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Subject: My Kindle came..YAY!!! and um 2 questions
Date Posted: 3/24/2011 12:30 AM ET
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I am so thrilled....anyhow I charged it and shut off wifi cause I am not near wifi right now...its in sleep mode.....can you just shut it OFF ???

 

and

why do I need a case for it? Cover whatever you call it......they box it came in seems OK to just take to McD where they have WI-FI and load a book or two and go home.....I do not travel ...Then I saw jackets and skins for them..wow is this all needed????

Oh wait..another questions...someone told me they came loaded with 25 ckassics I don't read them but mine didnt come with but the instruction book and 2 dictionaries....Whats the gig was I miss informed or did I get screwed?

Thanks ahead

Date Posted: 3/24/2011 5:29 AM ET
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yay!

  1. if you are going to be using it often, sleep mode is better.  but if you know you aren't going to use it for like a week, you can turn it off by holding the power slider for a bit.  i don't remember off the top of my head, but i think it's something like 7 seconds to shut it off, and 15 if you need to reset it.  the Kindle does come pre-loaded with the user manual for it, so you can take a quick peek there to confirm how long to hold it.
  2. i don't have a case or cover for mine, and it certainly works just fine.  i think it's entirely preference.  [though since i'm going on vacation in a month, i plan to buy a sleeve soon so it's protected from getting scratched up in my carryon bag.  i'm still going to read it 'naked'.  just waffling on which one.]  i considered a skin to keep it from getting gunky from my fingers, but it's been 3 months and it's not dirty so i probably won't unless i want to turn it purple.  ;)
  3. i believe you were misinformed.  mine didn't come with any classics nor was i expecting it to.  i think the Kobo does come with some free books already loaded, but they're the public domain ones you can get free lots of places so it's not really an added bonus - unless of course it's hard for you to download books!
Date Posted: 3/24/2011 5:41 AM ET
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Congrats!!!  

The only thing I got for mine was a Padded zipper pouch $10 at Amazon!!  & a $1 clip on light from Dollar Tree!  IF you go to Amazon and search eBooks you can find TONS of FREE Classics!  Also check out the 100 Free List!  And add INKMESH to your Facebook page!  Any free books get posted on there!  

When I was talking about the Literati eReaders at Bed Bath & Beyond.....   that was the eReader that came with the perloaded classics.

You can turn OFF WiFi by going into MENU at the top it will say Turn Off Wifi OR turn On WiFi  click on that!  Yes having it off will save your battery LOL  



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Date Posted: 3/24/2011 10:03 AM ET
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It doesnt come pre loaded with classics but there are thousands of classics for free on Amazon for the kindle.

Congrats on getting it!!

I have a case for mine, but only because i take it everywhere i go. Its in and out of my bag constantly and i dont want it to get scratched. If I didnt take it anywhere though i would probably much rather read it 'naked'.

 

Date Posted: 3/24/2011 10:03 AM ET
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If you don't like cases or covers, but want to keep your device scratch resistant, you can buy "skins" for them. A bit pricy, but lots of people don't like the bulk of a case and the skins are usually industreal strength plastic that'll help keep the devices from getting scratches. My two spots are Zagg Skins (I used a photo of the kids to make a skin for my Touch, and to make a green marble skin for my Iphone.

My DD found "Decalgirl" and OMG I got a skin for my Sony, and one for the iPad, and they're both GEORGOUS! Especially the Ipad with the matching wallpaper. It looks like This, only tons better than the photo.

PITA to apply, though. But these you can take off and reposition if you don't stretch them out of shape. So applying skins can be tricky for those of use who are a bit clumbsy. Mine came out okay, but it took a bit of work.

But I'm in LOVE with them right now. Especially the iPad one.

(Oh, forgot, if you order at Decalgirl right now you can enter the code "Decal10" and get 10% off.)



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Date Posted: 3/24/2011 2:21 PM ET
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Congrats, Sandy!

I have an ereader and got a book cover case for two reason.  First, Misha is incredibly nosy about my ereader.  She jumps up to the couch to smell it and paw it and likes to attack it on the bed.  So, if I get up for a potty break, I know my ereader is protect from puppy paws and teeth.  And, if my clumsy hands drop it, it's less likely to get banged up.

