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kobo aura HD master race edition
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>>43275336
>white
Absolutely disgusting.
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Im selling mine because I read more on my phone. One less device.
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I would never buy a device that ugly and I would never buy an ereader without a cover. like the on the Paperwhite has.
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>>43275336
> No page turn buttons
dropped
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Does it support Djvu?
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kindle keyboardfag here, thing's been going great for the past 3 years
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I'm hoping another company will eventually release a competitor to this.

It's nice just not perfect.
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Sony PRST1 here.

It's been great but the battery seems to be fucked now. Will randomly go from a full charge to shutting down due to low power.
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>>43275542
>2014
>buttons instead of touch
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>>43275445
white is futuristic, it looks pretty cool
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>>43275445
>paper is black
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>>43275336
>HD instead of the non-HD version

you fucked up
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>>43275871
>Progress
>Rubbing your greasy fingers all over a screen
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>>43275472

How much? / Where?
I been wanting to buy one but that damn 170$ price tag...
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Is there a 1440p e-reader?
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Kindle Paperwhite here. My keyboards screen randomly died on me. The backlighting is great.
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>>43276325
Kobo Aura HD is 1440x1080 and that's the highest one you can get. If you can find any pixels on the Aura HD you need to take an eye exam or become Maverick from Top Gun.
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>>43275990
>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.
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Is there a good ereader that has a 9-10" screen?

Only one I could find was the kindle dx and that thing is mad expensive considering how outdated it is
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>>43277116
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.
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Kindle 4 with duokan.

Besides the lack of 3g it's the best device considering the 49 bucks it cost.

Pyrus mini is also pretty nice. small, durable. No wifi though
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>>43277056
The problem isn't the pixel density. It's the shitty scaling on mangas like the one I posted, with really thin lines.
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>>43277279
Yeah, I can't read some manga on my 1200 pixels high monitor, I assume the problem will exist on readers too.
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>>43277316
Do you know if you can read jpg/png folders or archive with the Kobo?
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>>43277345
Rar and zip files, yes. Doesn't support folders inside them though.

>>43277279
I've never had an issue unless it was a double page image.
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>>43277366
Does that mean I must put every image in the same zip?
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>>43277385
Yes as far as I've found. It's a bit picky.
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>>43277434
Hmmm. I'll maybe buy it. Anything comparable (for resolution and archive suppot)?
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>>43277279
So Tablets are only good readers for mango to tell the truth?
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>>43275445
Nothing wrong with white.

Kindle Keyboard 3G. Love it.
Just started reading Gibson's Neuromancer. Confusing so far.
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>>43277506
Well, I don't possess any scans longer than 1440 so the aura HD seems cool for me. I was worried about detailed mangas like >>43276325 and shitty bilinear downscaling.
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>>43275992
>having dirty and greasy ass fingers

Stop eating fucking cheetos while jerking of to Taiwanese cartoon sex mangas and you might be able to use touchscreen devices you fat fuck
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Are the ebooks on the Kobostore riddled with DRM like Amazon's ones?
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>>43277544
>and shitty bilinear downscaling.
then resize it before putting it onto the device
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>>43277607
Fucking hassle man. Even good algorithms like Hanning or Lanczos looks shitty when you don't resize A LOT (1500 --> 1440 will give an horrible blur).
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bamp
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>>43277506
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.
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>>43277900
Bud damn, HD is fucking expensive, probably more expensive than my computer.
This Nook looks good and it's relatively cheap for my poorfag wallet

also souce on the manga?
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I have a Kindle Paperwhite, what's the best way to put manga on it?
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>>43278085
kindle comic converter
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>>43277515

>kindle
>pebble

turboconsumer detected
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>>43275336
m-master race
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>>43278041
If 150 dollar or so is a huge investment for you, and more than your computer is worth, you should probably kill yourself.
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>>43278385
>$150
Well, in my shitty country it cost ~$243
>you should probably kill yourself
>implying I was not thinking about it
inb4 neet.I actually work
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>>43278041
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.
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>>43278241
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NetBSD 7 will support the Kobo Touch. Get hyped.
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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.
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>>43275336
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?
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>>43279063
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.
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>>43279063
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.
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>>43279063
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
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>>43279135
>>43279165
>>43279176
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.
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>>43279478
>not using Comics Reader or A Comic Viewer
ISHYGDDT
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>>43277515

