iPad + separate dedicated ebook reader?

Discussion in 'Apple iPad Polls' started by Wreybies, Jun 14, 2011.

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iPad + Dedicated eBook Reader?

  1. Just an iPad. I don't want another device.

    30 vote(s)
    49.2%
  2. Just an iPad but I might also want an eBook reader.

    4 vote(s)
    6.6%
  3. iPad + Nook

    4 vote(s)
    6.6%
  4. iPad + Kindle

    15 vote(s)
    24.6%
  5. iPad + other eBook reading device

    8 vote(s)
    13.1%
  1. Wreybies

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    So, been thinking that I want to get a separate, dedicated ebook reader like a Kindle or a Nook for a few reasons, not least of which is the undeniable truth that the screens on these dedicated readers are much easier on the eye than the iPad for long reading sessions. Also, I would feel a little more comfortable taking a $180-ish device more places than a device that cost me what the iPad cost me.

    Anyone have both?
    Do you feel like you have redundant devices?
    Do you feel like you have the best of both worlds?
     
  2. wrandy999

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    I have both, and although the Kindle is generally easier to read during the day, I usually forget the night light I use to read when it is dark. I also have trouble remembering where I last left the Kindle when I've been using the iPad.
     
  3. Martlet

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    I have both. I much prefer the Nook for reading. I keep it on my nightstand, typically. If I travel for the weekend and know I won't be reading as much, I just take my iPad and use the Nook App. It's easier than taking two devices, and they app syncs with the Nook.
     
  4. Kaykaykay

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    I have a Kindle from way back when, which I stopped using as soon as I got my iPad 1. I read at least a book a week, but don't need a separate device.
     
  5. sunny day

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    I had a Sony ereader. Since I got my iPad, sent the ereader to my son. Since I rarely leave home I don't have an issue with losing my iPad. I like my iPad because I can do everything on it. So, I don't see a reason to have two devices. I use my iPad from about 7:00 in the morning to about 10:00 at night. I don't seem to have any more problem with eye strain than I did before I got it.
     
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    iPad 2 plus Kobo 1st gen here.

    The advantage depends on what you want to read. Any non-fiction with graphs and tables are a nuissance to read on a Kobo. The load times are also quite involved on the Kobo e-reader, taking a good ninety seconds from when you grab the thing to when you read page one, if not more.

    Tha advantage for the Kobo is simple. No matter how nice the screen on an iPad is, e-ink >>> LED. It's easier on the eyes, it looks sharp, it's comfortable. If e-ink was WAY faster, and had color, it would make a game changing tablet.

    I'm quite certain within 10-15 years, these two devices will merge, and you will see an e-ink tablet with a week long battery life and full color omnipresent Internet. By Apple or others. And it will be awesomer than you can imagine. :)
     
  7. Dee Ashley

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    I read my Kindle at night. It is the original edition and is just easier to handle at bedtime.
     
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    I have a Pocketbook 360[FONT=&quot]°[/FONT] Plus e-reader that I use for reading instead of my iPad. I prefer it for reading text-based ebooks, which are most all I read (fiction).

    The PB360[FONT=&quot]° Plus[/FONT] is about the size of a CD case, weighs about 6.3 ounces (180 grams) and is designed with a detachable hard cover to protect the screen. It is so convenient to use - especially with the ability to rotate the screen so I can easily switch the hand that holds it. It is very portable; in fact, I can/have fit it into my trouser pocket.

    The two are great complements to each other. The PB360[FONT=&quot]°[/FONT] Plus for reading and the iPad for everything else.

    I'd always choose a separate e-reader over the iPad for reading novels. Just more comfortable to hold/use. But, that's me...

    Marilyn
     
  9. incapete

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    I have an ipad and a kindle and they are very different devices. I wouldn't want to read books in bed on the ipad (too heavy & bright) and I can't read on it outside in the sun.

    The screen on the kindle is so much easier on the eyes! Plus it fits in a coat pocket and has free 3g,
     
  10. Aladyleyna

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    To be honest, if I could use a dedicated e-reader in my country, I wouldn't even have bothered getting an iPad in the first place. I'd just use it for reading and my laptop for gaming and everything else.

    But it doesn't seem like I have much of a choice, thanks to geographical matters.

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
     

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