Anyone have the basic Kindle?

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  1. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    Thanks guys. I think I'm going to pick up the Kindle Touch.
     


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    javyn Senior member

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    Not PDF. Try it, it really sucks.

    Unfortunately if you want to read PDFs, there is no good option other than a full size 10" tablet like iPad, or the horribly overpriced Kindle DX
     


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    I've done a few PDFs. They weren't perfect, but they were readable.
     


  4. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    Correction: bought the basic Kindle 4.
     


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    Foolish. Shoulda dropped an extra $20 and gone for the Touch w/ special offers.
     


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    Honestly, I only find myself using my Kindle navigation buttons only a minuscule fraction of the time I actually use the device...I think he'll be ok.
     


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    javyn Senior member

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    You can't change text size on a PDF as you would an epub or mobi, so you're stuck with zooming in and out, which is very cumbersome on an e-ink reader.
     


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    Was never an issue for the ones I read because everything was readable at it's normal zoom %.
     


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    javyn Senior member

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    Sweet, ya lucked out. I want a mobile device/ereader that will allow me to read 1) Federal court filings, and 2) PDFs of all the old D&D and other RPG games I've scanned from my collection over the years. Look like total crap on the small Nook screen, and zooming is very slow and frustrating. Unfortunately I'm going to have to wait for the price of iPads to come down.

    Anyway...Conne, you really should cancel your order and get the Touch.
     
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    Reynard369 Senior member

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    Oh, yeah, for that I could see how it would be a pain in the ass. The only PDFs I've read on my Kindle were scanned books.

    +1 on the bit about the Touch.
     


  11. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    I'm reading a lot of stories about screen issues with the Touch. That, along with the lag and less-than-stellar touch interface, makes me want to wait 'til the next gen of Touch.
     
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    Reynard369 Senior member

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    Obviously I've used just the one Touch (the one I own), but I haven't had any problems. "Lag" is only an issue if you fill it full of books, and this happens with all Kindles. It's certainly not type-of-the-line touchscreen tech, but I like it better than the regular K4.
     


  13. Connemara

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    God damnit. I've thought about it again and now I want the Touch. I think I'll exchange.
     


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    +1, Nook Touch is a far superior device, but, again, you can't buy off Amazon.

    Unless you root it and run some sort of Kindle app on it, which I'm sure you can do but still...what a PITA.

    If you buy or plan to buy ebooks off Amazon you are just stuck with the Kindle pretty much, unless you want to jump through hoops.

    If you think you'll be sideloading most of your books, then DEFINITELY get the Nook!

    Theoretically speaking, one could go to one of those torrent sites, grab a torrent with 10 thousand plus books in it that you can sideload, which would make the Nook purchase worth it right there.
     
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