Re: Anybody have an e-reader?
I have a Kindle-keyboard. I find the "E-Ink" screen to be much easier on the eyes than a more "conventional" back-lit screen. It's very light-weight, seems pretty durable, and the battery seems to last forever on a single charge (at least a month or so, depending on use). It has a sorta-kinda web browser, so I could check e-mail, et cetera, it I really had to. But it's basically a single-function machine. In other words, it's a pretty good e-reader --- but that's all it is. It won't do nearly as much as a full-fleged tablet, but I personally think it functions as an e-reader better than would a tablet. And, if one gets it wet, or drops it overboard, or steps on it, or whatever, it's not nearly as big a loss as it would be to trash an iPad (or iPad equivalent). however, I have heard of very bummed cruisers who took e-readers as their "library" on passages, only to have the reader fail at some point, leaving them "library-less" for the rest of the trip.
Never forget them. Do something to prevent it from happening again.
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