I want to get a e-reader for dat sexi e-ink but I read mainly color batman comics. Ereaders also seem to small for this, even if it was in B&W. Look at how tiny the Kindle Voyage is in this hand! Pathetic! What does anon do? My tablet is old and slow and not good for reading with the 60hz flicker.
Buy another tablet. You want to read color comics. An ereader is shit for that. They barely handle manga. They are for text. Almost any tablet would be better as long as it had say an SD card for expandable storage.
If you do want an ereader - For books that is - go with a paperwhite or kobo glo HD
If you need color an e-reader is not for you.
The Kindle Voyage renders text and grayscale graphics very well, the resolution is on par with the best tablets and smartphones out there. But it's still grayscale, and for comics, the screen is rather small, and e-ink's slow response time also means that zooming and scrolling doesn't work very well.
Go with the tablet.
Both 8" readers use Android and are hard to import if not in Europe. A bit less difficult to import if you're in USA. Illumina XL is newer and I like what I see in reviews.
Got a Kobo H2O and it's good enough. Koreader made it better but not by much. Wish it was bigger though.
Does anyone use a paperwhite for manga? I want to get one primarily for books but it still would be nice to have the option for both. I don't really want to deal with Kobo since I hear their customer service is shit and H2O is expensive.
Just tried it out with my PW3. Converted with Kindle Comic Converter to mobi. It seems to render fine and looks good, plus you can zoom in. It probably won't look as nice with cheaper kindles due to lower ppi.
>its hard on the eyes to read a regular display vs e-ink
e-ink is fantastic for books, but it's really not worth it for extensive pdf/image usage.
I bought a kobo HD to try that (I had a kindle keyboard before). It's a damn nice upgrade because everything is so crisp, but I only read text on it right now. E-readers are too slow to play around with pdfs/images, especially if you're zoomed in and dragging around.
Besides the speed, I still think 6.8" inch is too small for images, particularly when you can't zoom in and drag around practically.
Gi hard or go home I got a dpt-s1 and it's pretty fucking cool for b/w... but it costs 799.99
Do we have a cheaper alternative to the Kobo H2O yet?
It's winter and I take my e-reader to commute with me, and I'm starting to worry my e-reader won't last much longer since it's probably getting condensation from this.
Wouldn't be bad to be able to read when there's light snow/rain either, but I don't know about dumping $180 into a Kobo reader considering their shit customer support.
I don't know how to rotate on my phone. This is from a pathfinder book.
>e-ink is fantastic for books, but it's really not worth it for extensive pdf
Fucking bullshit. This was true maybe a couple years ago, but with koreader pdfs look fucking amazing on my kobo glo hd.
maybe you should read the rest of my post. It's not about how sharp/crisp the e-reader is, it's the snail processor on the e-readers. Great battery life, but they're just not made to handle PDFs unless you don't ever have to zoom in.
Maybe not a problem with comics, but with most book PDFs, not zooming in on those tiny font size would just be a different kind of eye-strain. In those cases, you'd be better off with a tablet and just turning down the brightness to the lowest.
I want to build a super low-power laptop that lasts for weeks or months using an ARM SoC and an e-paper display. Are there any decent 11"+ epaper panels out there for tinkerers to play with?
What I am telling you is there is no need for zooming in when you use koreader. If you really need to, you can turn it to landscape mode, but I have yet to find a pdf that wasn't completely readable even in portrait mode.
The default pdf viewer is absolute dogshit, but with koreader it is easily comparable with the epubs in nickel in terms of readability. And the refresh takes just as much time as refreshes for epubs in nickel (less than half a second) so I have no fucking idea what you are on about there either.
It is true that I only use book pdfs with one column though, I have no idea which pdfs you are trying it on.
I want to get a e-reader for a while now. Are there e-readers which run free (open source) software? Or even beter an open source hardware e-reader? What is the e-reader that RMS recommends?
>I have no idea which pdfs you are trying it on.
textbooks and journal articles.
If I had to read those again, I'd just get a cheap tablet next time around if only because color is sometimes essential (color-coded graphs or whatever) with some pdfs.
PDFs on e-readers are more of a bonus/extra feature for me, but not really a strength.
Well you don't really root your kobo, you just install startmenu and koreader by placing a script in the root directory of the reader and you are pretty much done. It also coexists perfectly with nickel so there are practically no disadvantages, and you also practically cannot fuck it up.
If you ever plan on reading anything other than (k)epubs I would strongly recommend it, since it supports pretty much any format you can throw at it and it actually makes a world of difference for pfs/djvus.
And yes, I am pretty sure you can also install games on your kobo, but you don't need koreader for that (just startmenu probably?).