1. Ammunet91's Avatar
    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 09:20 AM
  2. Timhewitt's Avatar
    Yes, for many hours a day. I find no more eye strain than reading regular books. Gave my Kindle away after a couple months and don't miss it at all.
    Last edited by Timhewitt; 02-02-2012 at 10:51 PM.
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    02-02-2012 09:34 AM
  3. Thegreatone3's Avatar
    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.
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    02-02-2012 10:07 AM
  4. spinecho's Avatar
    I have really enjoyed reading on my iPad. particularly using ibooks, it has been a wonderful experience.
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    02-02-2012 03:32 PM
  5. Smlk's Avatar
    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.
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    02-02-2012 03:39 PM
  6. Alli's Avatar
    Reading on my iPad doesn't bother my eyes, but I can never get comfortable with it. I find reading on my Kindle Touch an overall better experience.
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    02-02-2012 07:04 PM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Reading on the iPad is very pleasant, but not as pleasant as reading from a dedicated ink e-reader, in 'my' opinion. Also like others have stated, dedicated e-readers are lighter and easier to carry around.


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    02-02-2012 08:41 PM
  8. Quintus's Avatar
    I actually prefer reading on my iPhone 4S with the retina display using iBooks. I do however use my iPad2 as well with iBooks from time to time.
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    02-02-2012 10:03 PM
  9. kaser123's Avatar
    Reading ebooks on iPad is a great experience. This is one of the main purposes that i decided to buy an iPad. Make sure the ebooks are in ePub or PDF format when loads it into iTunes.
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    02-13-2012 09:02 PM
  10. Mella's Avatar
    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.
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    02-15-2012 03:38 AM
  11. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    ..(snipped) 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.
    ....
    It's good to know I'm not alone. .... When I read via my iPad, I end up wanting to do or doing other things, but not with my Nook Simple Touch.



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    Last edited by JustMe'D; 02-29-2012 at 11:32 AM.
    02-15-2012 09:18 AM
  12. o2sys's Avatar
    I use the ipad as my e-magazine reader, stop buying costly magazines at newstands...tried other tablets for this and nothing beats the iOS for magazine viewing.
    02-29-2012 10:06 AM
  13. Bazza1's Avatar
    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?
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    02-29-2012 05:56 PM
  14. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I use the ipad as my e-magazine reader, stop buying costly magazines at newstands...tried other tablets for this and nothing beats the iOS for magazine viewing.
    I'd have to agree with you in regard to 'magazines'. The iPad wins hands down, in my opinion, however, for ebooks, ereaders are the clear choices.


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    02-29-2012 06:02 PM
  15. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    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?
    As I stated in an earlier post, reading on the iPad is pleasant. Yet, I tend to read much longer via my Nook ereader than on my iPad. The text on an ereader is so book-like and natural, in my opinion. Still, to each his/her own. I guess if you have an iPad, you wouldn't 'need' an ereader but if you plan to use a device strictly for reading books and newspapers then an ereader is the clear choice, in my opinion, of course.


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    Tapatalk (iPhone 4S)
    02-29-2012 06:08 PM
  16. musicfor18's Avatar
    I love reading on my iPad, and I do so for at least a couple hours every day.
    03-10-2012 12:17 AM
  17. Bazza1's Avatar
    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 08:55 AM
  18. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    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.
    After a while, the weight of the iPad does come into play unless it's propped up via a stand or a smart cover. Yet, for reading, people generally want to be in a comfortable position and that can lead to having to hold the iPad in their hands and then switch back and forth from portrait mode to landscape mode to try to counter the discomfort due to its weight. so yeah, I agree that there's a downside to the new iPad being heavier.


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    Tapatalk (iPhone 4S)
    03-10-2012 09:09 AM
  19. jimmyn15's Avatar
    The ipad is great but still prefer but still prefer e-ink more
    03-16-2012 12:33 AM
  20. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    The ipad is great but still prefer but still prefer e-ink more
    No doubt!


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    (Tapatalk - iPad 2)
    03-16-2012 10:09 AM
  21. Apple_Fangirl06's Avatar
    I just recently purchased an iPad 2 & I'm enjoying reading at night. I purchased a Smart Cover...prop up my pad & read a way.
    03-20-2012 12:25 AM
  22. Sancho90's Avatar
    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.
    03-20-2012 07:47 AM
  23. Petraw14's Avatar
    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.
    04-03-2012 07:18 AM
  24. Itsfoxy's Avatar
    I love reading on my Ipad 2. I am dissapointed at not really being able to read it on the beach though without straining my eyes. Looks like I'm going to have to invest in another e-reader.
    05-01-2012 08:15 AM
  25. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I love reading on my Ipad 2. I am dissapointed at not really being able to read it on the beach though without straining my eyes. Looks like I'm going to have to invest in another e-reader.
    You won't regret your decision. My Nook Simple Touch goes where I go just like my iPhone. It's small, very light and I enjoy reading with it... a lot!


    Just Me, D
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    05-01-2012 08:52 AM
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