|09-21-2005, 12:46 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2005
Device: Nook Color (ICS)
Where are we today with Ebook hardware? Whats everyone reading on? I did comb through the forums a bit but havent found anything entire conclusive as to whats preferred. I currently use a Jornada 540 (yes its a dinosaur but I dont require much and my old Palm was the type that used AAA batteries). My wife also has a REB1100 but I find it too heavy when my carpel tunnel is bothering me.
If I could have the ideal reader, compared to my Jornada it would be;
The same weight
Rubberized or textured surface, the Jornada is slick
Same battery life or better (I can typically read for 18+ hours without charge)
Screen; dimmer light for indoors at night, brighter one for outdoors during daylight, finer resoloution wouldnt hurt but not a big deal, larger screen would be awesome.
MP3 playback would be a plus
User serviceable batter a plus
Easy navigation a plus
Able to use .txt content or for end user to create content
Dock for synch would be a pluse
Ability to use external media in lieu of dock
Any thoughts or suggestions?
|12-21-2005, 12:43 PM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2004
Device: Rocket Reader Pro
All those things would make a wonderful ebook reader. Sadly it does not exist yet. ebooks are just not popular enough for large amounts of money to be spent on R&D to make a great device. We are a niche market and thats the reality for us. The ebookwise device is the best we have right now, unless you have enough money to spend on a PPC. But even those have tiny screens despite their good resolution, so you need good eyes to make out the clear but tiny text.
|12-21-2005, 01:11 PM||#3|
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: San Francisco
Device: Sony Reader
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