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 Kindle - is it worth it?

21-04-2012,10:19 AM      
thecoffeelady
Join Date : Feb 2012
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Ok, this isn't a review but I want other peoples reviews please, has anyone on here got a kindle reader and is it worth it? thanks!!!

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22-04-2012,7:28 PM      
SarahK
Join Date : Mar 2010
Location : Titirangi
Posts : 565

Hi there!
I don't have one but have considered it a few times. We had a topic about this last year. Check it out there were a few reviews there :)
 
http://social.kidspot.co.nz/topic.php?topic_id=4530
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23-04-2012,1:47 PM      
krystalmarie
Join Date : Mar 2011
Location : hawera
Posts : 89

i have wanted one for a while now but hubby reckons i would be better off with a decent tablet and get e-books thru that so i can still do other things on it and not just read

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24-04-2012,1:36 PM      
ClaireG
Join Date : Apr 2010
Location : Nelson South
Posts : 26

I have been looking at getting one for a while and have decided that I really do want one. I have found out that I can get a Kindle Touch, case and shipping from Amazon for less that a Kindle touch is on it's own in NZ.
01-05-2012,10:15 AM      
LIVINGLIFE
Join Date : Apr 2011
Location : Cambridge
Posts : 86

My Irish friend has one and she absolutely loves it, as she travels a bit she cant go anywhere without it and she says it is easy to dwonload books and ALOT cheaper then buying them.
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01-05-2012,12:37 PM      
raglanmum
Join Date : Sep 2010
Location : Raglan
Posts : 223

I would love one too... but I tend to agree with krystalmarie, about getting a tablet, that does more than just read books...
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01-05-2012,1:02 PM      
jopukeko
Join Date : Apr 2010
Location : Claudelands
Posts : 171

I have just downloaded the free Kindle app to my iPad but I have only read a couple of kids books on it. I haven't read a novel or anything get. It you have a tablet or iPad I would just get the free app.
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01-05-2012,1:07 PM      
Christchurchmum
Join Date : Oct 2009
Location : Ilam
Posts : 36

I have a Kindle and an Ipad and i love them both. IMO if you want something compact light and just want to read books then the kindle is the go. It pops into my handbag no trouble . I now prefer reading on it to reading a paper book! The thing about the kindle is that it LOOKS like a page of a book ie you have to have a light on if its dark to read . An ipad or similar is backlit so you can read in the dark BUT its harder to read in the sun light.
 
It depends what you are looking for but if you just want to read a book then the kindle is the way to go. I suggest you get one with wifi (esp if you have wifi at home) and get a cover with a light.
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01-05-2012,1:15 PM      
ticklebear
Join Date : Nov 2009
Location : North Canterbury
Posts : 28

I have one and love it BUT it has slowed down heaps as I have just on 1000 books on it.  It seems to be a problem for some people.  There are lots of free books to be had from amazons top 100 free kindle book page.I still love a real book though the kindle just isnt the same.
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01-05-2012,1:18 PM      
Foxy
Join Date : Nov 2009
Location : Dunedin
Posts : 29

My husband bought me a Kindle - I read a lot. Initally I didn't like the idea, but I love it now. I pop it in my bag to read during lunch at work, I have a cover with a light so I can read in bed, and it's great. I read it in the bath too lol ( if you're worried about dropping it, just put it inside a clear snap lock bag). E books are much cheaper ( many are free if you know where to look), and in a small house, we don't have room for many books anyway. I recently went on holiday and it was perfect to travel with, we had reading material for me and the kids.

A tablet may be more verstaile, but Kindles are easy on the eyes, so I would prefer that if you want something for reading a lot.
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01-05-2012,8:50 PM      
starla
Join Date : Nov 2011
Location : christchurch
Posts : 5

no i don't have one i prefer real books but i have an app on my android phone called Wattpad. it's great and free
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