No matter how much you love paper copies of books, it's obvious that ebooks are much more convenient for traveling.
While preparing for my study abroad semester in London, England, a big question was: Do I bring my Kindle or iPad Mini?
As I'm also bringing my laptop for schoolwork, it seemed like a waste of space to bring both entertainment devices. But which one is better for my trip?
Though I only have experience with my iPad mini and Kindle Paperwhite, many of the benefits can apply to other eReaders or tablets.
- Holds a lot of books without worry about exceeding the space limit
- No back light or screen glare
- Very long battery life
- Doesn't support magazines or video
- Holds both books and magazines
- Allows for TV and movies
- Holds music
- Can use an internet browser or social media apps with wifi
- Much shorter battery life.
- The backlit screen and glare may make it hard to read in some situations
- The storage space fills up pretty fast with everything downloaded
Ultimately, the pros of the iPad mini outweigh those of the Kindle. Though I love that I don't have to worry about charging my Kindle, I also love my magazines and the seasons of Sex and the City I've downloaded on my iPad. And my Kindle will be waiting for me when I get back, perhaps ready for its turn on my next adventure!
Until next time.