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Topic # 57626 19-Feb-2010 12:41
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Does anyone know when we might see some ebook readers in NZ and what models we can expect?

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  Reply # 300377 19-Feb-2010 13:42
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You can buy and use a Kindle now if you know friends overseas - unfortunately you can't ship them directly to NZ.


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  Reply # 300401 19-Feb-2010 14:30
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aimsy007: Does anyone know when we might see some ebook readers in NZ and what models we can expect?



I assume you mean a dedicated reader with the eInk technology?


If not, there are quite a few applications out there for various devices for reading (iPhone, Windows mobile, Windows, OS X etc)


Personally I'm holding out for an eInk device ... until then I'm happy for trees to be slaughtered for my reading pleasure ...

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  Reply # 300463 19-Feb-2010 16:53
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I bought an eInk reader device from Expansys in Hong Kong:

http://www.expansys.co.nz/s.aspx?search=cybook

You can also buy them from DA Direct in Oz (they will happily ship to NZ customers):

https://www.dadirect.com/books/ebookreader.asp

An eInk screen is definitely the way to go. One charge of the battery lasts for over 200 page turns in our experience, and the device is extremely light; you don't even know you're carrying it.





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