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#31 of 39 Old 06-19-2011, 10:51 AM
 
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I love my Kindle!  I got mine as a Christmas gift when I had just moved to Texas, before I knew my way around this town or how to get to the library - it really helped.  As others have mentioned, you barely ever have to charge it as long as you turn the Wi-Fi off.  The Wi-Fi's handy though for Wikipedia and Dictionary.com to look something up quickly while you're reading.  I really like mine and I'm looking forward to being able to borrow library books on it!

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I have a pocketbook IQ, which runs the Android OS. The default reader software lets me use a lot of different formats of ebooks, and I can download other reader apps to let me read other things like kindle or nook books. I love it because it is completely DRM free and customizable. The only things I don't like about it are that is is a bit heavy, probably the same weight as an ipad? The touch screen is also a little odd. The biggest selling point was that it didn't lock me into a certain file format.

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Both the Kindle and the regular Nook have a bad "flash" when turning pages, which gives me a headache.  The Nook Color (and the Nook app for smartphones) does not do this.  The Nook Color is a bit heavy, though--heavier than your average hardback. 


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I just found out how to change the background color on the NOOK COLOR.... you have a choice of 5-6 shades of white/gray/black.... this really helps with any eye fatigue !   I feel like such a ditz for not realizing this capability sooner.   The options are on the blue control panel on the bottom on of the screen!


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OP back again! LOL  I appreciate everyone's experiences so much.  Thanks!  Now I have another question...with all the Borders stores closing, what does that mean for their e-reader?  Will we still be able to get books?  Anyone know?


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LOVE my Kindle. I do think that the inability to lend books or give them to someone else after you read them is a big drawback, though. I've more or less gotten around it by registering my parents' Kindle to my account, so we can share all our books, because 95% of my book-sharing has always been with my mom. If they want to buy a book, they can just go into their Amazon account and send it to my Kindle as a gift, and we can put it on both devices.

 

It's light, it's easy on the eyes (easier than a print book, especially in direct sunlight), and I have loads of public-domain books on there as free downloads -- many that are almost impossible to find as a paper book!

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#37 of 39 Old 08-05-2011, 04:33 PM
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I finally ended up buying the Nook color and I love it!  Beyond reading on it, I can surf the web, and ds can play games on it. 

It does need to be re-charged frequently, though. 


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bumping because I'm in the market for one too.  I just played with a Nook Color yesterday ad B&N, it was nice.  The audio was low though.  I see that Amazon is supposed to be coming out with a new Kindle and even a Kindle Tablet soon. I"m gonna hold out till I see what they are like since I already use a lot of Amazon's services.  


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I got the Nook Touch and I really like it. I wanted something simple that didn't require a wifi connection and was able to read most books. It's been very easy to put my own books as well as library books onto it.

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