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Kindle for Wife??? Any suggestions?
Posted by: spacescape
Date: November 20, 2015 01:42PM
My wife loves to read and thinking a Kindle might be a good Christmas gift for her this year (She only has an iPhone... not an iPad). So, which Paperwhite Kindle should I look at for her? She didn't ask for one... So, spending a crap load of $$$$ is not the best option.
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Re: Kindle for Wife??? Any suggestions?
Posted by: jardster
Date: November 20, 2015 01:48PM
Paperwhite is great. My wife loves hers. [www.amazon.com]

Gotta get some sort of case for it too, but those aren't too expensive.



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Posted by: jdc
Date: November 20, 2015 02:07PM
Id probably go with an iPad mini 2 for $200.

Get the experience of a full tablet plus it has the Kindle app. And the BN app, and several other reader apps. Plus magazines. Podcasts. etc...

Dont get me wrong, think the Kindles are great but iPad just gives her more.



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Posted by: rjmacs
Date: November 20, 2015 02:15PM
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jdc
Id probably go with an iPad mini 2 for $200.

Get the experience of a full tablet plus it has the Kindle app. And the BN app, and several other reader apps. Plus magazines. Podcasts. etc...

Dont get me wrong, think the Kindles are great but iPad just gives her more.

The reading experience on the Paperwhite is incomparable.

You get more functionality with the iPad, but if it's really for reading, the Kindle is incredibly superior.



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Posted by: Go To Top
Date: November 20, 2015 02:18PM
GF STILL BITCHING ABOUT HER KINDLE 2


IPAD IS ONLY WAY.



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Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 20, 2015 02:24PM
.....if for a wife.....I would REkindle........the flame.....



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Re: Kindle for Wife??? Any suggestions?
Posted by: silvarios
Date: November 20, 2015 02:35PM
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GF STILL BITCHING ABOUT HER KINDLE.

IPAD IS ONLY WAY.

OKAY, BUT WHY ARE WE YELLING? Does she have an E Ink Kindle or Kindle Fire. Big difference between the two when it comes to reading.



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Posted by: numbered
Date: November 20, 2015 02:47PM
Paperwhite vs iPad Mini is the right way to spec the decision. Really depends on the person.

My wife loves her kindle (and has a love hate relationship with her phone) so the kindle is right for her.

Beyond the clarity of eInk, a major kindle benefit is that she rarely has to charge it. She leaves it in our room or in the car or where ever and has no issue. iPads need a little more electron love.
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Posted by: billb
Date: November 20, 2015 03:32PM
I have no use for a kindle but thanks anyway.



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Posted by: sekker
Date: November 20, 2015 04:44PM
If she likes to read on her iPhone, then the iPad mini 2 is a great buy. It's the best middle-size tablet out there for the price.

If she likes to read a real book, get the kindle. That's a true replacement for paperbacks etc.

I have a kindle, and I like it because it cannot do anything but be an ereader - but I have a big iPhone and an iPad. But if you wife doesn't have an iPad, getting a mini would be a bonus.

I love taking my kindle outdoors when I'm on vacation or it's a nice weekend. No iPad is as easy to use outside.
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Posted by: mspace
Date: November 20, 2015 05:46PM
I purposely chose the Paperwhite for the e-ink. It is really tiring for the eyes in general to be always staring at a back-lit screen.
True, that there's no color with e-ink, but I can say that reading is much more physically relaxing and is a good change up from the monitor.
I absolutely would not want to read a whole book on an iPad and would do everything to get it to my Kindle.
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Posted by: billb
Date: November 20, 2015 05:50PM
we have a kindle and an iPad and the kindle never gets used any more


me, I'd rather have a moldy, dusty sneezy paperback



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Posted by: Robert M
Date: November 22, 2015 09:36AM
Space,

An iPad Mini of some kind. No doubt about it. I've used Kindles. I've used iPads. I've used Android tablets. I switched to an iPad for reading a long time ago and haven't looked back. That's my primary use for my iPad. That it can do a ton of other tasks is a bonus.

Since your wife has an iPhone, I'd go with an iPad Mini 3 or 4. The others are too big for a device that will be primarily an ereader. Now is the time to buy because of Black Friday. Definitely a great opportunity.

Given the choice, get a model with built-in cellular. That way, she can take it with her and use Wifi. Or, if you're willing to cough up the bucks, cellular data. She'll have the option, which is key.

Robert
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Re: Kindle for Wife??? Any suggestions?
Posted by: spacescape
Date: November 22, 2015 09:40AM
Thanks guys... Even more confused than ever. ha ha.
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