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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) 12 15.38%
Aluratek Libre 1 1.28%
Amazon Kindle (original, basic, touchscreen, Fire, Kids, Paperwhite, Voyage, PC version) 37 47.44%
Apple iPad (mini, regular) 21 26.92%
Kobo Aura 2 2.56%
Sony PRS-T2 1 1.28%
PC (please comment) 3 3.85%
Tablet (please comment) 10 12.82%
SmartPhone (please comment) 1 1.28%
Nope - Not drinking THAT Kool-Aid 6 7.69%
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Old 03-02-2015, 06:52 PM   #11
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I originally used two Sony readers, but now use my iPad. I also have four Creative MUVO mp3 players - 3 V100's and a V200. I listen to audio books by the hundreds. Whether at home or away, I listen to part of a book after I hit the sack. Librivox, Project Gutenberg (human-read), and my good old library are some of the sources for audio books. Some years back, I bought a ten DVD set of mp3 books. Hundreds and hundreds of books on that set!

I think mp3 audio books are a well-kept secret, especially for people with poor or no eyesight. Also a great thing for people who can't read, or those who are not able to read and gain any satisfaction from doing so. I know people who can read, but have never read a book in their lives!
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:17 PM   #12
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Kindle fire HD. Looked at the IPad but I just dont like apple products. My tablet is a reader first and that is 90% of what I use it for. Amazon has the best book selection and prices out there. If I used it to do REAL work I would have probably gone with the Ipad.
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:38 PM   #13
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I voted PC because it's closest to what I use for the few Kindle and library loans I read digitally. I don't have a PC. I have a Macbook.

I'm a real, paper-type book reader 99% of the time.
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Old 03-06-2015, 02:10 AM   #14
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Mines not on the list. Kobo Glo. Within 5 months it quit. I contacted Kobo. I didn't really know what to expect because of what I had read about their customer service. For the life of me I could not find my receipt. They replaced it going by the date of the first time I had it connected to their site. Can't complain about that. I only download the free books.
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Old 12-16-2015, 11:10 AM   #15
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With Christmas just around the bend - some gift ideas:
  • If time and shipping is a concern, consider giving eBooks as a gift, they can be enjoyed on eReaders, tablets, and computers too. Increasingly libraries check-out eBooks (no fines) and OverDrive has quite a selection. You can even put 'holds' on eBooks before they are received by the provider! Of course, there are also a ton of 'free' eBooks available through many sources.
  • For hardware, there is quite a variety available. Personally for short trips, I take my eReader (Kindle Paperwhite), tablet (iPad Air2), and DH has his laptop. On longer trips, we add my laptop (so I can do Quicken and genealogy) and our HotSpot.
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Old 12-16-2015, 01:56 PM   #16
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I've owned an iPad for several years and had to use it as an e-reader because the first book in a series I was interested in was out-of-print.


Give me bound books any day!


No batteries to keep charged. The text stays oriented the same way no matter which way you turn it. Bound books don't have to worry about sand or getting a little damp. Nobody will steal a bound book because you set it aside for a moment.
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Old 12-16-2015, 01:57 PM   #17
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Let's see, I've had (have)..
1) Nook Original
2) Nook Color (7" tablet)
3) Nook Simple Touch (ST)
4) Nook HD+ (9" tablet)
5) Nook Glowlight

2, 4, 5 are in use. My Wife had an original and now uses a ST.

All my book reading is done on the Glowlight...but I admit I really miss my page turn buttons. My HD+ I use for magazines and web browsing. The color just as a basic tablet.
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I voted PC because it's closest to what I use for the few Kindle and library loans I read digitally. I don't have a PC. I have a Macbook.

I'm a real, paper-type book reader 99% of the time.
Ditto.

I read a lot on line but for some books, paper back just seems right. My tired eyes need a screen size that gets wider as I do!
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My tired eyes need a screen size that gets wider as I do!
Haha, that's why I love my e-reader - when my eyes are tired I enlarge the print!! I agree holding a book is great, but when I used to travel a lot for work - it was easier storing my 'reads' on one device. What doesn't work well on e-readers are things with pictures or 'how-to' images.
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...Nobody will steal a bound book because you set it aside for a moment.
The heck they won't. I've had it happen.
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