Sitting in front of a screen reading can get tiring, and I never really liked printing stuff out to have to bind it and read. The iTouch screen is too small and my laptops too big.
So I got a Sony ereader. The PRS-505. For a lot cheaper then that website. It has been giving me heartache for the last few days but eventually figured out some stuff.
The screen is very easy to read and uses almost no battery power when active. PDFs render reasonably ok. It is comfy in the hand. Using a combination of PDF Creator allows me to print out websites and read later.
For the Mac I had to download and install Calibre to easily transfer books over. Also allows you to render news sites onto the device to read. Without this you could manually copy over the files but PDFs would not display even with no protection on them.
Safari books online I need to download as PDF. That costs tokens and rendering can be an issue on some pages.
Setting up for the Mac! For starters they just recently released the eLibrary reader which I could not coax in any way to work. Would continually crash. Support auto-responded with Tech note for windows. :-/ After I pointed out it was for Mac they told me to ring support (which I haven’t gotten around to yet). I got the device to accept the DRM ebooks by plugging it into a PC which is authorised and got the device authorised that way. After that Calibre would transfer the books on the mac.
Actually getting ebooks! Amazon don’t sell any as they are pimping the Kindle, which you can only buy in the USA. Sony Ebook storerequires the elibrary software installed before anything would work. ebooks.com I can’t order on as my Bank doesn’t like Worldpay.Overdrive which looks good I could not figure out how you actually join a library/book store after you find a book. For Ireland I could only find waterstones ebooks store would allow me to purchase books. The site is a pain to navigate and has a very limited selection compared to the other sites.
I think if I hadn’t of found Calibre the device would of went back to the store the next day. The lack of ebooks is a pain, I think if I didn’t use it for redbooks/pdf creator then it wouldn’t be worth the money to purchase. The screen is easy to read, but it is like reading a book so need to invest in a reading light.