how come you have a shiny screen instead of a matte one, must suck when the sun is out
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>>43280533
It's a Swindle. You get what you pay for.
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Kobo Wireless here. I never use mine. What do you guys read on them?
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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.
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>>43280801
hentai doujins
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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
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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.
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>>43278241
What are you doing there?
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>>43283486
breaking my Aura HD screen
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This right here
Much better without the stupid keyboard
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Kindle Paperwhite, not rooted or anything. It does everything I need.
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I just bough a Kobo Aura instead of the Kobo Aura HD since the Kobo Aura HD doesn't appear to have pinch to zoom for PDF's.
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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.
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>>43280819
>At the Mountains of Madness
Mah Niggurath
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Reading is for faggots.
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>>43278241
Late post, but are you fixing your kobo? If so, where did you get a substrate replacement?
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>>43279165

Have a similar guide for linux?
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Is there an ereader that does epubs, djvu, and possibly ghostscript, and doesn't have any shitty wireless radios? Bonus for backlight and floss OS.
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>>43280830
I would do this if I didn't use my Kobo Aura HD at work quite a bit. It needs like private folders or some shit.
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>>43277569
>not accepting that you will always have oily fingers, because thats just what your body does.
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>>43289009
>not wearing latex gloves fulltime
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>>43289023
you've now lost the argument and therefore conceed that buttons for page turning are superior compared to touch screen. Now the market needs to learn this.
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>>43275725
I need to buy a spare for when mine dies. There are no current ones that are that size, have page turn buttons and aren't backlit.
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>>43289061
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?
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>>43283694
I own that and the kindle keyboard and I find the KK much easier to hold onto.
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>>43289085
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.
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>>43277506
No, but converting it properly first helps a lot.
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>>43289484

I tought kinde only supported files from amazon...
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>>43289717
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.
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>>43277279
why not just scale them beforehand to the readers' resolution?
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>>43289809
Is the kobo any better in the file ordering system and the suported file types?

Want a cheap one for manga reading and taking to uni instead of actual, you know...books...
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When will the next generation of Paperwhites be released?
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I am waiting for reviews for PocketBook 840
it's expensive but it has 8" screen with 1600x1200 resolution
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>>43289484
E-ink displays definitely need better contrast and more shades of gray.
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>>43289957
>it's expensive but it has 8" screen

so it's doubly shit?

inb4 it's for chinese comics
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>>43289999
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.
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What would be the best e-reader to buy for reading manga?
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>>43275871
>unreliable gesture detection instead of tactile feedback
>any accidental touch makes it go crazy and flip pages left and right
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>>43277108
It can boot android? Holy shit, I didn't know this, I might try it out.
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>>43277056
The russians are working on a 1600x1200 one.
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>>43275336
Where can I get one of those Aura HD's in America?
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>>43286728
Kindle Comic Converter. It packages up manga exactly as that guide says and can output in many different formats, not just for kindle.
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>>43290023
>shitting on 8" screens
Nigga, you an ant or something?
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I'm in the market for a E-Reader, but other then just reading documents I also need it to play MP3s. What E-Reader plays MP3s?
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>>43290887
I have kindle touch, it does. No idea about others.
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>>43290786
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.


>>43290887
sony made some, for example.
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>>43290938
>confirmed for not reading books.
Yes, alright - I do want it for manga.
I don't think it will be too big for books though. A standard A5 page is almost 8 inches anyway.
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Using paperwhite 2.

I don't care about chinese comics but converting pdfs to something readable is a pain and there's no way to zoom in and out properly on pdfs.
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>>43280819
Anon ,what is the font default on kobo?
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>>43275871
>>43290697
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.

kindle4 masterrace
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>>43292064
i think the best would be a little switch that disables the touch screen

selecting words sucks with buttons
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>>43292093
something like that maybe. even so, buttons for next/prev are a must
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>>43292105
i'm all for page turning buttons.

but the problem is when the buttons are bad and/or they wear out, as it's the case on the nook st.
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>>43292093
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.
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>>43292172
that sounds inconvenient when reading though

maybe if the screen only reacted to swipes so you can touch it without nothing happening. i don't know
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>>43292169
my kindle is 3 years old and no signs of wear on the buttons.
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>>43292187
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.
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Had 3 Kobo Aura HD, but they all had tiny specks of dust stuck under the screen, so I gave up,got refunded and bought a refurbished kindle for 30 €, no problem so far
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