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Last Build Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:11:49 GMT


Could this be the DPT-S2

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:50:08 GMT

Received a survey from Sony and saw this!!

Delete Hoopla iOS

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:17:04 GMT

The new version of Hoopla for iOS doesn't work as an update. It crashes when you try to stream. The way to get Hoopla to work is to delete the app and reinstall.

"Go to random page in book" button in e-reader

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:35:57 GMT

Hi. Could someone know if there exists a function which can direct into a random page of the reading book in e-reader? I'd like to know if some e-ink reader has it's ability, or, if not, maybe some software has which can be installed on a specific device? I am reading books which has very hard to maintain sequential reading than reading with random pages and it'd be nice if there's an opportunity to just tap one button in opened book to change current page to random to keep reading further continuously and interesting :book2:! Thank you for your help!

Aura H2O Font size mismatch (downloaded epubs via Calibre vs. Kobo epubs & articles)

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:17:17 GMT

Most of my books are downloaded from other sources, and I use Calibre to get them onto the Kobo Aura H2O. I can't remember ever telling Calibre to do anything to the font size, but all the books that I get on there that way have fonts almost twice as big as those used for Pocket articles and Kobo epubs. Does anyone/everyone else have this problem? Any tips on how to fix it? Kobo customer support brush me off with 'Given that these are third party titles, we are unable to fix these formatting differences.' But this is essentially all third party titles!

C67ML, recommended update?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:57:00 GMT

Hi, quick question: I have a C67ML since 3 years ago, non-Carta. Never have updated it BUT I ROOTED IT. Do you recommend a firmware update? Which version? Will i have any trouble since it is already rooted? THX

Can Japanese Kindle be used in English?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:50:51 GMT

I've never owned a Kindle, and am now tempted by a local sale of "Model: 905A [Kindle PaperWhite 2 (2013) WiFi (Japan)]" Photo below. Supposedly old stock, still boxed, from Japan. Am I correct that it can be switched to use English? By a normal system setting, or is some hacking/rooting involved? Image:

Epub Search bug, cause identified

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:44:49 GMT

After some more testing and re-testing, I have found what is causing search to fail on some epub's. Books that don't have a Toc entry for every file. It's kind of ironic that search works perfectly for the same books in Kepub, (which traditionally has problems with such content.)

my quest for an e-ink typewriter

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:26:38 GMT

So the Freewrite ( is an interesting concept. But it's a little bit too limited: only one keyboard layout, and no arrow keys. It also costs $500. Since seeing the Freewrite (formerly Hemingwrite) I have been looking for a way to get the same, or better, functionality. What I want: * an e-ink screen (at least 6") * receiving input from a keyboard without requiring an additional power source while typing * that syncs what I write to the cloud (with something like What I'd prefer, but am happy to compromise on: * Bigger screen with good resolution * Wired keyboard instead of bluetooth keyboard (or ideally, the option to do both) There has been much discussion of this topic at this thread (, which is a couple of years old, but I don't think anyone has been able to build something that fulfils my three criteria. It definitely is possible. This person has made it work with the Onyx Kepler and a bluetooth keyboard. In the video below, someone appears to be able to make it work with the Onyx Boox T68 and a wired keyboard. However, I am not sure this person is doing it without an external power source. The Android e-readers that I know of which have Bluetooth capability are: * Onyx Kepler * Onyx Kepler Pro * Onyx Boox C67ML * Onyx Boox T68 * InkBook Prime Of these, the only ones I can find to buy are the InkBook Prime (amazon). The others all seem sold out. It is very difficult to figure out whether an e-reader has the hardware capability to power a USB keyboard. For instance I bought the Icarus Illumina, but it appears ( it cannot power a keyboard. If you know of any devices that are definitely able to do this, please let me know. Thanks! :)

Connect Icarus Illumina 6" to keyboard

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:55:23 GMT

Hello, I have been trying to connect the Icarus Illumina 6" ( to an external USB keyboard. I rooted the device, and used a usb otg cable. It it did not work - the Icarus showed no sign of recognising the keyboard. Is the Icarus hardware incapable of providing enough power in USB host model to power a computer? Or is it a software issue that could be fixed on a rooted device? Thanks! :)

How good are Kobos for pure sideload

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:43:57 GMT

What I mean by this is: - regular epub books loaded through file transfer instead of Kobo's desktop app (and only regular epub, not kepub) - my personal favourite set of fonts (because I don't like any of the stock ones all that much) - will keep wifi off as much as possible and therefore not sync with bookshelf in the cloud; but might use web browser to download books from my personal cloud server in reading emergencies I get the sense from following the forum that I will lose capabilities if I use a Kobo in this way, but it isn't clear to me exactly which ones. For example, I believe I will lose: - advanced font display options (but keep line spacing and margin options?) - text layout slightly less advanced with epubs versus kepubs (will I get kerning, ligatures and hyphenation? ) - extra metadata provided by Beyond the Book - collections/tags/bookshelves? I can't remember if I can create and populate these solely on device versus using the application or Calibre Is that right? Anything I missed? To me, the main selling point of Kobos is the convenience of finely graduated font sizing on device so without that I'm not sure what else I would like better on Kobo.

C67ML Carta vs Carta2: which battery last

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:55:52 GMT

Hi! I'm looking for a good ereader to replace my old and basic Kindle. I'm looking something affordable, with back light and battery endurance. I got attracted by the C67ML model and discovered the 3 flavors: standard, Carta and Carta2. Now, what about battery performance?. I can imagine that Carta's versions performs better due the 3000mAh battery pack (according but which one would you recommends? I rather prefer better battery performance instead of highest resolution, so If Carta performs better than Carta2, I will choose it. Have anyone compared this two models? Any idea is welcome! Thanks in advance,

Charging Light

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:52:39 GMT

I noticed today that, on my Aura One running firmware 8966, the charging light doesn't change from amber to green when the battery is at 100% anymore. With the rapid fire release of firmware's it's hard for me to tell when it started doing this. Just thought I'd mention it.

Can TTF fonts be added to Kindle 5 NT?

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:18:10 GMT

Hello, Have just bought a Kindle 5 Non Touch (s/w version 4.1.3). It only has one (unnamed) font. Can truetype fonts (e.g. Vollkorn or Chareink) be added?

New 10-inch e-ink reader with stylus: Peacelevel Page X

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:23:03 GMT

Just spotted these on Aliexpress: The X supports both touch and stylus input, the X1 is touch only. The specs and marketing seem very similar to the ReMarkable slate which is currently on pre-order. I prefer the ReMarkable's symmetrical layout, but these are available now, and slightly cheaper. There may be software difference as well. I sent some questions to the seller, who replied promptly: - The screen is glass, not plastic ๐Ÿ˜ข - You can sideload apk-s. Glad to see that Onyx is getting some healthy competition! What do you guys think about these devices? Sent from my YD201 using Tapatalk

Kobo Aura One: ComfortLight

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:58:14 GMT

Dear all, having just received another new Kobo Aura One (my third device since release, I have returned the other two) I am wondering: Does anyone here actually have a device on which the ComfortLight is evenly distributed across the screen, especially when set to low intensity (which would be the typical situation for that feature for me). Why I am especially curious: All three Aura Ones have had their green blotches in different spots (all at the bottom of the screen though, one almost in the center, one more on the right, the current one more on the left) which leads me to conclude that the issue is with quality control and not with the design per se (i.e. they did not forget to put an LED in some spot). Needless to say, I will return that third Aura One because itโ€™s not worth full price for me. But I thought it might be helpful to share my info and to collect more in order to inform prospective buyers. Edit: The poll is multiple choice in case voters have had more than one Aura One