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Sunday, January 17, 2010

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The Sunday Salon - E-Ink Devices.

The Sunday Salon.com It's that time again, and dare I said it? Yes I dare! It has been a while since I've posted for this segment, so I do apologize for the tardiness and laziness.

What can I talk about today, is that.. I have found a new toy! Well, actually bought it for myself. Most of the people who knows me practically knows what kind of a gadget freak I am, I have iPod Shuffle, Sony MP3 player, N95 8 gig, iPod Nano, PRS-500 and a bit of this and that. Now, what that have to do with reading? Well... I have trying to find a best way to bring my books along for a ride here and there. What I'm talking about here would be my E-books that needed reading while on the go, instead of being stuck in my laptop or my desktop. Let's face it, laptop is too bulky for sense to just read an ebook. PDA is quite um.. distracting for me due to it's other functions available.

Before I continue, let me show you what I mean.



This is my PRS-600. I was torn between this and the PRS-300 (the pocket version) but since, I could put extra memory on this one, I've decided to get this one instead. Thsi product is brought to you by Sony (I'm sorry to say, Brunei's Sony stores doesn't have this on sale - yet) To be honest, this is my second reader. the first one was the first generation PRS-500 which was an absolute wonderful device for me. I've upgraded because I need a spare :P ok ok I lied. I needed to get the updated version of it ASAP!

And yes, the only problem I have with it is, the laggish experience when I try to bookmark my page, which book I have stored within the memory card. But I didn't experience this with the book wintin the internal memory available, also never experience that in my last device. There's also the problem of glare. Yes! The glare is noticable, but I managed to tilt is just right into the position where it's comfortable to read and the glare disappeared.

I haven't tried using it as an, MP3 player due to having my own Sony player (I guess you know Sony happens to be my favorite manufacture by now) to go around with. so my audiobooks goes there instead, or my pendrive for the use in my car's MP3 modulator. Yes, I get around pretty much when it comes to books, don't I?

In another note, if you are not interested with this device, there are also BeBook (which I heard, have alot of good reviews about it), Amazon Kindle (I must admit,it came out ugly the first time around, but it's ok, except for limited access for some), Hanvon Series (new ebook readers from China), Iphones (Obviously), and there are quite a few others to choose from as well.

Wondering... should I get iTouch, iPhone or Google nexus next? if only they are not THAT expensive!
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