REVscene - Vancouver Automotive Forum


Welcome to the REVscene Automotive Forum forums.

Registration is Free!You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! The banners on the left side and below do not show for registered users!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.


Go Back   REVscene Automotive Forum > Automotive Chat > Vancouver Off-Topic / Current Events

Vancouver Off-Topic / Current Events The off-topic forum for Vancouver, funnies, non-auto centered discussions, WORK SAFE. While the rules are more relaxed here, there are still rules. Please refer to sticky thread in this forum.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-15-2012, 10:43 PM   #1
Banned By Establishment
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 5,378
Thanked 435 Times in 189 Posts
Anyone here own a kindle or other dedicated e-reader?

Had a discussion with someone at the bar tonight, this girl I know is talking about writing a book after she heard I finished mine. She's a bit younger than me (23) and says everyone, literally everyone she knows has a kindle or an e-reader. I'm 34 and only a couple people I know have a dedicated e-reader.

Chime in if you have one or if you have an opinion on how prevalent e-readers are!
Advertisement
Jason00S2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2012, 11:00 PM   #2
i like gifs
 
Ch28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: imgur
Posts: 26,904
Thanked 7,443 Times in 2,569 Posts
Nothing beats holding a physical book while reading. I've tried the whole reading off a tablet thing, and honestly, it felt weird as hell.
Ch28 is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 10-15-2012, 11:02 PM   #3
Where's my RS Christmas Lobster?!
 
akalic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: richmond
Posts: 879
Thanked 2,284 Times in 186 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ch28 View Post
Nothing beats holding a physical book while reading. I've tried the whole reading off a tablet thing, and honestly, it felt weird as hell.
black-and-white kindles are virtually a book..you must have tried the backlit ones...NOT the same
__________________
spaghetti cakes
akalic is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 10-15-2012, 11:16 PM   #4
Captain Happy Bubble is my Homeboy
 
ac87's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Richmond
Posts: 325
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
i dont own one but my friends have KOBO...they said they got it in Japan but they sell it here too
__________________
(\__/)
(='.'=)
(")_(")
Chinchilla!!!!
ac87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2012, 11:16 PM   #5
Need my Daily Fix of RS
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Van Island
Posts: 264
Thanked 132 Times in 51 Posts
50 shades of grey?

otherwise kindle saves me money on txt books
tarobbt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2012, 11:50 PM   #6
I contribute to threads in the offtopic forum
 
parm104's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Surrey
Posts: 2,806
Thanked 2,621 Times in 684 Posts
I just bought an 7" Galaxy Tablet. I bought it just for reading my texts. The benefit of having this is that I won't be narrowed down to just "Kindle Store" or the "Nook" store. I can download the apps from different readers and shop around @ different estores.

Nice to have it all sync with my other devices, ie: phone.

PS - If you rent or buy used textbooks or just textbooks from the school bookstore period, book bugs/bed bugs are becoming more and more common these days. This was my solution to be able to read texts in bed without having to worry about pests.
__________________
Clicky Clicky For my Feedback
parm104 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2012, 11:51 PM   #7
Cant Stop Modding Fat Cars w/ Cheap Pasts!
 
StylinRed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: CELICAland
Posts: 23,881
Thanked 9,758 Times in 3,529 Posts
i bought my cousin a kobo and myself one

but both of us prefer an actual book in hand that isn't to say the kobo isn't good, i read all the free books on it (again as ive read them in actual book form)

other than that neither of us have used ours
StylinRed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 03:41 AM   #8
Marcosexual Fan Club, CEO
 
Marco911's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: US Bush-country
Posts: 7,741
Thanked 823 Times in 284 Posts
I have a Kindle. It's great if you travel because you can bring your book collection along. I prefer paper books. IPAD is too distracting to be an e-reader.
__________________
Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.
Marco911 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 05:43 AM   #9
I contribute to threads in the offtopic forum
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: richmond
Posts: 2,513
Thanked 1,352 Times in 445 Posts
If you have an iPad, there's a pretty good site ( forgot the name) that let's you d/l any book/magazine for free. Like mentioned above, I've tried the e- publications, and it does feel weird.

I don't think I'd bother buying one. Plus, I like wasting time browsing through books at a library or at Chapters.
vafanculo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 06:02 AM   #10
Need my Daily Fix of RS
 
Majestic12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 295
Thanked 199 Times in 87 Posts
I have one. I'd PREFER the feel of a real book, but at the same time, if you get a kindle, you can carry your entire collection everywhere, its lightweight, and you can read it in sunlight (unlike a phone/tablet screen). I think it's great. The benefits outweigh the sole downside that I can think of, which is you don't get to hold a physical book in your hand.
Majestic12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 06:46 AM   #11
PJ
My name is PJ and I like dogs.
 
PJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Vancity/Toronto
Posts: 3,181
Thanked 1,683 Times in 532 Posts
I had a Kindle, but I sold it when I bought an iPad.

It was weird at first, but you get used to it.

I find it also depends on the book. If it's a novel and you're just reading through, then the tablets will do fine. They're thin, multi-functional, and lets face it - it's cool to have.

The down side is, if you're reading a book where you might have to flip back and forth between pages (non-fiction, self help, etc), then it becomes a pain.
__________________
Studies show 100% of people die.. Might as well have some fun.

Hello my name is PJ.


Buy/Sell Feedback 1-0-0
PJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 07:12 AM   #12
Where's my RS Christmas Lobster?!
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Canada
Posts: 863
Thanked 486 Times in 111 Posts
I have a Kobo, and it feels like reading a real book (after you use it for awhile).
Nechako87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 08:16 AM   #13
Rs has made me the man i am today!
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Burnaby
Posts: 3,002
Thanked 5,110 Times in 1,107 Posts
Girlfriend just bought the Sony e-reader, and she's enjoying it well so far. She reads a lot of novels so there's no flipping back and forth, and for her the benefits (lightweight & portable, vast collection, etc) outweigh the strangeness from reading off a screen.

