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Old 12-04-2009, 10:27 AM   #1
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Best Device for getting ebook from library

I actually have two questions.

1. Which device is the easiest to get books from the public library? My library uses mymediamall.com and overdrive.com


2. Which device is easiest to load grey area books..?
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:31 AM   #2
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I actually have two questions.

1. Which device is the easiest to get books from the public library? My library uses mymediamall.com and overdrive.com


2. Which device is easiest to load grey area books..?
Welcome to MobileRead, erm.....

I understand the Sony is very easy to get books from the library. Check the "epub" and 'pdf" versions of the books in your library and see if they carry the selection you like.
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The pocket pro from Astak is a nice reader that reads a variety of ebook formats including the drm epub and pdf ebooks from the Overdrive library subscription service.

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How does the Astak compare to the Jetbook?
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:56 AM   #5
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Astak uses e-ink screen, Jetbook a reflective LCD if I'm not misstaken.

So it's mostly different screen technologies.
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Old 12-04-2009, 11:13 AM   #6
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I understand the Sony is very easy to get books from the library. Check the "epub" and 'pdf" versions of the books in your library and see if they carry the selection you like.
The Sony's all have a problem storing Adobe PDF and ePub lending library books on the device at the same time. You can have one or the other, but not both. So far as I know, none of the other devices with mobile Adobe Digital Editions have this issue. These include EZ Readers, Bookeen Opus, B&N Nook, etcetera.
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How does the Astak compare to the Jetbook?
The Jetbook does not support lending library ebooks. The Aluratek Libre is the same hardware (same LCD screen) but with Adobe ebook support, presumaly including Adobe lending library ebooks, see Aluratek Libre just got Adobe DE support.
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I think I am more confused than ever.

If I am reading this correctly... if I want to do public library books.. I should go for the Sony PRS300RC.
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if I want to do public library books.. I should go for the Sony PRS300RC.
Any Sony will work, so will the EZ Reader's (Basic and Pocket Pro). Books on Board sells several ebook devices, and they all run Adobe Digital Editions and so can read Adobe lending library ebooks.

There are some lending library ebooks in the MOBI format, but most are Adobe PDF or Adobe ePub.
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Astak uses e-ink screen, Jetbook a reflective LCD if I'm not misstaken.

So it's mostly different screen technologies.
It's the fact that the Jetbook is not good for getting eBooks from the library.
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Old 12-06-2009, 12:58 PM   #11
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Thanks for everyones help. I ended up getting the Sony PRS-300.

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