kobo aura HD master race edition
kindle keyboardfag here, thing's been going great for the past 3 years
>Can't dual boot Android
>An inch smaller
>Well over 50 ppi less than the HD
>Worse resolution equals worse manga compatibility
>Can't exchange the internal storage if it fails since it's soldered to the board unlike the Aura HD.
>Same hardware specs processor wise.
No, you fucked up.
No, the only one that is even close to that range is the Sony DPT-S1 (13.3") and is sort of hard to get and the price is fucking ridiculous ($1100).
You might find chink readers out there with that screen size, but I wouldn't recommend it. Chink readers are even worse than Kindles most of the time.
Nothing wrong with white.
Kindle Keyboard 3G. Love it.
Just started reading Gibson's Neuromancer. Confusing so far.
No, the Aura HD is also great fpr manga. You might need to do some scrolling on other readers if they aren't scaled properly.
I have a Kindle Paperwhite, what's the best way to put manga on it?
Yeah, the Nook works fine for manga. I've read several of them and while the scrolling can be irritating at times, it's still better than using a tablet or a computer to read it.
I wish I had a Aura HD though, but it's rather expensive and rather hard to find locally (if I get import fees by importing it it'll be ridiculously expensive) so I have to agree there. Might get it later considering how good it is.
And as for the manga, it's TsunBaka. It's short, but gold.
How hard is it to get manga on an E-reader? All I use my Nexus 7 for is reading books and manga, but the screen does hurt my eyes after a while and it's also a bit heavy. The only thing keeping me from buying an e-reader is the hassle of getting my manga to work on it.
I'm looking to buy an e-reader for [spoiler]pirated[/spoiler] college textbooks, just so I have about 30 pounds less to carry around campus. Can any e-reader have books uploaded onto them? I'm under the assumption that they all allow highlighting and bookmarking? What e-reader is cheap but functions well with good battery?
I have a kindle that i've used for manga, it was fucking beautiful.
I merely slapped a zip folder full of numbered images into the correct folder and it showed that shit.
I've modified the firmware and such but it would have done that regardless.
It really does look nice, the blacks have a very ink-y feeling because thats how the entire thing fucking works, your eyes won't hurt because the screen doesn't refresh outside of displaying new shit, which is why the batteries last months at a time.
Depends on the reader's OS.
Doukan (Kindle custom firmware), Kobo's firmware and such can read manga by downloading the manga and zipping it normally.
Android (Nooks, certain Kobo devices like the Aura HD, some foreign readers like Tolino) can download manga through the mango app and view it through PerfectViewer for example (which is pretty much made for viewing manga), view it online using your typical manga applications or do it like the firmwares above.
I'd think reading manga on Android is easier than on the other firmwares, but it's not any form of hassle no matter what OS the reader is running.
Easy on the Aura HD at least, just copy images or archives onto an external sd card or transfer them with a usb cable. Reading manga with the official firmware on the HD is awful, it can't into folders. You can install Android but don't do this >>43278241
Thanks, I was looking into the kindle paperwhite but the Aura HD looks pretty nice too. I'm already used to reading on Android using mangawatcher and perfect viewer so installing Android onto the device sounds tempting.
Kobo Mini a best.
But seriously, it's pretty good. Decent battery life, cheap, and hold enough books for a week of nonstop reading.
The screen refresh is a bit shit, but whatever.
picked up one of these some time ago for either $35 or $45
only thing I have a problem with is I read through everything so quickly
I have a nook hd+, mostly for reading mango. It's pretty gud, high ppi display (256), and has a microSD slot for expandable storage. Also can watch anime on it. If you wanted to read plaintext books you're probably better off with e-ink. Only $150 which may or may not be pricey based upon your budget. Runs android but it's rootable. Perfect viewer is best app for reading manga. Battery life is amazing, I've left it in sleep mode for over a month and there's still reasonable charge left.
This right here
Much better without the stupid keyboard
I currently have a rooted Nook Simple Touch. I like having Android with e-ink, but as it's stuck at Android 2.2 and there isn't much app support for a version this old. I actually end up using the default Nook reader app most of the time.
I've tried manga on both my nook and a Kindle 3G I used to have, but never liked it. I like the e-ink, but the main complaint is the screen is too damn small. An 8" e-ink screen would likely be amazing for manga. I generally use my Nexus 10 for it currently, which is a nice experience, but still causes eye fatigue because of the backlit LCD.
Oh i just joined the thread to post that comment, I'm not the other guy. I want a full physical keyboard, fuck touchscreens. Maybe if you're working with a stylus, but inconvenient for that specific task. Every tablet has rocker buttons anyway yeah?
I've owned an e-reader that had touch screen for page turning (early nook) and I've got the kindle keyboard and buttons for turning pages is so much better. I used to find that sometimes the nook wouldn't register the first page turn so you'd touch it again and find it's jumped 2 pages. It made reading very frustrating.
No, but converting it properly first helps a lot.
Not sure about the Fire tablets, but the older Kindles/DX/DXG ereaders just let you drop shit in. Main thing with manga is they order them according to I think the last modified order as opposed to name/numbered order, but most converters deal with that.
They do need it and probably have it by now. The DXG is older tech, can't even set the time or date yourself without syncing with satellites or needing to "enable USBnetworking and shell into the Kindle to set the date from the command line" according to the guides I've found.
Needless to say my DXG usually thinks we're in March of 1970 but sometimes realizes it's 2014 for a few weeks.
confirmed for not reading books.
seriously, when discussing these things you have to say what you're going to use it for.
because you do _not_ want a big and heavy 6+" device for reading books, but it's nice for comics and magazines or pdf.
sony made some, for example.
this. touch sucks mate. why would I want a book to do stuff when I touch a page? i hate touch screen and the fact that anything might happen when i only wanted to grab the device.
i have to handle it wilk silk gloves or something, fukken sucks.
What if, now this sound crazy but hear me out, what if we had a thing that you held in your hand, kind of like how you hold a chopstick and used that to convey our action intentions to the screen? A sort of a stick-like device to which the screen reacts rather than to our naked touch. A tool to be grasped with the hand and used in an intelligent manner by a civilized human, instead of sitting in front of the shiny magic screen and poking it with your index finger like a test monkey at a laboratory.
Well ideally you'd have a navigation button - just up-down-left-right and a center button like on Nokia phones, maybe also page turn buttons along the edges, plus the stylus for word selection and writing.
I personally don't find it in any way inconvenient when I use my 3DS - I just keep the stylus in my hand while I hold it and use the buttons, then simply move my hand over the screen to operate things with the stylus. There are a couple of games where the touchscreen is basically segmented in 2-3 large buttons I can hit with my thumb and moving my hand to use the stylus on them would be too slow, but those are action-oriented games. For an e-reader I think the combination stylus + buttons would be perfect.