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Are Kindles the best ereader on the market or is it a meme device?

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Are Kindles the best ereader on the market or is it a meme device?
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Why can't it be both?
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It's a meme. Just use your phone.
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>>51487645
Meme.
Kobos are better.
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depends on your needs entirely. I love it. has no issues with pirated books either.
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>>51487645
>2015
>doesn't dowload ebooks
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>>51487645
Its amaznig, it has long battery life, i once left it on my desk unused for a month and it was around 50%, and no problem with pirated books
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i have the new kindle paperwhite and love it.

its a fantastic little e-reader. i have most of my textbooks on it and a nice selection of books i enjoy reading and still need to read. just finished reading forever war.

its battery is amazing. i can go about 24 hours of nonstop reading on a single charge with about 30% brightness level. so that equates to 8 hour a day reading sessions i can go about three days before i need to charge it.

its display is extremely nice. best e-reader display out there imo. text are extremely crisp and appeal almost as if you were looking at a real printed piece of paper. the text almost pop out and makes you feel like you could feel it. the texture of the screen itself is a matte texture so no reflection and the feeling of it does feel very similar to that of paper.

its very light weight and makes carrying it around a breeze. for classes all i lug around is my laptop and kindle.

amazon's store has pretty much every book you can imagine for the kindle. i haven't found a book that it didn't have yet. it also supports other formats like pdf's, doc(x)'s, mobi, and such. only downside is lack of epub support but there are a plethora of converters for that.

the kindle's UI and reading feature set is what really makes it shine. the highlighting, comments (notes), dictionary, x-ray, wikipedia lookup's, and translations are exceedingly useful. you can also have it show you page by page most common highlights and notes. for textbooks this is quite useful because its a great indication that a certain passages and/or phrase is something useful and you should focus on it because 2000+ other individuals highlighted and / or left notes on it as well.

it has all the basic functionality one would except. the ability to change font, font size, line spacing, margins, chapter, page browsing, and such.

overall i find the kindle series to be the best e-reader. amazon has done a simply marvelous job with them and backed them up with a superb store.
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>>51488950
Well shilled.
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I want a Kobo Glo HD but €130 seems a bit steep.
Doesn't seem like it'll drop in price soon either.
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I'm waiting for a larger e-reader to hit the market. I'm tired of shitty 6'' displays. I've had a Paperwhite 3 for 3 months and decided to sell it.
6'' is simply too small.

Hopefully Amazon will release an 8'' e-reader in the next couple of years.

>inb4 Kobo h20
6.8'' is not enough, either. I want a screen that's the size of a regular Paperback book, not a fucking smartphone.
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Any opinions on that new water proof Nook?
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>>51488178
>left it on my desk unused for a month
so it sucks then.
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>>51489028
>tfw this is not yet a product that's available everywhere for a reasonable price
why even live
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I have a kobo glo, it's decent but pretty cheap looking for its price.
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>>51488950
>amazon's store
Don't tell me you actually buy ebooks.
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>>51489114

Not everyone is a useless leach anon...
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>>51489136
I agree. Not all ebook shops are parasites to authors like Amazon is.
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>>51488950

Most obvious shill award goes to you, my friend

>Use i instead of I
>remove punctuation
>they'll never notice tee hee
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>>51489114
Some books are unavailable otherwise. You won't see any book for free if no one bought them in the first place.
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>>51489297
not really, just someone who really likes their kindle

>pic related.
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How difficult is it to get manga onto a kindle, and does it look good?
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Kobo Glo HD questions:

Does the light turn off completely?

How small does the text go?
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>>51490673
>Does the light turn off completely?
Yes.
>How small does the text go?
Fairly small? They don't list actual font sizes, it's just a slider. I tend to keep it pretty close to the smallest setting when I'm reading.
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>>51489849

Easy, just folders with images
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>>51487645
It doesn't have an SD slot and only 2GB of storage.
There are cheaper alternatives that have more features with the same quality screen.
That said, the Kindle shows a page of Yotsubato in the Manga Mode tutorial.
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Grab a kobo
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>>51491294
Used to do this, but a tablet, literally any tablet is infinitely better for manga.
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Base Kindle Model vs Base Kobo Model?
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>>51489091
Different anon but,

Fuckin $800 wtf It's pretty much everything I'd wanted out of an ereader. But it's at the pricepoint of an average tablet that would provide more function.
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>>51487645
Kindles are god-tier for actual books. Idk about manga.
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>>51491294

