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Old 08-22-2013, 01:40 AM   #1
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Why have two e-readers

i asked this question before, but it got deleted : angry::a ngry:

(and i wrote something long), i am lifeless for trying..

anyway, why do people have more than one e-reader?
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:05 AM   #2
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anyway, why do people have more than one e-reader?
In my case because I design ebooks, and want to make sure that they work on as many readers as possible.
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:20 AM   #3
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- Unless I have someone who I think could need an e-reader (family, friend), I keep the old device when I get a new one, either as a "just in case" safety blanket or because I've gotten attached to it. I rarely sell gadgets.

- It's convenient to have a reader for normal use and one where you keep a reference book open. This is the main reason why I have two comparable e-readers (Glo and Odyssey).

- Different sizes for different purposes: Some people prefer a larger display at home, but take a smaller, more portable device with them when they are on the road.

- Being interested in technology and enjoying new electronic toys, or wanting to keep up with the development. E-readers are relatively inexpensive.
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:04 AM   #4
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:10 AM   #5
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:21 AM   #6
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I read at multiple locations which require different things from a reader.

In the sun, I prefer an e-ink. On holiday, I prefer an e-ink (no wall socket in our tent!). Before sleeping I prefer a somewhat larger tablet with backlight.

So, I have 3. One for general outside reading at home (my sony), one for holiday reading (my BBook Mini) and one for bedtime reading (my Flyer)
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:06 AM   #7
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:12 AM   #8
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I don't have two readers, I have three (that I regularly use):

Kindle Paperwhite which I use as my main fiction reader.

Sony PRS-350 ePub reader for library books.

Apple iPad for PDFs and books which benefit from a colour screen or larger screen size.
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:24 AM   #9
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I have 3 Kindles, mostly because every time they introduce a new one, I buy it, but I still like to keep my older ones....just because I love them! And I like having a backup, in case something happens to my Paperwhite.
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:59 AM   #10
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:02 AM   #11
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Because I can.
That's exactly what I was about to post.

I mean, what if one breaks? What if you accidentally let one go flat?
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What if it dies in the middle of a book that was really getting exciting and you don't have the physical book as a backup?
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:26 AM   #13
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anyway, why do people have more than one e-reader?
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- Unless I have someone who I think could need an e-reader (family, friend), I keep the old device when I get a new one, either as a "just in case" safety blanket or because I've gotten attached to it. I rarely sell gadgets.
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I don't have two readers, I have three (that I regularly use):

Kindle Paperwhite which I use as my main fiction reader.

Sony PRS-350 ePub reader for library books.

Apple iPad for PDFs and books which benefit from a colour screen or larger screen size.
Yeah -- what they said. I found that a "back-up" device was very important when I lost my Kindle Keyboard a couple of weeks ago. To finish the book that I had been reading at the time, I simply loaded it onto one of the other readers and kept going. Also, Harry's comment about the library is certainly pertinent here. None of our local libraries have lending for the Kindle, so it's important to have a reader that supports the ePub format with Adobe Digital Editions.

And the other answer is ... with over 1000 printed volumes in my house, wouldn't you *expect* me to have multiple electronic readers?
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i asked this question before, but it got deleted : angry::a ngry:

(and i wrote something long), i am lifeless for trying..

anyway, why do people have more than one e-reader?

None of your three (3) posts have been deleted.


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Old 08-22-2013, 10:37 AM   #15
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I keep the old device when I get a new one, either as a "just in case" safety blanket or because I've gotten attached to it. I rarely sell gadgets.
Same here. I still have my jetbook lite (AA battery powered), my iRiver HD, and my Archos G9. I sold my Pandigital Novel and my Nook Color to finance the Archos, but otherwise I tend to hang onto devices for some time.

My daughter has confiscated the iRiver for her "free reading" time in school.
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