Ebook Readers

Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:31 pm

Ebook Readers - Have you got one and are you happy with it?

I'm currently considering buying one (ja, I know, I'm a bit behind with technology).
Not only because it could be environmentally friendlier than the tons of books
I consume but also because there seem to be interesting books out there that are
only available as an ebook.

Please, share your experiences with me!

Re: Ebook Readers

Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:50 pm

I haven't ventured there either yet Mel. -O I still love the feel of a book in my hands! -O-

Re: Ebook Readers

Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:53 pm

I actually like holding a proper book as well.
But like I said - I experience some limits now on my favourite topics. 0*\

Re: Ebook Readers

Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:02 pm

I have a Kindle and I find it indispensable for traveling purposes. Books weigh a TON, so taking enough to read while on vacation gets problematic, especially with two of us. Airline add-on fees are also getting out of hand, and the smaller airlines really adhere to weight restrictions. With an eBook you can take more books than you'll ever need and it weighs practically nothing. While it can get somewhat expensive, libraries have books to download, so those are free. (While at home or on a brief trip you can still have your "real" books.)

Re: Ebook Readers

Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:22 pm

Thanks for your feedback, ExFmem. But more questions to follow:
Are you happy with the Kindle and which one did you pick for yourself?
Do you thing the 3G think is mandatory or are you okay with
downloading the stuff when at home / not being dependent on external
internet connection?

Re: Ebook Readers

Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:51 pm

Mel,

Did you get anything eventually?

For Fathers Day my kids (ie the Mrs) bought me a Kindle Paperwhite.
Really loving it.

Re: Ebook Readers

Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:54 pm

:o0ps: :o0ps: Mel,
I just now saw that you had asked some follow-up questions. Sorry, I never followed up on this thread. Will answer after I get home from grocery shopping) Apologies 0/0

Re: Ebook Readers

Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:38 am

Excellent - just in time, ExFmem -O as I'm in the process of getting an e-book soon.
Which answers your question as well, Dzombo - no, I didn't get one yet. But got
a voucher for Amazon for my birthday and will soon make use of it to buy it. \O

Re: Ebook Readers

Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:46 am

Here is an ebook you mighy like Mel :-)

Re: Ebook Readers

Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:46 am

Thanks Duke \O Will have a look. :-)