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Initial post: 23 Jul 2012 23:03:38 BDT
I am thinking of changing from my kindle to an iPad so I can wordprocess about the books.
Does anyone have practical experience of the battery life of an iPad when using it as a kindle platform?


Posted on 23 Jul 2012 23:22:47 BDT
The battery life on the iPad will never compete with the kindle. It is not really useful to compare the two as they are completely different gadgets. The iPad is a powerful multi-purpose tablet computer the kindle is a dedicated ereader. I have both, I never read on my iPad as I find the backlight glare uncomfortable for prolonged reading. The battery life is not great and even though it spends most of its life at home and I only use the iPad before work and when I come home I still need to charge it every night.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jul 2012 23:24:32 BDT
You use the iPad only before work and STILL need to charge every night?

Posted on 23 Jul 2012 23:56:31 BDT
Yep, it's currently plugged in as I type. I should add that Creepy Jr does also play the odd game on it but not obsessively. I have the iPad 2, the battery life is not the best but I believe the iPad 3 is better.

Posted on 24 Jul 2012 05:18:08 BDT
Gilly H. says:
I agree with creepy that the iPad is a great gadget. I use it for some time of every single day for Internet browsing (deal of the day is first stop in the morning), email and the occasional mindless game, but it isn't good for reading for long periods - Kindle is perfect for that. The battery life isn't great - I also need to charge my ipad most nights, or at least every couple of nights. I wouldn't want to do a lot of word-processing on it either, as I don't get on very well with the onscreen keyboard.

Posted on 24 Jul 2012 08:27:27 BDT
Bluestocking says:
I change the background colour to sepia when I read and find that quite comfortable. The big advantage is that if you have Kindle books with lots of coloured plates you can see them to advantage. Mine lasts about 2 days.

Posted on 24 Jul 2012 08:53:13 BDT
Campievanner says:
My iPad probably gets charged twice a week but as I use it for some games that eat the battery life I am happy with that. I use it from after work 5pm ish to 10 - 11pm pretty constant. I also watch video eg The Torch Cam on it.
I read Kindle on it when it is evening too as the Kindle Touch isnt bright enough with having "The Big Light" (as we called it as children) on and much prefer lower lighting levels.
Also I wouldnt take my iPad on the bus as I love it too much. My KT I like but don't love it so happy to take on the bus.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jul 2012 08:58:51 BDT
Thanks - your comment about wordprocessing interesting.
Perhaps I will stick with the kindle and wordprocess on the PC.


In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jul 2012 10:34:12 BDT
Brian says:
seems a big expense just for one thing, particularly if you can already do it on your pc

Posted on 24 Jul 2012 12:43:14 BDT
But the ipad is sooooo pretty!

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jul 2012 18:54:28 BDT
I bought a wireless keyboard to use with my iPad. The official one is around 50 but there are loads of unofficial ones around. It means I can type on an iPad screen but as if I'm using a computer keyboard.
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