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Kindle Help please

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6y, 1w agoPosted 6 years, 1 week ago
My mum is after buying one of these for my dad and is looking at the £109 Wifi one.
Could he be able to read a book from the Kindle with no Wifi while he is at work?
Does it have any books already on this or do you have to start from fresh?
Any other help or hints would be great for an oldie and new time buyer to these things.
Thank you x
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6y, 1w agoPosted 6 years, 1 week ago
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1 Like #1
I've got the wifi only version, I think it came loaded with a user guide don't remember what else it came loaded with as I've loaded it up with books. Amazon have a big selection of free ebooks available on their site. Or you can check out sites like Project Gutenberg for more free ebooks which are legal.

Yes he can read with wifi turned off. It's a fantastic reading device.

Want any more help feel free to ask.
banned 1 Like #2
The wifi is simply a method of adding books to the kindle , the other methods are - using the 3g connection to download direct to the kindle - or adding `kindle for pc` to your pc , and then downloading to your pc then adding to the kindle via a usb link .
the kindle has no books on when bought , there are number of sites that have books for free , amazon have a lot of classics that are free and 650,000 that can be paid for , prices start at 79p.
the kindle is very easy to use, if your dad isnt very tech minded it would be easy for you to load the books for him , they install within 6o seconds usually .
the amazon kindle discussions forum boards are a good place to ask any questions you have if you get one .
i`ll pop back t this thread if you have any more questions
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http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=sv_kinc_8?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200487800



Edited By: tangramman on Nov 24, 2010 18:37: ,
#3
Thank you both :) Both my parents struggle when it comes to Tech stuff, Luckily they are coming to stay at mine for Christmas day so I can help them that weekend.
Can you only buy the Kindle from Amazon, I want to avoid Ebay as my Mum would have no warranty on it.
The Wifi will be great for them then as they have the Wifi connection at home.
Thank you again it has really helped :)
1 Like #4
It's an Amazon product so safer to purchase from them. It's easy to set up and get going. If your purchasing from your account it will register to your account on the Kindle as well, so if your parents decide to purchase books from their Amazon account if they have one, you can deregister from yourself on the kindle and register them to their account.

Edited By: exStudent on Nov 24, 2010 18:40
banned 1 Like #5
The kindle can be set up to have payment only via gift vouchers should you not want to use a credit card.
it is particularily good for people with sight problems , the font size and spacing can be adjusted to suit.
A lot of books can be heard in audio through its built in speakers.
It can hold upto 3,500 books
At the moment they have them in John Lewis stores if you feelthe need to see one first.
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#6
I have told my Mum all this and we have agreed when we go to xmas shopping next week we will have a look in John Lewis.
She is really greatful for this advice and is definatly going to go with the WIfi one, but wants to see it first and maybe buy in John lewis.
Thank you again both x
#7
Much as I'd love to own one of these , I fear they're going to go the way of the digital photoframes which were all the rage not that long ago
.. well once you tire of it
hope I'm wrong though
banned#8
The only possible problem i can ever think of in relation to using it is to do with the size of the keyboard - it has very small keys . It depends though on who will do the ordering and their manual dexterity .The page turn keys etc are fine and easy to use . I suppose if you order via pc this isnt a problem .
If you had one yourself you could have them both on one account and you would be able to order their books on yours and they would be shared on both kindles , and vice versa.
.Dear Santa.....
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Edited By: tangramman on Nov 24, 2010 22:32
banned#9
darklight
Much as I'd love to own one of these , I fear they're going to go the way of the digital photoframes which were all the rage not that long ago .. well once you tire of it hope I'm wrong though

....that would mean you were tired of reading books - because thats all it does .
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banned#10
dcx_badass
I'd maybe go for the 3G one due to the free world wide access.

