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Ebook recommendations?

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Which one do you recommend me?

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Re: Ebook recommendations?

You mean the hardware - or the genre?

If it's hardware - Apple of course.
Wait till November and get an iPad Pro. With the Pencil, you can (most likely) scribble in the books like back in school ;-)
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You mean the hardware - or the genre?

If it's hardware - Apple of course.
Wait till November and get an iPad Pro. With the Pencil, you can (most likely) scribble in the books like back in school ;-)
I meant the hardware, sorry.

I have already a tablet and I hate to read books on it. Too much light...
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Re: Ebook recommendations?

I love my Kindle paper white.
Easy to read in low light or in bright sunshine .
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Old 12.09.2015, 09:23
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Re: Ebook recommendations?

Agreed. The kindle paperwhite beats any tablet for reading a book.
Tablets are ok for short periods of time but the kindle is much better and more comfortable overall.
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Old 12.09.2015, 09:46
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Re: Ebook recommendations?

Kindle paper white, with Calibre with DRM removal plugin to back up the books.
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Re: Ebook recommendations?

Calibre can do that now? I still remember the old days, 8-9 years ago, struggling to convert different kinds of ebooks to fit the sony reader's 6 inch screen.
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Re: Ebook recommendations?

thanks guys

I want to purchase the Kobo aura.
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Re: Ebook recommendations?

My recommendation is also for the Kindle, but as you already want to buy the Kobo which no-one has - as yet - recommended, then I´m not sure why you are asking for a recommendation...
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Re: Ebook recommendations?

Another vote for the Kindle paperwhite. Just download and copy (convert with Calibre of necessary) the .mobi files rather than sticking with the Amazon functionality, males it much simpler to manage for anyone with even half a computer clue.

Why anyone would recommend a tablet of any sort is beyond me. They're great for all sorts of stuff (I'm posting this from my 12.2 Samsung tab pro) but for reading ebooks is far too bright, and has a dismal battery life compared with the two or the weeks between charges that kindles give.
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Re: Ebook recommendations?

Yes, e-reader is much better for regulating the light and reducing glare. Also find it better to use with one hand.

I use the latest version of the Tolino - very similar to the Kindle, but I like that it's waterproofed - great for the lake or bath reading.

Downside is that the direct selection of English books is a bit limited (from Weltbild) compared to Amazon and often more expensive. On the other hand, it takes normal PDF formats which I believe the Kindle doesn't.
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On the other hand, it takes normal PDF formats which I believe the Kindle doesn't.
You're mistaken. Kindles have always accepted pdf files no problem.
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Another vote for the Kindle paperwhite. Just download and copy (convert with Calibre of necessary) the .mobi files rather than sticking with the Amazon functionality, males it much simpler to manage for anyone with even half a computer clue.

Why anyone would recommend a tablet of any sort is beyond me. They're great for all sorts of stuff (I'm posting this from my 12.2 Samsung tab pro) but for reading ebooks is far too bright, and has a dismal battery life compared with the two or the weeks between charges that kindles give.
can I upload in the paperwhite epubs that I find in internet?

And, how are ebook reader to read pdfs? Will it show them very very small? Specially when are scans from pages.
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can I upload in the paperwhite epubs that I find in internet?

And, how are ebook reader to read pdfs? Will it show them very very small? Specially when are scans from pages.
As already mentioned a couple of times, there's a freeware program called Calibre (for Windows) that allows all the conversions to be done very easily, and with an easily loaded add-on can also remove the DRM protection.

Scanned PDFs will depend very much on size of the content. Very detailed tech drawings, for example, may be difficult to zoom successfully. Text PDFs are fine.
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As already mentioned a couple of times, there's a freeware program called Calibre (for Windows) that allows all the conversions to be done very easily, and with an easily loaded add-on can also remove the DRM protection.

Scanned PDFs will depend very much on size of the content. Very detailed tech drawings, for example, may be difficult to zoom successfully. Text PDFs are fine.
Thanks, that's exactly what I wanted to know.
I have just intalled calibre.... very advanced software.
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Re: Ebook recommendations?

WTF sind die Kindle with sponsored screensavers???

Do they show advertisings while you are reading like in android apps?
http://www.get1.ch/shop/?sc=article&id=11411


Is tha for the new whitepaper so?
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WTF sind die Kindle with sponsored screensavers???

Do they show advertisings while you are reading like in android apps?
http://www.get1.ch/shop/?sc=article&id=11411


Is tha for the new whitepaper so?
I asked in microspot if their amazon ebooks have advertising and they said that not at all... It should be something of the old models like the one from the link I posted.
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My recommendation is also for the Kindle, but as you already want to buy the Kobo which no-one has - as yet - recommended, then I´m not sure why you are asking for a recommendation...
The Kobo Aura is also a very good ereader with a great backlight and even has a waterproof version so you can read in the bath without any worries.

The reason no-one recommended the Kobo Aura is because most people just automatically think of the Kindle as that's all they know. It's the iPhone of e-readers.

The Kobo Glow HD is also excellent http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/table...-glo-hd-review

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The Kobo Aura is also a very good ereader with a great backlight and even has a waterproof version so you can read in the bath without any worries.

The reason no-one recommended the Kobo Aura is because most people just automatically think of the Kindle as that's all they know. It's the iPhone of e-readers.

The Kobo Glow HD is also excellent http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/table...-glo-hd-review
thanks Richdog. I was thinking on catching the kobo aura without hd or h2o... because it's smaller. the resolution is a little lower but it looks like a great option... I friend of mine got if for 100CHF but not it's for 125CHF on microspot. I will wait a couple of weeks.

It has a slot for a microsd card and it's smaller but the screen size is the same either.

http://versus.com/en/kobo-aura-vs-am...dle-paperwhite
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Re: Ebook recommendations?

I have a Kindle Fire and it's most excellent. It's an older model with a 32 GB memory but my husband has a newer, smaller one, and he thinks that's great too.
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