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Old 08-17-2012, 02:46 PM   #46
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No, I agree. I was just being flippant. I haven't noticed any significant difference between my kobo touch and my kindle kb, screen-wise.
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:50 PM   #47
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This would be tempting if I didn't already own a Nook Simple Touch. I like the minimalism, and especially like the up and down buttons on the right bezel, which are the thing I like best about my NST. Best of luck to them.

Did we ever find out whether it includes the case that is shown in the pictures?
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:38 PM   #48
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What about landscape mode? ...
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:30 PM   #49
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Also, the touchscreen reduces the clarity of the E-ink screen so there is probably little difference between the Kobo and the Pure. It is certainly the clearest normal e-ink screen out of the 8 I have had.
Obviously, you've not seen a reader with an IR touch screen. There is NOTHING you can see in front of the Pearl screen. The IR beams used are invisible to the human eye. That is where you are wrong. There is nothing in front of the screen to reduce the clarity. Also, supposedly, the screen used on the new Sony PRS-T2 is even better then that used on the Kobo, Kindle, and previous Sony. So it would be better then the older Vizplex used on the BeBook.

As for the software side of things, that's one thing I cannot comment on.
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:38 PM   #50
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Except by the fingerprints.
If you have a Sony, it uses a swipe to go forward or back and by swiping instead of tapping, you have less visible fingerprints as a swipe is akin to wiping the screen.
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:39 PM   #51
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It is nice to know that BeBook is sill around and still making a reader even if it is a basic model with old hardware. Hopefully, they will come out with a more updated reader.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:36 PM   #52
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The lack of the Perl screen is the real disappointment as far as I am concerned. Otherwise, I might consider this because of its support for folders.

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Old 08-23-2012, 06:52 AM   #53
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In the UK, the Daily Mail Reward scheme is giving an e-reader for 8,000 points. It has a 5 inch colour screen, and can play video and audio as well. Supports a number of different book types including epub and mobi. Would take 32 weeks to gain that number of points to get it free. For those in Scotland with daily points it would take less time. 2800 points would get you a £10 voucher so the 8,000 is roughly the equivalent of less than £30. It also comes with an 'executive' case as well.

There is no mention of the e-reader make, but it does seem good value compared to the prices of other e-readers.
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:15 AM   #54
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If it's colour and supports video, then it's an LCD, and not an eInk screen.
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:38 AM   #55
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I actually dislike the Pearl screens. It seemed much harder to read in low light conditions, like with my bedsite lamp. I'm very interested in seeing if this is available in the US.
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:59 AM   #56
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I actually dislike the Pearl screens. It seemed much harder to read in low light conditions, like with my bedsite lamp.
In comparison to what do you feel it so much harder to read, to "normal" eink or to LCD?
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Lack of Pearl should not be a deal breaker in my opinion, I have both and the difference is not that great....Plus the simplicity of the machine is quite good...too bad they do not have a 5 inch version.....




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Lack of Pearl should not be a deal breaker in my opinion, I have both and the difference is not that great....Plus the simplicity of the machine is quite good...too bad they do not have a 5 inch version.....
Placed next to my 5 inch Hanlin, there is not a lot of difference, it is only bigger enough to accommodate the 6 inch screen but it is much thinner and lighter. My first thought when I opened the box was how small it is.

I am very impressed with it so far and if I had to actually pay for a new reader now, I would not hesitate.
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Placed next to my 5 inch Hanlin, there is not a lot of difference, it is only bigger enough to accommodate the 6 inch screen but it is much thinner and lighter. My first thought when I opened the box was how small it is.

I am very impressed with it so far and if I had to actually pay for a new reader now, I would not hesitate.

Good to know...Curious if you can adjust the Margins.... with Calibre...? or on the machine itself....
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Good to know...Curious if you can adjust the Margins.... with Calibre...? or on the machine itself....
On the machine.
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