Getting a Kindle even though I have an iPad?

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  1. Dee Ashley

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    I also have both a Kindle (original one) and the ipad2 with the kindle app. I have carpal tunnel and the kindle is much easier on my hands. It is more difficult to find a comfortable position to read the ipad2. I even went out and bought a stand to use for reading, but then I have to sit on a harder chair at my kitchen table. So reading is on the kindle, unless I have the ipad out somewhere. And I love the ability to go where I left off reading, regardless of what device is with me.
     
  2. Elliern

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    I have both iPad 2 and Kindle 2. I love both! However, now that I have my iPad (with my yoobao cover and Moshi iVisor AG screen protector), I find I use my iPad while reading indoors and always when reading in bed. It also is easy to read while sitting on my porch. (Sometimes, I do have to tilt it a bit to remove my own reflection.)
    But, when I go to the beach or sit by the pool, I always use my Kindle. It is lighter and very easy to read in bright sunlight. I also take the Kindle when I am going to doctor's office or other appointments where I know I will be waiting awhile.
    If I only had a choice of one, I would choose the iPad, but it really is nice to have both...and it is great to continue reading the same book on both devices.
     
  3. SmoshFan99

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    I wouldn't recommend getting both...the screen size is about the same and there's nothing you can do on a kindle that you can't do on an iPad
     
  4. breezur

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    I also have both (although not a kindle i have an off brand ereader) and I agree with the people that said they each have their own use. I use my ereader for everyday use and I use my iPad for textbooks. I don't think there is anything wrong with having both. Also the thing about fitting them both into your budget well that's easy when you buy a less popular one ;).
     
  5. MoonlitSonata

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    this is true in the case of the kindle DX but not the kindle.

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
     
  6. Yptcn

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    I have both . I really love my iPad but the Kindle is much better to read a book for a long time . I couldn't read for hours on the iPad and fell no discomfort with the Kindle .
     
  7. Yptcn

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    I like the device and would use it if I had it. I liked the first generation Kindle I owned (and broke) before the iPad came out.[/QUOTE]

    My Kindle was out of order , I called Amazon and they sent me the latest generation device .Outstanding costumer support !!!
     
  8. Ruthie

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    iPad is no good for reading outside! Having said that I'm quite happy with my free library books!
     
  9. jsh1120

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    You must live in Seattle (in the winter). Try reading a book on an iPad outside on a sunny summer day.
     
  10. USBill

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    I wouldn't buy a Kindle at the moment. There are new models expected out for Xmas. Rumors of a Nook touch style (smaller/touch screen) and color (and possibly Android compatible).




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