What are some good resources to get epubs for the kindle keyboard? I recently found mine and can't really find much use for it outside of a book pirate device.
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EReader's are a meme
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>>51492601
Explain
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>>51492699
>>51492699
I built a bookshelf and only put my kobo and my kindle on it and felt like an idiot.
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>>51487645
Sony dpt-s1 is probably the best in every way but dpi
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>>51487645
Everything is a fucking meme on /g/. Even the word meme is a meme, just buy what you want, nothing you get HAS to be approved by /g/. I can admit some things on /g/ are good, but if you follow all of it you will turn into an asshole with no life.
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I just want a bigger screen
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>>51492825
>Even the word meme is a meme

hurr even a plate is a plate.
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>>51487645
e-ink is disgusting. get a fucking iPad already it's 2015
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>>51491294
>his device doesn't support ZIP, RAR, CBR

LOL pathetic
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>>51492790
what font is that

it looks like something straight out of xkcd.com
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>>51492877
>lcd
>2000 and fucking 15
lmao
gtfo with your 1980s tech
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>>51492790
>Sony dpt-s1
Damn, the Surface Pro 3 is fucking laggy compared to it!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtMnEYJ1Hh8
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>>51492877

> Burning your eyes out with a tablet

Fuck no.

Besides, iPads are like 10x the cost.
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>>51492927
>>51492952

>having defective genes which make you prone to eye fatigue

do humanity a favour and never pass on your seed
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>>51492927
>greyscale e-ink shit
>low refresh rate
>horrible low powered cpu garbage devices

LOL seriously fucking poorfags
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>>51492952

>2010 + 5
>not using f.lux/redshift/twilight already

F.lux just came to ios, if your eyes are dying you're retarded and don't try anything in life.
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>>51493047
enjoy you're red screen
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>>51487645
What the fuck is the purpose of buying some big bulky thing to buy books with? Kindles are so fucking retarded. Just buy a damn book
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>>51493136
>buy 2 books
>40$

>buy 1 kindle
>49$
>read until the thermal death of the universe
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>>51493036

Despite all the downsides anon, the battery life lasts fucking forever. Can't really complain about that when you make sacrifices for it to have an explicit function. I can't think of why you'd want to even try to use this as some sort of daily driver

>>51493128
Not my problem you have no clue how to fuckin dim the screen.
alt+pgdwn oh right, macfag

>>51493136
>big bulky thing
>this anon thinks books aren't bigger and bulkier than a 4mm thick ereader.
right.
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>>51493167
>>51493199
What is the purpose of buying a device...to buy books on..
Please tell me the logic behind this
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>>51493282
I have 349 books on my kindle.

I paid none of them.

Git gud.
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>>51493282

To read them.
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>>51493297
>I paid none of them
??? how
>>51493310
Just buy a damn book instead of buying a device to buy books on
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>>51493347
>>I paid none of them
>??? how

like you do for movies and music.
you pirate them on torrent or ftp servers,
then convert the epubs and shit to .mobi, than you plug your kindle to your pc via usb and load them.

a book is like 3mb so 2 Gb is a lot of free books.
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>>51493347

> Buy a book

Except its cheaper to buy the book and the device in the long run after the cost of the device is amortized into the cost of many books.

Also they take up less space. One tiny device vs mountains of paper.

I do still buy books, books I really enjoy I have on a shelf, in hardcover form.
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>>51493347
This is /g/, all we do is buy devices that do things we have no intention of actually doing.
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>>51493282

It's a portable device that holds a huge catalog of all the books you've bought/pirated into one tiny package.

Also there are free epubs.

Yes, you can do this on literally every tablet. But using an ereader is the most similar experience to reading a book. w/o sacrificing the space you need in your carrying gear for a book.

What exactly are you looking for to have a book in specific?

>>51493377
pretty much this.
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>>51487803
A phones doesn't have a battery that lasts a month and the screens hurt your eyes at night and glare like a mirror in direct sunlight.
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>>51493199
who cares about battery life? you already charge your phone and other devices everyday anyways. and it's not like putting devices on their charger when they're not in use isn't already what you're used to doing with those devices.

the trade offs simply are not worth it. e-ink is garbage
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>>51493424
>D E F E C T I V E G E N E S

LOL
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>>51493453
>>who cares about battery life? you already charge your phone and other devices everyday anyways.

people with lives go camping and shit you know.

we don't just jack off to shemale porn all day at home
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>>51493476
tablets already have a run time running in 15-20 hours. if you sit and read for more than 15 hours a day then you shouldn't be calling other people out for not having a life. LOL
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>>51493505

My Nexus 7 tablet is buggy as fuck. I am lucky if I can even make it turn on most days.

