Currently Using iBooks @ Borders

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  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

    HappyDude20

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    So right now I'm at Borders and am glad they offer free wifi. After checking my email on my iPad and surfing some websites I noticed that the lights on the ceiling of this place tend to bug and reflect through the iPad.

    Don't get me wrong. I love my iPad. It's my new best friend, but it's not that great when there are bright lights right above you.

    I could barely go through reading one page on this thing until I gave up and picked up a real book nearby.

    Look, I love my iPad a million times more than my best friend..kidding, but in seriousness it sucks to read here at Borders or even outside in the daytime, but that's a given I'm sure.

    Anyways, rant over.
     
  2. markosb macrumors 6502

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    Don't they have chairs to lay down in? Or just lay on the floor, no one will care.
     
  3. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Whaa?

    I'm currently lounging on one of their chairs.

    The chairs aRe comfortable, but when using the ipad the lighting is not.
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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  5. chhhrrriiisss macrumors 6502a

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    I read at borders on my iPad recently and the lighting wasn't a problem.
     
  6. gtsipad macrumors member

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    I love irony...here you are trying to read an electronic book in a store that sells real books, and the lighting that normally assists in reading what they sell is killing your attempt to read the electronic version. Almost seems intentional :)
     
  7. AppleiPad macrumors member

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    Maybe Borders recently installed ultra powerful lighting in anticipation of the iPad launch because they were afraid it would impact sales negatively?
     
  8. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Any overhead lighting can be rough.
    I never thought of it that way, kind of funny.
     
  9. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I did manage to stay on the MR forums for 30 minutes before I left though :cool:
     
  10. illutionz macrumors 65816

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    Barnes & Nobles offers "limited" free book reading via Nook if you're online at their stores... called "Read in Store" feature
     
  11. Nova69 macrumors member

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    Overhead lighTs

    I had a similar problem with the overhead lights in Barnes and Noble but I just increased the iPad's brightness until it overpowered the reflections.
     

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