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Old 01-18-2013, 03:18 PM
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Love my new Kindle Paper-white!

Has easy-reading non-backlit mode just like the old Kindle, back-light adjustment for low-light conditions, touch screen, and...

It fits in the back pocket of my jeans.

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Is that the brightness setting adjustment, or does it do something additional?

I'm using the Moon+ eBook reader app. It gives me a lot of adjustability control, and I tried a couple of times to make it imitate the kindle settings, but I'm having a real hard time doing it.
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Is that the brightness setting adjustment, or does it do something additional?

I'm using the Moon+ eBook reader app. It gives me a lot of adjustability control, and I tried a couple of times to make it imitate the kindle settings, but I'm having a real hard time doing it.
Yep, I was showing the brightness setting. It has "touch zones" at the top and sides. If you touch the top section of the screen, you get all the menu stuff, including a little "lamp" that controls the built-in light. Tap away from it and it disappears.

It also responds to sliding a touch, so you can do a tiny little finger swipe to change page from either side of the screen.
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Amazon and kindle really got it right for eyes comfort in terms of font and background tones right out of the box. Moon+ gives me all the controls to change anything I want. One days I stood at Staples and tried very hard to adjust everything on my Moon+ app to be as closed as I could get to the Kindle. Put a Kindle demo piece and did a side by side. I like the gray background and black font. That way you are not staring strait at a light. But the Kindle does it so much better. I'll have to keep working on it.

It would have been nice of Moon+ would give a "Kindle like" theme in addition to the 22 themes that come with.

BTW, this is Nexus 7, with the Moon+ free app, and the Moon+ Pro paid app. ($4.95 IIRC).
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