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Old 03-14-2018, 09:39 PM   #31
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Is there some reason one would need a reader with no built-in wifi equipment, as opposed to just turning off wifi on a reader that has it?
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Old 03-14-2018, 10:12 PM   #32
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Is there some reason one would need a reader with no built-in wifi equipment, as opposed to just turning off wifi on a reader that has it?
Apparently government security in certain situations wants any possible transmissions to be impossible. When I worked at Navy's CINCLANTFLT HQ in Norfolk all the computers were installed in RF Proof Faraday Cage rooms to prevent any RF escape. This was about 15 years or so before electronics was required to meet RFI emissions standards. If 3G and Wi-Fi are totally disabled people cannot inadvertently mess up. To err is human is very true.
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Yes, but not new for $30...and since this is for backup use, I'll hope it suffices. I actually really like my Kindle Paperwhite, and my Kindle Readers, but I'll not have wasted much if this isn't useful.
I picked up a new PRS-350 for $60 and a barely used one for $21 including the lighted cover. If you do not insist on NIB there are bargains out there for the PRS-350. My used one could not be told from new. Both had never been updated as I recall so I updated the firmware.
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Old 03-16-2018, 02:40 AM   #34
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Thanks for all the suggestions!

Thanks everyone for the suggestions! I was able to get a used sony prs 600 for about $30, which seems pretty good so far. And i am loving loading it w calibre! I can manage my collections in the app, which you can’t do for kindle.

As far as no wifi, in my case my son is attending a program where no wifi enabled devices are allowed in their dorms (computers are locked away at night). So i’ve been tripping through memory lane searching out the last ipod nano and this ereader, so he can read and listen to music in the evening. I love old tech and have quite a collection already, so when he doesn’t need it anymore, i get to add it to my mini museum.

Of course, just for kicks i may search out some of these outlying ereaders just to have for me.

Thanks again everyone!

Juliana
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