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E BOOK READERS

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by stmpjmpr, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. Oct 1, 2010 at 3:25 PM
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    stmpjmpr

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    So the wife's B-day is coming up. Daughter wants to get mom an E-book reader. I know crap about em, so I am asking what you folks know and would recommend. I do want to get her one with WI-FI, but dont want to spend too much..maybe $200.00 max.

    bring it on..:p
     
  2. Oct 1, 2010 at 3:30 PM
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    I have a kindle and an ipad... and I'm selling the ipad (considerably more than $200).

    Here is the latest version of the kindle: I'm buying one for my sister for her birthday.

    http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Wireless-Reading-Display-Generation/dp/B003FSUDM4/ref=sa_menu_kdp33

    The 3g/wifi version is $189 and the wifi only one is $139, I would highly recommend either. I have had my kindle for a year, it helped me survive 8 months in American Samoa with nothing else to do but work and read (I did drink quite a bit also).

    I'm sure she will enjoy whatever you get her... Feel free to ask questions if you want more info.

    KC
     
  4. Oct 1, 2010 at 4:14 PM
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    note that in the video he said they were both $250, but the kindle is now $139

    AND GO FINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. Oct 1, 2010 at 4:20 PM
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    i use the reader on my phone now...

    i'd stick with kindle - but the reviews posted are good. pricing on them is nice now.
     
  7. Oct 1, 2010 at 4:32 PM
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    Thnaks for your responses. Its very helpful and I will read these with my daughter and go from there..thanks again and have a good weekend all.
     
  8. Oct 1, 2010 at 4:47 PM
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    They are a waste of money if you can wait for paperbacks. The ebooks brand new are really expensive considering they cost nothing to ship or produce
     
  9. Oct 1, 2010 at 5:07 PM
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    X2. Mom has a Nook, and swears by it. Much better than the Sony, and Kindle (IMHO) that I gathered when I used them side by side. I think the nook is below $200 now, and seems to have pretty good support.
     
  10. Oct 2, 2010 at 3:25 PM
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    after using them, i cannot imagine going back to lugging a book around. i can search and buy a book anywhere i have wifi or cell service - right then and there. i use the kindle reader on my smartphone -

    regarding the barnes and noble reader... keep in mind their days of being in business may be limited...
     
  11. Oct 2, 2010 at 4:13 PM
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    I have a first gen Amazon Kindle. It's great. It's very easy to read even in bright sunlight. You'll need a light for night reading though.

    The new ones are even nicer (lighter) and much cheaper ($139 for wi-fi only). The wi-fi only version would be acceptable unless you need to download a book when you're not near a wi-fi connection (that probably wouldn't be very often).
     
  12. Oct 6, 2010 at 5:27 PM
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    Bought a nook for my love. $139. without 3G. Loves it. Biggest factor was the ability to download from local library formats. Kindle doesn't do it from what I researched. Was the selling point for me. What if I don't want to keep buying books from Amazon? I can check them out from the library digitally. My take.
     
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    And the thread comes back...

    My wife and son got me a nookColor for Fathers day. Anyone found any nifty things to do with them? I'm pondering rooting it or setting up a bootable Android SD card. I'm pretty impressed with the offerings for apps being that it's a "reader" not a full tablet. NO where near the App Store or Android Market...but it's a good start.
     
  14. Jun 19, 2011 at 3:35 PM
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    Bought my wife the nook and she loves it.you can go to any local barnes and noble for help. Have friends that swear by the kindle.kid I work with has the newest kindle and he downloads movies on it
     
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    Damn you for bumping an old thread :)
     
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    I could have started a new one....I still can...
     
  17. Jun 19, 2011 at 6:22 PM
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    My buddy downloads movies from letmewatchthis.com on his kindle.I assume you could do the same
     
  18. Jun 19, 2011 at 6:56 PM
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    got a Nook and love it. Remember, a lot of books past their copywright date are free and there's a lot of things like historical texts which arent available unless you work at a university library or something. Google put together a library project and made them all digital.
     
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    I have a buddy at work who rooted his. He loves it.
     
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    Lemmie guess....You realized you cant read, and it doesnt have pictures, so you wanna fix that?
     
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