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Road Warrior
10-25-2010, 02:54 PM
My brother is trying to find out what I want for christmas from him and I was thinking about a kindle, anyone here have one and can recommend or tell me to avoid it?

I was thinking of getting it for the pool books like freddy the beards and others so I can take it to the pool room to read while waiting for someone to play. Any help will be appreciated.

mikefeiman
10-25-2010, 03:07 PM
I love my Kindle. I never thought I'd be okay with giving up turning pages for clicking a button, but after using the Kindle for about 30 minutes I was hooked. There's no eye strain (which can't be said for the iPad) and you can read it in direct sunlight without having screen glare issues. Not sure how it would be for books that have a lot of diagrams though, as the images don't always translate correctly when I'm reading books with graphs.

Hope that helps!

JAM
10-25-2010, 03:11 PM
I am a QVC addict. A couple of days ago, the Today's Special Value of the Day was a PanDigital 2GB 7"Color TouchScreen WiFi eReader for $179.95 and "free" shipping. Man, I was so tempted to get it. I have been wanting one of these for a long time, but I just don't know enough about them.

I realize you can download books for reading, but what I like is that you can check your e-mail and get online. It has a virtual QWERTY keyboard. I was thinking that I could download various dictionaries as reference sources and make this a work-related tool; a tax writeoff, if you will.

The Amazon Kindle is 3GB and $189, but it doesn't have color. Everything, I think, is black and white, and it has a 6" screen.

The Sony reader only has a 5" screen and a whopping $149 price tag. I'm not sure what this one has that the others don't, unless you're paying for the Sony brand name.

Anyway, I really think this PanDigital is the newest. I'm not sure which one is the best, but I like the fact that it is in color.

Road Warrior
10-25-2010, 03:12 PM
yeah that is a big help, one of the main reasons I was thinking about one was for the books like freddys and others that have diagrams like for kicking and banking. Anyone else have those books on kindle? If so did you have problems with the diagrams??

Road Warrior
10-25-2010, 03:15 PM
Anyway, I really think this PanDigital is the newest. I'm not sure which one is the best, but I like the fact that it is in color.[/QUOTE]

Hadn't heard about that one I'll have to look it up, color would be great if it stacks up to what I've read about the kindle so far, thanks :)

JAM
10-25-2010, 03:17 PM
Hadn't heard about that one I'll have to look it up, color would be great if it stacks up to what I've read about the kindle so far, thanks :)

The PanDigital offers a lot of features. Here's a brief description of the PanDigital:

A new way to enjoy your multimedia. The future of entertainment is here with the 2GB PanDigital Novel eReader with an additional 2GB MicroSD card and SD adapter. Enjoy access to your favorite pictures, videos, and music, or browse the Barnes & Noble eBookstore for bestsellers and over 500,000 free classics. All of your content will look great on the 7" diagonal color touchscreen, which displays at 800x600 resolution, perfect for reading or watching videos.

No need to worry about being tethered to a computer, either. This eReader boasts built-in 802.11b/g wireless connectivity, meaning that, as long as you're within range of a WiFi connection, you'll be able to jump online. Check your email, surf the internet, and download the latest eBooks without needing to plug it into a computer. Staying connected has never been easier.

Because it's running Android, the possibilities are endless. Customize your library for multiple users and check out the latest games. Your customization doesn't stop there, either. Keep your Novel protected with a two-pack of gel skins, while adding style and giving your eReader a visual flare.

It's not just an eReader--it's so much more than that. With access to the web and your pictures, videos, and music, it's a portal to your media. From PanDigital.

Wireless capability and use of public wireless locations or hot spots may require a network connection, additional accessories, and a service connection fee.

Access to and use of the Internet may require payment of a separate fee to an Internet Service Provider, DSL line, or more.

•Includes 2GB eReader, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, 2GB MicroSD card with SD adapter, AC adapter, USB cable, cradle/stand, and two gel skins
•7" diagonal digital TFT LCD touchscreen display with 800x600 resolution
•Android operating system
•2GB shared internal memory
•Supports PDF and EPUB text files; JPEG, PNG, GIF, and BMP image files; MPEG-4 video files; MP3, WAV, and AAC audio files
•Built-in 802.11b/g wireless connectivity
•E-mail access
•Web browser
•Virtual keyboard
•Automatic screen orientation
•Built-in dictionary
•Word search
•Adjustable font size
•Multiple bookmarks
•Text highlighting
•My Library can be customized for multiple users
•Alarm clock, calendar functions
•Built-in speaker
•Volume control
•Power on/off
•SD/SDHC memory card slot
•mini USB 2.0 port
•3.5mm headphone jack
•Measures 7-1/4"H x 5-1/4"W x 1/2"D
•UL listed adapter; 1-year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty

imagemker
10-25-2010, 03:20 PM
I have a Kindle and absolutley love it, in fact I do have the beards books on it. It seems to have the least technical difficulties of the the other wi-fi readers. ( Nook) and of course the wwi-fi is more convienient then the regular readers.

Michael

pool101
10-25-2010, 03:21 PM
Got the kingle 3g for the wife she loves it, and with the 3g you can get online to see az forum for free (at least for Now) where ever you get 3g service.
I like having the net if I need it traveling..

pro9dg
10-25-2010, 03:21 PM
Fully recommend it. I have had mine for over a year but so far the only pool books that I have are the aforementioned Freddie's Banking With The Beard and Fran Crimi's The Everything About Pool and Billiards Book.

I also use it as an MP3 player, downloading via USB from my PC and there are 1000s of Audio Books that you can play through the device.

If you want to read a new book you can browse the Kindle Store, order it and be reading it five minutes later
You can use the browser which is permanently online to do basic internet task...Email, forums etc

There is available to buy a book which tells you how to get free stuff but that one costs money. Make it your first purchase.

I particularly like the 'text to speech' feature. If your eyes get tired reading the text but you still want to continue then press a button and you can choose a female or a male voice to listen to while they read it to you.....

All this for around $150.