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Old 09-18-2009, 05:56 PM   #8
Elfwreck
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Originally Posted by queentess View Post
he turned me down saying it wasn't as portable as a small paperback (he can't fit any of the ereaders into the calf pocket on his uniform pants), and he was afraid of getting sand into it or cracking the screen...
The new 5" readers are small enough, I think, and lightweight metal cases are available, or could be found to fit them. The PocketPro & Opus have card readers; the Sony PRS-300 strikes me as almost entirely useless for travelers with potentially limited internet access.
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