|10-11-2014, 09:52 AM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Arlington, MA USA
Device: Kindle 1, Ainol Novo 7 Crystal
M96 build quality?
As some of you know, I had a rather drawn out and wretched experience with the M92. I won't rehearse any of that here.
So it is with some measure of befuddlement that I find myself considering an M96. What the --? I'm not rich. I might be stupid (would I know?). I just so much prefer e-ink! Despite what any eyestrain study "proves" about e-ink vs. backlit, e-ink is easier on my aging eyes and makes for a much more pleasant reading experience. And for large format e-reading (which I need for my academic PDFs) the M96 seems to be the proverbial large frog in the e-ink pond.
And so I would appreciate it if someone with experience of both devices could comment on the build quality of the M96. It felt to me as though the M92 broke if I breathed hard at it, and I recall lots of posts re: b0rked M92 units here. I'm not seeing this re: the M96, but perhaps it is early, or I have missed the posts. I have seen one post that claimed the build quality was still poor, and I've seen an M96 review on Youtube where the reviewer claimed it was much much better (it sure as hell LOOKED IDENTICAL to the M92 in the video). So it's a confused picture.
I would feel better about purchasing an M96 if I could feel reasonably confident that it is a more robust piece of hardware than the M92. Because, you know, I will occasionally have to touch it.
|10-12-2014, 10:38 AM||#2|
Join Date: Oct 2014
Device: Kindle 3, Onyx M96M
A few things that particularly disappointed me:
Last edited by odysey; 10-12-2014 at 10:41 AM.
|10-12-2014, 02:09 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Somewhere on earth
Device: Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle DX, JBC, Onyx M92
Yes it's robust enough. I have always my M96 in my bag.
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