Share the kindle love?
February 24, 2010 8:36 AM Subscribe
How do you like your kindle? Knowing what you know now, would you buy it again? How can I make a kindle/ebook experience better?
posted by cgg to Technology (29 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a gadget geek, but I've been on the fence about the kindle (or any ebook reader). I love to read, and lately haven't done enough of it; I'm hoping that maybe if I actually bought a kindle (or other ebook reader) I'd get off my butt and use it instead of wasting away hours surfing the internet (mefi not included, obviously!).
So -- I have a couple questions. A lot of my reading will be done in the tub. Is this a bad idea? I've googled; there are waterproof cases, but most people say that a ziplock works just as well. Really?
How does the kindle work with non-amazon sources? Is the quality and experience just as good reading a .txt or PDF?
I'm in Canada, and have heard (a) that there isn't as much content available from Amazon internationally, and that (b) everything costs $2 more. Given the usual markup of books in Canada, I guess that's not completely out of the realm of reasonable, but still a bit of a piss off. Given those costs, can I really just download in 60seconds over 3G in Canada (Vancouver, specifically)? If I got an american credit card, would I be able to get american pricing?
Also, I seem to have the made the decision regarding the kindle (the smaller 6" one) vs another ebook reader, but if there's another (Sony?) that you love, I'd love to hear why. Or if you've tried others and have chosen the kindle -- why? Or even if the kindle's been the only ebook reader you've had, feedback is definitely appreciated! Thanks all!