|09-11-2010, 12:23 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2010
kobo or kindle or other... any thoughts?
I am wondering about the kobo vs the kindle or any of the other electronic "book readers". I don't own any cell phones or other mobile devices and I am a pc user.
I appreciate any input.
|09-11-2010, 03:43 PM||#3|
Queen of Procrastination
Join Date: Jul 2010
Device: K2, K3, Fire
|09-11-2010, 05:01 PM||#5|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Northern Virginia, USA
Device: Sony PRS-505, iPhone 5, Sony T1, iPad 3
I have a Sony which uses ePub format same as the Kobo and really like it. An advantage of ePub is that you can borrow eBooks from local libraries on line. Don't know if you can with the Kindle
|09-11-2010, 05:12 PM||#6|
Snooty Bestselling Author
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ipswich, QLD, Australia
What are your computer skills like? If I said to you, download a program from <imaginary link>, install it, then plug in your reader via usb - how confident would you be in following the instructions, on a scale of 1 to 10?
What country are you in? If Australia, are you in a major city? Good mobile coverage with all providers?
Generally, if you're not at all confident on a computer AND have good mobile access in your area, I'd recommend a 3G Kindle. Partly because you won't NEED to use the computer much, if at all, to buy or load your ebooks.
If you're fairly confident on a computer, consider a Kobo or Sony, or a Kindle Wifi. These both require a program called Adobe Digital Editions on your computer to unlock any ebooks with DRM (digital rights management) on them. That makes them more difficult for some folk to use.
I hope that helps.
Last edited by nomesque; 09-11-2010 at 09:06 PM.
|09-11-2010, 06:16 PM||#7|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Device: Kindle Fire HD, Kindle 3, Droid Razr Maxx HD
Welcome to MR. I'd personally suggest the new Kindle 3. Right now it seems to offer the best compromise of features vs. price. However, the Kobo will allow you to easily borrow ebooks from your local library, if your library offers them. For some people that's a big plus. Amazon has the biggest and best ebook store which was a big draw for me.
|09-12-2010, 04:02 AM||#8|
Chocolate Grasshopper ...
Join Date: Mar 2008
Device: Cybook Gen3 , Pocketbook 302 (Black) , Nexus 10: wife has PW
Welcome to mobileread ....
|09-12-2010, 04:42 AM||#9|
Now you lishen here...
Join Date: Jul 2007
Device: Sony PRS-650. Kobo Touch, Kindle Fire
Electronic "book readers" are like freckled armpits, not everyone has one, but everyone who does has an opinion.
For eink, I prefer Sony. Good quality and epub format.
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