Post # 1
Hi Bees! I’m wanting an e-reader for Christmas this year and DH wants details before choosing one for me. I’ve wanted one for years, and am leaning towards the new Kindle Paperwhite with 3G. But I don’t know enough about them to know the pros and cons, can anyone give me some advice on what to look for? Or product recommendations?
Post # 3
@Sunfire: Hey you! I’m in the Kindle Camp myself and adore my Fire, I take it everywhere I go, enjoy a large selection of all kinds of books, can shop amazon effortlessly from it and like the backlighting it offers, but it does take a little getting used to.
Post # 4
I’m partial to the Nook because that is what I have, but I have heard wonderful things about the Paperwhite. I have the Nook simple touch and I honestly love it. The battery lasts forever and it is just altogether awesome.
I would make sure you read reviews and also that you are going to have enough storage on it.
Post # 5
@Sunfire: i can only tell you about the kindle, but i absolutely love it! living in a country where i cant get books in english its really saved me.
downloads are quick, there are loads of free books available to read, and its super convenient. i honestly cant think of any real cons as i use mine all the time -Battery life is great
the only time i dont like using it is at beach in case it gets wet/damaged or stolen!
Post # 6
I didn’t think I would like a Kindle, but I love it so much!! I just have the normal, base Kindle. It’s awesome.
Post # 7
I have both a regular kindle and a fire.
For a dedicated reader I would choose a regular kindle over the fire in a heartbeat. the screen is very low glare and easy to read in every light, (barring actual only on the kindle direct light, like with a book light shined directly on the screen). It’s much lighter then a kindle fire so it is much easier to hold for long periods. I dont know about you, but I love the fact the screen does not tilt. Like when you turn your phone sideways and it will flip the screen from normal to landscape.
So for me by far for actual reading, a regular kindle.
Post # 8
I have the very original Nook and I love it. I specifically didn’t want backlighting (I spend all day looking at a screen and don’t want to do that when I’m reading), so I like the e-ink technology. If I were to buy a new one, I’d definitely buy the Nook GlowLight (which is the Nook version of the Kindle Paperwhite).
Post # 9
I have a first gen Nook and a 3rd gen Kindle (with wifi and keyboard). I love them both. My Nook has 3G so I take it when I travel because I can download anywhere as long as 3G is available (yes, there are some areas where it’s not available). I really like the Kindle because I like the Amazon website so much. I just ordered my mother a Kindle Fire yesterday because Amazon lowered the price for Cyber Monday. She likes to play games and what-not so I thought she would enjoy it. I have friends that have the Paperwhite and newer gen Kindles and Nooks and they have nothing bad to say about them. I plan on getting a Fire after the holidays.
Post # 10
I have the original Kobo and am looking at upgrading. In my research I’ve found s few people reference the kindle and the fact that its not compatible with books not bought through them but I’m not sure if that’s true. I love my Kobo but they have the worst customer service, the email help department makes me want to pull my hair out! There is tons of consumer sites for every reader with reviews, I would start there. None of them are perfect, you have to pick and choose what you can live with!
Post # 11
I have a nook tablet. I had only asked for a basic e-reader but my parents got me the tablet for xmas last year. I love it! I like that the nook tablet can have an SD card added to it for extra storage. My mom recently bought one as well and she likes it for her recipes in the kitchen. She stores them on her SD card so they don’t take up all the storage on the device itself.. but the tablet it nice for the different options it has that way!
Post # 12
The drawback of a kindle is that you can’t rent library books, you can only read purchased books. I’ve heard great things about the nook from my aunt who bought one in Phoenix so I got one for my mom for Christmas. Had to get it shipped to my fiance’s Americam coworker for him to pick up and bring home since B&N won’t ship them to Canada but that’s another annoying story… I have an old pink Sony PRS300 (I think, it’s the the one before the touch ones came out). It’s great but very basic.
Post # 13
I have the original nook, which I love. I was, and still am, concerned about the backlighting so I stay away from the Nook tablets and Kindle Fire.
Post # 14
@Pinkmoon: This is true re: library books. A major reason I have the nook.
Post # 15
I love my Kindle! Love, love, love it! I have the very first version that came out, but the newer ones are even cooler! I’ve read good things about the paperwhite, and if I was in the market for a new e-reader that’s probably what I would get.
Post # 16
Actually, Amazon Kindle does now have the capacity to check out library books, that’s important to me, too. It started September 2011.
Thanks for all this great info, ladies. I appreciate any and all suggestions.
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