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Need E-Reader Recemmendations

Sooner Boomer (96864) writes | about a year and a half ago

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Sooner Boomer writes "Black Friday is coming on strong. The one thing I'm looking for this year is an e-reader. Actually, it doesn't need to be a dedicated e-reader like a Kindle or Nook, it could be a tablet. The requirements are: it has to read as many formats as possible (.pdf, .lit, .mobi, .txt, .etc). It should play .mp3s (audio books). It should be as inexpensive as possible, yet actually available. I don't mind jail breaking or rooting a device if that will increase the available formats. It would be nice if it had a memory card slot, or would br able to access my home nerwork (smb server). I've got terrible eyes, so it would be nice if it was backlit, but not a requirement. Suggestions?"

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Our four tablets make one good reader (1)

RavenManiac (220921) | about a year and a half ago | (#42024403)

In order of preference - Acer Iconia, Color Nook, Sylvania something, iPad. Samsung Galaxy II is on sale Black Friday -- might buy that. All except iPad have miniSD slots, USB. Iconia and Samsung have HDMI for videos.

Android. Find specs first. I like the Nook. It fits in a large pocket; handle keeps hand from getting tired. Can be rooted, but as is, is stuck with B&N store with Android 2.2, has no camera. Good for reading. Easy to load books from store or computer. Convert formats with Calibre software. Plenty of Color Nook tablets on sale on the Internets - first version is OK.

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