Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Master Guru
    Molo316's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    BRITAIN
    Age
    25
    Posts
    7,198
    Rep Power
    72
    Points
    752 (10,438 Banked)
    Items EnglandArsenal

    Questions about the Amazon Kindle

    Hello.

    In the UK, Father's Day is coming up quite soon, and I'm thinking of getting me Dad an Amazon Kindle.
    My question is how do these work? To read books on there, do the files have to be in PDF format, or does it also support other formats?
    My friend says that if you were to "acquire" new books that you simply plug the Kindle into a computer, and drag and drop the new files onto it like a USB thumb drive; is this also true?

    And finally, what's the best on to go for? I was looking at this one, because it's more modern than the original version, but then there's also this one, however, he'll only be using it at home, and if he goes out I don't think he'll want to hook up to the world wide web or anything as he'll just be a simple and casual user.

    Any help is appreciated .

    Thanks.

  2. #2
    Ultimate Veteran
    Tutankhamun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Age
    24
    Posts
    21,503
    Rep Power
    130
    Points
    2,334 (16,356 Banked)
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    No idea about PDF's but Amazon has a large number of Ebooks available for sale in their Kindle Store which you can buy directly on the device. Keep in mind those books use DRM and are only readable on a Kindle or a device (such an iOS device etc) with the Kindle app installed.

  3. #3
    Master Guru
    Molo316's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    BRITAIN
    Age
    25
    Posts
    7,198
    Rep Power
    72
    Points
    752 (10,438 Banked)
    Items EnglandArsenal
    Alright, that's fair enough. Cheers for that.

    Any recommendation which one I should go for?

  4. #4
    Ultimate Veteran
    Tutankhamun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Age
    24
    Posts
    21,503
    Rep Power
    130
    Points
    2,334 (16,356 Banked)
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    If you think he would take it with him when he travels, and would need newspapers to update over 3G, then the 3G model is the one to go for. But if he'll just use it at home mostly then wifi ought to be good enough.
    Other opinions are available.

  5. #5
    young rich and tasteless
    squirrelbo1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    London
    Age
    23
    Posts
    16,768
    Rep Power
    135
    Points
    16,383 (0 Banked)
    Items ChelseaPS3 Fat
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    Yeah if its just got home use WiFi is perfect. Plus if he has a holiday planned can get them before he leaves. Just like you would do if you bought real books

    Sent from my HTC One X using Tapatalk 2
    "Remember that you are an Englishman, and have consequently won first prize in the lottery of life"

    Quote Originally Posted by dc89 View Post
    If this makes time travel possible I'll go forward in time voluntarily to get my hands on CoD34 and Final Fantasy Versus XIII. They come out in the same year.
    Quote Originally Posted by Seahawkk View Post
    I dont think i could take a dick, 1. im not gay and 2 one time i stuck my finger in my butt to see how it felt and i wasn't very pleased with the experience

  6. #6
    Master Guru
    Molo316's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    BRITAIN
    Age
    25
    Posts
    7,198
    Rep Power
    72
    Points
    752 (10,438 Banked)
    Items EnglandArsenal
    Cool, that sounds fair enough.

    Alright, thanks guys. Appreciate your responses

  7. #7
    Forum Guru
    [DT]'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Vilano Beach, FL
    Posts
    3,867
    Rep Power
    72
    Points
    17,992 (0 Banked)
    Sorry, I must have missed this the last few visits!

    Kindle supports a custom MOBI variant (with DRM), either AZW or KF8 (for newer reader devices and the Kindle Fire) - this is the format youíll be downloading directly from Amazon. They also support non-DRM based MOBI, PDF, TXT ... and Amazon offers a free conversion gateway to move several other formats into a compatible Kindle format. You can buy/download direct, thereís a couple of Amazon online utilities that allow moving purchases across different devices (using their cloud services), plus the device connected via USB simple mounts as a storage device like a HDD or USB drive, so you just copy files over in the proper directly, unmount and the content will be available.

    Like was pointed out, you can share Kindle purchases across a number of devices, whether itís a native Kindle device or a device running the Kindle app. Your content stays in sync across devices including bookmarks, current page, etc., via WhisperSync, itís pretty cool. My wife reads quite a bit of Kindle content on her iPhone and occasionally her computer or one of the iPads.

    Note that at least with the iOS based devices, you can login to another persons account, download books, logout and back into your own account and the content is stored locally. We do this to avoid syncing confusion if we happen to be reading the same book
    "Remember, you're young only once but you can be immature forever."

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
vBCredits II Deluxe v2.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2010-2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.