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Hello

I was wondering if anyone has had a problem reading a KOBO due to the screen not being back-lit. I am thinking of getting the wife an ereader and a colleague at work told me not to get the KOBO since the screen is not back-lit. Is this a real problem and am I better getting the Sony?

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Neither the Sony, Kobo or Kindle are back-lit. They use eInk screens.
 

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No backlight is exactly why I have purchased one of these devices for reading books. It's a lot easier on the eyes and I can read the book for a lot longer in one sitting than on a backlit computer screen.
 

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I just got the Nook for my wife, and to me, the display seems too dim. Almost resembles when you put your mouse over the "Shutdown" button in Windows XP and the display starts dimming. I realize e-ink screens have no backlight, but I wish the contrast could be increased.
 
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