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Ebook readers?
« on: October 26, 2020, 05:33:35 pm »
Given that the last thread about ebook readers was in 2013, it's time to update the discussion.

My faithful Kindle 2nd gen died a couple months ago (RIP  :cry: it was old but I loved it) , and it's time to replace it. I'm thinking about a new kindle, not because I'm particularly committed to the amazon environment, but because of the quality and durability.
The Paperwhite seems a good model, what does Languish say? What does Languish use?

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Re: Ebook readers?
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2020, 06:07:50 pm »
Had an early Kindle with the built-in keyboard, failed, so I got a Nook, which I'm still sticking with.

So sorry no help, though I was thinking of getting a larger, say 8inch e-ink one, but didn't do anything about it or read any reviews etc.
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Re: Ebook readers?
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2020, 07:44:55 pm »
I use a Rakuten Kobo. It's fine. I like not being be holden to Amazon.
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Re: Ebook readers?
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2020, 06:17:20 pm »
Given that the last thread about ebook readers was in 2013, it's time to update the discussion.

My faithful Kindle 2nd gen died a couple months ago (RIP  :cry: it was old but I loved it) , and it's time to replace it. I'm thinking about a new kindle, not because I'm particularly committed to the amazon environment, but because of the quality and durability.
The Paperwhite seems a good model, what does Languish say? What does Languish use?

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Re: Ebook readers?
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2020, 11:52:52 am »
I have a Paperwhite, and I love it, but I haven't been using it much lately.

I got it in 2016 so I think it's the generation before current.
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Re: Ebook readers?
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2020, 12:30:32 pm »
Like GF, I use a Kobo.  It is great.
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Re: Ebook readers?
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2020, 09:29:36 pm »
Super late, but super-basic Kindle.
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Re: Ebook readers?
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2020, 09:30:55 am »
Paperwhite is a very good deal, good product.  I got an Oasis in one of the sales a year ago for the larger form factor and page turn buttons. I use it a lot including reading the daily newspaper.
Amazon is a very good ecosystem for books, they have a huge selection and lots of sales.  If you are willing to wait you can get just about any book cheap.
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Re: Ebook readers?
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2020, 09:58:49 pm »
I have a Paperwhite 7th gen, which I upgrade to from one of the earliest Kindle versions. It's been pretty good. The only issue is that the screen is slightly cracked, but that's because the kid in my avatar decided to hit it with a metal thermos. <_<
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