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Old 12-21-2012, 08:57 AM   #31
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:19 PM   #32
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I guess that depends on how you define it.

A million years ago in digital time (about 2000), I got a Sony Clie (a Palm OS PDA). I tried to use it for a bit of reading, but without much success. Shortly after that, I got an HP iPaq. A wonderful PDA. Read a few books from the Baen Free Library using Microsoft Reader on it. Good, but LCD, so battery life and eye-strain issues. I still have these around someplace, but they're inactive.

Tried to find a decent reader for the Nokia 5230 phone I had a few years ago. Nothing worked well.

My current phone is the Google Galaxy Nexus. I use the Google Play book reader, Aldiko, FB Reader, Moon+ Reader, and Cool Reader apps. I use FB Reader most on my phone. I use it when commuting. I always have the phone with me, so why not?

We also have a Sony T1 that was purchased as an anniversary gift for my wife. I was supposed to get to use it sometimes too, but I never see it anymore. I did enjoy using it. There is one on its way as a Christmas gift for me. I prefer its features to the T2, based on what I have read.

Honestly, I don't know how one can justify having multiple e-readers. I can understand having a phone, a tablet, an e-reader, and a PC, but not more than one functional, stand-alone e-reader. I just don't have the dough for that.
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:33 PM   #33
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:52 PM   #34
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I've got some 50 units. Close to 30 tablets and ca. 25 eBook readers.
I've built this collection since 2008.
There was a time (until ca. summer 2010) when I was able to buy every new gadget. I loved the first 2 or 3 days of checking out features and toying around. Now there simply are too many different units and I have to choose.
But I already know about some of the gadgets I have to buy:
Microsoft Surface Pro for sure.
I'll certainly buy about every Kindle that comes out.
I've got more than 700 books from Amazon, so I'll stick to Amazon. Every new Kindle brings some features I'd like to have.
And I have a simple calculation for all my toys: How many hours will I use them in total? What does the original buying price then mean per hour of usage? And usually I end up with a surprisingly small figure.
If I read, let's say, 3 hours per day, that's 1.000 hours per year. If I buy 5 tablets (€ 400 on average x 5) and 5 readers (€ 200 on average x 5) that's just € 3.000 per year = € 3 per hour.
Way cheaper than cinema.
Dramatically cheaper than dinner in a restaurant.
Even if I add the price for an ebook to the equation, it's still one of the cheaper (and more fulfilling) hobbies...
Still: I try to reduce the amount of my gadgets, as I simply loose track which one to charge next.
You make me feel less guilty about having 5, soon to be 6, ereaders. At the rate I'm buying them I might soon equal your collection. I should really slow down my collecting, but I have a birthday coming up...
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:55 PM   #35
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:51 PM   #36
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Two ... but it depends on how you count. I've got the JetBook Lite and I do almost all of my ereading on it. When prices dropped after it was discontinued I picked up a second as a spare -- but it's still in the box.

I also have a Pandigital Novel. The Internet Archive has a large number of old issues of Galaxy Science Fiction from the late fifties and early sixties, and the PDFs are pretty good. In general, the PDN does a better job with PDFs than the Jetbook, but in the case of Galaxy (and other digest sized magazines) it really shines.
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:22 PM   #37
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My first ereader was a Palm PDA. I read a couple of books on it and thought I was all technologically advanced,lol.

Then I bought a Sony- a 500 I think. The first generation Kindle followed that one. I then bought every single version of Kindle up to and including the PW, except for the DX.

My Nooks were impulse buys as were the Kobos- I have a gadget addiction.

I also have an ipad 4 and an ipad mini. I read on those sometimes, but the majority of my reading happens on my Kindle and Nook HD.
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:14 PM   #38
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:31 PM   #39
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:28 PM   #40
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My wife has a Kobo Touch, soon to be replaced by a Glo, then my 10 year old daughter will get the Kobo Touvh.

My son has my old Kobo Touch.

We DO have other devices that CAN function as ereaders as well, but don't use them as such. Such as tablets, smartphones etc..
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:30 PM   #42
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:33 PM   #43
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I'm down to one. The older "bought because they were super cheap and my roommate was sort of interested in ereading" models are gone. My K3 now belongs to my roommate, but I don't think he's picked it up since he got his iPhone. I use my Sony T1 exclusively these days.

I have a tablet, but I only read magazines and reference PDFs on that, though I have some "emergency reading material" on it, just in case. It's just too hard for me to read on the backlit screen for any length of time.
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I got my first reader in 2009. It was a Sony 300. I wanted it SO badly I cried when I opened it at Christmas. LOL *dork* I went with Sony because I felt it was more open than the Kindle and I could read library books on it. I wasn't sure that I would, but having that as an option meant that I could if I decided I did want to.

I then got the Sony 350 because it elminated the frustrating library PDF epub conflict and it was a touch model. I loved it dearly and was deathly afraid that Sony would ditch the metal readers for plastic, which they eventually did, so I bought a backup. It wasn't pink but it was a 350. Hubby was not impressed and I put it up on eBay.

I then got a black T1 when they first came out because they were a 6 inch reader with Wifi, which I didn't think I needed or wanted as I was perfectly happy with my 350 but found it really is a terrific option to have. I despised it at first. Well, to be exact, I despised the Sony software because of the syncing issues with it. I toyed with chucking it at the wall to hopefully smash into a million little indistinguishable pieces or bringing it back to the store. I actually did pack it up but stuck with it because I'm stubborn and wanted to figure out how to live with it. I eventually did. I get books to my reader manually now. I don't use the Sony software.

We were in the States shopping around Christmas that year and I bought a Kindle non-touch. I was very pleasantly surprised. I also loved having access to the Amazon marketplace. I figured at this point I had the best of both worlds - epub & the huge Kindle bookstore.

The T2 came out but I didn't see that it was, for me, worth upgrading to from the T1 so I didn't buy it. But I did buy the Kindle Paperwhite when it came out. I'm really enjoying it. I do miss the page turn buttons on the non-touch but I love the light. It doesn't light up the rest of the room at night like the various booklights I have do and that's great for my hubby.

Then the hubby went to an auction and got a red T for a really great price.

So.....I now have and use 3 - a black T1, a red T1 and a Kindle Paperwhite. I really love them all. The other Sony's are gone. Sold to friends or on eBay and the non-touch Kindle is in the process of being bought.
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