Quote: Originally posted by ElaineK on 31 August 2011
If the budget will stretch to it, my advice would be to splash out and buy him an iPad2! Mike has one and you can do everything you can with a Kindle, but so much more as well .............
iPad 1 is very hard/impossible to read in bright sunshine so can you confirm that it's not an issue on iPad2?
Message posted by kassi on 31 August 2011 at 9:55pm - IP Logged
We have the basic Kindle, all you need to download books and off you go. No problem in bright sun and Amazon books range is good. I haven't downloaded a book costing more than £1 and many are free.
If you want to download the lastest bestsellers, they cost about the same as in shops.
Message posted by frilly on 31 August 2011 at 10:22pm - IP Logged
I love my Kindle and dont forget the option of trial downloads of newspapers, I got the Daily Mail downloaded for two weeks when we were in Tenerife free of charge saved loads paying Spanish prices. I also download the free samples of books if I`m not sure whether I will enjoy them before buying, mine will be charged up and ready to travel to Corfu next week and IF I havent read the dozens of books I have downloaded can just visit somewhere with WiFi and choose some more, happy Kindling everyone
Message posted by Maxi Peps on 01 September 2011 at 1:44am - IP Logged
Should have said that I have the 3G version. It came into its own this morning when I wanted to download a book and our wireless signal was obviously not strong enough at that time. The kindle went to 3G and I had the book in seconds.
I have to say though that it is the first time since I've had my Kindle that it has done that!
Pleased to see that it was in Stephen Fry's 100 top gadgets.
Message posted by LESK on 01 September 2011 at 11:48am - IP Logged
Yes, I have the 3G version and whilst most of the time it will connect to the local signal on wifi without bother if its secured its very difficult inputting the 26 character WEP code. I much prefer the 3G when on the move and as you say its immediate - no fuss.
Chris (maxi peps)- Man Up mate I can send you a link to the instructions that show you how to start it if you want...
Message posted by Dextercat on 01 September 2011 at 12:54pm - IP Logged
Initially after reading the posts I thought that I would get one of these and then realised that one would be no good as both Mrs Dexter and I both read on holiday so would need two.
Cannot really warrant this cost and also looking on the Amazon site E books are about the same price as normal paper backs that we mostly buy.
Therefore, for us, we are better off sticking with paper versions.
Or, have I missed something?
Message posted by trisa on 01 September 2011 at 2:22pm - IP Logged
If you are here all rear round, unless you can stock up in some way, books are quite hard to come by in the winter months. This was the main reason for getting mine. I will never be short of a book to read again!!!
That and the fact that you could carry 3000 books around with you for the weight of one and also hold the Kindle and turn the page with one hand while holding a glass of wine in the other are good enough reasons for me
Message posted by elizajay (Moderator) on 01 September 2011 at 2:30pm - IP Logged
Having looked on Amazon for some books to load up the Kindle with so it's ready for when he 'opens' it on his birthday, I must say that from what I can see, only brand new i.e just issued books are similar to shop paperback prices, there are lots of books which seem to be very recent, which are either free or really cheap (99 pence)...unless I am misunderstanding the Amazon website?
And may I say, the Amazon website is so efficient, Kindle ordered late yesterday and it has just been delivered to me whilst I am work today...
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