GAMEBOOMERS provides you with all the latest PC adventure computer games information, forum, walkthroughs, reviews and news.
GB Reviews Latest & Upcoming Adventure Games GB Annual Game Lists GB Interviews

BAAGS

GB @ acebook

GB @ witter

About Us
Walkthroughs free games galore Independent Games World of Adventure Patches Game Publishers & Developers GameBoomers Store
The Adventure Shop Big Fish Games Homepage
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#887304 - 05/13/13 02:24 AM E-reader -- help!
aserID Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 09/20/12
Posts: 144
Loc: United States
wave Hey, gang! I'm interested in
buying an e-reader! Can you help
me?

I'm looking for one with..

1. A touchscreen;
2. A screen no larger than
6 inches, if possible;
3. A backlight for night
reading;
4. One that I can play games
on (maybe adventure games?);
5. One that would fit in my
purse.

I know there are tablets out there
with larger screens, but I'd really
like one that I can easily carry
around.

The brand name and price wouldn't
matter; and if it has more features
than what I need, it would be okay,
as long as it has what I want.

So, what do you think? Is there such
an e-reader?

I would really appreciate your help,
guys! Thanks alot!

Angie a.k.a. Aser wink rah

Top
#887323 - 05/13/13 05:20 AM Re: E-reader -- help! [Re: aserID]
Lex Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 03/07/04
Posts: 4830
Loc: Isle of Man
Amazon now have a whole range of Kindles in a whole range of sizes, but you can of course have the Kindle app on just about any device, including the iPad.

The problem with all these devices is that gaming possibilities are very different from those on a PC or laptop. Other than that, from everything I have heard (and bearing in mind how much my wife loves her full size iPad), how about the iPad Mini?

I have the original Kindle and still think that takes a lot of beating as a pure e-reader, but it would be a struggle to play games on it and the screen is only black and white. Some of the newer ones are really tablets, and even the more basic one has a reading light option.

I hope these comments help. smile



Edited by Lex (05/13/13 07:11 AM)
_________________________
Life is what happens while you're making other plans.


Top
#887337 - 05/13/13 07:36 AM Re: E-reader -- help! [Re: aserID]
GBC Offline
Adept Boomer

Registered: 07/06/07
Posts: 14200
Loc: Massachusetts
Kindle has a e-reader white and you can read it out in sunlight. I have one like Lex's and I also have the Kindle Fire which is lit and can play any games and has internet access etc. like a little tablet. I take it everywhere.
_________________________
Gail

Top
#887366 - 05/13/13 10:32 AM Re: E-reader -- help! [Re: aserID]
BrownEyedTigre Online   happy
The Sassy Global Moderator PR Liaison
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 01/04/04
Posts: 64406
Loc: In the Naughty Corner
If you want to play games the most versatile will be an Ipad mini but the size is 7.9 inches.

Ana wave
_________________________
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?

Top
#887387 - 05/13/13 11:52 AM Re: E-reader -- help! [Re: aserID]
looney4labs Online   content
GB Reviewer Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 04/05/04
Posts: 42040
Loc: Alabama
You can do all the things you list on the original Kindle Fire, though the screen may be a bit bigger than 6 inches. Son reads on his all the time. I find it a bit heavy to read on but son and both g'daughters use theirs all the time. luck


Edited by looney4labs (05/13/13 02:56 PM)
_________________________
"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."
-Roger Caras

Top
#887396 - 05/13/13 12:22 PM Re: E-reader -- help! [Re: aserID]
MaG Offline
Administrator
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 12/28/99
Posts: 65666
I use my Nook all the time. I also read books on the PC with the Nook app and Kindle app.

The nook has all your requirements but as stated - it really is not good for games.

Top
#887443 - 05/13/13 05:10 PM Re: E-reader -- help! [Re: MaG]
luv2travel Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 01/30/02
Posts: 2081
Loc: Phoenix, AZ USA
I have had both sizes of Kindle Fire and an original Nook that's only an E reader, but is good outside in the sun. Neither of my Kindles can be used very well outside. I agree, the games you can play on the tablets bear no resemblance to the games you can play on a computer or game console. They're fun, but basic and just different. My Nook isn't touch screen, but both Kindles are. The Kindle line has a Paper-White screen that's easy to read anywhere, and some are quite small though they're black and white only. You can get both the Kindle and Nook reader apps for your smart phone too.
Good luck!
Andrea wave
PS: A friend has the iPad mini, and loves it. I thought they were too expensive.


