|02-07-2009, 11:47 AM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Device: Sony PRS-700
Hello, I'm ready to convert
Hi everyone -
I've been lurking since before Xmas, trying to decide which reader to ask for/purchase. I recently picked up a Sony 700, and am in the process of loading Calibre as we speak.
I spend a lot of time on planes, and will try to keep work and pleasure reading with me in as light a bundle as possible.
My biggest hurdle is, I like the feel of a book or magazine in my hand. Also, when I plunk down $20 bucks or so for a book I like seeing the physical evidence. I'm the same way with music. I want to be able to see and feel my "property" (that I can't copy, modify, ....)
|02-07-2009, 11:52 AM||#2|
Join Date: Dec 2008
You will get over the "holding a real book" thing really fast, I promise.
Welcome to the forum
|02-07-2009, 11:57 AM||#3|
Enjoying the show....
Join Date: Jun 2008
Device: A K1, Kindle Paperwhite, an Ipod, IPad2, Iphone, an Ipad Mini & macAir
No cramping hands from trying to keep those paperbacks open.
More comfortable reading at night.
No more heavy books to handle.
You can read while eating (My favorite! )
All your library at your fingertips. No more running out of something to read no matter where you are.
And, Welcome to MobileRead!
|02-07-2009, 12:19 PM||#4|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Device: sony prs-505
Welcome ztudor. I felt the same way you do now about physical evidence of what you spent. In no time...I got used to my reader and love all the things I can do with it.
|02-07-2009, 03:50 PM||#5|
It's about the umbrella
Join Date: Jan 2009
Device: Sony 505| K Fire | KK 3G+Wi-Fi | iPhone 3Gs |Vista 32-bit Hm Prem w/FF
Welcome to MobileRead ztudor
I felt the same way about my books. I had an extensive collection and loved the feel of being surrounded by them and holding a book as I read it.
Then Christmas and a gift from my son (the Sony 505). I am finding that I pick up the Sony to read more often now than my paperbooks. (who'd have thunk it?)
I hope you enjoy learning about and using your Sony.
|02-07-2009, 04:37 PM||#6|
Retired & reading more!
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: North Alabama, USA
Device: Kindle 1, iPad 4, iPhone 5
Hello ztudor & welcome. One reason I got an ebook reader was because I didn't like holding those heavy thick real books. My reader is thinner, and lighter and has the same balance on the first page as the last page.
|02-07-2009, 04:39 PM||#7|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Northern Virginia, USA
Device: Sony PRS-505, iPhone 5, Sony T1, iPad 3
Hi ztudor and welcome to the Forum. I second all you commented before me. After a while, you'll wonder why you ever bought pBooks
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