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Old 03-04-2013, 07:32 AM   #61
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:47 AM   #62
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My first generation nook lasted about a year and a half until the screen died (half the screen just stopped working) and I've had my Kindle touch for a little over a year now and it still works fine.
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I have a kindle keyboard and a Nook for 2-3 years. No problems. Batteries are still fine as well. The only kindles I have known to not work have been dropped. It's easy to replace the battery.

I prefer dedicated readers. If I wanted a tablet, I'd buy one. The dedicated readers are far easier to read.
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:57 PM   #64
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I got my Sony 650 in 2010. A little piece of the plastic case just broke off, near the volume button (which I never use), so now there is a sharp edge there. This happened JUST as I was seriously thinking about upgrading to a front-lit reader... The touchscreen and battery, however, are still going strong, no problems.
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:43 PM   #65
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My husband's Kobo packed it in - the power switch simply broke. We went to Staples and I waved an iPad mini under his nose and the not-all-that-techie SO went for it. The Kobo was only - so a bit disappointed in the wear and tear on that. So far the mini is like crack and the most beautiful to play with and read display. Sigh, I am soooo trying not to drop my Vox....
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:00 PM   #66
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I've been an ereader for about three years and although I'm 71 I still think I have a few years left as an ereader.
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:03 AM   #67
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I've been an ereader for about three years and although I'm 71 I still think I have a few years left as an ereader.
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:43 AM   #68
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From the PW user guide - so I would assume a similar range for other models
Operating temperature: 0C to 35C (32F to 95F)
Storage temperature: -10C to 45C (14F to 113F)
I've used a Kobo Touch well outside of those temperature ranges. The performance of the battery and the screen degrades when it gets extremely cold (say -20 C), but it has always bounced back. I don't see why Kindles would be any different. The screens are virtually identical. The batteries probably have a similar chemistry. Semiconductors are pretty tolerant of the cold.
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:00 AM   #69
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I've had my Kindle keyboard since 2010. It hasn't failed me yet, though I did drop something on it and put a microscopic dent in the screen.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:28 AM   #70
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The reason stores sell warranties is the fact that they can be one of their most profitable items. The majority of people who purchase in store warranties never use them. And the stores that are warranting the product themselves, are selling a product that does not cost them anything up front. It is a win win situation for retailers.
Agree. We've always avoided them since Visa doubles the manufacturer's warranty at no cost. We've only had to use it a couple of times, but I remember being amazed at the hassle-free customer service.

I'm hoping for a long life for my Pocket Edge. I bought it on sale for practically nothing in September of 2010 and it's by far my favorite gadget ever!
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:51 PM   #71
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I bought 2 Libre Pro's in Dec., 2010. They are both going strong - if battery time has lessened, it isn't obvious. My husband read his for hours every day from the time of purchase - about mid-Dec, 2010 until he died last Oct. (22 mos.). I just checked my list of books he read and it numbers 602. There were probably 50 books before I started keeping a list for him, and probably another 50-60 that were ordered from the library. So I figure somewhere between 700-750 books.
I have also purchased a Nook Glow for myself and am extremely pleased with glowlight. So much better than any book-light I ever tried. But I carry the Libre when I'm out and about as I feel it has already paid for itself and if it is ever broken or lost, I can't complain.
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:16 AM   #72
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My kindle keyboard died after two years. Screen is unbroken, battery is still good; don't know what went wrong, but it's dead.
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:09 AM   #73
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I've had my Kindle Keyboard since December 2010. It sometimes locks up when I try to wake it up from the screen saver. Sometimes holding down the button doesn't reset it, but plugging the Kindle into a computer wakes it up.
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:22 PM   #74
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Just passed my 3 year old Nook classic on to my niece, still going strong after some pretty heavy use.

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Hoping my used Sony 350 lives forever, because I love that light little machine.
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:45 PM   #75
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