The 3g is well worth the extra cost but is very limited in what it can deal with ie:- you have to use it really slowly or it freezes up .
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#11
tangramman
darklight
Much as I'd love to own one of these , I fear they're going to go the way of the digital photoframes which were all the rage not that long ago .. well once you tire of it hope I'm wrong though


....that would mean you were tired of reading books - because thats all it does .
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not really i'm an avid reader..read about 4 a month
...anyway remember the Tosh / Asus netbook? every third person was swaggering round with one of them about 3 years go.. now only occasionally spot one being used on the bus/ train...Kindle is a brilliant idea but nothing like a hard copy of a book in your hand!
by the way i'm a gadget freak & in no way a technophobe at all...I'm an optometrist but spend half the time setting/trouble-shooting laptop & mobile phones on behalf of a well known mobile phone retail outlet :-)
banned#12
You can go on holiday with 50 of your ffavourite books , all your travel guides , language guides , and google the places you visit as well as find them on google map.
You can read the newspapers everyday without getting out of bed .
Buy books whilst in bed , many of them free.
check your emails .........whats not to like
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#13
fair point about the convenience
..yet all these features are available on a stand-alone 3.7"-4" screen mobile by inverting/reversing the contrast..but I've seen too many juicers/ wafflemakers/ smoothie makers/breadmakers ending up falling out of cupboards after the initial surge of excitement of making your own juice .. an exception might be the G-Foreman Grill ..priceless, by the way have you noticed the number of ipads being resold on gumtree..
anyway I prefer audio books ( when I'm riding ..huh?..plugged into one ear ) and have been listening to them on mobiles for years..there's a brilliant to kill a mocking bird audio book ..very well readout
#14
..ok Beth..I'm sorry if I come across as unenthusiastic ..by all means get your dad a kindle..
..we just like a bit of a debate..not so ...tangramman?
Ok peeps gotta get some sleep ..going trials riding tomorrow ..will let you know if I finally managed to surge up on to that letterbox
night night
banned#15
The screen is like reading paper though , none of the eye strain you get with most screens .
Its the ipod for books i think , it will be the norm for book reading within a couple of years ,
they will be as common as mobile phones have become , and as cheap .
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#16
Can you use it in the bath?
banned#17
Yes , You can get waterproof covers
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Edited By: tangramman on Nov 25, 2010 11:37
#18
tangramman
Yes , You can get waterproof covers
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As long as you're being serious (I don't know), and the bath is the ONLY place I read... does it get steamed up? Is it any good in the bath? I must get myself down to John Lewis to see one in the flesh I think.
#19
darklight
fair point about the convenience
..yet all these features are available on a stand-alone 3.7"-4" screen mobile by inverting/reversing the contrast..but I've seen too many juicers/ wafflemakers/ smoothie makers/breadmakers ending up falling out of cupboards after the initial surge of excitement of making your own juice .. an exception might be the G-Foreman Grill ..priceless, by the way have you noticed the number of ipads being resold on gumtree..
anyway I prefer audio books ( when I'm riding ..huh?..plugged into one ear ) and have been listening to them on mobiles for years..there's a brilliant to kill a mocking bird audio book ..very well readout


Prior to me getting a Kindle I was reading on the iPod touch, with inverting on, wasn't a bad experience but the Kindle is so much better due to the e-ink technology and bigger screen. Make's reading much easier and less strain on the eyes. Can't wait for colour e-ink devices in the future! Although the Kindle is pretty poor for PDF's this is where devices like the iPad win without a doubt!
#20
Penny Saver
tangramman
Yes , You can get waterproof covers
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As long as you're being serious (I don't know), and the bath is the ONLY place I read... does it get steamed up? Is it any good in the bath? I must get myself down to John Lewis to see one in the flesh I think.


she's not kidding take a lookhere

Edited By: darklight on Nov 25, 2010 19:12
banned#21
havent used in the bath yet , i believe most waterproof ziplock type bags are ok.
If you only read in the bath i`d be inclined to use charity shop books meself
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#22
Few things that I couldn't live without for the Kindle are:

Calibre Ebook Manager - http://calibre-ebook.com/
Project Gutenberg - http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page
Knowledge Shared, Power Gained hehe - http://www.asiaing.com/

Calibre is one of the best pieces of free software I have used in a long time, absolutely love it.

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