• Re: eReaders

    From Warpslide@VERT/NRBBS to Ogg on Tue Jun 15 14:56:00 2021
    On 15 Jun 2021, Ogg said the following...

    But.. I've had people seeking out my shop for the privilege to
    charge their tablets, phones or ereaders. There were a handful
    of times when people would come crying to my shop and swearing
    OFF at ereaders henceforth because they forgot the dedicated
    cables.

    That's why I like my Kobo. I've had it for several years and it still holds a charge for weeks or months at a time (depending how often I use it) AND I can use a standard micro USB cable to charge it.

    I hate it when things have a proprietary cable/charger now-a-days. I'm really looking forward to our all USB-C future.


    Jay

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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Warpslide on Wed Jun 16 22:50:00 2021
    Hello Warpslide!

    ** On Tuesday 15.06.21 - 14:56, Warpslide wrote to Ogg:

    But.. I've had people seeking out my shop for the privilege to
    charge their tablets, phones or ereaders. There were a handful
    of times when people would come crying to my shop and swearing
    OFF at ereaders henceforth because they forgot the dedicated
    cables.

    That's why I like my Kobo. I've had it for several years and it still holds a charge for weeks or months at a time (depending how often I use
    it) AND I can use a standard micro USB cable to charge it.

    My Kobo (1st gen) charge lasts a very long time in storage -
    for months actually. I've only started using it more just
    about last year (after having the device sitting unused since
    2012) when a fellow echomail user posted their status as an
    author. Now, yet again another author steered me to the world
    of RPG-style LIT with "The Wandering Inn". With that, I'm
    finding that the eReader is ideal for most of this material.
    Meanwhile, I've rekindled my interest to check out some
    classics from Gutenberg Press and compare them to printed
    versions which are often better translations.

    I hate it when things have a proprietary cable/charger now-
    a-days. I'm really looking forward to our all USB-C
    future.

    USB sizes changed because devices were getting smaller. USB-x
    looks like a horrendous catalog of many sizes and types.


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