iPod NYTimes app or Kindle NYTimes subscription?
August 20, 2010 11:37 AM Subscribe
Cost aside, should I swap an iPod Touch + NYTimes app with a Kindle + NYTimes subscription? My iPod Touch is too distracting; a Kindle would be less so. On the other hand, I love the free NYT app.
posted by BungaDunga to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Recently I've been considering selling my iPod Touch and using it to partially finance a current-generation Kindle.
I love the NYTimes app, for the following reasons:
- It reads like a column, and I find it easier than reading on a computer screen. I don't find myself skimming nearly as much.
- Caching. Given 2 minutes of wifi, I have the entire NYT on my iPod and have something like 2 hours worth of things to read. Wonderful when traveling.
- It's free (for now, anyway)
- It has everything in the print edition, except for photos.
I want to switch simply because it's on my iPod Touch. It's a huge distraction and I find myself using it when it's not really socially the right thing to do. A Kindle is bigger, I wouldn't have it in my pocket ready to whip out and use it to ignore people at all times. I also wouldn't be using it to read emails or browse the internet. I think I would miss having the internet in my pocket, but I'd probably benefit from the lack of it.
So, what do you think? Have you used both? Does the Kindle NYT subscription satisfy?