|12-05-2012, 12:09 AM||#16|
GranPohbah-Fezzes r cool!
Join Date: Jul 2010
Device: Nook STRs, Kobo Touch, Kobo Glo
My guess is that a whole lot of work wasn't put into image depiction/manipulation originally because of the limited grayscale range of e-ink and the requirement for dithering to depict many images in a decent manner -not as easy on a lower res 600x800 display. This tech was designed to reproduce text, images not so much... All that said, I'd like to see zooming support, etc. too. Especially now that resolutions are getting higher. Can't wait for larger units with better color displays in a few years for things that really do require color diagrams, drawings, photos, etc. at a less than crazy pricepoint.
|12-05-2012, 01:07 AM||#17|
Join Date: Nov 2010
Device: Kindle 3 & 4, Nook Tablet
There are a ton of large-screen tablets that are made for pdfs and all that stuff...I use my pad, which works great for pdf for books and documents. Rejecting a 6" ebook reader because it can't serve specialized techie needs is like rejecting a cell phone because it can't take photos like a professional camera. I'm sure you could get a good deal on a used Kindle DX, I can't imagine why Amazon stopped selling them, with the overwhelming demand for pdf/tech document/graphics reading on eink screens.
For the majority of us who just want to just read books, especially epubs, without extra light, it's perfect. Plus we get to help support an alternative to the Amazon/BN dominance of the ereader market, and give a little support to indie bookstores who sell Kobo.
|12-05-2012, 01:36 AM||#18|
Join Date: Jan 2006
Device: Kobo Aura, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
|12-05-2012, 02:11 AM||#19|
Join Date: Dec 2011
Device: Acer Iconia A210,Sony PRS-T1(sold),Cybook Orizon,Kobo Glo,Kindle PW2
Most of the "problems" you write about are common to all e-readers in market(or at least 6" ereaders).
I really can't justify your reasoning about calling Kobo Glo a piece of crap because you didn't bother reading about what can a 6" reader do and what can't.
Clearly you need a tablet,not a reader.
|12-05-2012, 04:23 AM||#20|
Join Date: Dec 2012
Device: kobo glo
Last edited by Elfuente; 12-05-2012 at 04:24 AM. Reason: extending
|12-05-2012, 04:46 AM||#21|
Join Date: May 2012
Device: Blackberry Playbook, Sony 650, Kobo Glo
As a result of reading your experiences I've looked into the Arc, and have asked the Kobo rep, Kobo-Robin, some questions (in the Kobo Tablets thread).
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