Kindle vs. Sony eReader.

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  1. RitaE

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  4. RitaE

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    I kind of go up and down on my opinion of the Sony Readers. I like the Overdrive library system and checking out books BUT Sony's prices in their bookstores are so high - much higher than both Amazon and B&N. Their recent switch to ePub at least means the users can shop around at other stores which is nice.

    I want to see the Sony Daily Edition eReader which will probably be delayed until next year as it has wireless access and the larger screen. I'm not fond of the smaller Pocket reader because the 5" screen is just too small for me. I'm not sure about the Touch - I don't see much glare on the screen the way some people complain but I wonder how dirty those screens get with fingers all over them.

    Target recently clearanced the Sony 505 readers down to $139. If I could have found one at that price I definitely would have bought it to use as a back-up and for library books. Right now I'm just checking out Overdrive books and reading them on my laptop and Kindle.
     
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    You've made some really good points. Thanks!
     
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    So if I get an ITouch it will do the same thing as the Kindle and/or Sony Readers?
     
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    It's all up to the publishers, and if they want to put it in e format.

    And sometimes the authors...for instance, JK Rowling has said that her books won't be available in e-format. To me it seems silly, as the Kindle appears to be magic to me! Seems it would be PERFECT for her books, sort of like the Marauder's Map, but she said something about how she wrote her books in longhand and wants people to read the actual book....of course that leaves out the whole *how it got published and printed* machinery aspect of the whole thing, doesn't it?
     
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    Well - the same in that you can download books to your iTouch -yep.

    It isn't as nice as the Kindle or Sony though because the screen is backlit and tiny. But I still read on my iPhone often when I'm in waiting for the kids to get out of practice or whatever mode.
     
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    I'm getting a Kindle for Christmas after considering the Nook and the Kindle. I like the prices at Amazon, and I think I would find the strip at at the bottom of the Nook screen distracting. I also like the fact that the Kindle has been around for awhile. (Though I like the look of the Nook better.)
     
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    Thank you.

    I want both the Sony Reader and the ITouch. But wasn't sure if I really NEED both of them. :rolleyes1
     
  12. MouseketeerOvaHere

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    Got my g/f a Kindle 2 for x-mas. She reads a lot of books and loves anything electronic so I know she will be thrilled to receive one.
     
  13. ashleybea

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    Thank you for all your feedback. I've decided to get a Kindle. Only bad thing is I can't have it till Christmas. :sad1:
     
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    You won't be sorry with a Kindle!! Love mine. I did a ton of research, but after "field testing" the Sony, I knew the Kindle was the one. Make sure you get a good case. I like the M-Edge Platform. It boggles my mind how people will pay $250 for a gadget but not spend $25 on a good protective case! And the M-Edge reading light is great too. Enjoy!!
     
  15. chrislove

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    go with Kindle.
     
  16. paleduck

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    very good
     
  17. bumbershoot

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    Definitely a case.

    Or even a bubble wrap sleeve! Just something. :)


    And for anyone who takes baths and reads...put it in a nice big zip-top plastic bag. I'd say ziplok, but I've been using the other brand, the pink one, can't remember the name. Nice to have the plastic just in case!
     
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    More concerning Free books on Kindle:

    The blog I cited in an earlier post (http://ilmk.wordpress.com/) reported yesterday that there is currently close to 20,000 free ebooks on Amazon for the Kindle.
     

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