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I (shortly will) have Sony 300 5 5.56%
I (shortly will) have Sony 500 4 4.44%
I (shortly will) have Sony 505 39 43.33%
I (shortly will) have Sony 600 17 18.89%
I (shortly will) have Sony 700 6 6.67%
I (shortly will) have Kindle 2 6 6.67%
I (shortly will) have Kindle DX 2 2.22%
I (shortly will) have Cybook Gen3 8 8.89%
I (shortly will) have Cybook Opus 6 6.67%
I (shortly will) have Hanlin V3 2 2.22%
I (shortly will) have Hanlin V5 2 2.22%
I (shortly will) have BeBook 3 3.33%
I (shortly will) have BeBook Mini 1 1.11%
I (shortly will) have Astak EZ Reader 1 1.11%
I (shortly will) have Astak EZ Reader Mini 8 8.89%
I (shortly will) have iRex iLiad 3 3.33%
I (shortly will) have iRex 1000S 5 5.56%
I (shortly will) have any other eInk device 5 5.56%
I (shortly will) have Jetbook 6 6.67%
I (shortly will) have iPhone/iPod touch 21 23.33%
I (shortly will) have any other dedicated eBook reader 6 6.67%
I use .lrf/.lrx 41 45.56%
I use .azw/.tpz 7 7.78%
I use .prc (Mobipocket) 27 30.00%
I use .epub 55 61.11%
I use .pdf 39 43.33%
I use .lit 14 15.56%
I use DeDRM tools 34 37.78%
I use conversion tools like calibre 60 66.67%
I use dedicated reader software like Mobipocket Reader, eBook library, ... 29 32.22%
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:06 PM   #1
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:13 PM   #2
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Kindle 2, Sony 505, Opus (being returned to BoB), Treo 700wx.


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Don't know. Would like something like the Plastic Logic for home and a 5-6" pocket device for when out and about. Ideally these could sync with each other so one could be reading the same book on both without having to manually find where you left off on the other device.


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Mobipocket (some ePub).

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Calibre, Book Designer, Mobipocket Creator...
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Kindle 2, Sony 505, Opus (being returned to BoB), Treo 700wx.



Don't know. Would like something like the Plastic Logic for home and a 5-6" pocket device for when out and about. Ideally these could sync with each other so one could be reading the same book on both without having to manually find where you left off on the other device.



Mobipocket (some ePub).


Calibre, Book Designer, Mobipocket Creator...
For mobility, I'm using Kindle app on iPhone and iPod touch. I can't sync with Kindle 2, as I haven't got Whispernet over here. But it's syncing flawlessly between iPhone and iPod.
And it probably can't get any more mobile than on iPhone.
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I'm still waiting for the 600 to show up in a store near me for personal inspection. The nearest SonyStyle is a few hours away.
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:55 PM   #5
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I'm still waiting for the 600 to show up in a store near me for personal inspection. The nearest SonyStyle is a few hours away.
Good choice. I've got mine yesterday and positively have been surprised.
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Which reader(s) do you own right now?
eb1150 ("other dedicated device"), sony 700
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sony 600, hopefully cybook opus.
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epub, except for the eb1150, which can only read its own format (.imp)
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calibre for library management and some conversions, sigil for epub creation.
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I'm currently using a 505, and am on the fence about whether to get a 600 or not. I'd really like the touch screen interface and dictionary...but I love the clarity of my 505. My husband has a 700--that I've played with and really like the interface. One day I think I'll definitely get a 600 and the next I think I don't really need it. I'm sure it'll happen at some point.

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Old 09-08-2009, 05:22 PM   #8
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You left Kindle 1 off the list. I have K1, K2 an iPod Touch and am looking forward to Plastic Logic.
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You left Kindle 1 off the list. I have K1, K2 an iPod Touch and am looking forward to Plastic Logic.
Only 30 entries per poll allowed and I wanted to combine readers/tools/formats...
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Only 30 entries per poll allowed and I wanted to combine readers/tools/formats...
But each of the Sonys got a mention. Some folks only have Kindle 1 (some of our most prolific posters like Desertgrandma and RickyMaveety).

