E readers

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  1. pocadots1990

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    I am looking at getting my wife an ereader because she is allergic to dust mites and she loves to read.

    Which is the best to get: Kindle, Nook, Pandigital, or something else? I would like to get her one so she can surf the net if need be.

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  2. annsni

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    I have the Kindle with the Amazon cover with built in light and LOVE it!! Kindle will be able to get library books by the end of the year as well. If she's only going to be reading inside and doesn't mind the regular computer screen, a Nook Color is really nice but I love my Kindle. :)
     
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    http://www.mobileread.com/forums/ is a huge forum that has tons of info if you want to dig around.

    Kindle and nook are primarily just ereaders, though the nook color is much more but so is the price. Pandigital is more for about the same price. Kindle is lighter than the others which is a plus and it is nice and thin.

    It all depends on what she would want. Reading only most any of the readers would work. Newegg has a Jetbook Mini for 50 shipped - it is a reader.

    Go to youtube and search for the different readers and you will get a lot of good info.

    I just got an entourage pocket edge, see the thread here if interested, will be posting more info when done here.

    The Sony line is pretty good from what I've read. The Sharper Image Liberati is closing out and selling way cheap. Augen's the book is also cheap as they are out of business.

    I suggest youtube to get a feel for what is available. Just browse the headings at the forum and you will find many other readers.
     
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    One other thought - the battery life on the Kindle is about a month but the Nook Color is just a couple of days, I believe. That makes a big difference if you don't want to have to plug in all the time and just want the device with you.
     
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    If you want full internet capabilities, why not consider an Ipad and load the kindle and/or nook apps to it? A little more expensive and a little bigger, but it can do so much more.

    That said:

    I'm so impressed with my MIL's 3g Kindle that I'm about to buy the basic model for myself, even though I have the kindle app on my fairly lightweight and convenient netbook. I'm not getting the 3g version cause I can't imagine needing it. She needed it because she doesn't have access to a decent internet connection. (waaay out in the country, no dsl or cable!)

    I like that it is lightweight and even easier to carry than my HP mini (which is awfully easy to carry btw). But at $114 for the basic kindle, yeah, I'm thinking it'd make a nice Christmas present! :D
     
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    Battery life is a big issue as has been mentioned. The old nook is quite good as well. Most of the tablets run 4-8 hours, do not know how the Ipad does.

    All in all I love the kindle, I can grab it and read without plugging in and out etc. It lays around like a book and is ready to go.

    Most android tablets will also run kindle and nook software.

    If bigger is needed there are supposed to be some bigger screen units coming out.
     
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    With the $114 model, I hear that you get KILLER deals from Amazon. They had half off Amazon gift cards a while back!!
     
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    Absolutely Ann, that $114 deal seems pretty nice. Amazon has lots of free books and very good prices as well.

    B&N is a little more expensive even with a membership card (which I have because we shop there quite often).

    And honestly, I have the apps for both on my netbook and I find I'm only using the kindle app. Rarely do I download from B&N.
     
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    That's what helped me with the decision as well. :)
     
  10. exscentric

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    Sorry if this is a repeat but the following forum has sections for freebies and good deals for books, apps etc for readers. They have a kindle section :) I've gotten 10-15 free books in the last month or so.

    http://www.mobileread.com/forums/
     
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    I'm a little late, but I have to throw in my vote for a Kindle. I bought one for my mom for Christmas and she loves it, and I liked it so much that my family bought me one for my birthday. I really enjoy it.
     

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