Anyone here a Kindle owner?


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  1. Ninja Monkey

    Ninja Monkey Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I don't want this to become a Kindle Vs. Nook Vs. iPad thing. I just want to see who has one and if you're happy with it. I have a Kindle 2 that was given to me as a gift. Unfortunately my wife has pretty much confiscated it. I put an order in for the new Kindle 3 (Wifi only model) and I
     

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  2. darklide

    darklide Well-Known Member

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    Nope , but I am tempted everyday to buy one, but never do because of the cost.
     
  3. Rota

    Rota Well-Known Member

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    Pretty much this. I'm not going to shell out the cash for a Kindle then pay the same amount for an e-copy of a book that the paperback costs.
     
  4. kratos

    kratos Back on my throne!!! VIP Member

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    No Kindle, but I do have Kindle for Android... I don't miss paper books. I always hated folding pages and then if you take them anywhere, they get all beat up.

    Kratos
     
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    PGP_Protector Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, nope, went with the Sony PRS 505, and don't regret it one bit.
     
  6. navin

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    I've read a few books on the Droid with the Kindle app. It would be nice to have a bigger screen but, I just don't know if I want to go down that path. With all of the Android tablets that may be coming out by the end of the year, maybe that would be the way to go instead.
     
  7. SB13X

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    I love reading books far too much to be interested, a nice crisp page to turn keeps my interest alongside a great story. Not only that but books are the only thing I now have left to enjoy going shopping for. Enjoying the experience of buying it, holding it in my hands and taking the time to enjoy a nice relaxing coffee in and indie coffee house to read the first couple of chapters. Everything else I buy is digital and bought online with all electrical items to be delivered. An LCD screen also struggles to keep my attention for any length of time when it comes to reading text (playing games however is entirely different).
     
  8. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

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    That's something I've been wondering. I haven't got an eBook reader (I am tempted but I don't know if I read enough to justify the cost), but I was wondering how the eink of the kindle compares to real life ink and paper.
     
  9. Pryomancer

    Pryomancer Well-Known Member

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    A normal screen like an iPad's can never hold a candle to e-ink. I'd love a Kindle, I really want to get back into reading like I did when I was younger.
     
  10. Ninja Monkey

    Ninja Monkey Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I think the whole argument about cost is kind of a moot point now. $139 for the WiFi only version is still too much? Hmm. I do sync with the Kindle app on my Droid X and do some reading in a pinch but you can't beat e-ink. Very easy on the eyes. I don't know how anyone reads for any length of time on an iPad.

    I think the other thing that some people fail to realize is that part of the value of owning an e-reader is that you no longer have to store hundreds, if not thousands of books in your home. If you barely read then maybe it's not for you, but if you read quite a bit then you will appreciate not having all those books lying around.

    Once I started reading with the Kindle I never looked back. I know some people complain that it doesn't support ePub but you can easily convert the file with Calibre. Physical books are cool but I don't understand the whole fascination with them. I'm reading the story, not making love to the pulp.
     
  11. Ninja Monkey

    Ninja Monkey Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I love reading books as well. What does that have to do with a Kindle? I take my Kindle to this great upscale outdoor mall near my home and read. Sometimes I go to Starbucks or Barnes and Noble to have some coffee while I read on it.

    So basically the only thing I'm missing out on is waiting in line to buy a book, the sexual charge I could get from touching a piece of paper (O Face), and paying tax for the same book? I'm really missing out!:eek:

    I kid, I kid. It's all good if you like physical books. I just don't get it myself. :cool:
     
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    PGP_Protector Well-Known Member

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    E-Ink is wonderful for Reading, yes it has a slow refresh (at least my it's slow for my Sony) but you can read under a night light or Full Direct Sun Light without eye strain.
     
  13. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

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    E-Ink is still impressive up close too apparently: iPad and Kindle Screens Compared Under A Microscope

    I have just placed my order for a Kindle 3.... I blame you guys :p
     
  14. Ninja Monkey

    Ninja Monkey Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm glad I could help. ;)

    You will LOVE it.
     
  15. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

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    I'm sure I will.... 3 weeks from now :( They won't be dispatching it until the 17th, apparently.

    I was wondering, how well does the kindle handle pdfs? Uni starts soon and I'll have lots of them to read (in the form of lecture notes/textbooks).
     
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    I've seen the Kindle and Sony e-readers in store and adverts, but I'm yet to see one in the wild; unlike the ubiquitous iPad that I see daily in the coffee shop/tube/train/airport etc. WHich is a shame, cause the quality of the screen with e-ink is superb, especially in comparison to the iPad in sunlight.

    I read in the last couple of days that LG have a colour e-ink panel ready to release next year, can't wait to see the response time on that, hopefully it'll be useable in an Android/iOS tablet within a couple/three of years.

    I certainly can't imagine bothering with an e-reader that can't be used in sunlight, and I can't justify one as an additional gadget.
     
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    Funniest line of the thread :D;)

    I'm a purist when it comes to the written word :D and if I could afford it would buy the original manuscripts.
     
  18. Ninja Monkey

    Ninja Monkey Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Do have many leather-bound books? Does your apartment smell of rich mahogany?

    Couldn't resist the Anchorman quote.....
     
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    SB13X Well-Known Member

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    Nah and even if it had mahogany right now it would still only smell of nappies and baby products ;) No don't have many leatherbound books but just the top shelf of my bookcase, again at the top because of the children :D
     
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    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I own Kindle for Android. Why would you want to spend that much money for something when you can just get the free app for your phone that does the exact same thing??
     
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    Two Reasons.
    1) Battery Life on E-Book Readers is normally much longer
    2) Reading is easier on the eyes with e-ink then the Android Screens
     
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    It doesn't do the exact same thing. The screen on a proper e-reader is much better to read from, not to mention that I don't want to read a whole book from a ~3.7" screen.
     
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  24. Ninja Monkey

    Ninja Monkey Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I got my Kindle this week. The new model is AWESOME. Smaller, lighter, and I love the rubberized back. It's almost like the Droid X coating. For $139 you can't go wrong.

    Anyone else get theirs yet?
     
  25. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

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    No :mad:

    Should have it on/before the 17th.
     

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