of Ozbargainers atm).
I haven't bought one yet, still sitting on my last gen model which was $109-124.
Not too long now until this one is the same price! Wonder if it'll get there before Boxing Day.
I got the second gen for $115 but I'm still on my first book sigh. Is the increase in PPI worth it?
Probably. But consider whether the device is actually worthwhile over just using the insanely high PPI of any decent smartphone too.
Smartphone/tablet cannot compare, IMO.
The Kindle doesn't strain your eyes as it is not reflecting light directly into your eyes. It's a much different reading experience.
Will have to see if the higher PPI is worth while. I think mine is the last gen and the screen is quite crisp already to read.
@dbun1: True, but I don't get (or notice) eyestrain from any devices I presently use with a screen.
I paid $152 for this deal https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/212990 on Sunday. So sad.
Nice one. I'm so keen to buy it, and would like to know at which stage I enter the code on mobile phone. With last deal I wasn't presented the code option at all and had to ask eBay for assistance.
Thanks in advance..
add to cart -> proceed to checkout -> add voucher
Thanks, got one.
Not cool that they jacked up the price from $179 to $189 and then to $199. Bought one regardless as this is the cheapest I've ever seen.
$199 is the regular price
Prices has been fluctuating since yesterday:
even staticice.com.au shows it was cheaper yesterday:
however $139.3 is the cheapest so far
so tempted.. must resist
damn…bought it few days ago at 199 with $50 ebay voucher deal. Must say its great price. Buy now if you want one.
what do you guys think of the kindle Voyage (down to $209.30 pick up)
Is the voyage worth the ~$70 price difference here?
only difference I can see is the auto light adjust and premium form factor (~17% thinner, ~12% lighter, metal frame, flush glass bezel and "button" page turn)
big thing for me is the metal body might be awesome like the difference between the samsung s5 and s6. Plastic makes the device feel cheap compared to brushed metal
but this is ozbargain so not sure if $70 (50% increase) is worth the 'premium' feel
I had a play with both instore and side by side you can definitely tell some differences.
The paperwhite has a slight yellowish glow to it (when it is side by side the voyager, otherwise you wont notice!) and the ambient light sensor you have to manually change. the voyager has clicked page turning (thought I loved it but it was a bit meh), the light sensor changes by itself and has a much whiter screen.
In the end though, as they have the same DPI, I would just go with the Paperwhite for only $140 which is an amazing price. The Voyager is just not worth the extra amount to have a slightly white screen with clickable buttons I did not even want to use
Paperwhite is the choice
Voyager is more expensive for not much more
Hope that helps!
Thank you for the feedback; most useful.
can I borrow and read library (say Hills) ebooks with this?
Seems that you should be able to - see here: http://help.overdrive.com/customer/portal/articles/1481616-g...
however it seems apply to US only:
Note: Kindle Books are currently available for U.S. libraries only.
Argh brought one for $200 a month ago. I did not want to wait. FML !
Thanks, bought one for my wife.
Do these support audio books?
Depends how heavy they are…
Thank you for posting. Heard so many good things about this item. Am so tempted to buy this for my mother, with macular degeneration.
… 15% cash back through Cash Rewards too!
wheres the 15% cash back? i thought it was only 2.5?
Sorry; I have misquoted
Ebay Special Terms: "ENDS TODAY 15% off Sitewide Offer (Min Spend $50, Max Discount $100)
Plus 2.5% Cashback .. Use this code at checkout: CLICK15"
got me extra excited there for a sec
Ha … Met too! (I bought one anyways)
Can you put free ebooks onto a kindle? And before you guys jump straight to piracy, I'm talking about books that are freely published and books in public domain.
Yes as long as it's in the supported formats. (mobi usually)
Yes you can, Two methods:
I personally prefer the 2nd method as that actually adds the document onto the Amazon Cloud, so you have access to the same file from any other kindle devices/apps you may have installed on your phone/tablet.
And also the reading progress syncs between all these devices.
For example: I read on my kindle all the time, but if I find myself on a train without it, I can pick the same document up on my phone at the same position and when I get home continue on my kindle
Hope this helps.
Theres also send to kindle app for windows/mac/android that lets you login with amazon creditials so you dont have to remember emails for individual devices. you can send via right click menu on pc and via share functionality on mobiles. any mobi ebook/pdf can be sent to selected devices and you also have the option to archive to cloud or one time send.
Can you do this using several email addresses (varied Amazon id's)? We will be first time Kindle users, and buying this item for a mother who travels frequently. Relative oversees may wish to add ebooks for her too.
Yes you can, You can send the same document TO multiple amazon ids ( different devices ) and also FROM different email ids ( from your relative overseas )
@free hot drink:
Kool! Thank you; most useful.
Yes, I use a program called Calibre to manage my library. It's great because you can convert books between a wide range of formats.
You can also just drop and drag via USB as long as it's in the right format.
Is the Kindle Touch still a good deal for $83.30?
I have wanted an e-reader with a paper like screen for a while, but not sure if I really need the new paperwhite one.
The touch screen is not lit, the paperwhite is. There was nothing wrong with my old kindle except that I frequently could not use it because of low light areas where I would find myself wanting to read. II since bought the paperwhite and haven't looked back. For the extra money it's worth getting the paperwhite IMO…
Take the paperwhite. It's leaps ahead and most gadget websites concur.
Thanks OP, been looking for something a bit better to read from at night, than my phone :)
The paperwhite seems durable, too. My young son dropped ours onto concrete yesterday and apart from some scratches on the corners it is as good as gold!
Ok, I have just picked my Paperwhite from DS. It's ok, but has massive uneven smudges at the bottom of the screen. Is this the 2nd gen!?!
That's to do with how they've done backlighting on this particular iteration.
Angle your Paperwhite and you'll notice 4 distinct LED light sources at the bottom. I'd imagine it'd be even if they used a strip to diffuse the light evenly.
I've noticed 2 white specks in mine and 1 reflective speck (visible at certain angles) in the bottom left corner of the screen - this is due to Amazon's QC on the kindle screens
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