Bed Bath and Beyond Literati (E-Reader) on sale for only 35 dollars...

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  1. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    yeah it isnt tiny. although it would be cool to see a reader come in an iphone/bb size one day.
     


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    otc Senior member

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    shit--is there a way to check stock?

    Are there any left in chicago?
     


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    shit--is there a way to check stock?

    Are there any left in chicago?


    yes...call the 800 number and give them ur zip code and they will tell you what local stores have stock. i did and am gonna try to pick up one 2morrow..the 800 number is 24/7. i called at about 10.
     


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    otc Senior member

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    wait, is this not e-ink?
     


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    otc Senior member

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    I picked one up...it looks nice enough but if I decide I don't like it, I will just return it.
     


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    otc Senior member

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    yeah, this piece of junk is going back.

    The forward backward buttons are not real buttons but are actually touch sensitive. One of the forward buttons on my unit does not work...and they also seem to get pressed randomly while I am trying to read.

    I am still going to try it with a PDF just to see...but I am 99% sure it is going back.

    Too bad as it was a great price for something I could use to read all of the free ebooks out there. I have not really had any interest in paying for new books on a kindle (compared to the price of real books) but now that there are some pretty nice readers out there...I can't bring myself to buy any books that are in the public domain since for the price of a few Shakespeare plays and some dickens novels, I could just buy a reader
     


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    i still didn't get one but did look at some reviews...may pass as i would have to go out of my way to get one as they are sold out in nyc...
     


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    can't bring myself to buy any books that are in the public domain since for the price of a few Shakespeare plays and some dickens novels, I could just buy a reader

    Jesus effing C. Just go to a effing library.
     


  10. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    hope everyone enjoys their reader. picked up a couple last friday and will try to see if i can get a few more for each of my nephews.
     


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    otc Senior member

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    Since mine was broken and is going back...I will probably not pick up another (though there were a bunch in stock in chicago on saturday).

    I will say though...while the interface leaves a lot to be desired, the screen is pretty good (though it is a little funny shaped...like they had an overstock on automobile in-dash widescreen displays). The books displayed fine and after the firmware updates, the PDF I tested looked pretty good.
     


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    an LCD right? Don't like. e-ink FTW.
     


  13. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    Since mine was broken and is going back...I will probably not pick up another (though there were a bunch in stock in chicago on saturday).

    I will say though...while the interface leaves a lot to be desired, the screen is pretty good (though it is a little funny shaped...like they had an overstock on automobile in-dash widescreen displays). The books displayed fine and after the firmware updates, the PDF I tested looked pretty good.


    yours was broken? wow sorry to hear that. what was defective on it?
     


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    yours was broken? wow sorry to hear that. what was defective on it?

    yeah, this piece of junk is going back.

    The forward backward buttons are not real buttons but are actually touch sensitive. One of the forward buttons on my unit does not work...and they also seem to get pressed randomly while I am trying to read.


    random page turns are pretty damn annoying...especially if it turns several at once and gets to a chapter break (this unit stops for "loading" between chapters).
     


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    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    random page turns are pretty damn annoying...especially if it turns several at once and gets to a chapter break (this unit stops for "loading" between chapters).

    hmmm
     


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