|12-04-2007, 10:11 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Appleton, Wisconsin, USA
Device: Kindle 2, iPhone 4, Nook Color
Soon to be new owner
Placed my order for an iRex iLiad this afternoon.
I guess I should tell you a bit about myself. I'm 41, married w/2 kids. I've been a tech head all my life. The current crop of ereaders are exactly what I've been dreaming of for about 30 years.
In 1996 I got a Pilot 1000 and have been through a number of devices since. Currently using a Treo 700wx. The last couple of years my arms have gotten shorter and my eye doctor says I'm not a candidate for lasik at present due to a past eye condition. He tells me to give the technology another 5 or so years and it'll probably be ready for me.
Anyway, that leave me with enlarging the font on my Treo to the point that a typical book exceeds 2000 "pages." Makes reading more exercise for my fingers than my brain.
I have enjoyed reading many a book on my PDAs over the years, and over those years I've been actively watching the ebook options available to me. I have a Tablet PC and occasionally use that to read on, but largely still use the PDA.
I resisted the LCD readers (Rocket, ebookwise, etc.) for years due to their size, contrast, and weight. I was excited a couple of years back when eink started to make the news and was eager to see the devices to come out with it.
A few months back, my interest was again piqued in ebook readers and I was delighted to see the choices available, but the Amazon wildcard was being bantered about.
Summoning a vast storehouse of will-power from the gods, I resisted the new temptations until the Kindle was released. Thanks to this site's matrix pitting all the options against each other, and the wealth of information gleaned from these very forums, I made my decision over the past week or so to go with the iLiad.
I can finally stop squiting at my PDA and really truly settle down with an ereader and crank out some quality reading time, and who knows, maybe make a scribble here and there.
Looking forward to many more hours reading through the forums.
|12-05-2007, 12:24 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Republic of Texas Embassy at Jackson, TN
Device: Nook STGR
Welcome to MobileRead, xianfox! Congrats on your new purchase, too. I'm glad that you found good info here that helped you make your decision, and even gladder that you're happy with it. I've found that folks who do their homework before buying (like you've done) are usually happier with their purchases.
We're glad to have you.
|12-05-2007, 01:49 PM||#3|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Northern Virginia, USA
Device: Sony PRS-505, iPhone 5, Sony T1, iPad 3
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