I find the screen easier on the eyes than traditional tablets w/ LCD's...dunno if it's the brightness or contrast or what, but reading from an e-reader for extended periods of time was better.

She's 26 if it matters.
inv4zn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 08:19 AM   #14
RS.net, helping ugly ppl have sex since 2001
 
Levitron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Rmd, BC
Posts: 9,951
Thanked 378 Times in 66 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by ac87 View Post
i dont own one but my friends have KOBO...they said they got it in Japan but they sell it here too
Kobo is actually designed in Canada! A buddy of mine works for them as a UI/UX engineer.

Quote:
Originally Posted by akalic View Post
black-and-white kindles are virtually a book..you must have tried the backlit ones...NOT the same
Yeah, backlit displays (i.e. iPads or any other Android tablets) are not the same as e-ink readers (i.e. Kobos, Kindles, Nooks).

It took me a little getting used to. Its almost like there's a learning curve for learning how to read on the things (I have a B&N Nook). Once you get a hang of it, it's not too bad. I like the idea of having 10 books in my reader while traveling.

What I find annoying is that Amazon is pretty much the only company with a wide enough store that has most of the books I want to read. Other companies, less so.
__________________
All hail 2.3 turbo
RIP: long live 1.6
-Former S.O.M.O. Vive la resistance!
-MFC Fan # 3
-RS ELITE NINJA smurf-ninja
-L.B.C.: REVscene's Resident Lowballers
-RS Photography Crew WpnOfChoice: Sony DSC-F717~"Dana"


http://www.flickr.com/duckducksnap
Levitron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 08:23 AM   #15
Old School RS
 
lowside67's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Port Moody
Posts: 4,357
Thanked 3,591 Times in 1,080 Posts
I have a black and white Kindle with wifi that my ex bought me for my birthday. When I first got it I was like "awesome... something I will never use" but I have to say that I use it all the time and it's awesome. It's really easy on your eyes, it really is identical to reading a physical book which is a big deal for me. I probably buy half my books and torrent the other half, it's super easy to load stuff onto which is a plus for me. For $99 I think it gets a big thumbs up...

Mark
__________________
2011 BMW 128i (Sold 2019)
lowside67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 08:43 AM   #16
Revscene.net has a homepage?!
 
twixxer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 1,223
Thanked 55 Times in 24 Posts
i have a kindle, the e-ink is great. So much easier on the eyes, i can't read for extended periods on a back lit screen it feels like staring at the sun after a while.
twixxer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 08:46 AM   #17
reads most threads with his pants around his ankles, especially in the Forced Induction forum.
 
Mr.HappySilp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 10,645
Thanked 2,189 Times in 1,130 Posts
Got a Kobo. Is great for reading on the go. But I still like real books better. However since there are lot's of free books and you can download a lot of books for free through various source it isn't too bad.
Mr.HappySilp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 09:20 AM   #18
Banned By Establishment
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 5,378
Thanked 435 Times in 189 Posts
Damn, a lot more people than I thought on here have them!
Jason00S2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 09:22 AM   #19
RS.net, helping ugly ppl have sex since 2001
 
JKam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Burnaby
Posts: 8,027
Thanked 552 Times in 237 Posts
I read everything on my 10" tablet.. If I like the book I'll end up buying it to put in my bookcase but I won't read from it. I like not have to flip the page, just a flick instead lol. It's also great for travelling, having 100+ books/comics on you without having the weight of 100+ books.
JKam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 09:34 AM   #20
I STILL don't get it
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: vancouver
Posts: 486
Thanked 18 Times in 6 Posts
I was in new York and new jersey a week ago and I see people using them while riding the subway
Posted via RS Mobile
SilverT is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 10:30 AM   #21
Banned By Establishment
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 5,378
Thanked 435 Times in 189 Posts
Sweet, now I just need to cast an actress for my vignette, get it filmed, edit it into the middle of my sex tape, and then release my book
Jason00S2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 10:58 AM   #22
Female Driven
 
FI-Z33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Posts: 1,163
Thanked 489 Times in 166 Posts
Reading this thread is making me want to buy one...
Any recommendations on which one to purchase?
Posted via RS Mobile

Last edited by FI-Z33; 10-16-2012 at 11:22 AM.
FI-Z33 is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 10-16-2012, 10:59 AM   #23
My bookmarks are Reddit and REVscene, in that order
 
Culverin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 4,442
Thanked 13,465 Times in 1,814 Posts
I have an older sony ereader. It's smaller than a book, saves my page when i fall asleep reading. I like it, but don't love it.

The new kindle paperwhite has a backlit screen. I think to be able to read in bed with the lights off would make me love it.
__________________
***Sarlo's Awesome Eatery ***
Facebook // Instagram
Culverin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 11:01 AM   #24
Banned By Establishment
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 5,378
Thanked 435 Times in 189 Posts
I'll give away some free copies to RS readers when the book is released


Something like the top 10 people to guess closest to the word count get a free copy, or something
Jason00S2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 11:01 AM   #25
Banned By Establishment
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 5,378
Thanked 435 Times in 189 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Culverin View Post
I think to be able to read in bed with the lights off would make me love it.

I noticed if I try to read on my iPhone at night, the bright lights, even with the screen turned down, ends up keeping me awake longer than I intended
Jason00S2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Revscene.net cannot be held accountable for the actions of its members nor does the opinions of the members represent that of Revscene.net