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Old 11-03-2010, 09:47 AM   #1
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iRiver Story or Cover Story?

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After over a year of using my Nintendo DS as a eBook reader I will finally get myself a "proper" reader for christmas.

Functions and prize has led me to the iRiver story and the cover story.

My main concern is "the feel" and navigation. Out of the two I think I prefer the story seeing as it's both cheaper & has buttons insted of the paddle and touch screen which i'm not a fan of (and reading a few peoples remarks it seems the touch screen is not that good).

But I kind of fear that the button layout seems wrong, the turning pages seem to me to be to far down. I haven't had the opportunity to try it, so i'm asking for opinions from people who have or had one of the pros and cons of the iRiver story? Should I buy one? Considering it's the cheapest option available for my needs (being able to borrow books from the public library here in Sweden).
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Old 11-03-2010, 10:30 AM   #2
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Why not a Sony 650? Isn't it available in Sweden?

I wouldn't consider anything which hasn't got a pearl screen.
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Why not a Sony 650? Isn't it available in Sweden?

I wouldn't consider anything which hasn't got a pearl screen.
At the moment it's not in stock. According to the webshop they will have it in stock again come early December.

It's 400kr or 40 euros more expensive though. But you feel that it's worth it?
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Btw, I just read that it's a touch screen. Is it the same deal as the Cover Story where it's "ontop" and therefore reflects light?
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Btw, I just read that it's a touch screen. Is it the same deal as the Cover Story where it's "ontop" and therefore reflects light?
The 600 was like that, but the new 650 use some kind of IR deal that everyone seems to like so far. No obscuring the screen.
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Old 11-03-2010, 11:06 AM   #6
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The 600 was like that, but the new 650 use some kind of IR deal that everyone seems to like so far. No obscuring the screen.
Ah, okey. I might end up buying a SONY 650 then, as it's for christmas I have no hurry to get one right now and can wait it out.
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What did you use for the DS?
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What did you use for the DS?
dslibris

http://sourceforge.net/projects/ndslibris/

It was such a long time ago I added books on it that I don't remember if you had to convert them to xhtml format or if it could read epub directly...

Either way, it's kind of a hassle, but i've grown fond of it. I've read by far more than i've played on the DS this year.


Just checked, it runs ePub files directly so no need to convert. But ofcourse, no protected ePub files.

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Old 11-03-2010, 11:35 AM   #9
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You need a flash cart btw to use it. So yeah, as I said, not that optimal.
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I'll have to look into that. My DS Fat is homebrew capable.
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Old 12-05-2010, 02:47 AM   #11
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Why not a Sony 650? Isn't it available in Sweden?

I wouldn't consider anything which hasn't got a pearl screen.
I got my 650 a couple of days ago, i'm thrilled by it and it works great! Thanks for the advice, feels like it was worth every single cent
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I got my 650 a couple of days ago, i'm thrilled by it and it works great! Thanks for the advice, feels like it was worth every single cent
Very wise choice. Congratz!
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