The second reason I got one is my arthritis.  I have troubles holding anything in my right hand for long periods.  I bought the kind of cover that holds the ereader without interfering with the screen.  It also opens like a book, so I can balance it the way I like on my lap or legs.  The reader alone tends to move around on my lap if I am not holding it.

Date Posted: 3/25/2011 1:47 AM ET
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WOW as always you all rock thank you for all the detailed replies and links to cool sites....I was at McD today with lol box in hand.....hubby and I both love the Kindle./..I even got him a book hehe.....I think for a while I will pass on the case cause I really won't need it till I go on a  trip OR if hubby wants to take it to the beach......the cost for me is a lot...Now the terms all threw me ya know..skin, sleeve and case.....I loved the skins....YES Barb it must have been the ereader you were talking about way back when I was still on the fence....haha..took me forever.....I like the naked feel to be frank ...Mel lol I had to lol at your dog ..one of my fears is my HUGE boy will slop on mine so I may get that 2 year extra service plan...thinking on that one ....they said no matter what happens its covered......Thank you Cindy, Melissa, Melody, Barb and, Ellen  ....the info is very easy to follow and much appreciated I have brain drain today cool

Date Posted: 3/25/2011 1:55 AM ET
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BTW Cindy I was just looking at the skin site you sent...wow that is beautiful kind of oriental....like one I like on Amazon only mine is purples and all..but the blacks...blues and greys....mmmm I wish I was rich lol

Date Posted: 3/25/2011 2:15 AM ET
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A friend & fellow PBS member is going on a cruise with her Nook!  Anyway she got a special waterproof case for the nook thru eBay!  Maybe you should look around for one for the Kindle!  Protect it from Doggie drips LOL 

Date Posted: 3/27/2011 11:48 AM ET
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I don't think I've turned mine completely off in months. It just lives in sleep mode when Im not using it.

Date Posted: 3/28/2011 2:30 AM ET
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Hey ya Kathy that is what I am doing right now....leave it on sleep but at some point it could be weeks till I pick it up and use it as um most of the books I want aren't out yet and some do not come as ebooks..whine...but its good to know I will not have to buy a new battery soon...thank you

 

Barb thanks!!! But every night after we settle in bed hubby gives the dog a deep massage ..I kid you not....dog goes into a DEEP sleep then......I do not get one but the dog does.....that is when I am reading my Kindle now .....I will check Amazon for a waterproof one...I am not one to buy from ebay or any sites I have to have a credit card or paypal

 

HEY I need some help please...someone..who has a Kindle..I have been trying to get the Bible the ESV ...free one..I got a bunch of books both free and  a few for 99 cents and 1.99......for some reason when I try to get THAT 1 book I get a message saying the Kindle store is not available...then I go to buy  or get another free book and it works...it ONLY fails on THAT book....Can someone PLEASE see  if it does the same for them? ????????????????

 

Thanks ahead..I did write amazon on it but ??? they wrote back and said they were sorry and let tech know.....and would let me know whats up but I DO NOT KNOW if it;s  my new Kindle OR  a bad link or something on Amazon...seems odd I can't get just 1 book

 

Thanks all



Last Edited on: 3/28/11 2:31 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/28/2011 8:05 AM ET
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Sounds like its just that book.  Give them awhile & they will fix it for you!  You will get an email when its fixed! 

Date Posted: 3/28/2011 9:41 PM ET
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Oh OK thanks Barb..they said they would email me but jeeze its been days ...lol how long does it take to fix a link or something...grr they best not try to charge me for it later...like sorry babe now its gonna cost.

 

Hugs and thanks

Date Posted: 3/29/2011 3:06 AM ET
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IF it was Free then it will be Free when they fix it for you!   Not sure how long....  took 2 weeks for them to fix 1 of my books!!  Had duplicate chapters LOL  And a freebie that now cost...  took 2 months for them to fix!!  I have no clue what was wrong I hadnt read it yet LOL  I got email saying it was fixed & to send the email back letting them know if i want the new copy & to put my eReader Wifi on for the next 2 hrs!   30 mins later they got 'er done lol      I will say they fix things Quick compared to B&N!!!   UGH  Some people that were having problems at Christmas at still complaining!! 

