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Old 01-15-2013, 12:42 PM   #1
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Cheap ereader with audio support

Hi!

Have just started looking for a new ereader and a little overwhelmed by the choice. If someone can advise that would be fantastic - if not, no problem I'll do some more googling!

I'm just wanting a basic ereader for my young daughter - main purpose to have books available even when we travel round the world, which we do pretty regularly. I was just going to get her the basic Kindle at £69 (particularly as I have the Kindle Keyboard and have always been reasonably happy with that - other than browsing for books). However, I noticed there is no longer audio on it - and the secondary purpose is to be able to play audiobooks (eg from LibriVox) and classical music for her other studies.

Are there any inexpensive ereaders with good audio? I don't mind what kind of navigation it uses (button / touchscreen), I don't mind book format - though would prefer one that reads mobis to save converting all the book I have (though I can do this okay), it doesn't need to have its own light, standard battery life and storage. Don't mind about brand or anything - so long as it's compatible with Calibre and won't fall apart the first time I look at it.

Any advice appreciated.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:49 PM   #2
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The Kindle Keyboard would be your best bet. Not the cheapest ereader, but still reasonable, for what all it does.
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:38 PM   #3
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I agree. And a KK 3G model, perhaps a used one, would give her enough free web access to look up interesting stuff about the countries you might be visiting.
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Thanks so much for that! I was coming to the same conclusion. They don't seem to sell them at Amazon anymore so I'll have to look on Ebay. If I don't succeed, is there any other option people would suggest?

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Amazon still sells the Kindle Keyboard. Go to the Kindle page of any of the newer models, and there is a link to the KK page.
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Thanks - that might just be abroad then - I've been getting the 'unavailable' message whenever I go to look: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B002LVUWFE/

It may still work out on Ebay though, so thanks!
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If it is still available in the UK (but you should get a good price via ebay too) a Cybook Opus as the reader and additionally a dedicated mp3 player.
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Thanks so much for that! I was coming to the same conclusion. They don't seem to sell them at Amazon anymore so I'll have to look on Ebay. If I don't succeed, is there any other option people would suggest?

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Some would argue a better option would be the Kindle Touch as it still has audio, and if you are in the UK you can get a refurbished Touch from Amazon via their warehouse deals for £64.99.

Click on this link to see the Kindle Touch on Amazon and then follow the link on the right of the page under more buying options.

I have a refurbished Kindle Keyboard from Amazon for well over a year and its been just fine.
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