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Customer Review

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 March 2022
There are many things to like about this new Paperwhite Signature edition: the increased amount of storage (32gb), the 'auto adjusting' front light with separate 'warmth' setting (particularly enjoyable when reading in low light locations), the USB-C charging feature. I am sure others may well like the wireless charging, the 'waterproof' feature and the various accessibility and audiobook streaming features (although I have not yet had a need to use these 'features').
However, there are a few aspects about this new signature paperwhite kindle I have found slightly disappointing: Where I have been holding it I have found my fingerprints are more noticeable than was the case with my previous kindle paperwhite (7th edition). In addition, while the reading area of the screen is certainly brighter, I have an impression it has less of a 'matt' finish than my earlier paperwhite. I also don't like the narrower side walls (which is where I tend to hold my kindle when reading it) as I have found my finger or thumb can stray onto the reading area which has occasionally caused the page to prematurely flip over to the next page (perhaps there is a sensitivity setting to reduce this from occurring, but if so I haven't yet found it!) Finally, and this is again a personal observation, but I wonder if the developers have slightly changed the positioning of the bookmark feature as I find it more difficult to activate than used to be the case (perhaps this may have something to do with the thinner side walls?).
However, on balance this is a terrific kindle and certainly one well worth considering if you are looking to change or upgrade your existing e-book reader.
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