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Old 09-06-2012, 10:35 AM   #1
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Hello all,
I have a nook color, sony prs 600, and old rca 1100(still works

Out of all of these, I can't read in bright sunlight.

Does anyone have a suggestion as to which of the newer ereaders, such as the new kobo would be best for reading in that type of situation?

Thank you in advance for your help.
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:57 AM   #2
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Any of the latest e-readers will be good for reading in bright sunlight (those with e-ink screens, so not the tablet like e-readers, eg the Kobo Arc, Nook Color, Kindle Fire).

Kobo Touch, Sony PRS-T2, Kindle Touch, Nook Simple Touch (or the non touch screen Kindle 4), or even the older Sony's like the 650 and last years T1, will all be perfect for bright sunlight.

The newest models, the Nook Glow, Kobo Glo and the just about to be announced new Kindle (though I presume since you already own a Sony you'll prefer an epub e-reader) all have the added extra of a front-lit screen that you can turn the light on for reading in low lighting/dark.
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:20 AM   #4
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I've found my Kindle 3 very nice to read in the sun. I assume any eInk reader with a nice Pearl screen is as comfortable.

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Some people live in countries where bright sunlight doesn't equal blistering heat. I don't see what "sweating" has to do with me sitting on my balcony, enjoying the fresh air, and reading - in bright sunlight - when it's 12-14°C.
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:25 AM   #5
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The prs-600 doesn't have the greatest e-ink screen, but it's pretty comparable to other e-ink readers in bright sunlight. Bright sunlight is pretty much the ideal environment for the 600 and all e-ink e-readers. I don't know why you can't read with it in sunlight.
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:28 AM   #6
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Any of the latest e-readers will be good for reading in bright sunlight (those with e-ink screens, so not the tablet like e-readers, eg the Kobo Arc, Nook Color, Kindle Fire).

Kobo Touch, Sony PRS-T2, Kindle Touch, Nook Simple Touch (or the non touch screen Kindle 4), or even the older Sony's like the 650 and last years T1, will all be perfect for bright sunlight.

The newest models, the Nook Glow, Kobo Glo and the just about to be announced new Kindle (though I presume since you already own a Sony you'll prefer an epub e-reader) all have the added extra of a front-lit screen that you can turn the light on for reading in low lighting/dark.
Thank you, I'll do a little research. I do like my epubs though. Like to check out a lot of library books. My old rca 1100 has a back light to it, I just wish I could find more books to put on it.
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The prs-600 doesn't have the greatest e-ink screen, but it's pretty comparable to other e-ink readers in bright sunlight. Bright sunlight is pretty much the ideal environment for the 600 and all e-ink e-readers. I don't know why you can't read with it in sunlight.
I love the sony, but the screen just seems to be so dark that the print is not as clear as I'd like
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:30 AM   #8
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The prs-600 doesn't have the greatest e-ink screen, but it's pretty comparable to other e-ink readers in bright sunlight. Bright sunlight is pretty much the ideal environment for the 600 and all e-ink e-readers. I don't know why you can't read with it in sunlight.
Well you do have the extra glare and reduced contrast of the overlay on the screen.
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:33 AM   #9
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Some people live in countries where bright sunlight doesn't equal blistering heat. I don't see what "sweating" has to do with me sitting on my balcony, enjoying the fresh air, and reading - in bright sunlight - when it's 12-14°C.
Thanks, I'll take a look at that one as well. I thought I'd try a smaller one, maybe 5 in. just to tuck into my pocket
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Thanks, I'll take a look at that one as well. I thought I'd try a smaller one, maybe 5 in. just to tuck into my pocket
The new Kobo Mini might be exactly what you need then.
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You could be right, I'll sort of wait and see how the holidays go and then look a little closer at that one. I'm sure we will see other new releases of ereaders as well, but the Kobo Mini is looking like a consideration at this time.

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You could be right, I'll sort of wait and see how the holidays go and then look a little closer at that one. I'm sure we will see other new releases of ereaders as well, but the Kobo Mini is looking like a consideration at this time.
The Kobo mini looks nice but it uses Vizplex screens.
There are several 6inchers that are not much bigger and use the (slightly) better Pearl screens. (The new Kindle 4 and the older Kobo Touch, the Sony T2 if the price drops to a reasonable level, for starters.)
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The Kobo mini looks nice but it uses Vizplex screens.
There are several 6inchers that are not much bigger and use the (slightly) better Pearl screens. (The new Kindle 4 and the older Kobo Touch, the Sony T2 if the price drops to a reasonable level, for starters.)
A Pearl screen IS a Vizplex screen. How do you know that the Kobo Mini screen is not Pearl? The 5" Sony 350 (no longer in production) had a Pearl screen.

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A Pearl screen IS a Vizplex screen. How do you know that the Kobo Mini screen is not Pearl? The 5" Sony 350 (no longer in production) had a Pearl screen.

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Well, the Mini spec sheet says vizplex but the Kobo Touch and Kobo Glo spec sheets both say pearl. That tells me Kobo thinks they're different tech.

Sony has a 5in Pearl but even now all the Pocketbook 360s still run Vizplex.
Kobo may have had to go with the older (cheaper) tech to hit their price point.

Mind you, I'm on record as saying the difference between vizplex and pre-2012 pearl isn't a big deal but for somebody looking too maximize contrast it just might matter.
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