(Closed) NWR: Would it be bad to buy a kindle touch and an iPad (waiting for iPad3)

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Most of the people I know who had a Kindle stopped using it when they got an iPad….I would wait and save the money!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

My brother has a kindle and I have the iPad. I definitely think the iPad is better. The operating and set up is better. If you want something for reading I would just get an inexpensiv nook or kindle just  because the screen is easier to see if you’re going to be reading outside. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’ll have both. I’m sorry I’ve seen and tried to read on an iPad and it’s not designed for long term reading. I will never stop using my kindle.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have a kindle fire and for me its no different than an ipad other than its a hell of a lot cheaper. I can browse the internet, read, listen to music, ext which is all I needed anyway.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

My friend just went to the Apple store and even the store people say not to get an iPad unless you want one just to have one.  They are all going to the new Macbook Air.  I don’t think tablets really compare to computers in terms of power and what you can do with them.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have an iPad2 and I’ve owned a Kindle in the past. There’s really no reason to have both. You can read all of the same books on your iPad that you can on your Kindle. The only advantage to the Kindle is that you can read it anywhere while your iPad will be pretty much useless in direct sunlight. I know a few people who recently purchased both and their Kindles are hardly ever touched anymore. The iPad does everything that a Kindle does with about a bazillion more features. If I were you, I’d just hold off and get the iPad3 when it comes out in a few weeks. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I would wait for the iPad3 at this point. As for iPad vs Kindle, I find reading on the Kindle easier on my eyes, there’s no glare and you definitely can’t read on the iPad outside (like by the pool). I also like the size of the kindle better being that I have small hands. Darling Husband has the iPad 2 and I have the kindle. I would say the only time I use his iPad is if we’re traveling internationally and I can’t use my iPhone to play apps and I didn’t travel with my macbook to surf the web.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: I agree.

While I love my iPad and I couldn’t live without it, it doesn’t replace an actual computer. There are limitations on the iPad and it’s just not as comfortable to work on for extended periods of time. I use mine constantly but if I didn’t have other computers, it wouldn’t cut it. I’m going to be getting the new Macbook Air in the next few months. It’s about twice the price of an iPad but it’s an actual computer instead of a tablet. Like MissAsB said, tablets are great for people who want one just to have one (like me!). They’re not great for someone who thinks it’s going to replace their actual computer. 

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MrsAu: You’ll love the iPad!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I had an e-ink reader and swore I wouldn’t want to read books on a tablet, but my fiance got me a Kindle Fire for Christmas and I haven’t touched the e-ink reader since. I don’t find the Fire to cause eye strain, but I did turn it to its lowest brightness.

One good thing about the Kindle is that, if you have paid Prime with Amazon, you can use the lending library and read a book a month for free. So the cheapest Kindle ($80) pays for itself after a while. If you have Prime anyway, that is (it’s also $80/year).

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Get the kindle. They’re not interchangeable. While Ipads are awesome and handy tools, they are TERRIBLE for your eyes when it comes to reading. Kindle screens have E-ink, meaning you can read for long stretches of time without damaging your peepers 🙂

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