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I just got an H2O v2 today. First thing I did was take it into the tub: worked perfectly (I don't understand how the touch screen doesn't freak out when it gets water on it but it works fine when wet).
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>>62867525
...re: the best, the Kobo Aura One is the best without a doubt, but the H2O is close for a lot less money.
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>>62867510

They are all near identical, honestly. It's really hard to go wrong.

There's differences in DPI. They don't really matter. I have a Kobo Glo HD, last I heard that one has the highest DPI around and I likely wouldn't even notice if it were slightly lower. It just doesn't really matter for text. You're fine with reading 4chan on a 1080p 24'' screen - yeah, any e-reader has a far denser dot pitch.

The only thing I dislike about this Kobo is how difficult it is to set backlight brightness at exactly 1%. It oscillates between 0% and 2% and it's extremely hard to nail 1% because my fingers are not tootphicks. I need that 1% because when I use the backlight, I like it to be as dim as possible. If I turn it off during the day, I have to set it to 1% when I need it again. So I just keep it on most of the time, unnecessarily lowering battery life. If this resonates with you, you're gonna hate the thing.

Anyway, these are very simple devices for a very simple purpose. Find the one that's the right size for you and that's about it. You can always google to see if there's something the manufacturer somehow fucked up about the model you like just in case. Not very likely though - and if you find something that annoys you, it will probably be something completely obscure like my issue which you'd never hear mentioned in any review or forum discussion.

Also, avoid anything with a glossy screen, that's just fucking stupid. Half of the fucking point of these is that you can read at broad daylight at noon with the sun actually improving readability rather than hindering it like it does with LCD screens. A glossy screen gets in the way of that point by introducing completely unnecessary reflections. Also, with a glossy screne, there's the potential for annoying microscratches, depending on the quality of the glass.
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you just posted it lmao
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>>62867609
wait i thought that was the kindle e reader, not sonys but kindle e reader is cheap and nice quailty.
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>>62867607
What puts the new H2O and One a step ahead imo is the colour-balance shifting (i.e. f.lux) in the front-light. Makes reading at night much much nicer.
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>>62867644

I used Flux for desktop for quite a while and I liked it at first. In time, I realized it's just not all that. Perhaps due to the whole blue light peak inherent to LED backlights used in LCDs or something. Ereaders also use LED backlights, so I don't expect that would change much. Can't knock it until I try it though which won't happen any time soon because e-readers are simply not sold in my country. Not very likely I'll run into the latest kobos, let alone have the chance to try them.

Would be really cool if it indeed does reduce eyestrain.
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kobos are better than kindles
any electrophoretic screen is fragile low-contrast crap which is only useful for low power consumption and reading under sunlight
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Boox
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>>62867525
>(I don't understand how the touch screen doesn't freak out when it gets water on it but it works fine when wet).
i think h2o is infrared touch screen instead of capacitive, which would be more prone to the freakout effect
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>>62867607
>avoid anything with a glossy screen
matte screens aren't any better, they still glare a lot
what's even worse for indoor conditions, the glare is huge compared to glossy screens
paper is and probably will always be much better than any display
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>>62867722
Getting rid of the blue light / shifting to orange, even if it doesn't actually improve your sleep (almost certain it does), is just plain nicer to look at and easier on the eyes at night.

My ereader was the last device I used that didn't do that automatic white-balance shifting at night (even my TV does), so it's nice that it now isn't jarring against everything else.
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>>62867763
More reasons
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>>62867772
I owned a Kobo Glo and Glo HD before, both with IR touch, and they'd spaz out if anything got on the screen. Even a fly landing on the screen would turn pages, and any water would make them unusable. With the H2O they've clearly done something in software that it ignores what it thinks isn't your finger, yet still allows what it thinks is your finger to operate it.
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>>62867836
but perhaps the most compelling reason
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>>62867780

Glare is really not huge, I find it doesn't bother me at all on my Glo HD. I barely noticed it at first, now I don't notice at all unless I really look for it.

And I don't notice any drop in readability or increase in eyestrain compared to paper. It's obviously not like paper, it's more like reading something printed on matte plastic. But there's nothing inherently inferior about that unless you really get off on paper and you like the smell of books and the rest of all that faggy stuff.

I do notice the convenience of not having to turn pages and not having to keep my fucking knee on a fat softcover to keep it from shutting close.
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>>62867510

A real book.
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>>62867839
Oh yeah, that. Sometimes it (glo HD) will even pick up my finger levitating close to the screen. It can be slightly buggy and turn two pages at once, but it happens extremely rarely. But even if it didn't happen, I'd still have OCD issues where I imagine I skipped a page. It would really help if the page counter reflected the page as defined by what I see (if it were dynamic and take into account font size) rather than how the epub file defines the page. The page counter is useless as it stands.
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>>62867856
>Glare is really not huge
it's huge and distracting
the paper™ doesn't have that problem at all

>And I don't notice any drop in readability or increase in eyestrain compared to paper
seriously?
eink is much grayer than some good paper, or much less contrast when frontlit (unless it's the direct sunlight)
just put a good printed book aside for comparison
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>>62867904
Use progress by percent read, which makes way more sense for an ebook.
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>>62867917
Paper books are over-rated,

I definitely don't miss having to constantly re-position my grip as I turned pages. Especially annoying when laying down while reading (in bed, at the beach).

Plus front-lit ereaders blow paper out of the water for reading in the dark/dim light.
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>>62867917

Of course I notice the reduced contrast, it just doesn't translate to more eyestrain and reduced readability. At least in my case. I really don't miss printed books at all.

