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Amazon Kindle, Wi-Fi - £91 *Instore* @ Tesco
Amazon Kindle, Wi-Fi - £91 *Instore* @ Tesco

Amazon Kindle, Wi-Fi - £91 *Instore* @ Tesco

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Saw this in store at the newly extended Tesco Extra in Gillingham. I didn't buy one as I use the old fashioned library method of reading but may be useful for someone ;-)

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chaywa

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Didn't take photo nor buy one, just passing on the info I saw. They were in a cardboard display at the end of an aisle with a printed poster saying £20 of RRP

It was £111 same as amazon when I saw yesterday, so might be store specific, although no reason why it cant change overnight.
Edited by: "Niz" 23rd Feb 2011

£111 in Accrington store this afternoon.

£91 + premium cost of buying ebooks from Amazon.

If it's true, that's an incredible offer.

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I would absolutely drive the seven miles to my nearest 24hr Tesco right now for this...

I know these things are thin and the screen is easy on the eyes but personally I can't see how these things are gonna cope against the tidal wave of tablets that will hit the shelves this year. If I were weighing up the options I'd pay the extra and go for a Tablet that will allow me to do more than just read books.

And I used to think 'what's wrong with good old paper books'!

Why would anyone want one of these is beyond me? What's wrong with a book??

Blasphemous

I know these things are thin and the screen is easy on the eyes but … I know these things are thin and the screen is easy on the eyes but personally I can't see how these things are gonna cope against the tidal wave of tablets that will hit the shelves this year. If I were weighing up the options I'd pay the extra and go for a Tablet that will allow me to do more than just read books.And I used to think 'what's wrong with good old paper books'!



currently there isnt a tablet PC out there with a paper style display. It really looks like a piece of paper, tablets tend to get screen glare and your eyes will hurt if you stare at a ipad all day. This is just like a book.

Plus the free 3g internet around the world is amazing!

what is it ?

Sunni

£91 + premium cost of buying ebooks from Amazon.



Project Gutenberg has a lot of free books in Kindle and iPAD format gutenberg.org/wik…age. Many books are excellent as they are out of copyright. So this is a neat way for some to do away with hardcopy of books.

I understand the concept of the kindle, my friend has one and I must say it is something different.

It is built for reading, there is no comparison to a tablet, the screen is nothing like a tablet or an ipad. It has no glass for reflections and no backlight, if you can imagine a screen which flicks like one of those old style boards in airports, but does this for every pixel...
the good thing about this is you 'turn a page' and that's it, battery no longer being used because the image is on screen, doesn't need to be changed so no power needed.
This also means that due to no backlight there is no eye strain, it is exactly like reading a page in a book.
Go and have a look at one in action it really is something different.

The difference between this and a normal book is the fact you can expand the page so the letters are bigger and also you can have 300+ books without the clutter of books lying around your house.

I personally would never use anything like this but people who read lots of books would really appreciate just how good this unit is and for the price it is very good.

Adding heat if you can get one

EDIT; you can also browse the web (kind of) on it, looks weird but it works

Edited by: "drunken_prozac" 23rd Feb 2011

interesting..

Its more Rainham than Gillingham!

This is a purposely designed book reader - plays pdf also - they have tried colour screen but the ink is not as sharp - once the prices drop as with mp3 v cds they will become more mainstream.

I was about to buy one at £111 on amazon but weighing up the value for money.

I have to admit that I would never have considered one of these preferring a book or a tablet. Having received one as a present I have 'bought' around a dozen free books off Amazon and about 2 full price ones (around the same as a paperback). I also bought a CD off Ebay for £10 which had around 3000 books on it.
All of these work well, it as as comfortable to read from as a book, due to the screen, actually it easier than some of the bigger books as it is less heavy, you constantly read from the same position etc.

I have now been converted. I write this from a hotel room and sat next to me is my Kindle with a choice of 3762 books and PDF files to choose from. I also store my OU books on here (downloaded PDF) so have my entire course reading with me to refer to.

If you see one of these for £91 buy it, try it for a week and if you don't like it you will make your money back on Ebay, or even Amazon!

On the tablet comment, when you can show me a tablet that is not backlit, straining eyes when reading in bed, and with a battery that lasts for a month for around the £100 mark then I will quite happily swap. Until then...

mercurystar999

Why would anyone want one of these is beyond me? What's wrong with a … Why would anyone want one of these is beyond me? What's wrong with a book??



Do you ever travel? I certainly notice the difference between having my kindle in my bag vs a couple of hefty books! (Not to mention that you cansomething like 3000 books on a kindle)

And that's before I get into the convenience of being able to download a book in less than a min no matter where I am.

Blasphemous

I know these things are thin and the screen is easy on the eyes but … I know these things are thin and the screen is easy on the eyes but personally I can't see how these things are gonna cope against the tidal wave of tablets that will hit the shelves this year. If I were weighing up the options I'd pay the extra and go for a Tablet that will allow me to do more than just read books.And I used to think 'what's wrong with good old paper books'!



