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Old 24-12-2008, 16:28   #1
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DS - top 100 books

Just seen adverts for 100 classic books for £14.99 which seems pretty good.

definately one for me, with my love of reading and to have something to read on any long journey. But could be sucky to read off that screen? anyone know.

And what other useful DS apps are there?
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Old 24-12-2008, 16:35   #2
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I reckon that screen is way too small for a whole book.........

just look at other images on that listing it does about 5 words a line.

nice idea though if ds is all you have, these days a lot of people have netbooks, archos players and psps and as such

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just seen the listing thats decent if you into penguin classics, im sure this will crop in asale for under a tenner thats not a bad price then
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And what other useful DS apps are there?
i got the london underground map on my ds (i live in sheffield so not that much use ) and the touch screen works on it ( zoom in and such )

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Old 25-12-2008, 00:30   #3
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i got the london underground map on my ds (i live in sheffield so not that much use ) and the touch screen works on it ( zoom in and such )
Hm, I wouldn't find the underground useful, but if there was a DS app for a London A-Z (and other city centres) I'd be all over it
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I have an ebook reader on DS (homebrew), and when it uses white text on black background it works very well surprisingly.

Yes it may not fit many words on a screen but thats not really a big problem.
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I've read books on a PDA, and now on a Nokia N95 using Mobipocket Reader,
you get used to it fairly quickly, its quite handy really.

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I have an ebook reader on DS (homebrew), and when it uses white text on black background it works very well surprisingly.

Yes it may not fit many words on a screen but thats not really a big problem.
This is why I wouldn't bother buying it. I'd guess that most, if not all of the books in the pack are public domain, and available for free download from somewhere like project Gutenberg (plus a lifetime's worth of other reading). For the price of this you could get a cart that allows you to run homebrew stuff.

EDIT: And to answer the last question in the OP, homebrew has some fantastic stuff. As well as the homebrew ebook reader, there are emulators for NES, SNES, Gameboy Colour and GBA, and programs that allow you to play video files and mp3 files via micro sd-card. One of the programs makes your ds screens look like an iPod, with the scroll wheel actually functioning in the same way as a real iPod (as it's in the touch screen area of the DS).

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not sure the ds screen will be great for reading from.

In one of the brain training games you had to read sections from a book.
It wasn't very comfortable and that was only a short section.

However, If you could change the background colour (to black with white text) then it might be ok

They perhaps should consider audio books with illustrations.
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I've never had a problem reading on the DS personally, don't know if I'd want to read a book on one though.
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