Message posted by Bob and Wendy (Uncle Bob) on 08 December 2011 at 11:50am - IP Logged
Bob and Wendy
Judging by the stacks of Kindle WiFi in the shops, even Tesco have stacks of them, it looks like this years gadget must have.
To be honest, my interest is raised because I've just bought one myself.
Anyone thinking of having one should first have a play with one, I went to John Lewis where they have them on display, with an assistant to show you how they work, and more importantly how easy it is to download and operate. The actual reading and using is pretty straight forward, but it took me a while to get used to the keyboard, I decided to buy the WiFi 3G model with the separate keyboard, although a bit tiny, anyone used to a mobile phone keypad will have no problems,(because it makes downloading easier if internet access is not available).
You are not limited to Amazon for books, I bought a CD from an internet shop containing 18 books that I wanted for £3.99 plus post. Dead easy to add to the Kindle (my granddaughter calls it Drag and Drop when she showed me how to do it )
Message posted by kerkyra on 08 December 2011 at 12:03pm - IP Logged
Never having a Kindle, I am not an old fashioned person at all, I am up to date with all the technology, I love to dress fashionably, but PLEASE!! There is nothing like a good "old fashioned" BOOK!! I love choosing a book, browsing the shelves, the feel of a book, the smell of a new book, I love turning the pages! Never, never and I sooooo mean never!! You cannot beat a book, just my opinion of course, but one I will not be swayed on - EVER!!!
Message posted by maggy on 08 December 2011 at 12:21pm - IP Logged
I would say, don't knock it until you have tried it. I too love books and didn't want a Kindle. However, I got one last Christmas from hubby. Doesn't half save on the weight in your case, if like me, you take something like twenty books on holiday. Still trying to get used to it though, still haven't sussed how to bookmark a page. Must try harder, must try harder!!!
Also bought the Kindle case with the light in which makes it more user friendly to read in bed as I get moaned at if I have the bedside light on.
Message posted by trisa on 08 December 2011 at 12:27pm - IP Logged
I think almost everyone I know is getting a Kindle for Christmas!!!
I think there room for both. I love my Kindle but I also love books. I'm reading a 'proper' book at the moment but miss the dictionary on my Kindle.
Travel books, cookery books etc will never be replaced by my Kindle but fiction is great and there is never a shortage of anything to read. I don't even have to leave the house to get a book. It's there in seconds!
(Elliemay, press menu button, scroll down to 'add a bookmark' and click middle square button beneath menu button.)
Message posted by Viv D on 08 December 2011 at 12:32pm - IP Logged
I think santa is putting one in my stocking. Bet he does not download any books for me though
Bob I am interested in the fact that you can download from outside Kindle as well.
As for drag and drop the only thing I know about this is - I Drag my other half to the shops and I Drop when I get home from shopping
Hopefully my Son will be able to show me.
Message posted by Bob and Wendy (Uncle Bob) on 08 December 2011 at 12:39pm - IP Logged
Bob and Wendy
Of course, playing Devils Advocate, although there are thousands of titles available to download onto E-readers, there many more thousands not available.
The Kindle will never replace browsing the book shelves for that elusive title you've been searching for for ages.
I was introduced to the Kindle by our friend Elliemay above, then a house guest had one on holiday with us, so I wasn't entirely uninformed. What I intend to do is eventually fill it with whole series of titles from particular authors, then I can read them all again in sequence.
Message posted by kerkyra on 08 December 2011 at 12:53pm - IP Logged
One thing I forgot to mention is that you can also create a book,document,pdf etc to be read on the kindle as long as it's in the format that kindle reads (Mobi).
Here is a link to the software I use to create document's etc.
The software also works on other eBooks.
Not sure if Father Christmas will bring me one...have I been good enough I wonder?
I am still not completely convinced about them although all that have them love them.
One plus must be being able to download books as we spend many months in Corfu and do read a lot.
A Kindle would save on the amount of books and the weight in our luggage.
Still, just have to wait and see.
Oh, and I think I have been more than good enough!!
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