General discussion

Ebook E-Ink and Anti-Glare Question

I have been researching e-books for a while now. Iv'e found I want one that has basic function, is fast, supports lots of file types, has good battery life and has no screen glare most importantly.

I have a question with the anti-glare screens. When they claim to have that, like the kindle, is it some anti-glare coating that can actually not work all the time or is actually a protective case over the screen that makes absolutely no glare at all.

Some of my options have been

Aluratek Libre eBook Reader PRO

This is kind of my top choice but the major thing is it looks like the screen has glare since it is lcd, am I correct?

Ectaco jetBook Lite Electronic eBook Reader

This on seems really nice but once again a read in a review that the screen sometimes gives you glare, is it some coating or not. Also this one takes AA batteries which for some reason cnet has been saying rechargeable batteries on e-readers die so this looks like to be a big advantage.

Sony Digital Reader Pocket Edition

If all else fails I'll get this one but im just worried about the rechargeable batteries dying out. You don't see this in any other electronic devices why would this happen in e-readers?

So i'd really appreciate it if you could give me your opinion on these and maybe answer some of my questions, thanks.

Discussion is locked
Follow
Reply to: Ebook E-Ink and Anti-Glare Question
PLEASE NOTE: Do not post advertisements, offensive materials, profanity, or personal attacks. Please remember to be considerate of other members. If you are new to the CNET Forums, please read our CNET Forums FAQ. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Reporting: Ebook E-Ink and Anti-Glare Question
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Comments
- Collapse -
Actually easy to answer.

After years of anti-glare treatments on so many other devices you should know there is no solution that has "no screen glare." This means your search is over today. Hope this helps you along in some small way since for now, today and for the foreseeable future "glare" of some type is bound to occur.
Bob

- Collapse -
E-Ink screens on Kidle & Nook

We have a Barnes & Noble Nook. The e-Ink screen uses a different technology than typical laptops. monitors or even mobile phones. The screen has about the same reflectivity as, say, good matte finish photo paper. If you angle it just right you can get some glare, but mostly it looks like paper. The technology doesn't emit light like laptop screens or monitors, so you need a light source to read it. Again, like paper.

Here's a link to an exhausting (but not quite exhaustive) comparison matrix: http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/E-book_Reader_Matrix.

IMHO, the iPad is the 800 lb gorilla of e-book readers. I know it's not a dedicated e-bBook reader. I know it's just a big iPhone without the ohone. But it will outsell all the dedicated e-book readers put together in head-to-head competition on its strength as an e-book platform. Because it's cooler, and you can read it in the dark, and it's in color.

CNET Forums