Discussion Post: E-readers galore!
All right, cats and kittens, time for one of our patented “Chime in below!” posts. This week, share your thoughts, experiences, and opinions about your e-reader of choice to help me make the leap myself.
As you know, my co-blogger Kate received a Kindle for Christmas and discussed her initial reactions back in January. (And I hope she’ll share her updated take on the Kindle experience in the comments!) I, meanwhile, am inching ever-closer to getting one, particularly since my current job has offered to reimburse me for one if I do. So now that I’ve made the decision to get one (maybe, almost, possibly), which one should I get?
I turn to crowdsourcing to answer that question! What e-reader do you have, o Crowd? What do you like about it? What don’t you like? And what would you buy if you had to do it all over again? And does anyone have any thoughts on the Kindle Fire?
Much obliged, I’m sure.
My thoughts: I’m leaning towards a Kindle touch or Kindle keyboard since I love the idea of e-ink. I know I have problems with my eyes and screens (I had to get a separate pair of computer glasses it got so bad), so I think a tablet probably isn’t a good solution for me when it comes to e-reading.
But tablets or e-readers with screens are terribly shiny and tempting, even for this Luddite. The fact that they can do so much more than a plain e-reader is also alluring, until I think seriously about the fact that all I want to do on it is read and I probably won’t use/explore/care much about the myriad of other things it can do in the end. But. They’re so shiny.
So help a girl out and chime in with your thoughts below. I think I might just be one of the last people I know not to have some sort of e-reader and/or tablet, so please share your personal experiences with either medium!