Monday, March 12, 2007

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Amber and Will chat about the best Firefox extensions, non-DRM music, technosexuals, and more. Jeff review the Sony Portable Reader System PRS-500.

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3/12/2007 09:38:00 AM  

4 Comments:

Anonymous Israel Hyman said...

Jeff,

Great show as usual.

I have the Sony Reader too, and I love it. You might be aware of this already, but there's an application for Macs that lets you put RSS feeds on the reader.

I think it's called "Biblioskop." It's still Beta, but it works.

Anyway, keep up the great work.

Best,

Israel Hyman
http://www.izzyvideo.com

March 17, 2007 11:52 AM  
Anonymous RichC said...

Great suggestion Israel. I've been watching the buzz on the Sony Reader and thinking this would be a great feature? Great tip.

Question just in case Jeff wanted to address. What options are recommended for keyboard users who like the ctrl key to the bottom left. I've noticed (the hard way) that many new keyboards are putting the Fn key there. I know there are Key Swappers out there, but am leary of messing up a new notebook with them. See:
http://blog.myarchive.us/?p=738

Thanks,
RichC

March 18, 2007 8:10 PM  
Blogger Zebrum said...

Hi Jeff, have you seen the iRex?

http://www.irextechnologies.com/products/iliad

You can takes notes, don't need to convert pdfs, and it even has WiFi!

I havn't used one but people tell me its better than the Sony.

March 24, 2007 7:46 AM  
Blogger Jeff MacArthur said...

Hey guys,

Thanks for the tips!

Israel: I just started watching your vidcast - great stuff btw!

Rich: I think you're pretty much stuck with key swappers. Some apps will let you remap their control keys, but you'll end up having some that don't and that's just a headache. You're right, too - the Function key is far less important than the rest of them (as far as my general use goes), so it's crazy to change that.

Zebrum: I definitely checked out the Iliad and I do indeed think it looks like a far superior machine. Unfortunately, it's twice the price of the already-too-expensive Sony Reader AND I think it's just available in Europe :-( .

Jeff

March 28, 2007 10:52 AM  

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