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Old 06-21-2007, 03:00 PM   #61
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I'm right handed and I hold the Reader with my left hand in a similar way. But I find it more comfortable to have the bottom edge not hitting my palm. And that makes my thumb higher then the buttons.
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Old 06-21-2007, 03:10 PM   #62
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I'm right handed and I hold the Reader with my left hand in a similar way. But I find it more comfortable to have the bottom edge not hitting my palm. And that makes my thumb higher then the buttons.
Me too. Even a lefty has always turned pages with the right hand, it's the direction we read, why change that? You leave the right hand for taking notes?The two little buttons should have right side twins!

I really wish for a tiny remote pair of buttons with a magnet that we could reposition anywhere.
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Old 06-21-2007, 03:13 PM   #63
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I really wish for a tiny remote pair of buttons with a magnet that we could reposition anywhere.
Not me, I'd lose 'em, first thing.

I like the rocker bar on the iLiad. It's easier than reading a paperback one-handed, anyway. Not as easy as the eBw 1150 was, though (you could swap the forward/back buttons or flip 180 degrees).

BTW, chimps are stronger than humans.
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Old 06-21-2007, 03:30 PM   #64
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I've described elsewhere how I use a wrist lanyard to solve this for me before. Perhaps it might be helpful for you too, JSWolf?
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Old 06-21-2007, 03:33 PM   #65
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Never found a big enough lanyard. The ones I have pirated from that collection of cameras are barely big enough to fit hands through.
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Old 06-21-2007, 05:10 PM   #66
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I had similar problems too, I finally took one apart and resized it.
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Old 06-23-2007, 06:38 AM   #67
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A question re the new CyBook. I've seen people mention here a user-replacable battery. What makes people believe that this will be the case? The spec on the Bookeen web site simply says:

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Rechargeable built-in Li-Polymer battery (800mAh)
8000 page flips battery life
I can find no mention of it being replaceable!
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Old 06-23-2007, 06:46 AM   #68
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A question re the new CyBook. I've seen people mention here a user-replacable battery. What makes people believe that this will be the case? The spec on the Bookeen web site simply says:



I can find no mention of it being replaceable!
It's the "batteries included" sentence in the weight section

Weight:

6.13 ounces -174 g
battery included
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Old 06-23-2007, 07:21 AM   #69
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It's the "batteries included" sentence in the weight section

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6.13 ounces -174 g
battery included
I rather suspect that's nothing more than a "hangover" from the specs of the previous CyBook, which did have a removeable battery. The fact that the spec says that the battery is "Built-in" makes me believe that it will not be user-replacable. We shall see.
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Old 06-23-2007, 11:57 AM   #70
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A question re the new CyBook. I've seen people mention here a user-replacable battery. What makes people believe that this will be the case?
The STAReREAD has a removable battery, and it's Bookeen hardware. But you're right, other than that allusion to weight with battery, we don't have any specific statement that the battery is removable on this version. The two bits together are persuasive, but not conclusive.

I think Hadrien said he'd seen one of these units, maybe he noticed whether there was a battery hatch or not ...?
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Old 06-23-2007, 12:02 PM   #71
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I'm going to order one as soon as Bookeen tell me that I can (I'm on their mailing list), so we'll see!
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Old 06-23-2007, 12:20 PM   #72
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We may see sooner, I think the NAEB folks are supposed to get their samples shortly.
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Old 06-23-2007, 01:01 PM   #73
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NAEB? Sorry, that's an acronym I'm not familiar with.
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Old 06-23-2007, 01:08 PM   #74
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Weeeell, they're not technically part of Baen, they just organized themselves on Baen's forum, since they were all hanging out there anyway.

Their website is here, and they have an MR thread with some discussion of their reader here.
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