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After a whole year of longing (and drooling on pics and specs) I've finally managed to get this little one. Yesterday night I was so excited I've barely had any sleep. It's everything I dreamed about and more. Using it just one day and I'm already head over heels in love. I was very busy today but still managed to read about one-third of Rakina's SG fic (which is brilliant!) using time normally useless. I really value friendship and other human relationships but sometimes simply objects can make you happy. (No, not only that kind of objects :D)  I keep touching it fondly and I constantly have that silly lovestruck grin on my face. From now I will never part with it. No more endless printing, squeeee!
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From:[info]venturous
Date: May 29th, 2008 08:33 pm (UTC)
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WOW, that is one cool gadget. I love the ads I see for this in the subway:
"Sexier that a Librarian (Your Librarian may vary)."

so it's easy to load fanfic onto it? word files? pdfs?
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From:[info]majmunka
Date: May 29th, 2008 09:24 pm (UTC)
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It's easy to transfer the fics. Rtf is better than pdf, it can convert word to rtf but I decided to use a memory card (SD card) and saved the fanfics in rtf format already for that. (Using Word You can choose rtf instead of doc, it's simple) This clever one can recognize the card as his own storage and don't need any further transferring. Brilliant, really :D *happy*
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From:[info]venturous
Date: May 29th, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC)
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damn that would save me a LOT of trees!
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From:[info]majmunka
Date: May 29th, 2008 09:40 pm (UTC)
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me too. I have several thousand pages of printed fanfics... *guilty*
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From:[info]the_con_cept
Date: May 29th, 2008 09:00 pm (UTC)
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Oh, you're a tempting minx. I keep telling myself I'm on a budget, but I have to admit that it looks like fun! I'd love to be able to read fanfic in the park. Was it outrageously expensive?
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From:[info]majmunka
Date: May 29th, 2008 09:33 pm (UTC)
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It was 330 USD 'cause I had to ask a friend. She was reluctant to use e-bay (where you can buy it for 270 USD or some without bidding) so she ordered it from circuit city. (Still it was a good deal for me as she brought it to my place and saved shipping cost for me.)
I hesitated a lot but now I'm really glad I decided to purchase it.
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From:[info]drachenmina
Date: May 29th, 2008 09:03 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I am soooooo jealous! I tried to get one a while back but nobody seemed to have even heard of them in the backwater that is the UK...

*wonders if that's changed now*

It looks absolutely fantastic, anyway - lucky you! :D
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From:[info]majmunka
Date: May 29th, 2008 09:37 pm (UTC)
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Same here in Hungary... :( I had to ask a friend to buy it for me in the States. Fortunately she came back home for a holiday.
I feel lucky, indeed :D
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From:[info]cyane_snape
Date: May 30th, 2008 10:43 am (UTC)
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I recently purchased the Amazon Kindle [go to amazon.com and read the blurb on the homepage] and can totally related to your love affair. I don't know about the Sony but the Kindle will hold 200 books without adding a memory card [which it will]. You can also send yourself word files. I sent myself the HP books and they read fine. It uses cell phone technology so you don't have to rely on wi-fi to get your books and just knowing I'm connected to Amazon 24/7 thrills me. The books are cheaper and it saves trees.Right now AMazon has about 120000 books available for it. It even has a web browser for email and such.

I can't tell you how much I love this thing. Enjoy your toy, I LOVE mine.

Cyane
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From:[info]majmunka
Date: May 30th, 2008 04:26 pm (UTC)
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I considered Kindle as well. Their storing and reading functions are pretty same. The Sony was a little bit cheaper for me but just because I had my friend to bring it to my place (i.e. free shipping which is normally offered by Amazon but not by Sony distributors). I'll read mainly fanfics with it so I won't miss the connection to Amazon :)
I hope this device will be more popular soon and we could get cheaper books, cheaper readers, and save more trees. :D Thanks for your comment.
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From:[info]szefi
Date: May 30th, 2008 03:36 pm (UTC)
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Looks nice:) I'll send some questions in Hungarian by mail, if you don't mind.
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From:[info]majmunka
Date: May 30th, 2008 04:09 pm (UTC)
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Don't mind at all, go ahead!
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From:[info]anagrama2
Date: May 31st, 2008 09:15 am (UTC)
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He is kind Majmunka!
I am glad and congratulate!
Read much with him and translate much with him the yourself and onto our mood!
Let many of your joys fill up in him. With much affection welcomes: anagrama2
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From:[info]majmunka
Date: May 31st, 2008 05:08 pm (UTC)
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Thanks :)
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