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Which e-reader do you own?

Which e-reader do you own?


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DATo

Active Member
I still prefer real books, but I do read books on my first-gen iPad and my bare-bones Kindle. I had a first-gen Nook, but gave it to my brother-in-law. The one thing I really dislike about the Kindle is the size. It makes the book feel like a mass-market paperback, and I prefer the page to be more the size of a quality paperback or hardcover. I wish Amazon would update the Kindle DX. Or is there a good larger-format e-reader our there? The Onyx Boox looks good, but at $300+, I don't think so.
I still prefer real books too but someone just gave me a first generation Kindle and I've been having a ball with it. Only problem is that my thumb has frozen up from flipping the "pages".
 

Maine Colonial

Moderator
Staff member
I can see how that would happen. When I read with the Kindle, I keep sliding my thumb over the page-turn key constantly.

Who knew that there would be Kindle-related repetitive stress injuries?
 

member

Member
Having read through all the thread from one end to the other I am going to put a Hudl on order post haste.
My computer is in the first floor office and sometimes I would love to surf whilst seated on the sofa, so the Hudl seems to offer me the right sort of facility and I love the querky idea of it being different colours.
The only teaser I have to settle is which colour to go for?
Suggestions anyone.
 

Angury

New Member
I have the Kindle Paperwhite and it's one of my most prized possessions. I used to be in such dilemmas in the past when I'd be going on holiday and didn't know which book to bring that was small enough to fit into my bag. Thank goodness for the kindle.

I don't know how people can read on tablets though - I've tried a few times, but the light becomes too bright for me after a while.
 

member

Member
I have the Kindle Paperwhite and it's one of my most prized possessions. I used to be in such dilemmas in the past when I'd be going on holiday and didn't know which book to bring that was small enough to fit into my bag. Thank goodness for the kindle.

I don't know how people can read on tablets though - I've tried a few times, but the light becomes too bright for me after a while.


It turns down.
 

Angury

New Member
It turns down.

Do you mean the light of the tablet? I've turned it down to it's lowest setting, but even then the glare is far too much for my eyes. It's like sitting at a computer screen for too long. Maybe it's just personal preference.

Also, with a tablet I have the distraction of the internet and multiple other apps. :p
 

member

Member
The model I saw turned down so far it was difficult to read the words.
If you personal message me I will tell you which model it was.
If I do so on here, someone will be able to point out that I am advertising.
Just to add, I wear varilux glasses and the tablet was easier to read than the kindle for that reason as well.
 

Roxbrough

Member
Do you mean the light of the tablet? I've turned it down to it's lowest setting, but even then the glare is far too much for my eyes. It's like sitting at a computer screen for too long. Maybe it's just personal preference.

Also, with a tablet I have the distraction of the internet and multiple other apps. :p

Have you thought of wearing sunglasses, this would reduce the glare of the tablet still further?
If you want to spend, get your optician to give you a pair of tinted glasses.
 
I have the Kindle Paperwhite and it's one of my most prized possessions. I used to be in such dilemmas in the past when I'd be going on holiday and didn't know which book to bring that was small enough to fit into my bag. Thank goodness for the kindle.

I don't know how people can read on tablets though - I've tried a few times, but the light becomes too bright for me after a while.

It sounds like you have a condition called photophobia.
You would be well advised to make an appointment with your optrician.
Most people who use VDU's get themselves a pair of glasses just for that reason.
If you use a VDU for work, your employer is obliged by law to pay for the glasses for you.
 
You don't seem to be covered in the event of an EMP event. Better get a paper copy, too.

Oh, you mean all those hardcovers and paperbacks stuffed in all those bookcases in my library, along with the ones stacked on the floor next to them because I've run out of room on the shelves? Of course I have the "real" copy too! o_O
 
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