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How many ereaders you have?
#1  bcgirl 12-13-2012, 01:59 AM
I see that a lot of people have more than one ereader device. I mean, I have an iPad2 plus a Sony PRS-T1. My iPad2 was not purchased for ereading, but I started to do so and then got a Sony ereader, just for reading.
But I see that others have a Kindle, as well as a Kobo Touch and sometimes even more than two!
Are you reading on different devices, or why do you use more ereaders? Just curious.
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#2  Quelch 12-13-2012, 02:06 AM
Two here
Kobo Touch is the wife's underused eReader
Nook simple touch is my regularly used eReader, mostly Sci-Fi
Both with SkinDigital black leather cases
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#3  theinfamousj 12-13-2012, 02:18 AM
I have several, I suppose. I started with the MobiPocket app on a Handspring Visor (still own) PDA (remember those?), and when I got my first smart phone I put the app on it and continued to read. My current smart phone is proudly sporting the MobiPocket app. So that brings us to two.

Then I wanted a dedicated reader so I picked up a Literati for $15 on eBay, which is what led me to finding this forum. The Literati has poor battery life, and Kobo - which uses the same software - was running a sale, so I bought a Kobo no-frills WiFi version and sold the Literati at cost back to someone on eBay. The Kobo is everything I've ever wanted, and more, with its eInk and battery life and ability to integrate with Calibre. So, we are up to three.

Then, in a separate part of my life, I happened to find myself owning an iPhone 3 that I stuck a Kindle app on. I think it is time to sell that fourth eReader as it works, but has been eclipsed by ...

My birthday present this year of a Samsung Galaxy Player from my brother (for video chatting) which is rocking the Kindle and Aldiko apps, making it eReader #5. Yikes!

My two favorites are my Nokia E72 smart phone (because it is always with me and I am often surprised with un-anticipated reading opportunities) and the Kobo.
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#4  Sweetpea 12-13-2012, 03:08 AM
Quote bcgirl
I see that a lot of people have more than one ereader device. I mean, I have an iPad2 plus a Sony PRS-T1. My iPad2 was not purchased for ereading, but I started to do so and then got a Sony ereader, just for reading.
But I see that others have a Kindle, as well as a Kobo Touch and sometimes even more than two!
Are you reading on different devices, or why do you use more ereaders? Just curious.
I read different books on my different readers. But that's not the reason why I have multiple devices. Different needs = different devices.

My tablet is used for night-time reading. A lot easier than trying to mess around with a clip-on light. I hate night stand lights as you must lay in exactly that position or you'll be in the light or even your pillow will block the light.

My Sony650 is used for day-time reading or reading in a well-lit environment, at home or when I'm on vacation.

My BBMini is for the same environment but when I'm on the road. That device feels more sturdy than the Sony so I am not so afraid of breaking it when it sits in my bag.
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#5  booklover6 12-13-2012, 06:43 AM
I have a few....and I use them all. My 2 year old Kindle keyboard, and my Kindle Paperwhite. Then there are my two Sony T1's. I also occasionally read on my Kindle fire. I do read different books on different devices. I have different genres on each one, for the most part.
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#6  Asawi 12-13-2012, 08:34 AM
I refuse to answer that question.
I have the right to remain silent, don't I?!
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#7  ProfCrash 12-13-2012, 08:38 AM
Four, three Kindles (K1, K3, DXG) and an iPad3
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#8  Yapyap 12-13-2012, 09:41 AM
My first e-reader was the Sony PRS-505, which I liked at the time, but which got discarded the moment I got my Kindle 3 - I liked the Sony's organisation system and metal body better, but the Kindle's Pearl screen was a huge improvement and getting books on it from the computer was much easier (for some reason the Sony didn't always show up when I connected it to the computer via USB).

I was also very happy with the Kindle 3 until new gadget fever kicked in again and I got the Paperwhite. I haven't done anything with the K3 since getting the Paperwhite a few months ago.

I planned to give the K3 to my mother but she wants to use large fonts and therefore I ended up giving her my 1st generation iPad just a couple of weeks ago. She's now read one book on the Kindle app and seems happy with using it as a reader.

I also own a brand new iPad 3 and a smartphone (Samsung Galaxy S2), both with several reader apps installed, but I don't consider either of them an e-reader. I've yet to try reading on the new iPad (I managed a couple of books on the old one but didn't feel comfortable with it due to the backlight and the way random stuff in the room, e.g. lamps or windows, reflected from the screen) and the phone screen is just too small for me to be comfortable with it.
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#9  ucfgrad93 12-13-2012, 09:48 AM
I have a Kindle Keyboard with 3G. My college daughter is using my old Kindle 2.
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#10  latepaul 12-13-2012, 10:06 AM
Listed in the order I got them:

Kindle keyboard, Kobo Touch, Kindle Touch, Nexus 7, Kobo Mini.

I've included the Nexus as I do actually read on it more than I thought I would. My original Kindle was a 2i - the first one available in the UK. I sold that on ebay when I bought the K3 as I felt guilty because I didn't 'need' the new one. Then I got the Kobo but used one for home and one for travelling. Then... Well lately I've decided that if I call myself a collector then I can justify it to myself.

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