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Old 10-06-2009, 04:29 AM   #16
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I cannot find any website telling about its physical size. Can you tell what is its h x w x d?

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Old 10-06-2009, 07:49 AM   #17
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Xerxes...thanks a lot. It's a bit wider than EZReader..
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Old 10-06-2009, 11:24 AM   #18
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Xerxes...thanks a lot. It's a bit wider than EZReader..
It has buttons on the side instead of down below, so I am not surprised.
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Old 10-18-2009, 11:05 AM   #19
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I think I'm the only one that uses that bar all the time. My main reading position is to hold it in my right hand with my thumb on the right, first two fingers wrapped around the top, the ring finger at the corner, and pinkie on the left-hand bar. I use the pinkie to push down or pull up (the ridges help a lot on the pull up) and turn pages. IIRC none of the other readers would let me have the ability to turn pages while holding it from the top.
Well, I have now owned the Jetbook for about a month and I also use that bar extensively, for two reasons:
  1. It has a better tactile feel than the other one
  2. It is probably more durable. From the pictures of an open Jetbook it seems that the switch at the side is a real switch (with a spring mechanism etc.) while the ones on the front side are just contacts mounted directly on the board (like in cheap Chinese toys)
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I agree with the awkward holding to turn pages. A strap would be great. I find I get irritated with the slider and then go to the buttons on the bottom and get irritated with the buttons and go back to the slider. I still love the ebookwise 1150 for ergonomics and no other reader I have used has been up to their standards!

The menu bar on the top is okay. I would like it to have a hour countdown of how long the battery life is left instead of the bars. I can't really gauge it from that.

It's a whole lot better than the EZReader though to hold and switch pages, so I am liking it and it's quite light, so it's better than the 1150.

I agree, overall I would give it a 7 or so out of 10.

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