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What eReader?

I use Claibre for my library, so don't need one that can read a particular format, or connect to a particular store.

So what eReader is the best for the price? And should I pay out the extra for a backlit version?
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Trouble with dedicated readers is that they are exactly that. For the same price you can by a cheap android tablet which does so much more. Loads of eReader apps on Google Play to choose from
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What tablet would you suggest then?

Of the names I know I can trust, you're talking 200 for a tablet, for an eReader 100 or less.
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From what I hear this is reasonable Hudl - Introducing the new 7" tablet from Tesco - Tesco.com

Less than 100 if you have clubcard points
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Not tried it myself, nor a fan of Tesco per se but I've also heard decent things about it. I know Argos are looking for a similarly priced one but again, not sure what it's like. Even my old Blackberry Playbook at a whopping 129 for the 64Gb version and my Windows Mobile have ereaders available so I wouldn't buy my own. My sister has the Sony one and likes it, an ex-colleague had the Kindle and thought it great (I'd certainly value his opinion). Depends if colour/b&w is a priority as well.
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Trouble with dedicated readers is that they are exactly that. For the same price you can by a cheap android tablet which does so much more. Loads of eReader apps on Google Play to choose from
But Landfill-Android tablets don't have an eInkstyle screen.

eInk is much, much much easier on the eyes for reading and they last months
on a single charge.

I've got an old 3rd gen Kindle which is good for travelling as you have a worldwide
data connections without having to directly pay for it. Useless if you don't want to be
tied to Amazon though.

Sony's eReaders are highly rated.
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What Tippe boy said. E-ink provides a better reading experience and longer battery life. Outdoors especially.

I have two Kobos at the moment. 6 inch and Kobo mini. The mini is great for on the hoof. Easily slips into a pocket.

I would recommend a backlit one (only thing I would add to the current set up).

Other than that it is a question of book stores. Kindle will give you the option to download newspapers (as will Calibre if that is your choice). Other than that not much difference.
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Gibbo and I both have the basic Kindles - I think they're great value for money and ideal for travelling. The only thing I would say, is it would be nice to have one with the built in reading light, but generally that's not an issue. Also, whilst the battery life is good, if you're going away for a while, you have to remember to take the charger.

Gibbo has a tablet and I wouldn't even consider reading a book on one of those - mainly because of the size. It's just too heavy. The Kindle is comparable with a book in terms of size and weight.

I don't mind being tied to Amazon. I'm set up so it's just a one-click download, so easy to buy a handful of e-books before going away. I always try to get to a bookshop though to look at the real thing before deciding what I want - reading the sample pages on Kindle doesn't do it for me.

I also still buy real books if I know I'm going to be reading them at home. Kindles are great, but you can't beat the experience of buying and reading a book imho.

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Gibbo has a tablet and I wouldn't even consider reading a book on one of those - mainly because of the size. It's just too heavy. The Kindle is comparable with a book in terms of size and weight.
I have an iPad mini and use the Kindle app on that it works for me. It is about Kindle size.

Not worth buying purely for reading but, if you want a tablet anyway then it will save you the cost of a separate reader.
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I have the Kindle app on my tablet and yet prefer using the Kindle
itself. Not being back-lit, it is more like a book somehow. I don't
read in bed cos it sends me to sleep so very quickly

It really is horses for courses, isn't it. We're all different with
different requirements.



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I have an iPad mini and use the Kindle app on that it works for me. It is about Kindle size.

Not worth buying purely for reading but, if you want a tablet anyway then it will save you the cost of a separate reader.
But if cost is an issue, why spend it on a fruit?
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But if cost is an issue, why spend it on a fruit?
You love 'em or you don't - nuff said methinks.
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You love 'em or you don't - nuff said methinks.
True, but I wouldn't necessarily recommend something I know is right for me when there are cheaper alternatives that do the job just as well or better (depends on knowledge as well though and I realise that is an issue with us all when it isn't our day to day device).
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True, but I wouldn't necessarily recommend something I know is right for me when there are cheaper alternatives that do the job just as well or better (depends on knowledge as well though and I realise that is an issue with us all when it isn't our day to day device).
Fair enough.

All I was saying though is that there are devices which we may have/want that will also do the job without extra kit.
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Fair enough.

All I was saying though is that there are devices which we may have/want that will also do the job without extra kit.
True, sorry I just over-react to Apple all too easily these days lol Nothing personal
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I have found that Nook are (seemingly) on their own in offering their lighted version without a huge premium (possibly just because the model is on its way out).

So I think the Nook glowlight at 49 is almost definitely the winner.
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I have found that Nook are (seemingly) on their own in offering their lighted version without a huge premium (possibly just because the model is on its way out).

So I think the Nook glowlight at 49 is almost definitely the winner.
Ah, the Barnes & Noble Nook. Yup, end of line I think, but if it works with the books you want, at that price it's indeed a winner - never seen one but suspect it's decent enough.
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Bought Jules a Nook............great price and brilliant,, from John Lewis with a 2 year warranty.
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