It’s nearly time for IFA again and gadget fans enjoy the variety of product news. Receiving a test product caused a discussion around the topic eReaders versus books during our lunch break. We summarized the exchanged arguments for you:
(represented by Karina)
(represented by Martin)
|The freshly arrived test product Kobo eReader Touch looks really good.||So does my new pocket book –
And I like having my favourite books on my book shelf.
|Concidering the appartment prices in Munich it might be a good idea to safe some shelf space.|
|The eReader also feels very well in my hand with this special coted case.||But I like flipping through the pages of a book.|
|It’s a lightweight with just 185g Gramm, smaller than a pocket book (165mm x 114mm) and fits into every hand bag.||How heavy are pocket books – 350g for an average one?
Ok, I don’t have the handbag problem.
|You can take thousands of books with you on holiday and not have the weight and space problem with your luggage.||But it’s probably more attractive to be stolen than a pocket book and then you’ll lose 150 Euro + eBook costs.|
|But an E-Ink screen is really different than a computer screen. Your eyes don’t hurt at all.||Also: I stare at a screen all day long anyway.
Well, I don’t have to re-charge books which is handy when you are trekking or sailing.
|That’s true, but eReader batteries last up to a month now – that’s longer than your holidays anyway ;o)||I simply can’t imagine if that’s the right reading feeling for me.|
|We’ll there is only one way to find out – try it!|
Conclusion: We think there is only one way to find out if you’re ready for eReaders – simply try it.
last modified February 18, 2012