Post # 1
I’m interested in buying a Kindle, but what’s the difference amongst the Kindle, Kindle Touch, and Kindle Fire? Or, is there a better product out there for e-readers? I’m sooooo not technologically savvy, so suggestions are welcome!
Post # 3
I have the original nook, which is perfect for me because I didn’t want any of that ones that have fancy features like a tablet, and absolutely nothing that’s backlit.
ETA: The original nook has a touch screen, it works fine for me.
Post # 4
I have the Kindle Touch 3G and love it. The Kindle Fire is backlit, so its harder on the eyes and the battery doesn’t last as long. The non-backlit versions, ie: Kindle Touch, are better for reading outside and in the sunlight. The difference between the Kindle and the Kindle Touch is the touch has a touch screen; at this point, its just your preference as to if you prefer touch screen or physical keyboard.
Post # 5
I have the original Kindle before all the fancified ones came out!
I love it b/c it’s not backlit and I can read in bright sunlight like the beach or outside. My Father-In-Law has the touch, and he’s a bit fat fingered, so he has some issues when trying to type things. Like coffeegal85 said…it’s all about your preference if you want an actual keyboard or if you’re ok with the touch screen.
Post # 6
I have the second gen Kindle. I love it. I’s like carrying a bookstore around with you wherever you go. It’s made traveling so much easier because I don’t have to pack a ton of books for the plane wherever I go, and I’ve linked my Kindle to an app on my phone so I can also access my books there for when I’m caught off guard (a long wait time in a doctor’s office, for instance).
Two things: if you want to be able to read magazines or photo-heavy books, go with the fire, which is color and back-lit. However, if you read for extended periods of time or like to lie out in the sun and read, go with the normal Kindle, because its screen is real ink and doesn’t strain your eyes or get too much glare to read in the sun. I spend all day looking at a computer screen, so it’s a relief to have my e-reader screen look like paper and give my eyes a break.
Post # 7
I have a Kindle Keyboard and I love it! I chose the Keyboard over the Touch because I saw some reviews saying that they kept accidentally turning the page on the Touch. Plus, I generally find touch screens annoying.
Post # 8
I have the kindle keyboard 3g but I’ve been trying to find an excuse to upgrade to the kindle touch. I can’t imagine my life before a kindle, I love it!
Post # 9
I have the current Kindle Touch and LOVE IT. I just got the regular wi-fi option. The 3g one had additional fees (small), but I still didn’t feel it was worth the extra cost in the Kindle plus the extra fees. I wanted the touch over the non touch because EVERYTHING is a touch screen these days so it felt weird to buy the option without it. lol
I didn’t want the Fire because it’s no longer got the e-ink, which was one of two reasons I wanted the Kindle to begin with.
Post # 10
I have the kindle with the 5 way pad. I loooooooooooooove it. I currently have 600 books on there and its always in my purse. I cannot imagine life without it. So worth the 80$
Post # 11
I have the Kindle Touch with wifi and 3G. I didn’t want the Kindle Fire because I didn’t want the color screen with it’s reflective surface.
ETA: I also rarely pay for any ebooks. I signed up for the daily email from http://www.pixelofink.com so those keep my Kindle stocked.
Post # 12
I don’t have a kindle actually, I have a samsung tablet. I’ve had it maybe 3 weeks and I’ve been getting all my books from the library, because… I found that with my library, to use the kindle books, alot of them require you to connect them via usb at the library to download.. thus defeating the purpose. So instead I download the epub pubs via the Overdrive app and don’t have any problems and they’re free!!!!! I’ve borrowed maybe 2 dozen so far, I’m a fast reader, so it’s been worth it to spend the extra money on the tablet. I’ve only purchased 2 books so far through the kindle app and 1 through the Nook app.
I don’t have 3G, just wifi, battery life is decent, but nowhere near as good as the regular kindle.
Post # 13
I have the Kindle and the battery just stopped charging after a year and a half, so it’s out of the warrenty. 🙁 Should have bought the extended protection plan!
Post # 14
I have the Kindle Fire and I’m obsessed with it. I seriously love love love it. BUT if you are just looking for an e-reader then you probably don’t want the Fire because it’s more of a tablet. Yes, I read books on it and love it for that purpose but I also use it for the web and lots of apps.
Post # 15
I also have the Kindle keyboard 3G. I got it as a Christmas gift last year and really like it. I’m more of a “have the physical book in hand” kind of girl, but it’s really convenient to be able to download all 3 books of the Hunger Games, for instance, instead of buying each individually (not to meantion so much cheaper).
I also really love that it has built in 3G, because I don’t have to be in an area with wireless internet/plug it in to the computer to download books.
Post # 16
I have the normal Kindle and love it, but I can’t tell you how many times I tried to use the screen like a touch screen, out of sheer habit. I’m an iPhone junkie and when I start to read on my Kindle, there is always an adjustment period at first, lol!
I also get library books on my Kindle, from our public library online system by way of Amazon download or USB connection from my laptop.