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Subject: E-ink Ereader help needed!
Date Posted: 11/10/2012 11:10 AM ET
Member Since: 2/24/2006
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I have a Nook Tablet that I love, but as I get older I find my eyesight changing.  My eye doc suggested I swap out and occasionally use an E-ink reader.  I don't really care for the Nook e-ink (glo-light and simple reader) and I will not use a Kindle (personal choice).......so, what can you recommend?

I don't want to spend a ton of money on it but I want to be able to load my epubs to it.

Date Posted: 11/10/2012 11:45 AM ET
Member Since: 5/23/2008
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I would recommend a Sony T1, T2, or 350. Or a 650 if you can find one. (I would not recommend the 300, 600, etc. the x50 readers are better).

The 350 is very nice, but does not have a card slot. The T1/T2 have card slots. With Calibre, I have incredible library management. Collections are created by what tags I have, so if I have a list of books by an author, I put the author's name into the tag column, and when I plug it in, all the books are in the collection titled by that author's name. Also the way I have my settings, my books appear like this:

Book Title (bold)

author (l,f) - series name & #


The Factory

Vaughn, Eve - Children of the Dust 02

So then if I go to the collection "Eve Vaughn" I can see all books by her with all series data right in front of me. No more reading the wrong book in a series!

I like this so much, I have two T1's. One of them has over 3000 books on it, with 286 collections. I have a 2GB card in it. Most of the books are on the main memory, I have less than a third of the card's memory used.

You can do amazing things with the 350, also, but I do not have one so can't speak a lot about it.

The Sony's take epubs and you should be able to find one under $100. I saw a 350 for $40 yesterday, not sure if it was a one day deal, will find it after I feed the teenager.

Ok check this out Sony 350 for $40 (used) ---never mind has a crack in the case. Check ebay and see what they have....

Anyway, the T1/T2 is a better device, with better screen tech, and holds a lot more books.

Last Edited on: 11/10/12 11:53 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 11/10/2012 1:37 PM ET
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Thanks Anne.  I've been torn between the Sony and a basic Kobo.  My problem is that I like to "touch" before I buy and no one local here has a Sony I can play with.  Grr!

Date Posted: 11/10/2012 2:11 PM ET
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I have an old Sony PRS-505 I purchased 5 years ago that's still going strong, so I would definitely recommend Sony.

Date Posted: 11/10/2012 2:12 PM ET
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I love my Sony PRS 600.  I'd definitely go for a Sony!

Since my library's gotten into ebooks, I'm reading library books on my Nook Color and finding my eyes can't take that for very long.  I definitely have to make myself put it down because it's giving me headaches at times.

Date Posted: 11/11/2012 2:02 PM ET
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Speaking of Sony T1


Refurbished Sony PRS-T1 $65.99 (Sony Outlet)

The price shows as $98.98, but once you put it in your cart, the price is reduced to $65.99.

Black and white are available.

Date Posted: 11/11/2012 4:01 PM ET
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Thanks Anne!