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Old 06-17-2013, 03:19 PM   #166
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This was starting to sound like a great gift for my "sister-in-law" but the tech nerd in me can't get passed the 5 book limit and Facebook thing. the proprietary rendering and Bluetooth I can live with since I'll be the one probably loading it all the time, but I can only bend so far
It's $70. For that much, just get her a basic Kindle or Nook. You can get a used on cheaper than $70 any day of the week on eBay / Craiglist in the US.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:55 AM   #167
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It's $70. For that much, just get her a basic Kindle or Nook. You can get a used on cheaper than $70 any day of the week on eBay / Craiglist in the US.
It only sounded good as a gift for her cause it was $13....i don't like her $70 worth
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:43 PM   #168
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It only sounded good as a gift for her cause it was $13....i don't like her $70 worth
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:03 AM   #169
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Meh, just get a Kobo Mini for 40 bucks instead. If 20 bucks makes that much of a difference for anyone looking for an ereader they probably have other things to worry about than buying a cheap ereader.
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:29 AM   #170
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I started implementing an application for sending any PDF to the txtr Beagle (and deleting books, etc)
Anyone interested?
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:20 AM   #171
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No, but if you know the protocol, maybe you can shed some light on what it's actually sending to the reader. Raw bitmaps (i.e. is the device really as stupid as they make it out to be)? Or something more advanced like JPEG/PNG/PDF/...?
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Old 08-02-2013, 01:03 PM   #172
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No, but if you know the protocol, maybe you can shed some light on what it's actually sending to the reader. Raw bitmaps (i.e. is the device really as stupid as they make it out to be)? Or something more advanced like JPEG/PNG/PDF/...?
yes, they are raw 4 bit bitmaps (sent in gzipped form), and the device IS that stupid
nevertheless it works, it will be good as a recipe book for my girlfriend

you can find more details about the format here
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Old 08-02-2013, 02:02 PM   #173
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That's cool. Card slot is a huge surprise. I'm still glad I didn't get one of these though, even when they were offered for "cheap" (30€ or what was it at the end? with Kobo Mini and other readers offered at the same time at that price point). They're sold out now, and I'd be surprised if they offered another batch of these things...
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:15 PM   #174
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That's cool. Card slot is a huge surprise. I'm still glad I didn't get one of these though, even when they were offered for "cheap" (30€ or what was it at the end? with Kobo Mini and other readers offered at the same time at that price point). They're sold out now, and I'd be surprised if they offered another batch of these things...
20€ last that I know.
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20€ last that I know.
yes, i paid 20 EUR for it, including delivery with DHL
the other small, "real" e-book readers (like Kobo mini, Pyrus mini) were twices as much (if you were able to go to certain shops, I've seen the Pyrus for something like 45 EUR in Kaufland).
For 20 EUR it's cool if you can use for for some specialized task, for everyday reading i wouldn't recommend it
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