Edited by luv2travel (05/13/13 05:14 PM)

Top
#887478 - 05/13/13 10:25 PM Re: E-reader -- help! [Re: aserID]
Draclvr Online   content
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 06/03/05
Posts: 9673
Loc: In Missouri near St. Louis
The Google Nexus is another choice that gives you a ton of options. For gaming you need to consider the operating system and the apps available. If you're wanting to play conventional adventure games, you'll need to have a Windows based OS. Although a lot of games are being ported to Android and the IPad, they are limited.

I have a Kindle Fire and absolutely love it for internet use and reading. I have a few simple gaming apps, but that's about it.

You probably won't find anything with a 6 inch form factor. They are either 7 inches or 10.9 inches. The Kindle Fire HD also has an 8.9 inch tablet.
_________________________
Gardening is better than therapy. Plus you get tomatoes.

Top
#887675 - 05/14/13 10:08 PM Re: E-reader -- help! [Re: aserID]
aserID Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 09/20/12
Posts: 144
Loc: United States
wave Hey, everybody --

Lex,
Gail (GBC),
Ana,
Looney4labs,
MaG,
Andrea (Luv2Travel) and
Draclvr --

I knew this was the right
place to turn to for help--
thanks for taking the time
to respond! You've made it
much easier for me to decide
which e-reader to buy!

I'll take it from here,
gang!

Thanks, again!

Angie aka Aser rah


Edited by aserID (05/14/13 10:10 PM)

Top
#887678 - 05/14/13 10:34 PM Re: E-reader -- help! [Re: aserID]
BrownEyedTigre Online   happy
The Sassy Global Moderator PR Liaison
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 01/04/04
Posts: 64406
Loc: In the Naughty Corner
I'm glad we helped!

Ana wave
_________________________
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?

Top
#887679 - 05/14/13 10:35 PM Re: E-reader -- help! [Re: aserID]
Draclvr Online   content
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 06/03/05
Posts: 9673
Loc: In Missouri near St. Louis
Let us know what you end up with!
_________________________
Gardening is better than therapy. Plus you get tomatoes.

Top
#887692 - 05/14/13 11:50 PM Re: E-reader -- help! [Re: aserID]
aserID Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 09/20/12
Posts: 144
Loc: United States


You bet!

Aser wave

Top
#887832 - 05/15/13 03:56 PM Re: E-reader -- help! [Re: aserID]
BrownEyedTigre Online   happy
The Sassy Global Moderator PR Liaison
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 01/04/04
Posts: 64406
Loc: In the Naughty Corner
Aser, check out this deal here.
_________________________
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?

Top
#887885 - 05/15/13 09:35 PM Re: E-reader -- help! [Re: aserID]
aserID Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 09/20/12
Posts: 144
Loc: United States


Ana-

Thanks for the tip! I'll
certainly check it out!

Aser

Top
#888744 - 05/19/13 11:53 PM Re: E-reader --news! [Re: aserID]
aserID Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 09/20/12
Posts: 144
Loc: United States

wave Hi, everybody!
Surprise!! surprise!!

My niece surprised me with a
Kindle Fire today after she
learned I was interested in
buying an e-reader!!

Owning several of them herself,
she feels certain I'll enjoy
owning one. She currently has
a Google Nexus, a Nook and a
Kindle. In her opinion, they're
all good and she loves every one
of hers!
Can't wait to use mine! bravo

Thanks, again, for your help,
everybody!

Angie aka Aser wink rah

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  BrownEyedTigre, looney4labs 

Who's Online
Key: Admin Global Mod Mod Staff  )
13 registered (BrownEyedTigre, ergggo, Draclvr, Lise, Rowan, 3dobermans, kjos, SirDave, sanford, 1 invisible), 79 Guests and 14 Spiders online.
Newest Members
GreenBoat, Spidermna133, kamoj, RebKean, gerald
8493 Registered Users