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MobileRead Forums - Which one should I buy?

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

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300ppi reader with some kind of sync?

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:24:06 GMT

My Kobo Aura HD just died, and my previous thread ( didn't gather any answer, so I thought that I'll loosen the requirements. What reader with 300ppi screen would you recommend as Aura HD replacement? I'd love to have some sort of sync between that eink reader and an Android device. Right now I'm eyeballing: - Onyxboox C67ML Carta2: has android so I can probably cook something up (aldiko, fbreader?), too bad about the screen not being flushed - Tolino Vision 3 HD: has own "cloud" sync (although it seem to require account with a German/Austrian/Swiss bookstore), seems to have problems with zooming in on images, looks nice otherwise - Kobo Aura One: really high quality build, but no sync whatsoever, and unlikely to happen. Also, 8" might be bit on the big side. There's also Onyxboox Kepler Pro, which seems to have a lot of good stuff (nice screen, Android), but I just can't find a store in EU that sells it. Any other devices worth looking at?

Anyone own/used a Yotaphone for ereading?

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 01:44:05 GMT

This phone looks really good... and the price is so cheap now... less than AUD190 from reliable sources e.g. Look at that e-ink display... 960 x 540... looks like a very good device with ability to run full Android on the e-ink too. Anyone used or bought it? Care to share ebook reading experience? I have unfortunately spent a bit more for a Oukitel K6000Pro which comes with a 6000mAh battery (yes battery life is important for me)... but not good for ebook reading (I get headache staring at LCD for over 2 hours... and I use the computer too much as is). This could have cut it if I use the e-ink screen... Yotaphone 2 5.0 inch 4G Smartphone with ALWAYS-ON Back Screen Android 4.4 Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Quad Core 2.26GHz 2GB RAM 32GB ROM Corning Gorilla Glass 3 NFC Bluetooth 4.0 Main Features: Display: Front Screen: 5.0 inch 1920 x 1080 FHD Corning Gorilla Glass 3 442ppi Screen Back Screen: 4.7 inch E-ink Electronic Paper Display 960 x 540 Corning Gorilla Glass 3 235ppi Screen CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Quad core 2.26GHz GPU: Adreno 330 System: Android 4.4 RAM + ROM: 2GB RAM + 32GB ROM Camera: Dual Cameras, front camera 2.1MP camera, back camera 8.0MP Sensor: Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Compass Bluetooth: 4.0 NFC: Yes GPS: A-GPS + GLONASS SIM Card: Nano SIM Network: 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz 3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz 4G: FDD-LTE 1800/2100MHz

Looking for a replacement for my T68

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:20:25 GMT

Hey guys, I recently had my T68 stolen, so I'm looking for a replacement ereader for it and was hoping you guys could give me some direction. The ones that I was considering were the Onyx T76 and C67ML Carta 2, however, if you can convince me on a different one, I am open to suggestions. Here are the things that are important to me: * Less Common fullscreen refresh (I hate the fullscreen refresh, and I would like to see it as little as possible. And if it does happen, I'd like it to be fast) * MicroSD storage * High Resolution * Stable * Solid Construction * Frontlight * Good Battery Life * Easy to set up and use * Screen size at least the size of the T68's or greater (I realize the C67ML's size is smaller, but that's probably the smallest size I would consider.) * Android w/ Play Store (There are some apps that I want from Android that I just couldn't get on a non-android device) * WiFi Here are the nice-to-haves: * Good positions and feel for buttons * Ability to change the standby and off images * Extra buttons for custom functions * Black device * Bluetooth connectivity * A stylus for additional input (I still want to be able to control it with fingers) * Removable battery (no idea if any ereaders actually have this) * Audio (I'd probably never use this for audio books, but being able to listen to music while reading is appealing) And here are the things that bothered me with my T68: * Unstable (It would reboot whenever it was ~20% battery, and would also reboot sometimes when getting to a page with an image in one of my ebooks. This also tended to be when my battery was lower. Additionally, apps would hang a lot more often by the time it was stolen) * No way to control apps that used the volume rocker for paging (the page buttons were page up and page down, and I could find no way to toggle that) * The UI was ok, but it wasn't an amazing interface for organizing and searching through my ebooks. I would appreciate any suggestions you could give me. Also, comparing or contrasting suggested ereaders with the ones I am looking at or with the T68 would be greatly appreciated. :) Thanks for the help in advance! -God Ginrai

