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Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition 3 8.57%
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Old 04-16-2024, 04:33 PM   #16
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Why would you conciser a Kindle with a 6.8" screen yet you won't consider a Kobo with a 7" screen?
I don't like the look of Libra 2. Kobo Clara BW is 6" and I'm not sure if this is actually too small.

Kindle is 6.8", so similar to my current InkPad 4 which is 7".
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Old 04-16-2024, 04:38 PM   #17
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You can update your Kindle manually, but some features will only be activated when you connect to wifi.

You should not worry, but if you're the type to keep hundreds or thousands of ebooks on your device (many members here do it), then having them all deleted and needing to reload can be very annoying.
Thank you for this information about updating Kindle.

Well, currently, when I read the book, I just leave it on the ereader. I rarely read them again, but they are all backed up on a hard disk. There is actually my main library. So I guess this won't be much of a problem.
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Old 04-16-2024, 05:59 PM   #18
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You can update your Kindle manually, but some features will only be activated when you connect to wifi.

You should not worry, but if you're the type to keep hundreds or thousands of ebooks on your device (many members here do it), then having them all deleted and needing to reload can be very annoying.
You forgot to mention the loss of any highlights and reading positions as well.
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I don't like the look of Libra 2. Kobo Clara BW is 6" and I'm not sure if this is actually too small.

Kindle is 6.8", so similar to my current InkPad 4 which is 7".
I was using 6" for a long time as that was all there was when I first got a Sony Reader. Eventually there was a 5", but that was too small. Then When Kobo came out with the Aura H2O with a 6.8" screen, I decided to give it a try as I also wanted the features the Kobo firmware has. So I tried it and now I find 6" a bit on the small side.

I've seen the firmware of the Kindle Paperwhite and I don't like it. I do like the Kobo firmware. I also don't like KF8 and I cannot stand KFX.
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I think I'll pass the Kindle...

JSWolf, you made me think about Libra 2. Done some research. Not a bad ereader.

And design - ok, it is not so bad either.

But I came across PocketBook Era. Very similar to Libra 2. I already have a PocketBook and I like it. My main reason for trying another brand was to just get a different experience. But from the reviews, PocketBook is quite good.
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I think I'll pass the Kindle...

JSWolf, you made me think about Libra 2. Done some research. Not a bad ereader.

And design - ok, it is not so bad either.

But I came across PocketBook Era. Very similar to Libra 2. I already have a PocketBook and I like it. My main reason for trying another brand was to just get a different experience. But from the reviews, PocketBook is quite good.
There are some advantages to Kobo. Very good eBook management with cailibre. You can have series, collections, summary, page numbers, and more. There i also better side loaded font handling because you can change the weight of the font to what you like.
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I think I'll pass the Kindle...

JSWolf, you made me think about Libra 2. Done some research. Not a bad ereader.

And design - ok, it is not so bad either.

But I came across PocketBook Era. Very similar to Libra 2. I already have a PocketBook and I like it. My main reason for trying another brand was to just get a different experience. But from the reviews, PocketBook is quite good.
From what I've read, the Libra 2 has a better screen than the Era. As I've not seen the Era myself, I don't know how true this is. But the Libra 2 does have an excellent screen (mine has, at least).
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From what I've read, the Libra 2 has a better screen than the Era. As I've not seen the Era myself, I don't know how true this is. But the Libra 2 does have an excellent screen (mine has, at least).
So does mine. It's better then the PW5 which I have seen in person. The PW5 is pretty close though.
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Haha, enlightenment has come!

I always thought my PB InkPad 4 was 7", but it's actually 7.8". So yeah, I think a 6" would be noticeably smaller.

So I will now look for at least a 7" one. PB Era or Kobo Libra 2.
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I think the Kobo BW would be perfect for you. The 6" screen size is perfect, too. I prefer my 6" kobos over my Libre 1.
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I don't need a portable device so I am afraid 6" is a bit too much of a just from the 7.8".

Today I am getting more and more into the PocketBook Era. I like PB. Already have one, just tried their cloud service for the first time and it syncs perfectly.

So if I already have one PB, another one would just be a benefit. If my wife will use it, she can create her user profile. So we can both use any of the readers and sync books seamlessly.
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I don't like the look of Libra 2. Kobo Clara BW is 6" and I'm not sure if this is actually too small.

Kindle is 6.8", so similar to my current InkPad 4 which is 7".
If you want the bigger screen and don't like the Libra — and you plan to stick with your choices, you probably want one of the two Kindles. But that InkPad 4 is 7.8" so it's going to be significantly bigger than the Paperwhites (6.8"). (An inch makes a lot of difference in eReader screens.)
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Currently, I have almost decided to go with PocketBook Era. I know it is 0.7" smaller, but I think it will be ok.
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Just ordered PocketBook Era. I think it is going to be a great companion to my InkPad 4.

I like the PocketBook system. I set up Calibre to send-by-email ePub directly to my PocketBook. Then I can sync books and other settings via PockeBook Cloud. I think this is going to work.
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