|12-13-2012, 03:42 PM||#16|
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Midwest USA
Device: Sony PRS-350: 4 Silver, 2 Blue!; Kobo Glo
|12-13-2012, 05:20 PM||#18|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Device: Sony 505| K Fire | KK 3G+Wi-Fi | iPhone 3Gs |Vista 32-bit Hm Prem w/FF
I started with the Sony 505, then the Kindle Keyboard with 3G, then the First Generation Kindle Fire. Lately, I no longer use the Sony as I have apps on the Fire so I can read epub, mobi, and azw.
Bright light and outdoors in summer, I prefer to use the KK3G. At all other times, I use and carry the Fire with me.
|12-13-2012, 06:45 PM||#19|
Join Date: Dec 2012
Device: Kindle PW
I read on my Kindle NT (black one). Also, I used to own a Nook STR, but sold it about a week ago. If you consider an iPhone 5 and iPad 3 to be ereaders, then I have those as well, but I never use them to read books.
|12-13-2012, 07:08 PM||#20|
Join Date: Dec 2011
Device: Kobo Glo, Kobo Touch, iPad; support a Sony PRS-T1 and 2 Kindles
Kobo Glo for novels, iPad1 for comics and magazines.
|12-13-2012, 08:16 PM||#21|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Device: Kobo Glo, iPad/iPhone
Kobo Glo for novels and iPad/iPhone for quick reading and for anything that looks better in colour or on a bigger page.
|12-13-2012, 08:24 PM||#22|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Device: Sony PRS-505
I'm still hanging onto my PRS-505 for reading (4 years this Christmas).
Have a Pandigital Novel Black - don't use much (only when my 505 needs charged) because it is too bright and the battery life sucks!
My son has an Aluratek Libre Pro but doesn't use it.
Then when Target lowered the prices on the iRiver Story and T1 I bought one of each. But they are both still sitting in their boxes!
|12-14-2012, 08:26 AM||#23|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Device: BeBook One, Onyx Boox i62HD
I bought my Bebook about 18 months ago, and a Onyx Boox i62HD a few weeks ago.
I used to read a lot on my Bebook, but to be honest, since I have this high resolution Boox, I haven't touched my Bebook anymore. (Boox is so much faster, smaller print is much easier to read, I can annotate epubs, there is the dictionary....)
I have FBReader on my Android phone, and use that to read when I have some idle time somewhere away from home.
|12-14-2012, 08:46 AM||#24|
Join Date: Oct 2010
Device: Kindle 5 Paperwhite and a Nook Simple Touch
The in famous makes an interesting point. Is an ebook reader a device that allows one to read an ebook or can an app on another device be an ebook reader.
|12-14-2012, 01:16 PM||#25|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Augsburg (near Munich), Germany
Device: 26 ePaper, 35 Tablets
I've built this collection since 2008.
There was a time (until ca. summer 2010) when I was able to buy every new gadget. I loved the first 2 or 3 days of checking out features and toying around. Now there simply are too many different units and I have to choose.
But I already know about some of the gadgets I have to buy:
Microsoft Surface Pro for sure.
I'll certainly buy about every Kindle that comes out.
I've got more than 700 books from Amazon, so I'll stick to Amazon. Every new Kindle brings some features I'd like to have.
And I have a simple calculation for all my toys: How many hours will I use them in total? What does the original buying price then mean per hour of usage? And usually I end up with a surprisingly small figure.
If I read, let's say, 3 hours per day, that's 1.000 hours per year. If I buy 5 tablets (€ 400 on average x 5) and 5 readers (€ 200 on average x 5) that's just € 3.000 per year = € 3 per hour.
Way cheaper than cinema.
Dramatically cheaper than dinner in a restaurant.
Even if I add the price for an ebook to the equation, it's still one of the cheaper (and more fulfilling) hobbies...
Still: I try to reduce the amount of my gadgets, as I simply loose track which one to charge next.
