Started by drogulus, May 26, 2010, 02:07:31 PM
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Quote from: drogulus on May 26, 2010, 02:07:31 PM I'm looking to get an eBook reader, and I'd like to know which one to get based on the experience of owners. So, which device is best in terms of ease of use, screen quality, battery life, reading comfort or any other measure of quality you may think relevant?
Quote from: Scarpia on May 26, 2010, 02:15:07 PMIn any case, unless you need to read in direct sunlight, why not get an iPad?
Quote from: Scarpia on May 26, 2010, 02:15:07 PMI'm unlikely to get a Kindle, which locks you into Amazon. (Even if you want to load a public domain file, you have to e-mail it to Amazon get it on a Kindle, if I understand correctly).
QuoteIn any case, unless you need to read in direct sunlight, why not get an iPad?
Quote from: KevinP on May 26, 2010, 03:10:11 PMBecause your eyes get tired from looking at the back-lit screen. After three decades of reading from computer, I'm amazed how easy the Kindle is on the eyes, and equally amazed that I never realized how tiring LCDs are.Honestly don't understand why people are so crazy about these keyboardless laptops.
Quote from: KevinP on May 26, 2010, 11:30:09 PMYou can read the same book as many time as you want as you want on a Kindle. It's yours as long as you have a Kindle (in any form) to read it on. You can read them on other Kindles if you have more than one. You read a book on your hardware Kindle, continue reading it (automatirally starting at your last page) on your Kindle for PC, and finish reading it on your Kindle iPhone ap.Please don't put such false information out there. It's perfectly fine if you don't know all the details, but just say so rather than post false assumptions to persaude droguls not to buy something you have never tried.
QuoteAmazon doesn't use the most common industry standard format, but their own format.
Quote from: KevinP on May 27, 2010, 06:26:55 AMThese includes .MOBI, .PRC, .AZW, .TXT and .PDB. (I've not tried them all.)
Quote from: petrArch on June 05, 2010, 12:59:25 PMI have had the Kindle DX for a little over a year now...
Quote from: petrArch on June 05, 2010, 12:59:25 PMI have had the Kindle DX for a little over a year now and am extremely happy with it.
Quote from: Gurn Blanston on June 05, 2010, 01:20:35 PMThanks very much for that review. You have managed to answer a lot of the little questions that have been nagging me and which don't ever seem to get addressed. NOW I can think about actually getting one myself, since the answers you gave were positive from my POV. ----------------Now playing: Quatuor Festetics - Hob 03 19 Quartet in C for Strings Op. 9 #1 4th mvmt - Finale: Presto
Quote from: drogulus on June 05, 2010, 02:37:53 PM I'll be in Texas next Sat., and gone by Tues. Is that OK?
Quote from: Gurn Blanston on June 05, 2010, 03:01:01 PMActually, OK is just north of here, we are TX. But I can see that I don't need to give you the good advice to not stick around for long; we are expecting near 100°F (38°C for our non-F members) in the next couple days. Only a fool would visit here for any amount of time at this time of year! ----------------Now playing: Quatuor Festetics - Hob 03 23 Quartet in Bb for Strings Op. 9 #5 1st mvmt - Poco adagio
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