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Subject:Re: Kindle? Other Hardware? How to Choose From:Kathleen MacDowell <kathleen -dot- eamd -at- gmail -dot- com> To:Gregory P Sweet <gps03 -at- health -dot- state -dot- ny -dot- us> Date:Mon, 19 Mar 2012 19:52:26 -0500
Last fall I bought myself a Pandigital Novel, which was a super
bargain for what it offers.
Before I bought it, I'd purchased and returned several Sony's and a
Kindle and a Kobo (trying to stay $200 or under).
Oddly, compared to most of the others who've mentioned the back-lit
screen, the lighting is much easier on my eyes. They got much more
tired with the dim light on the Kindle etc. Maybe I'm older than them?
The major drawback to me is that it's stuck with the Barnes and Noble
bookstore or my local library. Because I'm too lazy to convert a file,
I just put up with it. Or will till I start seeing really good prices
in other places.
Personally, I'd recommend the Novel as a bargain, even the more
expensive newer versions.
One thing I haven't seen anyone mention-- what if you want to
experiment with producing materials for them? Is it really that easy
to convert, so you could write in one format and convert to another?
On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 2:37 PM, Gregory P Sweet
<gps03 -at- health -dot- state -dot- ny -dot- us> wrote:
> I love my E Ink display Kindle (3rd generation with keyboard). I don't
> particularly enjoy reading off of backlit display as it wears my eyes out
> pretty fast. Also start adding backlights, gorilla glass, heavyweight
> processors and you add weight and heat to the device. For me, no matter
> what kind of tablet I may or may not ever own, I will always keep an E Ink
> kindle just for reading.
> I think the best advice though is the same advice I'd give to anyone who
> ever asked me what kind of camera they should buy back when I made a living
> as a photographer â the answer is always "The one you will use."
> Decide your budget then head out to the store and handle a few of these
> things. Read off the screen for more than 5 minutes. See which one is the
> right size, weight, and shape for your hands. Which is going to be most
> comfortable for you to hold for long periods of time and easiest on your
> eyes. Then buy that device. Apps and converters make which device you go
> for a moot point. But if you spend your cash on something that's just not
> quite right, the slightest bit uncomfortable, or just seems to fragile to
> cart around, it's going to end up on that shelf next to that fancy 35mm SLR
> kit that turned out to be too much to drag around with you. ;^)
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