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E-book reader (E-ink)
09-09-2009, 10:49 AM, (This post was last modified: 09-09-2009, 05:42 PM by Ratiocinator.)
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E-book reader (E-ink)
Now that I have amassed a collection of pdf E-books, I need a portable E-book reader to allow me to view them wherever I am.

Please could you recommend a few good ones from which to choose? Bookmarking, zooming, and expandable storage are very important, as is good resolution for picture viewing.
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09-09-2009, 11:13 AM,
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A Cheap Laptop, flexible for different formats, gives you video (mPlayer is a nice command line player for low CPU), games (I like a good SNES Emulator for the road), and music (f*ck the spyPod) + wireless and LAN when you need it, password protection you can get one for 10% of the price as a kindling. I take mine on the bus and plug in my earphones. If u don't think that is portable enough then you obviously don't have a backpack;).

Since they're so cheap it doesn't even matter if you get jacked for yours even and they resale for about the same $$ too if they're old enough, just run a demo screen of a cool game at a garage sale and it's guaranteed to fetch $100.

Happy hunting
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09-09-2009, 11:21 AM,
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I have reservations about using a small portable computer, such as the eeepc, or whatever they are called. This is due to battery life (E-paper can be left on without using any power), and the screens being much harder on the eyes for constant reading.

But, thanks for the suggestion; it may well be the best option.
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09-09-2009, 06:13 PM, (This post was last modified: 09-09-2009, 06:13 PM by drummer.)
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Asus, inventors of the netbook, is about to shake up the ebook world with the arrival of the world's cheapest digital reader

Unlike current ebook readers, which take the form of a single flat screen, the Asus device has a hinged spine, like a printed book. This, in theory, enables its owner to read an ebook much like a normal book, using the touchscreen to “turn” the pages from one screen to the next. It also gives the user the option of seeing the text on one screen while browsing a web page on the other. One of the screens could also act as a virtual keypad for the device to be used like a laptop. Whereas current ebook readers have monochrome screens, the Asus would be full colour. The maker says it may also feature “speakers, a webcam and a mic for Skype”, allowing cheap phone calls over the internet.

http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/ne...icle6822723.ece
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09-09-2009, 06:16 PM,
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I just read about that. It does not look like it uses E-ink, however, and I hope they don't include a webcam, wifi, or a microphone with it.

Either way, it is looking like now is not the best time to invest in an E-book reader.
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09-09-2009, 07:21 PM,
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E-book reader (E-ink)
Quote:I have reservations about using a small portable computer, such as the eeepc, or whatever they are called. This is due to battery life (E-paper can be left on without using any power), and the screens being much harder on the eyes for constant reading.

But, thanks for the suggestion; it may well be the best option.
You can always carry a spare rechargeable battery for those longer excursions.
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09-09-2009, 08:45 PM,
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Sure, but there is still the problem of eye-burn from the backlit screen. Further, I am yet to see a netbook pc which is capable of being configured so that the screen is parallel to the keyboard/main body to allow for convenient reading (so it can be held like a book). I mean in the same way as a tablet PC, but without the bloated cost (the touch screen would not be all that important, either).
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09-10-2009, 03:24 AM, (This post was last modified: 09-10-2009, 03:48 AM by Weyland.)
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I have been thinking about this for awhile and did a little research awhile back. I kinda like this one because it was made by FOXIT so it reads PDFS with no probs. Yeah most of them do but all them don't have the zooming function this one has. And anyways I don't fucking plan on buying any closed format books.


http://www.foxitsoftware.com/ebook/overview.html
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09-10-2009, 07:29 AM,
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Quote:but there is still the problem of eye-burn from the backlit screen.
Yikes, that sounds painful. I'll have to check out that FoxIT device and save my retinas.
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09-10-2009, 09:00 AM,
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Quote:I have been thinking about this for awhile and did a little research awhile back. I kinda like this one because it was made by FOXIT so it reads PDFS with no probs. Yeah most of them do but all them don't have the zooming function this one has. And anyways I don't fucking plan on buying any closed format books.


http://www.foxitsoftware.com/ebook/overview.html


Thanks. I don't plan of buying any closed format books either!
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09-10-2009, 09:03 AM,
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Quote:
Quote:but there is still the problem of eye-burn from the backlit screen.
Yikes, that sounds painful. I'll have to check out that FoxIT device and save my retinas.

The flicker rate can be a problem, as well as the ambient light balance; the new mercury-filled energy saving bulbs - which is almost all there is now, in the UK - don't seem to mix well, either. It is a recipe for 'fuzzy vision.'
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09-10-2009, 06:15 PM, (This post was last modified: 09-10-2009, 06:16 PM by Easy Skanking.)
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The Kindle is terrible. Aside from all of the limitations like connectivity and file compatibility, the controls are arranged in probably the worst way possible. Whenever you pick it up, you hit some random buttons and you have to sit for a few minutes to find out what you just did. Until there is one put out that functions just like a computer with complete local control and no unwanted outside access, I'll skip this piece of tech. It just hasn't reached a usable level yet.
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