My Shelfari Bookshelf (just building up): http://www.shelfari.com/o1514474332
|12-14-2012, 02:28 PM||#26|
What did you call me?
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: NJ, USA
I have a K3 (KK) 3G model. Love it, but my current schedule has me listening to audiobooks on my MP3 player far more than reading text. I own a Sony PRS-350 which my 9-yr old uses and likes quite a bit.
My wife now reads on her smartphone, and our other devices (Fire, iPod, etc) are not used for reading.
Join me in getting money for nothing: Join Ebates.
Use my referral link, and we both get free money!
|12-17-2012, 05:54 PM||#27|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: in the middle of nowhere
Device: PRS-350, Nexus S, Galaxy S, Nook Color, iPhone4, iPT4, iPad 2012
Dropbox - Always have your stuff, wherever you are. (+500MB bonus for us both if you sign up via this link)
|12-19-2012, 08:48 AM||#28|
Join Date: Jul 2010
Device: Kindle Paperwhite,Nook,ipad mini,galaxy tab,Galaxy note,ipod touch 5
Sony PRS-300, kindle Keyboard (K3), Kindle touch, Kindle Paperwhite, iphone 3G and 4, Galaxy Note, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Kindle fire HD or Nexus 7 (tomorrow) and the Kobo glo (Returned after 1 week).
Samsung galaxy note
Samsung galaxy tab 2 10.1
Wow that's quite a lot in 2 and a half years.
For the Nostalgia if Nothing else
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|12-19-2012, 04:53 PM||#29|
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Valley of the Sun, Arizona
Device: kindle pw, kobo glo and kobo mini (plus kk3g, k fire & S g-tab 10)
-bcgirl, great question, interesting thread.
My first was a kindle keyboard 3g, and I still use it on hot summer days by the pool. I figure if I drop it in the water...oh well. But I havent and it still works as smoothly as the day I got it.
My second was the original Kindle Fire, followed quickly by a Samsung Gtab 10.1. I dont use either of those any more for books because the "flashlight-shining-in-my-face" effect cooks my eyes if I engage those for a long reading session.
My next ereader, my fourth, is a Kindle Paperwhite and I love it. I read with it pretty much daily. For finding books, getting them quickly and pure reading enjoyment I score it an A+.
Curiosity and a desire for a really portable ereader led me to an impulse purchase of the kobo mini. So impressed was I with this little guy that I went out and bought a Kobo Glo so I could synch the two and read the same book in the dark. There are some Kobo features I really enjoy and switching back and forth from Kindle to Kobo is kind of a kick.
So, my final tally is 6. I wont buy another traditional back lit tab to read on but I may one day go for a nook, if they update their dedicated ereader. What would be really cool is for Kindle, Kobo, or Nook (or anyone really) to come out with a ultra portable glo/paperwhite type screen. I would buy at least one of those!
By the way, my count doesn't include the ereaders I've bought my wife - guess what she is getting for Christmas?
|12-19-2012, 07:23 PM||#30|
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: SK,Canada/NV, USA
Device: Sony PRS 650, Kobo Vox, iPad2
DH won an iPad2 last summer and very kindly handed it to me. I promptly installed reader apps and I found myself doing everything with the iPad that I used to do with the Vox. I ended up only using the Vox so I could read while I was using our elliptical trainer. I did take the Vox on day trips because we have a 110 plug-in in our vehicle, but I eventually found I ended up taking the iPad instead. Increasingly, syncing books on the Kobo app between the 2 devices just wasn't working properly, although it worked wonderfully if I was reading a Kindle book. The Sony ended up by the wayside because it doesn't have wifi.
We're away from home right now and although I brought all 3 reading devices, I haven't even powered up the Sony and the Vox since we left. I'm thinking my next gadget will be an iPad mini, which I think will be my next 'reader'. The iPad is wonderful, but for some things it's kind of big.
So...2 readers and one device I use as a reader.
Last edited by 49Kat; 12-19-2012 at 07:34 PM.
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