So you like this one? I'm sort of looking for one as a splurge for me pre-baby, because it will mean that I may be able to read at night with the baby without turning on a light if I don't want to, etc. I hate reading on my Palm-too small.
I've handled the Sony one-Borders had it on display when I was there last week, and it was fine, but Cayne has a strong objection to Sony and I haven't seen particularly good reviews of it elsewhere either, so I was thinking about the Kindle.
|Date:||December 1st, 2007 05:19 pm (UTC)|| |
No backlight, I think...
I really like the look of the Kindle in some ways. However, there are just as many that I don't.
For one thing, I don't really care about it being connected. I'm around computers 66% of my time or more. It's not going to bother me to connect a USB cable.
I'm very disappointed by the (lack of) format support or installable software.
I'm very very
disappointed by them wanting me to pay more than a comparable open reader for a system that locks me into their storefront.
I am in personal technolust with the Bookeen Cybook 3
|Date:||December 2nd, 2007 12:17 am (UTC)|| |
I don't know...
I'd pay $50 more for connected vs. not, especially because I suspect the market will drive them to support more openness.
That said, it's not worth $350 to me, let alone $400...Until the overall price point drops, I'll stick to paper.
I don't care for it atall. The DRM makes media portability impossible, it's way too pricey, it's single function (I've got enough gadgets, thanks), and I don't care for Amazon atall anyway. And they didn't make enough of them; they're sold out.
*shrug* El Jefe screwed up by the numbers this time.
|Date:||December 2nd, 2007 12:18 am (UTC)|| |
MS can't always be the one screwing up...
I really just posted it because I get $40 if someone does fall in love and buys it through my link.
Is that wrong?
|Date:||December 2nd, 2007 02:51 pm (UTC)|| |
I am also very impressed with the Kindle, although I will probably wait for color and the price to drop a bit. If I subscribed to something like the New York Times, it would be worth getting right now.
It has always been my opinion that a good ebook would have to use IBM's e-ink and although Sony was the first to use it in a ebook, I don't think they did as good a job as Amazon.