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Old December 13, 2011, 05:45 PM
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Both my iPad and TouchPad get heavy in my hand after long hours of reading. I also have a Kindle and quite like it. Its very light and screen doesn't hurt my eyes after hours of reading. I travel a lot, and trying to read my tablet on the beach is a complete fail and I am always worried it will be stolen or damaged. The Kindle on the other hand is great in the sun, small, light and fairly cheap so if it gets stole or wrecked....eh.
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Old December 18, 2011, 07:07 AM
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Personally, I am using the Kindle. It's the basic model with the keyboard. I got it this summer for my birthday and I am quite satisfied with the device. If the main use is reading then it's perfect. The only little annoying thing is that you need a wireless connection as you cannot use a computer to download you purchases. The seize is right and it fits right in the hand. Also, the display is pretty easy to read no matter the lighting conditions. I also have an IPad which I tried to use as reader. It's OK but honestly I prefer by far my Kindle. For starter, the reflective screen requires that you hold the device in a certain way or angle in order to avoid reflections, it's a bit on the heavy side and it's almost unusable for outdoor reading.

In closing, I don't know if it's specific to Amazon but I find that their Ebook are a bit pricey as they are often priced the same as paperback which doesn't make any sens to me.
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Old December 19, 2011, 08:43 AM
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What ever model you end up choosing, make sure you go with Chapters/Indigo (Kobo) since they have WAY more ebook in Canada then Amazon does. Since Chapters/Indigo is a Canadian company they have more publishing rights for ebooks in Canada then Amazon does. Amazon.com has more ebooks than Amazon.ca as a result. So, if you want to go Kobo and you are thinking of getting the Vox (which I have) for $200 then I would recommend you get a BB Playbook (which I also have) for $200 and use the Kobo app instead (which is included) since the Playbook hardware is far superior to the Vox. Or just get the regular touch e-ink version which is pretty good (I also have the non-touch e-ink version which is pretty good). Also, with the Kindle you are limited on what services are available, the video and music downloads don't work in Canada and the App store also doesn't work in Canada.
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I have a Sony E-Reader PRS-650 and love it, 147 Books on it so far and ton's of room, excellent screen.
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Old December 19, 2011, 01:24 PM
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Kindle keybard is kinda nice. I don't have one but I used one few time and feeling while reading is nice.
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I have an Aluratek Libre Pro. It has given excellent performance. Note that it is e-paper not e-ink. Some folks like one, some the other. It has handled everything I've loaded including PDF's with math formulae etc. battery life is also decent. Not the fanciest reader but a good solid one.
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