Meanwhile my Nook Just Werks.
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>>51493366
>>51493377
>>51493398
Oh...that's basically what I do with music. Pirate shit and buy the actual thing later on. I wasn't aware you could do that with tablets..
Is the kindle fire for $50 any good?
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>>51493565
so you bought two pieces of shit? why am i not surprised?? LOL. btw my first gen iPad (which I bought nearly 6 fucking years ago) still works flawlessly. haven't been able to update iOS for a long time but I bought the device to be a comic book, PDF & power point reader and alarm clock and it still works flawlessly doing just that. still get great battery life too KEK
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>>51493709

> Buying Apple

No.

Fuck that proprietary shitty OS garbage. Take your shilling elsewhere.
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>>51493424
use this: >>51493047

>>51493453

>Who cares about battery life?
Battery life is the most paramount thing to your phone's fucking existence. (and in your case your fucking brain) I know you don't have a social life anon, but actually using your phone as a phone or rather as a communication device puts a lot less strain on your tech.

Also batteries hold half its charge as each year passes, so unless you have a hot-swappable battery or you religiously change your phone/phone's battery each year. Lookie here! whatever option you chose actually makes you lose money because you're constantly discharging your phone's lithium ion battery!

But I'm gonna assume you don't value your tech and throw it away at a moments notice when it starts bugging on you.

When I first got my kindle I only had to charge it once a month. nowadays it's like every two weeks since half life shit from lithium ion batteries.

But as far as daily charging goes. Do you really think it's acceptable to have to charge your watch every fucking day? for its 2 purposes; notifications and time. This is why smartwatches are the ultimate meme right now.

It's all about reliability anon, and not one piece of tech has that done right now. (smartphones are close, but it's not the definitive answer.)


>>51493709
Define 'great battery life' I highly doubt the first gen ipad has even decent battery life. Unless ofc you replaced it yourself.
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Kindle Paperwhite is now £80.
I may finally upgrade to it I've been waiting for it to get to under £100 for years and they upgraded the screen too.
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Is there going to be a Voyage 2 this month or should I buy a Kobo Glo HD now?
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>>51493627
Kindle Fire is a cool little tablet, and for $50 that's a bargain. I paid that much for my paperwhite.
>>51489171
I don't get you. In your first post you say
>buying ebooks ISHYGDDT
then you say
>amazon leeches off authors hurr

even if anon buys an ebook for 99 cents and the author receives 2 cents for the purchase, anon has still contributed more than you.
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>>51487645

Kindles are one of the worst e-readers on the market.

Terrible build quality, and a laughably shit interface.

They do have a great store(though to be fair anything can read books from the kindle store), fantastic warranty support, and a really good multilingual dictionary.

Of you are gonna pirate books it makes sense to buy a better reader. But if you are just a normie looking to pull something off the kindlr store and go, get a kindle.
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>>51496508
Then what is the best eReader for pirates? no budget but obviously am not spending over $300
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Can any of these e-readers have linux or some other free software install on them to replace the proprietary garbage that's undoubtedly tracking your reading habits? Can they be rooted?
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>>51496561

Kinf of a preference thing, bit I think Kobo H2O looks fantastic.
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>>51496611
>looks fantastic

What do you mean looks you don't own one?
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They're pretty good for reading novels. Most of the stuff I read are technical pdfs and tablets work way better for those.
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>>51493820
10 hours full charge
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>>51497787
original battery too
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>>51497801
Consistent usage 10 hours straight?

It makes sense if it's just for PP, PDFs, and general reading. But still that's like thinkpad futurproofing quality right there.

Good marketers leave their products to shit makers.
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>>51496656

I have an older model but have been considering buying the H2O.

It has a pretty damn high-rez screen and is xompletely waterproofed.
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>>51498060
The only time I used it near water was when I was rinsing it instead of wiping it.

Though that's the only >6" high-res e-reader if you don't count the Sony.
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>>51497974
Yup. Apple has had best batteries in the business since the iPod Nano 1st gen debaukle. I have a 3rd gen Nano that still gets 16 hours playback
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>>51498241

This is true.

I have an iPhone 5s for work.

Last week I went out of town for work but forgot the charger. I don't use the phone a lot (email and texts for work) but it lasted all week (Mon morning to Friday evening).
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They're the best if you don't mind walled gardens.

I just use a fucking ipad for reading. Yes I know it's not an ereader. Yeah I know muh glare. But fuck it at least I can read ebooks, pdfs, or read whatever file format and I'm able to do more with my books on merit of being on an ipad.
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>>51489006
With you on that
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>>51492568

Shit, fuck whatever I said about needing pirated epubs or whatever, I just fucking found out you can put .pdf files on this bitch. Fuck yes
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>>51501033

kindle has the worst .pdf support out there.

I would recommend converting with Calibre. They will come out fantastic as long as they are text only.
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