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    e-Readers - anyone got one?

    As the title. What are they like?

    I've been getting back into reading again and Kirsty suggested possibly getting me one of these for xmas (this or a RARB!). Just after some gen as to what they're like.
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    Shite - stick with a good old fashioned book

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    , want to elaborate Martin?
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    Can you not just get one for you phone Gaz? Pretty sure I can on mine.

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    I've used one for a while and it annoyed me greatly. Not sure I can put my finger on it but there's something about actually READING a BOOK that adds to the..... experience?

    It's like coke. It always tastes better from a glass bottle.

    I know what I mean damnit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckle View Post
    Can you not just get one for you phone Gaz? Pretty sure I can on mine.
    Yeah, but the screen's a bit small, and I'll be upgrading my phone at some point in the future, whereas I'd keep the e-reader until it breaks
    Quote Originally Posted by domino View Post
    I've used one for a while and it annoyed me greatly. Not sure I can put my finger on it but there's something about actually READING a BOOK that adds to the..... experience?

    It's like coke. It always tastes better from a glass bottle.

    I know what I mean damnit!
    I do aswell. I'm thinking saving space on my already over-filled bookcase.


    And I prefer Pepsi, coke tastes like wet ass!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gazTD View Post
    coke tastes like wet ass!
    im going to have a dodgy thought in my mind everytime i want a glass of coke lol!!
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    Hi gaz, got one of the Sony e-readers and I don't have any problems with it. Unlike mobiles or laptops the e-reader can be read in full sunlight. Easy on the eyes, type face can be enlarged if need be, and easy to carry about. Books cost about the same as buying paperbacks, bit of a fiddle to download until you get the hang of it but no major problem really.
    Main reason I bought one was for going on holiday. Usually take seven or eight paperbacks, which can add quite a bit of weight to your luggage.
    This time round I had around 120 books all in the e-reader. Weighs about half a pound if even that.
    Read a few complaints about the lenght of time it takes to turn a page, but if like me, you are turning to the next page of a paper back while reading the last sentence, it isn't an issue. Simply press the page turn button, and by the time you've read the last words, the new page is there.
    Plenty of places to download books, and thousands of books available. Even got the new Dan Brown when it was realesed.

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    I like the "experience" of actually holding a book in my hands.

    Just another example of "we've got the answer, now what's the problem". pointless pervasive technology

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    I'd personally prefer something like an Ipaq, for the same price as a reader you can have something that does other stuff too.
    N.b. any opinitons expressed above should be ignored and considered 'ramblings', under no circumstances should they be relied upon...

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