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Old 08-24-2009, 05:12 PM   #31
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congratulations ! enjoy it. i agree, the ergonomics are really good on the opus.
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:52 PM   #32
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I wanted to get the new sony touch screen because ergonomics are a big part of a decision for me but I will have to see what they look like in person and if I can stand the glare. Not that I need 2 readers! But Christmas is just around the corner...
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Old 08-25-2009, 04:03 AM   #33
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The choice there depands on the use you have of the reader. The sony is the way to go if you want to take note, should also be better at pdf reading. The opus will be lighter and smaller if you carry it in your bag every day
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:12 AM   #34
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Hi,

I had a look at the touchscreen in a live demo on the web. I don't know if it's only me, but the text on the touchscreen was not as defined as on the PRS-505 screen, it was kind of milky if you understand what I mean.

This might be ok when reading for an hour or so, but I could not stand it on a regular basis. The screen of the PRS-505, that is something different.

The Opus is really good, I love it, but to be fair I have to say I ordered a Sony PRS-505 2 days ago. It has nothing to do with the quality of the opus, I will keep it and use it on the go, but for my reading in bed I'd like a 6" too. And my husband is very interested, and will probably claim one of them for his personal use.
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Old 08-27-2009, 05:46 AM   #35
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A friend of mine ordered the Opus weeks ago at bol.de. He didn't get it until now, because bol.de didn't receive their stock either.
I received an email from BOL.DE (where I ordered too) saying that they should receive stock in 1-2 weeks... so it looks like I have to keep the fingers crossed, I guess!
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Old 08-28-2009, 03:44 AM   #36
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Unhappy

I dropped my Opus on the floor in my bathroom yesterday . It fell on the power button (what were the chances, considering it was in its leather case ??!!!)

The power button was not working anymore, so my DH and I bravely decided to open it and have a look. The electronic piece that starts it, and is normally soldered to the board, is loose, so 9 times out of ten I cannot start or stop it. It needs to be soldered properly. We are leaving back to Germany on Sunday, where we have a solder iron. DH is an electronic engineer, but on Monday he will go to his good friend who has more experience with small electronics and both of them will try to fix the Opus. So until Monday I have to leave it on (mind you, everything else works and I can use it) and hope I will not open a book that freezes it, since of course now the reset function would not work.

I was of course thinking about sending it to Bookeen to get it fixed, but considering the turmoil they seem to be in right now, and seeing that it could be fixed at home, I'll give it a try.

I am so annoyed at my own stupidity
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Old 08-29-2009, 04:58 AM   #37
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ergonomics?

It looks like I am going to be replacing my cool-er with a different device.

I am curious, I love my eb1150 and love the page turning buttons on the side of the device.

Anyone have a Opus that has a eb1150 and if so how does it compare for the ergonomics of the eb1150?

Thanks!

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Old 08-29-2009, 05:01 AM   #38
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I don't have an EB1150, but ergonomically the Opus is excellent. Because of the large page-turn buttons along the side and the very light weight (150g), it can comfortably be used one-handed, in either hand.
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Old 08-29-2009, 01:47 PM   #39
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It looks like I am going to be replacing my cool-er with a different device.

I am curious, I love my eb1150 and love the page turning buttons on the side of the device.

Anyone have a Opus that has a eb1150 and if so how does it compare for the ergonomics of the eb1150?

Thanks!

Amy
Why are you replacing your Cool-er? What are you looking for that it doesn't have? This will help educate me on the strengths/weaknesses of Cool-er.
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Old 08-29-2009, 05:30 PM   #40
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Hi

I just posted my review of the Opus: http://www.ragnrale.com/2009/08/revi...e-cybook-opus/
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Old 08-29-2009, 10:14 PM   #41
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Why are you replacing your Cool-er? What are you looking for that it doesn't have? This will help educate me on the strengths/weaknesses of Cool-er.
I broke my Cool-er... again. Info on it in the thread: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50920

Its a firmware issue, I think, and I am guessing that it will continue to occur until a new version of firmware is released. I really like my Cool-er, don't like the problem.

So I am debating a Opus or a Sony 600 if I end up having to replace it.

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Old 08-31-2009, 03:02 AM   #42
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Get the Opus. It is a great reader, I love it. Bookeen has been very nice and helpful with my problem, I'll get my new one hopefully tomorrow.

My Opus never froze, the ergonomy is the best I have seen so far, and it is very userfriendly.

The only thing that I realize now (after I broke mine, of course), is that due to the fact that it is made of plastic, it is fragile. So it needs to be handled with care, but apart from that it is great. I really miss mine A LOT!
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Old 09-01-2009, 08:27 AM   #43
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I ordered an opus friday afternoon, and I received it today at noon. I'm quite satisfied with the speed of delivery

I will give more info about how I like the OPUS later. Thanks for the information I got here!
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Old 09-02-2009, 10:19 AM   #44
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I dropped my Opus on the floor in my bathroom yesterday . It fell on the power button (what were the chances, considering it was in its leather case ??!!!)

The power button was not working anymore, so my DH and I bravely decided to open it and have a look. The electronic piece that starts it, and is normally soldered to the board, is loose, so 9 times out of ten I cannot start or stop it. It needs to be soldered properly. We are leaving back to Germany on Sunday, where we have a solder iron. DH is an electronic engineer, but on Monday he will go to his good friend who has more experience with small electronics and both of them will try to fix the Opus. So until Monday I have to leave it on (mind you, everything else works and I can use it) and hope I will not open a book that freezes it, since of course now the reset function would not work.

I was of course thinking about sending it to Bookeen to get it fixed, but considering the turmoil they seem to be in right now, and seeing that it could be fixed at home, I'll give it a try.

I am so annoyed at my own stupidity
By opening it, and now by soldering stuff you just lose the waranty
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Old 09-02-2009, 10:38 AM   #45
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I know. But in my case, sincerely, which warranty ? Anyway, it was way too broken said our friend, so no soldering expedition. As I said, the new Opus is here now and I'll be super duper careful with it.
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