Best ebook readers & accessories according to redditors

We found 1,073 Reddit comments discussing the best ebook readers & accessories. We ranked the 365 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about eBook Readers & Accessories:

u/personlikesubstance · 171 pointsr/news

> Why the hell did the FBI let them off?

TL;dr: on what charges? Being an asshole and asking technical questions on a plane is not a crime unless it's post 9/11 and you are foreign. Back then, you'd need something to charge those guys with. They really didn't do anything but freak out some people. No weapons. No drugs. No assault. No hijacking. What do you charge them with that doesn't get them released within 48 hours anyway? They did exactly what was normal at the time. Then the interview was probably filed away somewhere, not to be seen til after 9/11 when we would have realized how important that event probably was. The rest of this post deals with why while proper procedure was likely followed, there was still a failure on the part of our intelligence community and the ways it functioned at the time.

Not you sir, but this whole thread quickly devolved to political blaming for the sake of political blaming. "your guy did it no it was your guy' your team my team bleh it's all i see on reddit these days. GO TEAM GO <derp./ Not you sir, but from here down it turned into a blame politicians thread and not a conversation about anything contained in the article. Suddenly the primarily problem here has devolved to clinton or bush instead of terrorists.

Gonna go ahead and leave this here:

The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11

because while I haven't seen the History Channel doc, I know the history channel has been shit for a decade now (longer than that if I'm honest) so feel like I would be remiss if I didn't suggest an actual source of info for those curious about the failures leading up to 9/11. My understanding is most people attribute the failure to a lack of communication between various agencies and police departments. Oh, and also the fault of <insert name of former president that I hate most here>, amirite?

The only thing I can add (besides a decent source) to the conversation being had here is this -

  • In terms of preventing 9/11, hindsight is - as always - 20/20. People didn't think pre-9/11 anything like they do now. We didn't even lock most cockpits back then. Cops came, determined they were not engaged in a crime/hijacking (being brown and an asshole back then was not a jailable offense to my knowledge, and if they didn't have anything illegal on their person I'm not sure what the charges would be), so they questioned them and let them go. There was a file in a cabinet about that somewhere. At the time, not sure what they were supposed to do there.

  • Nobody really considered an attack of that type. A hijacking, sure, but not the rest. Hell, when the buildings fell even al-Qaeda was like 'holy shit' because they hadn't foreseen the buildings coming down. The failures in situations like that were primarily that the FBI (as an example) would question guys like that, and no other agencies (state local police cia nsa whatever) would know about it. CIA would have a file on John Doe. FBI has a file. NSA has a file. Local police has a file. Another state also has relevant info. But they questinoned him, let him go and likely forgot about them. Pre-9/11 there was nothing particularly unusual happening unless you had all the info that was scattered so far and wide. This is a huge part of why we now have DHS. That consolidation is scary in one way to me, but they are undoubtedly more effective at what they are tasked with doing as a result. And

  • even if someone (Clinton, Bush, a piece of fried chicken bin Laden choked on one fine day in August, whoever) had killed bin Laden, that doesn't mean that attack or one very much like it would not have occurred. It's not like bin-Laden was in charge of the cell that carried out the mission, or even the guy who planned the operational details.

  • The thing that pisses me off about the whole thing is the Saudi government gets a free pass on everything and anything because whatever fuck you. And here we are arguing about your guy sucks no it was your guys fault no you. No. Saudi Arabia sucks. Oh, and terrorists suck. And yeah, it's their fucking fault. The people dying sucks. The dead don't care whose fault it was. Fuck turning it into a partisan political issue. Whatever I guess everything is these days. And that too sucks.

    I fucking hate reddit these past few years.
u/kepler2 · 41 pointsr/kindle

By the looks of it, this is the 2016 model - Kindle 8th Gen (basic, with no led lights).

I currently own one and it is a nice device.


u/Kichigai · 29 pointsr/gadgets

Note: all prices assume USD, and don't include shipping

You could get a Roku ($49-100) for streaming video services. Low power, easy to use.

If you want something a little more flexible you could try for an Android-on-a-Stick machine. People seem to like them, and they're usually under $100, depending on the model. There's also the Ouya game console for $99.

But let's say you're going all Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor on me and decide you need some More Power (augh augh augh!)™. Then check out the Raspberry Pi ($35 for the Model B board, you'll need to provide a USB-friendly power supply, keyboard/mouse, SD card, and case, but still reasonably done under $100), an ARM-based computer with a fair number of Linux distros and a good sized community. Or the BeagleBone, which runs Android (more expensive than the Pi, but potentially more capable). If you want to go more esoteric, you could get yourself a PowerPC-based computer for about $99.

If you fee like leaving the house, though, you could get yourself some Bluetooth headphones. While "wireless headphones" sound pretty silly, I find them great for bicycling and working out, since the cord can't snag on anything and I can use the physical controls on the headset to control music playback instead of fumbling around with the touch screen.

If you're looking to improve your health, you could pick yourself up a Fitbit to track your activity (any model will work, $59.99-$99.99). If you've got one of those already, you could throw in a Wifi scale. Or you could get a phone mount for your bicycle, so you can better track your rides with RunKeeper, Endomodo, or whatever fitness app you prefer. My favorite "gadget" for fitness these days is a subscription to a bikesharing system. Here in Minnesota we have Nice Ride MN for $65/yr, and is a Bixi bike system, which powers many bike systems, including New York's new Citi Bike system.

If you've already got plenty of stuff to go, though, maybe you'd just want a bag. Believe it or not, Timbuk2 has a sale section with many bags under $100, and I absolutely love my Timbuk2 Commute 2.0 bag.

However you might just want to relax, so you could hold out for a RetroN5, or if you're impatient just get a RetroN3 and settle for just NES, SNES and Genesis gameplay. If clever nerdy fashion is your thing, check out Cadence Watches. Be patient, sign up for the email news letters, and snag some huge discounts on them.

Now, you could also go for an online service! Bitcasa promises unlimited online storage for $99/year, but you could also just go for an honest-to-goodness backup servie like Carbonite, Mozy, Backblaze, Crashplan, or any of the several other dozen services out there.

On the other hand, maybe you just want to chill out and watch TV. Assuming you already have a computer (or an old one) you could add on a TV tuner and turn it into a DVR, even with just free over-the-air TV. There are good USB TV tuners to be had for ~$100, but I'd recommend trying to snag the network-enabled HD HomeRun 3 Dual ($99), which you can set up anywhere you can run a CAT5 cable (instead of needing it to be near your computer) and can simultaneously tune two separate channels. However, if you want to go a bit bigger and more celestial, for just a hair over $100 ($115) you can get a Free-to-Air Satellite TV kit. It's more popular in Europe, but there's some stuff available in North America. LyngSat has a thorough listing of FTA broadcasts, so you can look up which birds you can see from your home.

An alternative for enlightening entertainment could be an eBook reader. I have a Nook Simple Touch ($79, runs Android under the hood and is hackable) but you could also get a bog-standard Kindle ($69 with ads, $89 without, highly connected but less flexible if you don't want to use Amazon's services). You could also get a used Sony Reader for $100 or less (supports the widest range of formats, but has a relatively small store and very few services), a new Kobo ($79-99), or perhaps one of a myriad of other possible devices too. If the eReader taps out your budget, you can score some free books on Project Gutenberg and read some classics.

Or you could just buy $100 worth of LEGOS®. LEGOS® are always cool. And Super Soakers are still around. Whether you go big or go many is up to you. I'm not one to say whether you should get three hundred $1 hookerbots or one $300 hookerbot. You could also go bumming around your local thrift shops and see what surprises they have. I've found TI-99A/4s, Commodore 64s, Odyssey^(2)s, satellite radios, bluetooth keyboards, and all sorts of other surprises at them.

Edit: Bonus Under-100^(euros) item You could also try and snag a Geeksphone Keon, a development phone for the forthcoming Firefox OS. The hardware isn't all that exciting, but the OS is interesting and you can pick it up for €91, if you can actually find it in stock at the Geeksphone website. Its bigger brother, Peak, is €121 if you feel like splurging.

u/killyouwithkindness · 20 pointsr/Suomi

Amazonista Paperwhite, maksaa satkun. Versio, jossa on 3G maksaa tuplaten. Suosittelen tuota jälkimmäistä jos tapaat matkustaa ympäri maailmaa.

Saat amazon.comista ison määrän hyvähintaista kirjaa, lisäksi Calibre-ohjelmalla saat ladattua laitteelle muistakin kaupoista e-kirjoja. E-ink -näyttöä on yllättävän mukava lukea, ja taustavalo ei minusta häiritse nukahtamista illalla ollenkaan. Petikaverikaan ei häiriinny kun voi lukea ilman että pitää valoa päällä.

u/aspienonomous · 15 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

Omg I love this! I did text my dad and he shirked it off and said I need to talk to her about it. That’s more like the dad I’m used to.

I took another commenter’s advice and sent this text to her. I figure if I just keep repeating myself, maybe it’ll eventually get through.

> Me: I understand that you can find one for less than at an authorized retailer, but I have no recourse if something goes wrong. In this specific circumstance a used device that may or may not be in working order... or may or may not be stolen I do not consider to be ok. Here are several reasons I would like it purchased from Amazon:

>> It could be

u/Majaru97 · 14 pointsr/onebag

A little background, I'm a 20 year old guy from New Zealand whose going to be travelling around the UK and Europe for the indefinite future. After that I might be coming home or moving on to North and South America. This is all the gear I plan on taking. Any advice or criticism is appreciated! I tried to link everything I have for you guys, unless it's something that's really obvious as to where you can purchase it.


Icebreaker Boxers x3

Icebreaker Socks x3

Icebreaker Cool-Lite 7inch Shorts Black x1

Icebreaker Short Sleeve Tee x2 Heather Grey and Stealth

Icebreaker Long Sleeve Tee Black and Admiral x2

Icebreaker Apex Leggings x1

Wool&Prince Olive Workshirt

Wool&Prince Navy Checkered Button-Down

Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket Black

Patagonia Nano-Puff Black

Icebreaker Long Sleeve Zipper Hoodie Black x1

Outlier Slim Dungarees Black

Outlier New-Way Shorts Navy


Nike Free Runs 5.0 Black

Adidas GTX Hiking Boots

Warehouse/Walmart/Kmart Brand Sandals


Local Supply Polarised Sunglasses Black

Icebreaker Skyline Beanie Heather Grey x1

Icebreaker Chute Black x1

Icebreaker Quantum Gloves x1


iPhone 7

PowerCore 20100mAh Portable Charger

Kindle Paperwhite 3 4gb

Universal Ears Boom Speaker

NZ to UK Plug Adaptors x2

Bag and Packing Accessories

Tom Bihn Synapse 25

Osprey Ultralight Stuff Pack

Tom Bihn Halcyon Packing Cubes Small x2

Tom Bihn Halcyon Packing Cubes Medium x1

Tom Bihn Travel Stuff Sack Size 1 x2

Tom Bihn Travel Stuff Sack Size 2 x1

Tom Bihn Snake Charmer x1

Tom Bihn 3D Organizer Cube Clear x1


Diesel Cologne 50ml




3x Gotoobs

Dr Bronners

Rexona Stick Deodarant

Linen Waffle Towel

Nalgene Water Bottle 1L

Total weight is 8.9kg(this includes things that I will be able to wear when flying)

u/StudyingTerrorism · 14 pointsr/geopolitics

Unfortunately, the most efficient way to become knowledgable about the Middle East is to read. A lot. The Middle East is a far more complex place than most people imagine and understanding the region requires a great deal of knowledge. I have been studying the Middle East for nearly a decade and I still feel like there is so much that I do not know. I would start by reading reputable news sources every day. Places like The Economist, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, BBC, Financial Times, are the Los Angeles Times are good English language news sources that you should look at. Additionally, I have written up a suggested reading list for learning about the Middle East, though it is a bit more security-related since that's my area of expertise. I hope it helps. And feel free to ask any questions if you have them.

Books - General History of the Middle East

u/greemmako · 13 pointsr/news

its shocking to me half a decade later people still have no understanding of why 9/11 and the earlier al quaeda attacks on the us happened considering it triggered a decade plus long "war on terror" that included the invasion of iraq in 2003 that we are still fighting. and im talking about you.

the original goal of al quaeda was to overthrow the egyptian and saudi arabian governments because they werent islamic enough. they turned their focus on the west after saddam invaded kuwait and instead of turning to an army of mujahadeen to kick him out the house of said turned to bush sr. al quaeda came to the conclusion they could never reach their goals of a true islamic state in the middle east as long as the us was so heavily involved - so they began provoking us to get us into an Afghanistan type situation where they successfully bled the soviets until they left. so far republicans in particular have been happy to oblige unfortunately and here we are today. i suggest you read the following if you care about actually understanding what is going on:

it isnt ironic or surprising wahabi fanatics would attack saudi arabia. it completely aligns with their stated goals pre 9/11

u/Februaryf · 13 pointsr/worldnews

> We propped up Osama Bin Laden up until he got smart and turned on us.

Please read a book about this, I beseech you. Nothing is worse than internet pop history/international relations. I'd suggest these:

Bin Laden wasn't supported by the US, not because the US is a good guy (it's not, no country is despite redditors wishing it wasn't so), but because they just didn't care about him and he was already rich. There were a few hundred Afghan Arabs as opposed to tens of thousands of mujahideen. The CIA supported the latter, they just didn't give a shit about the former.

u/wolfram184 · 12 pointsr/changemyview

Do you even read your "sources"?



No, organizations "defending their turf" is one of the biggest management roadblocks inside and outside the government. Even units inside the CIA and FBI often don't work together. It's human nature.

And of course the government is going to use foreign policy think tanks staffed by former goverment and private foreign policy experts. (And non experts, they can certainly be incompetent). I mean duh.

I know I don't have the time to waste on reading this inane BS. All it is is a bunch of (often dubious) correlations that are supposed to advance an agenda. I'll stick with reading actual sources like The Looming Tower or Ghost Wars

u/jsleathe12295 · 12 pointsr/suggestmeabook

I would highly recommend the kindle paper white 2 I have the 6th generation one which is just as good as the newer one just has a few small upgrades that arent worth it in my mind. I've had my paper white for 4 years and its been amazing. Battery life lasts like month or more, it has e-ink with a back lit display so it's easy to read and fall asleep. Doesn't have that bright invasive LCD feel an Ipad has or tablet. It has wifi capabilities to download books right when they are released. I can pre-order an e-book and go to sleep and on the morning it's released it's already downloaded to my Kindle. I read a lot and don't like carrying several books with me when I fly or travel gets to clunky for me. So as a book worm I would highly recommended this!

Edit: I'd also like to add that the e-ink makes it look like a real physical book page which makes it easy on the eyes and dont fully lose the physical book feel. Try and head to a bestbuy and play around with one.

u/o0oo0o_ · 12 pointsr/kindle

FWIW, the page for the current Paperwhite has had the same "now even better" text for quite a while. and

But it still may get the "8th Generation" treatment soon.

u/LanceFromPokemon · 12 pointsr/kindle

I'm sure most of us will tell you that any backlit LCD/LED style tablet is not going to be great for reading books. I'd recommend something with an e-ink screen. You can get an Amazon Kindle for as low as $80 .

u/jytudkins · 11 pointsr/gaming

Not looking up the basic facts makes you look ignorant. It was orchestrated by Ramzi Yousef and financed by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, you know, the guy behind the 9/11.

He didn't even try to deny it, in fact he was proud of it, saying, in OPEN court in Manhattan (not in GITMO mind you), for everyone to see:

"Yes, I am a terrorist, and proud of it as long as it is against the U.S. government and against Israel, because you are more than terrorists; you are the one who invented terrorism and using it every day. You are butchers, liars and hypocrites."

And later he even cited Hiroshima and Nagasaki as reasons behind the attack:

"We declare our responsibility for the explosion on the mentioned building. This action was done in response for the American political, economical, and military support to Israel, the state of terrorism, and to the rest of the dictator countries in the region." He later stated that he had hoped to kill 250,000 Americans to show them the exact pain they had caused to the Japanese in the Atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki."

Jesus.. just read into it even a little bit before you start throwing this conspiracy nonsense around. Yousef copped to it. Kalid Sheikh Mohammed copped to it. There's no fucking conpspiracy.

