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ipad

How does it compare to other ereaders?

Re: ipad

  • You might want to XP this on the book club board or go search through threads over there if you don't get a ton of answers here.  I found some helpful threads over there a while ago comparing iPad vs. Kindle vs. Nook.

    I just got my iPad for Christmas, so I haven't had a ton of time to figure it all out yet, but so far what I like is that you can download multiple e-reader apps onto the iPad so that you're not limited to only one source for books.  For instance, I'm finding that iBooks is kinda lacking in terms of titles they have, but I can use the Kindle app to find a lot more titles.  I haven't tested either the Kindle or Nook apps on my iPad yet, so I can't comment on how well they work. 

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  • I've heard that both the Nook and Kindle apps for iPad work fine, and it's nice that you can access multiple applications.

    Personally, I find it difficult to read for any period of time on the iPad because of the glare and eyestrain from the backlighting.  It's like reading a lot of text on a computer screen, which has always dried out my eyes and annoyed me, so maybe it's different for others.  Also, the iPad is a lot heavier than devices devoted just to reading.

    However, if you think that you would use the other features of the iPad regularly, it's probably better to read on the iPad than carry around that and a reader.

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  • DH got an ipad 2 weeks ago for a company bonus and a Kindle for Christmas.

     The ipad does get heavy after a while and the Kindle is much smaller compared to it.  He hasn't tried any reading apps on the ipad yet.  For him, he'd rather carry a $140 Kindle rather than a $600 ipad on his commute, but he has carried both some days too.

  • I have both the iPad and the Kindle. I only read books on my Kindle. The iPad is good for the photography textbooks that I use in my classes (I teach it) or for reference books for my photography business. But the Kindle is much lighter, easier to read, and the battery life absolutely owns the iPad. I've charged my Kindle 2 times in the past 2 months. The iPad gets plugged in every 3 days or so.

    The iPad is nice because you can get books from multiple stores on it, but I've found that 9 times out of 10 the book is cheapest from Amazon, so I buy them for my Kindle. 

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    I have both the iPad and the Kindle. I only read books on my Kindle. The iPad is good for the photography textbooks that I use in my classes (I teach it) or for reference books for my photography business. But the Kindle is much lighter, easier to read, and the battery life absolutely owns the iPad. I've charged my Kindle 2 times in the past 2 months. The iPad gets plugged in every 3 days or so.

    The iPad is nice because you can get books from multiple stores on it, but I've found that 9 times out of 10 the book is cheapest from Amazon, so I buy them for my Kindle. 

    Thanks for the great advice!

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