Wednesday, April 21, 2010

iPad as an e-book reader: Not so hot

I've been waiting for someone to test and compare the iPad against the Kindle and other dedicated e-book readers, and now that has been done by Jason Perlow at ZDNet.

His most important conclusion: "The iPad appears to be adequate for light daytime indoor reading, but fails miserably as an outdoor reading device. Vizplex e-Ink readers such as the Kindle, the SONY line and the Barnes & Noble Nook still appear to be much more optimal for long duration reading indoors and outdoors during daytime hours." (My bolding.)

In other words, Apple's newest iToy doesn't cut it for park-bench or beach-blanket reading.

I'm still sticking to the iPod Touch for that.

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