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Has anyone used an e-ink/ black and white ebook reader for internet access?

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RenterNomad Sun 21-Apr-13 22:39:01

My eyes are feeling the strain of MNing on a smartphone during night feeds, and I've read that the Kobo readers have web access, albeit experimental.

Any other ereaders offer this?

nannynick Mon 22-Apr-13 00:01:34

The Kindle Keyboard from several years ago offered it - it was not that good from what I recall, though did work if all you wanted to do was to read a mumsnet thread (have Mumsnet options set to display the entire thread in one go, rather than in pages).

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Mon 22-Apr-13 00:10:35

YY - the kindle keyboard access is hard work because the navigation is so clunky.

Why not just read during night feeds (confused)?

LittleFeileFooFoo Mon 22-Apr-13 00:15:35

I have access on my Nook. its slow, but its first generation...

TheChaoGoesMu Mon 22-Apr-13 00:23:14

Kindle had it, don't know if it still has. It was clunky and hard work. And a bit rubbish.

RenterNomad Mon 22-Apr-13 14:50:16

Doctrine, I wanted to be sure I could swap between book and M internet, and also it would save my smartphone battery! smile

The Nook sounds interesting. Is the Glow's light okay/comfortable, though? DH has a kindle with reading light, and I've also tried reading lights with proper books in the past: that small circle of light is not great, either.

EasyFromNowOn Mon 22-Apr-13 17:02:43

kindle paperwhite still has it. it's ok in an emergency but I wouldn't use it for browsing for any length of time. it's slow, but the light is good.

RenterNomad Mon 22-Apr-13 18:40:48

Thanks. Are there any tech forums which show performance (e.g. videos) and are trustworthy?

Thanks again for taking the time to answer! smile

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