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Old 11-26-2019, 12:06 PM   #6
latepaul
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So I bought a Diva HD to add to my collection.

It arrived today but I've only been able to have a brief play with it (I'm still at work).

First impressions:
  • feels thick, solid and heavy. It feels heavier than my Kindles or Kobos (of a similar size). Not a deal breaker but it might be an issue for longer read times.
  • the interface feels snappy and quick.
  • I like the "side menu" that the home button brings up, BUT it could be better. For example I can open the library or settings from there but to open a book, or change a setting, I'm likely to need to touch a part of the screen that's not in the same "thumb distance". It would have been nice if they could have built a whole interface around that.
  • back/forward buttons. Nice to have but they only seem to work in two places - paging through a book and library. If you're navigating through settings menus where there are back/forward arrows, it would make sense if you could use the buttons for that.
  • doesn't get recognised in Calibre - fair enough, I'll submit the debug log later.
  • registered with ADE and successfully downloaded a library book.
  • copied over some books from Calibre (using save to disk) and they worked fine.
  • there must be a hidden partition somewhere because there are some PD books but I can't see the files for them.
  • looks nice but the white colour means the screen looks greyer by contrast. Less of an issue with the light on.
  • possible firmware bug - the settings for the nightlight mode, setting the range of times when it's in operation, it doesn't appear to save the times. I think it maybe does but just hasn't updated the display of them.
  • which reminds me, the "invert black and white" mode applies only to when you're reading a book not the interface as a whole.
  • I also got a sleep cover. Which works well and looks nice - although it's held in place purely by magnets. I've already had the issue of plugging in the usb cable and it pushing the ereader within the case - because there's nothing physical holding it in place. Minor thing but irritating.
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