Edit: I just remembered that Ricky has a DX as well.

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For mobility, I'm using Kindle app on iPhone and iPod touch. I can't sync with Kindle 2, as I haven't got Whispernet over here. But it's syncing flawlessly between iPhone and iPod.
And it probably can't get any more mobile than on iPhone.
That's the kind of capability I'd love (Kindle to iPhone/Touch), but in a broader sense. I don't want to be tied to only books I buy from Amazon. Maybe some software I could run on my web server or on a home network that houses my library.
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I have an ebw1150 and an Ipaq. I use the ebookwise at home and I have the Ipaq in my purse. I really love both of them and even though the Ipaq is small it is so convenient with all it's other features that I would not give it up. I love being able to pull it out and read a couple of pages when I'm waiting for an appointment or I'm stuck at the railroad crossing waiting for the train.

I used to buy any DRM files in .lit so I could convert them for use on my ebookwise, but fewer publishers are using that format these days. Because of that I have figured out how to dedrm ereader and epub (for my own personal use). If I want to read a book on my Ipaq I convert it to .lit because I'm so used to that format. I use and really like calibre to manage my books, though I also use librarian for the ebookwise. I seem to have a complicated system!

I keep looking at all the cool, new shiny ereaders out there and feel urges to buy one, but then I realize I am perfectly happy with what I've got. I'll see how long I can resist.
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Which reader(s) do you own right now?
Not on the list, as I don't own a dedicated e-ink reader. Both my readers are LCD screens, one a PDA (3.4"), the other the JE100 (7").

Which reader(s) do you intend to buy?
I am looking for a replacement for the PDA. Small and readable in daylight are the most important elements. And I also want a 6" or 7" touch screen e-ink reader in the near future. I'm still not decided on which one though. Or when.

Which file formats are you using/intending to use?
Mobipocket. Solely. It runs perfectly on my Windows Mobile (PDA) and Windows CE (JE100) devices. I did try zulureader, but it's just missing too many functions I use a lot. Maybe I should give it a try again...

Which tools are you using/intending to use?
De-DRM, naturally. Calibre, naturally. I will buy DRM'd books, de-DRM them and convert them (if necessary) with Calibre. I have too many devices I use to read books on, so I'm forced to remove the DRM from my bought books (two PDA's, two PC's, 1 phone and 1 JE100).

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That's the kind of capability I'd love (Kindle to iPhone/Touch), but in a broader sense. I don't want to be tied to only books I buy from Amazon. Maybe some software I could run on my web server or on a home network that houses my library.
Hmm, I just have a webserver that serves a .NET application which allows me to download books as long as I have an internet connection.
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I have a Sony 505, great for general reading. Still waiting for a large screen reader with WiFi that would be suitable for reading newspaper with original formatting like (like the Irex DR 1000SW that probably will never come) so I can conveniently read newspapers from Europe and the US. Tried it on a PC and that is not for me. Such a device would be for PDF files, too. In this category I am interested in the upcoming Plastic Logic device. I mostly use EPub files, occasionally I buy other formats when I can find a better deal and De-DRM and convert the files.
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Good choice. I've got mine yesterday and positively have been surprised.
You did not ???!! And I am the "expensive" one ?

Which reader(s) do you own right now? Sony 505, Opus (more for hubby than for me), Iphone (kindle app). My Sony 300 in Pink is expected anyday now, a used Kindle 1 will arrive after Thanksgiving


Which reader(s) do you intend to buy? Well, hopefully you won't influence me anymore, but I would not swear I won't sin again ;-)

Which file formats are you using/intending to use? lrf/lrx, azw, tpz (), epub

Which tools are you using/intending to use? calibre and sony ebook library 2.5, I'll let others experiment AND HAVE FUN with 3.0 a bit more before upgrading.

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