I really hate low contrast and shitty blacks on desktop monitors and I miss CRTs every day, but that's a different purpose and a different story.

As for the glare, it will vary between models. It's really no issue whatsoever with my e-reader.

>>62867929

I actually do, but it's not sensitive enough to pick up every page in a long book, so it defeats the purpose. I just really want to know I've only progressed a single page to shut up the OCD. Chances are it would still get triggered though, it is what it is. And I'm not really interest in how close I am to the end. I actually prefer not to know that in particular.

I hear kepub files take care of this though.
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>>62867917
>eink is much grayer than some good paper
What kind of books are you reading with bleach white paper? Most books I've seen have coarseish yellow paper, which winds up being the same contrast but a different color.
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>>62867974
and ips and amoled blow eink out of the water for everything else than reading under the direct sunlight
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>>62867999

he's referring to printed text, not the paper.
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>>62867999
pretty much every quality printed book I have is whiter than carta in my kobo

>>62868010
the paper too, it's whiter under the same lighting
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>>62867510
Not a kindle

can't even completely turn off the backlight when you're reading in a lit room or something, so it's always draining the battery.
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>>62868027
>the paper too, it's whiter under the same lighting

well that just doesn't matter at all. I understand grievances with dimmer text even if it's no problem for me, but e-readers are definitely white enough. I don't think the slight tint/grayishness affects contrast with the text in an appreciable way.
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>>62868029
Wait what. That can't be true.
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>>62868029
it's a feature, it's there for being able to turn the frontlight up when it's dark, since it doesn't have physical buttons for the frontlight

the lowest setting is so dim that you cannot read even in a pitch dark room

the drain is close to 0, compared to other drainers such as CPU or page turning
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>>62868072
Makes sense.

Although I believe the newest readers have ambient light sensors so they can adjust the light automatically.
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>>62868059
>I don't think the slight tint/grayishness affects contrast with the text in an appreciable way.
huh?
the contrast is literally defined as the ratio between the text and background albedo
the whiter/blacker they are, the better
this can be demonstrated by the poor contrast with frontlight on
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>>62867851
>weeb electricity for dummies
My man
t. Boox M96 owner
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>>62868105
>the contrast is literally defined as the ratio between the text and background albedo

I know that, that's why I mentioned that the screen is white enough to a degree that being slightly whiter to match paper would not be an appreciable increase in contrast. The text would still be grayish on a truly paper-white background. For a noticable increase in contrast, a whiter background would not be enough, the text would have to be blacker.

Though as I said, contrast is fine enough as is in my opinion.
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>>62867851
I'm looking at their website. It's sorta' neat they run Android, but isn't Android slow as fuck on this class of hardware?

Where is anywhere are Onyx readers popular BTW? I assume some weird countries in Europe.
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>>62867510

Definitely not the Sony in your picture. I had the PRS-T1 and it shit the bed. Hard locks for no reason and requires disassembly to manually pull the battery and get it to work again.

I want to get another e-reader someday.
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>>62868122
I was really looking at the M96 but wanted the N96 since it was an updated version. But the seller was out and I had to get the stylus only backlit model. The backlight is super nice to have but there's been a few times that i've misplaced the pen and i'm SOL.

>>62868160
I mean it's not as fast as a mid-tier smartphone but in reality the screen is fast enough for any kind of reading. All I ever read on this is PDF files which it's pretty much perfect for. I like the built in reader but the nice thing is that since it's Android, it can be loaded with other readers if you like. And you can load the Kindle app on it and read all of the books from the Kindle store. So essentially if you are already invested in the Kindle ecosystem you can transition pretty easily.

It handles OCR and scanned PDF's pretty easily. Plus options to crop and have special navigations for the pages is really nice. I like the autocrop since it gives you as much text/ graphics on the screen as possible and with little impact on the speed of page turns.

Not to mention that it comes with a stylus which allows you to mark on PDFs and create notes. Then you can export those notes and create a copied PDF with the notes and keep the original PDF clean.

As far as popularity, I have no idea. I know that the Onyx Boox line isn't really big in the States. Luckily there was a seller only a few miles away from me in Texas. No idea why he had them but I'm glad he did. This thing is changing my life.
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>>62867525
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=zpUPpiV7gAo
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>>62868404

are these fags really claiming to have invented e-ink

is this shit legal

who holds patents?

somebody send an email somewhere and let them know, this commercial is homo
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>>62868404
>no glare

They claim and then proceed to show glare in the 3d mockup. And if that wasn't enough, they show real footage of nice, crisp close-up glare as the negro is scribbling on the thing.
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>>62867510
I don't know. I have Sony reader (pic related) for like 4 years. It's alright. Don't feel like purchasing a new one yet.
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>>62868445
...they didn't?
also, e-ink =! e-paper

e-ink is just a trademark by an asshole company which holds most patents on electrophoretic tech, you can thank them for not having any meaningful progress for a decade in this area

e-paper is a general term
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>>62868732
It's the same with graphic tablets, where Wacom suppressed competition for years with its patent on a really basic idea, forcing the competitors to make their styli large and unwieldy.
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>>62867510
Kobo Aura (pretty much any variety) with Koreader installed. EZ to install and much better if you have many books (has subfolders).
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>>62867510
Nook simple touch.
Kobo glo/ Kobo H2O
Stay away from kindle.
Hopefully when the patent on e-ink expire in 2018, chink would start to mass produce cheap e-readers.
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>>62867510
Rooted Nook Simple touch with Android

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWBcvWuWw_w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqZkPSlwrrs
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>>62868730

I have the previous verions (PRS-T2), but upgraded to a Paperwhite 2.

