|07-15-2008, 10:03 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Iowa, USA
Device: Kindle Touch
I Read On A 2.2-Inch Screen
Greetings, all! I love MobileRead (the news, and the forums) and am glad to have found it.
I currently use my Palm Centro and Mobipocket to read my e-books (in addition to my day job, I'm busy with a toddler and a newborn, so only 1 or 2 books a month). The 2.2" (diagonal) screen IS small, but with white text on a dark blue background and holding the device close enough to my face (not as close as you might think), I have no trouble forgetting the medium and getting lost in the story.
I'd still like an E Ink device though. Unless I get a Kindle, I'll miss the Internet connectivity I have while reading on my phone (although I realize now that E-Readers with wifi might offer some type of web browser too). But since my Centro works ok for me now, I'm finding it hard to justify $350+ on an E Ink device.
Anyway, thanks for providing such a great community!
|07-15-2008, 10:09 AM||#2|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Ft Lauderdale
Well, unless you are committed to the e-ink displays, might I suggest you try a reader like mine? It's relatively inexpensive and very easy to use. Look on the wiki here and eBookwise website for info. (Also check eBay - they had one for $50 a week ago.)
|07-15-2008, 10:11 AM||#4|
I'm Super Kindle-icious
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Long Drive, Calinadia Candafornia
Device: K1, KTSO, KFHD7, KPW1
Loved MST3K! Welcome to the forum Zero9.
|07-15-2008, 02:55 PM||#5|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chicago outskirts
Device: Palms, K1-4s, iPads, iPhones, KV
Hi and welcome!!! Oh yeah, one can definitely get lost in the book, even on a small screen. I've been reading on a Palm for about 10 years .... and only now do I find I need a larger screen and less back-light since my eyes have gotten 10 years older too. (Darn them!) Enjoy the chatter here! Oh, and the great information too.
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