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Discussion in 'Electronic Devices' started by Millman55, May 4, 2013.
I love to read with my Kobo. Nice simple interface. Almost idiot-proof.
I use Aldiko to read on the Nexus 7. Free and VERY good.
I use a basic Kindle. I resisted for a while believing nothing could replace a 'real' book, but I was comfortable with it almost immediately. I will still be keeping my favourite 'real' books even though they are all now on the Kindle.
Can anyone post some pictures of how pic heavy technical texts appear on a tablet such as nexus or Fire ?
I've got a Kobo Touch and I absolutely adore it! I've got it in a bulky leather case (definitely need to upgrade that somehow) but it has served me well for over six months and in China and the US. The one thing I hate is how quickly the battery dies when it's left on Standby but it's still amazing!
I read on my iPhone and iPad almost exclusively. Many free books on amazon for the kindle app, I think my wife and i are over 1000 books now.
Do you have either of these? The screen is good, but quite small TBH......if you're using a LOT of technical/complex stuff, then you should look into a larger screen tablet (10+ inches) as the screen gets pretty cluttered unless you're zoomed in.
I have a Kindle Touch, but I plan to upgrade to a Kindle Fire HD
Coming from 2 different versions of the iPad, I was really unimpressed by the Kindle Fire, both sizes. The font rendering was really hard on my eyes for some reason. Other than that I had fun with them.
Kindle paperwhite. SO has a kindle fire HD and apart from being able to ready in the dark, I'd rather use mine.
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Rooted Kindle Fire running Jellybean is OK compared to the factory version, but is a little underpowered. You can get a Nexus or Galaxy Tab for similar £££s without it being an Amazon storefront. Its aimed at the less tech savvy consumers of media perhaps?
For me it's the e-paper/e-ink that make the Kindle a winner. If my introduction to Kindles had been a Fire, I'd have got rid long ago.
I use a Kindle app for my smartphone. I have a bunch of books on it and I tend to read a little when I'm stuck away from home with nothing to do. I particularly enjoy reading from the complete works of HP Lovecraft. There's a lot of small, bite-sized stories in there that I can finish in one or two sittings.
I have the complete HP Lovecraft too, on both Kindle and phone.
I read extensively on my phone. Some Barnes and Noble books, quite a few epub formated books as well. I use the Cool Reader app for android for the epub books.
I'm Moobile, Baby!!!
I mostly use Aldiko or the Nook software but I've been trying Cool Reader and Moon+ The latter two look better, but they don't work quite as well for my as Aldiko does.
Using Kindle app on Acer Iconia A-100 7" tablet. I find 7" is a pretty good form factor for reading, if you're used to reading paperbacks. I can't compare to more recent e-readers, but the Kindle e-readers I have looked at (non-Fire), made me a bit ill looking at that page-flash on page turns.
The other thing I really love about my Kindle Paperwhite is the always on, free Internet connection. This version of the Kindle gimps the access a little bit, but being able to bring up Wikipedia articles anywhere makes it feel that much more like my Hitchhikers Guide.
I received a Kindle Paperwhite 3G in January as a gift and love it. The text and screen are easy on the eyes and the software and format of books, newspaper, etc generally work very well. The e-reader works better than a tablet for me because 1) the 3G on the kindle allows me to download the newspaper every morning as I ride public transportation; and 2) the smaller size and lighter weight of the e-reader allow me to carry the device in my bag on my commute without undue burden. The lack of eye strain from using the e-ink display is another major advantage for me, as I use my device to read books, magazines and newspapers. The backlight is very helpful in subway tunnels, outdoors, and dimly-lit interiors.
One disadvantage of the e-reader in reading publications with a lot of illustrations is the lack of color, but the photo resolution is not bad in the most recent kindle models, IMO. I'm sure a kindle model will soon be available with a color screen and a photo-friendly format.
I have an old Rocket ebook from 1998. It's still working and I use it almost every day.
I also have Kindles and Nexus 10 and read books on them.