So, who has a Kindle? Or a tablet? Wifie wants one and I’m thinking about maybe getting something similar.
So, here’s the background.
1) For wife. It’s books she’s most interested in. But maybe movies and games as well. This argues for something more than just a basic Kindle.
2) For me. Books only. So perhaps just a Kindle or a paperwhite or something.
Here’s the other stuff. We’ll not be able to use the “free” 3G connections: don’t exist here in Portugal. We already have easy access to the web (each a computer). We’ve also each got wi-fi available. So that’s easy, we don’t need any 3 G of browsing capability. Not really.
Looking around at everything else: iPads are waaaay too expensive. When books are the main object anyway, it’s just too much.
But it it’s just books, is there a better option than the Kindle? The Nexus? Some other kit maker? Or is Amazon offering pretty much the best deal.
And here’s the real point. We’re both avid readers but we live in a non-English speaking country. And I’m going to be travelling a lot next years to two other such non-English speaking countries.
It just seems simpler to buy a slate/tablet and gain access to e-books than it does to buy and ship physical ones from the same source.
So, what should the actual hardware choice be? Books, as above, being the main desire.