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Old 12-27-2012, 10:21 PM   #1
Doranwen
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Question Need to replace e-reader - recommendations?

I had an Astak EZ Reader Pocket Pro and loved it for the following reasons:

- I could control the folder structure and organize files the way I wanted.
- I could read a wide variety of file formats.
- The battery lasted a long time.
- The e-reader did not reserve a bunch of hard drive space for online purchases, as I mostly read classics, public domain books, and fanfiction that I download and put on myself.

Other features or missing features did not bother me as much, as these were the crucial ones that I needed. For instance, I couldn't care less that it didn't have wireless--but it would bug me to death to not be able to connect it via USB and organize everything just the way I wanted. I helped set up my grandma's Nook Simple Touch and was annoyed that it seemed to reserve a portion of the hard drive for downloads from the B&N store. I didn't care for being "strongly encouraged" to use a particular store.

However, my EZ Reader has been having issues and is probably dead at this point, so I need to look into buying a new e-reader. I am not partial to any brand, except that I am not a fan of Apple products (I dislike companies that like to control every aspect of how the users use the product).

What e-readers would you recommend that would have these same features?

- control of file structure
- wide variety of formats
- ability to expand file size with SD card (and not reserving a bunch of hdd space for files that it thinks you're going to buy from its own store like the Nook does)
- e-Ink, as LCD battery does not last a long while
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