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Old 10-11-2007, 03:04 PM   #136
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What else would it be? They have Mobi.
I'm with you on their getting stuffed with their own DRM...
Maybe they bought Mobipocket for the content and planed all along to convert the content into their Kindle Editions which is a different DRM. You never know. But to be honest, I think if Amazon does their own DRM, then this will be the last new DRM scheme that will work other then Digital Editions. Amazon is big enough to pull it off. Small companies won't be able to do it. Hear that Jinke and your WOL format?
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Old 10-11-2007, 03:07 PM   #137
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Right, and it's supposed to be chock full of features the other readers don't have, like a tiny keyboard and wireless to link up to a book site, something Amazon has not said much about yet.
Sounds interesting.
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Old 10-11-2007, 03:34 PM   #138
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Sounds interesting.
Well yeah! That's what this commotion is all about. Go see the other threads about it. Alex is supposed to go to a book fair saturday where there'll be seminars by Amazon. Fingers crossed! Apparently a launch is due on the 15th.
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Old 10-18-2007, 12:56 PM   #139
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Here is a protection tip if you travel.

Wallmart sells a mp3 accessory bag that will take the reader with its std case still attached. It give a bit more protection on the sides and has a small cloth hook. Its about 10 dollars. I think with work. It could be reinforced to protect the screen. But worked ok as is.

It sits inside with a zipper lide that not around the edge but the edge of the bag.

Just bounced my reader from west to east coast and back. No problems. And is NOT affected by the scanners. Used that bag and just dropped in my carry on stuff!

This thing is the greatest! Sat 4 hours waiting early Friday morning at the Savanna airport to open. Felt like 1/2 hour wait with the reader!

So, do you still like this case for the Sony Reader? I'm debating on a case, and likethe looks of the case logic. I would like to have something that I can slip the Sony reader in cover into.
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Old 10-18-2007, 01:09 PM   #140
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What else would it be? They have Mobi.
I'm with you on their getting stuffed with their own DRM...
The problem they have is that if they use MobiPocket DRM, it will put a floor on their pricing. They will either have to keep their prices high (like the MobiPocket store) or lose the MobiPocket dealer network by competing unfairly with them.

The only way around that would be if the Amazon site could only deliver directly to the Kindle device. That way they could justifiably claim not to be competing with MobiPocket's dealers.
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Old 10-19-2007, 11:03 AM   #141
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The only way around that would be if the Amazon site could only deliver directly to the Kindle device.
I've pretty much assumed that they would do that all along: an "if you want our e-books, and the convenience that goes with them, you'll have to use our hardware," kind of thing.
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Old 10-23-2007, 04:19 PM   #142
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New with version 2.0 "eBook Library" software; you can now drag and drop a file/book directly from a drive (like C) to the Sony Reader, without having to put the ebook/file into your library.

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Old 10-23-2007, 04:37 PM   #143
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You could do that with the old version too, it just wasn't very obvious that you could.
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Old 10-23-2007, 04:45 PM   #144
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You could do that with the old version too, it just wasn't very obvious that you could.
It was obvious to me. I did it all the time.
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Never worked for me in the previous version.
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Old 10-23-2007, 05:10 PM   #146
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New with version 2.0 "eBook Library" software; you can now drag and drop a file/book directly from a drive (like C) to the Sony Reader, without having to put the ebook/file into your library.
You mean without Connect?

Now the reader can show up as a USB mass storage I think.

Before, the reader did not show up without Connect opened.
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It was obvious to me. I did it all the time.
I meant that finding it wasn't obvious -- I used it too in the old one too.

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Never worked for me in the previous version.
That's odd. I dunno what to tell you.

At least it works now!
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Old 11-21-2007, 06:09 PM   #148
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One thing I don't like about either the PRS-500 or the PRS-505 Reader is the small size of the next page/previous page buttons, and the fact that they are nearly flush with the case. Kindle's user interface is something of a mess, but one thing they got right was the large page-turn duttons on both edges.

There's no way to retrofit large buttons to the Sony readers, but the existing buttons can at least be made "feelable," so that you can locate them by touch. Just mix up a small amount of epoxy cement, then use a toothpick to apply very small amounts to the key buttons... until you've built up a tiny, glossy bump on each button.



It's a small thing, but I find that being able to easily locate the buttons by feel makes turning the page just a little easier, as a bonus... and because of the epoxy bumps, you don't have to push as hard. And it looks as good as if the manufacturer had designed it that way! :-)

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Old 11-22-2007, 11:58 AM   #149
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One thing I don't like about either the PRS-500 or the PRS-505 Reader is the small size of the next page/previous page buttons, and the fact that they are nearly flush with the case. Kindle's user interface is something of a mess, but one thing they got right was the large page-turn duttons on both edges.

There's no way to retrofit large buttons to the Sony readers, but the existing buttons can at least be made "feelable," so that you can locate them by touch. Just mix up a small amount of epoxy cement, then use a toothpick to apply very small amounts to the key buttons... until you've built up a tiny, glossy bump on each button.



It's a small thing, but I find that being able to easily locate the buttons by feel makes turning the page just a little easier, as a bonus... and because of the epoxy bumps, you don't have to push as hard. And it looks as good as if the manufacturer had designed it that way! :-)

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