The first ebook i tried is TWILIGHT.. haha! its really funny how patient i was back then because i read it on my desktop. I knew that it didn't help my eyes so after that, i tried reading ebooks using my nintendo ds (using a program named NDS READER)... used that method for about 3 months or so.. and then i discovered that i can read using my psp as well.. so i also tried that.
ADVANTAGE FOR NDS (DS READER): small, handy, fast switch of pages, i can read for about 5-8 hours on the minimum light, you can load your own fonts
DISADVANTAGE FOR NDS: the size is also a disadvantage since naturally, the fonts are smaller although you can set it to be bigger, eye strain, only .txt files can be read (though its not really a big disadvantage since its easy for me to convert), bookmarks are lost/corrupted once you turn off the nds
some pics of that..(notice that my NDS is also pink haha!)
ADVANTAGE FOR PSP (BOOKR) : you can choose your color combination (bg&text), you can load your own fonts, small and handy as well, bookmark works like a charm, you can read .pdf/.txt but .txt is better for me
DISADVANTAGE FOR PSP: Biggest disadvantage is the battery life, my psp is 1 year and half old so the battery is kind of busted nowadays, i can read for 2-3 hours only. the small size also becomes a disadvantage.. it causes eye strain since i don't want to make the fonts really big because i have to change pages often.
I tried both, it worked and i love both devices ..its just that i've been wearing glasses since i was 14 years old.. i am now 21 and i don't want to make the grade of my lenses higher than what i can control it to be.
Mid of June.. i read some posts on a certain website about EBOOK READERS. I found out that there are lots and lots of ebook reading device. I eventually decided that i would like to buy one.. and so the search began. From June- September, i looked for the perfect dedicated reading device which i can buy locally.. Unfortunately.. it costs double the price if you buy it outside the country (thru internet). I was hopeless for a while because i didn't want to use my mom's credit card. But then, i found out thru symbianize about JOHNNY AIR CARGO.. a second party courier. Apparently, they can order for me online (using Johnny air cargo's credit card) and i would just have to pay them cash IN PESO. At first i thought, this is too good to be true because it answers all of my problems. But then.. i decided to give it a go.. so on SEPTEMBER 3, 2010.. i went to their Makati Branch and filled up a form which was emailed to me two days before (i called their makati branch 2 days earlier).
The computation below is what i paid on September 3, 2010 for ordering
, not the biggest reason, but still.. part of it. Also, it supports LOTS OF FILE FORMATS
And for a first ereader, this is quite good. I didn't want to jump to the kindle bandwagon right away.. maybe someday when they offer a device which is bigger and better in a lower price. Don't get me wrong, i wanted to buy a K3 but then, astak made me change my mind..
here are some pics
This is the box..it was sealed when i first got it @ JAC gil puyat branch
And here is what's inside, you can see the box of the ezreader pro and scattered inside are some foams for protection
This is my pink astak pocket pro
A picture of when it starts up (still with plastic)
A sample picture from my BLUE BLOODS novel, still with plastic
From Mortal instruments, City of Glass
A picture of it with the sleeve cover
Pretty much all of the contents with the boxes
A picture from one of my favorite manga today.. Kaichou wa! Maid Sama
Its great to have this device since i REALLY REALLY LOVE READING and sometimes i feel addicted to it haha .. This post is for those like me.. and those who are not like me!