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Old 03-14-2020, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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I’d like to hear from anyone who has used both. I currently use the Kindle app on my iPad but have been thinking about getting an actual Kindle device. The main driver is the size, portability and ability to read outdoors. I’m just trying to decide if it’s worth it.

The frugal person in me says why buy a device that only does one thing when you already have a multi use device that works.

So, if you’ve used both, let me know your thoughts or why I should or shouldn’t buy a Kindle device. Thanks!
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Old 03-15-2020, 01:40 PM
 
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I’ve used a Kindle since the very first, and last used it probably with the first Kindle Oasis a few years ago.

I’ve used the Kindle App since it became available for the iPad. It’s what I use exclusively now. I usually only read at home but do some reading on my iPhone XS Max which isn’t that much smaller than the smallest Kindle.

The advantage of the Kindle is the small size and ability to read easily in sunlight. The disadvantage is it’s a one trick pony and also really is only good for Kindle files - whereas with the iPad I can also read epub files with the Apple reader.

If you’re not in a rush wait until mid year when the next Prime Day occurs and pick up the cheapest Kindle to try out, or spurge and try the Paperwhite which has crisper resolution and better lighting.

The advantage is that if you wouldn’t otherwise bring your iPad out it’s a lot less likely to get dropped and broken...
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Old 03-15-2020, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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I’ve used a Kindle since the very first, and last used it probably with the first Kindle Oasis a few years ago.

I’ve used the Kindle App since it became available for the iPad. It’s what I use exclusively now. I usually only read at home but do some reading on my iPhone XS Max which isn’t that much smaller than the smallest Kindle.

The advantage of the Kindle is the small size and ability to read easily in sunlight. The disadvantage is it’s a one trick pony and also really is only good for Kindle files - whereas with the iPad I can also read epub files with the Apple reader.

If you’re not in a rush wait until mid year when the next Prime Day occurs and pick up the cheapest Kindle to try out, or spurge and try the Paperwhite which has crisper resolution and better lighting.

The advantage is that if you wouldn’t otherwise bring your iPad out it’s a lot less likely to get dropped and broken...
Interesting thank you. It’s pretty much what I’ve been thinking.
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Old 03-15-2020, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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I have a Kindle Paperwhite, and it's much easier on my eyes than a laptop. I've not tried the other Kindles, but I really recommend the Paperwhite.

My wife has the current version, and I have last year's version. I like mine much better - it just has a better feel. Not sure if it's still available though. If you buy one, get the $40 Amazon cover - don't go the cheap route.
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Old 03-17-2020, 04:33 PM
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I've used the Kindle app on an 8" Windows tablet, the Kindle app on an iPad mini, and a Kindle Oasis. I'd say they all work equally well for reading. The tablets give you more functionality but they're much heavier, which can be bothersome if you have any hand issues, and their battery life is not as good as the Kindle probably because it's too tempting to use them for other things besides reading. So it's a trade off...do you want more functionality but with more weight and worse battery life? Or less stuff because you're only going to use it for reading but it's easier to hold and lasts longer?
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Old 03-18-2020, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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I've used the Kindle app on an 8" Windows tablet, the Kindle app on an iPad mini, and a Kindle Oasis. I'd say they all work equally well for reading. The tablets give you more functionality but they're much heavier, which can be bothersome if you have any hand issues, and their battery life is not as good as the Kindle probably because it's too tempting to use them for other things besides reading. So it's a trade off...do you want more functionality but with more weight and worse battery life? Or less stuff because you're only going to use it for reading but it's easier to hold and lasts longer?
Yes, I think that's the trade off. I have a tablet pillow and a plug next to my spot on the couch, but if Im not sitting there, the weight of the tablet and the battery life are what is driving my desire for a Kindle device. I think I'll wait until Prime Day and see if I can snag one at a good price.
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Old 03-25-2020, 03:51 PM
 
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Don't know if you'll see this in time but Best Buy has the Paperwhite $35 off ($94.99) and the regular Kindle $30 off ($59.99) right now.

Same deal available on Amazon and you get 3 months of Kindle Unlimited free if you've never signed up for it before.
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