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Old 24.12.2009, 22:28
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I picked one up from mediamarkt in Basel for 149 as Pat mentioned. They must have got a new delivery as they had at least 40 yesterday.
Note these are all german versions only with all software and settings in german.

I went online and found instructions to reflash the firmware and now I have an english language version for half the price it is everywhere else
sounds like a bargain. i was torn between getting the better spec'd 505 and the smaller 300 and went with the smaller one in the end. i'm sure you'll enjoy it - mine is saving my sanity this year due to travel delays... already gone through 5 books between getting the train to zurich airport until today!
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Hey Guys,

I'm currently living in Canada (yes, it's cold!) and planing on returning to Switzerland in September/October...
So I'm starting to get organized, and one of the topics is if I should buy an eReader here in Canada or if I shall wait until I'm back home;
I assume that the price would be better here in North America but how about the compatibility and am I still able to buy books online once I'm back in Switzerland and do not have a Canadian Billing address anymore...?
I'm kind of looking into a Nook Color because I also would like to be able to store and view my photos on the device.

And if anyone has any good ideas about how to move across the Atlantic - I have no clue yet how to do that; got way too much stuff for Airplane but not enough for a Container either
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Sorry to bump an old thread...but I am considering ordering a Sony device from the US.

http://reviews.cnet.com/e-book-reade...-34167294.html

The newest ereader is touch screen, with minimal glare..and in side-by-side comparisons with the Kindle (on the Youtubes) I think the Sony looks much better for the money. ($250 with case, light...on Amazon no less!)

Any experience with this newest model? I like the external storage, and Epub capability.
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Sorry to bump an old thread...but I am considering ordering a Sony device from the US.

http://reviews.cnet.com/e-book-reade...-34167294.html

The newest ereader is touch screen, with minimal glare..and in side-by-side comparisons with the Kindle (on the Youtubes) I think the Sony looks much better for the money. ($250 with case, light...on Amazon no less!)

Any experience with this newest model? I like the external storage, and Epub capability.
Are you guys seriously considering giving your credit card info to Sony? I'll never do that again - just had to get my card reissued because of those imbeciles.

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Old 11.05.2011, 22:30
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Re: eReader gadget

I love the Sony ebook reader. There are loads of websites (especially the US ones) where you can get cheap books and also websites with free books.

If I travel now I save some kilos by no longer having to schlepp my books, just take my ebook reader.

There is a website with a tool to manage your books easily (I am not too happy with the official one). Check Calibre, itīs free and easy to handle.
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Check Calibre, itīs free and easy to handle.
Well, I went ahead and ordered a Sony reader for myself, and have been playing with Calibre for my epub books.

Sony and their Datenschutz woes were disconcerting, but I think a company as large and as resourceful as Sony would step things up. That said..I didn't save card information in my account profile. I am not sure that would help things, but it gave me a little peace of mind. I look forward to having the e-reader though!
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Old 16.05.2011, 17:12
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Well, I went ahead and ordered a Sony reader for myself, and have been playing with Calibre for my epub books.

Sony and their Datenschutz woes were disconcerting, but I think a company as large and as resourceful as Sony would step things up. That said..I didn't save card information in my account profile. I am not sure that would help things, but it gave me a little peace of mind. I look forward to having the e-reader though!
i never bothered to register the device. just used calibre and loaded non-DRM'd epub content onto it.
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