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Old 04-30-2013, 08:45 AM
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Default Dedicated ereaders are disappearing..

The Nook Simple Touch got discounted recently in the UK to 29 and I still don't want one. If they were free or just 5 then I might.

I fail to see the benefits of eink over reading books via any number of customizable apps on my tablet or phone. What's the point in black-and-white when you have colour photos and illustrations not to mention magazines to read?

The bottom seems to have fallen out of the eink market. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...160573010.html
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:02 AM
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The Nook Simple Touch got discounted recently in the UK to 29 and I still don't want one. If they were free or just 5 then I might.

I fail to see the benefits of eink over reading books via any number of customizable apps on my tablet or phone. What's the point in black-and-white when you have colour photos and illustrations not to mention magazines to read?

The bottom seems to have fallen out of the eink market. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...160573010.html
Some people's eyes are bothered by reading from LCD screens like you see on phones and tablets, whereas e-ink literally looks just like print on paper. Can you read either of your devices outside in bright sunlight?

The other point in favor of an e-ink reader is battery life, although most of us aren't as concerned about that as JK98 is.

I had a Simple Touch and I did like it, but I ruined it....so now any e-reading I do is via the Aldiko or Google Play Books apps on my Samsung Galaxy 5.0, set for white text on a black background.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:13 AM
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If peoples eyes are bothered by LCD then how can any of us stand to read websites on our computers, tablets and phones for any length of time? I'm never wishing that my computer had a different screen technology.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:15 AM
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If peoples eyes are bothered by LCD then how can any of us stand to read websites on our computers, tablets and phones for any length of time? I'm never wishing that my computer had a different screen technology.
I agree with you, it doesn't bother my eyes in the least....but apparently it does bother some people.
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The main advantage of EInk readers is that they are less straining on the eyes and can be viewed with almost the same contrast in any sunlight. They are special purpose readers and excel the most under these conditions.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:35 AM
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The whole "I can read in sunlight!" is the main reason I take mine almost everywhere. The fact that its so light that I barely notice it, and that it can go weeks without needing a charge is great too.

Tablets are getting better though, but the fact that they still are predominantly glossy glass will keep them heavier and more unreadable then a dedicated ereader for some time still.
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I just recently bought a Kindle Paperwhite,...I luv it. And I can read it in any lighting condition. And normal tablets hurt my eyes as well,...this is perfect for me.
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