Kindle

Are they as good as they seem?

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07/01/2011 at 18:32

I'm very tempted, any downsides or things its worth knowing about?

Thanks 

07/01/2011 at 18:35

No more reading in the bath for you

Btw, FF started this thread http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/forum/forummessages/mps/dt/4/UTN/169288/
(Delayed xpost to Saffy)

ETA - footnotes are apparently split onto another page if you are reading non-fiction books

Edited: 07/01/2011 at 18:53
07/01/2011 at 18:42
B wrote (see)

beebs my Mum absolutely loves her kindle, she is a total convert. She likes it for reading in bed as it is so light to hold when snuggled down. She has been downloading free books and has just re-read Little Women which she hasn't read since she was a girl.

Black Beauty eh?

07/01/2011 at 18:42
Beebs, I think there was another thread on this a couple of weeks ago if you can find it. Think Flat Footed started it and there were quite a few opinions given on there.
07/01/2011 at 18:46

Thanks

07/01/2011 at 18:56

Link to FF's thread

Its a yes from me, nice to see real people confirming the Amazon reviews. 

07/01/2011 at 19:01
My dad had one from Father Christmas, and he really rates it. It can feel like a book to hold if you put it in a suitable cover. The display is excellent, but if flashes when you change pages, which I found utterly irritating, but I don't know if you can change that.

The Kindle and iBooks apps on iPad are much nicer to use.
Edited: 07/01/2011 at 19:02
07/01/2011 at 19:04
iPads are a lot more money Intermanaut and heavier, I believe.
07/01/2011 at 19:11

I bought Limpette one for Christmas and I am dead jealous now! It's brilliant. Techno-wise I can't tell you anything cos I'm a bit fick innit about the details, but I know I want one!

07/01/2011 at 20:00
Ordered one
07/01/2011 at 20:05
I only get mine if I achieve my training and weight goals for Jan
gingerfurball    pirate
07/01/2011 at 20:05
Good move! Love mine. Love it love it love it!! Love it!
07/01/2011 at 20:25
gingerfurball wrote (see)
Good move! Love mine. Love it love it love it!! Love it!
Me too
07/01/2011 at 20:41
Can update that after owning one for all of 8 days I absolutely love my Kindle, so easy to use and I really do think it reads like a book.....Best cash i've spent in a long time
07/01/2011 at 20:48
Flat Footed wrote (see)
Can update that after owning one for all of 8 days I absolutely love my Kindle, so easy to use and I really do think it reads like a book.....Best cash i've spent in a long time
07/01/2011 at 20:52
I've had mine about a month and I'm seriously smitten
07/01/2011 at 20:55

Bought Mrs RK one for Xmas. Fab bit of kit. She gets through 2 or 3 books a week and don't think she'll go to paper again.

Cheap, ney free books, keeps your page, downloadable books, web browserm light, compact - no downsides at all.

Highly recommended.

08/01/2011 at 13:37

Having read all the reviews and taking my lead from TP I may purchase one if I manage to stay on the waggon (with no chocolate not booze) for the month of January.

Kazz - any chance you might have yours on you when I see you?

08/01/2011 at 14:04
I worked on the premise that all the time I'm spending looking at what I can get then all the time reading will distract me from not drinking
08/01/2011 at 15:11

I second all the positive reviews......... my wife bought me one for Christmas, and I love it.......

I'm re-acquanting myself with the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and have got many funny looks on the train when I laugh out loud at something.....

YP

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