SmartFeedSmartFeed          

Porsche Hangout


WELCOME - YOU ARE CURRENTLY VIEWING 419EATER AS A GUEST

By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics and access other forums reserved for members. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today by clicking here.

ScamWarners.com - Internet Anti-Fraud Center - now open!


 Amazon's Kindle

View next topic
View previous topic
 
Post new topicReply to topic
Author Message
Shiver Metimbers
419Eater Admin


Joined: 30 Sep 2003
Posts: 7460


PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 1:07 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Has anyone here got their hands on one of these devices? Looks like a good low-cost way to read e-books.

KINDLE LINK

_________________
Roland Koffi: "Please my name is not Ahoy Matey. thakyou..."
Wilson Madu: "I will condom you to a painful death..."

----------------------------------
Shiver's scammer trophies.
----------------------------------
View user's profileSend private message
Lester
Carrot Dangler


Joined: 20 Nov 2003
Posts: 2534
Location: Somewhere between here and there


PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 1:51 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I know it looks great. a little high for $400 though.

However there is hacks for the new Iphone or Ipod Touch that you can save pdfs on the device and read them as well that way.. maybe if this was $150-200 it would sell but for $400 i dont see it doing too well.

But i bet soon there will be hacks to surf the net on it for "free" and various other things soon

_________________
Vcamera x3 - R&H Spam Skit.
pyramid x2 United Kingdom x6 Netherlands Hong Kong Nigeria
Closed lad accounts x75
$3,838,681.54 of fake checks taken off the street
Mortar x13 Tattoo x4 Sand Timer 4y 3m
_____
"Just open up and tell me the truth and stop tricking your dick." - Mr.Kofi Yousaof

"I'm a Muslim, Ok I'm a Christian, Mother F---. Get the F---- off my phone N-----, don't call me anymore." - A lad on the phone with "Homeland Security".
View user's profileSend private messageSkype Name
Shiver Metimbers
419Eater Admin


Joined: 30 Sep 2003
Posts: 7460


PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 8:32 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Trouble with those devices - as nice as they are - is that the screens are fairly small. With the Kindle at least you get a good amount of screen real estate.

_________________
Roland Koffi: "Please my name is not Ahoy Matey. thakyou..."
Wilson Madu: "I will condom you to a painful death..."

----------------------------------
Shiver's scammer trophies.
----------------------------------
View user's profileSend private message
Otterfan
Baiting Guru


Joined: 14 Mar 2007
Posts: 2481
Location: UK -- land of otters and non-otters


PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:45 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Amusing name.

_________________
PARVA QVOQVE PARS ESSENTIAE LVTRAE SVPERARI NON POTEST
Pith Helmet 10 VcameraVcamera
Closed lad accounts South AfricaUnited KingdomEuropean UnionUnited Kingdom
"I have to sale something now to be able to drink water." -- Alice Idris on safari in Cotonou
"why did you waste my time like this why." -- US Army Captain William D Swenson
Hello Kitty! <--TS certified.

Easter Egg
View user's profileSend private message
Miss Behaving
Master Baiter


Joined: 20 Apr 2006
Posts: 190
Location: Down the bookies


PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:47 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Hmm. My feelings on the Kindle - getting there, but no cigar. You can't share the e-books you've bought (well, fair enough), you have to pay 10 cents per document to put your own files on it, and you have to pay $1.99 to subscribe to a blog, even if the blog is normally free.

Plus it's kind of ugly.

_________________
Come to the dark side, we have sweeties.
I bait scummy flatshare/rental scammers. PM the details if you encounter one!
Cellphonex 5
View user's profileSend private message
firehouse5
Moderator


Joined: 09 Mar 2004
Posts: 4648
Location: drinking Igboland palmwine


PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 10:12 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I got to play with one for a bit (belongs to a friend of mine) -- the screen is quite nice (size and appearance), it's lightweight and has good battery life (I only used it with wireless turned off). Very fine as far as actually using it goes. The keyboard is crappy but I hardly used it, the page-turn buttons are fine. Best thing about it is the display which is not at all hard on the eyes.

The proprietary document format is a real annoyance (or worse depending on your views on DRM), especially when ordinary documents have to be converted (at a cost?!?!) to view on the expensive player.

It really depends what you're going to be using it for, and your own reading habits. For me the cost of the device (plus additional costs for books/magazines/other publications that can only be read on this reader) is just too high for what it does. of course I'm not a self-made zillionaire thanks to cash-bai.... er never mind. Razz

It's definitely better than any other electronic book I've tried (and I've tried quite a few), and way better than trying to use PDAs or laptops as electronic books.

_________________
Has a scammer sent you a bank account? please report it to me or any other moderator using the private message function.
GO PREMIUM!
Easter 2015Sand Timer Oct2004-Oct2016 12 years but Cheat alert: many silent months!
TV StarMortar dozens Closed lad accounts Not as many piggies as you.
The details you sent do not match, check your records and reply immediate. I have forced to wait in office for two hours with out eating
View user's profileSend private messageSend e-mail
thud419
Baiting Guru


Joined: 04 Jan 2006
Posts: 3193


PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 10:58 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks for the entertainment of the last half hour when I should have been working Wink

The screen update is very slow, a significant fraction of a second.

You can't buy content outside the USA, (although any baiter could probably find a solution to that). You can't go on-line outside the USA because it uses a 3G network only offered in the USA.

PDF conversion is experimental.

Books seem quite expensive and are non-transferable.

