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iPad 2 vs. Kindle review & comparison

iPad 2

Pros:

  • Fun to play with.
  • Feel cool in coffee shops.
  • Lots of apps.
  • Perfect for consuming media.
  • Fun for taking short notes, like a giant iPhone.
  • Light, battery lasts a long time, shiny.
  • Lots of apps for kids to play with. (Or entertainment for bored adults on planes)

Cons:

  • Not going to pay AT&T more money for 3G service, so stuck finding wifi.
  • You can’t read books on this and keep your eyeballs happy.
  • Where did the SD card reader go?
  • You can’t write for a long time on this, need to buy the external keyboard.
  • It’s too heavy/awkward to hold for long periods of time.
  • The camera stinks compared to the iPhone 4.
  • Completely useless in bright light.

Kindle

Pros:

  • $139 or less, great entry price.
  • Almost all of the classics are free. And I adore the Kindle Single format.
  • Very light, easy to hold for a long time while reading.
  • Doesn’t feel fragile.
  • The screen is amazing, doesn’t hurt your eyes and you can read it in full sunlight.

Cons:

  • A lot more money for the 3G version. While doesn’t include a contract, it’s steep.
  • It would be nice to listen to music while you read, I can’t figure out how to do that.
  • Needs a backlight option so I can read in bed without turning on a light.