Whats the best ebook reader out there? What's your and why did you pick it?

Whats the best ebook reader out there? What's your and why did you pick it? Prices of these thing seems to have skyrocketted, I remember buying one years ago for like 60$ and theyre all 300 now.

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have a Kindle oasis and like it. Got it from my mom for free since she wasn't using it. I like having physical buttons for page turning and the ability to turn off the touch screen.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have a kindle scribe. I'm very happy with it it has a large screen and I can write on it as if it was paper.
    It's expensive yes. If you don't have the money just buy a cheap model. There are still plenty of models that are around $60. They will be equivalent to what you bought years ago.
    Personally I have an income and I spend a lot of time reading so having a premium model is worth it.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have a Kindle Paperwhite from 2015 and it's never let me down

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    any recent one with absolutely 0 backlight? I hate this shit, I love the ones that legit looks like printed paper

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      pretty sure you can turn off the backlight on any model that offers it, otherwise it wouldn't be a real ereader

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You can turn off the backlight dumbass.

      https://i.imgur.com/gqHdHmv.jpeg

      Whats the best ebook reader out there? What's your and why did you pick it? Prices of these thing seems to have skyrocketted, I remember buying one years ago for like 60$ and theyre all 300 now.

      My Kindle Paperwhite 2021 works like a charm.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      My poor eyes NEED the backlight.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      pretty sure you can turn off the backlight on any model that offers it, otherwise it wouldn't be a real ereader

      You can turn off the backlight dumbass.
      [...]
      My Kindle Paperwhite 2021 works like a charm.

      My poor eyes NEED the backlight.

      I pre-ordered the kobo libra color and it just arrived yesterday. As someone who came from a kindle paperwhite (2014), I'm really liking the kobo so far. Physical page turn buttons, the ability to upload pdfs and epubs (and other file types) to google drive on my phone or PC and have them sync directly to my kobo, how responsive it is due to the faster processor, how hackable and "open" the device is in general, third party readers like plato and koreader that you can just install, kobo's price match guarantee (I just got back $10 this morning) and the color e-ink screen.

      Some people don't like the "screen door" effect and the slightly darker screen the color layer adds to the libra color as compared to the libra 2 but I like it. It gives it an "old newspaper" effect that is so nostalgic. The darker screen isn't an issue because if you read it in sunlight there's basically no difference and if you're reading in the dark you can just increase the brightness on the backlight.

      I got an ebook reader because I moved to a non English speaking country and English books are not as easily accessible here. Shipping costs quickly add up and I can't always lug 50 books back home whenever I go to see my family. In addition, I look at a computer all day for work but I still want to read after so I wanted something that would reduce eye strain. I also read pdfs of some really obscure and out of print books that I download from internet archive.

      There are some books (very few) that you won't be able to get in a digital format but for the above reasons, I think my purchase was completely justified.

      I have one of the 6 inch kobos and I've been very happy with it. I thought the size might be too small but since you can change the font and margin sizes it hasn't been a problem, and it's nice that it fits comfortably in a coat pocket. The screen is matte, so no noticeable fingerprints and it is readable in the sun. I usually keep the backlight off, but when I do use it I never need to go above 1% brightness. You can also adjust an orange tint on the backlight to make it easier on the eyes, and the battery lasts for weeks.
      The reason I chose Kobo over Kindle is that I heard Kindles come with DRM designed to cuck you into only using Amazon's ebook format, and to force you to use their store. It's possible that has changed on newer Kindle models but it is something to be wary of. With Kobo, I just download whatever I want in epub, transfer the files from my desktop to the reader, and it just werks.

      >backlight

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >uhh it's actually called frontlight
        FRICK OFF NERD

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    Towering above her, drumming my fists onto my chest, I scream at the top of my lungs: "I am that gorilla dick pussy god, I make dyke pussy wet“. Over and over. She suddenly starts to drift in and and out of consciousness so I release the pressure on her neck ever so slightly and bow down towards her head, whispering lovingly into her ears: "What if its a gift. What. If. It. Is. A. Gift."
    It was the last thing that b***h ever heard.

    Fin.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >benis
      Lol

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        :DDD

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I pre-ordered the kobo libra color and it just arrived yesterday. As someone who came from a kindle paperwhite (2014), I'm really liking the kobo so far. Physical page turn buttons, the ability to upload pdfs and epubs (and other file types) to google drive on my phone or PC and have them sync directly to my kobo, how responsive it is due to the faster processor, how hackable and "open" the device is in general, third party readers like plato and koreader that you can just install, kobo's price match guarantee (I just got back $10 this morning) and the color e-ink screen.

    Some people don't like the "screen door" effect and the slightly darker screen the color layer adds to the libra color as compared to the libra 2 but I like it. It gives it an "old newspaper" effect that is so nostalgic. The darker screen isn't an issue because if you read it in sunlight there's basically no difference and if you're reading in the dark you can just increase the brightness on the backlight.

    I got an ebook reader because I moved to a non English speaking country and English books are not as easily accessible here. Shipping costs quickly add up and I can't always lug 50 books back home whenever I go to see my family. In addition, I look at a computer all day for work but I still want to read after so I wanted something that would reduce eye strain. I also read pdfs of some really obscure and out of print books that I download from internet archive.

    There are some books (very few) that you won't be able to get in a digital format but for the above reasons, I think my purchase was completely justified.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Kindle Scribe, maybe Remarkable 3 when it comes out. Their price are somewhat irrelevant since you do not have to buy many books.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Lot of books I can't find at a library or buy so just download free copies electronically to read. Will read them on a PC or phone.

