Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!

Which is your preferred ebook reader?

1/1: Which is your preferred ebook reader?

iPad 452 (52.19%)
iPhone 46 (5.31%)
iPod touch 7 (0.81%)
Kindle 157 (18.13%)
Kindle Touch 56 (6.47%)
Kindle Fire 9 (1.04%)
Nook 51 (5.89%)
Kobo 26 (3.00%)
Other (specify in comments) 62 (7.16%)
Other polls | 866 votes | 14 comments

Which is your preferred ebook reader? | 14 comments | Create New Account
Click here to return to the 'Which is your preferred ebook reader?' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
Which is your preferred ebook reader?
Authored by: ms_t_rie on Sep 06, '12 07:38:53AM

I had a Nook, which I liked, but the battery life started dropping off. Now I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0+ which works nicely as a replacement. My husband was wanting to get me a tablet for my birthday, I asked that it be the same size as the Nook.

Apple really should come out with a smaller iPad to get into the ebook reader area.



[ Reply to This | # ]
Which is your preferred ebook reader?
Authored by: BoxOfSnoo on Sep 06, '12 07:44:29AM

I have an Aluratek Libre Pro, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch. I prefer the Libre Pro because of its size, weight and battery life. I kinda wish it was e-ink and backlit but I have no serious complaints against it, great device.



[ Reply to This | # ]
Which is your preferred ebook reader?
Authored by: jonas_jonas on Sep 06, '12 07:48:34AM

I have to say, that I don't have an dedicated ebook reader like the kindle.

But I actually prefer something like the iPad (and iPhone) for reading a lot of different stuff, that won't work well on e-ink devices, e.g.:

  • Various magazines with a lot of images (e.g. design or photography)
  • Comics (Comics and Manga Rock Apps)
  • Feeds (I use Feedly on iPhone, iPad and in Chrome)
  • Everything else directly from websites

Ebooks are only a small part of the equation.

---
http://depage.net | bureau
Edited on Sep 06, '12 07:49:46AM by jonas_jonas


[ Reply to This | # ]
Which is your preferred ebook reader?
Authored by: dewab on Sep 06, '12 08:02:32AM

I've used the Kindle 1, iPad 1/2, iPhone, and Kindle Touch. I use the iPad/iPhone for most things, but when it comes to reading books, I actually prefer the Kindle Touch. The e-ink display is easier on my eyes over a long reading sessions, and there are much fewer distractions to actually reading. To get around the backlight issue, I use the lighted leather cover that Amazon sells. Not ideal, but does negate some of my issues, and is still easy on the eyes as it's indirect lighting.



[ Reply to This | # ]
Which is your preferred ebook reader?
Authored by: raider on Sep 06, '12 08:27:36AM

The options don't adequately describe the situation.

For example my favorite is iPhone but using Kindle app. I have found the Kindle app to be significantly better for reading than the iBooks app.

So "Kindle" and "iPhone" are not exactly good options since I kind of use both at the same time. :)



[ Reply to This | # ]
Which is your preferred ebook reader?
Authored by: kirkmc on Sep 06, '12 08:38:26AM

Yes, I was asking about devices, not a combination of devices and apps. There are many apps you can use to read books on iOS, assuming they don't have DRM. Maybe that'll be a question for a future poll...

And I didn't want to allow more than one answer: the question was which one is preferred.

---
Mac OS X Hints editor - Macworld senior contributor
http://www.mcelhearn.com



[ Reply to This | # ]
Yes.
Authored by: SuperCrisp on Sep 06, '12 10:10:56AM

Nook is there, but which Nook? The Simple Touch is very different from the Color. Then there are all the other eInk devices that aren't one of the Big Brands.



[ Reply to This | # ]
Which is your preferred ebook reader?
Authored by: excarnate on Sep 06, '12 08:32:23AM

I have an eBook reader, a Nook Color, but I use it as a tablet. I have the Kindle app on it, and on an iPad, and my phone, but I've never read an eBook, though I've started a couple. What I'm interested in isn't available as eBooks and I have too many real books that I have that need to be read.

There really should be a "I don't use one" option.



[ Reply to This | # ]
Kindle was my favorite... until yesterday
Authored by: Westside guy on Sep 06, '12 09:50:43AM

My dog destroyed my Kindle yesterday. I'll probably get another; but I'm going to wait and see what the new iPad Mini is like.

But there are definite advantages to a device that can go weeks without a charge - and, given a choice, I prefer Pearl e-ink to a backlit display. Convenience, however, trumps everything else.



[ Reply to This | # ]
Which is your preferred ebook reader?
Authored by: bloodnok on Sep 06, '12 11:09:30AM

voted "none" as i prefer paper to ebooks. i'll use an ebook (in which case i prefer ibooks on my iphone) but i won't like it as much.



[ Reply to This | # ]
Which is your preferred ebook reader?
Authored by: fyngyrz on Sep 06, '12 01:06:21PM

We have the Kindle fire, a second-gen e-ink Kindle, ipads, and a combo e-ink/lcd dual-display thing that's lying around here unused because it requires custom apps.

Of them all, I use the iPad the most, because i mostly read at night and the backlit display means I'm not disturbing my lady with room lighting. I'd be interested in a lighter, e-ink Kindle the day they get the back (or front) lighting right. Perhaps that's in this new set of Kindles; I'll be looking.

I do think it's kind of hilarious that Bezos thinks that cellular connectivity is the #1 feature; as long as a reader (or a tablet) has wifi -- which is often free and sharable -- I don't need cellular at all. And as far as tablet use outside of e-reading goes, the iPad still has the apps market wrapped up, so until or unless the Android people get their act together, I can't see the balance of the market shifting.

And as to that... you really can't make money that easily with an Android app. Too many versions of Android out there. Developers who have done both, as I have, quickly learn that the Apple app store is where the money, the stability, and the lowest maintainance is. Can Bezos change that? I'm skeptical, but certainly watching with interest.

---
--fyngyrz



[ Reply to This | # ]
Which is your preferred ebook reader?
Authored by: gidds on Sep 06, '12 02:11:47PM

I read ebooks on my Psion 5mx — it's dinosaur technology, I know, but I still haven't found anything to replace all I do with it.

(Suggestions welcome :)

And the backlight's great for reading in bed!

---
Andy/


[ Reply to This | # ]
Which is your preferred ebook reader?
Authored by: baltwo on Sep 06, '12 10:06:42PM

None. Don't use an e-book reader and it wasn't a choice, so I chose other.



[ Reply to This | # ]
Which is your preferred ebook reader?
Authored by: horkstow on Sep 17, '12 02:33:27PM

I prefer the iPad, because I can use a choice of reader software. What software I use depends on how I feel, but it is interesting that different readers all treat the same .epub file differently.



[ Reply to This | # ]