4 Replies Latest reply: May 26, 2010 5:32 PM by w7ox
Marc Chow Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
What do you prefer and why? I've heard that books are cheaper for the kindle, but is Kindle as good or even better as iBooks?

Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.3)
  • red555 Level 4 Level 4 (2,550 points)
    Yes, the kindle is good. The books are cheaper and there are more books available on the kindle. I prefer reading on the ipad though.

    The best of both worlds for me is the iPad with iBooks AND the ipad kindle app. That way, all the good is rolled into one.

    The only complaint I've heard about the ipad as a reading tool is it's heavier than the kindle reader.
  • Johnathan Burger Level 6 Level 6 (15,625 points)
    I prefer kobo over kindle-you don't have to leave the app for iBook or kobo to shop.
    I have not noticed any price difference between iBook, amazon or kobo-then again I have only shopped for a few titles.

    Now-amazon and kobo have wider selection of books, I don't believe this will last for much longer.

    As far as just appearance for reading-iBook.
  • Mark Onisko Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I have the Kindle 2 and the iPad. I think it is easier to read books on the Kindle. The prices for books are the same for both. But the iPod definitely has more functionality. Right now I'll have to have both to enjoy each of their unique features. I plan to buy books on Amazon, and if I want I can read them on the iPod.
  • w7ox Level 4 Level 4 (2,385 points)
    Kindle2 .. and iPad. Both are good for reading the Amazon books.

    And there are so many to choose from!

    Phil