Hate the paperwhite, wasn't long before I switched back to my T2.
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Are there some e-readers that are not (Amazon,NOOK,KOBO) and it's decently priced?
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>>62871064
What sorcery is this?
I was told E-Readers are very bad with PDFs.
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>>62871182
https://forum.xda-developers.com/nook-touch

I'm retired and no longer give a fuck about developing for e-readers, but feel free to join our XDA forums.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb5NqLarjWE
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Is anyone able to recommend a good sub 100 dollar e reader? I'm pretty frugal, but understand if I need to invest more to truly get a good product
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>>62871360
If you want to modify it slightly, I'd recommend this one, Kobo Aura (edition 1 is link, edition 2 is fine too): http://r.ebay.com/zRJSaI
Benefits: SD card slot, can install Koreader which is really good at rendering PDFs (which Kindles suck at) and has a bunch of other features (auto-cropping PDFs, access to OPDS catalogs and calibre catalogs, browse by folder on the storage instead of manually adding collections), reads epubs natively. Koreader is easy to install and FOSS. Took me about 10 minutes.
Cons: there's a version that is a bit better (but has no SD slot) but is also $40 more. Kindle Paperwhites tend to be cheaper used but can't read epubs (which is the format most books are shared in).
If you don't want to modify it, I'd probably get it anyway desu. The software isn't quite as pretty but it reads epubs. If you don't want to read epubs, I'd recommend a Kindle.
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Migrating from a Paperwhite 2 to a Kobo Glo HD. What should I expect?
Also sell me on Koreader because right now I'm perfectly fine with using it as-is.
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>>62872657
>Koreader
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3YRkSNquYA
>Migrating from a Paperwhite 2 to a Kobo Glo HD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyOOeWH6ccs
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I want to get E-Reader.
How's the support for non-English languages between different e-readers?
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>>62871540
>Kindle Paperwhites tend to be cheaper used but can't read epubs (which is the format most books are shared in).
Which really doesn't matter since you'll be getting Calibre which can convert on the fly anyway.
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>>62872733
Why? They are slow and a meme. Buy a cheap android tablet.
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>>62871081
why??
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>>62871208
There's also an Android port for the original Glo (non-HD). Installed it back when I had one, played around for a day, and deleted it because it was pointless on an ereader: the stock firmware does everything I want.
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>>62868000
>Battery life
>Cost/DPI
My Kindle's battery life is measured in weeks and thousands of page turns. It's 3 years old.
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>>62872657
Those devices are basically identical apart from the firmware.
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>>62872733
I would assume foreign languages/scripts are no problem for any new reader since everything today is unicode, although you're probably safer with a Kobo since you can install your own fonts for your particular set of moon runes.
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>>62872689
>that first video
Holy shit. Well it's moot if it's a scanned PDF, but still.
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How does the Ony Book Max Carta fare against a Sony DPT-RP1? They're both 13.3" and around $700. Anyone has had or used them both?
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>>62867851
most compelling reason is to read lesbian loli handholding erotica 2bh
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How many people put cases on their Kobo Glo? I had a custom leather cover for my Paperwhite which was great. I don't want to scratch my Kobo but I hear it's compact enough to slip in your pocket and the HD's textured back looks sexy as fuck and pleasant to hold.
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>>62873168
I use it without the case only when I am at home.
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>>62867550
Can confirm
At least as far as consumer e-readers go
I personally think that The Good Reader is GOAT, and the Sony equivalent is pretty close too, but they are expensive af BAKA desu senpai
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>>62873168
I made my own case for h2o, I figured I’d prefer to read it without case but still didn’t want to carry it around like that so I stitched one from cheap felt
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I've got the N96CML
Back light and touch screen.

It's buggy when reading big epubs.
Takes a minute to open the file after cold boot and half the time it'll bug out, forget last read page, and get stuck on the cover.
It bugged out and factory reset, now I can't change the "screensaver" or use google play.
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>>62873168
Yeah I always do. I have two spare cases for Kobo Glos/HDs I need to sell (because mine broke and I got an H2O to replace).

I bought these from China they work fantastically although they tend to crack after a while (just order a couple): https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Magnetic-Auto-Sleep-Slim-Cover-Case-Hard-Shell-For-KOBO-GLO-HD-6-0inch-DEC21/32577016269.html
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>>62873285
Dislike those covers. If I'm going to get something, it's going to be leather or felt. Also I don't t terribly like the ones that just sit inside strapped at the corners.
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>>62872806
>cheap android tablet
Like what?
Most of those are running older versions of android, with poor specs.
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>>62873154
How well does it do that?
Does it take long to turn the pages?
What do you use to read it with?
How do you make those CBZ/CBR? Do you modify it in any way?

