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Old 01-16-2017, 07:36 PM   #1
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Read with a smart phone or dedicated ereader?

What do we all read with?
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Old 01-16-2017, 08:05 PM   #2
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Old 01-16-2017, 08:08 PM   #3
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I use 50% dedicated reader and 50% tablet. I like the tablet and the ability to carry my whole library with me, but it gets hard on my eyes after a while. Love the e-Ink as its easier on the eyes, but get frustrated with it's limited ability to handle a lot of files. I never seem to have the books I want loaded at any particular time.

Favorite tablet is the iPad mini and the program Marvin. Favorite dedicated reader is the Kobo Aura One, and side loading.

I could do use a smart phone in a pinch, but really only use it for audio books.
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Old 01-16-2017, 08:18 PM   #4
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Neither. I read on a Windows 10 tablet.

Previously, I read on a dedicated ereader (K3) and before that a series of "tablets" (PalmOS & WinCEv2). I've never read on a phone, flip or smart.

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Old 01-16-2017, 08:35 PM   #5
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Old 01-16-2017, 08:40 PM   #6
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I take my Kindle Keyboard with me almost everywhere.

I did read news and books on Palm devices many years ago, including the Z22, which probably has a smaller screen than any currently marketed smart phone.

I will only read a book on my Fire HD if it is a library borrow that isn't available in Kindle format (such as if from the Brooklyn Public Library Cloud Library, formerly 3M).

I notice that paper books aren't among the choices. I do still read them as well

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Old 01-16-2017, 09:04 PM   #7
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Old 01-16-2017, 09:20 PM   #8
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You need more possible answers. I do my long reading sessions on my Kindle at home and my short sessions when I'm elsewhere on my phone. I'm in a retirement home and elsewhere includes our community room so I get a lot of short sessions on the phone.

I'm really not sure which I do more reading on these days. I recently got a phone with an AMOLED screen and it's much easier on my eyes than LCD. With LCD I was limited to about 15 or 20 minutes per session without risking eyestrain. With the AMOLED screen I can manage 30 to 45 minutes. Any longer than that and I'm done for a few hours. On the Kindle I can read as long as I like.

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Old 01-16-2017, 10:20 PM   #9
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Phone mostly. Now that I have a phone with a 5.5 inch screen, I can read on it all day long. Sometimes I use a tablet. On the very rare occasions I read outdoors, I might use a non-lighted Kindle.
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Old 01-16-2017, 11:19 PM   #10
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Old 01-16-2017, 11:50 PM   #11
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99 % of time my reading is done on a dedicated e-ink reader. Always kindles.

I cannot read on a tablet. And I use my phone on the rare occasion I sit in a doctors office and have to wait a bit. I consider my phone another tablet really, smaller one at 5.5, but still a tablet screen I can't read on. Books that is. Fine for a couple of minutes of looking at emails and such.
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Old 01-17-2017, 12:59 AM   #12
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99 % of time my reading is done on a dedicated e-ink reader. Always kindles.

I cannot read on a tablet. And I use my phone on the rare occasion I sit in a doctors office and have to wait a bit. I consider my phone another tablet really, smaller one at 5.5, but still a tablet screen I can't read on. Books that is. Fine for a couple of minutes of looking at emails and such.
Exactly the same here.
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Old 01-17-2017, 02:30 AM   #13
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Old 01-17-2017, 06:12 AM   #14
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Lately, I've been doing most of my reading either in the web browser window of my work PC, on my original iPad, on my phone, or on my Sony PRS-T1.

I did not vote in the poll because I could only choose one and neither choice is more than the other.
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