It has arrived. On, of course, one of my busy must-be-out-of-the-house-by-10 days. So it languished on the front porch for 6 hours…
I’ll save you the unboxing post. You can have a look here at Engadget’s unboxing. I must say that Amazon has taken a lot of care with the packaging. A very nice experience. (I do have to admit that I am impressed with how well the e‑ink photgraphs.)
As I expected there is little or no WhisperNet service here at the house. T‑Mobile is the only reliable cell service out here in the dingleweeds. Sprint is one of the worst. I can get a slow signal on the front porch if I face the barn (and juggle blue squirrels, etc.)
I don’t find it that much of an inconvenience. I go to town most days and can stop for a few minutes to download something if I’m feeling too lazy to download via the computer.
Reading on it is a fine experience. The brief reverse image flash as I “turn” pages is a little disconcerting. I expect that after a couple of days I won’t notice it anymore. The adjustable font size id great for accommodating fatigued eyes.
I love this thing. I never have to choose which of the books I’m reading I want to take along in case I get stuck waiting somewhere. I can take them all!
I still haven’t gotten used to the reverse image flash as I turn the pages. I find myself away while it happens. That probably won’t upset my eye doctor much. (Try to remember to look away into the middle distance once in a while to rest you eyes.)
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