Amazon Kindle screen repair

Last night I discovered that my precious Amazon Kindle (3rd generation) which has been with me for at least a year — and that after I claimed warranty for the first unit I had from the company — has broken its screen display again. Much like what I had faced before with the first unit that I had, the screensaver is frozen and no amount of resetting the device or powering it up will solve the issue. So I told the vendor I bought it from about it and he suggested that I might as well ditch it and get a new one. I might get a new unit since I was right in the middle of Clash of Kings and I don’t want to leave it, but I am unwilling to ditch my faithful e-book reader. So I looked around and I found out that the screen has been successfully repaired before by individual people, as in the video above. Read more…

Kindle Paperwhite versus the Kobo Glo

I am very happy with my current Amazon Kindle 3 (renamed to Kindle Keyboard after Amazon released several new e-book readers with different tech) but since its technology is quite dated now, I do want to get something new to keep up with current times. Originally I was thinking of getting the Kindle Paperwhite but after I saw this excellent video review comparing the Paperwhite to the Kobo Glo (see the video above), I end up still mulling over the matter. However, I think that I am leaning towards the idea of getting the Kobo Glo since the backlight of the device is much brighter than the Kindle Paperwhite (apart from the fact that I still don’t own a device that can read ePub files). The pricing could be an issue though, so I will have to rethink this over before I make my final decision.