|11-09-2011, 06:48 PM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2011
Hello everyone, hope you can help - which ereader?
Hello - I'm hoping for some advice. I want to buy an ereader but it needs to have certain specifications as I have trouble with my vision.
I have already been using dslibris on the ds(I've been using it as it does the white text on a black background - anything else seems to 'burn' my eyes after a while) but you can only stick three books on it at a time and the memory is limited.
So, what I am looking for is an ereader that does:
1) Night-time view mode(black background and white text). This is really important.
2) I don't need wi-fi (though if it's there - can I disable it?).
3) I'd like a reader that will just let you copy the files over in windows as most of the stuff I read is the classics(think - project guttenburg etc. - don't know if i spelt that one right by the way)
4) Memory - I like reading some books more than once. So I would like it to have upgradeable memory via sdhc card or something like it. I have favourite books that I would like to keep on the ereader without worrying about memory.
5) If it had an easy accessible dictionary then that would be a bonus.
6) A normal tablet with lots of homebrew support (I know this could be an option as I've already been using homebrew for reading).
THE most important thing is that I can set the background to black.
Thanks in advance for any help
I'm in the UK by the way, so unlucky for me it might limit my options
|11-10-2011, 05:59 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jul 2011
Device: Kobo Aura HD
I don't know of any e-Ink reader that let's you set the background to black with white letters out of the box. But I suspect the Sony PRS T1 and the Nook Touch (probably not an option in the UK ) could, once they are rooted. Both run on Android and most Android reading apps have a night mode.
But I'm not sure you even need a night mode on an e-ink device. Do you have problems reading normal paper books as well? Because e-ink is a pretty similar experience to paper, just with greyer background. Tose screens aren't backlit like that of your (Nintendo?) DS .
|11-10-2011, 06:55 AM||#3|
Join Date: Aug 2011
Device: Kindle3 (3G)
I concur. This is a rather unusual thing and if this is really a must-have, you may better look for a low-cost simple Tablet with an app that allows you to do this.
|11-10-2011, 07:29 AM||#4|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Device: Cybook, iRex, PB, Onyx
Jackie, have you ever had the possibility to read on an eink reader? Or do you have the possibility to try one in a shop?
The reason I am asking is that maybe you don't need the "white letters on a black background"-feature. There are quite a lot of people with eyesight troubles that have big problems reading on lcd screens and no problems reading on eink screens. But I don't wanna influence you in any way - you know best what's best for your eyes!
And welcome to MobileRead!
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