For years I’ve used an old Nook e-reader that my mom gave me when she upgraded to an iPad. It still works great, but it seems like the writing is on the wall for Barnes & Noble to shutter that service, so I’ve been on the lookout for a good deal on a Kindle. I really wanted to get a paperwhite, because they’re the nicest, but instead I picked up a 3rd generation Kindle Keyboard during a Woot Off earlier this week. It’s an older model, and used/refurbished, but seems to be in good shape.
I had a lot of problems getting it connected, though. It still refuses to connect to my wifi, instead I had to tether it to my phone. I had that problem on my Nook from time to time too, no idea what the deal is. But I only need to connect it when I’m downloading a new book, so it shouldn’t be a big deal.
I also had trouble logging into my Amazon account. For starters, my password was something like 30 random characters, which is a huge PITA to type on that keyboard…although way better than typing it on the Nook’s tiny LCD screen keyboard. But even meticulously typing it out several times it refused to connect. So I changed my password to something short and insecure…still no luck. Turns out I had to disable Two Step Authentication to let it through. So I did that, signed in, and then immediately turned it back on and reset my password again. What a mess.
But it’s all working now. And I downloaded a collection of the five Game of Thrones books from the Fairfax Library, so that should keep me busy for a while. I tried watching the show a couple years ago and it didn’t really hold my attention (despite my love for epic/high fantasy), so hopefully the books do a better job of that.