I love my kindle - I use it all the time. There's no way I could read that much on a tablet (admittedly I use a computer all day so have enough eye-strain as it is). I've even taken to emailing work docs to my kindle as I'd rather read em on there (and it saves printing)

I also think the form factor of the kindle is much better for reading - it's just the right size - I couldn't comfortably hold an ipad etc for a couple of hours (and I'm a fairly strapping bloke). Also the price is a significant factor - for reading I want something relatively cheap that I can take everywhere not a £500+ device that I need to worry about.

I have the 3G version and have also had a fair bit of use of the free worldwide 3g connection.

...Oh and the battery lasts forever (did I say I love my Kindle)

splender

Project Gutenberg has a lot of free books in Kindle and iPAD … Project Gutenberg has a lot of free books in Kindle and iPAD formathttp://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page. Many books are excellent as they are out of copyright. So this is a neat way for some to do away with hardcopy of books.


I note that the Kama Sutra is their second most popular book!
Edited by: "Stompa" 23rd Feb 2011

£111 in tesco Knocknagoney tonight

Lie there £111. Tesco prices are the same nationwide.

PS if anyone has one or buys one - get yourself Calibre (http://calibre-ebook.com/) - it's free and amazing.

I have my newspaper of choice sent to my kindle everyday for free by Calibre.

Would consider if they had an offer on the 3g version. Free Internet browsing in 100+ countries world wide is appealing.

Can you get Wayne Rooney's latest autobiography on this?

Being an avid reader of books, I swithered about the kindle, but gave in and bought the 3G at £150 rather than the basic model at £111. The 3G allows me to connect to the internet, buy a book within around 3 minutes (great if like me you like trilogys.) read newspapers and magazines. At first I found it a bit uncomfortable to hold, but bought a leather holder which helped. My bookcases are now tidy and I have two large boxes of books to go to the charity shop

Wow! Any simple way to check stock?

Can you get Wayne Rooney's latest autobiography on this?

an incredible offer.

£111 in Manchester

pointless gadget. cold

cthisi

Lie there £111. Tesco prices are the same nationwide.



Why would I, or anyone else that has said its £111 in their local stores lie, considering I am in the market for one and went to my local tesco to see if it was this price!!


Edited by: "ben1979" 23rd Feb 2011

mykaloen

what is it ?



pmsl

mercurystar999

Why would anyone want one of these is beyond me? What's wrong with a … Why would anyone want one of these is beyond me? What's wrong with a book??



Nothing, but you cant take your entire libary of books on holiday can you? great if you like to dip in and out of a book eveynow and then. Heat added

[quote=rockinron]Can you get Wayne Rooney's latest autobiography on this?[/quote

All two syllables of it? Bloody caveman but what a goal against city :P

Sunni

£91 + premium cost of buying ebooks from Amazon.



Don't you love unfounded comments by idiots. The majority of books are cheaper on Kindle than in print. The last 2 IT books that I bought were £10 cheaper each!

When you use on of these you soon change your mind about them:

1. You can carry lots of books with you (useful for holiday, study or commuting)
2. The screen is much easier on the eyes than a tablet (E-Ink)
3. The savings on books soon add up and it will pay for itself
4. No waiting for deliveries or having to collect missed deliveries from the post office

I wasn't sure when I first got one, but now I'm over the moon with it!

If an avid reader, once bought and used then completely converted.

Barnabycat, which newspapers do you get as Calibre seems totally American?

Purchased one from Tesco Failsworth at 21:50 today.

It cost £111 so please expire.

Curses. Oh well, saved me the journey out.

waggabee

Didn't take photo nor buy one, just passing on the info I saw. They were … Didn't take photo nor buy one, just passing on the info I saw. They were in a cardboard display at the end of an aisle with a printed poster saying £20 of RRP



I saw it in there today aswell

rbrookes

Don't you love unfounded comments by idiots. The majority of books are … Don't you love unfounded comments by idiots. The majority of books are cheaper on Kindle than in print. The last 2 IT books that I bought were £10 cheaper each!When you use on of these you soon change your mind about them:1. You can carry lots of books with you (useful for holiday, study or commuting)2. The screen is much easier on the eyes than a tablet (E-Ink)3. The savings on books soon add up and it will pay for itself4. No waiting for deliveries or having to collect missed deliveries from the post officeI wasn't sure when I first got one, but now I'm over the moon with it!



Hmm perhaps you were lucky to get kindle versions cheaper as it is been in the news several times that this is usually not the case.
Secondly, whilst nice to store 3000 books, who ever needs more then a couple for a holiday? And if you do read more than a couple, why are you on holiday :s
Don't get me wrong, its a great gadget but its hardly the life saving device people are making it out to be! I don't think its going to save you money, not for a while yet anyway!
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