Binatone ReadMe Daily Ebook only £25 @ Asda instore
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Binatone ReadMe Daily Ebook only £25 @ Asda instore

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Found 22nd Jun 2012
Its not a kindle but its cheap and actually quite good for the money
-colour screen
-2GB memory
-stores upto 5000 books
-supports epub. pdf. txt. html. chm. rtf. fb2. tcr.paml. doc. open ebook. mobi
-drm compatible
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I'm guessing at this price and given it's colour that it's not e-ink? Mind you, there's times it'd be nice to have a self lit device.
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Correct. We went down to buy a kindle but saw this and thought at this price its got to be worth a go.
So far so good.
This is okfor the money...but i had one and you can't read in the sun because of the screen.
is it called daily because thats how often you need to charge it? LOL

i personally wouldnt use anything other than a kindle for reading ebooks as i need the long battery life! even my wifes kobo cant keep up with it.

having said that, for the price can you really go wrong?
chaddy54321

This is okfor the money...but i had one and you can't read in the sun … This is okfor the money...but i had one and you can't read in the sun because of the screen.



That bad? Because that's what I want one for.
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That bad? Because that's what I want one for.



If you ever get a chance to see a Kindle or e-ink screen (Tesco Extra or PC World usually have ones on display), you can see why people like them. The effect is so sharp, it almost looks like the text is printed on top of the screen.

E-inks are pretty good for reading in direct sunlight because of their high contrast. So this screen being probably a low end TFT, might have a really low cd/m2 rating. If you've ever tried to look at your PC TFT when it's close to a window, or a laptop in direct sunlight, you'll know how hard it is to see. And this device will probably have a lower power backlight than that, so for reading in direct sunlight, this might not be so good.

When I saw this in the listing my initial thought was that it would be like those Binatones that have turned up here a few times that only support txt files with about a 4 or 6 hour battery life, but seeing this actually supports epubs and mobis, I'm gonna vote hot.

Hopefully someone who uses one can give some more feedback.
Edited by: "Darkle" 22nd Jun 2012
From reviews, the menus are slow, loading and opening books is slow, but ok once actually reading a book. The screen is rubbish in direct sunlight (though possibly readable if you turn the brightness up to full according to some), acceptable at other times, but good if you want to read in the dark. You can also watch videos on it. No mention of battery life, but given that there is no mention of it, and that it's a colour screen, the battery life is most likely pretty poor.

For £25 though, it's got to be worth a try.....

However, if you are only interested in reading books (and don't plan on using it for comics - and looking at the formats it supports, it doesn't seem to support them anyway?), you'd be far better of with the black and white eink ereaders. For cheap keep an eye out on the Argos on ebay for the Binatone ReadMe Classic or Kobo WiFi (they've been sold as cheap as £30 and £45 respectively). Although for the best quality/value for money, the Kobo Touch deals at Staples (around £60) is the best option.
Is this nationwide or just certain stores and does it have wi-fi?
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