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Old 06-17-2011, 07:02 PM   #71
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the ereader i now have was originally bought for my mom, who has alzheimer's but still loves to read to the tune of one or two books per week. it was becoming increasingly more difficult (and expensive) for me to provide new books for her that were to her liking. mom's tastes and preferences in reading material (and food) have lately been subject to abrupt changes and reversals, and ofttimes not so easy to anticipate or accommodate. my solution for this problem? an ereader for mom. this way,i reasoned, she would have her own vast personal library at her fingertips, problem solved. yes? but no - my mom didn't like the strange newfangled book reader. she preferred the feel of her paper books, liked turning their paper pages, and thumbing back to reread something - on page number 187...and so the nook became mine by default. but then, i nudged my mom just a little bit until she came to accept the ereader on condition: it would be used for the sole purpose of trying out free sample ebooks. this way, when mom eventually finds a sample book that interests her, i place an order for it in paperback form, and we wait for it to arrive snail mail for her next week's read. and this is how we've come to share this nook reader amicably, with fits and starts...i was saying, about that backlighting problem....
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:08 AM   #72
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i would like to hear from you computer savvy people about the aluratek libre ereader. it can be had, loaded w/100 classic books, for 49.99. the price is definitely "alluring" @ 50c per book. i've read about the aluratek, and watched their video presentation. now i'd like to hear about the drawbacks, they must be many and considerable. anyone?
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:17 AM   #73
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CNet doesn't even have a review of that one.
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Old 06-19-2011, 12:20 PM   #74
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CNet doesn't even have a review of that one.
thanks. good. now i know there is a cnet.
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Old 06-19-2011, 12:53 PM   #75
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Cnet is a great resource for reviewing many electronics. They give you their rating and the readers' rating. Just not on the reader you mentioned.
I read a good comparison there Friday on Kindles vs netbooks
They are my goto website when comparison shopping electronics.
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Old 06-19-2011, 02:31 PM   #76
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Cnet is a great resource for reviewing many electronics. They give you their rating and the readers' rating. Just not on the reader you mentioned.
I read a good comparison there Friday on Kindles vs netbooks
They are my goto website when comparison shopping electronics.
Did you send back that pesky Kindle, yet and get what you want?
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Old 06-19-2011, 03:00 PM   #77
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Did you send back that pesky Kindle, yet and get what you want?
Of course not

From my 20 minute research on the subject , I have come to the conclusion that all these ereaders and netpads people have the same business strategy as the cell phone providers... there should be one device that will cover all bases, but then we would be happy with only one.

Kindle has the biggest library, cheapest books and longest lasting battery of anything (netpad) that comes remotely close in the same functions. It is light and does not get warm from being turned on. It is the iPhone of ereaders. The one others will be compared to with a strong company behind it. A netpad can read books, just like my notebook can, but that is not what they were designed to do. Of course, they do have a lit display

So Kindle it is. For now...
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Old 06-19-2011, 03:06 PM   #78
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Of course not

From my 20 minute research on the subject , I have come to the conclusion that all these ereaders and netpads people have the same business strategy as the cell phone providers... there should be one device that will cover all bases, but then we would be happy with only one.

Kindle has the biggest library, cheapest books and longest lasting battery of anything (netpad) that comes remotely close in the same functions. It is light and does not get warm from being turned on. It is the iPhone of ereaders. The one others will be compared to with a strong company behind it. A netpad can read books, just like my notebook can, but that is not what they were designed to do. Of course, they do have a lit display

So Kindle it is. For now...
It was perfect the other night for walking in ovals and reading. Shrek brought a DTB and had to stop reading once they turned out the lights at 11:30 pm. Good thing I had a book or two with me he enjoys reading...

I even had a pocketful of batteries for his camera... I shoulda been a Boy Scout...
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:41 AM   #79
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Vitauta--the 'classic' books on the device you mentioned are all available free on line--for any of the e-readers. Or to read on your computer, for that matter. They are out of copyright, and have been made available from a number of sources.

I saw the Barnes and Noble Nook for $69 the other day.
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Of course not

From my 20 minute research on the subject , I have come to the conclusion that all these ereaders and netpads people have the same business strategy as the cell phone providers... there should be one device that will cover all bases, but then we would be happy with only one.

Kindle has the biggest library, cheapest books and longest lasting battery of anything (netpad) that comes remotely close in the same functions. It is light and does not get warm from being turned on. It is the iPhone of ereaders. The one others will be compared to with a strong company behind it. A netpad can read books, just like my notebook can, but that is not what they were designed to do. Of course, they do have a lit display

So Kindle it is. For now...
Ha! A convert! (of sorts). Excellent choice, Pacanis.

Took my Kindle on a long car trip, and she behaved beautifully (of course, not while I was driving).

Nook now has color and backlighting, not something I really need, though there are Nook fans. I can use my IPad or BB when I want the backlighting, but I can't read either one in the car very easily.
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