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Looking for the optimal reader? Unsatisfied with all of them? Get help from our expert forum members

Last Build Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:12:24 GMT


Is there any device that can play embedded audio in PDFs?

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 04:58:06 GMT

PDF files are capable of storing audio. I have some PDFs that are basically an illustrated story, with audio reading aloud the page, with sound effects. Is there any eink device that is capable of displaying and playing PDFs with embedded audio? I'd prefer some older device, as I want to buy it cheap and second-hand. My budget is $40.

Recent e-book readers akin to the 6" Onyx Boox C67ML Carta?

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 03:39:18 GMT

I broke my small Onyx Boox ( C67ML Carta 6" e-book reader. I am looking for one similar to it. I really liked that the Boox was "pre-jailbroken"—in other words, I wasn't locked into some Kindle or Barnes & Noble store, and I could easily install other apps. I also liked its capacitive e-ink touch screen. What are some new e-book readers similar to the Onyx Boox C67ML that are <$150? Also, I don't care about if it has WiFi or headphone jack, nor do I care if it has a front-light. I'm just looking for something cheap, simple, and reliable. thanks

Touch HD vs. Kepler Pro vs. C67ML vs. inkbook prime vs. suggestions?

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 12:04:12 GMT

My Boox 60 hasn't survived my last trip home (the screen broke, despite the thick cover), so now I have to find a new ereader. I've already found four candidates, but I'm open to more suggestions (I know about the JDReader or however you want to call it, but it doesn't convince me). A few caveats: * It needs to support multiple formats (at least ePub and mobi) (so no Kindle) * It must not require device registration (so no Kobo and the like) * It has to ship to Australia (I will go back to Europe eventually but for the next 9 months I'm still down under) I will use the device for reading books (as in novels). I don't care about audio or pdf reflow, I have a Boox Max for big pages. I also don't care about TTS and not too much about dictionaries. I also mainly use it in bed, with the device on the bed. I don't care too much where the page turn buttons are then (I prefer the device to have them, though, and the ones of the Kepler are in a very odd position for my reading style) and if really worth it I can do without. Also, I won't use it much probably, but I'd like to have a light built in, just in case. So far, I've found these four options: * PocketBook Touch HD, sold through eBay here: at AU$254 (with the decent shipping option) * Onyx Kepler Pro, sold through BangGood here: at AU$269 (with the decent shipping option) * Onyx C67ML, sold through BangGood here: at AU$192 (with the decent shipping option) * InkBook Prime. For this the only option I've found is to ship it to Italy through Amazon and then have my family ship it to Australia, for a final cost of about 180 € (~AU$255) Some considerations that I've made: Touch HD Pro: a friend of mine has a different model and says pocketbooks are good, nice big page turn buttons in front. Con: doesn't come with a cover, I don't know how flexible the reading app is in terms of options. Kepler Pro Pro: metal back, has cover, has android with play store Con: buttons position, tiny bit more pricy, bit oldish android version (but my boox max with the same version works fine) C67ML Pro: has cover, has android with play store, android is 4.2 (I don't know why it's not the same in the kepler and the max...) Con: - Prime Pro: best CPU of the lot, android Con: worst screen of the lot (212 ppi as opposed to 300 for all the others), no play store (app installation limited? can I install apk?), no cover I'm also a bit uncertain about the flat glass of the kepler and the prime. On one side, it looks nicer and maybe more robust? On the other side, do I get more reflection in direct sun light compared to a matte glass like (I think) the one of the other two models? Does the light work better/worse with the flat glass? Other questions: is 212 ppi noticeably different compared to 300 ppi? What about the difference in cpu power? Is it worth the less dense screen? How is the light on the various devices? Has anyone actually tried the inkbook and can give some opinions? Is the kepler worth the $80 more compared to the C67ML? Keep in mind that I tend to run these devices to the end of their lives. I switched from my PRS-500 (despite the buggy one-before-last firmware) to the Boox 60 just because I got it as a present. I will thank anyone who can answer some of the above questions, give some advice and propose other devices if they have any.

Replacement time for the old Hanlin V3

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 01:23:58 GMT

All, I'm on a Holiday from H*ll. I need to buy a replacement for my trusty Hanlin V3/Open Inkpot reader. I need the following requirements (In order of importance.) 1. Ability to side load my library. 2. Ability to organize my library on the reader (around 1800 books or so). (I would prefer a folder structure as all my e-books are organized so, plus all my other media files on all my other devices are set up the same way - consistency of data interface.) 3. Removable storage. 4. 6 inch or larger screen. 5. Buttons (optional). Any and all help would be appreciated.

Annotating academic pdf (without Sony dpt-s1)

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 07:45:19 GMT

Hello, I am so frustrated that I missed the Sony digital paper dpt-s1. In fact I even was in Japan a few months ago, trying to buy a dpt-s1 in Sony flagship Store in Osaka: it was discontinued there 5 days before I arrived... To make a long story short, I am searching for a e-ink device with pdf annotations and highlights capacities. The ideal device should also be able to export easily notes (or allow me to export the pdf with embedded notes). To rephrase it, I do not want my notes to be locked in the device. I searched on the forum for weeks, but I feel that users are not fully satisfied with current devices (pocketbook latest device, Boox max n96 or 13"3 etc). Which device in the current or near future market is the best for scribbling on an e-ink screen and reading pdf and exporting notes? Thanks in advance, Jean