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Old 07-28-2012, 08:03 PM   #1
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Those with multiple brands of readers

For those of us who have multiple readers of different brands, when do you chose to read on one brand of reader and when do you read on the other brand? Why have you chosen to buy multiple readers of different brands? This is for people with different brands of readers such as one kindle and one nook or one kobo and one ipad.

I used to have two different brands of readers one is my Kindle three and the other was my employer's Blackberry. I used to read on the blackberry in instances when space was going to be a premium and the kindle when there was more room. However, since then my employer has upgraded my blackberry and amazon no longer supports the newer models of berries so now I have only one. Although I do have the Mobipocket reader working on the berry so I might do that.
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Old 07-28-2012, 08:41 PM   #2
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I've got a Kindle 3 (husband and son both have k4s) and a Sony 350. I find I use the Sony as a loaner reader, because try as I might, I just don't like touch interfaces.
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Old 07-28-2012, 08:58 PM   #3
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I mostly use my Galaxy Tab 10.1 now except when reading outside or when I don't have easy access to power. Then I read on my Sony T1. My Vox (7 inch tablet) is used when I've run out of power on the Tab... I use the iPod Touch if I'm out and waiting for something like take-out, doctor's appointment etc because it's always in my purse.
I guess I don't really "need" all these devices but it sure is convenient to have all of them!
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:11 PM   #4
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I have a 1st gen nook and a kindle 4 (nt). I use my kindle most now because it's much faster (not necessarily in page turn time, but in terms of handing the library and downloading new material), and because the battery life is much longer.

I do read from my iPhone kindle and nook apps, when I'm in situations that it's not practical to use an e-ink reader (including extreme heat/cold, in the dark, and when I only have a pocket to keep something in).
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:22 PM   #5
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I love my Kindle Keyboard! In fact I have two! But with the issues I started having when I got over 5000 books in my archive, I was afraid to get the Kindle Touch. So I got a Sony T1 Touch instead. It's great! I would like a Kindle Touch that was as good as my Sony!

As for which to read, it depends on which one the book is on. Also one of my Kindles gets my Calibre news feeds so I am likely to grab that one first. But I love the smaller, lighter size of the Sony, and I like the touch screen+buttons. I like a lot of things about the Sony better!

I have a Fire also but I don't read fiction on it all that much. I like to read the news on it.
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:28 PM   #6
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:35 PM   #7
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I have a sony 600, a Blackberry playbook and am wondering if I'll have to get others to read books from dedicated sellers.
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:51 PM   #8
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:57 PM   #9
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I am reading pretty much exclusively on my Kindle Touch and Kindle DX. Now that Calibre is automatically converting the format when it uploads a book, there isn't any good reason for me to concern myself over what ebooks goes on what device. I love my Touch for reading in bed, and I prefer my DX when reading elsewhere.
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Old 07-28-2012, 11:44 PM   #10
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I do nearly all my reading on my Sony PRS T1. My wife has inherited the Sony 650. I only read on an iPad or Kindle 3 when I'm testing ebooks I've designed, or very rarely when an ebook I want is only available from Amazon and I can't be bothered cleansing it from DRM and converting it.

One of my wife's friends has inherited the ECO Reader, and I no longer use the Cybook.
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:35 AM   #11
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Kindle 3 - Daytime, especially when outside, and away from home.
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I bought the KK3 when it was on sale, but the others were gifts from my son. First the Sony (2008) then the Fire (2011).
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Old 07-29-2012, 04:09 AM   #12
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I had a Sony 505 which I liked, but got a Kindle 3 when UK shops stopped selling to people outside the UK and no one else was selling epub books to me for a couple of months either. I haven't read on the Sony since getting the Kindle, as the screen difference really was big enough to make a huge difference.

I don't consider either my iPad or my phone as an ereader and don't read books on either, unless I have to (I've read a few chapters on the phone when travelling, and a couple of footnote-heavy books on the iPad as numerous footnotes are a real pain to deal with on the Kindle 3, but I really don't like to read on it, even with sepia option and the brightness dialled down to as low as I can take it while still being able to read, which is about 50%).
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:00 AM   #13
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I bought my kobo partly just so I'd have a horse in both races - the kindle for mobi and the kobo for ePub. There was also a particular book I was after that was available as ePub and not as mobi, although it is now and I still haven't read it yet.

I pick whichever device has the book I want to read on it. That will mostly be the kindle, for bought content, and the kobo for freebies.

Just recently I was reading short fiction on the kindle and a novel on the kobo. It was useful not to have to switch between books on the device all the time.

I also have an iPod and an iPad which I rarely use for reading. The iPod is handy for emergencies.
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:49 AM   #14
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:14 AM   #15
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I use my iPod Touch in bed and while on public transit, and I use my iPad while at work or at a coffee shop. The household also has a Kobo Touch, which belongs to the boy---he doesn't mind if I use it, but he has the settings set up in a weird way so I usually don't.

I got rid of my Kindle last month and am a little sorry now. The iPad is a bit heavy for tucking in on the couch with. But I am waiting to see what comes out before year-end; I will either buy a smaller tablet or a new Kindle.
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