I agree with all of this.
Originally Posted by Martlet
Plus the iPad is quite a bit heaver than most of the e-ink e-readers that are on the market. I usually have to put my iPad down at least once while reading a magazine in order to give my hands and wrists a break. With my Kindle I can hold it for hours without any pain.
A suggestion for those that find the Ipad too heavy to read. I use a strange lightweight stand or holder called a Prop Up
and never hold my Ipad for either reading or typing. In bed its wonderful (BTW, I prefer the Kindle/Nook apps etc because they DO have a night mode and I can turn off all lights and not disturb anyone, husband or dog LOL).
Sorry to go off topic but to interject a bit of topic I do read magazines and newspapers on the Ipad. I read some mags through Zinio and they have live links, allow me to zoom, etc. I read newspapers through apps and on the net--but prefer apps. I do think if you had the ability to read offline that would make a difference for me. I have wifi only but do have a phone with mobile hot spot but I'd never bother tethering sitting in a waiting room or in line, something similar.