>tfw you like the kindle but otherwise hate amazon
Is it still worth buying if you get your legal ebooks from other sources and convert them or would one be better off just getting a Kobo?
The kindle is a great product. It doesnt break or go bonkers, or if it does because of a corrupted file you just factory reset it. Ive had my first gen touch for 6 years now, and I have 0 complaints.
I also use Amazon for all major purchases because prime pays for itself. I bought an entire home gym, probably 1/2 a ton of equipment including a deadlift platform and plates for 0 shipping.
That said I pirate 100% of my books.
>Isn't the voyage the best one out there at the moment?
199.99 USD says yes if you can win it in a raffle.
>Pirating everything is anglo privilege to be honest
That's not what the peer tracker on my utorrent client says. More like Brazilian and Dutch privilege.
Are those Dutch lads downloading Dutch literature or English stuff?
I'm Dutch and I generally pirate anything I want to read in English but run into problems with finding Dutch stuff sometimes.
If it is published as a pdf document from another doc file, like doc html or epub or whatever, it will convert fine except it will have headers and footers, which can be cropped out with any number of pdf croppers.
If it is a scan that has been OCR'd, you would be better off reading on a tablet or using a library.
you ever ran into formatting problems with converting?
I'm looking for a new ebook reader and I'll most likely get a kindle paperwhite, but I got all of my ebooks in .epub format (already know about calibre, just not about how seamlessly the conversion works)
>>7678951 here, still wondering about this question. Even people who say they hate Amazon seem to automatically go for the Kindle, and I can't work out why. The paperwhite and glo HD seem like pretty much the same thing for the same price.
epub to azw3 is lossless, azw3 is basically epub with a place for DRM, but any azw3 you pirate is going to be stripped.
Ive had converted mobi files with lots of images brick my kindle so that I had to reset it.
I read them on my Kindle Glowlight just fine. I convert the images with Kindle Comic Converter (there's a manga mode) and I can read pretty comfortably even though the Glowlight is small (it invisibly divides each page into four quadrants, and you can zoom in farther than that if you really need to, though that can sometimes be testy).
Only reason I didn't buy a Kobo is because I wanted to buy something physically, in-store, and if something broke, I wouldn't have to mail it back overseas.
The Kobo is like 20 bucks more expensive (in my region) than a current paperwhite. The specs are the same, but some youtube reviews mark the following differences:
>Kobo's screen is clearer and has a more blue hue to it's light than Kindle's yellowish hue
>Kobo's light can be turned off, Paperwhite only lowers it
>Kobo has more options as far as fonts go, also in sizes
>Kobo marks progress a bit more graphically than Paperwhite
>Kobo accepts many more formats than Paperwhite does
>Paperwhite has a better, more user-friendly interface
>Paperwhite is silightly lighter than Kobo
>Paperwhite rarely slows down, where Kobo can sometimes slow down while changing font styles and sizes
>Quick skim feature in Paperwhite that Kobo doesn't have
>Paperwhite's dictionary seems to be more complete than Kobo's
>Paperwhite has extra internet-dependent features (character context, wikipedia checks, etc) that Kobo doesn't have
They're pretty similar and the differences seem more like "X has this perk Y doesn't", but nothing that really makes one the clear choice over the other. If any of those little differences don't sway you, price might?
I got the paperwhite for christmas and that day I easily downloaded 3 books and was reading them on the kindle within minutes. if anything this actually encourages me to read more often. also the device itself is optimized for max comfy. in fact I'm going to close my browser and go read on my kindle.
I have a Paperwhite, of the 300 ppi ones, mangas look rather small and western comics need to be zoomed in.
It IS viable, but not comfortable.
Go for something bigger than 6", because this screen is small and you'll end up with your faced buried into your screen in order to be able to read the smaller letters.
My PRS-500 has just started to fail noticeably (battery life is very poor and artifacts persist after multiple refreshes) and after researching replacements I was shocked to find that an e-ink device market doesn't exist outside of three options, all unpalatable.
I don't know how to feel about e-readers. On one hand, they sound like they'd be cool to have during those periods when I'm too broke to afford physical books, but on the other hand, I've just been spoiled way too much by the 20 or so physical books I've read consecutively.
