3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 26, 2012 4:58 AM by Chamar
adamjosephsmith12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I currently have an iPad 2 32 GB and I am wondering wether I should get a kindle or maybe a kindle fire. Is it worth it. I heard that you can get a kindle app for the iPad so what is that like

iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iOS 5.1.1, 32GB
  • 1. Re: Should I get a Kindle if I have an IPad
    pvonk Level 6 Level 6 (13,685 points)

    As far as I know, getting a kindle while owning an iPad (and the iPad version of kindle is good) is a good idea if


    1)  You find the iPad a bit too heavy for prolonged reading, and

    2)  The iPad does not work well in full sunlight - some kindle models are the same, but the monochrome ones easily can be read in sunlight.

  • 2. Re: Should I get a Kindle if I have an IPad
    Skydiver119 Level 7 Level 7 (21,255 points)

    That would be the main reason, if you find the iPad too hard to handle and read. I think you may also want to bear in mind, depending on how you use the kindle, carrying around the 500+ electronic device with its glass screen vs one that'a a lot less less expensive and lighter.


    I'm not into ebooks so I've never used that aspect of it, but I do know others that have both an e-book reader and tablet, and the screen illumination is one big issue. For some it causes eye strain.

  • 3. Re: Should I get a Kindle if I have an IPad
    Chamar Level 4 Level 4 (2,035 points)

    I have an iPad 3 and a Kindle Fire.  Both have their merits.


    As others have said size and weight are a consideration as is cost vs risk.  The iPad is hopeless in direct sunlight whereas the Kindle is easy to read.