Finally does anyone have the E-Reader infograph?
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>>62873496
So? Do you need anything above Android 2.1 to read a fucking PDF file?
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>>62873597
Most decent apps need at least android 4.3
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Can you fit average Manga page, with readable text on Kindle voyage?
I'm on fence which ereader to get. I want it as small as possible, while being able to read Manga without zooming in.
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>>62873837
I would wait, a new 32GB Kindle is coming out with a slightly bigger screen. On the old models 4GB is just not enough for comics, it gets filled really fast. If you need to store lots, the old Kobo H20 models still has micro slot and has a 6.8 screen which for me is a sweet spot.
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>>62873597
Tablets are doomed to lag after a few months.
Shitty battery life.
More prone to be stolen.
And after few months older models will be obsolete with Android 8 pushing it's new API to be implemented by app devs rendering newer versions of apps available exclusively for newer models.
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>>62868732

I'm referring to the line where they claim it's a revolutionary technology or something similar. Don't want to watch the thing again.
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>>62873611
The absolute state of /g/
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>>62873208
What makes The Good Reader the GOAT? Or is it just a meme
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>>62873547
>How well does it do that?
its better to read on that than any other device I have, no problems so far
>Does it take long to turn the pages?
no but I use a program called KCC(kindle comic converter) so it resizes the pages to fit my devices resolution, with no conversion you’d probably get mixed results
>What do you use to read it with?
it reads cbr on its own
>How do you make those CBZ/CBR? Do you modify it in any way?
kindle comic converter, you can make it epub or mobi and few other formats if you want too, cbz is simple and fast enough for me so I dont bother
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>>62867510
sony reader, no doubt whatsoever
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>>62873168

Never used a case on mine. The front bezels are scratched to hell, but the back looks like new.

Though keep in mind that I keep it face down when I don't use it. That's probably why it's so scratched up - as I pick it up, it usually scrapes a bit along the surface. I keep it face down to prevent dust from accumulating on the screen - that shit can be nasty combined with finger oil and the Glo HD is not the easiest thing to clean. As you clean it, over time, shit can accumulate around the bezels and possibly get stuck between the bezel and the screen.

The rear is a total fingerprint magnet and difficult to clean with all those holes. Yeah, it's kinda nice to hold, but so can be a nice case. I'd just get a case if I were you, there's no real downside to it. Or make one yourself, it's easy. You can put whatever material you like to hold on the back.
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>>62874404
Yeah mainly I'm just being incredibly lazy and don't want to go through the process of finding (or making) the perfect case like I did for my Kindle. But it's obviously a necessary step if I'm going to be putting this thing in a bag and stuff.
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>>62874941
When I got a Glo (original) back in the day it came with a Kobo-branded leather sleeve. That thing was great but can't remember what happened to it.

The snap-on hard cover cases aren't as nice to hold, but they protest the screen better so I go with that now.
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>>62874993
I really hope the seller I'm buying from actually has a sleeve to go with it and just didn't tell me. Otherwise this one looks promising (I'd rather have one that opens up like a book, though, not to mention make my device look inconspicuous and less likely to get me robbed).
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>>62875088
The ones that open like a book aren't very comfortable IMO.

A sleeve is ideal, since you really only need the protection when it's traveling not being used. Goes even moreso for the waterproof readers (H20, One, new Oasis).

So what I'd really like is a HARD sleeve... will let y'all know if I find anything...
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>>62875144
You know, now that I think about it, it did become tiring trying to hold my Kindle with one hand when in its book case. I could fold the cover all the way around and everything, but even then I always ended up holding it in this awkward finger cradle which would become uncomfortable after a while because the Kindle plus the cover was a tad heavy.
>will let y'all know if I find anything...
Thanks.
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>>62875202
I'm coming up empty. There are lots of leather sleeves, but all of them are fully soft so don't really protect the screen from cracking.

I end up removing reader from the hard flip cover all the time, which eventually causes the attatchment points to crack on the case which is why I keep going through them. Sucks I can't have both (a simple sleeve that's also hard over the screen).
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>>62875088
...actually this design seems like the best, since the naked reader can be slid out easily.
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>>62875327
Well in truth, I've never taken my Paperwhite out of its cover since I got it, but then again the Paperwhite isn't as nice to hold naked.

>>62875350
True. It's top of my list, I think. So long as I can fold the stand behind or slip the device out easily. It's only ten bucks.
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Is there a E-reader with a black background and white letters?
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>>62875987
There's a hack that allows that on Kobos, search for "kobo nightmode". Although with the way eink works, you basically have to do a full refresh every page when in white-on-black mode.

I used that reverse mode all the time on my first gen Kobo Glo, since the hardware light button made for an easy way to turn it on/off.
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>>62867510
I have a pink prs-300 that works fine and nobody will steal it because it's pink.
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>>62867772
when i vaped I could turn pages on my t2
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>>62877382
>turning pages with your breath
That is patrish as fuck.
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>>62867510
iPad mini
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I want to buy an A4-sized ereader, with the ability to make annotations.

I've narrowed down my choices to 2 out of the 4 available options: "the Remarkable" and the "Onyx Boox Max Carta" - pictured. I'm leaning towards the latter - because its higher spec and it seems more geared towards reading (with android) - than the former which seems to be more geared towards drawing, but incredibly hesistant to buy it. The reason being that it is 5-600 units of currency, but i'm basing my decision to buy it off internet review videos, a look at the specs, without having actually had a go on it.

The reason for this hesitancy is that I know how frustratingly annoying minor features of an ereader can be. I was given a nook a long time ago which cannot nicely render many of my pdfs (due to size and inability to zoom). I've seen on the remarkable that it constantly returns on-screen options everytime you try to turn a page.

