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Old 11-29-2009, 03:02 PM   #1
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So we have the Sony E-Reader, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes N Nobles Nook. It is likely that Google and Apple will both put out one too. What does everyone think of them? I was thinking of asking for the Kindle for Christmas.
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I have a Sony Reader and I love it. It's not wireless and that was one of the major reasons I chose it over the Kindle. Plus the price was great.
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I have a Sony Reader and I love it. It's not wireless and that was one of the major reasons I chose it over the Kindle. Plus the price was great.
Is it like reading for extended periods of time from a computer monitor though? Like do you get a headache after an hour or so?



Idk, I do like the idea of storing novels on an ipod like device, but I still do love collecting hardcover versions of my favorite novels though. Actually I like collecting books in general, idk why but I'm a fan of obtaining/trading for previously owned books for some reason.
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It's not really like that because the screen isn't lit up like a computer monitor. The Reader uses a technology called Vizplex. It's supposed to simulate the look of ink on paper and it does a pretty good job of that. I imagine that the Kindle is the same way.

I love having books too but we we're starting to run out of room for them unfortunately. Right now we have five filled bookcases of books, games, and dvd's. We're only going to have room for one more. The Reader seemed like a good alternative. I have 26 books on there at the moment and they claim it can hold about 350.
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Apple is rumored to be releasing a competing product. There aren't many details known, including when exactly it may be available.

This is the picture I see most often of what it might look like.
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Is it like reading for extended periods of time from a computer monitor though? Like do you get a headache after an hour or so?



Idk, I do like the idea of storing novels on an ipod like device, but I still do love collecting hardcover versions of my favorite novels though. Actually I like collecting books in general, idk why but I'm a fan of obtaining/trading for previously owned books for some reason.
I'm on the same boat as you bro. The idea of storing books is amazing and like you I love collecting books, and movies.
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i was considering buying my gf one of these for christmas, but guess what, not available in Canada.
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The biggest advantage for me is also no collection space for books anymore. I heard they are developing a Kindle App for iTouch.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.htm...cId=1000301301

Not sure I would want to read that shit on my iPod though.
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i was considering buying my gf one of these for christmas, but guess what, not available in Canada.
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I heard they are developing a Kindle App for iTouch.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.htm...cId=1000301301
That's been available on the iPhone/iPod for a while now. I have it, though don't use it that often.
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