If you really want to read in depth about the lead up from the first Word Trade Center attack to 9/11 (which I doubt you actually do), read The Looming Tower by New Yorker correspondent Lawrence Wright. It's exhaustively researched and has excellent footnotes. Seriously, try looking into it before swallowing that conspiracy crap whole.

u/yanoosh · 11 pointsr/kindle

It depends. Do you read a lot? Do you plan on reading a lot? Is the weight and size of physical books an issue with you? Do you not want to carry around books all the time? Those are pretty basic questions you should consider before considering any e-reader.

After that, what format of books do you read? Normal books, or comics? Maybe a cheap tablet would suit you better.

After that, do you really need the comfort of reading in darker places? If not, go with the basic Kindle for $69, which is lighter and has a more reliable page turning mechanism, but lacks a touch screen and has lower contrast/resolution.

If you want the advantage of ebooks over physical books, get a Nook or regular Kindle.

If you want the advantage of ebooks, higher contrast, and the ability to read in any lighting situation, get the Paperwhite. How much of a price discrepancy is there between the old and new Paperwhite?

u/akashik · 10 pointsr/kindle

I have the leather case on mine so it automatically turns off when I close the cover. I usually charge my Paperwhite every few weeks.

u/trinhno · 10 pointsr/kindle

Just get a refurbished kindle from Amazon. Same warranty as the usual Kindle.

You can wait for a price drop as well, another $20 off. (or maybe $10, but that's still considerable from a brand new one.)

u/kaepora-copernicus · 9 pointsr/EDC

I guess Imgur isn't so friendly on links so I'll put them here as well:

  1. GoRuck Echo, Black ::
  2. Morale Patch, "Regular Guy" ::
  3. MOLLE Grimloc caribiner, Black ::
  4. Jogalite Reflective Band, White ::


  5. Batman button ::
  6. GoRuck Sternum Strap, Black ::
  7. Sharpie, Fine, Black ::
  8. MOLLE Web Dominator, Black ::


  9. Dell Inspiron 13" 7000 ::


  10. GoRuck Padded Field Pocket, Echo, Black ::
  11. SanDisk Ultra Fit 3.0 flashdrive, 32G (x2) ::
  12. Sea to Summit Dry Sack, Small (4L), Green ::
  13. Rowkin Bit wireless earbuds, Space Gray ::
  14. Kindle Paperwhite, Black :: MOLLE Grimloc caribiner, Black ::
  15. Dell AC Adapter, 45W, 19.5V (came with laptop) ::
  16. Building/server card keys, varied
  17. Building/server room keys, varied
  18. REV battery, 4,000mAh :: who knows
  19. Anker PowerCore battery, 10,000mAh ::
  20. Tzumi PocketJuice Endurace battery, 6,000mAh ::
  21. USB to Lightning cable, 4" ::
  22. USB to Micro-B cable, 4" ::
  23. StarTech USB Ethernet adapter ::
  24. VanQuest FATPACK Gen2, 4x6, Black ::


  25. Uni-Ball Signo 207, Fine, Black ::
  26. BIC Roundstic, Medium, Blue ::
  27. Sharpie, Fine, Black ::
  28. Toothpaste, travel :: Grocery stores
  29. Toothbrush, travel :: Grocery stores
  30. Contact lense case :: Grocery stores
  31. SKYN condom, Original ::
  32. Renu soft lense solution ::
  33. Planters NUTrition, Wholesome Mix ::
  34. Nail clippers, large :: Grocery stores
  35. LARABAR, Cashew Cookie ::
  36. Visine for contacts ::
  37. Advil, 200mg ::


  38. North American Rescue Compressed Gauze, 4.5" x 4.1 yard ::
  39. North American Rescue Pressure Bandage, 6" ::
  40. North American Rescue Bear Claw gloves, Nitrile, Large ::
  41. Nasopharyngeal Airway (NPA) Tube, 28Fr ::
  42. Sharpie, Fine, Black ::
  43. Benchmade 7 ::
  44. Mylar blanket ::
  45. North American Rescue Compact HyFin Vent (x2) ::
  46. Alcohol prep pad ::
  47. North American Rescue CAT (tourniquet), 7th Generation ::


  48. Stealth Gear USA Ventcore, Appendix ::
  49. Kershaw Shuffle II ::
  50. Cardstack Slim Wallet ::
  51. LAMY Al-Star, Graphite, Fine, Blue ::
  52. Field Notes, Graph ::
  53. Timex Weekender, original Blue/Gray stripe replaced with standard 20mm leather NATO strap ::,
  54. Springfield Armory XD Mod.2 Sub-Compact, 3", 9mm, FDE ::
  55. Verizon iPhone 7 Plus, 128G, Black ::
    8+. Otterbox SYMMETRY, Black ::
  56. Xikar Allume Single, Black ::
  57. Lightning to 3.5mm adapter ::
  58. Chapstick Classic, Medicated ::
  59. Transcend JetFlash, 128G ::
  60. Car, House keys
  61. SanDisk Cruzer, 32G :: Who knows
u/braximon · 9 pointsr/answers

It says you can on the page where you buy the thing.

>Carry and read personal documents
>Email documents—including Word, PDF, and more—directly to your Kindle and read them in Kindle format. You can also send documents to Kindle using Send to Kindle.

For someone who wants to buy a device that's designed for reading, you didn't do much reading.

u/apmauj · 9 pointsr/uruguay

Ofertas previas al viernes afro:

u/[deleted] · 9 pointsr/kindle

The default Amazon case is nice and rigid, with a magnetic clasp - it's one of the better cases I've had for a device in a long while.

u/cornmonkey · 9 pointsr/kindle

Not sure if you have bad experiences with Kindle "Special Offer" editions in the past, but if not I would HIGHLY recommend you get that one instead. Not only are they cheaper, Amazon has been known to push through their own exclusive deals via Special Offer Kindles.

If I remember correctly, there have been discounts on their gift cards, steep prices cuts on electronics such as other Kindles and TVs, or more recently a Chromebook that went for $50 (I think).

I'm definitely going to preorder a Voyage. But I'm waiting on a case similar to this one.

u/DMitri221 · 8 pointsr/Documentaries

I haven't read it, but I trust the author, because I've read his more recent books.

It focuses more on Al-Qaeda, but Lawrence Wright's 'The Looming Tower', is usually the first book I suggest to people looking to learn more about the broader subject. My Trip to Al-Qaeda is a documentary that covers a little bit about the book, which I highly suggest reading.

Other authors I read about the Middle East:

Robert Fisk

Ahmed Rashid

Rashid Khalidi

Steve Coll

George Packer

Peter Bergen

Thomas Ricks

Dexter Filkins

Jeremy Scahill

u/websterandy42 · 8 pointsr/badhistory

I decided to skip through the pentagon papers in my free time. Let that sink in for a moment...... I'm spending my free time away from studying history to study history.

Intramural Frisbee starts next week. Just in the past 3 months nearly all of my friends have broken some part of their lower body. This curse is too real for me.

Still having a drawn out passive aggressive argument about the definition of Anarchism. Its like we are playing one of those long games of chess that takes weeks to finish. He obviously isn't that involved else he would pull up the Wikipedia page and see that I'm right.

I'm having a hard time keeping presentism out of my studies as we start to pass over Greece's history till they get rekt by the Macedons. The whole Democracy^TM thing seems to start there, as does something like nationalism or even racial/ethnic supremacy. I keep drawing comparisons to America and it makes it hard to isolate myself from it. Anyone else get this?

Also halfway through The Looming Tower which I strongly suggest to anyone interested in understanding the conflict in the middle east.

u/InsiderSwords · 7 pointsr/AskAnAmerican

For more information, I recommend you read

[Force and Fanaticism: Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia and Beyond]
Describes the history of Wahhabism and its effects. Author spent time in Saudi Arabia.

[The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State] (

Self explanatory.

[Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection] (

Easy to read description of Saudi crimes.

[The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11] (

Excellent narrative history of Al Qaeda. Highly recommended.

[My Year Inside Radical Islam: A Memoir] (

Not a wide-sweeping narrative but a personal story of someone who worked for a Saudi-funded charity and slowly adapted their beliefs.

[On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines -- and Future]

Written by a reporter who spent years in Saudi Arabia, gives a description of Saudi society.

[The Siege of Mecca: The 1979 Uprising at Islam's Holiest Shrine] (

A great history of an almost unknown terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia. Goes into the relationship between the Saudi royal family and Wahhabi religious establishment.

[Knowing the Enemy: Jihadist Ideology and the War on Terror]
Really good explanation of Salafi-Jihadism.

Edit: Added links and made it look nicer. If you want more, just ask. If anyone has any other recommendations, I would like to know. :)

u/wlu56 · 7 pointsr/kindle

i believe its the Amazon Kindle Lighted Leather Cover click here!

u/StarfighterProx · 7 pointsr/kindle

Not often. The Paperwhite has not seen any temporary reduction in price:

The regular Kindle has seen a couple of brief drops:

If you're dead-set on holding out for a sale, you can set price alerts through the pages linked above. There are other similar Amazon price trackers out there if you would prefer not to go with camelcamelcamel.

u/Rostin · 7 pointsr/funny

Amazon still sells e-ink readers with the Kindle name. Many people (me included) prefer them over tablets for reading.

u/puddingbear · 7 pointsr/kindle

A new basic touchscreen Kindle is up and taking pre-orders as well!

u/nermal543 · 7 pointsr/kindle

No problem! I don't know exactly what you're looking for or what your price cap is, but there's also the option of a refurbished Voyage for $140. It's a premium device with pagepress buttons and the flush glass screen (but no Audible or waterproofing, if that matters to you). I still have my 4 year old Voyage and it still works great.

u/crdlb · 7 pointsr/kindle

If you're not in a hurry, you could at least wait for the current model Paperwhite to go on sale for $100, which it does fairly regularly.

u/nosut · 7 pointsr/kindle

Just as a reference you can see it here This is actually the lowest sale price they will do for the device. Normally the sale is still $10 more then it is currently. So I repeat. IT WILL NOT GET LOWER BUY NOW!

u/Etunimi · 7 pointsr/amazon

The international version of Kindle Paperwhite Wifi is simply out of stock at the moment and they expect to get more in that timeframe.

You can either order it now and wait, select a different model (others are in stock), or try find it with faster shipping elsewhere.

u/teh_Architects · 7 pointsr/Suomi

Onko ne siis tekstiä? Jos niin kindle paperwhite on hyvä vehje hinta-laatusuhteeltaan, oman sain tosin satasella. Nyt 140, mainosversiota eivät ainakaan oman hankinnan aikaan myyneet tänne. Kobojakin kannattaa varmaan katella mutta itsellä ei kokemusta.

u/DingleBerryCam · 7 pointsr/technology

They still sell paperwhites but they make a new one every couple years

I just bought this one last week actually

u/pheonixORchrist · 6 pointsr/EDC

[Image One]

This is an overall picture of what I carry in my backpack every day (non-work days as well)

The only item I don't get a close up on in this picture is my ranger-roll of an extra shirt, boxers, and pair of socks.

[Image two]

  1. Deodorant - there are too many times where I forget to apply in my morning daze and realize once I'm in my car.
  2. Deck of playing cards. In case the power goes out and I need some entertainment.
  3. Uni Pipe-Shift Mechanical Pencil .07
  4. Pilot Metropolitan Mechanical Pencil .05 I like to have both for sketching, the thicker lead helps with shading.
  5. Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen, Fine Nib
  6. Lucky Turtle, Also my Inception Totem :)
  7. 128 GB Flash Drive - yes, it's real
  8. Eraser - cuz art
  9. Secret Santa Gift - Pen Twirling Pen I like to have things to fiddle with at my desk
  10. Pocket Sized Moleskin Notebook that I write poetry in
  11. Refillable Ink in case my fountain pen runs out and I don't have my ink bottle near

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  12. Razer Naga Epic
  13. Old PSP case I use to store my mouse in
  14. Travel Toothbrush
  15. Kindle Paperwhite in a Faux Leather Case
  16. Precision Screwdriver Set I bought at Radioshack
  17. Laptop charger
  18. USB Wall Charger
  19. Mini USB Cables

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  20. Generic Sketchbook I bought at CVS - When work is slow and I get an idea, I draw it. Usually I tend to just free-hand copy images from the internet

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  21. My Personal Laptop Lenovo T440p that I got last year, this thing is a damn beast
  22. Can of RedBull - I don't always need wings but sometimes when work is slow I start to fall asleep and this is needed
  23. Filtered Water Bottle - Even IT Desk Monkeys need to drink sometimes

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    This is my in pocket EDC, these things never leave my side

    Not Shown is my CellPhone which I used to take the pictured. It's a Droid DNA.

  24. Razer Nabu SmartBand - Talks with my phone via bluetooth and will give me all my notifications on the mini screen as well as do the kind of generic fitness tracking that most fit bands do
  25. Leather Wallet - Cash Money Yo
  26. Pilot Metropolitan Gel Roller Pen - By now you've seen that I have three different Pilot Metropolitans. I love the feel of this pen and each version (fountain, gel roller, mechanical) I have in a different color to easily tell which one I am grabbing
  27. Kershaw Cryo II - Best EDC Knife I've ever owned. I love the feel, look, and weight.
  28. Car Key
  29. 32 GB Flash Drive, This has my emergency geek tools on there as well as a few emulators, roms and minecraft (it stores all data on the drive)
  30. House Keys.

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    This is my backpack with everything inside, it's a Northface Surge. They don't produce or sell these anymore. I got it about 6 years ago and it shows very little wear.
u/Zippyvinman · 6 pointsr/kindle

If you look at any Kindle, Amazon offers two models, one “with special offers” and one “without special offers”. The “with special offers” is $20 cheaper than without them. Having “special offers” is just advertisements on the lockscreen of your kindle, typically pictures of books, maybe some information, and you can purchase them right from the homescreen. You can pay $20 to have them removed and have a generic background that changes, or, you can simply ask amazon support and if you’re a prime member, they’ll usually do it for free (worked for me!)

P.S.: this is what you’ll want

Kindle Paperwhite E-reader - Black, 6" High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers

u/wagatoto · 6 pointsr/kindle

In Canada it is C$40 off, for a total of C$99

u/OddTheViking · 6 pointsr/preppers

Assuming it survives EMP, a kindle and/or an Android device can hold tens of thousands of books. If you have something that can read SD cards you could store a boat-load of movies, music, books etc, plus games. Add a USB solar charger and you should be good for a very long time. Even a regular e-ink Kindle can go for WEEKS of use without having to recharge. Have a USB charging battery bank and a pile of charged rechargeable batteries and you can get through a good long time before you need to get the solar panel out.

HAM and SW radio (again assuming you can protect it from EMP).

Cards, dice, board games, pen-and-paper RPGs. Notebooks & journals to write in. Paper and art supplies like colored pencils, pens, etc. You can cram a whole lot of fun activities into a box the size of a toaster.

Football, soccer ball, frisbees.

Archery, slingshots, blowguns (blowguns are a blast, something you can do in a pretty small area, and are dirt cheap)

Carving and whittling.

Knitting, crochet, sewing, needlework, macrame, paracord stuff

u/Shyam09 · 6 pointsr/kindle

Nicest one is the Oasis hands down, but it's also the most expensive.

Then Voyage.

Then Paperwhite.

Then regular Kindle with no backlighting.

If you're looking to save some money, go Paperwhite; if you want to go all out, get the Oasis. Buy the Voyage is you want to spend some extra money. The resolution is all the same (except the base Kindle) - 300 PPI - but different devices have different features.
Amazon provides a small comparison table, so check it out (you'll need to scroll down -- You know your wife the best, so will she prefer to touch the screen, press the bezels, or need actual buttons. Touch is available on all devices, but the more premium ones have the other options (pagepress for Voyage and actual buttons on the Oasis).

It's a bit hard to point you in a direction without knowing what your budget is / how much you can afford.

u/Fr0gm4n · 6 pointsr/kindle

They tell you what the conditions are that they advertise it under. More use == more power use. It's simple: If you read more than they tested, or turn on the wifi, or use brighter lighting, your battery life will drop. If you double the amount of time reading per day you can probably halve the battery life. What's even close to false about their advertising?

> A single charge lasts up to six (6) weeks, based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at 13. Battery life will vary based on light settings, wireless usage. Audible audiobook streaming over Bluetooth will reduce battery life.

u/Slut_Nuggets · 6 pointsr/videos

I didn't read Ghost Wars yet despite it being downloaded on my kindle for like three months. But I did read The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright, which is also a great read.

u/fitandfed · 6 pointsr/politics

Not the first time. The CIA did the same thing with Khalid_El-Masri.

