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Old 07-10-2008, 10:58 PM   #1
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Hello all,

After several days of consideration, I decided on the Sony Reader and picked it up at the Sony Style store today. I got the blue one and have added 30 some odd books to it. Only one was a purchase.

This forum has been invaluable in my decision. I need to get a charger. I'm thinking of getting a PSP power and data cable as that is the cheapest option I can get tomorrow. I'm off to Europe on Sunday and want to make sure I have more than one charging option as USB only is soooo slow.

Thanks to all of you. Although I haven't asked any questions, I have read hundreds of posts to get my questions answered. This place is a wealth of knowledge and deeply appreciated.

Now to reading (1945 by Robert Conroy).

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Old 07-10-2008, 11:11 PM   #2
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You can also buy power adapters on which you can plug an usb cable. Works great and you can power up all your usb devices as soon as there is an power outlet They are not even expensive.
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Old 07-11-2008, 05:19 AM   #4
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Dedicated PSP chargers will charge the Reader a lot faster than a USB charger will, because USB power is restricted to 2A at 5V (ie 10W); the charger socket can draw more power and charge faster.
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Hello all,

After several days of consideration, I decided on the Sony Reader and picked it up at the Sony Style store today.

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Several days? I obsessed for like three months over it (only because I hate to spend money when I don't have to, though). Good for you!
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RDaneel54 enjoy the Sony. I got the power charger from Sony and like it fine. It charges up the 505 a lot faster and you can read while it's charging. Also, it's rated for 110 to 220 and 50 to cycles or whatever the term is meaning it'll work in Europe. All you need is a plug adapter.
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Thanks, all.

I'm kind of going 3 directions today. I really would like to just sit and read, but the iPod Touch 2.0 software comes out today (if I could just download it!!!), and I want to get a charger, and I want to play around with my new Reader. Plus, it's granddaughter day (which is #1 priority). I think maybe I planned too many things for today!

To say I'm of two minds today is an understatement. Especially as I am leaving Sunday. It will be my 3rd trip to Germany this year and about my twentieth overall, so it's not a major freak out deal, but I do want to be electronically prepared. The Reader will just add to the trip enjoyment as 9 hour flights can be a "bit" boring.

I'm also going to Asia in August for 2 weeks and Alaska at the end of this month, so I have lots of book loading, etc. I already added a major work-related Word document to my Reader - it is almost readable :-) for my aging, progressive lens, eyes.

After several years of reading e-books on my Palm, reading on the 505 is a joy. I no longer have to change the page every 20 words!

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Old 07-12-2008, 01:31 AM   #9
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Several days? I obsessed for like three months over it (only because I hate to spend money when I don't have to, though). Good for you!
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And now I'm obsessing over spending $200 to break my contract with T-Mobile just to get the iPhone. Cash isn't an issue, but is it a responsible thing to do? Probably not, which is why I my greed for gadgets is wrestling with my conscience.
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Just give the phone to someone out of your local area, where you would be "roaming" and have them use it ALOT. T-Mobile will cancel you.

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The charging option the OP noted (a PSP data/charge cable)is the best option. It will work with any usb port or wall wort and charges thru the power socket. The Sony power adapter is overpriced and kludgy. (I think they still charge $30 for it! You can get smaller PSP chargers for around $10, maybe less.) And general USB chargers are iffy (some will *drain* the 505!). The OP has it right.
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