Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

YouTube video of my ebook reader collection

by Rob - February 22nd, 2010.
Filed under: ebooks, nook, videos.


My first-ever YouTube video, recorded Saturday, February 20, 2010: a survey of nine different devices I’ve used over the years to read ebooks.

“You’re looking at in aggregate at about $3,000 worth of ebook-reading hardware here, and my own personal use almost nine years now of using devices to read ebooks. I’m an absolute convert to the concept of electronic-book readers. I just hope that we actually get the ideal hardware device, a decent´╗┐ price point, and the ability to share the content [between devices].” — Robert J. Sawyer

Devices shown and discussed (with the dates I acquired them and the price I paid):

  • October 19, 2001: Handspring Visor Neo (Cdn$299)
  • October 20, 2001: Franklin eBookman 911 (US$229)
  • December 20, 2001: RCA REB 1100 (US$249?)
  • January 22, 2003: Sony Clié PEG-SJ20 (Cdn$269 — not shown in the video))
  • September 7, 2004: Sony Clié PEG-TH55 (US$259)
  • September 26, 2006: eBookwise 1150 (US$115 with 64MB SmartMedia card)
  • May 3, 2008: iRex iLiad (a gift, list US$699)
  • December 18, 2009: ECTACO jetBook – Lite (U$149)
  • December 19, 2009: Foxit eSlick (US$259)
  • February 13, 2010: Barnes & Noble nook (US$259)

You can watch the video here.

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