Odps compatible eReader

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 21:46:08 GMT

Good afternoon. I have been recently thinking of getting an e-paper eReader. I run a ubooquity server from home and wanted a reader I could use with is. However, my search for an odps compatible reader has turned up nothing. Are there any readers out there that could accomplish this task or am I wasting my time looking?

Kobo Glo HD , H20 or Paperwhite 3

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 20:30:01 GMT

Hey guys, I'm new to the forum let me just say it's great to be here and been reading in some of the threads. I currently have a kindle pw3 but would also like to purchase one for my wife. I'm leaning towards getting a Kobo for a different environment. From where I currently live I could purchase one from the bay shipped. Glo HD @ $110, H20 @ $128 and Kind paperwhite 3 @ $128. I don't mind losing amazon store and getting any support for either kindle or kobo is nil. Just like to know if I go Kobo is there anything I should be wary about and what would be the better deal for me? Thanks!:D

Looking for a new Ereader

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 12:24:11 GMT

Hi, I need a little help finding a new reader. I had a Sony PRST-1 and an Icarus Pocket (on loan) The thing I hated from the Sony was there was no way to keep my book in a file system structure. The thing I loved from the Icarus I put the books on a sd-card, put it in the Icarus and could browse the folders for the writer and book I want. I have a lot of books in directories on my pc The main two categories are Dutch and English books. In those directories are the names of the writers (A-Z) and in each letter the names of the writers. My wish-list is: sd-card File system structure that keeps intact e-ink 6" reader reads e-pub long battery life Witch new e-readers have those options?

Lost in conversion

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 09:01:46 GMT

Hello, I love books, I read them since I am a child, but I mean here real books. Now everyone is switching to e-reader, so I guess sooner or later I would have to convert if I don't want to be left behind... There is so many e readers out there, I don't know which one to get. I want one gives you the feeling you are reading a paper book, or in other words, the retain closest experience to real books. I don't know if I speak m mind

Looking for a new Kobo

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 19:16:07 GMT

Hey guys, My Kobo Glo HD died last week after accidentally getting stepped on (don't ask), so I'm looking for a new device. Unfortunately the Glo HD does not appear to be available anymore at our local stores. I purchased an Aura Edition 2 but am generally disappointed, it's certainly not worth almost as much as I paid for the Glo HD. If it helps, I'm from Canada, so Kindle and Kobo are pretty much what I'm looking at here. Right now I'm looking at eBay or Amazon, and have whittled it down to the original Aura, a Glo HD, or a Mini. I have a few questions; -How's durable is the original Aura? I hear it has a glass screen, so would it be one to scratch/break easily? -Also how's the screen, since it uses glass (more glare?) and a lower resolution than the Glo HD? The Edition 2 resolution is starting to grow on me, although I balk at the price compared to what I paid for the Glo HD, to use that as a yardstick. -How are custom fonts on the Mini? I believe I read somewhere that the Mini was around the 160s in terms of dpi. -Do the Aura and Mini have Pocket integration? -To anybody who has the Kobo Clip light for the Mini, how well does it work compared to a frontlight? I see a local Craiglist posting that bundles a case and the light with a Mini, which I'm also considering. -Also, any recommended sellers on eBay/Amazon? Basically the most important things for me are Pocket integration, readability, and also custom fonts, which should be no problem with the patching system. Thanks in advance for your help!