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View Poll Results: How old is your main e-ink based ebook reader?
6 years old 0 0%
5 years old 2 0.86%
4 years old 13 5.60%
3 years old 28 12.07%
2 years old 37 15.95%
1 year old 61 26.29%
Less than a year old 91 39.22%
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:12 PM   #1
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:17 PM   #2
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Mine of course is only 1 year old. The death of my PRS-500 is still a source of pain.
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:18 PM   #3
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My Sony 505 is now 4 years old and still going strong. It looks and acts today just like it did on the day I received it. I passed it down to my wife when I bought the Sony 950 (now 1 year old), but she uses it like I did; that is, she reads on it for 2-4 hours every day. Neither Sony has had a problem, so -- at least as for me -- Sony has been the perfect device.
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:18 PM   #4
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Anyone who still owns and uses a libre would of course be welcome to comment
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:35 PM   #5
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I voted four years but it's more like a little less than 3.5 years. I believe I bought my 505 in June of 2008. It is still a wonderful device.
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:08 PM   #6
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I voted 4 years. I got my K1 in January 2008 and am still using it everyday.

Before that I was using a couple non e-ink readers.
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:52 PM   #7
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:25 PM   #8
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My 505 is 5 yrs. old and still going strong.
My PRS 700 is 4 yrs old and probably my favorite eReader.
My Nook classic is 3 yrs old and runs a close second to my 700.

I use all three and can't see giving any of them up.
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:29 PM   #9
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I wonder.... if I call Sony and tell them the extra 500 we have has a problem. How much would it cost to get a refurbished 650 if they would even do that?
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:30 PM   #10
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I wonder.... if I call Sony and tell them the extra 500 we have has a problem. How much would it cost to get a refurbished 650 if they would even do that?
Has it got a problem?
Did you get the epub firmware for it?
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:34 PM   #11
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Has it got a problem?
Did you get the epub firmware for it?
It does have problems. It's old, the screen contrast is poor, it's slow. It doesn't have an IR touch screen. It's heavy.

It does support ePub.
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:42 PM   #12
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I answered "Less than a year" as my K3 was a Christmas gift, but my original one was replaced with a refub (the keys were rubbing off) so that might not actually be the case; it depends on when the K3 was released.
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:58 PM   #13
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It does have problems. It's old, the screen contrast is poor, it's slow. It doesn't have an IR touch screen. It's heavy.
As designed..

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It does support ePub.
Other than wanting a new one, not a leg to stand on.
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:04 PM   #14
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As designed..


Other than wanting a new one, not a leg to stand on.
Well......
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:21 PM   #15
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So while my KT is getting replaced I'm using a loaned Kobo WiFi.
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