Ebook Readers?

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    Kindle, Sony, Nook?

    Do you like yours?

    What do you love/hate.

    I'm sort of leaning toward the Sony Touch Edition, as it supports EPUB.
     
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    Real books. Love em.........
     
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    Every time I pick up one of those things I think I am going to break it. I know the trend is toward lighter and thinner in electronics, but I want something that does not feel flimsy.
     
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    Wife is batshit crazy in love with her Kindle.
     
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    Agreed, but I am also loving my Kindle. It's great for commuting and travel.

    My complaints:

    - The DMA on kindle books doesn't allow one to read the book on a computer or other readers.

    - Unlike CDs which one can convert to MP3s, there is no practical way to convert one's existing library into electronic format.

    - Pricing is still too high. The e-book version should not be nearly the same as a new physical book.

    As someone with a few thousand books stashed around the abode, I'd love a way to get a deal for the kindle versions.
     
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    Me too. They're really great for carrying around, less hassle than a book. But I still love an actual book.
     
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    Kindle and Nook. Couldn't live without them.
     
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    I was an old-school, books only guy. I have a library full of them in my house, but my wife bought me a kindle for Christmas a couple years ago and I am hooked. I was against ereaders, because I was a book snob. But I love the kindle. I have the 2nd generation, not the new ones out now. The battery life is great, about 30 days before recharge, as long as you turn off the 3G function when you don't need it. My only beef is with the "next page" buttons, there placement causes you to advance a page when you want to go back a page.
     
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    I've never used one but can see the benefits of them, especially if you travel. Nice to download a book instantly and all too.

    Having said that . . . . 6 paperbacks for $2 at Good Will. Can a Kindle do that? Then :eusa_hand:
     
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    Hey have you noticed? Just typing the word Kindle creates a link. Whazzup with that?
     

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