I was originally for the war in Afghanistan to go after al Qaeda. But when the U.S. is rendering the wrong people, torturing them and then refusing to release them even when they know they were innocent, well, that's where shit gets really bad and beyond criminal.

Yet no one has ever answered to or been punished for these crimes.

What's worse, as told in, among other sources, Lawrence Wright's book, Ali Soufan's book, Joby Warrick's book and the Secrecy Kills audio documentary 'Who is Richard Blee,' many of these people responsible were also responsible for the intelligence failures leading up to 9/11.

u/AaFen · 6 pointsr/pics

If you're interested in the subject matter you should take a look at Ghost Wars by Steve Coll, which is a nonfiction book about Afghanistan from the beginning of the Soviet invasion through to September 10, 2001 or The Looming Tower by Laurence Wright which is the history of al-Qaeda, bin Laden, and radical Islam in the latter half of the 20th century. Both are fascinating books and go a long way to dispel a lot of the misinformation and misunderstandings that surround the issue.

u/52Hzwhale · 6 pointsr/kindle

Are you using Amazon's non-lighted leather cover? There's a known problem with the old design (although they claim they've fixed it with the updated design). My Kindle keyboard froze and rebooted repeatedly until I removed the cover. I think the problem was that the clips that hold the Kindle contact the electronics inside and cause a short. Amazon upgraded me to the lighted cover for free, and I haven't had a problem since.

u/JimRJapan · 6 pointsr/japan

Ummm... there it is, $109, shippable to Japan. But as for Japanese books, manuals...wouldn't you be better off with a Japanese ebook reader, like from Sony? Not of many Japanese books on the kindle store yet, I think. It being an American bookstore and all.

u/Jay_Normous · 6 pointsr/kindle

Have you taken a look at the official Amazon cover? I've had mine for about 2 years now and it's fantastic. The 'leather' is starting to wear down on the corners but it doesn't really bother me.

u/towardthefinish · 6 pointsr/kindle

Get the official amazon's great.

Then pickup a cheap neoprene sleeve with it.

What you have created is a otterbox-like case for it....a hard rigid shell surrounding the PW protecting it from bends, etc. and then a soft absorbent case surrounding the hard rigid case which protect it from falls, bashes, etc.

I have this setup and couldn't be more happier. I have the exact same cases linked above...the official PW case fits nicely, but a little snuggly, into the Belkin neoprene case.

If you're going to be in a wet environment, pickup some desiccants to help with the moisture issue, and use them with the PW case - maybe in a ziploc bag or smaller pelican bag/box.

A word of caution about moisture: What you do not want to do is expose the device to a very moist/humid environment, and then shove it back in a waterproof/etc. bag. You need a way to get rid of the moisture - putting it in a waterproof pelican bag is basically creating a small greenhouse, because the moisture has no way to escape. Your stuff will be "dry" but it will never feel 100% dry. Electronics will suffer tremendously. This is why I suggest the desiccants. Keep a ton of them, and replace them often. Store them separately, in multiple bags (large ziploc bag, then smaller ziploc bags with 1-2 desiccants each). This way when you need 1-2 you only have to expose a small number of them to the environment. Put one wherever your most precious gear in the bag your PW is in, your socks/underwear, maps, etc. They will absorb the moisture but need to be changed probably 1-2 times a day depending on how wet/humid the environment is. Read up on compartmentalization of your gear for your trip, and Good Luck!

u/bobthegoat2001 · 6 pointsr/HitDeals

Referral link, warning!

Here's a link without the referral:

u/gameld · 6 pointsr/talesfromtechsupport

I think troublesome naming is the real culprit here:

  1. You have the Kindle which has a paperwhite display and is basically just an ereader.

  2. You have the Kindle Fire often simply called "Kindle" by its users which is an Android tablet focused on the Kindle store with its own UI.
u/163941 · 5 pointsr/kindle

The lack of buttons is not a big deal to me. I switched from a Kindle 4 to a Paperwhite 2 a few months ago, and haven't missed them at all.

With a touchscreen, the general interface is a lot better than the non-touch devices, and I also prefer the touchscreen for turning the pages. With the Kindle 4/5 the page turn buttons are very thin and right at the edge of the device - it was easy to turn the page accidentally, and awkward to use if you had the device in a case.

What I would miss though, is the Paperwhite's light.

To be honest, I ended up not using my first Kindle nearly as much as I thought I would because I never had the right lighting for it, and the lighted cases were terrible.

Since buying the Paperwhite I'm reading probably an hour or two a day now - and more importantly, have continued to do so, because the screen is always bright and easy to read whether you're in bed at night or just aren't near a bright light that's suitable for reading with.

Even in a bright room, the light helps make the page appear whiter. (hence the name "Paperwhite")

The higher resolution screen is nice too, but not a deal-breaker - especially if you use Amazon's own fonts. I do like to use custom fonts though, which do look better on the higher resolution display.

Here are some photos I took when my Paperwhite 2 arrived, in a moderately bright room:

  • Kindle Paperwhite (light on)
  • Kindle Paperwhite (light off)
  • Kindle 4
  • (bonus iPad Air)

    This is using a custom font, but if you look at the A's and y's the lower resolution of the Kindle 4 is noticeable. With the built-in fonts like Caecilia, or at larger font sizes, it's less noticeable, but I do still prefer reading on the higher resolution screen.

    Especially if this is your first e-reader, I would urge you to spend/save the extra $40 for the Paperwhite model rather than the basic Kindle. You won't regret it.
u/wub_wub · 5 pointsr/learnpython

That item is currently unavailable and therefore price and currency data also isn't available.

u/docfelt · 5 pointsr/kindle


You're correct. Notice that it's not being sold by amazon anymore, but by other outlets.

u/TheeBaconKing · 5 pointsr/kindle

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Leather Case, Onyx Black - fits all Paperwhite generations

I like this a lot! I was able to get it stupid cheap a few years ago.

u/knighttim · 5 pointsr/kindle

You should buy it today, as it is on sale for $85 refurbished from amazon.

u/rotll · 5 pointsr/kindle

When my Kindle 3g keyboard broke, I replaced it with the just introduced entry level model, touch screen, no light, $79.

No regrets, didn't need the other features. I have a Nexus tablet, so I've never been in the market for a Fire, and the other kindle models (paperwhite, Voyage) didn't have features that interested me for the extra money it would have cost.

u/asdjfweaiv · 5 pointsr/kindle

This is the DOTD at Amazon, no need to click through Kinja to get it:

u/serenityunlimited · 5 pointsr/kindle

I found this on the Kindle Paperwhite 2 page. It did not appear on the PW1 or the Voyage.

Haven't seen this mentioned before, only their Kindle Unlimited offer. I noticed it while browsing the Kindle pages, I didn't receive an email solicitation.

Pretty great offer. I ordered the PW2 from the refurbished discount the other day, but this is an awesome alternative. I wish it was available for the Voyage, though, so I could compare with that...

u/WyzeThawt · 5 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/rharmelink · 5 pointsr/kindle

Doubtful. The service that gave me the alert shows a price history. They regularly reduce the price by $20:

u/KindleAus · 5 pointsr/kindle

Aud don't forget, and the 4g version. But still yeah, for comparison and this.

u/graduallywinning · 5 pointsr/BitcoinMarkets

You forgot the $79.99 for the Kindle

(After this recent runup I prefer to buy a new Kindle for each of my ebooks, makes it a bit easier to find the book I want to read)

u/zaliman · 5 pointsr/kindle

Walnew Case I have been using while I patiently await an official case refresh. The only problem I've had with it is that it sometimes turns on kindle with magnets when you put in the case, so you have to make sure it didn't switch on the device when putting away.

u/JBaby_9783 · 5 pointsr/kindle

I don’t have an Oasis, but I do have the regular version of this sleeve. I love it. It’s not too big. Very high quality.

u/blurarara · 4 pointsr/argentina

No se puede ser tan hijo de puta 280p en amazon cuesta la go pro y 15k en compumundo.
go pro amazon
go pro compumundo

120p en amazon y 3.5k en compumundo.
kindle paperwhite amazon
kindle paperwhite compumundo
Ojala que se fundan por ladrones hijos de mil puta, no se puede ser tan mala leche loco.

u/dtstl · 4 pointsr/buildapcsales

It does go on sale for $99 pretty often. The current price is an all time low for this model.

u/roarmalf · 4 pointsr/Boardgamedeals

Honestly I just like posting smile links and I always pull out any extra info without thinking about it too much.

Either the info in the referral code was incorrect (e.g. someone copy and pasted the link from their browser and already got referred from an ad, etc.) or someone is trying to monitor traffic from this specific link. Even if nobody is making money off of it, I prefer the privacy of anonymity if nothing else. It's much more that I just shorten links out of habit.

I just visited this site in an incognito browser:

but if I were going to share it, I would send:

I haven't bothered to look at how the links to specific searches/departments/etc. urls are generated so they get trimmed less. My original link likely has extraneous info, but my product links are nice and tidy.

EDIT: Also, I personally look at the url before visiting, so I figure if I'm going to shorten it for myself I might as well share it while I'm at it.

u/elevencyan1 · 4 pointsr/Destiny

Well the main fuck up of america is that they had a legislation that the CIA wrongly interpreted. Basically they thought they could be prosecuted if they divulged intel among themselves so a lot of CIA agents didn't say anything about the plot for 9/11 even if they knew years before it happened. When an FBI agent in yemen that exhausted himself trying to figure out where Bin Laden would strike found out about this after 9/11 he almost threw up out of disgust.

Source : this book :

u/Lmaoboobs · 4 pointsr/WarCollege

Currently: The Twilight War: The Secret History of America's Thirty-Year Conflict with Iran

After this I will probably read

The Bear Went Over the Mountain: Soviet Combat Tactics in Afghanistan

On War

Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS

The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11

Illusions of Victory: The Anbar Awakening and the Rise of the Islamic State

On Grand Strategy

A fellow on the combined defense discord layed out his recommendations for books on nukes, so I'll list them here.

On Thermonuclear War By Herman Kahn

On Limited Nuclear War in the 21st Century by Jeffrey Larsen and Kerry Kartchner

The Evolution of Nuclear Strategy, Third Edition by Lawrence Freedman

Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces by Pavel Podvig

Nuclear Statecraft: History and Strategy in America's Atomic Age by Francis J. Gavin

Eating Grass: The Making of the Pakistani Bomb by Feroz Khan

Prevention, Pre-emption and the Nuclear Option: From Bush to Obama by Aiden Warren

Nuclear Deterrence in the 21st Century: Lessons from the Cold War for a New Era of Strategic Piracy by Thérèse Delpech

Analyzing Strategic Nuclear Policy by Charles L. Glaser

Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes

Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb by Richard Rhodes

Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era: Regional Powers and International Conflict by Vipin Narang

Building the H Bomb: A Personal History By Kenneth W Ford

The Logic of American Nuclear Strategy by Matthew Kroenig

Paper Tigers: china's Nuclear Posture by Jeffery Lewis

Arms and Influence by Thomas Schelling

u/Jacob2040 · 4 pointsr/kindle

You an find warehouse deals if you look closely. I got mine there and nothing was really wrong, just go for like new if you're worried. (also did a search for you just in Case.

u/rmmdjmdam · 4 pointsr/kindle

The regular Kindle that Amazon sells today is not a touchscreen either.

u/RobbStark · 4 pointsr/kindle

I have the official Amazon cover for my Paperwhite and it's actually much easier to operate and hold in one hand. Most of that is because it's smaller, thinner and lighter. The case is also quite nice, as the entire body of the Kindle fits into it snugly rather than being attached with metal clips on the side like my old Kindle Keyboard.

As for the touch screen: fear not, for I had the exact same concern. I was worried the lack of physical buttons would be annoying. Turns out that using your thumb to tab the screen is very easy, perhaps even more convenient and reliable than the physical buttons on the Keyboard. There's plenty of bezel on the Kindle and the case its own to let me hold on without accidentally touching the screen, as well.

u/Kocrachon · 4 pointsr/standupshots

A kindle is as cheap as 60 bucks right now...

I own books that cost roughly half that. Not to mention its tiny, lasts weeks on a single charge, its tiny and light, and easy to read.

Not to mention, if someone DOES steal your kindle, you can buy a new one, and since its linked to your Amazon account, you can download all your books back onto it instantly. So your risk of loss is actually just the 60 bucks into the device since the books are stored online.

I admit I still keep a lot of physical copies of some books I already owned, buy rarely, if ever, buy a physical copy anymore.

u/TeaRex- · 4 pointsr/declutter

Spend a weekend and scan all your finished notebooks into a text searchable pdf.

There some amazing websites where you can get digital copies of your books for free. I recommend getting them in .epub format because it's supported by the most different devices (and works really well with Apple's iBooks). However if your getting a kindle then .mobi is a better supported format.

Grab a cheap e-paper reader and load all your books onto there. If you have comics or some extra pocket money than I suggested getting a color tablet or wait for the new color e-paper technology to hit he market.

I'm suggesting e-paper because it's easy on the eyes, kinda looks like paper, and it doesn't require battery to keep the display on only to change the display (the technology is pretty cool).

I did this, donated 90% of my books and only kept one or two series.

u/lobster_johnson · 3 pointsr/Foodforthought

Lawrence Wright's Pulitzer-price-winning The Looming Tower has a bunch of detail about previous attempts on Bin Laden, such as when he was holed up in Tora Bora. Wonderful book altogether, highly recommended.

u/admorobo · 3 pointsr/ifyoulikeblank

Going Clear and The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright.

u/thaalderman · 3 pointsr/worldnews

No, I just actually read verifiable sources about topics I’m interested in rather than relying on conjecture and conspiracy theories. Here’s somewhere to start if you’re actually interested.

u/OleToothless · 3 pointsr/geopolitics

Firstly, it's not accurate nor sagely to state that "every book is biased". Secondly, make sure you're using the word bias correctly. A bias, in printed media, would fail to include, ignore, diminish, and/or fail to find merit in the opposed subject matter - much more sever, in my opinion, than presenting the information with a certain perspective in mind.

That said, it's going to be difficult to find books about the Syrian War because it's still ongoing. You're basically asking for books that have either been subjected to scholarly review and the historical method, or data put out by NGOs. None of that really exists yet. But, I'd suggest this book as a start, gives a good history of wahabism and salafism, the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood, the bin Laden family and it's ties to the KSA, and provides a pretty good framework for the various religious tensions and floes in the Middle East and North Africa. There are more scholarly books on the subject but I enjoyed his writing style and the facts are all there.

The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright

Other than that, this is probably the most "scholarly" publication on the Syrian Civil War so far, to my knowledge.

Syrian Conflagration: The Syrian Civil War, 2011-2013

u/question_all_the_thi · 3 pointsr/AskHistorians

Lawrence Wright in his book The Looming Tower attributes the emergence of Al Qaeda to the permanence of US troops in Saudi Arabia after the Gulf war.

u/LittleHelperRobot · 3 pointsr/changemyview


^That's ^why ^I'm ^here, ^I ^don't ^judge ^you. ^PM ^/u/xl0 ^if ^I'm ^causing ^any ^trouble. ^WUT?

u/FacelessBureaucrat · 3 pointsr/AskSocialScience

Her blogging frequency is spotty, but I've learned a ton from Leah Farrall's analysis - she's at and @allthingsct. She's Australia-focused, since that's where she is, but she's done some great writing on al-Qa'ida.

A different kind of source, broadly national security focused so only sometimes about terrorism, but very sharply analytical is John McCreary's Nightwatch newsletter, which you can subscribe to. He was a DIA analyst for decades.

If you want a great, very readable history of al-Qa'ida specifically, there's nothing better than Lawrence Wright's The Looming Tower.

Edit: I also want to recommend Thomas Hegghammer.

u/kash_if · 3 pointsr/india

I would really suggest that you buy from Amazon directly. It would cost around Rs.7,000 after import duty/taxes/shipping.

u/illiadria · 3 pointsr/kindle

13 year old daughter and I both have this case (we have Touches, not Paperwhites). They have protected the Kindles well in both our backpacks with textbooks (mine much heavier than hers). She likes the little flap on the front when she is reading a series so she can slip in a scrap of paper with the correct order.

The top review on the Touch version says it had a strong smell - we did not experience that problem with either color we bought.