Essentially I'm asking if anyone has any insight into whether or not something like this is firstly worth buying at all. And secondly what to look out for, and if possibly finally whether which one to choose. I can provide more information from my research about the specific choices if that would be helpful.
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I want this one https://remarkable.com it looks good and has good tech. Im gonna buy when I have the money to spend.
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>>62877924
I have money to spend. why the remarkable over the onyx boox max carta?
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>>62877924
>Partially powered by E-ink Carta technology
What do they mean by this?
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>>62874214
Well I saw it again and realized it's changed a lot to worse since I first saw it, both in build and os
the Sony equivalent is much better, but it's way too expensivey
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>>62867525
Get a shower you pig
With a bath you just soak in your own filth
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>>62878285
IMO a bath gets you cleaner, since your old skin comes off as you soak.
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>>62878285
This.
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>>62867510
youtube.

stop being a fag.
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I like my aura one.
Get about 15 hours of actual reading on a charge.
The light changing temperature is nice, also the automatic brightness shit is pretty good.
Good size and weight, very comfortable.
Waterproof.

My only hope is the new home screen, but it was very easy to downgrade to a prior firmware version.
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>>62867525
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>>62879157
Why not both?
Seriously though, sitting in ass water is disgusting
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>>62881640
Taking a bath is a great luxury. 95% of the world's population don't have access to a tub: you'll only find them in the homes of the wealthy, everyone else just has to settle for showers.
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What's the best ereader in terms of longevity? I have a Kobo Glo that's about four years old.

For the last couple of years it's been having these weird bugs -- books will appear blank when I first open them and covers don't display anymore. These issues persist after a reset. And also the battery's not so great anymore. I want to buy a new one, but I need the new one to last at least 10 years, because it's a fucking ereader.
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>>62882124
Nothing lasts forever. 4 years is a good run for a portable device.
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>>62867510
A Nook Simple Touch you hacked and rooted and installed busybox and a good PDF reader on.
It's really awesome.
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>>62881632
No mod/hacks?
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Fuck all this, what is the thinkpad of e-readers ?
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>>62871134
>Naruto comes home from his ninja missions to this
WHOA
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Whats the best e-reader/tablet for manga?
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>>62883808
Something with extralegal SD card slot.
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>>62882619
I did enable full screen mode.
If you know of any good ones I'm all ears.
I'd really like wireless charging
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>>62883705
E-readers are such a new technology that there isn't one :^)
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>>62867510
I bought the newest Paperwhite, and it's more than met my expectations. Would have bought a Glo HD if Kobo hadn't stopped selling them. What a bunch of retards, it was such a competitive device.
Thankfully the problems inherent to the Kindle (getting files on it) are solved by Calibre.
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>>62884470
I'll fucking rape you you carat nosed fuck
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>>62883209
>watch videos
>play games
>browse the web
>check e-mail
>read news
>use apps
Has it ever occurred to the creator of that infographic that those are distractions you would deliberately like to avoid on an e-reader? The ability to browse the web is the only thing that may sometimes be useful, but newer e-readers have wi-fi and a built in browser that is just good enough so that you can find useful info related to what you're reading, but just shit enough so that you won't get stuck watching youtube videos and browsing faceshit.
>listen to music
That is the only valid point, but realistically you will have your phone with your music with you every time you go outside. I know it kinda sounds retarded to use a second device for this, and not your e-reader, but chances are it will be a lot more comfortable to have the earphone cable go into your pocket instead of it hanging in front of you, connected to your e-reader.
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>>62884603
>>62884470
Actually I would say the Sony prs650 is pretty close to it
Top quality and durable build
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>>62884726
>distractions you would deliberately like to avoid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R92qSBU_WzA
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>>62873285
I tried 3 Chinese knockoffs and they felt terrible, honestly just get the original cover, forgot where I get mine from but this should be the same
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>>62873168
>>62873285
right I forgot to include the link
http://www.ebay.com/itm/282228154989
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>>62884882
>>62884924
That's pretty nice-looking, thanks.
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>>62883705
Sony PRS

(although, as with a ThinkPad, you aren't advised to actually buy one)
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>>62884882
These things are like fifty fucking dollars fuck that.
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>>62886045
...for my H2O 2nd Edition anyway, since that's a new reader.
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are there any e readers that aren't connected to botnet
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i have a kobo ereader, its nice but not perfect.

i wish it had buttons, pure touch screen is annoying.
being large enough for text books so i dont need to manually split pdf pages would be great,
or at least better software capable of properly viewing such pdfs, the zoom is terrible and its a bit buggy.
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>>62886045
What the fuck are you on about? The link he posted is under ten bucks.
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>>62885936
you're welcome

>>62886045
nope, got mine for less than 20 bucks new sealed Japan import a while ago, now and since all the Kobo materials are running out the price is getting higher so you might still be able to get it under 24. the device itself used to sell for like $114 now it reached $200 at some stores on eBay. in my experience and honesty if I'm ever buying another ereader it's definitely going to be another Glo HD but sadly that's just dreams as when my reader's day comes there won't be any new replacement in the market. notice that I'm praising it while having both nickel and koreader installed. can't live with the stock os only it's definitely shit for reading manga and really slow compared to koreader so always consider rooting your e-reader before rating it.
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>>62886102
>get Kindle with ads
>leave it on airplane mode; no ads, no botnet
>sideload all of your pirated romance novels
ez
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>>62886359
not that guy but it sells for like $27 on the retail official shop but that link has them with broken packagings this cheap af. would get two if I were you to be honest
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>>62886102
get the glo HD and install koreader on it. that's the least interaction I can think of

