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Custom font sizes. 37 66.07%
Custom margin sizes. 12 21.43%
Custom background / text colors. 5 8.93%
Custom orientation (portrait / landscape). 9 16.07%
Convenience of book procurement (in terms of over the internet instead of lugging pBooks back home). 39 69.64%
Easier page turns with fewer repetitive motions. 16 28.57%
Easier device hold with less hand strain (flat palm, flat surface, light single grip, light double grip). 27 48.21%
Lighter device size / weight (in comparison with particularly heavy pBooks). 37 66.07%
Lighter library weight overall (either in terms of on-the-go reading or physically moving a library to a new home). 41 73.21%
Text to Speech reading and/or audiobook integration. 6 10.71%
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Old 07-13-2011, 04:04 PM   #1
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eBook Accessibility

What convenience/accessibility features do you like most about eBooks/eReaders over pBooks?

UNUTTERABLY SILLY POLL TO FOLLOW!

(Note that some of these options will not correspond to all devices, or even all e-Ink devices.)
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Old 07-13-2011, 05:04 PM   #2
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Two (convenience of book procurement & audiobook integration) plus one that wasn't listed: lower prices. Since the bulk of my reading consists of public domain classics, I no longer have to buy them. I now get them free.
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Old 07-13-2011, 05:26 PM   #3
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I voted "Lighter library weight overall". Thousands of books on a single SDHC card is just awesome. Which would you rather carry?



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Old 07-13-2011, 07:11 PM   #4
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Awesome poll idea ^^

Being able to read any book from your personal e-library at any time, anywhere. Also the convenience in general in relation with pbooks, i.e. size, weight and holding and keeping it open.

Also the ability to select our preferred font size is nice. I would consider the internet factor but sometimes I look at books at book sections of supermarkets or bookstores shelfs and when I get home I'm going to see online the ones that interested me and see their availability on Kindle.

Also you forgot one important one...

Free Books
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:14 PM   #5
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I picked the "light library" library-in-my-pocket option. I also would have picked "dictionaries lookup" (and "the blue one next to the fish" ).

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Old 07-13-2011, 07:44 PM   #6
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I picked the "light library" library-in-my-pocket option. I also would have picked "dictionaries lookup" (and "the blue one next to the fish" ).

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Yes, I, too, was very disappointed to see that last feature was lacking. It's the main reason for my ereader.

hundreds of books in my purse. That's really my main reason.
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LOL, I knew I was missing stuff. Free books and dictionary integration IS important.

Though I confess that by "accessibility" I was coming more from a "special needs" point of view. e-Readers are the best thing since sliced bread for a lot of people with wrist problems, eye problems, back problems, etc. Clearly I needed to also think about money problems and dictionary lookup issues, which are also MAJOR advantages of eBooks over pBooks!!

Also: SCARY MONKEY CLOWN FACE SIGHTING!
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I picked the "light library" library-in-my-pocket option.
Did you then go on to pick the broken device option as putting an eink device in your pocket is a really good way to get the screen damaged?

Seriously, putting an eink device in your pocket does increase the chance of the screen getting broken.
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Did you then go on to pick the broken device option as putting an eink device in your pocket is a really good way to get the screen damaged?

Seriously, putting an eink device in your pocket does increase the chance of the screen getting broken.
Depends on the device. My PocketBook 360 with hard cover is PERFECT for pockets.
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Did you then go on to pick the broken device option as putting an eink device in your pocket is a really good way to get the screen damaged?

Seriously, putting an eink device in your pocket does increase the chance of the screen getting broken.
The poll talked about not just devices, but ebooks, and my iPhone holds all my books quite comfortably in my pocket.

Or, you know, I picked and hyphenated "library-in-my-pocket" as one of those "turn of phrase" thingies.

But thank-you for the warning.

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Depends on the device. My PocketBook 360 with hard cover is PERFECT for pockets.
As are my PRS-505, 350 & 650 with covers... also depends on the pockets... my PRS-505 travels everywhere (and every day) in my pocket and has done for several years... I suppose it also depends on how you treat yourself and your pockets...
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As are my PRS-505, 350 & 650 with covers... also depends on the pockets... my PRS-505 travels everywhere (and every day) in my pocket and has done for several years... I suppose it also depends on how you treat yourself and your pockets...
I'm carried gently on the backs of specially trained peacocks at all times, aren't you?
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Did you then go on to pick the broken device option as putting an eink device in your pocket is a really good way to get the screen damaged?

Seriously, putting an eink device in your pocket does increase the chance of the screen getting broken.
My PRS-350 is in my pocket anytime I leave the house, unless I am reading with it. I have had it a while now and it has no scratches anywhere.

I do always wear outdoorsman shirts, and the pocket is my right breast pocket. Kept in the case there is not much risk.

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