Here is the link to the Paperwhite version:

The only thing I would change would be to add external magnets to hold the cover in place when open, but that is very very minor. Couldn't beat the price though! There was no way I was going to spend almost half of what I paid for the device on an officially branded case.

u/Melorix · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I would take off to Playa de Blanca, Spain. The weather is slightly warmer than here already, but I just want a week of laying on white sand beaches, drinking cocktails, and reading from my Kindle. Reading takes me out of the real world for awhile, which lately is something I've been needing. Can I take my dog to Spain? Because I'd totally do that. We'd stay at the Dream Gran Castillo Hotel. I mean, look at that shit. Five stars, yo.

u/pwnerwpistol · 3 pointsr/tablets

Well, if this tablet is strictly for reading books, I would recommend you get an actual e-Reader, specifically the Kindle by Amazon. It has an e-ink screen, which is neat because it is easy to use in bright light, and it only uses battery when the screen actually changes, meaning these things can go for at least a week without charging. In terms of digital book selection, it is hard to beat Amazon, and even if they don't have something you want, you can easily side load additional content without much hassle.

Here is a link to the device:

As you can see, there are many different models to choose from, so you are bound to find something. The other really nice thing about the Kindle, is that it is MUCH cheaper than an iPad or android tablet. I hope this helped.

u/IgnatiousReilly · 3 pointsr/gadgets

The plain ol' Kindle is the lightest they make at 5.98 ounces. The Paperwhite is a bit heavier at 7.5 ounces.

If weight is of the utmost importance I'd go with the original Kindle. It's the one my 63 year old mother with arthritic hands and a bad wrist has used for years. She loves it. In fact, she's about to have major surgery in a few weeks and she's asked me to find digital copies of some of her favorite books so she can read them on the Kindle instead of having to hold heavy books. I'd recommend it.

u/_wannabe_ · 3 pointsr/blogsnark

I didn't get a protection plan, but I did get a nice portfolio case like this one. I like that it automatically turnd the Kindle off once you close the cover.

u/key2 · 3 pointsr/Fantasy

I had the original Kindle and then it got stolen. I decided to upgrade to the Paperwhite and I highly recommend it, it's definitely worth it and makes night-time reading so much better than the original (no more need for a lamp or reading light). You can adjust the level of the light depending on the time of day and the current light conditions and the levels of light are very gradual so you can really fine-tune your light preference in the moment.

Protip - you can buy a 'refurbished' one straight from Amazon and they're slightly cheaper but still come with a warranty. It's essentially good-as-new, there are no marks or anything on mine.

Definitely go Paperwhite.

If you don't want to spend the money on it though, both options are better for reading than a tablet - these devices are optimized specifically for reading and they are better for your eyes. There is never a glare.

Edit: Link to refurbished option

Again this is straight from Amazon so you still get the warranty and everything, it's essentially brand new.

u/MagicMoon · 3 pointsr/kindle

Well Amazon does sell a certified refurbished voyage with a warranty for $152. Should be basically the exact same as a new one, this is the version that includes special offers too.

u/FlightyTwilighty · 3 pointsr/GrandmaTechHelp

If you think of the internet as an imaginary kingdom where you can explore dozens of different countries and meet the residents there, you won't be too far off. :) Welcome to Reddit-land.

My mum (she's 70) uses the internet for a couple of things. 1) games 2) shopping 3) library books 4) facebook.

I don't know if you like games, but I'd start with Big Fish Games if you do. See how that text is a different color? You can click on it and go there. When you're there, check out "Online Games." They are free and easy to get started with.

For books, you'll want an e-Reader. I recommend the Kindle Paperwhite, because it is very easy to use and very easy to read. That will also bring us to shopping. Take a look at this. Amazon - Kindle Paperwhite

Anyway! that's probably enough to get you started! You can probably get free electronic books from your local library. I would call your library and ask them if they offer that before you purchase an e-Reader.

Can't wait to hear more about your adventures!

u/DiDgr8 · 3 pointsr/ereader

The eye strain improvements of e-ink are due to the fact that the screen isn't "flickering" or "refreshing" itself 60 times per second like LCD screens. You're right to believe they are "easier on the eyes" (whether you need glasses or not).

Your requirements pretty much embrace every ereader out there (as opposed to LCD tablets). All the e-ink screens are pretty much dedicated readers.

  • Kindles,

  • Kobos,

  • Nooks, or

  • Onyx Booxes.

    All fit your bill. 6" is the most common size (there are bigger, but you pay disproportionately more).

    The only thing that narrows your field even somewhat is the ePub library. Kindles can read ePubs if you're willing to jump through some hoops (either by "jaibreaking" the unit or by converting files on your PC and then sending them to your unit) but they don't support them "out of the box".

    The "special features" aren't all fluff. Waterproof is nice if you use it by the pool (e-ink is especially suited for viewing outdoors), and some of the Kobos have native Overdrive support for checking books out of your local library for free.

    Finally, there are older "Pearl" screens and newer "Carta" displays when it comes to e-ink. The Carta and Carta2 screens are usually denoted as "HD" or list a dot pitch of more than 200 ppi.

    Screen resolution improvements in the Carta displays are a little "fluffy", but the newer models don't "ghost" after a page turn and "refresh" a little faster. But if you "settle" for a (cheaper) Pearl display, it's not the end of the world.

    Personally, I'd suggest the Onyx Boox C67ML Carta2, but you could get the cheapest Kindle if you can live without a frontlight and can put up with ads on the lockscreen. Both would "fill the bill".
u/computenow · 3 pointsr/booksuggestions

This one - ? Does it go down in price any? How is it to read in sunlight?

u/himynameis_ · 3 pointsr/kindle

> I'm considering the paperweight, but I live in Canada and would have to order it online or pick it up the next time I travel to the States.

You can get a Paperwhite in the store as well.

I bought my Paperwhite a few years ago (from the Canada store as well) and felt unsure about it too. But once I got it, am can not do without it. I read a lot more now than I would have before.

It's the light feature that makes it so much better. I felt like I had to always find a really good light source always when reading with a book, but not with the Paperwhite. So, it was an awesome buy for me. No regrets.

u/DoiX · 3 pointsr/Romania

> This item can be delivered to your selected dispatch location in Romania. Details

> Tot tara bananiera suntem in ochii lor.

E un market place, nu pot forta sa livreze peste tot. Daca vanzatorul vrea sa livreze in Ro o sa o faca, nu tine de amazon.

u/MuscleWizardcastFIST · 3 pointsr/kindle

I love/have this case. Keep in mind though, this case has a natural finish (not suede). Pretty good reviews that go into more details.

u/utack · 3 pointsr/tea

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u/capslock · 3 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

If they don't have one then a kindle! They are only $50 right now:

u/xDarKraDx · 3 pointsr/LightNovels

Reading novels on the phone/tablet is really an eye-straining task, especially at night so of course you cannot binge it like manga. However, you could buy an e-reader that helps to reduce that like a Kindle or Kobo. And I don't think there is any trick or habit to read LNs, just read what you find interesting. You could start with some that have anime this season like Eromanga or Sword Oratoria.

And, just like /u/AshLucas said, you should always look for official translations as they usually are in much higher quality, so that you don't have to struggle to understand a paragraph.

u/zvordak · 3 pointsr/kindle

I use this one, quite happy with it

WALNEW 7" Kindle Sleeve for Kindle Oasis 2017 Protective Insert Sleeve Case Bag Kindle Oasis 9th Generation Cover (Kindle Oasis 2017, Gray)

u/vendo232 · 3 pointsr/homeassistant

the install is here:


Link to the dock:


Link to root process:

to install it my way you have to drill two holes though the tablet cover and the dock in upper corners. Then screw both to the wall.

Tablet holds in the cover very tight so no risk of falling off plus you can also remove the table if needed.

u/timn8r · 2 pointsr/Mistborn

E-paper is a type of display where rather than using a lcd monitor (light emitting), it electronically moves and displays ink to emulate the look of ink on paper (light reflecting). I find e-paper to be pretty indistinguishable from paper as far as glare/eyestrain is concerned. Most e-readers, such as nook or kindle use it. Things like the kindle fire or the nook color/hd are the exceptions. Personally I use the nook.

This is the one I have and it continues to serve me well. It seems to have been replaced by this newer model however. If you want the kindle equivalent, this is what you want with and without backlight.

Wow... I honestly didn't mean for this to become a sales pitch, but those are examples of e-paper based devices. Personally, as a poor college student, I prefer digital just to save space but, it doesn't have to come at the cost of eyestrain. I hope you enjoy the book, however you read it :).

u/javsbaldrich · 2 pointsr/argentina

No lo conozco pero este es el que yo uso:

Kindle Paperwhite cuesta u$d 119. Es una masa, es de Amazon. Funciona barbaro, te da 3 semanas de batería (ikr) y no tenés problemas en leer libros bajados por torrent, aunque es muy fácil comprarlos en la Kindle Store (donde tenés absolutamente todo) si querés.

Also, la pantalla es perfecta para leer. El brillo lo podés regular hasta lo mínimo imaginable lo que lo hacer perfecto para leer a la noche cuando estás en la cama con todas las luces apagadas.

Te digo porque a un cambio de 13, el precio en pesos sería $1547

u/Ticket2ride21 · 2 pointsr/preppers


Kindle Paperwhite E-reader, 6" High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers

20 bucks for a kindle paperwhite. You have any idea how much survival shit is on this magical device that I can read for hours and hours and barely ever have to recharge? And I'm not spending the normal $100 but only $20?

Shut up and take my money.

u/lifeon_hardmode · 2 pointsr/gadgets

Amazon has kindles with light that were designed to reduce blue light, assuming you mean that you read on your phone or tablet.

They've had front-lit, non-led kindles since 2012 and their most popular kindle model (Paperwhite) isn't much more expensive than the one in the article (79.99 vs. 119.99).

u/Endemoniada · 2 pointsr/kindle

From your own fucking link:

>Kindle Paperwhite guides light toward the surface of the display with its built-in front light—unlike back-lit tablets that shine in your eyes—so you can read comfortably for hours without eyestrain. Adjust your screen's brightness for great reading in any light.

Should I make that even bigger for you?

Now go away, you miserable fucking troll.

u/LelouchViBritanni · 2 pointsr/Animemes
u/pasaroanth · 2 pointsr/mildlyinfuriating

The Amazon Basics Lightning cable has 43,000 reviews compared to their best selling house branded product, the Kindle Paperwhite which has 46,000 reviews. So basically one of their highest selling products is barely more popular than their replacement for Apple cables.

I have a new MacBook Pro and an iPhone 7 within arms reach and both are charging with Amazon branded cables. The iPhone is plugged into an Amazon branded brick. The MBP uses USB-C, which is a very NON-Apple-proprietary port. If/when it wears out, I'll buy an Amazon Basics replacement.

u/4a4a · 2 pointsr/kindle

Yes, you can see here that $99.99 is the lowest it has ever been.

u/jarvis400 · 2 pointsr/Suomi

Kindle Paperwhite on nyt muuten tyrkyssä

u/dupebulja · 2 pointsr/serbia

Nemaš dve čiste, a ni ponašanje ti nije ni za dupe.

Naravno da šalju, možeš čak videti i ukupne cene sa troškovima uvoza.

Kindle Paperwhite Order stranica|Link

Običan Kindle Order stranica|Link

u/LUH-3417 · 2 pointsr/kindle

The .de one? I've been following it via this site and it doesn't seem to have been on sale for about six weeks.

u/SwampDrainer · 2 pointsr/kindle

A certified refurbished one is only £90 so it seems pretty reasonable. I guess you'll find out if you're actually able to register it with Amazon.

u/blackesthearted · 2 pointsr/kindle

They still have refurbished 7th gens (3rd gen PW) listed:

I bought my PW3 refurbished (from Amazon) and aside from getting it in a plain brown box, it was indistinguishable from new, and has the same 1-year warranty.

u/Danger-Moose · 2 pointsr/rva

If you don't mind the special offers that display when you're not using it, you can get one for ~$80.

You could grow out your facial hair and read it on a wall outside.

u/seanprefect · 2 pointsr/kindle

Lower is better isn't a budget, let me give you some advice that i wish that had been given to me at your age. ALWAYS set a budget for any task. You need hard figures, otherwise you can fall into some dangerous traps. Also cheapest isn't the least expensive you have to consider the ramifications of ownership.

this is a good quality relatively cheep SSD.

a solid phone for pretty cheep.

the certified refurbished kindles are great and trustworthy.

you can do all those for under 400.

u/elphio · 2 pointsr/italy


Anzi, ora c'è questo.

E come puoi vedere non è mai sceso sotto quella cifra.

Basta, non voglio traviarti :)


u/fi_fi · 2 pointsr/kindle

I think this is what you're probably looking for:

I have it on one of my "backup" Kindles and it's SUPER nice!

u/neongreenpurple · 2 pointsr/kindle

Here's a link to the official case for older Paperwhites on Amazon USA:

They also have a premium leather case for older Paperwhites:

u/Aisakura7 · 2 pointsr/kindle

Not sure if they make it for the Oasis, but I have This One for my paperwhite. It was pricey, but worth it. It's gotten wet, dropped squashed and squished and it's still going strong 3 years later. The leather is naturally wearing nicely too

u/Microshrimp · 2 pointsr/tea

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u/bigbodylx · 2 pointsr/audible

No I am not. Kindle does indeed support audible.

Source: I have one

u/KnockMeYourLobes · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

I've had two NOOKS from Barnes and Noble, which I wouldn't recommend strictly because Barnes and Noble's customer service SUCKS. Also, if you purchase an E-book from Barnes and Noble, it isn't yours..they can and will snatch them right out of your library if they feel it's warranted. Also, their file type is proprietary and you can't download the file directly to your computer (or other device) to put onto another non-NOOK device like a tablet, etc. If you want to read your NOOK files on another device, you're forced to install their app, which I didn't really care for.

Right now I have a very basic Kindle E-reader that I really really like. I don't like that they display ads on the screen when it's in sleep mode, but other than that I think it's a great little e-reader and would highly recommend it.

u/xxmatentv123xx12 · 2 pointsr/kindle

the most basic kindle should work

this kindle isn't lit, no front lighting, but imo it makes the battery last longer and it just looks nicer. personally the least expensive one like the one I linked is just fine.

u/Tejasvi88 · 2 pointsr/kindle

It may make difference if you read PDFs frequently. Else, for reflowable text with Bookerly, pixels are hardly noticeable. If you have not to read in low light often then there is little value for double the price.

Also check Reviews and search for terms like resolution, pixels, etc.

PS: I own one. Text rendering is better than half of the books in my College library.

u/metalbark · 2 pointsr/kindle

I like my slim paperwhite case because the fake leather or otherwise textured skin makes me feel like it is less of a tech screen item.

Also, opening the case wakes it up and unlocks the screen.

I am on this one currently.

u/viper_in_the_grass · 2 pointsr/kindle

I checked a few older threads and here are a few links to suggested covers:




They all bend backwards and have auto wake/sleep. They all have different colours and designs.

These are the regular covers. There are also some neat covers called origami that fold in the back, making a little stand for the Kindle. Here's one by Fintie. Seems like all these brands have them, so just search and choose your favourite.

Note: those links are for the Paperbacks versions. If you go with the Voyage, just search for that version.

u/no_4 · 2 pointsr/kindle

Not many get screen protectors. Unlike with a smartphone, scratching isn't really a concern since you're not carrying it in your pocket all the time. The actual concern is pressure / shock breaking the screen. For that I think a case is better.

For the case, I've used the official Amazon one, a "high quality" 3rd party one, and a cheap Ebay one. The real world quality goes High - Low in that order, but I'd say the best value by far is the "high quality" 3rd party one - like this one on Amazon, Finite paperwhite cover

u/MegTheMad · 2 pointsr/kindle

I've been wanting to look for a skin for my Oasis II, but haven't had the spare time. Currently I use it naked but store it in a [Walnew sleeve] (

Im going to check out your link later. Thanks!

Edit: I can never remember how to do links!

u/warbler7 · 2 pointsr/kindle

Try to buy an old kindle for $10-$35 and trade it in to get 25% off a new oasis. plus $5/$25/$50 trade in credit for trade-in depending on age/type of kindle.

Depending on Oasis 3 version getting you can save $67-$92... this saving I put towards the 3-year insurance and a sleeve

just make sure to select gift option when ordering it so it does not link to account right away

u/miakeru · 2 pointsr/kindlefire

Not to any terribly negative effect. In fact, Amazon sells an accessory that encourages this:

u/Dreamba · 2 pointsr/amazon

I brought HD 8 for my personal use. It is pretty powerful device for the price.

The Amazon apps are pretty limited. So I installed Google Play Store in it to install the Android apps I want. Instructions here .