>>62886401
seriously though the Kindle is shit. not only you have to pay extra to remove ads, and never be able to use wifi without seeing them if you haven't paid to get rid of em, but also it can't read most popular formats, heck it can't read fucking EPUBs, not to mention it doesn't go down to 0% brightness and it has one of the worst systems on it. it frankly looks retarded....a botnet toy with amazon logo burned on the rear. Kobo glo HD ftw
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>>62886436
thank u! i'll have to look into one. i already have most of my books downloaded but i don't want some amazon/google aids store recommending shit i just want my own curated library :)
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My Kobo Glo HD bricked from one day to another. I'm so fucking sad because I sold my old Kindle to buy a Glo HD. So fuck Kobo, im going to get a Kindle Paperwhite now.
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>>62886436
>it can't read fucking EPUBs
Calibre
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>>62886032
Why am I not advised to buy one ? I handle my shit very roughly , and have to buy tough stuff which just werks, regardless of weight or bulkiness or other normalfag shit.
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>>62886436
>but also it can't read most popular formats, heck it can't read fucking EPUBs
calibre will automagically convert to mobi when you want to put an epub on your kindle.
I dont see the problem
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Not the Amazon Swindle
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>>62886436
Brightness always at 1% instead of zero isn't a big deal because you'll never notice it in ambient light and the battery lasts weeks anyway and calibre can quickly convert any epub. I'll give you the ad criticism, though. I hate it when I take it out in public and there's an awful-looking romance or sci-fi book advertised on my screen and it looks like that's what I'm reading.
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>>62886102
Kobo's can be connected to the Facebook and Pocket botnets, but both are optional
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>>62886519
How long did you have it? I'm waiting for mine in the mail and I'm scared.
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>>62883808
Bump for non meme answers.
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>>62886519
I've had mine for a year without a single issue. when you said bricked did you mean like broke the screen or the system? if it's a system issue you can always fix it. actually I'd be glad to help too. but don't ever say a bad word about the god of all e-readers the glo HD.

>>62886555
>>62886580
yeah right I'm not going to convert every single book I have into the shitty ass broken closed amazon meme format to read my already in great shape books. I know there's an option for a goddamn kindle but your book's outline will fuck up someway or another. nice jack shit you got there anon. hope you're having fun with your junky kindle. plus my Kobo can also read the meme mobi if I ever was forced to use it or any other format. I'm autistic and with all honesty the glo HD is serving my needs just fine
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>>62886519
Warranty?
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>>62886700
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>>62886794
My Glo HD 'died' after about two years when the USB port worked itself loose on vacation. Had it 'fixed' (in Peru), but when I got home I realized the guy only fixed the power pins (so I can't connect to the computer to put new books on), and the board is pretty scorched now so probably not fixable. C'est la vie. I suppose I could put on new books by poping out the internal SD card, but that's a PITA so I bought an H2O.

My original Glo (non-HD) worked for like 5 years, but eventually the wifi failed, which was a big issue for me because I use these things to read Pocket articles half the time, which is why I got the Glo HD.

So I now have a whole collection of Kobos in various states of functionality.

Not sure if the Kindles are any more reliable.
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>>62886894
you know right ? install koreader and you'll be able to move all your books via FTP from your pc or any other FTP you got. no need to plug via usb at all. now what's koreader ? it's another system (custom not official), can you just install it ? no you'll need to root your glo hd, is it safe ? yup, is it hard ? nope the rooting process won't take more than 5 minutes, how do i do that ? i can always help you and any other guy with any software issue with your glo hd any time, you're welcome to join this group i created just now to talk any issue any of you is having with his/her e-reader. i'm just trying to help and prove how great our glo HDs are

link: https://t.me/joinchat/BG2s7Q9t7jxy2jsZbqps_g
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>>62886995
Can't install koreader because I can't transfer over USB. Maybe it's possible pulling the internal card...

If I add books with Koreader via wifi will they show up on Nickle?
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>>62887059
yes you can install koreader without the need for the usb port, message me on the group i posted above if you want me to walk you through the whole process. now adding books on your koreader using any method will make them show on the koreader. now the nickel needs a refresh to do it so we usually just connect the device via usb then disconnect again to make it re-scan the library for new files but i'm sure we can do it without the need for a working usb port, now if we couldn't you'll have to just stick with the koreader it's actually better than nickel who am i kidding heh
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>>62886794
less than a year

>>62886843
broke the screen. There is some weird glitches on the cover of my last book, and it's frozed there. I've waited like a year since that happen and it's still frozen. I open my Kobo and I removed the battery and shit, and nothing, it still frozen. Fuck this gay earth.

>>62886847
I bought mine from a vendor on Japan. I live in a country where I can't buy one from first hand. (Chile)

Now I'm looking for a new e-reader. I really loved my Kobo Glo HD + Koreader. It was literally perfect but after this, I don't know if it worth it anymore. Any recommendations? Also I'm reading that there is some new "technology" coming around the next year named "ClearINK" and apparently is better and cheaper then the current e-ink. Anyone has more info about this? Should I just wait to the next year and see or just buy some Kindle Paperwhite?
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>>62887741
>weird glitches on the cover of my last book
sounds like a screen refresh issue to me, ever tried to factory reset it ? you can still try installing koreader (another system) and/or re-install a clean official system image on another sd card or something
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>>62886382
Between the Kobo Glo and Kobo H2O, which one would you get?
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>>62889816
The latest (i.e. Glo HD and H2O Edition 2)?

