Which is better for a light reader: Kindle or Kindle Touch?
April 12, 2012 4:47 AM Subscribe
I'm a light reader who normally only ploughs through books when I'm on holiday. Which is better for my needs, a Kindle or Kindle Touch?
posted by mr_silver to shopping (28 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Although I generally read an (embarrassingly) small number of books I have recently thought about buying a Kindle on the basis that, when I'm on holiday, I can get through a fair number. These all take up precious space in my rucksack and so something like a Kindle would help reduce this.
The basic Kindle seems to make sense, it's small, cheap, light and battery goes on forever. However I don't know whether it's worth paying a bit extra and getting the Touch variant. I don't need non-reading features since my iPhone handles music, videos, internet and email just fine.
Does the Touch version give me something compelling more in terms of reading experience that I really must get it over the Kindle?
I plan to load onto the device general fiction and non-fiction books, some PDFs and maybe a few technical books or converted websites (using Calibre). I cannot think of any reason why I'd want to type on the thing (unless you can advise me otherwise) and I certainly do not want to add or share notes with people.
I'm not interested in the Kindle Keyboard or Fire, any Sony or Kobo product and I can't (and don't want to) buy the Nook in the UK.