eBook reader / kindle reader - suggestions?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Life Beyond Horses > General Off Topic Discussion

eBook reader / kindle reader - suggestions?

This is a discussion on eBook reader / kindle reader - suggestions? within the General Off Topic Discussion forums, part of the Life Beyond Horses category

    Like Tree9Likes

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        08-26-2012, 06:45 PM
      #1
    Showing
    eBook reader / kindle reader - suggestions?

    Parents asked me to get one for them for X-mas, and I have to say I have no idea what to look for (I either use my laptop to read, or just ol' fashion books). So any ideas/suggestions/experience/warnings would be greatly appreciated!
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        08-26-2012, 06:52 PM
      #2
    Trained
    The Kindle Fire is a really good one. You can get online, watch movies and of course...read books.

    I have a Nook and really like it. But I do like the Kindle too.

    They are pretty much the same thing. I don't think your parents will have a problem with either of them.

    ETA: Get the insurance on it too! My dog chewed my first one...No insurance ='s no new Nook for a long time.
    Posted via Mobile Device
         
        08-26-2012, 07:56 PM
      #3
    Green Broke
    Just get a basic tablet, then download "kindle for PC". You'll have a reader and a computer.
         
        08-26-2012, 08:17 PM
      #4
    Trained
    The newer kindles are just like tablets though I thought? Can't you cruise the internet and such with them?

    Try going to a store like Best Buy and talk to the sales reps there, IMO. It's easier to get a feel for what you're buying something unfamiliar when you can see it and interact with a demo.
         
        08-26-2012, 09:07 PM
      #5
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DancingArabian    
    The newer kindles are just like tablets though I thought? Can't you cruise the internet and such with them?
    Yes, the Kindle Fire is basically a low end tablet that allows you to run most the the Andriod applications, cruise the internet, do your email, etc.
         
        08-26-2012, 09:20 PM
      #6
    Weanling
    Personally, I prefer the Kindle touch. The main reason is the contrast. The problem with reading on a tablet. (thru the Kindle app) is that the screen backlight starts hurting your eyes. The Kindle, Kindle touch and Nook readers use an e-ink that doesn't cause eye strain.

    I've read books both ways...the Kindle (not fire) gives the best "almost book" feel.

    I will still buy "real" books, but I love carrying my Kindle so I always have an "emergency" book on hand.

    Hope that helps!
    Posted via Mobile Device
    MN Tigerstripes likes this.
         
        08-26-2012, 09:42 PM
      #7
    Started
    My husband and I both have the nooks. We chose them because they have sd card slots (that the kindle doesn't have) for impressive expansion. The most important aspect of that is that far more books/books on tape/magazines/etc can be suited on the device itself. The kindle limits users to what can be stored in the in board memory and the rest goes in their "cloud" storage. So if there's no internet access, nothing can be imported to the kindle. Nooks aren't limited by that. Depending on how tech savvy your parents want to be, or are, nooks can also be rooted, which opens up an entire plethora of possibilities. Rooting a nook basically turns it into a tablet with an android operating system.
    Posted via Mobile Device
         
        08-26-2012, 09:51 PM
      #8
    Cat
    Green Broke
    I have the basic kindle and love it. I rarely use my tablet for reading - the screen is hard on the eyes. The basic kindle & kindle touch both have the screens that are more like reading real print.

    And SEAmom - you aren't limited to what is on the cloud. You just need a USB cord to connect your kindle to the computer and you can pull whatever is on your computer for reading onto your kindle. Just a little different method, but the same result. And as to storage limits - I have hundred of books and haven't gotten near my limit yet and my kindle has the smallest amount of storage out of the options.
         
        08-26-2012, 09:59 PM
      #9
    Trained
    I have the kindle touch and I love it. I can't read on my iPad for the reasons others mentioned - the backlight gives me a headache. The E-Ink on my kindle is great. It goes well with y iPad too, I buy a book on my iPad, turn on my personal hotspot and download it to my kindle. Takes about 3 minutes to be reading the next book in a series :)
    Posted via Mobile Device
    MN Tigerstripes likes this.
         
        08-26-2012, 10:18 PM
      #10
    Super Moderator
    I think it depends on what they want to use it for. I have the nook and I use it only to read books, it's why I wanted it and I absolutely love it. The version I have does not have a back light which is awesome for reading in the sun but at night I have to use a book light. It works well for me but I'm not picky and like I said, I just wanted it for reading books and did not want any other bells and whistles.
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    FREE horse ebook, Blaze of Glory, today only! JennyV Horse Stories and Poems 5 08-01-2012 12:02 PM
    My story nominated for Global eBook Award (swoon) mgarzon Horse Stories and Poems 8 03-27-2012 10:28 AM
    Kindle Fire Tiffany01 General Off Topic Discussion 3 01-02-2012 09:24 AM
    mind reader? ilovemyhorsies Jokes and Funnies 5 06-15-2009 05:10 AM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:03 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0