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    Need Kindle Recommendation

    My requirements are mainly the ability to sit in my comfortable rocking chair in the evening and be able to read my email and watch quilting video's. I enjoy the Craftsy Classes but rarely find time to watch them. I don't need all the bells and whistles but there is so much available, it is hard to choose. Help!!

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    I love my Nook! It goes everywhere with me

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    I have the first Kindle they came out with except that it has wireless and a 3G capacity; I also have a Nook (again, basic); and I have an iPad 32GB that I like as well. I use all three of them, but the iPad is actually more versatile than the other two and is probably closer to what you would like. They also have similar devices made by other companies that are more sophisticated (for lack of a better word) than the Nook or the Kindle, but there are also newer versions of those as well. Probably the best thing to do is go to a store where you can look at all of them and make your decision that way. I have all of them because I wanted to play with them all...the same reason I have several sewing machines and computers! (And fabric, but we won't go into that!) Good luck in your hunt!
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    I have a Kindle Fire. I have not tried to watch quilting videos, but it is great for books, games, and email.

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    I have the Kindle Fire HD and it is great for watching movies. I haven't tried watching a Craftsy class or video like that, but the movies are great. I gave my Nook Color to my husband, my original Kindle to my daughter and carry my Kindle HD every where I go! I have signed up for a Craftsy class, but never watched it. I'll try that in the next day or so and see if it works.
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    I just logged in on my Kindle HD and pulled up the Craftsy class I had purchased and it played beautifully. I just watched the opening couple of minutes, but I was very pleased with it. I love to read on mine--I read between 10 and 15 books a month!
    Regina in Richmond, KY

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    I have a Kindle Fire. I did not want the original Kindle my DH bought me, but was rapidly hooked. I really love my new Kindle Fire, which he also bought me without checking. A friend who started out with a nook then got a Kindle. she said the Nook books were a bit pricier. Finding what I want to read is really easy on Amazon. I also enjoy playing some of the available games, which are quite inexpensive. I watched one movie on my Kindle. It worked just fine.

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    I have a kindle fire and an Ipad mini. I actually prefer the mini--a little more costly, but oh-so-light and definitely much more versatile and smooth to operate.

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    Do you have a smartphone? If so, look at Tablets with the same operating system. You will be able to sync your apps to each. There are Kindle apps for android and Apple. Tablets ffer mre versatility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn View Post
    I love my Nook! It goes everywhere with me
    Me too!!!!!!!!!!!! It does it all
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    Kindle is great for reading books except it needs recharging all the time.
    Prefer my computer big screen for everything else.
    I dont have to be online all the time and only check out the web once a day.
    Not a phone addict either. In fact I hate talking on the phone.

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    I have the Kindle PaperWhite. It's smaller than my original Kindle and it has lighting so I don't have to be by a lamp and there is no glare. Fabulous!

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    I have the kindle fire wifi not the 3 or 4 g. I love it I watch hbo go. answer my e-mail watch you tube.

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    For reading without glare, the kindle, kindle paper white or kindle keyboard is best because it has the e-ink technology that eliminates glare in bright light. The e-ink technology is not compatible with the " tablet" technology used in the kindle fire. You can still read with the kindle fire, but will get glare in bright light and can be more tiring on the eyes during a long reading session.
    Since you want to read, do email, and watch videos, you might be happier with the kindle fire or an iPad. The tablets do a better job with Internet activities such as email and video.
    If money is not a problem, I would go for a basic kindle (about $80) for reading and a fire or other tablet for the email and videos. Otherwise, it is a trade off between a better reading experience or a better email/ video experience. My info came from a kindle rep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose Marie View Post
    Kindle is great for reading books except it needs recharging all the time.
    Prefer my computer big screen for everything else.
    I dont have to be online all the time and only check out the web once a day.
    Not a phone addict either. In fact I hate talking on the phone.
    You sound like me.....I have kindle, but prefer to hold a real book....have iPad....not sure about it ......has its drawbacks, or it is just me....I am too old to be confused w/all this electronic "stuff"

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    I have a Galaxy Tablet 11 that has a 7" screen that I take everywhere. It fits in my purse and is very light. Less than $200.00

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    If you want to be able to watch your Craftsy classes, the Kindle "readers" will not work. You would need a color device such as the Kindle fire, or a different type of color tablet, such as the iPad, iPad mini, etc.

    I use my Pandigital 8" tablet to watch Craftsy videos. I can also watch them on my iPod, but they are oh-so-teeny-tiny on that little screen, it's hardly worth it!!

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    My daughter gave me a Ipad when my husband was in the hospital. We downloaded a Kindle program on it and LOVE it .. Not sure if that would fit your needs or not, I like it because you can get on the internet and watch the craftsy classes while sitting.
    While he was sleeping I was able to access alot of the information on what he was being treated for, what to expect etc.. so it helped to ease the anxiety of the unknown.
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    I like my Kindle keyboard except it has no backlight. So if you don't have a bright light better get one with backlighting. My kindle I love it.
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    I have the kindle fire 8.9 inch, and I love it. I can do just about anything I want to with it, and the price was right

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    i highly recommend the Kindle fire HD. It even has over 200 free apps ncluding free texting, >love it < goes in your purse , and is great on an airplane.
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    My DH and I discussed this today. He tells me he greatly prefers Samsung Galaxy he now has. If possible, I suggest you see if you can try out the products before you buy.

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    I have the first kindle made..loved it until I got the kindle fire...love it...but then I got a Ipad and for me that is what I like. Oh and FYI don't forget to go the pixelofink.com. they will have free kindle books or 99 cents. the site searches amazon daily and finds the daily deals and free books. love this website

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    I love my e-reader/tablet. One thing to consider is screen size. If you want to watch videos, you might want to get something larger than a 7" or 8" screen. Mine has a 7" screen and I don't think I would enjoy watching videos on it. Reading email is OK but next time I'm going for a bigger screen.
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    I have an iPad, and I love it. I was using it for everything, but hated carrying it around because I really can't afford to replace it and the glare outside. I bought an e ink Kindle reader, and it goes everywhere. The only thing that really got me about the iPad was that it doesn't do Flashplayer(I think that is the one).

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