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Posted: 11/23/2012 4:23:58 AM EST
I've been asked to pick and buy a Kindle or similar device for a Christmas present.

Its main use will be for reading books, a wifi connection for facebook, etc would be nice also.

I have -0- idea where to start here, so any help would be appreciated.

Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:29:02 AM EST

Originally Posted By arowneragain:
I've been asked to pick and buy a Kindle or similar device for a Christmas present.

Its main use will be for reading books, a wifi connection for facebook, etc would be nice also.

I have -0- idea where to start here, so any help would be appreciated.


Just buy the regular Kindle touch. I thought it would be nice to surf the net from one too (which you technically can), but the "easy on the eyes" screen and the insane battery life of a standard Kindle make a color one seem like a bad deal if you truly just want it for reading.

I read every night on mine. It's one of the most used Christmas presents I ever received


Speed
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:34:28 AM EST
For reading I would go with a Kindle Paperwhite, easiest on the eyes IMO.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:36:45 AM EST

Originally Posted By Herc:
For reading I would go with a Kindle Paperwhite, easiest on the eyes IMO.

Ya, I forgot about that new one; built in light and 8 week battery...it looks pretty sweet


Speed
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:38:40 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/23/2012 4:38:56 AM EST by cruze5]
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:55:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/23/2012 4:56:57 AM EST by bennnn]
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 5:40:37 AM EST
Thanks, guys.

Bennn, which one is on the left?

Am I understanding correctly that I could just get an iphone and let them use it as a reader?

Link Posted: 11/23/2012 5:45:17 AM EST
Originally Posted By arowneragain:
Thanks, guys.

Bennn, which one is on the left?

Am I understanding correctly that I could just get an iphone and let them use it as a reader?



Reading on an iPhone is toruture. Reading on my iPad is better. Reading on my kindle is far better than on either. I just got a paperwhite kindle for my stepdaughter, I'm sure she will love it.

Link Posted: 11/23/2012 5:48:51 AM EST
My kindle fire has performed well for the last year. I'm using it now.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 5:54:26 AM EST
Originally Posted By arowneragain:
Am I understanding correctly that I could just get an iphone and let them use it as a reader?



Yeah, you could with the kindle app or whatever apples version is. But a phone really isn't ideal for a full time ebook reader. It is better suited for being a reader that you just use when you happened to get stuck in line or something. A kindle with an e-ink display is by far the best device for reading. It is literally just like looking at a piece of paper.. no eye fatigue like you get from reading off of an LCD screen.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 6:00:19 AM EST
I've had the Kindle Paperwhite for a month, read two books so far......I love it.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 6:02:18 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 6:18:38 AM EST
Originally Posted By RangemasterP226:
I've had the Kindle Paperwhite for a month, read two books so far......I love it.


My wife is reading on her paperwhite right now and loves them.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 6:22:18 AM EST
Another choice would be a 7" tablet and either the kindle or nook erasder apps.


A 16GB Nexus 7 is $199
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 6:25:33 AM EST
Kindle Fire is really great.
Originally Posted By arowneragain:
I've been asked to pick and buy a Kindle or similar device for a Christmas present.

Its main use will be for reading books, a wifi connection for facebook, etc would be nice also.

I have -0- idea where to start here, so any help would be appreciated.



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