Just a quick little back story...
I've been an "all-things-Apple" fan for years and years. I love all their user friendly products. Although I already had a Kindle, as soon as the iPad mini came out, I wanted it! I had the original iPad, and loved it, but not for reading in the bathtub, which is where I do most all of my daily reading. It was too heavy and my hands would always feel achy.
|The iPad Mini- in white and black|
I've recently become a Amazon Prime member, and there were some books I could get for free, but it had to be on a Kindle device. (Not just the Kindle app, mind you.) So, I got out my Kindle, charged it up (which wasn't just as simple as plugging it in since the battery had been taking a year + nap), and started reading on it.
And then I realized: I prefer the Kindle if I'm reading. Here's why.
But I still use my mini all the time and love it. For all the distractions I mentioned above! I'd way rather browse around on Facebook on a mini than my laptop. Also, I can use it for reading when there's absolutely no light source- (althou, to hell with the circadian rhythms, so I do try to avoid it late at night).
I love that all the books I buy on Amazon show up on both devices AND even keep my bookmarks in place!
I love them both. I use them both. And I'm so glad I have them both!