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Reading in Sunlight

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    Reading in Sunlight

    How do I eliminate glare from the sunlight?

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    I had heard that the kindle fire was not good for reading outside. I took mine to Jamaica in February and sat on the beach and read it with no problems (& no anti glare screen) by turning up the brightness all the way. I could see it perfectly.

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    make sure the screen is clean however...the glass screen should reflect the glare away as long as you are positioned so that it does not reflect into your face. But if the screen is dirty the sunlight will light up the surface of the screen and make it difficult to read
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    Agreed. Screen goo makes it hard to read in almost any light. The glass is very durable so wiping it often shouldn't scratch it.
    I also just crank up the brightness when outside and wipe my screen off.

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    In sunlight I use the white-text-on-a-black-background theme. I put an anti-glare screen protector on mine, and it's still difficult for me to read in bright sunlight. I think I'm going to buy a cheap e-ink Kindle for reading on the beach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grvthang View Post
    In sunlight I use the white-text-on-a-black-background theme. I put an anti-glare screen protector on mine, and it's still difficult for me to read in bright sunlight. I think I'm going to buy a cheap e-ink Kindle for reading on the beach.
    I love my Kindle Touch but even it can have a slight glare in super bright light.
    I've found the tan background works best on the Fire in direct sunlight and another member suggested Screen Dim from 1mobile market to change the sharpness. It also helps. Keeping it clean makes the most difference of anything I've done

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    I live in Seattle. What is this "sunlight" you speak of?

    By the way, Mark, ScreenDim is available from the Amazon Appstore. It's an excellent way to control brightness and contrast independently and fine tune each. Badass makes a similar app. I haven't tried it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsh1120 View Post
    I live in Seattle. What is this "sunlight" you speak of?

    By the way, Mark, ScreenDim is available from the Amazon Appstore. It's an excellent way to control brightness and contrast independently and fine tune each. Badass makes a similar app. I haven't tried it.
    I think it was you that told me about Screen Dim though I got it at 1mobile instead of Amazon. Another perk of SD is battery savings big time when not outside.


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    As others have said, make sure the screen is clean! and turn up the brightness. This should solve any sun glare issues. At least this works for me lol.
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