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  • dh
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    thinking of making sure i get something i want this xmas, so get myself something in other words…. and a wee cheap e-book reader has caught my eye.

    seems to be clear cut decision between a kindle or kobo device – for £70 the kobo seems a bit of a steal, just wondering if anyone has compared the two or even maybe has either?

    kobo

    cynic-al
    Member

    Played with both (Xmas present for mum), the basic kobo seemed ridiculously slow to me, the touchscreen one much better, and easier to use than the basic Kindle.

    Proprietry nature of Kindle format may be a concern…

    spudly1979
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    Not used the Kobo, but got a kindle and i love it.

    Bought it really to go on holiday with, so i wasn’t lugging loads of books with me round the pool, and it was perfect for it – barely put it down all holiday.

    Easy to use, plenty of space, you just don’t notice it when you’re using it, which i guess is the point really.

    spudly1979
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    PS Cynic-al – what did you mean by the “proprietory nature”? (serious qs, not being sarky!)

    dh
    Member

    Arf – sorry Cougar I forgot that the STW collective might of already discussed…

    cynic-al i’ve read that newer firmware for the kobo has helped the speed issue but it might be too late for you (or your mum).

    spudly1979 – i think he means that the kindle doesn’t support EPUB format?

    spudly1979
    Member

    oh right, yeah it is a bit limited for formats. but if you get a library manager like calibre it’ll convert any epub book into the right format (mobi i think?)

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Arf – sorry Cougar I forgot that the STW collective might of already discussed…

    Ah, we’ve discussed everything before (-: Just made me chuckle that it was the third time today.

    Proprietry nature of Kindle format may be a concern…

    Easy enough to convert between formats.

    dh
    Member

    Not much between them, same hardware etc….

    Anyhoo – ebay should be awash with them by the time gran has farted her last sprout out I guess.

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