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If you read yesterday’s post, you’ll know how much we enjoy reading our Zinio subscriptions on the iPad, but how is it as a book eReader?

Today, we’ve given you the pros and cons of the iPad as a book eReader.  Would you add anything to our list?

The pros:

  • has colour (great for grandchildren’s books and non-fiction titles)
  • permits reading of PDF documents
  • easy to read in the dark because of backlighting
  • can download free apps that allow you to read e-books from a variety of vendors – Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iBooks
  • can easily download ebooks and MP3 audiobooks from your local library using the free OverDrive Media Console app (if your library uses OverDrive DRM format)
  • supports interactivity
  • touchscreen

The cons:

  • no Flash support
  • screen glare from overhead lights and sunlight
  • heavier than single purpose eReaders
  • more expensive than single purpose eReaders
  • shorter battery life than single purpose eReaders

We love our iPad because it is multifunctional and operates very well as an eReader.  Do you use your iPad as an eReader?  What has your experience been?

Until next time,

Your Boomer Life Partners

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