The H2O has a bigger screen, and the Edition 2 has "f.lux" lighting, so id depends on whether that's worth the money. And the H2O is waterproof i.e. you can read in the tub.
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What are the E-Readers that are easily mod/rooted/jailbreak?
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>>62886995
>telegram
Why anon? I respected you.
Anyway how to root the kobo?
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>>62890099
No need to root there's nothing stopping you from modding it however.
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>>62890142
How do you install koreader then?
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>>62889908
the glo hd, no idea what's the difference between the H2O editions and don't want to know but i don't like any bigger screen than 6" for an e-reader. it just feels about right and the most comfy size to hold in your hands. perfect to read manga on and the screen res/size/device's performance are all pretty damn good.
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>>62890099
>>62890142
>>62890156
nothing's wrong with telegram, but if you wanna know how to do the whole backup, ksm, root, koreader steps you'll have to join the group i made cuz i'm not depending on an imageboard thread for that i'll cuz i'm gonna close the tab any time soon to be honest
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There is a guy selling a cheap paperwhite 3 in my town. He says its 3 months old, ordered from amazon.

The thing is, he doesn't have the box.
He showed me the amazon receipt and I noticed the bought the kindle, a case AND the charger.

Why would he buy a charger for a NEW kindle?.
Or does amazon sell kindles without chargers?

I'm trying to connect the dots, but maybe he is trying to sell a refurbished shit or he is not the first owner.

What do you thing /g/
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>>62890451
>nothing's wrong with telegram
>need phone number
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>>62883808
seconding this question.
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>>62890485
Nothing comes with a charger anymore, just a USB cable.
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>>62890397
I'm liking the bigger screen. Less page turns / larger easier-to-read text. It's not like I keep my ereader in my pocket.
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>>62890602
The old firmware layout (left) was so much nicer than the new (right).

I assume they changed to push their bookstore harder.
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>>62890397
>>62890602
I've been wanting a bigger e-reader to more comfortably read PDFs and was, really excited about but Kobo Aura One, but I saw a video review that pretty much shot down those hopes because it didn't look like the size made a difference because it was so clunky. Nevertheless a video by the same people really convinced me on a Glo HD (which is in the mail). Do they more or less perform the same or is the Glo HD just that good?
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in german speaking countries we have some brand called tolino, distributed by telekom. lets you put any file you want on it by default. apparently you can also root it, and download apps from google play/f-droid.
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>>62890691
I believe if it's the same mk. it's the same SoC (see: pic).

The One might be a little slower since it's pushing more pixels. The Glo HD and H2O have the same resolution just different densities (i.e. the H2O screen is theoretically worse, but nobody would ever notice).

If your main goal is to read PDFs then get a tablet; PDFs suck on all readers regardless of size.
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Why are the e-readers so expensive compared to tablets?
One of the reasons I've yet to get one is because I can get something that can do the same thing for less.
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>>62890803
>If your main goal is to read PDFs then get a tablet; PDFs suck on all readers regardless of size.
Don't I know it. But one does want to try.
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>>62890696
Interesting, never heard of these.

http://mytolino.com/tolino-vision-4hd/ebook-reader/

This has the water protection and f.lux from the H2O(2) and One, but it doesn't say what size it is? (I'm assuming 6" which'd make it smaller than either)

This might actually be the 6" of choice.
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>>62890821
probably because of the screen, as the e-ink screens are a completely different technology.
> because I can get something that can do the same thing for less.
If literal months of running time between charges are not appealing to you and you have any usecase for a tablet that doesn't involve reading, there honestly is little point in getting an ereader instead of a tablet. Any benefit of the screen quality in terms of readability is outweighted by the fact it takes .5 seconds to refresh it and the pain of installing decent software on these devices.
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>>62890821
Total lack of competition among suppliers: eink corp. has a monopoly on the displays, and freescale on the soc's.
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>>62890904
see the "technical specifications" tab. it's 6 inches.

just note that koreader is not available on this thing afaik (?)
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>>62891002
Why is koreader so great? What does it go that e.g. the default kobo firmware doesn't? (never used koreader)
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>>62890904
>>62891002

oh and I don't know if this is some incompetence on behalf of the tolino people or if this is normal with ereaders, but displaying tables in epub is totally fucked by this thing's html renderer
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Can any of these be flashed with embedded linux or at least vanilla AOSP?
I know f-droid has e-ink apps for the kindle but i want a full OS

what about Das U-Boot or TWRP?
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>>62891093
I believe the older Nooks run Android, so so some older Kobos (ported).

But Android or any other non-eink-optomized UI will suck, since it won't be programmed to account for eink ghosting.
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All right. So I'm between a Kobo Glo HD and a Kindle Paperwhite. Which one should I buy? I don't care about the ecosystem because I can jailbreak both.
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do you guys think there will be new e-reader models released soon?
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>>62891860
Probably not from Amazon or Kobo.
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>>62891626
Kobo

Because you can't turn off the backlight on the paperwhite completely.
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>>62891886
I'd actually prefer the option on muh Kobo to never allow the backlight to do below 1%, because if you accidentally turn it all the way off in the dark you're screwed.

Kobo's first front-lit reader had a hardware light button so it made sense then, but does no longer.
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>>62891872
why not?
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Is Koreader compatible with Kindle Paperwhite 3? That's the only thing I'll miss from my old Glo HD if I move to a Kindle. If not, is there something similar ? Koreader was so fucking fast with PDF's . Damn, I miss it.
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>>62891902
>because if you accidentally turn it all the way off in the dark you're screwed.

