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post #11 of 50
Wow that's pretty impressive, but then again on most of the amazon pages for books there's a line saying that this book is also available on the Kindle, and it's usually cheaper there too.
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It got me back in to reading. I hate real books in comparison, their so bulky and heavy and just try carrying around 30 books at once like I have on my new kindle 3 atm.

Same story here, I was barely reading anything other than textbooks before last summer. Then I caved and bought a kindle, I've read more than 10 books since then. I really like that the screen doesn't strain my eyes as much as reading on the computer and that I'm not carrying a 300+ page book in my backpack.
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Originally Posted by JasonCz;12191828 
I love my kindle. I can read part of a novel at night, then open the same novel on my android phone during the day and it automatically syncs what page Im on. If I don't feel like reading, I can put my headphones in and it will read it to me.

BTW If you ever plan on reading in bed, get the amazon backlit case. I know its expensive but its so nice to have it fully integrated into the cover and you only have one battery to worry about.

Or get something like this and a cheap non overpriced case like this. The light just clips on the case just like the back of a real book.
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Originally Posted by james_ant;12191511 
It got me back in to reading. I hate real books in comparison, their so bulky and heavy and just try carrying around 30 books at once like I have on my new kindle 3 atm.

I really enjoy having the actual book though. Unless they stop making physical books, I don't think I'll ever switch to an eBook reader. I just like having the physical book, turning pages, being able to freely flip through. I'm surprised that the eBook downloads are doing so well, because I know many people that have the same thoughts as me.
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post #14 of 50
I Don't see the appeal for these, but that's probably because I already have a pretty large collection of books. Why pay $200 for a fancy toy and then pay another $8 to download all the books I already have on a shelf?

(And you can't get the Thrawn Trilogy on Kindle, so as far as I'm concerned, screw it. tongue.gif)
Edited by AblueXKRS - 1/29/11 at 6:20pm
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Originally Posted by AdmiralThrawn;12191908 
I Don't see the appeal for these, but that's probably because I already have a pretty large collection of books. Why pay $200 for a fancy toy and then pay another $3 to download all the books I already have on a shelf?

I think their target audience is people who don't have the books already, or the space for a bookshelf. I don't have the space for a bookshelf and although there were a few books I was interested in reading, spending $6-$10 on a book and then throwing it away didn't seem like a great idea to me.

Also most of the books sell for a few dollars less than the paperback version so eventually the $200 will be made up from the savings.
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Originally Posted by Pwnography;12191292 
Interesting, iv never seen the appeal of one of these id just use my laptop to read them instead of some big ass tablet tongue.gif.

Also not sure these would be very good for educational books (physics diagrams etc)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12305015

Blasphemy! I love my Kindle! It's great if you're a prolific reader. You can save a lot of money on books you want to read, but don't want to have a physical copy. Some books need to be retained for future use, others you can just redownload later.

Plus its really good to travel with as it holds many many books and its battery life is insanely good.
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Originally Posted by AdmiralThrawn;12191908 
I Don't see the appeal for these, but that's probably because I already have a pretty large collection of books. Why pay $200 for a fancy toy and then pay another $8 to download all the books I already have on a shelf?

(And you can't get the Thrawn Trilogy on Kindle, so as far as I'm concerned, screw it. tongue.gif)

You typically save 8-20 dollars on books depending on how long its been out. New hardcovers are a steal at 9.99 vs 25-30 for a physical copy.
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post #17 of 50
One of my cousins and my aunt got one, they looked pretty good to me...so long as you like reading (unlike me).

Since I don't buy alot of books, the ones I do buy I like to have on my shelf, but only if there good, lol I have Hitman:Enemy Within and a Cyanide and Happiness book on my shelf (the rest is games, no more space for books)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by james_ant;12191867 
Or get something like this and a cheap non overpriced case like this. The light just clips on the case just like the back of a real book.

Nope, not even close. The LED pulls out of the case, you don't even know its there until you pull it out. And you don't have to worry about batteries because it uses the kindle for power.

If you want somthing clunky and ugly, get a clip on light. If you want somthing that is elegant, and works really well get the Amazon case.
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post #19 of 50
my mother has one of these things. the display is pretty amazing.

although im pretty indifferent, i don't do much reading on the go.
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Im thinking about getting one of these. I like the idea that i can read a kindle at home and also read some of the book while im on breaks at work or other boring places lol.

I'm not sure which version to get. Free 3g service is pretty tempting.
    
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