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    iPad to replace Nook and Kindel

    I will be purchasing an iPad for my wife soon, but the more I think about it I may replace my Nook with one as well. I absolutely love my Nook and have used it every day for the 6 months I have owned it, but I am blown away by the fact that if I buy one I can not only still read all my B&N books, but read any Kindle book as well.

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    Do lots of reading on the iPad before you think of replacing your e-ink reader. My neighbor has a Kindle and it is a lot easier on my eyes than my iPad. Now don't get me wrong, I have this over that for a reason but my wife is a voracious reader and I am thinking of an e-ink reader for her because of possible eye strain.

    Let us know your decision as I will surely be interested in your take.

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    I agree with vondonds. Get your wife the iPad and do some reading on it. If you still like the ipad, then buy it.

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    I've had my nook for about 4 months now and I really enjoy using it. I too thought that when I purchased the iPad, that it would replace my nook as an ereader. I was mistaken! The iPad is a great device, but it's not a great ereader! The backlight does cause eyestrain after about 15 minutes or so of reading. I've even attempted to adjust the back light, font, background and font colors to no avail!

    The nook is great at what it was designed for, and that's reading! The iPad, as an ereader isn't the greatest device on the market. If I were you, I stick with the nook for reading and use the iPad for everything else! Just my .02!

    Have a great day!

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    I used my Sony Reader for two years and loved it, but having just finished my first novel on the iPad, I have to say I felt no eye strain at all. It took a while to find a comfortable holding position, but I did. Now I feel no compunction about replacing my reader with the iPad.

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    Cant say I mind it at all. I think it is easy to read on and with the adjustable backlight I can keep it easy on the eyes no matter the lighting in the room.
    Try one for yourself and see if it works for you before selling the others...
    Good luck

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    Took the plunge!

    Thanks for everyone’s answer. I just took the plunge and ordered the 16 GB Wi-Fi version from the Apple store on line.

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    No issues with reading on the iPad here. Turn the brightness down and it's irrelevant imo. I read a full book in one sitting about 5 days ago, no issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vonbonds View Post
    Do lots of reading on the iPad before you think of replacing your e-ink reader. My neighbor has a Kindle and it is a lot easier on my eyes than my iPad. Now don't get me wrong, I have this over that for a reason but my wife is a voracious reader and I am thinking of an e-ink reader for her because of possible eye strain.

    Let us know your decision as I will surely be interested in your take.
    My wife has the Nook and an iPad, and she like your neighbor prefers the Nook over the iPad. She gets headaches spending lots of time reading on the Pad. Me on the other hand prefer the iPad for reading books. I think the complaints against the iPad is due to the amount of time spent reading. My wife will finish a book without setting down her Nook. It would take me days or even weeks to finish the same book. This may be why I am fine with the iPad.

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    I agree with all the above. Spend some time on the iPad and decide for your own eyes. I have been reading on the Touch since it came out and the iPad since April and absolutely love it. I can read for 6 to 8 hours at a time with no issues. I do however have problems with the Kindle. To me the screen is not sharp enough for comfortable reading.
    However, my wife is the exact opposite. She hates reading on the iPad but spends hours on the Kindle.
    So, only your eyes will know for sure.
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