I'm getting tired of lugging around binders of sheet music for gigs and am looking into using a tablet or e-reader for use onstage. I've found a lot of discussions on tablets and don't really have many questions on those, but haven't found much on using e-readers. Specifically the Kindle DX with the 9.7" screen and was wondering if anyone has any experience using one of these or something very similar on stage.
First off, I'm not worried about any other capabilities except being able to organize and read sheet music. The pros I've found for the e-reader are:
1. Works just as well inside or outside with the e-ink screen.
2. Long battery life. I have a 1st gen kindle and it rarely needs charging as long as the wifi is turned off.
3. Handles pdf files.
4. The 9.7-inch screen should be adequate.
The things I'm questioning or hoping someone can answer or has experience with are:
1. It says it has 3.3 GB of internal memory. Will this be enough to be useful? It says it could hold 3,500 books, but not sure how many pdf files that would be.
2. Is the navigation good enough to find songs in a reasonable amount of time. As you all know, sometimes band leaders don't like to wait.
3. Overall file management. (ie organizing pdfs into books for each band)
That's all I can think of at the moment, but hopefully others can come up with some more pros and cons. Thanks in advance.
Here's a link of a person's experiences doing this, but still not enough info for me before I commit financially. http://www.lifeonthestring.com/2010/...esome-for.html