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Old 10-30-2012, 01:44 PM   #1
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Reader for RSS-feeds and maybe some epub-books

Hi there,

first i thought about an ereader for reading scientific documents (biochemistry - so some pictures + chemical formulas) - and was ready to pay a bigger amount for the reader - but as they are mainly pdf and this seems to be a problem i changed the use for the reader:

I am also reading a lot of abstracts only -
an example
so handling rss-feeds would be the main use for the reader.
Downloading them in the morning/evening - and as it takes me an hour from/to work - i would use the time for reading and working with the feed entrys.

The pictures don't have to be shown perfect- the text is more important.
Also it would be nice to bookmark interesting abstracts (feed entrys) to read the whole article later on tablet/desktop.
A dictionary (german english for some words) would also be good. And maybe the possibility to take some notes.
Also i would prefer if the reader could use epub - as i got a calibre (using linux - if this matters) library where i would want to test to convert some books from pdf.

Beside the feeds for my work i would also use this for some "normal" news feeds.

Before i was thinking about the Sony PRS-T2 or the Onyx Boox i62 - but as i thing rss feeds are a task a lot of readers may handle quite well also some of the readers costing less than 100 Euros are in for the race.

Which one would you suggest me??

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Old 10-31-2012, 07:14 AM   #2
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Is the price for a Sony PRS T2 or Onyx Boox i62 your top limit? The point of my question is that you most probably won't become happy with a 6" reader if you want to read academic papers or pdf files on it. For this you will need a 9,7" reader like Onyx M92 or Pocketbook 912. Or a tablet, like many members here will advice. But the bigger readers will cost a lot more.

Also, converting epub to pdf might prove difficult. Most probably you will lose the layout and you will have to do quite a lot of manual work after the conversion.
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you misunderstood me - i definetly don`t want to read pdfs on it. This was only my first thought - but i dropped it as i found out about the e-reader and pdf problems.

I "only" want to read the RSS-Feeds with short abstracts - like the one linked.

So i actually only search one that is good for sorting these, maybe a dictonary, making bookmarks of interesting ones.
And thatfor i think Onyx for example might be a waste of money - and i can get the same results with spending much less money.

Manual work is fine - as i am using linux i am not afraid of that.
(just to make clear: that shouldn't frighten anyone from using linux - there are a lot of distributions which are as easy to use as windows and others (so - try it - doesn't cost a thing)).

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