|07-31-2008, 04:35 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2008
a few questions
I'm thinking about buying an ebook reader.
I have known about the Iliad for a while, the Hanlin V3, Cybook etc. were new to me.
Just a few first questions:
Which of the devices allow the user to upload and use his own fonts?
Is page turning really *that* slow? I have seen a video at Youtube that really surprised me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdlPHxPNw-Y
For example, a click in the menu at 1:19. Reaction and completion of new page at 1:26.
Is booting the Iliad really *that* slow? (the same video, at the beginning)
I don't need extreme battery time, although I'm a bit skeptical about battery life before it has to be replaced. Any experiences?
|07-31-2008, 05:19 PM||#2|
Retired & reading more!
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: North Alabama, USA
Device: Kindle 1, iPad 4, iPhone 5
Bookeen Cybook allows you to load any True Type Font and to interactively choose any of 10 sizes of the font. Sony (both the 500 & 505) allows you to select from small, medium & large. Not as nice, IMO, as the Cybook. For me this is enough reason to go with the Cybook because peoples eyes are different and a font that is easy for you to read might not be for me.
Page turning is slow but only about as slow as a leisurely turn of the page on a pbook. Neither one takes 5 minutes to turn a page, only several seconds.
In addition the Cybook has dictionary lookup capability.
There is a "Delete" button on the Cybook but they have not yet implemented it with their software. You have to connect to a computer to delete ebooks from it. I understand that the Sony PRS-505 has delete capabilities now on the reader.
No knowledge on the Iliad, H3, or Kindle.
|07-31-2008, 05:23 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: San Diego, California!!
Device: Kindle and iPad
I don't think the Kindle allows you to upload additional fonts. Does have a dictionary, and you can delete books on the book itself (no need for a connection to a computer). Page turns seem fast to me ... maybe 2 seconds. Boot is a little slow, but not awful, and I seldom turn my unit off, so I don't go through boot that often.
|07-31-2008, 05:26 PM||#4|
Join Date: May 2008
Device: Hanlin V3, RCA REB1100, iPaq 214
The rest are device specific. For the Hanlin/lbook/bebook/etc boot time is about 10 seconds with the current firmware and battery life lasts 2 weeks or more if the device is always on and read 300-400 pages per day. And supports user fonts/size, of course.
|08-01-2008, 12:15 AM||#5|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Device: Hanlin V3
Hanlin V3 is very good after I compared the devices in each brand. It does run very fast. I have ordered one already, it is on the way to my home now!
Hanlin V3 is my best choise, and it is becoming the most famous ebook reader. I hope you will be choosing your best one as well.
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