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e-Readers

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by shadowwebs, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Does anyone own an e-Reader and if you do then which one?

    I am thinking of adding one to my christmas list... I currently have a Samsung Galaxy S2 which is ok for reading things on, but would prefer an 'actual' e-Reader so I get more screen space.
     
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  2. mackie

    mackie Nibble Poster

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    I have a Kindle Touch which I use all the time. Can't fault it in any way. Useful if you want to check something on the internet and plays MP3's.
     
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  3. mojorisin

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    Kindle for me as well was always no to them at first as I prefer "real" books and probably still do but wouldn't be without my kindle now
     
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  4. dales

    dales Gigabyte Poster

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    I've got a xoom with the kindle app on as well as a kindle dx which I love. The dx is a little slow but its a joy to read, a few years ago I has a sony PR something or another but reading tech books on that was a nightmare all the images didn't scale well and they were too small to properly see natively so thats the reason I got the DX. I dont know if anyone makes them that size anymore. I do like the kindle app as well as obviously images are in colour and searching is much easier than the kindle.

    Best bet to is have a look at someone elses, someones bound to have one or if not take a wonder into a shop even if its just a kobo in smiths to see what you think of them in general as far as I can tell the reading experience if fairly similiar between them.
     
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  5. ade1982

    ade1982 Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Kindle Keyboard + 3G. Not the best purpose I ever made, as I don't read novels that much, and do most of my reading from websites.
     
  6. Colloghi

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    I have a Kindle, as above searching can be a bit of a chore, but otherwise its great. Akso great for carrying PDF copies of my cv!

    Tesco are selling them at £69 at the mo as well
     
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  7. Jammo1987

    Jammo1987 Nibble Poster

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    It's not really an e-reader but I use the iPad for reading.

    I used to use the Kindle but the backlight on the iPad won me over!
     
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  8. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    I got a Kindle a while back but found I only really used it for general reading, not studying, it just didn't "feel" right for me.

    I went back to using the books and now also use the iPad quite a lot as well, can't explain why just prefer it to the Kindle!
     
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  9. csx

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    Kindle for books and Nexus 7 Kindle app for IT books, find it works better :-)
     
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  10. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Kindle 3g for me. The book store on Amazon is great, Ive bought loads of IT books from there and the screen they have make them easy on the eye for hours. There are a few new contenders which are probably just as good but Im not sure on how good their book stores are.
     
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  11. RichyV

    RichyV Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Kindle and Zinio Apps on the New iPad that the wife bought me for Christmas! :D
     
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  12. Shinigami

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    I have the kindle app for both Windows Phone and Windows 8, works just fine over here, even on the Surface.
     
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  13. dmarsh

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    I find my paper based books never crash, even if splashed with water they just degrade a little, they never run out of juice on a plane, don't date horribly and cost $100+ less. They have simply brilliant paper like text that doesn't strain the eyes. Really easy to use in combination with a computer to do exercises. When I've finished with them I can sell them on to the next lucky reader.
     
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