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Discussion in 'Coffee Shop' started by Ned52, Nov 30, 2019.

  1. Ned52

    Ned52 Old Hand Club Sponsor

    Hi all,
    Thinking about getting the wife a e-book and would like some pointers.
    good or bad.

    cheers :nusenuse:
     
  2. Minkey

    Minkey Ok it was me Club Sponsor

    I have a Kindle Fire which is very good, use it to store books and can be used for emails etc (y)
     
  3. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Club Sponsor

    Kindle if you buy your books from Amazon. Kobo if you buy ebooks elsewhere.
    Both makes now do waterproof models.

    If she reads a lot of ebooks which include illustrations or photos then consider a cheap tablet instead and install the Kindle app.

    Unless she reads dozens of books a week then don't get suckered into buying a model with large storage (Eg 32g or more). You can put hundreds of text only books on an 8g model.
     
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  4. vbird

    vbird Old Hand Club Sponsor

    we have an Amazon Fire, works exactly as it should, battery life is excellent, wifi is great, all works well, no problems.
    we did buy the Ad free version, worth the little extra I reckon.
     
  5. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member Moderator

    The problem I found the Fire an issue is the battery life
    My normal Kindle paper white thing needs charing about once a month using it for about 30 - 40 minutes a day ( I read in bed ! )

    I was given a Fire earlier this year and to start with liked it.. But got fed up charging the battery at least once a week
     
  6. Pow-Lo

    Pow-Lo B.I.R.D Legend Club Sponsor

    Kindle paperwhite.
     
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  7. Lee337

    Lee337 Confused Poster Club Sponsor

    Mrs has a Kindle, I have a Kobo. Mrs often complains about the sort function but aside from that she likes it. Battery seems to last as long as the one in my Kobo. Both of us are avid readers and have had them for about 4 years with no storage space issues. Both connect with WiFi.

    Kobo is a little cheaper to buy but book prices are about the same as is choice of title.

    Not much to choose between them really unless you have an Amazon prime account, then probably go for Kindle.
     
  8. derek kelly

    derek kelly The Deli lama Club Sponsor

    Kindle paperwhite. There is a huge range of free books, I’ve read hundreds & can’t recall a bad one.
    Just reading the latest Solomon carter novel, between two thieves, been waiting for this to come out, his books are addictive, and free.
     
  9. Ned52

    Ned52 Old Hand Club Sponsor

    Many thanks for all your comments and things to consider.
    ;)
     
  10. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Not something I am overly into personally (I like holding a book) but check out your library for stuff you can download - my local library has a huge selection, only done a couple myself onto iPad, just an alternate approach.
     
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  11. slim63

    slim63 Never surrender Club Sponsor

    Yup, the mrs had a kobo & I had a kindle but we both prefer a book so neither got used for that reason
     
  12. jerryt

    jerryt Old Hand Club Sponsor

    The wife and me have Kindle paperwhite's which we take on holiday with us and are very easy to read in bright sunlight!(y)
     
  13. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Club Sponsor

    Much as I like books I've dropped too many in the bath over the years. My waterproof Kindle has saved me a small fortune... ;)
     
  14. Minkey

    Minkey Ok it was me Club Sponsor

    I must admit I prefer a book, but my kindel has some advantages, one I am short of storage room at home for all of the books I read and secondly it has a built in dictionary so I don't have to keep getting my paper copy out to check up on words :)
     
  15. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member Moderator

    For all that blather about a dictonary it aint really helped the spelling has it ! LOL !!!!
     
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  16. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    That post is useless without pictures......

    :couch:






    :D
     
  17. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Club Sponsor

    You could regret that request. :eek:
     
  18. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Club Sponsor

    German version maybe...?
     
  19. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member Moderator

    Well.....nearly for kids maybe ?
     
  20. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Club Sponsor

    Kindel Surprise.....
     
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