|08-29-2013, 08:30 AM||#16|
Join Date: May 2009
Location: 26 kly from Sgr A*
Device: PRS-T1, KT, PB701/IQ, K2, PB360, BeBook One, Axim51v, TC1000
|08-29-2013, 08:32 AM||#17|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: PA (USA)
Device: Kindle Voyage, Fire HD 6, Kobo Glo, Mini
5" front lit e-ink reader with folder management, text display choices (including use of side loaded fonts) and 8gb on board storage (or SD card slot). No wifi needed.
|08-29-2013, 09:17 AM||#18|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: TAS, Australia
Device: Astak Pocket Pro (Black), 2 x Kindle WiFi (Graphite), iPod Touch 4G
My perfect reader would be;
- 5" (though I would give in if it had to be 6")
- Front Light
- Replaceable battery
- Audio (with good TTS)
- Optional OTA updates, not forced like the Kindle/Kobo
- Touchscreen with small turn page buttons on the sides.
- Customisable reading, like the Kobo font/line spacing etc options
- Same as previous point on an android app (you listening Kobo!!!! had those options on the ipad for ages, what about the droid?)
- SD slot
- Library option to view either by folders or a library
- Available in Australia on release day
|08-29-2013, 06:28 PM||#19|
Join Date: Jan 2013
Device: Sony PRS-950, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
Purely for books I'd like a device incorporating:
An 8" e-Ink, HD, capacitive touch screen in a 1:1.45 ratio (in-between 4:3 and 16:10)
An SDXC compatible SD card slot and minimum 16GB internal storage
An aluminium body
Folder view as well as library/collections/shelves/whatever
Audio capable with headphones jack and Bluetooth connection.
Very customisable in terms of fonts, line spacing, justification, etc
Library management optimised to work with Calibre
|08-30-2013, 05:50 PM||#20|
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Device: Kindle n-T, Archos 7 Tablet, BlkB Curve & Torch, Nook Color Tablet
we don't need to be dazzled, but we would like Collections!
I'm happy with the form factor of my Kindle non-Touch. The sofware on the other hand, is almost as bad as the DVR provided by my cable company-- an embarassment to the 20th century [if not the 21st!].
I agree with everything Crossi says:
|08-30-2013, 11:03 PM||#21|
Join Date: Nov 2009
Device: prs-650, Pandigital Novel (Black),ASUS Transformer, T-1, 2 and 3
OK, I'll play.
8" e-ink screen
250 - 300 dpi
2:3 aspect ratio
2G available non volatile memory
SD card slot (not micro)
IR screen AND buttons
easily replaceable battery
generic Linux OS
choice of reader/management software
reader software must fully support epub standard!
Think of it as an improved PRS-650.
None of this is exotic or expensive. This is designed to be a reader rather than a POS (point of sale) terminal for somebody's bookstore.
|08-31-2013, 03:52 PM||#22|
Join Date: Nov 2010
It would be exactly like the Kindle Fire but with the ability to arrange books into collections and everlasting battery life.
|09-02-2013, 08:36 AM||#23|
Join Date: Aug 2010
Device: Iriver Story
|09-04-2013, 03:41 PM||#24|
Join Date: Dec 2010
Device: K3 3G, various Android devices
6" E-ink screen
Hardware page turn, home, back, and menu buttons
Touch screen for everything else (w/ at least 2 pt multi-touch for zooming)
4 GB of memory (minimum, 16+ preferred)
Mobi and epub support
Folders/multiple organization options
Headphone jack (for audio books and text to speech)
Font/text size/screen saver/line spacing/margin/etc customization
Turns out this is basically features from a kindle keyboad and a kindle paperwhite mashed together for the hardware components. Software would need to be improved (e-pub support and customization) though.
Optional, not needed:
Bluetooth (instead of or in addition to headphones for audiobook/text to speech)
Speaker for audio book, TTS, and audio files
SD card slot
DOC, DOCX, RTF support (and others)
Web browser (general use)
Overdrive interface for library books (I would really love this, but compatibility drops it to an optional feature)
|09-04-2013, 05:13 PM||#25|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Device: Cybooks; Sony PRS-T1
Cybook odyssey, with less hardware issue, and a good english / french dictionary.
|09-04-2013, 05:41 PM||#26|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Device: Kindle Paperwhite 2, Nook HD+, Xperia Ion
My ideal reader would be a Nook STR with the screen/light from the Kobo Aura HD and the dynamic refresh algorithm from the new KPW and Kobo Aura.
In my 4+ years of e-reading I have yet to pick up an eInk device because of the low resolution, slow page turns, small screens, and reliance on outside light. I'm about ready to take the plunge on the Aura HD, though the incremental improvements and smoother software on the new KPW are calling to me, too. Cross-device syncing would be a plus, too, including Whispersync with Audible (about the only reason I ever buy a book from Amazon).
There's an outside chance B&N might deliver my wishlist, minus the 7" screen and probably at more of a KPW PPI, before the holidays. I can't say I'd advise that move from a business standpoint, but maybe if they don't expect or try to knock it out of the park, they can stay in the game. Still, there's always another device "coming soon."
|09-04-2013, 06:25 PM||#27|
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Cleveland, OH
Device: Kindle Touch
For reading fiction ONLY.
Kindle Touch design with following:
3G or WiFi
Intuitive collection management
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