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Kindle, Nook, Ipad, tablet. What works best for download

Old 02-08-2015, 06:23 AM
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I haven't found any membership fees with my Kindle. Of course I still have one of the older ones, but it serves my purpose of reading books just fine and probably have close to 1800 books downloaded and they have all been free books to download. I can't begin to tell you how many I have already read, the 1800 is what I have on my Kindle to read and it goes everywhere with me, especially to dr's office where you wait, wait and wait. Sure passes the time away. Have thought about a Kindle Fire and looked into a tablet etc., but still like my laptop to take with me as I do genealogy work and it is much better than the smaller devices that you can't use a cd in. I would not part with my Kindle, my sister-in-law has the Nook and I think my Kindle is much easier to use. Just my opinion of course.

I am not sure I want to upgrade to the new Kindle Fire HD. I have a friend who has one and I have not been impressed with it as I don't play a lot of games like some people. Yes the pixel of ink and Book E-bub both have free books and also reduced price books and one can get e-books from the library for a limited period of time as well. Sure beats buying even at garage sales and then all the clutter of the books laying around and finding someone to pass them on to. If you don't like a book after you start reading it, you can delete it from your Kindle and go to another one. I LUVVVVVV it! I had not heard they were going out of fashion even with the I-pads and tablets. They still serve their place in the line up of things.
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Old 02-08-2015, 06:37 AM
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I love my Kindle Fire. Books, videos, music-I can do it all!
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Old 02-08-2015, 06:54 AM
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I have a Kindle HD fire...This is my 3rd one..Not because they wear out..my sister gives me a new one every couple years for christmas..I then give my old one to some else..they are all still working great..one thing about getting a Kindle is Amazon is great for tech help if needed..the new one u just push a button and a tech comes on screen to help u.it is basically a computer for179.00...But u can get cheaper if u just want a reader only...Amazon has hundreds of free books..plus ones of all prices to buy..as u read them and are done..when u take them off they can go to the cloud ..this way..if years later u want to read a book again ..u can..I don't remember the exact number..but it was in the thousand ..u could keep in the cloud..the screens are clear and bright..
I have not own other readers..but have friends who have Nooks and others..I have check them out..Kindle is still my favorite..plus their is no virus protection to worry about..some of the I pads u have to have it yet..good luck in deciding
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Old 02-08-2015, 06:57 AM
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I'm on my 3rd Kindle, the first being the one with the keyboard, then 2 Kindle Fires, the Ipad, the Zoom, and an Iphone plus 2 laptops. Use the Kindles daily, the Ipad and Zoom rarely. Love the Kindles, down load free books from several sites, buy at discounted price often, check out e-books from the library occasionally. No longer have shelves of books everywhere. Would be lost without the Kindle, take it everywhere with me, small, backlight so I can read at night in bed w/o lighting, easy to hold, turns itself off when closed, holds zillions of books, recharges quickly, download on Wi-Fi at home so need no data plans. No cons, highly recommend Kindle.
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Old 02-08-2015, 07:20 AM
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I have had the 3g Nook, still have the color nook, 2 Nook tablets and now I have the Nook Samsung Galaxy Tablet, which I love. I 3G I had for around 8 yrs and I guess due to non use it finally bit the dust or maybe just needed a new battery. This yr Barnes and Noble offered a trade in on any other Nook devices for one of the tablets. I love all of the Nooks and they've only gotten better. The first two, you couldn't connect to any wireless, it depends on the firewall settings so even though here at the hospital we have free wireless, I couldn't connect because you can't change your settings. Last yr i bought the Tablet, it was alot cheaper than the Galaxy with more memory too. A few months later a co-worker who had bought one decided to buy one because we all had one and then 3 mo later he was going to sell it for less than 1/2 price, I bought it. When I went into the store to check to see if he'd bought the extended warranty because he couldn't remember, they said yes, switched it into my name and then gave it a new start up date for the warranty. My daughter got that one, and when I got my Nook Galaxy then I keep the other tablet at the house because the little ones love to play on it. They have lots of books, lots of free ones and I love the books that have the read to me feature because the 4yr old can now listen to the books until she learns to read. The great thing about Nook is that I can take it right into any Barnes and Noble store if I have a problem and they'll fix it or just give me a new one and I can ask any questions without being put on hold. I can read any book while in their store for free for an hour each day. They have thousands of freebee books and support many different formats. The first ereader I got was a sony and it would only take sony, it went back the first day. I love being able to watch videos, read books, play games, search the internet, have my contacts, calendar, bill ledger, etc all in one place and I can take it with me easily. I've never owned any of the others so the only thing I can say is that I wouldn't want one where I can't expand my memory. Now if he doesn't want it as portable, Barnes and Noble has free software that you can download to your phones or laptops so you can read books on them too. I'm sure others have the same feature. Barnes and Noble has this feature for androids, apple products, computers, etc. I know that Best buy and Target sells the nook products but like every thing else I'd check them all out to see what fits your needs. He might get buy with a free ereader on his laptop and be happy. Make sure you get the warranty, I know that Barnes and Noble has always stood by thier warranties with each one I've had and most time instead of dealing with sending to company for repair, they just give you a new one instead. Good luck and research.
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Old 02-08-2015, 07:42 AM
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I use my IPad Air for almost everything, but for reading books I prefer my Kindle Paperwhite. there is no glare, and I can read it in the sunlight or in the dark. It has a touchscreen so it's easy to turn the pages, and it's so small and lightweight I can carry it in my purse. I guess it depends on what all you want to do with it.
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Old 02-08-2015, 07:56 AM
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I use my iPad for downloading books. I use the kindle app on my IPad. Its very easy to use.
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Old 02-08-2015, 08:16 AM
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I have the full size iPad Air 2, it's got WiFi and Cellular. It's big and it's heavy, too heavy for casual reading, great substitute for a laptop. We have an RV and travel monthly, so we have Nook e-readers, the basic glow light one. They are small and lightweight. They can be hooked up to the Internet but you can only shop at Barnes and Noble. BN has a free book every Friday. You need a computer to download from the library into Adobe Digital Editions then hook up your Nook to it and transfer it to the Nook. Adobe and Overdrive are what most libraries use. We've used nooks since they first came out, I did purchase a Nook color tablet, the small version for my granddaughter, it has WiFi capability and she loves it. I noticed my local mall has an Amazon Kisok, they had a lot of tablets and Kindle readers. My advise to to shop around, hold them, ask for a demo, don't be afraid to ask questions. Figure out what you want to do, just read, or use Internet, have it read to you? Take your time and even go back and look several times.
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Old 02-08-2015, 08:46 AM
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I love live my nookie bookie. Never leave home without. I have the no frills glo light one.
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Old 02-08-2015, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by feffertim View Post
I use my iPad for downloading books. I use the kindle app on my IPad. Its very easy to use.
Same here. I use the Kindle app for books from Amazon, I use the Nook app for books from Barnes & Noble, I use the app that comes with the system for everything else, and I still can play games, surf the internet, listen to music, get my email, take pictures…

I love my iPad!
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