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Saturday, June 20, 2009

E-ink experience


Not yet very affordable, but better than I expected. This is my opinion after buying an ebook reader. Mine is branded Papyre 6.1 but it's named Hanlin v3 in other countries. It's manufactured in China (what a surprise!) and it runs Linux (it has an ARM processor).

Definitely worth watching at. However I have not used it for more than a few minutes so I do not have an opinion about the long term usefulness of the device. But if it delivers what I've seen in the tests it is more than worth it.

Now I'm sorry but I'm back to reading, please do not disturb.

Update:

The reading experience has been better than expected. And the availability of contents has also been better than expected.

What I have not find, however, is a shop with the latest books. But that only meant some books cannot be bought but they might be available somewhere ...

For example, I was reading a paper copy of this book in Spanish. And I had no trouble finding an electronic version.

There is a cheaper electronic book in Spain called iLiber, but it does not come with a cover, earbuds or MP3 support.

2 Comments:

  • At 4:24 pm, Anonymous vierito5 said…

    Uhmm I don't think I will ever be able to fully switch to one of those intead of the paper ones.

    Nowadays I'm forced to read a lot from big PDFs but I've not been able to read a whole book on a screen.

    To me, it seems more a hacking toy, to make it do thing that it wasn't supossed to rather than an eBook reader hehehe.

    Let's us know what you think after some weeks of use!

     
  • At 10:14 am, Blogger Miguel Sánchez said…

    I thought the same way a you. That is why I bought the reader in a shop with a good return policy. But now I'm sold.

    The reading experience has been better than expected. And the availability of contents has also been better than expected.

    What I have not find, however, is a shop with the latest books. But that only meant some books cannot be bought but they might be available somewhere ...

    For example, I was reading this book in Spanish. And I had not trouble finding an electronic version.

    There is a cheaper electronic book in Spain called iLiber, but it does not come with a cover, earbuds or MP3 support.

     

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