Later, I see Amazon Alexa Showmode device and brought for the tablet. Now I'm using this to read news in the morning with Alexa and also as a weather/table clock.

When I want to watch YouTube or play Android game, I will take out from the dock and use as an Android tablet.

I don't see any Android device for this price with a decent CPU and RAM.

u/ElevatedJS · 2 pointsr/kindle

Are we talking can you share a link, i don't see it

u/highorderdetonation · 2 pointsr/ereader

If you're willing to jump through a hoop or two to move ebooks around on your own, then it's more a question of what you're looking for in an e-reader...and a backlight doesn't reduce your possibilities as much as you'd think. That still covers the Kindle Paperwhite (and/or Oasis, albeit with ads on the lock screen AIUI), or the Nook Glowlight 3, or the Kobo Aura 2...and those are indeed the major players. There are also models like the Boyue Likebook Mars and Onyx Boox Note out there if you're wanting something more platform-agnostic (sort of, since they're openly Android-based).

That said, with my admittedly limited experience with e-readers, it probably comes down to three questions:

  1. How much do you want to spend on an e-reader? (For all intents, the low end starts at about $100 USD unless you catch a sale.)
  2. How large an e-reader do you want? (The vast majority are 6"; you then jump to 7.8", then to around 10").
  3. What bells and whistles do you want? (As in how much internal storage space it has, backlighting and/or the ability to tweak same, whether it has an SD card slot, audiobook capability--which you already said was not a factor--and so on.)
u/vote_for_peter · 2 pointsr/booksuggestions

The Looming Tower

It may be too focused on the CIA & FBI and global terrorism, but if Ghost Wars is your cup of tea, this is a pretty good one as well.

u/CaptBakardi · 2 pointsr/neutralnews

> How can you almost guarantee that? Do you have evidence to support the assertion?

I think its worth noting that in [The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11] ( it is demonstrated how all of Al Qaeda and thus arguably modern Islamic extremism stems from prison round ups and treatment in such prisons. This doesn't justify /u/mentaljewelry 's statement that the US was involved in his radicalization but supports that such detainment generally did.

u/Iamnotmybrain · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

I'm not exactly sure what you mean by 'political books' but I'm going to assume that you're looking for books that help explain the current political situation and current events. Maybe I'm wrong.

Fiasco and the follow up by Thomas Ricks The Gamble. These are fantastic books that put the Iraq war in perspective.

Looming Tower. A great book about the lead-up to 9/11.

For stuff about torture and Bush's policies therein I'd start with Dark Side but Torture Team is better, just more legalistic and possibly drier.

For understanding the politics right now I think it's really good to know about authoritarianism. It's completely changed how I've viewed politics. This is a new book on the subject that I have on my shelf but haven't gotten around to reading.

If this is the type of stuff you're looking for, I'm happy to provide other recommendations, but I think that's a good place to start.

EDIT: formatting

u/PIK_Toggle · 2 pointsr/IAmA

I'll add a few more that don't deal directly with overall ME history:


  1. Ghost Wars - It's really two stories: 1) The USA's involvement in Afghanistan in the 1980s. and 2) The aftermath of the war (i.e., the rise of the Taliban and AQ). There's a second volume called "Directorate S" which I have not read yet (I plan on reading it soon).


  2. This one is covers recent events in Egypt


  3. I read a book review of this one and it is on my list.


  4. The Looming Tower This will overlap nicely with "Ghost Wars"




u/buuda · 2 pointsr/TrueAskReddit

The NSA had substantial transcripts of telephone conversations between known Al Qaeda members, some of whom turned out to be hijackers. They refused to share the transcripts with the FBI. The FBI actually started building cellular listening posts in Africa and Asia to do there own listening, since the NSA was so uncooperative. Then the NSA agreed to show them a summary of the transcripts.

Meanwhile the CIA knew that two known Al Qaeda members had US visas and did not tell the FBI or State Department. And this was after the African embassy and USS Cole bombings. The hijackers entered the US and disappeared.

Source: The Looming Tower

This NOVA page also touches on it:

> NARRATOR: But was NSA doing its job before the 9/11 attacks? It's a question that has never been thoroughly investigated.

> MICHAEL SCHEUER (Former Central Intelligence Agency Analyst): None of this information that we're speaking about this evening is in the 9/11 Commission Report. They simply ignored all of it.

> NARRATOR: But author James Bamford has investigated and come up with a chilling tale of terrorists, living in San Diego, communicating with bin Laden's operations center in Yemen, moving freely about, and all the while, NSA is listening in.

To give up your anonymity so these guys can monitor everyone and then consistently fail to stop the main targets is crazy. They can still target them without collecting American's communications.

u/PaddysMac · 2 pointsr/suggestmeabook

The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright is absolutely a great read. Gives a lot of background, history, and insight into the major players that led to the ideology of Al Qaeda and the perpetrators of the act.

The Siege of Mecca: The 1979 Uprising at Islam's Holiest Shrine by Yaroslav Trofimov

I just started this one and it's very interesting. Almost reads like a thriller. This book more or less covers a major incident that isn't well know, but helped to lead to the modern Islamic terrorism we now have.

u/DutchUncle · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

I'll watch this when I have the time, but The Looming Tower explains who the 911 terrorists were.

u/ALincoln16 · 2 pointsr/conspiratard

It's clear you've ignored everything I've said because you keep ignoring the most important thing I've pointed out. You haven't provided any evidence. Here, I'll even quote myself to show this:

>And again, just so you're not confused, pointing out links and patterns is not evidence to prove an accusation. It only proves you've shown links and patterns. Without evidence it is meaningless.

So you haven't provided anything. And until you do I or anyone else don't have to play your Argument from Ignorance game. It's that simple. You may be comfortable in forming your beliefs on bad logic but many people aren't.

You said it took you months to reach your conclusions. Maybe it's time to start again but this time base it all on the evidence and not other people's claims. After all, you don't want to be a sheeple that just believes what people tell them do you? Here's a good book to start with:

And if that's too much, at least go to the library and check out the sources the book uses.

Also, why fuck the police? You use the same logical fallacies the bad ones use when they make false accusations. You're like kindred spirits.

u/davw · 2 pointsr/kindle

You could get the amazon cover without the light and just buy a cheap book light as suggested by others. There's a used one going on Amazon for £23.55 at the moment, and as it's from amazon warehouse deals it's going to be practically new.

u/Corix · 2 pointsr/kindle

like you stated, i do probaply 90% of my reading in bed. i keep my kindle (non-touch) on my nightstand, so i honestly could not justify the price of the kindle lighted cover.

i bought this... link

its definitely not as nice as the "kindle cover" but its a fraction of the price. it has a light, and it will protect it if the thing falls, or if i decide to take it with me when i go on vacation.

hope this helps.

u/eothred · 2 pointsr/kindle

I have the same kindle version with this cover:

Quite expensive though, but I found the reading light very convenient

u/TheBrownDandy · 2 pointsr/kindle

I assume he's talking about the 4th gen cases such as this:

u/Epsilon748 · 2 pointsr/manga

I still say Mahou Sensei Negima is my all time favorite, but you aren't going to get the whole series for just £50 either.

Alternatively: Buy one of these for a little bit more money, use a site like this, and a tool like this to create a huge digital library of all the series you want. I like to buy all the manga I can that's translated into English, but for the rest I just make them available on my Kindle instead.

u/kiamsiap · 2 pointsr/Android

Ok, after a quick check on Amazon..

See here.
It's actually still country limited, just not as limited as Google. Croatia and France already has Kindle available (which, I assume, is some EU wide licensing deal perhaps?), but my country (Malaysia) is still a black hole with no Kindle support.

My bad for not checking properly, but point still stands, the licensing to sell digital media is expanding slowly, and not all countries are covered yet.

u/DarkDeliverance · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Congrats with the new job! Personally, the Uncharted games are absolutely amazing and if you haven't had a chance to play them then you really need to do yourself a favor and purchase this! :D
As for me, I recently got a new Kindle, but unfortunately I haven't been able to get a case. That's why I'd love this one! so that I can keep it protected and won't have to worry about harming it :)

u/LeftMySoulAtHome · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Sundry list: Kindle.

It's for my dad. His birthday and father's day are the same day. It's a combo gift. He's been through a lot, health-wise, and he's finally at a place he can relax. We both love reading and bond over books better than anything else. I'm one of 4 kids and reading was the thing we had together while I was growing up, that nobody else shared. It was really special.

Books list: Mr. Mercedes

Stephen King and I have a long relationship. I've got Dark Tower tattoos, even. I have read everything he's written that I could get my hands on. This comes out in June. I own all of his books in hardcover. My den is basically a shrine to Uncle Steve.

Home Improvement list: Recessed Light Can Converters

I bought a house last year. It's got sunken eyeball lighting in the kitchen. They really, really creep me out. I know it's irrational. But I plan to put mini pendent lights in instead. o_O

Kitchen and Noms list: Instant Read Pocket Thermometer

I recently bought a bread machine. It's great and I use it every day, almost. Some of the breads require water at an exact temperature. I need a thermometer that starts at zero for this.

Pets and Wildlife list: Feliway

I have a ten-year-old neurotic cat who takes his pants off when he's anxious. This helps keep him decent. ;)

My son's birthday list: Wooden Pantry Products

The boy turns 2 in May. He has a play kitchen, but no play food yet. (He did have some cardboard boxes that came with the set, but he ate them in true baby form.) This set of wood pantry items will hold up and also be fun for stacking.

Add-ons list: iRobot Scooba Hard Floor Cleaner

Because a bot's got to eat, too.

Thanks for the contest!^ifitisacontest^probably

u/pa-guy · 2 pointsr/kindle

Based on your requirements, get the Kindle DX:

  • just plain, no LED - yes
  • big screen (over 6 in) - yes
  • accepts .mobi files from computer - yes (get Calibre, e-mail them, or drop them via Amazon Cloud)

    If you're open to a smaller device, I highly recommend the Paperwhite 2. It's cheaper, but I think it has nicer features. The always on light isn't an eye strain but instead serves to make the background just look white as if you're reading off of good paper. The DX doesn't have a backlight, so you would need an external light source if you want to read as it gets dark out.
u/I_Cant_Math · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Wait, whaaat? A real Kindle? I'm totally in! Stop dicking around!

I don't have one favorite book, there are way too many to pick just one. My favorite kids book is The Little Prince, that was the first book I fell in love with when I was young. Now as an adult, some of my favorites are American Gods and Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, The Stand by Stephen King, and The Road by Cormac McCarthy. I have been hoarding Kindle books for a good while and reading the really good ones on my computer, but I think the one I'd read right away is one I just got called Encouraging Words For Kids.

Edit: I had that Kindle on my list a few moths ago but someone bought it off of my list for themselves, which removed it from my list. I also had the Fire on the list, but I never got around to re-adding this one. I just re-added it. :P

u/imalittlepiggy · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. The most expensive item on my wishlist is a Kindle.

  2. I want this item so I can read e-books! Of course.

  3. If I never got this item in my life, I would totally be okay! I put it on my list because it's not something I can afford or will be able to justify buying for myself for a long while.

    Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds! Thanks for a fun contest! I love seeing everyones items :)
u/FuzzyMcLumkins · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

A Kindle cuz that's all I ever wanted. It would enable me to carry all of my books near me and have everything near me. This Kindle

I grew up reading books, I have a post in the fire contest, but I know I'm not going to get it. Just gotta pick myself up and push on! Like I said in the Fire contest, I grew up reading books so I would constantly immerse myself in the fantasy world, and create myself in that world like I was helping them or I was following along with them as they were my friends. I've always loved books, and lately.. I've been losing touch with books, and I hope that the kindle can help me get back in touch with reading because I can't pick up a regular book anymore and read because I just lose interest, but I'm always hogging my mom's Kindle. It'll be wonderful if I could have my own so my mother could have her sanity. Hah :)

Edit: Formatting and adding stuff cuz I woke up.

Thanks for the contest.

u/ghaskamin · 2 pointsr/secretsanta

Oh, and here are the links for quick access.


Kindle Paperwhite

u/unfused · 2 pointsr/AskTechnology

If you want something to just read ebooks, I would suggest anything with e-ink. They look a lot like a book and are very easy on the eyes.
Here is a kindle e-ink comparison

Here is a bunch of different brands that are e-ink e-readers

u/Mo_Tzu · 2 pointsr/kindle

This isn't the basic kindle?

I have no idea which version it is, but it's not the paperwhite.

u/mattze · 2 pointsr/kindle

Haha. While I always wanted to visited that part of Europe, I have a feeling travel costs might eat up some of the savings ;)

I thought Lithuania was already a EURO-member, but that will probably take until next year (at the earliest). That complicates matters further.

I just check the Amazon Global site and it costs $69 there, which is just 2€ more than the price in Germany. Am I missing something?

u/EdenSB · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

/u/MeishkaD said that my entry disappeared, so here it is again. I've deleted my previous entry now (after you said it disappeared), just to make sure it doesn't show up twice.


1.) Something that is grey. [Not on wishlist]

2.) Something reminiscent of rain. [Not on wishlist]

3.) Something food related that is unusual.

4.) Something on your list that is for someone other than yourself. Tell me who it's for and why. (Yes, pets count!)

This is for my classroom mostly. One of the projects the student's like to do is making board games. They like using various types of die, but when we made cardboard ones, they fall apart.

5.) A book I should read! I am an avid reader, so take your best shot and tell me why I need to read it!

I can't give too great a reference. This book is on my wishlist, as I've not read it, after all. It's supposed to be really funny though, with an interesting story. The downside is that getting the whole series is too expensive.

6.) An item that is less than a dollar, including shipping... that is not jewelry, nail polish, and or hair related! [Not on wishlist]

7.) Something related to cats. I love cats! (keep this SFW, you know who you are...)

These are pretty awesome.

8.) Something that is not useful, but so beautiful you must have it. [Not on wishlist]

I've wanted one of these for ages, but they're not useful enough to justify.

9.) A movie everyone should watch at least once in their life. Why? [Not on wishlist - I own it]

It's incredibly funny and almost everyone has seen the film it's based on. A lot of people have never even seen a parody movie, so it's a new genre to a lot of people and thus a new experience.

10.) Something that would be useful when the zombies attack. Explain.

A bit of a different item than normal. When the zombies attack, we're going to need to be well rested. Baseball bats and the like are common enough, but a good pillow is hard to find.

11.) Something that would have a profound impact on your life and help you to achieve your current goals. [Not on wishlist, as item]

A book about learning to become a Primary School teacher. After my current teaching job, I want to go back and train as one in my home country.

12.) One of those pesky Add-On items. [Not on wishlist - the base game is on wishlist].

13.) The most expensive thing on your list. Your dream item. Why?

Playstation 4. It's not on my wishlist as I think anyone would ever buy it, but more to remind myself that it's region-free and only $400 in the US if I can get enough giftcards someday. In my home country it's about $550. The why is mostly Kingdom Hearts 3 and Final Fantasy XV - both series which I've gained a lot of enjoyment from. There's also that some of my favorite series such as Disgaea are Playstation-exclusive.

14.) Something bigger than a bread box.

15.) Something smaller than a golf ball.

16.) Something that smells wonderful.

17.) A (SFW) toy.

18.) Something that would be helpful for going back to school.

(For reading digital textbooks on)

19.) Something related to your current obsession, whatever that may be.

Disgaea D2. My current obsession has been trying to convert my old Disgaea 3 save, which has 120 hours and my Disgaea 4 save which has 95 hours, so that I can use it on another PS3.

20.) Something that is just so amazing and awe-inspiring that I simply must see it. Explain why it is so grand. [Not on wishlist.. but it should be]

The toilet throne. It's amazing that someone has thought of it, if nothing else. Now you can feel like a Queen or King, while going to the restroom.


Bonus: Made in Oregon

Raffle: fear cuts deeper than swords

u/Nynes · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I am a former teacher.

I no longer teach in the public school system, but I use my credentials to teach/tutor at private facilities like Sylvan to help kids who are behind or to get credits for homeschooled kids. So, I guess I am a teacher by those standards still. I intend to go back into public education as soon as I can successfully transfer all my credentials across state lines, which might require I go back to school a little bit. Probably back into the special ed department, like I was before.

Im thinking about getting into a Kindle but whatever from whichever list(s) is cool. :)

u/orika07 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'd gift my friend the Kindle, shes an avid reader and loves it :)

u/akpak · 2 pointsr/books

There's a $69 Kindle, if you want to get in to ebooks.