    Being able to access virtually any book or document for free in an instant via the internet is pretty amazing. There is nothing like a physical book, but some books are hard to find, very expensive, or out of print.

    I keep a copy of the holy scripture in print and have a bunch of books from various people over the years, friends and family, have bought and shared some with others as well.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It is nice just to read a book on your phone instead of some kind of mindless distraction. It takes more focus and effort, but reading is rewarding in many ways.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My issue with these is that I often read PDFs and these things are terrible with PDFs. Epubs are great though, but theyre really only for novels.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just install Koreader

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kindle Scribe is large enough to make PDF reading comfortable.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        But then you can't hold it comfortably.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's the size of a regular book (not pocket format) but lighter, thinner and without having to double the size by opening it. For me it's the perfect size. I read in bed, on my side, I don't have any issues. It's still way more convenient than any physical book when reading in bed.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I had the same problem and purchased a 13.3" Boox ereader. It would be great for text books but have never really used it. Would use calibre to convert it to epub and just put up with shit formatting on a Kobo H20 6.8". If I didn't convert the file each partial pdf page would hang at my reading speed.

      I managed to drop the H20 too many times and recently got the Kobo Libra 2 6.8" and find its fast enough to render pdfs so its actually quite manageable now.

      Its loading a page at a time and every 2nd 'page turn' has some repeated text from the previous page but its always in the same spot. If I was bothered I imagine I might be able to set up the crop to avoid this.

      Only ever had the had the larger Kobo models with back lights. Every time I needed a new one I'd look at the Kindles but they always came across as more expensive and less 'open'.

      I see kindle mentioned so often in these threads that I suspect astroturfing by amazon. The only conceivable advantage it its connected to the Amazon store which wouldn't confuse the tech illiterate?

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I got a Kobo Libra 2, specifically because it has buttons, and you can pirate on it without hassle. It's pretty alright.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Been thinking about picking one up too

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I use my phone and pirated epubs

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I use my Nintendo DS

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have one of the 6 inch kobos and I've been very happy with it. I thought the size might be too small but since you can change the font and margin sizes it hasn't been a problem, and it's nice that it fits comfortably in a coat pocket. The screen is matte, so no noticeable fingerprints and it is readable in the sun. I usually keep the backlight off, but when I do use it I never need to go above 1% brightness. You can also adjust an orange tint on the backlight to make it easier on the eyes, and the battery lasts for weeks.
    The reason I chose Kobo over Kindle is that I heard Kindles come with DRM designed to cuck you into only using Amazon's ebook format, and to force you to use their store. It's possible that has changed on newer Kindle models but it is something to be wary of. With Kobo, I just download whatever I want in epub, transfer the files from my desktop to the reader, and it just werks.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tangent question: if I buy an ebook on Amazon using Kindle, what format can I download it in? Or is it only an online ebook that I have to read using their website?

    I'd like to get it in EPUB format but I've never bought anything on Amazon before and don't know if it's possible to get that. I've only used their online Kindle reader with books that authors were making freely available to get reviews.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The format is irrelevant since you will only be able to read the ebook using Amazon products. You can download the ebook on your kindle but not export it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you can DeDRM them (just look up DeDRM) and convert to epub but you'll likely have an easier time pirating off annas archive unless it's a book that hasn't been uploaded before.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It isn't uploaded anywhere, unfortunately. I've looked, a lot. Thanks, I'll look for that tool. Can I at least download the ebook to my computer in some known format? Is it the AZW3 format?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          its a bit complicated but you can use these guides:
          https://github.com/noDRM/DeDRM_tools/blob/master/FAQs.md
          https://github.com/noDRM/DeDRM_tools/blob/master/ReadMe_Overview.txt

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Isn’t it the case that you can’t import from libgen on kindles? That alone was enough for me to get a Kobo. Just upgraded to a Kobo

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's not true, you can import any format on Kindle, including epub. Exporting is harder.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just read epubs and pdfs I download from z-library on my cellular

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I got the PocketBook Era 64GB a few weeks ago. E-Ink is the best. I struggle to see any reason to go back to real paper unless I'm collecting something rare.
    Pocketbook is German made, proprietary software, and has lots of space on device. Id recommend any ereader with buttons for turning the pages. Get yourself a cover protector that feels premium af and cant go wrong really.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Oh, my mistake, its Swiss actually. Era feels great to hold in your hands is all Im getting at. Dont settle for cheap shit since you'll want to read on it for quite a long time.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Oh, my mistake, its Swiss actually. Era feels great to hold in your hands is all Im getting at. Dont settle for cheap shit since you'll want to read on it for quite a long time.

      >The company was founded in 2007 in Kyiv, Ukraine, and its headquarters were shifted to Lugano, Switzerland in 2012.
      Sorry, I don't support israelites.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    is there any sort of study that says physical books are retained better? i feel like i saw that once at some point in my life and its honestly been keeping me from using my kindle as much.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this one says otherwise, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-9817.12337
      i imagine if there were any differences, it would be way too minute to actually matter.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        alright cool back to using it i go.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have a secondhand Boox device, the nova air. It's pretty nice. Android based so you can stick Mihon or whatever on there for manga.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm on the verge of buying an e-reader just so I can buy oficial digital releases. I'm tired of weird typos and random missing chapters in Anna's archive books.

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I love the kindle but the battery in those things is cheap shit, nintendo controllers last like 70 hours longer

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Mine lasts around 4 weeks with 2 hours of use every day.

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I love those goofy ah kindle covers

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