I'm a poorfag and I want to get more into reading. I want a cheap e-reader with a backlight. I know I can pirate any book and save a lot but I also think it' be cool getting a physical collection of books started.
I JUST DONT KNOW
If you can afford one now, I'd say get it. I did a lot of e-reading of books I pirated while bumming the local library's WiFi when I was so broke that I couldn't afford internet service. I didn't have an e-reader so it was all on my laptop. It would've been a lot better with an e-reader.
Not him but just get the kindle. It's perfectly fine.
If you hate Amazon, get the kobo. It's perfectly fine too.
Either one will become last years news when the new screen comes out next year or whenever.
I do, works like a charm. I submerged it in the bath completely once when drunk and the seal was perfect.
Got one for my mom too since she kept frying her kindles via the steam in the bath. Hasn't had problems yet, she had it since it came out and takes a bath pretty frequently.
The screen also looks great, and page turn lag is pretty short.
Look up some calibre shit to make bookshelves though, plus strip drm, add metadata, etc
Extremely simple once you've got it set up.
>Got one for my mom too since she kept frying her kindles via the steam in the bath.
Thanks for the reply. Good to know, I was wondering if getting a waterproof one wasn't overkill for just reading in the bath. I'll probably be getting one then.
Thank you as well.
Do you lads have any problems with your Kobos? Things you don't like about it that you didn't expect in advance?
Not really. Took me a bit too figure out ask the tricks with calibre, but that's it.
Most of my frustration is being autistic about covers showing up right, but you can bulk download metadata which makes it easy.
Also when scrolling through collections you'll sometimes accidentally click on a book and have to go back, you just end up doing it a certain way within like 5 minutes though.
And the menu.
The whole idea of paying not to have ads on a device that you already paid for should be enough to tell Amazon to go fuck themselves though.
They also routinely fuck over writers.
I read faster than e-paper refreshes. so no.
and I refuse to go through the hassle of all those copyright licensing shits so I cant customize the font, background ect. using a third party app. also needing to use epicly large fonts makesm e feel like I am reading twilight. I am used to shitty 10pt font used in cheap pulp.
kindle paperwhite, honestly. i've had both the kobo and the paperwhite, and my experiences with the kindle were way, way better.
that being said, if you prefer not converting files (even though it's no problem), you should go for the kobo, as most pirated files come in .epub format.
>I refuse to go through the hassle of all those copyright licensing shits so I cant customize the font, background ect. using a third party app. also needing to use epicly large fonts makesm e feel like I am reading twilight
What the fuck are you talking about?
>I read faster than e-paper refreshes
I seriously doubt it considering my Kobo changes an epub page instantly.
Was by chance the last time you tried an ereader 10 years ago?
even though i'm quite sure kobo's are fine and this was a very rare event, my kobo had some screen tearing after 3 months (even had a cover and everything), and it was randomly crashing.
that is all, honestly, in the end it's just your preference and whether you are bothered to convert files or not.
Wrong. Any country that has an Amazon page has them. I bought mine locally, outside of the US, and it has ads (even says so on the packaging, in my native language).
Not that a small banner on the bottom or cover in sleep mode really matters.
No, it's not all. The only inferior thing I know of on a Kobo Glo hd compared to the Kindle Paperwhite is that you're not able to read horizontally, everything else is superior.
Leaving the assistance out, of course.
All the reviews I've seen comparing the two admit it's not something overly noticeable, anon. It's just a bit of a sharper edge on the Kobo fonts, whereas Paperwhite is "softer". The only other relevant complaint I heard of was the whole "can turn off the backlight for Kobo, but not Paperwhite".
Do you have an objective, specific characteristic in which Glo's is better? You know, something not ridiculously vague as "it's just better"? Because I'd love to hear it, in case the reviews didn't go over it for some reason. You're on /lit/, be more descriptive, because at this point you're not really helping, just being a shill.
Load images on the devices and see what display is the best. Kobo's is better with no doubt.
>You're on /lit/, be more descriptive, because at this point you're not really helping, just being a shill.
You were the one who said things like
>nothing that really makes one the clear choice over the other
without motivating them, why would I have to if you don't?
