The iPad as an E-Reader?
Does anyone use their iPad for reading ebooks intensively? Does it work well as a reading device? I don't mind about the weight.
When you read a book on your iPad, does your eyes hurt from the screen light after some time (eyestrain, tearing,etc.), as ereaders tend to have non-backlit screens (Kindle, Nook, etc.)
- 02-02-2012, 08:34 AM #2
- 02-02-2012, 09:07 AM #3
I do prefer my Kindle Touch for long (hour+) stretches of reading because it's lighter and easier to read in good lighting. The iPad is no slouch, though. I read the Millennium trilogy on my iPad just fine and I still prefer to read on it in low light or at night. If the iPad 3 goes "retina" on the screen resolution, it'll be that much better too.
- 02-02-2012, 02:32 PM #4
- 02-02-2012, 02:39 PM #5
I read on my ipad very regularly. It really is a good experience. I do tend to use the kindle app more, because I carry my kindle fire with me to the doctor's office and such because it's smaller, lighter and fits in my purse better. I like that I can lay on my side, prop up my ipad and read in bed with ease.
- 02-02-2012, 06:04 PM #6
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- 02-02-2012, 09:03 PM #8
- 02-13-2012, 08:02 PM #9
- 02-15-2012, 02:38 AM #10
Well, as my Kindle's screen are broken, now Im used to read with my iPad, and I don't find any eye strain.
But I should say the Kindle made me more concentrated on reading than the iPad, as when I read with iPad and find some questions, I would search online immediately, and that sometimes made me so busy.
Maybe I should get myself concentrated on the iPad reading.
- 02-15-2012, 08:18 AM #11
- 02-29-2012, 09:06 AM #12
- 02-29-2012, 04:56 PM #13
I've been using my iPad with no problems (using iBooks and Kobo Reader), though I tend to use the same on my iPhone while traveling by, say, public transit as a size and convenience issue.
No problem with eyestrain, though I understand sleep experts suggest you shouldn't be looking at a bright screen just prior to bed. So maybe a real book by the bedside?
- 02-29-2012, 05:02 PM #14
- 02-29-2012, 05:08 PM #15
Just Me, D
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- 03-09-2012, 11:17 PM #16
- 03-10-2012, 07:55 AM #17
I understand the specs for the new iPad show the device to be heavier than the 2 and that may prove to be a downside for some using it as an eReader. Adding weight to a tablet would seem to be generally counter-intuitive (especially when the weight is not the result of, say, more external ports to make the device even more useful), but maybe Apple has a Master Plan. Or not.
- 03-10-2012, 08:09 AM #18
Just Me, D
Tapatalk (iPhone 4S)
- 03-15-2012, 11:33 PM #19
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- 03-20-2012, 06:47 AM #22
I read a lot when I had my iPad.
To be honest, I found it a little tough over time. Then again, I'm a bit OCD when it comes to seeing pixels on my display.
My girlfriend, who could care less for such superficial things, had absolutely NO problem with it.
With the new retina iPad, I imagine I can finally read on my new up and coming iPad with ease.
- 04-03-2012, 06:18 AM #23iPhone Newbie
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I find the iPad 2 an excellent e-reader, and useful for editing my own books. Just save them to .pdf file with the standard American Paperback Page Size of 6 inches by 9 inches, an drag and drop in iTunes.
Unlike a Kindle, the screen is big enough to reproduce the pages with an easily readable Font size, and EXACTLY, with your custom Headers and Footers intact.
Don't get me wrong, I like the Kindle too, it is lighter and easier read outdoors, but I MUST reformat the pages to fit and this makes the subsequent editing more difficult.
As far as weight and glare are concerned I read the iPad in bed with it sitting on an A5 Easel, resting on my tummy, and turn the brightness down from its default 50% to about 30%. I do agree though, without the easel, it is quite heavy.
- 05-01-2012, 07:15 AM #24
- 05-01-2012, 07:52 AM #25