|12-03-2007, 12:01 PM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Which Reader supports reading in the dark?
I am looking for an e-book reader with display size similar to that of the Kindle, but I'd like a reader which could be used in dark (like in the bed during the night, etc.) Which devices support this feature? Thank you.
|12-03-2007, 12:11 PM||#2|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: France, Toulouse
Device: Sony PRS500
As far as I understand, the e-ink devices can't have backlight. So you can add an external source of light, or go for lcd devices, like the ebookwise : http://www.ebookwise.com/ebookwise/ebookwise1150.htm
|12-03-2007, 12:29 PM||#3|
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mississippi, USA
Device: Kindle 3 and Fire
For LCD devices, I like the Nokia 770 or the newer N800 and N810 Internet tablets, see Nokia N800 Internet Tablet as an e-book reader?. However, their primary e-book reader is FBReader and it does not read DRMed (encrypted or "secure") e-books. You can read secure MobiPocket e-books using a Palm emulator, but only in 320x480 of the 800x480 screen.
The other option is E-Ink with a reading light, see But what about the Kindle's Reading Light?.
|12-03-2007, 01:47 PM||#4|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Device: PW2, iPad Retina Mini, iPhone 4, MS Surface Pro, Onyx T68, N7,
Far and away you best bet (IMHO) is an eInk device with a clip-on reading light. eInk is just outstanding in daylight; it seems a pity to restrict yourself to an LCD device with all its associated issues (short battery life and eye strain) merely because it's self-illuminating. Book lights can be very good indeed - just as good as backlighting.
|12-03-2007, 06:20 PM||#6|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Grass Valley, CA
Device: EB 1150, EZ Reader, Literati, iPad 2
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