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Elonex 500EB

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I bought this from Waterstones today for the grand total of £99.99. The reason why is because my other half was intersted in an ereader that he could also use for movies and music. And because I start work at Waterstones on Monday and my ebook interest played a big part in my interview so thought I should get to know their ereaders.

I have to admit I much prefer my Kindle 3 but I think that both my other half and my son would like this because it is more multimedia if you see what I mean? There also just seems to be so much more selection for the kindle? I suppose at least now we have the ability to read both amazon format and ePub format?
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05 Nov 2010, 03:38 PM | Post: #2

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This post was last modified: 05 Nov 2010 03:41 PM by Lesley-Ann.
That's the second LCD colour ereader that I've came across in the past 24 hours. This being the first one. I'm not sold on using LCD/TFT screens on readers, I much prefer my eink screen that my Kindle has. You can read perfectly on these other screens as well anyone who owns a flat screen t.v. or a desktop computer/laptop can tell you. But these type of screens are prone to glare which makes them more difficult to read with when in direct sunlight or under a bright bulb. I can understand the cost effectiveness of using LCD, but it can be a trade off with reading quality.

That said I do like the look of these devices but not as a reader. I have and still do read on the Kindle app on my iPod touch but find it can be a strain on the eyes after a short period of time. While it can show colour beautifully and being backlit can be read without having to worry about having a light source nearby. I still prefer to do my reading on my Kindle 95% of the time.Kindle Smile

Mind you it could be a cheap epub reader. I still have my Sony 505 for reading my epub library on, and will eventually (I know myself too well) replace it with another epub reader. I like that they are now more choice coming on the market and at a much more reasonable price than before.
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I can see the benefit of us having one but then I have no problem reading books on my iPhone if my Kindle isn't to hand (which isn't often) so I think between the iPhone and Kindle I am sorted really. But this is a really good device for the likes of my other half who doesn't read as much as me and is more into his films and tv programmes but doesn't have an iphone. This way he has an okay sized ereader with a decent selection of titles plus he can watch his films on it. He commutes a lot for business so he will find it useful. But I Heart my Kindle Smile too much to use something else. Smile

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