Date Posted: 3/29/2011 3:12 AM ET
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Sandy I have this one!!  IF you like to borrow it send me a PM with your email.....   loan good for 2 weeks after you except!  costs$1.50 LOL

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No wireless coverage? What's this?
Send wirelessly to:
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Date Posted: 3/29/2011 10:03 PM ET
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Thanks Barb you're mega sweet I have a KJV a NIV and Ceb or C something lol but I want that dang ESV as I do not have a copy in paper print or e reader stuff.......I have in paper  many different versions of the Bible....Apologetics and also NKJV but I NEED that free ESV because iwell the princable of the matter and I want to see what its like..Right now at bedtime I am reading the KJV  which is cool and BTW was free.....on the Kindle....I just love how it saves my place....I am liking this Kindle...but mega thank you anyways

Date Posted: 3/29/2011 10:55 PM ET
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Happy Dreams LOL

Date Posted: 3/30/2011 3:56 PM ET
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There are several different free Bibles available and some for .99 if you are interested.  I haven't found a Bible that works well with the search for me, but then I have very little patience in figuring out how to do it.   lol   If you find a Bible and can look up verses easily, please let me know.

Date Posted: 3/31/2011 12:13 AM ET
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Some one asked the same question on the Amazon Forum a few months ago.  Not sure the answer Coz.  IF mine does that I have no clue LOL  I Paid for it cause its Large Print & has text to speak LOL   I have disable most of the other stuff on my Kindle.  BTW anyone know of a Simple Jewish Bible let me know I just Nosey about their beliefs.  Something on the Childish side would work LOL

Date Posted: 4/3/2011 12:42 AM ET
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Hey ya Cozy and Barb..sorry I missed this..I have like 5 ...4 or 5 Bibles on my Kindle now....I tend to read the KJV the most but finally GOT the ESV today..yay!!!!!

 

On finding Chapter and Verse..I have done it....last night by just screwing around....here is how I did it....I never have wifi on except at McD when I am getting books...so it was just in reading mode,,,No matter where you are in the Bible  go to that top big button that gets you to the store if you have it on...you will see some options one is go to ......then push your button middle thing to select... you know the thing that goes up down side other side and middle..middle to me is select ......look at the bottom of the page then or work your way down  and see a bunch of small buttons to click or move to..one is...table of content.....you will then get the whole  menu aka table of contents for the Bible CLICK OLD OR NEW TESTAMENT....you have to move down and over and even page by page to get where you want to be but it really is fast and easy....I read the Psalms that way cause you see a grid of all of them it takes a page and a half so say you want to read Pslam 103  you have to move down the page a bit.....trust me its easy my explaination sucks but if I can do it you can ...Frankly I would love the NKJV in Kindle but haven't seen that free so far .....I have lol many ...The Authroized KJV is the free one that I found this feature on...it was free

Date Posted: 4/10/2011 10:55 AM ET
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Lookie what I found.....http://www.amazon.com/Case-Logic-Resistant-Gray-Generation/dp/B004GEB9F6/ref=wl_mb_hu_c_26_dp 

Date Posted: 4/11/2011 12:53 AM ET
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LMAO OMG Barb  I am on my way to look at it...thanks...you kill me  you're so sweet and a busy lady I have been well not in here much  so I didn't see this till now..thanks :-)

 

awww bummer  from the site....Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
 

 

I am HALF thinking of getting the MEdge one I held one at Best Buy...the Executive one in maybe purple.....though I want to design it too



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Date Posted: 4/11/2011 1:09 AM ET
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I wasnt looking it found me lol   But in addition to doggie slobbers....You go to McD sooo I figured best let you know Before you drown the Kindle in Coffee LOL  

Date Posted: 4/14/2011 5:24 PM ET
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Amazon has them in stock now!  $24.99

Date Posted: 4/15/2011 2:17 AM ET
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LMAO  That would be ice tea not coffee..Thanks I know I know you will shake your head but I am still  not sure which one I want.......lol making up my mind is hard....I would jump at the M Edge Executive but I am not fond of the price..so far my box will do hahahaha

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