You've yet to explain exactly how it's better. Videos are hardly as clear as I wish they were when it comes to resolution of the e-readers, but they looked pretty similar in the close-ups, so I can only go from what the specs are and what the various reviewers said.
Again, they mentioned specific things. Light, sharpness, how quickly the display changes, those kind of measurable things.
You're just saying "better," but without giving any specifics on why. The poster isn't asking to be motivated to buy one over the other, they're asking what the benefits are on each. I gave them the best I could, given the impressions I got from the reviews. I have no reason to motivate them either way, unlike you, apparently.
You continue simply being a shill (or have a hateboner for amazon, I'm not sure). If your intention is just to say "Kobo is better because I say so", that's alright, I guess.
People like these are the reason why I say that you faggots should make infographs for ereaders and ebooks.
I'm not your mother, champ.
I will limit myself to say that in the first or second comparison video you can clearly see how an image of a pdf rendered a hundred times better on the Kobo display, the Kindle's has shit grey tones.
There are people THIS braindead browsing /lit/ right now.
An ipad and an e-reader are not at all equivalent. They're both bad for your eyes and you can't remember as much, but ereaders are easier to read.
-t. a guy who's read books on ipods, ipads, and sampled ereaders at stores
Kobo Aura H2O currently has the largest (physically) screen out of any orders (excepting the sony e-paper thing but it's not really a general purpose e-reader being that it is made specifically to replace paperwork and such although I would have loved to have had one through grad school reading endless PDF journal articles, oh and they only support PDF so another reason it's not really an reader but whatever).
Also the Kobos, as a general thing, are much more customizable, though the kindles are more streamlined and have the edge in stability and such.
Only complaint I have about my H2O is having a touchscreen, but there aren't any e-readers these days that don't. Anyway, sometimes if I'm not careful it'll skip several pages since it's fairly sensitive.
Other than that it's been awesome. I've taken it with me on field work where I got drenched in sweat, read it poolside a bunch, or in the rain, as well as camping. I don't take baths so never tried that but I'm sure it would be fine.
I had a kindle keyboard before that also did all of the above flawlessly until it suddenly broke, but it's nice to have the peace of mind. Plus the screen on the H2O was a massive upgrade from my outdated kindle, and having the larger 6.8" screen is nice.
>this isn't /g/
Yeah, posts like yours make it very apparent.
It's very good, I've had it for a week now. It's the best in its price range. Be wary of Kobo's assistance though, you might want to get a Kindle depending on what you privilege, it's not like the difference is huge.
Ive had my first edition paperwhite since it came out. Im thinking about giving it to my mom and upgrading. What is the difference between paperwhite 2 and voyage? Why did amazon need to release 2 new ones in rapid succesion? (We know that the answer to that).
Someone finally puts it in the best possible and most concise way.
Paperwhite 3, you mean?
Voyage has a sensor for turning pagges, the bezel at the same depth as the screen, and it has auto brightness setting.
Paperwhite 3 is well, Paperwhite with a better screen (the same as voyage). Design is not as slick as voyage.
Would go for a Glo HD.
Jailbreaking fixes all of the issues with the Kindle though, just remember to put it in airplane mode ASAP and not configure wifi until you jailbreak.
I also find that the Kindles are slightly better built than Kobos. It's mostly a matter of preference and how bad you feel about supporting Amazon by buying their reader.
>All of the issues
Is there any advantage to be taken from it other than screensavers?
I have been looking around, but native epub feels pointless with calibre existing, and the alternative fonts thing seems pretty risky for something I don't even feel annoyed by.
That being said, getting your book cover to be the screensaver is maximum comfiness.
Theres a paperwhite 3? Jesus. Idk dude. I want to stick with a kindle, i have no need to go and change to a kobo. I download all my books for free, use calibre to put em on my kindle, etc. I have no issues. Ive never bought an ebook and never will.
Still undecided between newer paperwhite and voyage.
Amazon has the third world e-reader market pretty much monopolized. Nobody likes their closed everything bullshit but there is no alternative.
I really don't mind taking 5 seconds to convert to awz3 and transfer, installing an alternative software would take far more effort.