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How My Kindle Cured My Reading Headaches | Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition 2021 Review

by Ellie Dashwood on May 14, 2022

How My Kindle Cured My Reading Headaches | Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition 2021 Review

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I hesitated to buy a Kindle for a very long time to my ruin.

At first, I didn't understand why I would need an e-reader. After all, I have a phone and tablet that have great ebook apps. Wouldn't having a device dedicated to electronic books be a redundant waste?

Then, I realized that all my attempts to read on my devices resulted in my eyes straining, my head aching, and my mind unable to focus. I bought paper books whenever I could, but a lot of my research materials for work could only be found in digital format. I had no choice but to read ebooks, so I needed to find another solution.

And that solution was to buy a Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition.

The e-ink technology of the screen makes a dramatic difference in my reading experience. I can read for hours without the strain and headaches that a traditional screen would cause. I'm kind of addicted to reading on my Kindle. I love being able to discover new books and instantly download them. No more waiting for paper books to be delivered.

Highlighting is so easy.

The battery life is amazing.

The Paperwhite is super lightweight, compact, and easy to hold. I have a connective tissue disorder and holding books can sometimes aggravate my joint and nerve pain tremendously.

In fact, I stopped reading a giant, 900-page book several months ago because my hands just couldn't take holding it anymore. I downloaded it as an ebook on this device and might be able to finish it now!

The Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition wearing a stylish lavender case relaxes on a dark wood desk.

Cons

E-ink screens flash every so many pages or when you tap on to any new screen/menu. At first, I thought my device was broken. But, no, what looks like a full-screen glitch is important to its functioning.

Initially, it bothered me, but then I eventually got used to it. Now I barely notice at all.

The touchscreen has a very slow response. It makes me feel like I'm using technology from 10 years ago, instead of a brand new 2021 release.

I like the note taking feature, but the touch response is so slow that it picks up only half the letters I type.

If you send PDFs or other documents to your Kindle, it can take a long time for them to show up.

It can't run apps. Also, it has a web browser feature that is the slowest thing on the planet. Again, it makes me feel like I'm using dial-up instead of high-speed wifi.

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Overall Thoughts on Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition

This e-reader has saved me from headaches and nerve pain. It is a pleasure to read on. Also, it's very cute when wearing the lavender colored case.

However, its touch screen technology and processing speed will make you feel like you time-traveled to the past.

For me, it fulfills a serious need I had and the pros outweigh the cons. And I'm thoroughly enjoying binge reading on my new device.

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Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition (2021)

Kindle Paperwhite Lavender Case