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What kind of tablet or e-reader does my husband need?

He picked up my ipad-2 and loved the lighted easy to read display and wants a tablet to download a Kindle study bible and play games. If I got him a Kindle or some other type of tablet what would be a good choice? One thing he does want is a big display so I may have to try to get one with a 10" display.
posted by just asking on Jan 22, 2014 - 18 answers

Which illuminated E-reader for me?

Time for a new e-reader, and of course nothing will give me everything I want, but maybe ebook-loving Mefites can help me choose. I'm currently looking at the Kindle Paperwhite, the Kobo Glo, and the Kobo Aura HD. Because I'm reading for work online all day (on my laptop), my #1 priority is ease on the eyes when reading for pleasure on an e-reader. I have a first gen Kindle, but I'm currently reading on iPad with retina display, which doesn't seem to strain my eyes, but battery issues and weight are a problem. All other details after the jump... [more inside]
posted by taz on Jun 4, 2013 - 20 answers

Broken Screen, Broken Heart

Cracked screen on a Kindle Fire HD. Can it be repaired? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Feb 17, 2013 - 8 answers

Help me read PDFs in the palm of my hand

Best tablet or e-reader for reading PDFs? Difficulty: must be lightweight, with a smaller screen than an iPad, and preferably less than $250. [more inside]
posted by np312 on Nov 2, 2012 - 21 answers

Nook vs. Kindle? Please help me choose.

I am looking to purchase an e-ink reader... Been looking at the Kindle and Nook and I am having trouble deciding. One of my top priorities is that books I purchase not be lost in 3, 5 or 10 years down the road. Which device is most likely to be be future proof? I also have specific uses that I want it to work for such as being able to load PDFs of academic articles/books and access to the library (see extended explanation for more uses). Thanks for your help! [more inside]
posted by D Wiz on Mar 20, 2012 - 43 answers

E-reader Reading Light Recommendations

Looking for recommendations for a reading light for an e-reader. [more inside]
posted by backwards guitar on Dec 30, 2011 - 7 answers

iPad or Android tablet to design illustrated books?

I want to make e-books: should I get a Android Tablet or an iPad? [more inside]
posted by TheGoodBlood on Dec 9, 2011 - 11 answers

First-world Kindle angst...

Talk about first world problems... Which Kindle do I buy? [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Oct 8, 2011 - 25 answers

Kindle 3 3G in Canada

I'm in Canada and planning on buying a kindle, and am currently deciding whether I should buy a Kindle 3G, or stick with the Wi-fi only model. I'd like to use it at the cottage, where there is no Internet Access, but (not-so-great) 3G coverage. It seems like there are some restrictions on international kindles that don't exist in the U.S. [more inside]
posted by backwards guitar on Aug 17, 2011 - 11 answers

When I Was a kid I would have loved one of these things

B&N Nook Color for a kid: seeking tips on making it child-friendly, child-safe, best apps, and how to provide a budget for buying books that cannot be exceeded . . . [more inside]
posted by spitbull on Aug 16, 2011 - 6 answers

Should I have any longevity concerns about .epub files?

Should I have any longevity concerns about .epub files? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Jan 20, 2011 - 4 answers

How to buy e-reader in Chicago airport?

Can I buy an e-reader in or near Chicago O'Hare airport while transiting? [more inside]
posted by BobsterLobster on Jan 8, 2011 - 7 answers

E-text metadata edits not transfering to iPhone app

Why does the Stanza app on my iPhone not recognize the calibre-stamped metadata on some of my .epub files? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Jan 3, 2011 - 2 answers

What e-book reader would be best for an older adult with macular degeneration, requiring large type?

What e-book reader would be best for an older adult with macular degeneration, requiring large type? [more inside]
posted by chesty_a_arthur on Dec 12, 2010 - 12 answers

Books for everyone?

Calling all library science, publishing, and education folks! Help me use my e-reader in an ethical manner by assisting me with the following question - does using an e-reader threaten the accessibility of the written word? [more inside]
posted by analog on Oct 16, 2010 - 13 answers

Should I Kindle outside the U.S., or will I get burned?

Any Non-U.S. users of Amazon's Kindle (or other E-reader) out there? Can you tell me how it's working out for you? I'm trying to decide whether to splurge for my birthday, and really don't want to invest that much money in a mistake. [more inside]
posted by taz on Aug 9, 2008 - 14 answers

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