August 7, 2011

Birthday presents

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My family gave me money for my birthday so that I could buy myself something nice. I decided to get myself an e-reader. The only problem is, I don’t know which one.

What do you think?

The iPad is versatile, I like the reading experience on it and the backlit screen doesn’t bug me. I’d use it for more than just reading, but I’m not sure if I’d use it for $350 worth more, if you know what I mean?

The Kindle is smaller. It might fit in my pocket, it’s lithe and it has a nicely set up one-click buy thing. But it has the annoying keyboard and I can’t read in bed with the lights off. It’s locked to the Amazon bookstore and it’s just an e-reader, not a tablet. Besides, Amazon is rumored to release the Kindle touchscreen in a month or two, so buying a Kindle now would not be optimal.

Should I save my money and wait a month or two for the new Kindle? Should I buy the iPad knowing it’s very expensive (but I want it very much)?
Or should I buy the Kindle now and see if I don’t just enjoy it right away?


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