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Old 12-13-2012, 10:05 AM   #1
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Help! (to buy or not)

I desperately need a bucket of cold water on my head. So, I found Odyssey Frontlight with free delivery and -15 € discount. I already have 2 ereaders and 2 tablets. I recently overspent a bit. I don't have too much cash. I don't need another ereader. I so shouldn't!!!

BUT BUT BUT!

New gadget! With touch screen I never had on ereader, and light! With discount and free delivery till 17.12! What to do?????????????
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:54 PM   #2
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Upgrade to a frontlighted reader is only worth it if you're often in a situation where you can't read due to lack of light (because your partner has to sleep, or you didn't pay your electricity bill, or you travel alot in trains which do not have lights over the seats, or whatever).

I wanted it for the same reason you do (new gadget), wasn't sure whether to get it or not, ordered it, cancelled the order, got it shipped a couple of days later anyway, returned it after a day.

If you need the light, the FrontLight HD is a nice device. I would recommend it if it's to be the first eReader for someone. It's easy to use, light is great, and it still has page flip keys so you don't have to smudge the display all the time.

I still returned it because, I didn't really need the light after all. And there'll probably something better out next year... who knows?
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:28 AM   #3
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I don't agree with Frostschutz.
I have the reader-light on all the time now, I don't want to live without anymore.
Reading is MUCH easier this way to me.
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:09 AM   #4
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Well. I ordered it. I never had a touch screen ereader, I'm a bit fed up with buying expensive batteries for kandle, and I already sat out 2 generations of Cybook (Orizon and first Odyssey last year). And I love to read at night in bed so it will be useful. I watched some youtube films and it looks quite impressive. Pixmania sells it for 152€ (+ cheapest delivery 5€) but I paid 137€. Too good occasion to pass up. Now I'm done with ordering whatever until February (or so I tell myself )
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Well. I ordered it. I never had a touch screen ereader, I'm a bit fed up with buying expensive batteries for kandle, and I already sat out 2 generations of Cybook (Orizon and first Odyssey last year). And I love to read at night in bed so it will be useful. I watched some youtube films and it looks quite impressive. Pixmania sells it for 152€ (+ cheapest delivery 5€) but I paid 137€. Too good occasion to pass up. Now I'm done with ordering whatever until February (or so I tell myself )

152€??????
Thalia.de has it for 129€ (I ordered mine there). Not sure where in EU you are, but even 137€ sounds high...

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I'm in Belgium. There's no other place which sells them here than Pixmania. And if I order from abroad for 129 (eg. Cultura.fr) delivery is 20€ so I'm back to 150€ if I want or not.

Just checked Thalia.de Odyssey 129€ + 8€ delivery = guess what, 137€ anyway.

Doesn't Bookeen itself sell them for 149,99?

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Have fun with the device!

Thalia.de sells them with their own shop built in, so they expect to make additional ebook sales through that.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:40 AM   #8
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Thanks! all the better for me that I didn't buy from Thalia then because I cannot read German and it would be useless.
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Update. Sadly, I'm sending it back. It is nice and sleek and has all the bells and whistles but I found myself squinting while reading with light all the time. I am quite sensitive to light so it must be me, not the reader. With light off the screen is darker than old vizplex of Opus compared side by side. I would still have kept it but what tipped the scale my Odyssey developed 4 dead (bright) pixels in 24 hours. I suppose it should NOT be so. And, strangely when I took it first out of the box I didn't fall in love with it. It just doesn't have the spirit. I know I'm being weird here, but I loved Opus immediately and this one not. Boohoo, there goes a new gadget...
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Are you sure light was at minimum ?

Dead pixel ? How the hell could that happen ? Can you get a photo ?
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Dead pixel ? How the hell could that happen ? Can you get a photo ?
I have at least 3 in my Orizon (but it's a Sipix screen, not Eink), two are always black, one is always white. I don't notice them when reading a book, but when reading comic stripes they look like specks in the image files... and when I try to fix them in the computer they're not there
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Whatever light level I could see bright specks. Two appeared on the first evening, two on the next day. With light on I could see one clearly and the rest when I tilted the screen. I don't want to wait until it is full of them. No photos on account that the thing is now sealed in the box and I go to post office today. I am within 14 days of possible return with no costs so it has to go. Pity really, I like Bookeen.
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