I only mention it because there are a lot of free (and decent) reads on the Kindle store, and your library may also support ebooks. It may save you some of the walking, and will certainly save a lot of space in your house :)

u/LadyBanks · 2 pointsr/ebooks

I have the Kindle keyboard. It seems it is no longer in production. The price is now pretty high because they are not making them any more. I just bought my mother a replacement ("Used Like New") and it was $120. It comes with free 3G, which is handy as you may download books anywhere.

This Kindle is $89 with liquid paper

I am dubious about the Kindle Paperwhite as far as glare goes, but I admit I have not seen it IRL

u/westcoastal · 2 pointsr/kindle

I have the official Amazon case and I really like it. It's solid, comfortable to hold and I can use it to prop up my book when I'm reading in bed.

u/grt · 2 pointsr/kindle

I got a refurbished 2nd-gen Paperwhite earlier this month for $85; it's back up to $109 now. Based on the price history, I wouldn't expect that to happen very often...

Certified Refurbished Kindle Paperwhite on Amazon
Price history on Camelcamelcamel

u/Sam301 · 2 pointsr/kindle

There is a sale on the Wifi-only refurbished Paperwhite (with ads) today for $79 ($30 off).

u/darkx1731 · 2 pointsr/tablets
u/audreyality · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Stuff Gifts

  • A signed art piece from one of her favorite artists. If you cannot get one, frame a reprint or poster nicely.

  • Pendleton Wool Blanket - beautiful, artful, well made, warm. An expensive but beautiful present.

  • Kindle E-Ink Reader (if she doesn't have one) - seems less BIFL than some items, but e-ink is somewhat of a staple now. It's less influenced by changing technology than other items.

    Experience Gifts

    Take her somewhere or arrange a special activity that will create a lasting memory.

  • Find out if any of her favorite authors are on book signing tours. Order a copy of the book and let her know your plan to go to the signing with her.

  • Take her to a museum or art gallery. Research the collection before you go. Being knowledgable of the history or development of the items and collection will make the experience better for you. Showing that you care about and understand her interests is the best gift. Spend a lot of time on this; use it as a way to connect on something she loves.

  • Go to a wine, beer, cheese, vodka, chocolate, [whatever] tasting. Have her pick out a bottle/package to take home at the end, but let her know that is the intention going in. So she can consider in a very real way what she may like most during the event.
u/bobbleheadRob · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Why do you want a tablet? If you can't quantify the reason for wanting a tablet, it is just going into a junk drawer. You mentioned reading. For optimal reading, I would recommend a Kindle. It's got an E-ink display which is much easier on the eyes as staring at a lit display like on computers and smartphones can be tiring after a while. It is made specifically for reading. You can buy books on amazon that fit the format.

Tablet sales have stagnated this year. You have lots of companies churning out cheap poorly made tablets (the sub-$100 tablets on sale on black friday came completely unsecure and dangerous!). Personally, I go to my smartphone for convenience, but my laptop for longer casual browsing. The tablet just doesn't get much use.

u/lainzee · 2 pointsr/relationship_advice

Just going with stuff I would like.

Cool chocolates. Like these guys that were mentioned on the front page yesterday. Or these chocolate covered fruits - the chocolatier that makes these was down the street from one of my old jobs and we loved it when somebody would get some delivered.

Live plants. I hate cut flowers because I think it's sad that they're dead. But I love live plants. Orchids are gorgeous and always seem kind of luxe to me. A bonsai tree would be cool, too, though!

You could use Taskrabbit or a similar service to bring her a meal from her favorite restaurant for lunch, or a nice dessert, or something.

A gourmet tea or coffee gift basket.

A cool surprise gift - getting a box and not knowing what was inside and opening it to find a Kindle would be neat. Or jewelry. And any office I've been in, people were nosy enough that everyone would know that I had gotten a gift and what I had gotten no matter what it was.

u/gyrferret · 2 pointsr/hardwareswap

Kindle Touch for $60. It's basically the old paperwhite, sans the backlight.

I love my paperwhite.... sorry to hear your kindle bit the dust.

u/THCarlisle · 1 pointr/news

As far as you saying only "idiots" thought Los Angeles would be next, you obviously don't know what you are talking about. Los Angeles was almost first, according to Richard Wright's amazing 2006 book The Looming Tower, Shiek Mohammed wanted to attack U.S. Bank tower in L.A. but Bin Laden overruled it because they didn't have enough time to prepare. This was also echoed in Eric Lichtblau's much sited 2003 NY Times article. And Ahmed Ressam was captured in 1999 trying to cross the border from the west coast of Canada into the United states with bomb materials in a plot to attack LAX. Yes Los Angeles was a legitimate target, and we probably don't even know the half of it as to how close it came to being attacked.

Edit: added links so you can become informed

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u/HeyCarpy · 1 pointr/worldnews

Right. While I go watch the umpteenth YouTube video about the “truth,” I’d suggest you pick up this Pulitzer Prize-winning book about Al Qaeda.

u/CEZ2 · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Osama bin Laden was not acting at the direction of the Saudi government. I believe O. B. L. had been disowned by his own family, the Saudi royal family and had had his Saudi citizenship revoked.

The Road to 9/11: A Brief History of Conflict in the Middle East

Meeting Osama Bin Laden

House of Bush, House of Saud

The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11

The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power

u/DaerionB · 1 pointr/pics

> I don't know how Osama bin Laden went from looking like a sitcom character to being the most wanted man in the world, but it happened.

If you want to know why, I highly recommend the book The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 .

u/mackalack101 · 1 pointr/JihadInFocus

I've got two book recommendations -

Book: Warriors of God

Author: Nicholas Blanford

Significance: Blanford, a journalist who spent many years as a correspondent in Lebanon, provides a detailed and readable account of Hezbollah's history, structure, and strategy.

Book: The Looming Tower

Author: Lawrence Wright

Significance: The Looming Tower provides an excellent and comprehensive history of Salafi Jihadism and how it relates to Al-Qaeda's development.

u/UserNamesCantBeTooLo · 1 pointr/relationship_advice

No it wasn't.

al-Qaeda associates had already detonated bombs at the World Trade Center in 1993, more bombs at American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998, and killed American sailors near Yemen on the USS Cole in 2000. In 1999, Time Magazine got an interview with bin Laden where he says "God knows we have been pleased at the killing of American soldiers." The 2001 hijackings were perpetrated by a team of 19 al-Qaeda operatives. There's a mountain of evidence for this:

u/goldflakes · 1 pointr/Libertarian

They didn't "come to America," but yes of course the conflict between the United States and the Islamic world started before the events you outlined. I'll outline the relevant points as summarily as I can. For brevity, I will include history only related to the United States and not broader Western civilization. The case of the United States is salient and representative.

History of Islam: Muhammad to 1776

Muhammad first began teaching among Pagan Arabs who were more or less friendly until he began to teach that there is only one God and all other religions' followers shall burn in hell. When they began to threaten him and his people, he fled to Mecca and Medina, subsequently taking over the western half of Saudi Arabia along with the eastern tip (Oman). Almost all secular scholars of the Qur'an agree that it is as much a political guidebook (how to run a society) as a religious text (how to be a good person). Upon his death in 632, his followers interpreted the book as they did, and a system of Caliphates began to rule the Islamic world. By 661, all of what we call the Middle East and northeastern Africa was under the Caliphate. By the 8th century, the Caliphate had extended to include land from Spain to Pakistan. This was unsustainable militarily (given few people liked being ruled under Islamic law), so it was pulled back. The Turkish peoples were to become the new military force of the Caliphate, and took Constantinople just before Columbus "found" the "New World." When the United States declared independence, Abdul Hamid I was sultan, with even Baghdad under his rule (that article makes him sound friendlier than he actually was -- he was compelled to sign treaties after military defeats).

Barbary Slaves and Pirating

Before the United States had first elected Washington as President, the Congress found itself at odds with the Caliphate controlled lands. At this time, the Muslim world was taking Europeans and Americans as slaves, estimates are that as many as 1.25 million slaves were taken from the Western world (source: Robert Davis). John Adams, America's London ambassador, was sent to the Tripoli ambassador to discuss the matter, and was met with a demand of money for various levels of peace. Terms were set for the release of slaves, short term peace, and even a price for long term peace. The United States argued that it was a new nation. If their military had previously quarreled with Europe, that was of no concern to the United States. Could not peace with a new nation be had?

When Jefferson took the Presidency in 1801, he was immediately met with a demand of $4,000,000 (adjusted for inflation but not %GDP or federal budget) to be paid to the Muslim lands. Jefferson demanded repeatedly to know by what right these demands were made. By what right did they capture Americans as slaves, seize her ships, take her property, and demand payment in exchange?

> The Ambassador answered us that it was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners.

Thomas Jefferson to Congress and the State Department

Barbary Wars to Usama bin Laden

President Jefferson found himself in the fortunate position of having a capable Navy that he, ironically enough, had fought against funding before being elected. With it, he began the first conflict between the United States and the Caliphate. The second line of the Marine Anthem (To the shores of Tripoli) celebrates the result even today. Congress authorized Jefferson to use the full might of the United States Navy to suppress the military aggression, with permission to seize and destroy property as the Navy was able. The language was quite strong and general.

The modern Islamic revival that began in the 1970s has seen a large surge in the total Muslim population, which we must admit is in some sense responsible for the recent surge of the lower jihad as well (this being the military jihad as opposed to the higher jihad meaning an inner struggle). Al Qaeda's number one demand was restoration of the Caliphate. The crime for which America has been subject to the violence from the radical Islamists was committed after approval by the Saudi royal family to use American troops to free Kuwait from Iraq rather than using their own, limited resources and relying heavily on the local mujahidin. In other words, Usama bin Laden was angry with America because he thought that local insurgents could fight Saddam the same way they had in Afghanistan against the Soviets rather than relying on smart bombs to do the same. (He forgot, or perhaps never knew, that Afghanistan was liberated only through American assistance. People who assert the unsophisticated non-distinction between Al Qaeda and the Taliban forget this. America gave aid to the Taliban, not The Base.)

Also central to crimes committed by the United States in Bin Laden's mind was our admission that we had begun to support the right of East Timor to self determination of government. Here is one of his first speeches after the 2001 attacks.. Ctrl+f "east timor" to see that his complaint is that the Caliphate's maximum extent is no longer in effect, with the world recognizing that the military devastation committed by Indonesia was invalid.

Specific Points: Iran in WWII, The Taliban, Gulf War vs. bin Laden, and Diplomacy

So, yes, the Barbary wars happened before the Iranian coup. Keep in mind also that 1953 is also after 1945 when Nazi Germany surrendered. At that time, Iran was already under the full control of Britain and Russia (mostly the British), essentially a colony like India was. This invasion was necessary because Reza Shah was attempting to play neutral while supplying the Nazi war machine with crude oil necessary for its logistical world domination. "Iran" in Persian means "The Land of the Aryans," which Persia abruptly changed its name to in 1935, just as it was becoming friendly toward the Germans. After the war was over, Britain had a number of privately owned fields, purchased legally from the owners of the land. When Iran elected Mosaddegh to nationalize the oilfields, they did so illegally. Their country or not, the heart of libertarianism is the right to free exchange and free markets. Unless you agree that the United States can simply seize the property of any foreign corporation who operates in any way through the United States, you cannot support the right of anyone, anywhere to loot by law. The course of action taken by the West was perhaps morally wrong. But it was in response to a moral wrong, not the initiation of one. I find that very few internet historians know the history of Iran before 1953. This has always seemed odd to me -- where are you all getting your similarly edited information?

The military bases in Islamic lands were widely supported at the time by both governments and peoples. They still celebrate it as a national day of pride. Again, bin Laden considers this the great evil of America because he wanted the local mujahidin to fight Saddam rather than bringing in any Western aid. You may freely be against the Gulf War, but you cannot rationalize that the intervention was innately immoral since the United States determined that losing control of the Kuwait and Saudi oilfields would have been damaging to her interests. In other words, the United States did not initiate force but responded to the initiation of force upon a friend.

The United States used the Taliban to fight the Soviet Empire. I fail to see this as a moral evil.

The United States necessarily has diplomatic relations with all countries who are willing, including bad guys. Egyptians and Tunisians far and away have more warm feelings for the United States than ill-feelings. Only with sources such as Russia Today can you attempt to support the notion that we stood between these leaders and their people. The West was crucial to their overthrow, including freezing of their foreign assets.

Recommended Reading

Islamic Radicalism and Global Jihad History of radical Islam and current resurgence. Takes a look at the old scholars and new.

The Looming Tower Everything leading up to 9/11

Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters Details the Barbary coast slave trade

The Trial of Henry Kissinger Outlines US war crimes

Qur'an My English translation.

Instructions for American Servicemen in Iran During World War II Self explanatory.

The Forever War Solidly good book.

The Rape of Kuwait Iraq war crimes in Kuwait


  • Corrected a couple subject-verb agreements.

  • Added section headers.

  • Added recommended reading list.

  • Reworked a paragraph in the last section.
u/swishnmiss41 · 1 pointr/india
u/Burritobongo · 1 pointr/history

If you're curious about the rise radical Islam culminating in 9/11 you should read The Looming Tower

u/5six7eight · 1 pointr/books

This is the one that I have. I bought mine at Best Buy when I bought the Kindle, but the one on Amazon specifically says that it fits the keyboard.

u/adamsw216 · 1 pointr/kindle

I've been doing a lot of research on this since I got my Kindle keyboard recently.

I love the Oberon cases, but I like something a little more plain, plus those are rather expensive (even more than I actually paid for my Kindle).

So I was looking around on Etsy and I found the Beautiful Kindle 3 bookbindery case which I really love the look of. Plus since it's extremely rigid, it would offer good protection. On the other hand, it's still expensive, and I didn't really like the look of the birch wood when the case is open.

Then I found the Dodo Case which is made with a much sleeker looking bamboo and still maintains the whole "bound book" look. However, the price still kills me.

So despite everything, I ended up just getting the standard Amazon Kindle Case, and I figured I could save up and eventually get a Dodo case or Oberon case down the line.

u/aco620 · 1 pointr/pics

I got this one The Kindle has holes on the side designed to clip on to that middle piece. It fits in surprisingly well, and so far the strap hasn't broken and the Kindle's stayed scratch free. One's probably as good as the other though.

u/admiraljohn · 1 pointr/kindle

I had something similar to that for a time but I found the straps that hold it in the case to be kind of irritating. I wound up getting an Amazon Lighted Case in its place, but that's a bit above what you said you wanted to spend.

Amazon also makes a non-lighted case for the Kindle that goes for about $30... there were issues with it when it first came out with a short causing the Kindle to freeze and/or reboot, but from what I understand that's been corrected.

My wife, on the other hand, isn't a fan of the Amazon case and uses this one, which she loves.

u/anondasein · 1 pointr/kindle

This one is the best but like others have said, for the $50 it costs, you could just return it and get the paperwhite.

u/Skubalon · 1 pointr/books

That looks unwieldy for a Kindle. Have you considered [a cover with a built-in light] (

u/Anttu · 1 pointr/programming

Expensive indeed -hence I've recently bought Kindle for £89.00. It's gotten quite cheap these days. After 9 hours at work spent in front of two screens I find it very hard to read a book online..
I've been reading the above book for a while now and it's really helpful! Highly recommended.

u/mcroft · 1 pointr/pics

With a comma. Here is the German page for the kindle priced at €99,00

u/Chuckytah · 1 pointr/learnpython

I am about to test this it is a Hybrid Web scraper / API client... it has a lookup by url.

>>> p = amzn.lookup(URL='')
>>> p.title
Kindle, Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display - for international shipment
>>> p.asin

u/jphoenix · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

On the main list

<3 You rock, and thank you for the contest.

u/im-ironman · 1 pointr/kindle

I see the regular version is going for $69 here And yes as he said if you're really short on cash, can opt for this one. Even this one was on sale for ~$49 a month or so ago, which was sweet.

But at current price, I would say the extra 40 dollars spent on PW2 is worth it.

Or maybe wait for few days more to see if PW2 goes on discount sale again? There are a lot of rumors flying around about a new Kindle, and September is the season for Kindle launches. But don't really think there can be any "must have" features if something new does get launched. And PW2 is quite matured already, unlike Paperwhite1 which was phased out in 2012/13.

u/Dagheloot · 1 pointr/hockey

Amazon is having a sale...cheapest one right now is $49. If you read a lot, it is a great investment. I just borrow all the books from my local library.

u/IguanaGrrl · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

1 - A Kindle!

