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Bambi
12-25-2009, 11:32 AM
first the anticipation of opening the box:
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*sigh* isn't it beautiful?
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_eTzuNZZ7ZF0/SzTZHfo0vFI/AAAAAAAADVc/UDWW8bUNdvM/s800/DSC09537.JPG
:clap::clap::clap::clap:
I've downloaded the complete works of Jane Austin, a Stephen King novel, Jane eyre, Wuthering Heights and a Tale of Two Cities.

This is so perfect. I travel a lot and trying to pack the right number of books is almost impossible. this is the size of a readers digest mag!

hodaka
12-25-2009, 11:34 AM
Awesome! I've been think of picking one up myself, but I think I'll wait for the prices to come down a bit more.

Marko
12-25-2009, 11:37 AM
Nice one and Yup it IS sexy!

Bambi
12-25-2009, 11:40 AM
Nice one and Yup it IS sexy!

Thanks Marko. Hubby knows how to get to my heart: I love electronic gadgets.

Hodaka they should start to come down now that the Kringle has been liscensed in Canada. :fingerscr

MoinMoin
12-27-2009, 10:07 AM
A really great gift! I love reading e-books and do it since some years with my PDA - that helped me to improve my english!

Mad Aussie
12-27-2009, 03:25 PM
Let us know how it goes Bambi ... my wife is very interested in one as well.

Is it is as good as the Kindle and compatible?

Bambi
12-27-2009, 04:12 PM
So far so good. I have been reading on it both in the car and before going to sleep and it feels much like reading a book. I read A LOT! I also found out I can download books from the library for free. :D

I first heard about the kiindle but it wasn't liscenced for Canada and further research brought me to the Sony. I like how it connects to the store to purchase if you like. I haven't figured it all out yet but so far two thumbs up

Mad Aussie
12-27-2009, 04:22 PM
Reading while driving is dangerous :)

Leanne has done some research and has found that the Sony is far more versatile as it caters for more file formats including things like mp3 and pdf.

What's the screen like? It's supposed to be easy to read due to the paper like appearance that stop glare like our normal pc monitors.

Bambi
12-27-2009, 04:29 PM
Reading while driving is dangerous :)

Leanne has done some research and has found that the Sony is far more versatile as it caters for more file formats including things like mp3 and pdf.

What's the screen like? It's supposed to be easy to read due to the paper like appearance that stop glare like our normal pc monitors.

silly man. I wasn't driving!!! I let Ed do that :P

I agree although I haven't checked out the sound quality of the MP3 player. Oh, here's an idea: If Marko's podcast transcrips are on PDF then I could have both the audio and visual.... !

Anyway, I find that there is no glare and it's easy to read. However, in low light it's not so great. My mom bought me a cover with a light imbedded in it that works very well though in those conditions.

Mad Aussie
12-27-2009, 04:37 PM
Leanne had read something about that low light issue. Maybe the next version will address that problem.

tomorrowstreasures
12-29-2009, 06:46 PM
lucky lady!!!

Bambi
12-29-2009, 07:02 PM
I REALLY wan tone of these but am a little worries about the durability of them. My girlfriend would be thrilled if I was able to cut down on my book collection. I've switched to audio books but I really like to "read". Does it seem pretty sturdy?? I saw a lot of info on the unit that amazon put out, they seemed to break pretty easily.

Cheers
Chris


HI Chris, it doesn't feel flimsy. It feels like a cell phone or a palm pilot. definitely feels more sturdy then the i-touch or i-phone. However, I can't really say at this point how durable it is.

casil403
12-29-2009, 07:15 PM
Heck I'd take that over a nightie any day!
Nice B! I'm thinking of getting one for Mum next year....does it read aloud? She likes read aloud books. :)

Bambi
12-29-2009, 08:25 PM
so far I love it. MA sent me a PDF fiile and it's now on it....

for info:
Reader vs. Kindle | Sony | Sony Style USA (http://www.sonystyle.ca/html/comparison/ereader_kindle_comparison.html)

AcadieLibre
12-29-2009, 10:08 PM
I like the idea of them and considered getting one as I do a lot of reading but hoping the come out with colour screens. I read a lot of books with graphics or other images that are in colour. So I hope you like it, if you read just novels I think they are great I read novels and tech books so I need the images in colour.

Fortytwo
12-30-2009, 03:14 AM
I wouldn't call it a "sexy" gift. It's a very cool thing, don't get me wrong. But I'm sure if I gave my girlfriend something like that, all she'd do in bed for at least a month is read...

Mad Aussie
12-30-2009, 03:35 AM
hey 42 ... maybe if you loaded it with sexy stuff she wouldn't read in bed too long ;)

Bambi
12-30-2009, 08:30 AM
I wouldn't call it a "sexy" gift. It's a very cool thing, don't get me wrong. But I'm sure if I gave my girlfriend something like that, all she'd do in bed for at least a month is read...

would all depend on the reading material wouldn't it? You can download the karma sutra.....