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View Poll Results: Are you an eReader and if so, what is your preference? (multiple choices OK)
Barnes & Noble Nook (original, color, Glowlight) 9 13.24%
Aluratek Libre 1 1.47%
Amazon Kindle (original, basic, touchscreen, Fire, Kids, Paperwhite, Voyage, PC version) 35 51.47%
Apple iPad (mini, regular) 19 27.94%
Kobo Aura 2 2.94%
Sony PRS-T2 1 1.47%
PC (please comment) 3 4.41%
Tablet (please comment) 7 10.29%
SmartPhone (please comment) 1 1.47%
Nope - Not drinking THAT Kool-Aid 4 5.88%
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Old 12-16-2015, 02:25 PM   #21
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Things have changed slightly since I voted and commented earlier this year. DW picked up my old Fire and brought it back to life as an e-reader. She has a 1st gen iPad that isn't doing so hot after 6 or 7 years of hard use. She actually went back to real paper for a while, but found it to be objectionable for many reasons including the expense (cheaper to buy an electronic copy most of the time), and the weight/size of toting it around.

Her Christmas present came today. A brand new iPad Mini with retina display. I got tired of her asking to borrow mine all the time, and it's light/small enough to just slip into her purse. We use iPads almost exclusively when we're at home, so the expense is worth it for us. The home computer will sometimes go weeks without being booted.

I still prefer to read everything except "Trailer Life" on my iPad. I still get that one on paper, and I wait for it anxiously! I still stand by my original comment: give me my iPad and my iPhone 6, and I'm good to go. Except it's even better now that I can use my iPhone for a hot spot if I need it!


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Old 12-16-2015, 08:55 PM   #22
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We have iPad , android based and kindle. My wife loves her kindle... It's her hands down favorite. It's the only one she takes camping..,,

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Old 12-16-2015, 09:50 PM   #23
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I used a basic Kindle for 6 years and loved it. I finally dropped it one too many times and it gave up the ghost. My daughter had a Kindle Fire she wasn't using so she sent it to me. It's okay, but not quite the same. My biggest complaint is battery life. I have to charge it every other day. I could go for 2 to 3 weeks on the basic Kindle. Still, I sure can't complain about the price.

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Old 12-17-2015, 01:45 AM   #24
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Kindle Paperwhite...

I much prefer the Kindle Paperwhite or even original Kindle to all the various tablets. Why?
1) One month+ battery life.
2) Read in darkness - Tablets work just as good for this.
3) Read in full sun, unlike tablets.
4) Size and weight of a book.
5) Durable and inexpensive.
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Old 12-17-2015, 06:48 AM   #25
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Relatively old Nook e-reader for me. Works fine, have hundreds of books on it. Also found the Nook app for my iPad, but don't use it much - battery only lasts for a day, while the Nook will run for a month or more at my normal usage. And if you haven't found it, the free Calibre app will let you manage book downloads from other sources, and upload them to your Nook. It's pretty cool, actually.


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Old 12-17-2015, 07:09 AM   #26
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Tablet as E-reader

I use my Nexus 10 as my major reader for all media (books, magazines, newspapers). It is a little bulkier than a dedicated eReader, but I use it for lots of other things, and did not want to have two separate devices.
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Old 12-17-2015, 07:34 AM   #27
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I love my basic Kindle but experienced premature failure (frozen screen) on 2 of them. Amazon replaced the 1st at no charge even though it was out of warranty by a few months, but I've held off on replacing it the 2nd time around. In the interim, I've used my ipad grudgingly. I still prefer the look and feel of the Kindle and will probably re-invest into a new one soon enough. Teenage daughter has a Kindle fire which neither one of us is a fan of.
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Old 12-17-2015, 10:15 AM   #28
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On my 3rd Kindle - "sponsored" Paperwhite WiFi only. It's perfect, don't need the 3G and don't mind the ads. GREAT for TT reading at night when DH is asleep, screen brightness is perfect (and adjustable), and I can adjust font size when my eyes are tired. Very light-weight, good size, and durable with a long battery life. Really enjoying getting newly-released books from the Library like THE MARTIAN, THE GUILTY, THE CROSSING, etc.
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Old 12-17-2015, 10:40 AM   #29
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When this survey first appeared I was using a B&N Nook Tablet. Not too bad. But sometime in the spring I got a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. It's a full blown tablet. We also have a Kindle Fire HDX which I won. The Kindle doesn't hold a candle to the Samsung. The kindle is too locked down like the Nook Tablet was. The only thing I don't like about the Tab 4 is that it's not as easy to read full sunlight as the Nook Tablet was. But that's not a real big issue for me.
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Old 12-17-2015, 11:38 AM   #30
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I have a Nexus 7 with the Amazon Kindle ap loaded on it. I've been very happy with it for several years.
If Iwere buying today I would get the Samsung Gallaxy Tab 4 and put the Kindle ap on that.
I like the Android based tablets.
My wife uses an actual Kindle and likes that too.

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