12 Responses to “Ereaders in pictures”

  1. Kristen February 5, 2009 at 7:33 AM #

    Wow, you own a lot of gadgets. lol Isn’t the new Kindle supposed to get announced soon? I wonder what the price will be.

  2. Katrina Strauss February 5, 2009 at 8:15 AM #

    Sexy layout, Angela. It’s like ereader pr0n. ;)

    Seriously though, thanks for sharing! I think it helps those less familiar with the hardware to see these side-by-side comparisons.

  3. Kara February 5, 2009 at 9:22 AM #

    Thank you so much for posting these pics…I am so torn between getting a Kindle or a Sony…I read so much about both and I just can’t make up my mind!!

  4. Annmarie February 5, 2009 at 9:25 AM #

    My Christmas Kindle? STILL hasn’t arrived. Not sure that I want it now.

    Love the pics and the comparisons. Thanks!

  5. Joy February 5, 2009 at 9:48 AM #

    Thanks Angie!! This is one of the things all the comparison sites are missing.

  6. rebyj February 5, 2009 at 11:01 AM #

    Oh the jealousy!! Thanks for posting the pics. I’m leaning towarads the Sony I think because I had a Sony in my hot lil hands yesterday and briefly pondered not paying the property taxes for another month LOL. Good sense prevailed!

    There’s some good stuff in the following article, especially excited about some of the things that are in the works by various companies. Regarding magazines: Quote” In the boardrooms of some of the biggest publishers, people are already discussing giving away devices with subscriptions.” Quote

    http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1877161,00.html?cnn=yes
    “The Race for a Better Read”

  7. Jill Shalvis February 5, 2009 at 3:16 PM #

    Thank you for this post! I’ve been undecided forever between the Sony reader and the Kindle. I’m still undecided, lol, but I loved seeing them side by side…

  8. dd03 February 6, 2009 at 3:40 AM #

    I think i like the size of the sony. my problem is the $$$ & whether ebooks are less expensive enough to help justify the cost in the long run. also…i just love books. The look, the feel, the smell.

  9. GrowlyCub February 6, 2009 at 3:53 AM #

    Thanks, Angie. Very helpful, because looking at them side by side, makes me think the one I saw at Target just had a different setting to make it look darker. My Sony is on its way to arrive tomorrow. I can’t wait! :)

  10. Sayuri February 7, 2009 at 11:00 PM #

    I had a Bookeen Cybook (that I loved beyond all reason) but had issues with reliabillity. So when my third one broke, I decided to go for the Sony (as the Kindle hasn’t been lauched in the Uk yet…and what’s the point of a wireless device if you can’t use the wireless?)

    Can I say I love it even more? I’m a certified Sony whore now. My favourite difference is the weight. The Cybook is very thin and lightweight but felt really fragile. (Coupled with the fact that it kept breaking!) The Sony is still thin and compact but slightly heaver and makes it feel sturdier, less likely to shatter on impact. However, I do find the e-ink screen darker on the Sony than the Cybook.

    I also love Calibre and the fact that it’s really simple to change my metadata and it converts every-freakin-file format perfectly. Srsly, Sony really want to be buying it up and making some cash from it. Because the software they give with the reader? It’s just sad how bad it is.

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