Let’s Talk About eReaders!

So, a few years ago, I won a Sony Reader at Toronto’s The Word on the Street.

I love my little eReader! I keep it on my nightstand so I can get in at least a few pages every night. I’ve even used it to proofread stories, both by myself and my writing buddies.

But I kind of wish it did a little more.

The highlighting/note options are decent – but a little limited. I don’t want to use it to write or anything, but sometimes, I just want to get away from the laptop and want something a little more portable to make notes and edit with.

With the Sony Pocket, I can highlight within the RTF file and then attach a note to that highlight (i.e., for my purposes…Edit).

But downloading those notes (i.e. if I want to export the file to Word or something) feels a little clunky. I can also handwrite notes, but to be honest, I haven’t tested that yet to see if it is any better.

So, to all the writers out there. sonyreader

I know I could think about getting a tablet if I want something more robust, but having both a tablet and laptop doesn’t really make sense for me. And I will probably be replacing my laptop in the next year or so.

I also wouldn’t mind having something larger to read on (I have the Pocket, which is 5.71 inches tall by 4.11 inches wide).

The Kobo Vox looks pretty sweet, and the price is right. The Kindle Fire HD is snazzy too, but not really in my budget.

So, what say you? Is it doable or am I just being difficult? I’ve been told I can be difficult 🙂

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2 comments to Let’s Talk About eReaders!

  • Gwenyth Love  says:

    I have both the Vox and the Fire. I have to say that the Vox is very slow and heavy and cumbersome. I much prefer the Fire. To be fair I haven’t tried to do any editing of sorts on either, I stick to my desktop/laptop/iPad for those types of tasks.

    Actually, I don’t even think the have the Vox anymore, now it’s the Arc (in various forms) and is listed as a tablet.

    http://www.kobo.com/devices#tablets

    • Mary  says:

      Thanks for the input! Maybe Santa will be generous this year…

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