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Old 03-20-2012, 01:59 PM   #1
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Attention kindle users

Hello all you Kindle users!!
I am looking at getting a kindle so that I can read multiple books while traveling and am looking for opinions/input before I buy one.
Do you like it?
Which model do you have/like best?

Please help me make an educated decision!!!

Happy Camping!!
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:02 PM   #2
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We have an iPad 2 and love it. We use it for reading, games, directions, and a lot of other things while on the road. Great gadget with many uses.
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:19 PM   #3
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I vote for the iPad. You can use it for much more than an e-reader. Tons of free wi-fi sites all over as well.
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:51 PM   #4
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I have a Nook Color and the DW loved it so much, she bought one for herself. Its way more than an e-reader. If you want one strictly to read books, though, go with any of the e-paper models, (nook or kindle). They are easy on the eyes, even in bright sunlight, and the battery charge lasts a VERY long time (weeks).
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I purchased a Kindle Touch for my wife and she really enjoys it. As far as the pros, the weight is the bigges one. You can get them with wi-fi so you can purchase books wherever there is internet.

As far as the iPad. It has a bigger screen and color. It's also like a small computer that you can easily take with you. The biggest drawback is that there are a lot pricier then a Kindle.
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:56 PM   #6
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I advise that you decide how you will use the device and what is the primary reason. The Kindle and the iPad have different purposes. The Kindle is a cheaper reader and its smaller size is convenient. Compare how much they weigh. My Kindle is 10oz. The iPad 2 is 1.3lbs and the new iPad is 1.45lbs. Too heavy and it won't be comfortable holding it where I like to read most often - in bed at night.

I have an older 2nd Gen Kindle and have used it for a couple of years now. I love it just for the fact that I don't have to store all my old books in the basement anymore, am able to travel with all my books (numbering several hundred) and can download a new book anywhere. Mine has the free 3G, but that is only good for downloading books. Other units have the wifi only and that is fine if you have access to wifi all the time. We often don't.

I am probably going to get the new iPad shortly and can compare the two at that time. I'm getting an iPad in order to access the internet better than with my phone, download movies and pictures, etc. I'll also use it as a Reader.
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:28 PM   #7
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X2 on iPad. I am lost without it. Work, home, play it does it all.
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:42 PM   #8
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I have the kindle 3g with free wifi and I love it. If you join your local library you can download books at no charge as you go down the road. Which makes it even nicer. Of course you need to make sure you have WIFI where you camp.There are also tons free books and .99 specials on amazon.
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I also should add that I can access other websites like Facebook-a little hard to manuver but it gets the job done.
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I have the kindle 3g with free wifi and I love it. If you join your local library you can download books at no charge as you go down the road. Which makes it even nicer. Of course you need to make sure you have WIFI where you camp.There are also tons free books and .99 specials on amazon.
X2 on this kindle. Another reason that I really like the kindle is that the non-glare reading surface, easily adjustable fonts, and font colors make it much easier on the eyes than the ipad (I have 1 of those too, but I always use the kindle for reading books). My eyes get tired much faster reading on the ipad than on the kindle.
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