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Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: United Kingdom
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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