2 - Because I'm 36, I just got glasses for the first time in my life, and my eyes aren't getting any better, so it would be better for me to read off of a slightly larger screen than my iPhone. :)

Saving Private Ryan

u/cojafoji · 1 pointr/trees

Do it for your kids bro, you got it. Also, buy a kindle if you're really into the book thing. That way you're not lugging around a fucking thick ass book LOL.

Also: Are you a science fiction fan, who enjoys detail, a large volume (20+) of books, and a dedicated wikia page with almost all of the information from the books? If so, let me know. I have the perfect series for you.

u/Mawu3n4 · 1 pointr/funny

Price of a Kindle : $69

Price of books I read : $183

u/donimo · 1 pointr/books

Thats the new version of the one I have. The side buttons are very durable, I've read like 200+ books on mine and it still works perfectly.

u/jakethebiley · 1 pointr/EDC

This is my first EDC post, hope you all enjoy

  1. Samsung Galaxy S5, Black 16GB
  2. Samsung earbuds
  3. My Knives that I rotate every now and then.
    Kershaw 1830 OSO Sweet Pocket Knife
    Kershaw 1304BW blackwash: this came in the kershaw walmart gift set (2015)
  4. My flashlights that I rotate as well
    Streamlight 66318 MicroStream C4 LED Pen Flashlight
    ThorFire PF01 Tactical LED Flashlight Pen Light
  5. My Watches
    Pebble Smartwatch Black I wear this one the most, as I love being able to control my music with it
    Invicta Signature model 7376 This is my Fancy watch. I bought it on a cruise a couple years ago, I only wear it for special occasions.
  6. Kindle PaperWhite 5th gen I’ve been reading lots of programing books lately
  7. Victorinox Swiss Army Huntsman with Free Pouch
  8. Quick Info Cards with wake turbulence separation, and mandatory advisories, handed out by my Air traffic Control Professor. I’m a ATC Major.
  9. Kershaw keychain tool, Also included in in the kershaw walmart gift set (2015)
  10. 8gb Key flash drive
  11. Sony VAIO® E Series Laptop Model # SVE14A27CXH, great laptop I grabbed before college. Has a I7 and 8gb of Ram. Good for games and school work.
  12. Mophie Juice Pack Charger I love this thing, I waste so much battery browsing Reddit on my phone when I have free time in-between classes or when I have down time at work.
  13. Handmade wallet from Dollywood, theme park, TN. Not shown in the Picture
    That’s it.
u/Kyoti · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My weekend plans are....working. But I love what I do, so that's ok!

I'm saving up for a Kindle so a gift card to put toward that would be wonderful!

1.21 Gigawatts, WOO!

u/eferoth · 1 pointr/Fantasy

I have this one:

I tried this one and the Paperwhite, and hated flipping pages by touch. This model has physical forward/ backward buttons on each side. The downside is that if you want to write something you have to navigate an on-screen keyboard with that 4-sided button in the lower middle. With one center-press per character. It's really the most inconvenient way to type this side of not having any fingers.

Like this:

Now the newest flagship has both, so maybe I'll eventually get that one, if mine breaks, but for now it's far to expensive for my taste.

u/Dragoniel · 1 pointr/gadgets

There are no touchpads on e-readers, unless for some random reason you buy a touch-screen e-reader. I'm currently using this, for example.

Two buttons - "page forward" and "page back" is all that you really need, and they are mirrored on both sides of the device.

u/moominpappas_hat · 1 pointr/books

I have the Kindle 4 and it's available for $69 with free shipping! A little over half the price of the newest version. The 4's main drawback is that you need to use a lamp if you read in the dark - but it's very functional, light, and so easy to use. Lovelovelove.

But if you have access to a library and it's not a huge inconvenience for you to go there, you don't really need a Kindle. It's more of a thing for remote locations, constant travel type life.

u/tomkatt · 1 pointr/kindle

Probably can't do better than this.. Though if you absolutely want new, the cheapest Kindle version right now is $70.

I'm still rocking a Kindle 3 from 2011, these things are built like tanks it seems.

Saw you were in Canada in another comment. You may actually be better off looking into Kobo, they're much more popular and more readily available in that region.

u/VikingCoder · 1 pointr/google

First of all, a $100 tablet is a pretty challenging target. You want a rich, responsive display, not a Kindle-like epaper. Even Amazon doesn't sell a Kindle with a nice display for that cheap:

Kindles compared.

And yes, people have been complaining that Chrome OS and Android could be merged, for a long time...

u/arlanTLDR · 1 pointr/books

If there is an orange banner saying $60 off, then you are eligible. Otherwise no. I have no idea what makes you eligible.

u/sep780 · 1 pointr/books

I have a Nook & with it you can import pdfs & books bought through GooglePlay anyway. The Kindle doesn't allow that to the best of my knowledge. Reason I went Nook.

You wouldn't have to go with the version that has internet & that. I have the simplest Nook that only allows you to buy books & read books with the device. My nook although I bought mine at Target. The Kindle I'm guessing is comparable

EDIT: The Nook seems to have 1 free book every Friday also. No clue if there's a similar offer for Kindle users.

u/Color_blinded · 1 pointr/mylittlepony

I did a lot of research before settling on what e-reader to get.
There are three good brands of e-readers out there; the Kindle (Amazon), The Nook (Barnes and Nobles), and the Kobo.

I personally believe that the Kindle is the best because it has a slightly larger display and are also cheaper than their competitors counterparts if you get the ad supported ones, which really aren't intrusive or annoying at all (well, except for the brief time it kept displaying ads for Twilight when the last movie was released), and even helped me find good deal on a leather case for my kindle. Plus they have excellent customer service from my experience.
The only downsides that I've encountered is that the kindle only supports a very limited number of book formats. However, with the Calibre program (see Facedeers post in this thread) that becomes a non-issue. And their 3g internet kindles no longer allow you to actually browse the internet, which kind of irked me a bit (so don't bother getting the 3g versions of kindle).
Also the one with a keyboard just isn't worth it because of the extra size and weight.

That essentially narrows it down to two options: the standard Kindle, or the Kindle Paperwhite. If you are on a budget, get the normal kindle. However the Paperwhite is definitely worth the extra $50, as it not only has a better display, is a touchscreen, has a backlight (very useful), the battery lasts twice as long, and the display has less glare than the normal kindle (they all say they have no glare, but that's false).

u/cocacola31173 · 1 pointr/kindle

I have this case and even though its a bit pricy its very nice quality. Fintie has one similar to it but don't know if its the same quality. Its very light also! I keep mine in the bedroom and my hubby says I often fall asleep with it in my hand!

u/immanence · 1 pointr/kindle

Cool, thanks! Is this the one you're thinking of?

u/atnpgo · 1 pointr/kindle

What I personally use is this. I don't think its quite what you're looking for but I am 100% satisfied with it.

It wouldn't protect from scratch while you're using it, but it does a wonderful job while its in a backpack or something.

u/Hanselcj · 1 pointr/kindle

Huh, that is neat. I don't actually have a voyage, just some of their older paperwhites and previous generations. Something like this guy: Amazon link. Maybe give a cheaper case a try, 60 bucks is a serious price for an accessory.

u/Drumheld · 1 pointr/wacom

Hey, It's you again!

I was hoping that you would find a way to make the case for the Companion 2 now that it has been announced, and here you are, not 2 days later.

I have looked into your case more deeply and if you are taking suggestions, I might hazard a few for you.

  1. Is there anyway to make the parts of the case that affixes to the actual unit more secure? I was thinking along the lines of a form fitting hardbody aspect that we could clip the bezel into, as in this case for the kindle paperwhite (with considerations for ports and what not)

  2. Perhaps a magnetic aspect and case for the wacom keyboard to accompany and affix to the original flipsteady?

    Honestly for me, extra weight isn't as much of a consideration as much as form fitting protection, unified form, and your brilliant stand design.

    Thanks for making such a great product. I'm sorry if my suggestions overreach your production capabilities, I'm not sure what they are precisely.
u/Whiskey-Papa · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Yeah just this.

u/meejle · 1 pointr/kindle

So, supposing you had the official leather cover that wakes your Kindle up when you open it... Would that be a good way of effectively "hiding" the screensaver ads?

Just a thought.

u/xStang05x · 1 pointr/kindle

Thanks! I think i'll just buy it at the current price then. What are your thoughts on a refurb? Also, is REFURB the one with or without the ads?

u/LarryBraveBird · 1 pointr/kindle
u/Azuretower · 1 pointr/kindle

this page lists the UPC which is what you're looking for

u/ScottIPease · 1 pointr/kindle

It is a Kindle 6" Basic from 2014 or 15.
It is most likely this one; or the previous one to this.

If you are jsut going to use this for bedtime reading, then there is little to no reason to spend money on a special case unless it has functionality you want. If you are going to carry it about, then you may want the neoprene case /u/smokeyjoey8 linked or similar.

u/OSUTechie · 1 pointr/comicbooks

A kindle is $50 (with ads as a screensaver) or $70 (without ads). It isn't that expensive.

On top of that, a lot of ebooks are cheaper than print books.

u/IpumplikeaMachine · 1 pointr/redpillbooks

suggestion: i am the same, i can't read pdfs, but honestly if you want to read more, and better this is what you do, you get a kindle, honestly you wont regret ever buying one, mainly because you can read technically anything from pdfs, to txt, files to pretty much anything out there, also download a sofware called caliber for your computer man, this sofware allows you to convert book file to readable files on kindle, like, pdfs, epubs, and other formats into a azw or mobi files, aka the best versions book files to read on a kindle.

I recommend buying a kindle right now because of the black friday special man, FUCK!! even make a sticked post to that offers, because is so much better to buy really right at this second, i personally have the 'shittiest version' of a kindle which is a paper white with no backlight built in, which helps my eyes and not fuck up my sleep later, which is bomb because with a kindle you can put any pdfs in there and read them like they were books, instead of that uncomfortable reading on a screen, i undertand m8 been there done that. anything is technically a tablet, aka the fucking fire hd, or whatever and really open the possibility for me to be a chump and instead of actually reading books, aka the primary purpose of the kindle device, they make me prone to spend my time in facebook and watch porn which entirely defeats the purpose, MAKE IT HAPPEN DUDE

the special offer is probably like fucking 50 bucks, or 70 bucks if you don't want those fucking annoying ads,(for the cheapest kindle aka what i got and recommend),and is 50 bucks even with a 2 year guarantee, which is bomb!!, i know i am being a fucking fanatic of a kindle right now and giving amazon a fallatio but really you can't go wrong buying one of those fuckers, fuck even a 30 dollar kindle, old version aka a kindle touch, will do, lets make this happen dude. I promise you wont regret the purchase of a kindle, because although its technically 50 bucks right now, or a black friday special/cyber monday,

JUST checked it, and the offer is over SORRY BUD, but DON't DREAD!!! even at its regular price 79 plus tax about, 100 buck with guarantee and everything, which is by the way the price i paid when i didn't know they were going to have a black friday special and buying it pre-black friday, so even if you buy it at regular price of about 100 bucks, with ads, which can be made more clearly but not entirely get rid of those fucking ads if you follow, this video and get semi rid of those shit ads, anyaway i know you missed the deal BUT even then is still a good deal because say you buy the cheapest version of the kindle, the paper white, by downloading, aka stealing i mean permanently borrowing a pdf, the content itself worth about ranging from 10-17 dollars, in about 5-10 pdfs you permanently keep, and read you technically keep your money in in reading pdfs, which you permanently borrowed from the internet, in about ten to five, pdfs or ^^orbooksyoudidn'tpaidfor the kindle would of paid with itself no problem, in other words is an investment on you, because you want knowledge to make yourself better person, and that in itself is fucking priceless man, trust me, Okay if you don't believe me that a kindle is a good purchase, i will give you permission to bitchslap me and ban me or whatever you want man, i don't speak right out of my ass specially on recommending shit, and i have provided enough evidence for that if i say so myself, and even if you feel guilt from toreenting or stealing books, even just from the free legal kindle books from /r/FreeEBOOKS itself you get pretty good books that in it of itself you are very well set off, and the kindle pays for itself, in around ten books read flat, make it happen SE17!! i swear of god.

u/ballen11 · 1 pointr/RandomActsOfChristmas

That is the one that needs to be added lol, you added a cover!
sorry for inconvience but i cant get it to you if its not on your list lol

u/Guepardita · 1 pointr/GiftIdeas

I think your niece might enjoy a Kindle. For your nephew, I think a toy drone would be an epic gift!

u/annaleiia · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

The first thing on my wishlist that I'd really like is this aromatherapy inhaler! I've recently come across a lot of stress in my life, and I've heard these are amazing at helping minimize that.

I also have a kindle on my lists, because I spend so much money on books and I'm running out of places to put them, so it'd be nice to be able to carry this around. I bought one for my mom for Christmas last year, and she loves it.

The final thing on my lists that I really want, is this book safe! I have over 300 books, so having a book safe makes a lot of sense for me. It'll be able to hide in plain site, and as an added bonus, this particular one is one of my favorite books that I collect separately!

u/narutouz · 1 pointr/kindle

Third Generation Kindle
Touch is $35.

u/zvengenz · 1 pointr/kindle

Here it is. I was looking for this model because of the price, the Paperwhite is quite expensive.

u/pezdeath · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

It is this kindle:

I got 3 for fairly cheap through an Amazon promo. They were bought directly from amazon and are set to be delivered to me tomorrow.

u/leanstotheleftabit · 1 pointr/minimalism
u/NicoC72 · 1 pointr/kindle

Here is a price tracker on the current Paperwhite. It drops every so often. The current $90 price isn't shown because it's not a price change, but a one time use discount. The current base model Kindle doesn't really have a price history as it just came out, so here is the previous one just for reference.

As far as Paperwhite vs base model goes, you have to think of your use case. Like I read more at night and want to have some manga style stuff on it, so the built in light and higher resolution are big pluses. If the added features of the Paperwhite are things that you want and believe are worth the step up in price, I would save up until the next sale. You might also be able to borrow an ereader from somewhere in the mean time. I think colleges library rents them out in two week intervals, maybe your public library offers something similar? Most lend out ebooks now too.

u/legonate416 · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

Actually, I've been watching Kindle Voyages on Ebay for a bit now. The auction ones I watched (ended like two days ago) go anywhere from $90-$105.

Source 1

Source 2

Source 3

Even on the low end of the price spectrum it was in very good condition.

EDIT: Also, I forgot, Amazon sells a refurbished Kindle Voyage for $120.

u/bglaszcz · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

Refurbished Kindle Voyage for $95 right now. Not sure your budget, that that's very good for a Voyage.

u/m-p-3 · 1 pointr/kobo
u/tobiasvl · 1 pointr/kindle

Yes, the US version has a green banner that links to the international version

u/MAGllKARP · 1 pointr/LearnJapanese

This one?

Also would I have to do anything special to read Japanese stuff on it or can it do both English and Japanese stuff just fine?

u/Traveledfarwestward · 1 pointr/AskTechnology

You'll have to convert EPUB files to MOBI or PDF to read them iirc. Simple, easy to use and fairly cheap and I just ignore the ads that only display when I'm not reading (you won't be interrupted while reading). Easy to email files to [username] also.

u/misogichan · 1 pointr/books

Wow, I had thought the paperwhite was over $100, but I just checked and the newest version is going for $99.

u/sleight_of_man · 1 pointr/getdisciplined

Extended period of time? A Kindle is perfect! Maybe there's a disconnect here, I'm not talking about a Kindle Fire (Another tablet) I'm talking about a Paperwhite . The screen responds wayyyy too slowly to browse the internet or distract yourself with anything. It really limits you to just reading a book. Except you can read several books.

u/Robert_Zero · 1 pointr/Steam

You don't "need" them. Like I said, there's a dozen ways to implement reviews, none of them is wrong. But for example. (here comes the special pleading I feel like) manufacturer responses in their reviews as well. reviews are full on discussion threads, so other users and devs can respond to them. (So I'm not sure what you're on about claiming otherwise)

You have to understand from my point of view you're trying to argue that dev's should not be able to utilize reviews to communicate with customers. I'll agree that it isn't strictly necessary, that it doesn't have to be implemented on every site's review scheme. I'm not arguing for that anyway. But I am saying that sites that choose to allow communication through reviews aren't wrong for doing so. It's a perfectly valid implementation. I am saying your arguments that sites that do allow for communication through reviews should not are bogus. It's not wrong to implement reviews how you are suggesting. It's also not wrong to do them completely differently if that best suits your users and your community. I am suggesting that your feelings and opinions aren't universal. And plenty of very large and wildly successful companies do things very differently than you suggest and it's not an impediment to their success.

u/gett13 · 1 pointr/PickAnAndroidForMe

Well it depends of you, personally, I prefer paperwhite

u/SpacePistachio · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

Lol I literally just bought one, brand new, on amazon for $80. Might want to lower it. You're selling it for retail price.

u/lebronkahn · 1 pointr/kindle

So do you think this is good or a little overpriced? It does look really good. I am wondering if I should buy one (reading on the laptop is hard with so much distraction). Is it easy to use (never owned a kindle before)?

