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Old 02-17-2013, 11:44 AM   #1
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"connect" 650 to wifi device?

The idea is to leave the laptop at home as often as possible. The 650 is not wifi enabled, and I often need it to download (mainly) PDF articles.

Can you plz advise on: any way to travel light on a combination of (for instance): the 650 and some wifi-enabled smartphone (I'm out of my depth here)?

Right now, I can think of two things:
a) I should be able to connect the 650 to the smartphone (or whatever) and see it on the screen of the latter as a hard-disk (mission impossible, probably);
b) if the smartphone (or whatever) were compatible with either a SDHC or MemoryStick Pro-HG-Duo card, I could download what I need on the smartphone's card, remove it, and use it on the 650.

I know I'm not asking for much, but it'd be really great if the smartphone's OS were compatible with Calibre and I could use Calibre to convert Kindle books I get on Amazon to read them on the 650...

Any idea/help/suggestion will be highly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:27 PM   #2
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Smartphones often have additional memory slots. Mine uses the microSD. Can't you insert the microSD into a regular SD "adapter", then use that in the Sony 650?

Haven't tried it, but the way, just wondered if this would work, based on what you mentioned.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:59 AM   #3
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thanks FizzyWater, it sounds like an excellent idea. I could use my old Nokia E63 for PDFs (and forget about the Calibre conversion thing, thought it'd really be great if there was a solution to this as well) and wouldn't need to unnecessarily spend money on a new device. It'll take a while before I can actually test it (travelling right now) so if you or anyone else has more suggestions, please let me know!

ps: my eyes cannot stand back-lit devices for more than an hour, hence my query.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:13 AM   #4
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thanks FizzyWater, it sounds like an excellent idea. I could use my old Nokia E63 for PDFs (and forget about the Calibre conversion thing, thought it'd really be great if there was a solution to this as well) and wouldn't need to unnecessarily spend money on a new device. It'll take a while before I can actually test it (travelling right now) so if you or anyone else has more suggestions, please let me know!

ps: my eyes cannot stand back-lit devices for more than an hour, hence my query.
I am using an android smartphone with an sd card to copy books to the prs-650, and calibre companion/openvpn to sync the tablet with my main calibre installation. works quite well.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:49 AM   #5
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sounds great userloser! could you tell me which model are you using (if it's acceptable on this thread/forum)?
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:50 AM   #6
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sounds great userloser! could you tell me which model are you using (if it's acceptable on this thread/forum)?
I am using nexus7, but it should be possible to use any android device that has usb host functionality.

I hook a cheap no-brand card reader dongle and a cheap no-brand otg usb adaptor i got from dx.on to it, but I suppose you can use any other adaptor. Stickmount app on google play is for mounting the card the card.

That's all there is to it.

I haven't tried it, but it may be possible to hook the sony directly to the nexus.
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