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Old December 8 2009, 04:50 AM   #31
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^My eyes start to strain when reading on an LCD screen pretty quickly, even just reading around the board here can make my eyes hurt after a little while, so I think that eInk is wonderful technology that I am excited to use in the future when prices come down or I get some money.
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Old December 8 2009, 05:22 AM   #32
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I have the second edition Kindle, and it is very easy on your eyes. The only problem is you need a light source when the light is dim.

Don't try to read books on a small device like an iTouch. It's a horrible experience.
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Old December 8 2009, 05:56 AM   #33
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^My eyes start to strain when reading on an LCD screen pretty quickly, even just reading around the board here can make my eyes hurt after a little while, so I think that eInk is wonderful technology that I am excited to use in the future when prices come down or I get some money.
Really, I never have that problem and I use a computer all day everyday for years. I wonder how much of the population is the same way?
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Old December 8 2009, 07:26 AM   #34
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^My eyes start to strain when reading on an LCD screen pretty quickly, even just reading around the board here can make my eyes hurt after a little while, so I think that eInk is wonderful technology that I am excited to use in the future when prices come down or I get some money.
Really, I never have that problem and I use a computer all day everyday for years. I wonder how much of the population is the same way?
I don't know, I would tend to think it has something to do with age but I'm only 23, I've been using computers all my life and use them everyday at work and school. But if I spend all day on it I tend to get headaches. We actually got an HD LCD tv a while ago and I ended up moving it out of the living room because watching it for too long gave me headaches.

I know some others around me don't like reading on LCD screens either, but I don't know if they necessarily get headaches.
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Old December 8 2009, 08:52 AM   #35
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Did you get one in the end Bob? If not, take a wee look in Borders. I saw they had some e-reader reductions amongst the melee that currently is their shop floor.
There's no Borders near by, closest one is in York I think.
Fair enough. To be honest, I'd probably be a little wary about ordering from a company in administration anyway. It might complicate support.
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Old December 8 2009, 09:02 AM   #36
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Spot's Meow wrote: View Post
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^My eyes start to strain when reading on an LCD screen pretty quickly, even just reading around the board here can make my eyes hurt after a little while, so I think that eInk is wonderful technology that I am excited to use in the future when prices come down or I get some money.
Really, I never have that problem and I use a computer all day everyday for years. I wonder how much of the population is the same way?
I don't know, I would tend to think it has something to do with age but I'm only 23, I've been using computers all my life and use them everyday at work and school. But if I spend all day on it I tend to get headaches. We actually got an HD LCD tv a while ago and I ended up moving it out of the living room because watching it for too long gave me headaches.

I know some others around me don't like reading on LCD screens either, but I don't know if they necessarily get headaches.
It's a common problem that backlit screens cause eye strain. People also read slower off them. I think studies suggest something like 20% slower.
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Old December 8 2009, 09:05 AM   #37
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Did you get one in the end Bob? If not, take a wee look in Borders. I saw they had some e-reader reductions amongst the melee that currently is their shop floor.
There's no Borders near by, closest one is in York I think.
Fair enough. To be honest, I'd probably be a little wary about ordering from a company in administration anyway. It might complicate support.
If it meant getting one at bargain price I probably would. But I don't drive so getting to York to take a look would be a hassle. No doubt all the good bargains will be gone by the time I get a chance to go look.
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Old December 17 2009, 02:23 PM   #38
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Just joined the "ebook world" as I received my Kindle in the mail last night. Haven't had a lot of time to fully acquaint myself with all it's features, but my initial impression of it is very favorable. Whether I'll read enough books to make it worthwhile or not is another story, but I sold off some stuff I wasn't using to pay for it, so it's kind of a case of "no harm, no foul" even if I don't use it.
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Old December 17 2009, 02:26 PM   #39
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^I want to get one, but at the minute I'm wary from reading too many bad reviews I think.
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Old December 17 2009, 03:19 PM   #40
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Well I may very well end up regretting it, but so far I like it. Now I will say the book I bought wasn't "delivered in seconds", although it wasn't too bad.

The other thing is, I went to my local B&N and looked at the Nook and that thing is a mess right now. Maybe if they get the bugs worked out, it might be superior to the Kindle, I don't know. But for me, for now, the Kindle seems fine.
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