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  Reply # 687976 19-Sep-2012 07:46
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magu: 
"The screen uses fiberoptic cables to spread light evenly across the screen when reading with the light on."

To-may-to, to-mah-to.

Light sources appear to be from the rows of LEDs around the frame, but distribution of light could not happen the way it is described in the quote above without the cables being noticeable in front of the e-ink screen. Maybe a mash-up of the two?

Let's call it built-in lighting, then.


We worked on Kindle Paperwhite for over two years to perfect the uniformity of the built-in light, flattening out a fiber optic cable into a sheet, and nanoimprinting to ensure perfectly even distribution of light. Our design uses nanoscale optical diffractive patterns to enable tight control over the direction of the light. Enjoy reading with exceptional lighting uniformity and evenly balanced whiteness across the entire display.


It appears that they actually do direct the light down from the light guide layer. It is most definitely not just LED's shinning in from the sides.







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  Reply # 688005 19-Sep-2012 08:58
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Bet it wont run with Kindle for PC

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  Reply # 693059 28-Sep-2012 17:46
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Nety: I have already ordered one of these and will be getting it via the YouShop service. Unfortunately have to wait till the almost the end of October before it ships but long as it arrives before mid November I will be happy (birthday present for wife).


How much did YouShop wind up costing you? Or will you not know exactly until it arrives in the US warehouse and they take dimensions? I'm guessing it won't weigh much more than 500g all up?


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  Reply # 702592 17-Oct-2012 16:27
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+1 on the light.  That would be the single biggest reason for me to upgrade.




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  Reply # 702599 17-Oct-2012 16:44
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Nety: I have already ordered one of these and will be getting it via the YouShop service. Unfortunately have to wait till the almost the end of October before it ships but long as it arrives before mid November I will be happy (birthday present for wife).


I did the same - ordered a Paperwhite for my wife about mid-Sept was told it would not ship until near the end of Oct.

However I got an email from Amazon last Sunday 14 Oct saying they were able to ship it early. Then a bit later they said 'shipped'. I expect to get an email from YouShop in Oregon any time now saying it has arrived there.

The Paperwhite cover I ordered at the same time arrived here yesterday. YouShop charged me NZ$22 for that. I think this is OK given that you can't really get this stuff into NZ without using a forwarder like YouShop or ShipTo.

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  Reply # 707123 26-Oct-2012 19:25
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So does anyone have one yet? And do you still get "special offers" even though its been accessed outside the states? 



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  Reply # 707200 26-Oct-2012 21:37
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The one I ordered for my wife will be here shortly but it is for her birthday which is not till mid next month so will not be able to check it out till then. Also paid the extra for it to be ad free.







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  Reply # 707201 26-Oct-2012 21:40
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Not sure about the new Kindle

But the old special offer Kindle Touch which I ordered from Amazon last year, still display offers in screen saving mode.




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  Reply # 707234 26-Oct-2012 23:06
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My paperwhite will be here in a few weeks, I can't wait. I find $40 USD for a cover expensive, but since it switches on and off as you open and close the cover, something I very much like, I decided to splurge.

I also opted for no ads.

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  Reply # 707345 27-Oct-2012 10:04
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I've ordered a paperwhite through YouShop as well.  Also paid the extra for the ad free.  And yes I ordered through the GZ link!

Mine isn't showing as dispatched yet and from what I understand the YouShop cost isn't known until it's ready to ship.

Anyone else confirm  shipping cost yet?

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  Reply # 707357 27-Oct-2012 10:18
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tukapa1: I've ordered a paperwhite through YouShop as well.  Also paid the extra for the ad free.  And yes I ordered through the GZ link!

Mine isn't showing as dispatched yet and from what I understand the YouShop cost isn't known until it's ready to ship.

Anyone else confirm  shipping cost yet?


Mine should arrive in Auckland any day soon. YouShop cost, after the 'kiwibank10' discount, was NZ$14.66.

(When ordering, I did go into Amazon through the GZ link but then had go out again (to get my YouShop details). When I went back in, I'm not sure if the order was then recorded as via GZ - probably not, sorry MF.)

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I'm  interested in getting a Paperwhite, and am very happy to order through geekzone, but since I use a Visa debit, I need to avoid any surprises - can anyone give a ballpark $NZD figure for one inc shipping and the NZ Post redirection service? 

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  Reply # 711238 3-Nov-2012 09:22
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freitasm: I don't know how much is the Kindle after exchange, but YouShop cost, after discount, was NZ$ 14.66.


Thanks, $139 is about $170NZ, but  I read earlier in the thread that shipping was unknown until they shipped, so I'm hoping to find out what the total cost was, once someone's got one, so I know how much to leave in the account associated with the Visa debit. 

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