Or you take out your phone and hold it up to the ereader to adjust the backlight, or go anywhere that isn't pitch black

99% of the time I do not need the backlight because I can flick a lightswitch. Like I've always done with books before they became digital. The always-on backlight probably reduces batterylife in practice by 10-20% despite being mostly useless.
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>>62891902
>>62892004
It's still hard on your eyes to read in complete pitch-black darkness even with the front-light. Put on a nightlight or something at least.
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>>62892004
>Or you take out your phone and hold it up to the ereader to adjust the backlight
this is what i do and it sucks

no advantage to turninging the light all the way off
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>>62892035
The new orange light on the kobos makes night reading awsome.
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>>62873154
Sauce pls
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>>62892055
Yeah but still.
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>>62891974
Anyone? ;_;
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>>62890696
>>62890904
I also use a Tolino and absolutely love it. You don't even have to login into any service
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>>62892657
Kraut or importr?
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Ask recommendations in like 5 threads. NO ONE ever recommends anything. People just circlejerk around the e-readers they own. Pathetic.
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Are there any e-readers out there that have some kind of interactive screen that lets you write onto it that doesn't leave you destitute?

Any e-ink writing device I've come across that you can write on seems to cost an arm and a leg. It's almost 2018 and affordable e-ink readers have been around for a more than a decade. Yet I'm expected to pay 7/8 times the cost of the average e-reader just for the ability to write notes.
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>>62892983
Get a second-hand large tablet/tablet PC with a pen digitizer
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alright calm down buddy. I owned both a Kindle Paperwhite 3 and my current device which is the Kobo glo HD (tried it's older version the Kobo glo but it's slow and meh) so I have kinda a not bad experience with ereaders. now whatever someone says about ereaders they're all almost the same okay. there's only small difference and price decides those. I prefer the Kobo better than the Kindle cause it's easier to move files around and it reads anything I throw at it right away. I also upgraded the default micro SD card (which is the 4GB) into a bigger one (32GB) also installed this custom system called koreader and it runs just great. you see anon I'm not gonna lie to you it's all about your own choice. nobody here can persuade you to buy something you don't like and there's the internet in front of you just Google some reviews or something, now all the latest readers kinda performs the same except for different displays warms and colds (colors), systems and device shape, lastly the price. you can get anything you feel right for you. in my case I tried both a Kindle and that Kobo and preferred the Kobo better for some reasons I mentioned above. I have no idea what did you mean by recommendations. well if you want screen size

there's the Kobo glo HD 6" around $200 (I got mine for $150 a year ago)
the Kindle Paperwhite 6" $140 or so on amazon
the Aura ONE 7.8" $230
and the H2O v2 $180
then there's these ones a lot talked about in this thread which I have no idea about them unless they're really expensive I'm, called Boox

now I read everything I've got and defended myself. your turn to decide anon :D

>>62873547
my glo HD reads zips, cbrs, and cbzs normally no delay no shit flipping pages is fast as hell you wouldn't even notice it's an e-ink display, there's also some options for zooming and page darkening/rotation/zooming/reading direcrion, I'm obviously on koreader not the official system
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>>62892082
yuzumori-san
>>62892805
it literally depends on what you want, if youre going to read books pretty much any 6” with backlight is enough imo, if youre looking to read manga I picked h2o(old one) over ONE because of the extra storage and screen is big enough to read it but its up to you tho 8gb space might get annoying after a while.
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>>62871134
disgusting
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>>62892768
Kraut. Not sure if an important is worth it, but I think I can keep the Tolino till I die, because there is not a single thing I don't like about it.
Except it crashed once when I try to load the whole Bible on it, but everything else works fine.
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>>62892805
The white-point-shifting on the Kobo One and H2O(2) is as big an improvement over other front-lit readers as front-lighting was vs. not having it. The first step made reading at night possible and convenient, but this makes it as pleasant as reading during the day.

The Tolino HD 4 mentioned above also has it, from looking at the reviews it isn't as nice as on the Kobos (seems to be more on/off vs. a smooth range of hues).
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>not using your e-reader to browse the sad panda
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>>62873496
> Most of those are running older versions of android, with poor specs.
China still makes quite a lot of new tablets with current versions of Android or Windows.

Granted, the battery life on these is maybe just 15h in use, but they will do anything with colors and websites better.
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>reading manga on e-reader
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XZxiOoQAeo
Why would someone want to ruin the experience like that?
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Is there any significant difference between PDFs and epubs regarding the rendering process for the E-Readers?
Specifically for images.
Which would be faster to render?
CBZ/CBR, PDF, epub?
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>>62897184
PDF is fixed-layout, epub is reflowable.
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>Buy used ipad air
>Jailbreak it
>Now got 10/10 reading and manga machine, also can play anime in .mkv
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>>62897245
What about epub that contain images?
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Which E-Reader to get?
>Kobo touch
>Kobo Glo
>Nook simple touch
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~7" eReader, expandable storage, pirated books and manga. Connectivity is a non-issue. Prefer open software.

Looks like Kobo H2O(Gen.1) is the only option I have capable of what I want, right?
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>>62897425
Yah, pretty much. Though you should really reconsider the expandable storage part. You don't need to carry your entire mango collection with you.
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>>62897585
Yer prolly right, I just started reading it though and I blasted through the first volume of Ajin in like 30 minutes. I don't know what the GitS:SAC manga is made of but they're 300mb each. Just seems more convenient. And really it seems like the Kobo readers are among the most highly recommended anyways. Do you have another recommendation?
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What are the hacks/mods you can do with a kobo other than running koreader?
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Are there models of the Kobo Glo HD without the internal SD card?
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>>62895839
>not just downloading what you want and importing it into Kindle Comic Converter for later
It can't be fun trying to navigate with that.

>>62897162
Ruin how? Depending on the manga, e-readers are usually pretty comfy to read them on.




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