Hey! Thinking about getting an e ink reader, I would prefer if it have a light. I don't know much about these things, what does /g/ recommend?
Still using a Sony PRS-T1.
Firmware is twitchy as fuck. All sorts of derpy issues. Can't justify upgrading until it actually packs it in.
I hope there is a follow up to that HD kobo by then.
I managed to break the display, but it's easy to open up. The back is attached with plastic clasps, and the inside board and metal screen bracket are attached by screws. It's also possible to upgrade the internal storage by copying over the OS to a larger microSD card (internal storage is just another microSD slot).
cool, i didn't know.
it sounds interesiting because you can also
run android on kobo and haveing more storage seems important
If you want to use ereader for reading, and reading ONLY, Kindle is the best choice.
PDF viewing, image viewing, web browser is shit on kindle
Also ereader doesn't have true page flipping feel, the decreasing thickness feel when you approaching the last pages, The rough-y paper texture feel, superior text resolution, etc.
ereader =/= book
Kindles have the advantage of available 3G models. It's a bit dumb and for browsing will only work for Wikipedia and such, but the idea of owning a Hitchhiker's Guide may be appealing to some.
I know but my library doesn't have a lot of books I want to read and I can't just buy them everytime I want to read that's expensive as fuck and I can't read things I just kind of want to read only those I really want because of price.
It isn't that bad is it?
First question is where do you want to get your books from and in what format.
Amazon: it's easier to get a Kindle Paperwhite, should be doable on Android-based ereaders via an app.
epub: it's easier to get something like Kobo Glo or Onyx AfterGlow (depending on what's available where you live), should be doable on Kindle via Amazon conversion service (not sure if the epub has Adobe DRM)
pdf: To be honest it's not a good format to read ebooks in. Can't properly resize text. Try to get epub or mobi (Amazon) instead. Other than that it sould (theoretically) work on all devices.
This should be obvious but you really want e-ink display. I did see some "ebook readers" with a LCD screen - those are pointless.
Wait what? So if they have low light even on 0 what does that mean for my eyes? Is it even noticable?
What do you mean muh eyes anyway, do you mean I should get a reader without a light? I read most in the dark and if I didnt have to fiddle with shitty booklights, headlamps, or table lamps it would be great.
Because ereader without light is too dark and dont seem like page at all. Light makes it easier to read and you can read at night and in dark places, no need to use flashlight and shit
+1 for Kobo Glo, I have one and it shits on Kindles.
No, but the Kindle can only read mobi, pdf and html; Kobo can read epub (which is standardised and more flexible) along with cb[zr], so you can read graphic novels (like manga or w/e).
Ok I don't read manga or comics doubt I'll get into it ever either.
The kindle is cheaper than the kobo and has very good ratings, I was actually leaning towards that but I still don't know enough maybe about kobo to decide.
But converting ePub to mobi is no problem, no weird formatting or issues, not a long time to convert or anything too I'm sure considering 400 kb size files and such right?
The kobo glow has gotten very poor ratings and seems very flimsy and defect prone, not sure id go with that.
It would be trivial, but there is this slight problem called DRM.
I know it was possible to strip Adobe DRM from an epub file (you used your device key file to decrypt the contents, then save the decrypted file).
I think there was an update to the Adobe DRM used and now I don't know if it's still possible to remove it.
Never had to deal with Amazons DRM so can't comment on that.
it is just a matter of money spending philosphy.
you can go cheap and save money
you can go more expensive way and get quality product.
i recommend kobo glo as other fellow /g/entooman here