Following the suggestions of many TA.SE posts, I've purchased two travel guides for each country I'll be staying in (for more comprehensive coverage). But this has lead to an information overload, albeit better than not having enough information. But now I don't know how to take this information with me!
I have read some of the posts here on TA.SE, and I believe one post suggested to get the paperwhite version of the Kindle because of battery life. However, as I have read many of the Rick Steve's and other travel guide reviews, Kindle software doesn't seem advanced enough to allow for smooth interaction. I was wondering if the issues were only with the Kindle paperwhite, or does Kindle HD also have this issue? Even if the Kindle HD didn't have this problem, I would have to worry about the short battery life.
I would be okay with using a netbook or iPad, but as far as I know, there's no way of reading Kindle books on iPads or computers.
The option I don't want to entertain is to bring all these books, especially since I'm backpacking.
Certainly I plan on writing everything down (taking detailed notes of my itinerary and what not), but what if I lose my itinerary? Or what if I happen to need a back up plan or want to find something different? There's just too many "what-ifs."
Keeping packing weight in mind, what is recommended for this dilemma?
UPDATE: All my guidebooks right now are the hard copy books. I will definitely be bringing my iPhone. I can borrow a first generation iPad if needed, and I also have access to a netbook if needed.