You mentioned the backlight. It does seem like a very nice feature. Do you have to manually set it up?


u/pabloqc · 1 pointr/kindle

From the website:

It does not support Audible, kindle basic and the oasis, they do

u/axe_effect · 1 pointr/brasil

Em 09/03/17 o Supremo Tribunal Federal (aquele mesmo, do nosso querido Gilmar Mendes) decidiu que E-books e E-Readers deveriam ser livres de impostos.

Desde então tenho monitorado o preço dos E-Readers, e adivinha só: tirando uma eventuais promoções, o preço tem se mantido o mesmo a pelo menos 6 meses.

Posso estar enganado, pois não sei como funciona isso de STF isentando imposto e se seu efeito é imediato, porém não dúvido nada que aquilo que era imposto foi convertido para lucro.

Edit: Pesquisei o preço de um Kindle nos EUA e me surpreendi com o fato de que lá ele custa $119,99 doláres o que em uma conversão direta via Google dá R$387,00.

Quem diria que um produto eletrônico está mais barato aqui que nos EUA.

u/KDLIB2016 · 1 pointr/ereaders

I like the Kindle Paperwhite- same as the Nook Glowlight, but you can adjust the brightness of the light, which I couldn't do with my Nook. I love the interface and borrow a lot of eBooks from the library, which I find easier to do with my Kindle than my Nook. Unfortunately, it's only 6" but you can adjust text size to smaller or larger. I have not seen any eReaders that use eInk to be much larger than this...

u/DuYuNot · 1 pointr/hardwareswap
u/earlgreyteatimer · 1 pointr/kindle

yeah, I don't know, the sales come and go.

I do much of my reading at night. The light is nice. I can read in bed. It will last for years. It's worth it.

These are on sale all of the time. Like every 2 or 3 months.

u/Timeflyer2011 · 1 pointr/kindle

There is a sale on the latest Paperwhite right now.

u/Ondskapt666 · 1 pointr/DebateFascism

I was looking at this Kindle. Is this the one you have?

A few of my friends are telling me to get a tablet and/or Nook but I really like the idea of what a Kindle does and gives the user.

u/Hellmark · 1 pointr/ebooks

Ok, since you're a newbie to this stuff, I'll lay things out as best as I can.

If eye strain is a concern, go with eInk instead of LCD. You can get displays that have lighting built in (technically no backlit, but the average person has no clue about the technical differences between backlit, sidelit, and frontlit if the lighting is built into the display itself), but in any scenario where you don't need lighting for paper, you won't need it for eInk.

One reason I also recommend eInk over LCD, is that with a tablet you are too easily distracted by games, social media, and other things that take you out of reading. eReaders with eInk are typically dedicated devices that remove most distractions.

You won't get something that fully supports everything due to DRM. Amazon has their own proprietary form of DRM wrapped around the Mobi file format, and nearly everyone else uses ePub with Adobe ADEPT DRM. Apple uses ePub, but they have their own DRM that is proprietary, and just a pain in the butt (seriously, iBooks sucks). Now, Amazon has stipulations that restrict companies from supporting stuff for Kindle and any other DRM type, so you will find that things falls into the official Kindle camp, and everyone else with Adobe ADEPT. This is the one benefit to using an tablet with a LCD screen, because then you can run the Kindle app along side what ever you want for handling ePub (lots of different apps utilize the Adobe ADEPT toolkit).

Next, PDF is NOT an ebook format. It is a page layout format. You may wonder what the difference is, and that comes up where it makes it a pain to have a pleasantly viewable file if your display is smaller than what the file was designed for. This means zooming in and scrolling around a lot. Newer versions of the PDF format does support reflowable text, but it is extremely rare to see any files that actually make use of it. Seriously, avoid PDFs if you want to use a portable device. Nearly everything supports PDFs, but it is just not an enjoyable experience.

As I said before, you will have proper ebooks cater to the two different camps, with Mobi or azw files for Kindles, or ePubs for everyone else. If they are DRM free files, you can easily convert between the two formats using Calibre. PDFs also suck because they rarely can convert to another format cleanly. Seriously, use Calibre to help manage your ebook library. It is an awesome free, open source, and cross platform tool that supports nearly every eReader device out there.

Now, I am going to state this right now, because some people often cause confusion, but Calibre does not do much with DRM encumbered files on its own. It will organize them, and transfer them to your device, but you cannot convert them. There are third party plugins that remove the DRM automatically upon import, but that is something we cannot openly discuss here. It is against the rules, because publishers often monitor open forums, and will start issuing DMCA claims.

Ok, with everything said, it comes down to choice. If you want to just stay in one ecosystem and buy from one place that likely has everything, I'd suggest a Kindle Paperwhite. If DRM or third party ebook purchases are a concern, I'd recommend going with an ePub friendly reader, such as the B&N Nook Glowlight Plus, or one of the Kobo Aura readers.

If you have any questions, feel free to message me, and I can help as best as I can.

u/TAEHSAEN · 1 pointr/kindle

Here is the link to the page:

EDIT: I have PW 1st generation that I got as a gift. Should I wait for a bigger price drop or a new PW model to come out?

u/AlohaSquash · 1 pointr/kindle

I've spent a lot of time today trying to figure out the difference between the two Kindle Paperwhites that are listed on the Amazon page. I saw the $99 you mentioned, but as far as I can tell, the two listed on their website look identical. Why would one be priced higher? Is one an older edition? Neither page shows which Kindle Paperwhite edition it is which is dumbfounding.

This one is $99:

this one is $139:

u/regisphil · 1 pointr/videos

You know I gotta say other than the obviously the site is slow, fakespot's grades seems much more accurate.

Obviously fake product

Review Meta was way off looked like it was a pass

Also Fakespot links to this Trustworthy rating
with a list of better products... Looks like something new with lists...

u/neuromonkey · 1 pointr/kindle charts prices over time.

u/iMadrid11 · 1 pointr/Philippines

Where else but from

The Kindle is Amazon Global shipping eligible. You pay only for the quoted price and its delivered directly to your home.

You won't be dinged for overages for miscalculated Import Fees. You get a refund if they overestimate the Import Fee deposit.

I made a shopping cart Amazon Global Priority Shipping to the Philippines for All-New Kindle Paperwhite, 6" High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi Get it on Monday, Dec. 21

Order Summary

  • Items: $119.99
  • Shipping & handling: $20.98
  • Total before tax: $140.97
  • Estimated tax to be collected: $0.00
  • Import Fees Deposit: $28.47
  • Order total: $169.44

    The total price of you pay for the Kindle Paperwhite 2015 is $169.44
u/uyth · 1 pointr/portugal

Tentaste comprar em que amazon? as amazons europeias não enviam para Portugal, tens que comprar da amazon americana e penso que nao podes comprar versões com anúncios (nem queria).

mas enviam para Portugal, e pagas logo as taxas todas. basicamente poes um carrinho e quando indicas a morada de envio redirecionam para a loja "internacional" deles

mas basicamente sim fica mais caro - é bastante rapido no entanto, e não atrasos na alfandega porque em teoria já lhes estás a pagar as taxas de importação

> Order Summary
> Items: EUR 132,55
> Shipping & handling: EUR 19,86
> Total before tax: EUR 152,41
> Estimated tax to be collected: EUR 0,00
> Import Fees Deposit EUR 35,05
> Order total: EUR 187,46

o kindle paperwhite na amazon alemã, sem promos, mas com portes gratuitos é 139.99, mas não enviam para Portugal. vão se foder.

e cada vez é mais dificil navegar o site deles de qualquer forma, ou saber quem está a vender cada coisa e se é fiável e o envio de encomendas, nem perguntem.

u/UnrealObserver · 1 pointr/kindle

Here's an idea for you... and this link may not be easy to find

A refurbished as-new Paperwhite 3 from Amazon with full 1 year (same as new) warranty for $84.99 (as of today) instead of $119.99 for a new one

This would save you $35.00, enough to buy a nice case with about $20 left over

They also sell very good used ones for about $77.00 with NO warranty but have a 30 day return policy

I have had great luck with the used ones, but if you want one with a warranty, the refurb is the way to go

Hope that helps

u/normaloatmeals · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

My understanding of market economics is too poor to answer that. But you can always get a refurbished Paperwhite for less than $100. On eBay they are even cheaper.

u/SamosasAndCoffee · 1 pointr/ABCDesis

I was about to buy a refurbished Paperwhite last night when it was $30 off.

u/magarto · 1 pointr/kindle

>I think this is what you're probably looking for:
>I have it on one of my "backup" Kindles and it's SUPER nice!

Thanks! I'm looking for something similar but thinner. I own this one but just looking something thinner and of leather

u/N-A-N-A-P-O · 1 pointr/kindle

I've been using this one for a year. Absolutely love it.

u/Account_93 · 1 pointr/kindle

It's listed on the UK Amazon:


The White version of the paperwhite is under the same listing as the black one.

u/DrCr4nK · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

The display is very good, and the battery is great. Not as thin as an ipad. Probably wouldn't use it as an e-reader, you won't get comparable battery life to something like a kindle. You could own a kindle for about as much, and it's great. What I read on. :D Surprise Amazon Kindle Link. In case you wanna compare.

u/Rhodin265 · 1 pointr/antiMLM

A Fire is a tablet. I mean a dedicated ebook reader.

u/musicfan39 · 1 pointr/Entrepreneur

Here are some of the best deals I've found today, along with my own Cyber Monday deal!

  • Namecheap is offering new deals every hour. The best value IMO is their domains (.com/.net/.org/.co and more), which can all be found for under $1, but are usually gone within the first 15 minutes of each hour.

  • Amazon Kindle for $50

  • CardBuddy (my business!) is offering 30% off all products and free shipping to anywhere in the world with code CYBERSALE. The product is a thin wallet that sticks to the back of a phone or case. I started the business in college and I'm now running it full time after graduating last May.
u/etchedchampion · 1 pointr/santashelpers

Go with a Kindle. Not the tablet-like Fire, a traditional kindle like this one. The tablets are hard ont the eyes, but these ones aren't.

u/ZhouLe · 1 pointr/kindle

Self-promo account linking affiliate links...

Just link directly to the Amazon page

u/sgimfl · 1 pointr/EDC
  • BIC Lighter
  • Tweed
  • Benchmade Barrage link

  • Kindle link
  • Peach Tea
u/GabeLeRoy · 1 pointr/needadvice

I didn't knew amazon increased the price of the kindles so much. I personally woulnd't buy one at that price. Try to go to a local store that sells eletronic. You should be able to fine one for less than 50 .

Now for C Sharp yes it's possible.

Rule number 1 of programming. Everything is binary in the end. So has long as a compiler exist for a different OS. Any language with will.

u/161803398874989483 · 1 pointr/Mercadoreddit

hola, estarías interesado en permutar por un Kindle? tengo este saludos

u/XIIXOO · 1 pointr/kindle

I'm waiting for my Fintie case to come in. It was 10.99 yesterday, up to 11.99 today. Still a bargain. See reviews here.

u/PrinceDukeElectorate · 1 pointr/kindle

On cases like this, it will say it fits the 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2016 versions. So, if your Kindle is from one of those years, it will be good.

u/ilikepizza30 · 1 pointr/Comcast_Xfinity

I don't know the answer to your question, but I would just point out an alternative if you hadn't considered it. A Fire tablet + a 'show dock' is basically an Echo Show, and the Xfinity Stream app is available for fire tablets.

u/ryanmercer · 1 pointr/kindle

129.99 USD, not bad for a paperwhite with a cellular radio.

u/Aetherdestroyer · 1 pointr/Parenting

Just get this.

u/dh42com · 1 pointr/nashville

You know they deliver the physical copies here if you sign up, its like $10 a month.

This is waterproof,

u/pxlnght · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

I have a Kindle Paperwhite, latest version w/ 8GB. Purchased 2 months ago, used like twice 'cause I like physical books more.

Looking for $100 for it. DM if you're interested.

u/garylapointe · 1 pointr/kindle

Looks like it has BT to me. By "it" I mean the standard edition.

>Now with Audible. Pair with Bluetooth headphones or speakers to listen to your story.

u/jim653 · 1 pointr/ereader

When you go to buy a Kindle on Amazon's site, the "Add to cart" button is a "Customise and add to cart" button. Click on that, and it takes you to this page, where you can choose to buy a Kindle with or without special offers. There's even a "Learn more" link that summons a pop-up that explicitly explains what pop-ups are. Even if you mistakenly buy a Kindle with special offers, you can get them removed later and it won't have cost you any more than if you had bought the non-offers version to start with. It's not a hidden add-on cost – if you want to view ads, those ads will subsidise the cost of the Kindle.

u/Stillhart · 1 pointr/bestof

It's easy enough to remove the affiliate link junk from an Amazon URL.

Find the part that looks like this: ".../B07CXG6C9W?..." and remove the ? and everything after it. Done, no longer an affiliate link.

u/Bigbounce · 0 pointsr/news

Oh good, you're more of an expert than I am. I have a few questions. Did Al-Queda exist at the time of the Russia-afghanistan war? Now I've heard of this Osama Bin Laden character, he never received US aid right? I've got a copy of The Looming Tower in my lap right now, but it's so complex and over my head, full of big words.

u/boib · 0 pointsr/kindle

My case:

It's fine and cheaper than the $40 amazon case. It makes it easier to hold without touching the screen.

u/afternoonview · 0 pointsr/hearthstone

I don't know your price ranged but she probably wouldn't mind a Kindle? It isn't even that expensive.

u/Treb27 · 0 pointsr/hearthstone

Not knowing you or your gf or your price range, it will be kind of difficult to make perfect suggestions, but I'll give you a few that I have gotten mine, or she has gotten me that worked out to be really good:

Serious stuff:

Kindle - You say she is a genius, so maybe she likes to spend free time reading. I never thought I'd use a Kindle until I got one, and now I use it daily. It's portable, easy on the eyes, and gives her the chance to read anything she wants.

A Puzzle - I've always enjoyed doing puzzles in my free time but as I grew older I lost time to do them. My girlfriend got me one last Christmas, and we have been doing them together ever since. They are great when one of you want to watch a movie or TV that the other may not be as interested in. The other person can relax and do a puzzle, but you are still spending time together. We normally pick one out together that we really like, then glue it together when we finish it. Our plan is to eventually frame them and put them up in our office.

Less serious:

Body Pillow - I've had friends give this to their SO's and the reaction is always hilarious. For the girlfriend who "has to have you there" to sleep comfortably.

I'll leave it to those for now. I'm not much of a cook, outdoorsy person, or crafty so my suggestions for those would be lacking. Good luck, but just remember no matter what you get her, she'll love it. Just...make sure you actually get her something. It's not just the thought that counts.

u/Generator1stFloor · -1 pointsr/kindle

Eh? Are you talking about this one?

Or perhaps you'd prefer without the light?

Those ones are in stock all the time. Or maybe you're looking for a case for your 2nd Gen Kindle? You can indeed only find those used on the site anymore.

u/wanderjahr · -4 pointsr/kindle

This looks aimed at a different kind of animal. The marketing on the Voyage page is pretty masculine compared to the all female marketing paperwhite. Don't know why I noticed that, but I did. Looks sexy, but not enough to justify replacing my Paperwhite. Kinda want to get my hands on the Voyage to check it out though.

u/eleitl · -7 pointsr/kindle

Extra slowly, just for you:

> that the Kindle Paperwhite is not a Kindle

It's the official model name.

"Kindle E-reader"

"Kindle Paperwhite E-reader"

> supports the assertion that the Kindle Paperwhite is backlit

Do you understand the difference between using reflected ambient light and an LED-lit device? Hint, it's the spectrum of the light your retina sees that matters.

Since apparently you have the memory of a goldfish, as well as a reading comprehension of an autist, look at OPs post. That's what we're discussing here.