I couldn't find any references to an ongoing cost, but I suspect there is one if you can browse the web with it. (Which it sucks at.)

Conversion can be free - they can email them to your computer and you upload them via USB. One review said he got a 40% sucess rate with that, but he was sending them Palm Document Format (a different PDF) files and expecting them to be converted Rolling Eyes

I'm tempted but I think I'll wait for the next model. With any luck that will have a faster screen, a lower price (although 200 isn't bad, when it gets here it will be 400), a wider range of conversions, various discount plans on media you've already bought hard-copy and vice-versa, better web browsing, Linux compatibility...

_________________
Click here to feel warm and cozy.

I did not f**k your wife in any way -- Nike Akanbi
I don't know what else to do or do I continue filling and filling forms. -- Barr. Koloti
you has been dribbling me up and down but I will show some thing you have never seen before, I think you breath air wait and see. -- Sand Timer Barr. Cole
Cellphone x14
United States x 0.25 won from Reaper in a sucker's bet

Hello Kitty! pony Mortar x8 Closed lad accounts x several
View user's profileSend private messageSend e-mailVisit poster's website
windypops
Baiting Guru


Joined: 25 Jan 2005
Posts: 5884
Location: Planet X


PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:04 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

SONY also make those. I've seen one (but not up close). Cheaper than the Amazon one.
If I go to Tottenham Court Road tomorrow, I'll pop into the Sony shop and see if they have one and give it the once over. Wink

I think I saw something like this: Clicky at a computer fair that was able to display various txt docs. Might be worth checking them out as an alternative.

_________________
Mortar x22 Inventor Easter Egg 2011

"No amount of semen donation will save this situation" Sanny Sanny
"We must disagree to agree" Raji Musa

If it's LADS you want. GoTo: http://www.yopmail.com/
and sign in with either ladmail or kentbrockman
View user's profileSend private message
firehouse5
Moderator


Joined: 09 Mar 2004
Posts: 4648
Location: drinking Igboland palmwine


PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:11 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

The screen update is slow, but faster than most "screen updates" on the archaic "dead tree" format (and I am a quick page-turner).

And it is certain that future versions (and competitors) will be cheaper and better in all sorts of ways.

It's a great toy but probably not the world-changer many of its biggest fans seem to think it will be. But then I'm a cynic (but a cynic still hoping someone can develop a good, practical, reasonably priced electronic book device that meets my vague wishlist).

_________________
Has a scammer sent you a bank account? please report it to me or any other moderator using the private message function.
GO PREMIUM!
Easter 2015Sand Timer Oct2004-Oct2016 12 years but Cheat alert: many silent months!
TV StarMortar dozens Closed lad accounts Not as many piggies as you.
The details you sent do not match, check your records and reply immediate. I have forced to wait in office for two hours with out eating
View user's profileSend private messageSend e-mail
windypops
Baiting Guru


Joined: 25 Jan 2005
Posts: 5884
Location: Planet X


PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:21 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Found this article : http://www.drugster.com/psp/psp-ebook-tutorial_drugstercom.htm

Battery life probably not up to much though.

_________________
Mortar x22 Inventor Easter Egg 2011

"No amount of semen donation will save this situation" Sanny Sanny
"We must disagree to agree" Raji Musa

If it's LADS you want. GoTo: http://www.yopmail.com/
and sign in with either ladmail or kentbrockman
View user's profileSend private message
Shiver Metimbers
419Eater Admin


Joined: 30 Sep 2003
Posts: 7460


PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 1:40 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

The fact that it would be a struggle ATM to convert one's own downloaded/created PDF files to it is a major reason for me not going for it right now. I expect that situation to change soon once a few coders have got their hands on it Smile

_________________
Roland Koffi: "Please my name is not Ahoy Matey. thakyou..."
Wilson Madu: "I will condom you to a painful death..."

----------------------------------
Shiver's scammer trophies.
----------------------------------
View user's profileSend private message
firehouse5
Moderator


Joined: 09 Mar 2004
Posts: 4648
Location: drinking Igboland palmwine


PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 3:14 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Is there any way to put lads to work doing the conversions? Wink

_________________
Has a scammer sent you a bank account? please report it to me or any other moderator using the private message function.
GO PREMIUM!
Easter 2015Sand Timer Oct2004-Oct2016 12 years but Cheat alert: many silent months!
TV StarMortar dozens Closed lad accounts Not as many piggies as you.
The details you sent do not match, check your records and reply immediate. I have forced to wait in office for two hours with out eating
View user's profileSend private messageSend e-mail
Stoker Thompson
419Eater is my life


Joined: 11 Apr 2007
Posts: 271
Location: Out There.


PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:04 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I read 'ebooks' in pretty much anything. Treo650, Toshiba E800, Windows or Linux laptops etc.

By ebooks I mean any format. PDF, .lit (Msreader) .doc or plain old .txt file.

To bookmark simply insert a !!! or any non standard character group. To bookmark a pdf I usually copy a string of text and save it in an Evolution (or outlook) note.

If I was going to spend that kind of monry for an ebook reader I'd probably get a large screen PDA. My favorite is/was the Vadem Clio. I'd store book files on a compact flash card and read from that. Pocket word was what I read them in after converting them.

Geeky, but fun! Laughing
View user's profileSend private message
Display posts from previous:      
Post new topicReply to topic


 Jump to:   



View next topic
View previous topic
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



** Find out information about your IP address **


All Content © 2003 - 419Eater.com
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group :S5: FI Theme :: All times are GMT