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Old 09-08-2013, 06:49 AM   #18
Xen
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Originally Posted by meeera View Post
Can I ask why you put so much store by user changeable batteries?
Because I don't want to have to throw my e-reader away just because it needs a new battery. That's just criminal waste, IMNSHO.

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Originally Posted by meeera View Post
I really don't get completely basing an ereader purchase now around the possibility that you might want to futz around chasing batteries on ebay and hacking open the device in case you might want to keep using it three or four years from now when the battery craps out. The tech is going to be very different by then. You might be very different by then. Etc.
I cannot imagine any change in tech, short of color e-ink, that would have me trying to replace an entire functioning e-reader. I expect to use an e-reader - even a bad one, like the Kindle - until it no longer works at all, which should not happen just because it needs a new battery. I surfed the bleeding edge of computer technology for most of my career. I see no need to throw an e-reader away just because somebody comes up with a bunch of features I don't even want. Such as, touch screens, wi-fi (which just runs the battery down), or integrated browsers. I'm perfectly happy with something I can just read a book on.

And BTW, when color e-ink (affordable and reliable) comes along, I would ADD a device, not replace a functional one.

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