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Got an iPad, Is it a waste to get an ereader

Discussion in 'e-books and e-readers' started by MeNoWorry, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. MeNoWorry

    MeNoWorry New Member

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    I read books on my iPad all the time, I really want to get a Kindle Fire but my wife says its a waste of money since the iPad does the same thing, only better.

    Am I just addicted to gadgets?
     
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    abecedarian Well-Known Member

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    I don't have a Kindle Fire, but I got the Kindle Touch before we bought an Ipad. Honestly, don't fool with the Kindle unless carrying space is a premium. My husband took my Kindle on the Bike Across Kansas trip last summer, and enjoyed having plenty to read and access to emails in a compact form, but otherwise, the I pad is tons better.
     
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    I think that's why I want the Fire, its smaller and more portable.
     
  4. Brent W

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    What else do you do on your iPad? An iPad mini might be a good replacement.
     
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    I was considering looking at the Kindle Fire but decided that, as my reason for having a Kindle was purely for the reading aspect I decided not to bother as I don't believe that the reading side is as good as a dedicated Kindle designed just for reading. That's only my opinion and it depends on what you want to use it for.

    I haven't used an iPad so I can't comment.
     
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    Stick with the iPad. It's not that much larger than a Kindle, I don't see how the size will make much difference. (This coming from a fellow gadget addict.)
     
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    sparkchaser Administrator and Stuntman Staff Member

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    Would you rather be tied to the Apple Apps Store or the Amazon Apps Store?

    If you have paid Amazon Prime and watch a lot of TV and movies and have a good WiFi connection then the Fire isn't a bad idea.

    Personally, I'd get the new Kindle Paperwhite 3G. Because eInk.
     
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    The Kindle Fire is a good cheap alternative to the iPad but as you already have an iPad... We are guys! We want gadgets!
     
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    i love my gadgets too.. have all the iThingies there is i think. :D but if i were you, i'd stick to the iPad. and it's more than just a reader..
     
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    The great feature of e-readers is the e-paper display (most of them have it). This is great for reading because it wont emit light, working as a paper. That way you will have a more comfortable reading. Also reading outside in a sunny day won't be a problem.

    This is the only actual difference.

    I myself don't have a tablet because almost any smart-phone will do everything I need from a tablet. But if I was to choose between a tablet and a e-paper e-reader I would keep the last one.
     

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