Re: [NTO] looking for ebook organizer (and have great movie cataloguer) - solved
- Hi Lotta,
I think you maybe is confused by the TFT-type screen. You know TFT
screens from TV's and notebooks and maybe even mobile phones. All these
screens are backlit or sometimes sidelit. It is the backlighting which
tires the eyes when reading for long periods.
The TFT screen on the jetBook is reflective and have no built-in light.
You need some light source from the outside to see what is on the
screen. You don't need a great amount of light to be able to read this
type of screen. Some people can easily read the text on the jetBook just
by the small amount of light of their note- or netbook. Not very
practical, but this have been tested. If you are in a room with no
lights turned on or in places where light are not available you need a
smal reading light of some sort. That is not any different from your
e-ink screen. This is why it is mentioned that a reading light is necessary.
And as I told you... there is no problem in reading on the TFT screen in
bright sunlight. You can not compare the screen on the jetBook with
screens on cameras or mobile phones. They are different types. The only
thing you may discover if you are reading in bright sunlight is that the
tekst on the screen will -- sort of -- wobble a bit. Some *few* people
finds this annoying, but if you turn the screen in a different angel in
the sunlight it will go away. Or you can choose to sit in the shadow on
the very hot summerdays. All reflective TFT-screens do this and thats it.
Acctually the jetBook have a very easily viewed display that is kind on
the eyes. So easy to see and read, jetBook Lite can be used anywhere -
in the bright midday sun or the subdued lighting at home.
You should try one of these if have the opportunity.
> Torben Joergensen wrote:
>> The only fault with this screen is because of its reflectiveness.
> That the main reason I want e-ink. I want high readability outside in
> strong ligth.
>> All it takes is just a simple reading light so you can read."
> Why would a reading light be needed if it's a TFT?
- Torben Joergensen wrote:
>I think you maybe is confused by the TFT-type screen.Yeah, though I didn't know I was. Thanks for explaining.
>You should try one of these if have the opportunity.That's the problem. Shops hardly have a thing anymore and the stuff
they actually have you have to fight to get a look at. They don't
want to break the package! When it comes to e-book readers I haven't
seen them in shops yet. Ordering over the net is the only solution.
Pretty much sucks.
- loro wrote:
> Ordering over the net is the only solution. Pretty much sucks.That depends. In an ideal world you're right. On the other hand, how
much do you understand by just looking - they'll hardly let you sit down
and use it for half an hour. And the so called Fachverkäufer (Not even
LEO knows an equivalent term. It means knowledgeable sales person,
educated about the stuff they sell.) are a joke or a chimera. On the net
OTOH you do find meaningful tests and enlightening comments from actual
users. The best thing would be to find someone who's already got one and
For me a thing like that would need a screen with a size of A4, not A5
like the ipad (they mostly quote outer size for that, not the actual
screen). The resolution needs to be at least 768X1024 (a fax is ca.
1600x2400) and scrolling backwards and forwards has to be quick, i.e. no
epaper. Annotation for PDF is another must.
I wouldn't dream of using something like for anything, books and
magazines, that's easily available on paper. But I get very many
scientific mags and articles from them free through the university and
would love to be able to read them in comfort.
I don't need gaming, browsing and whatnot - for all that a real computer
- Hi Lotta,
I whish I were on my way to Sweden. Then maybe we could meet over a cup
of coffee somewhere, and I would gladly let you have a closer look at my
jetBook Lite. It's not that I'm that far away as I live on the island
Bornholm, but I have no errands in Sweden for the time being.
Also please understand that I had no intension to start some war whether
e-ink or a reflective TFT screen is the best choice for you. If you know
what is best in use for you, I couldn't be happier -- I hope you
understand what I'm trying to say here.
>> You should try one of these if have the opportunity.
> That's the problem. Shops hardly have a thing anymore and the stuff
> they actually have you have to fight to get a look at. They don't
> want to break the package! When it comes to e-book readers I haven't
> seen them in shops yet. Ordering over the net is the only solution.
> Pretty much sucks.
- Torben Joergensen wrote:
>I whish I were on my way to Sweden. Then maybe we could meet over a cupThat's very nice of you, but I'm afraid I'm too shy for IRL
>of coffee somewhere, and I would gladly let you have a closer look at my
>jetBook Lite. It's not that I'm that far away as I live on the island
>Bornholm, but I have no errands in Sweden for the time being.
encounters anyway. ;-o)
>Also please understand that I had no intension to start some war whetherNo no, I didn't take it that way at all. Hope something I said didn't
>e-ink or a reflective TFT screen is the best choice for you. If you know
>what is best in use for you, I couldn't be happier -- I hope you
>understand what I'm trying to say here.
make you think so. I'm genuinely grateful for the information. You've
helped me a lot with this and given me a few new ideas.
All these portable things are mainly summer toys for me and the
summer is 7 months away. Come that time, maybe prices will be lower
and more stuff available in shops so I can check some out physically.
You've given me much to ponder until then.
BTW that eKitaab was rather nice but turned out to be abandoned.
Found two others that could work, simple but OK. eLibrary (another SF
project) and the freeware bookTome.