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Is reading on the iPad 2 comfortable?

Is it comfortable to read on the iPad 2 for long periods? Torn between an iPad 2 and a Kindle!

Most Useful Answer JanSt  Jan. 12, 2012 at 16:26

Kindle support PDF - but zoom/pan is a b*tch.
I find reading on the iPad okay-ish - Stanza ebook app and the latest version of iBooks have night themes that are easy on the eyes. However if you have lights on or read outdoors you deal with too many reflections.
Also: the Kindle is much much lighter, has better battery life. Lastly, the Kindle 3G models, imho, are not worth the extra money. Here in Ireland at least reception (via Vodafone) is cr*p. Locations where phones have top-reception will still give you on and off reception on the kindle. And the browser in the e-ink kindles sucks big time. If you meant the Kindle Fire - well, it depends on the money. If it's not an issue, get an iPad.

But as the others said: if you read a lot, and fancy schmanzy features are not important, nothing beats an eInk Kindle for reading.

Make yourself familiar with Calibre - the bestest free piece of software out there. It's available for PC/Mac/Linux. It organises your books, syncs, converts, edits etc etc. Couldn't be without it.

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matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 11, 2012 at 17:18

Any backlit screen will give you a headache if you read from it for a long time. As a reading device, the Kindle is far better than the iPad. It really depends if you need to do anything else other than read.

CTPAHHIK  Jan. 11, 2012 at 17:25

Kindle (e-ink, not Fire) is ideal for reading, that why it's so popular. If you looking for reading only Kindle is a way to go.
Keep in mind that Kindle does not support PDF, does not have browser and not very good with reading online news.

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 12, 2012 at 16:26

Kindle support PDF - but zoom/pan is a b*tch.
I find reading on the iPad okay-ish - Stanza ebook app and the latest version of iBooks have night themes that are easy on the eyes. However if you have lights on or read outdoors you deal with too many reflections.
Also: the Kindle is much much lighter, has better battery life. Lastly, the Kindle 3G models, imho, are not worth the extra money. Here in Ireland at least reception (via Vodafone) is cr*p. Locations where phones have top-reception will still give you on and off reception on the kindle. And the browser in the e-ink kindles sucks big time. If you meant the Kindle Fire - well, it depends on the money. If it's not an issue, get an iPad.

But as the others said: if you read a lot, and fancy schmanzy features are not important, nothing beats an eInk Kindle for reading.

Make yourself familiar with Calibre - the bestest free piece of software out there. It's available for PC/Mac/Linux. It organises your books, syncs, converts, edits etc etc. Couldn't be without it.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 12, 2012 at 16:27

EDIT: Post Deleted.

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 12, 2012 at 16:47

Done...
Thanks :)
I have no idea how 'he' got past the spam filter O_o

CTPAHHIK  Jan. 12, 2012 at 16:51

Baa, I'm too late. I run out two days ago, could have been a good deal. :p

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 12, 2012 at 16:56

Thanks Jan :).

There'll always be someone who manages to get 'round a spam filter, that's the nature of the beast really.

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 12, 2012 at 17:53

Ctpahhik... Don't go soft on us :p ;) oops

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 12, 2012 at 17:58

Jan, you really went there :p?

Treab  Jan. 12, 2012 at 23:07

what happened who managed to get round the spam filter... and jan does this mean im not the first post you deleted ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 12, 2012 at 23:11

Treab, you got a post deleted haha :p?

Viagra advert, btw.

Treab  Jan. 12, 2012 at 23:13

Nope ;) but jan threatened to do it the other day ;)

ahh viagra... the little blue pill of fun.. just dont get it stuck in your throat or you'll have a stiff neck for hours ;)

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 13, 2012 at 09:26

So many questions, so ...early

Treab  Jan. 13, 2012 at 09:32

define early.. i know ireland has remained firmly 200 years in the past but its not that early ;)

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