Judie Lipsett

Judie Lipsett

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233 weeks ago @ Gear Diary - Quirky Announces... Th... · 0 replies · +1 points

MC - Dan copied the press release verbatim at the end of his writeup, and if people had pre-ordered, they would have scored a spectacular deal - "This week ends the development of The Space Bar and it is now available for sale in sets of three at quirky’s online store for $42.00."

It was a total case of "You snooze, you lose." :-)

233 weeks ago @ Gear Diary - Review: The Hug Wirel... · 0 replies · +1 points

I still wish an extended battery could be added to the case/charger since it has to be thicker anyway, but that won't keep me from ordering on Monday. Looks interesting! :-)

285 weeks ago @ Gear Diary - Barbie gets anniversar... · 0 replies · +1 points

Silly! ;-)

285 weeks ago @ Gear Diary - The Ectaco jetBook Uni... · 2 replies · +1 points

I agree that the lack of delays and "splashes" in a VGA screen is very attractive, but E Ink and VGA don't look quite the same. Note my picture of the jetBook's screen next to the Kindle 2's...

http://www.geardiary.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/...

With that said: It's very cool that you have a jetBook. Since you do, would you mind answering a couple of questions?

Are you located in the US or another country?
Does it bother you that you can't currently legally download bestsellers?
Do you think that there are any other PROS that I missed?
Have you discovered any other CONS that you would care to share?

285 weeks ago @ Gear Diary - The Ectaco jetBook Uni... · 0 replies · +1 points

Absolutely. For even less money you could buy a used HTC Universal and get a 4" color VGA screen with over-the air eBook download capability in one of the supported Pocket PC formats. If you want VGA and don't mind the smaller screen, it's not a bad deal. You would also have the added bonus of being able to surf, as well as handle text messages and email from the same device.

285 weeks ago @ Gear Diary - The Ectaco jetBook Uni... · 0 replies · +1 points

The only thing that I think might make the Ectaco a contender would be geographical limitations of the Kindle and Sony stores, and the language support that the jetBook offers.

Unless I am mistaken, the jetBook is one of the few eReaders that will support Russian, Polish, and all the other Asian / European languages, as well as their popular eBook formats (ie .fb2). It is also available for purchase worldwide.

This would be a significant PRO for someone in a country other than the US, who can't buy a Kindle or Sony Reader, or who won't because they feel excluded by their geo-centric stores.

It's easy to forget that not everyone has the same access to these devices and stores that we enjoy in North America...

285 weeks ago @ Gear Diary - The Ectaco jetBook Uni... · 0 replies · +1 points

It actually reminds me of the Kindle 1, but I think the Ectaco is better looking.

285 weeks ago @ Gear Diary - The Ectaco jetBook Uni... · 0 replies · +1 points

Dan, I agree with every point you made. And Chris, It certainly didn't make me regret my purchase... :-)

285 weeks ago @ Gear Diary - BlackBerry Pearl user ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Yes, that's our faster-loading mobile browser edition. At the bottom of that page is a link to display the regular full graphics version. :-)

285 weeks ago @ Gear Diary - An HP Mini 2140 Mini Post · 0 replies · +1 points

Sorry I missed your post, but here's the fix:

(doing it on an XP box, so adjust for Vista as needed)

Right click/ Properties/ Settings/ Advanced/ Monitor/ UNCLICK "Hide Modes that this monitor cannot display"/ Click Apply/ Click OK

In the Settings Tab

Change Screen Resolution to something higher

Install printer driver

Right click/ Properties/ Settings/ Advanced/ Monitor/ CLICK "Hide Modes that this monitor cannot display"/ Click Apply/ Click OK

All done! :-)