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View Poll Results: Based on my needs, what would you recommend
Kobo Clara HD 9 39.13%
Kobo Libra h20 11 47.83%
Kindle Oasis 3 13.04%
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Old 12-02-2019, 07:58 AM   #16
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I decided to go with Libra H2O. The light is uniform, there's just a slightly darker "shade" near to the "spine" of the ebook reader. But typically you have margins there. For everything else, so far, it's been a great experience. I could honestly not justify the price difference with Oasis.
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I decided to go with Libra H2O. The light is uniform, there's just a slightly darker "shade" near to the "spine" of the ebook reader. But typically you have margins there. For everything else, so far, it's been a great experience. I could honestly not justify the price difference with Oasis.
The Libra is a great device. I do love mine and use it daily. But there's no denying that its frontlight is not on a par with the Oasis. Neither is the price, of course.

For reading in a well-lit environment, I would recommend the Libra over the Oasis. But as the OP reads in a dark room and is apparently sensitive to the light problems, I really hesitate to do so.
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Old 12-02-2019, 04:54 PM   #18
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The Libra is a great device. I do love mine and use it daily. But there's no denying that its frontlight is not on a par with the Oasis. Neither is the price, of course.

For reading in a well-lit environment, I would recommend the Libra over the Oasis. But as the OP reads in a dark room and is apparently sensitive to the light problems, I really hesitate to do so.
Do you mean that there's worse Libras than the one I have? Or you're referring to the "dark spine" problem I mentioned?
Not questioning the fact that Oasis 3 has better frontlight. But it's quite more expensive, as you mentioned too. I think it's faster too, am I right?
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Old 12-02-2019, 05:08 PM   #19
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I decided to go with Libra H2O. The light is uniform, there's just a slightly darker "shade" near to the "spine" of the ebook reader. But typically you have margins there. For everything else, so far, it's been a great experience. I could honestly not justify the price difference with Oasis.
You have made a good choice going with the Libra.
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Do you mean that there's worse Libras than the one I have? Or you're referring to the "dark spine" problem I mentioned?
That and other irregularities. There may well be worse Libras than yours, impossible to say without seeing it in real life.
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Not questioning the fact that Oasis 3 has better frontlight. But it's quite more expensive, as you mentioned too. I think it's faster too, am I right?
Not really. The Libra is about the same, at least with kepubs (epubs are a little slower).
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The Libra is a great device. I do love mine and use it daily. But there's no denying that its frontlight is not on a par with the Oasis. Neither is the price, of course.

For reading in a well-lit environment, I would recommend the Libra over the Oasis. But as the OP reads in a dark room and is apparently sensitive to the light problems, I really hesitate to do so.

Yes, but about 2-3 days ago the Oasis 3 was only $6 higher than the Kobo Libra. That is no longer the case now, as that Kindla sale is over for the Oasis 3.
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Thanks for bringing me up to speed on Amazon. The USA has a good thing going. If I were outside the USA I would definitely go Kobo. I have become spoiled by easy library borrowing. Sure hope Amazon and Overdrive keep working together.
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Thanks for all the help, I really appreciate it.

I think due to the frontlight issues of the Libra, it's out of the question for now until its issues are fixed. Which is a shame, because its kind of the reader I wanted most.

I think having the Oasis for home and the clara for travel is a great idea.

Question about libraries in calibre.

Is it possible to build a master library with all the books I dow load and then convert them and upload to either device? Do I ahve to convert all to epub, upload to the kobo, then convert them to mobi and upload to kindle or is there a easier way?
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Question about libraries in calibre.

Is it possible to build a master library with all the books I dow load and then convert them and upload to either device? Do I ahve to convert all to epub, upload to the kobo, then convert them to mobi and upload to kindle or is there a easier way?
Calibre can have multiple formats for the same book. When you send a book to the device, it picks from the available formats that the device understands and sends it. If there isn't a suitable format, it can do a conversion as part of the send. It will add the converted format to the library for later use.
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Calibre can have multiple formats for the same book. When you send a book to the device, it picks from the available formats that the device understands and sends it. If there isn't a suitable format, it can do a conversion as part of the send. It will add the converted format to the library for later use.

Awesome, sounds like a no brainer. I havent delved deep into caliber, just removing the odd DRM and converting here and there. Makes it easy to have different readers then.
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Thanks for all the help, I really appreciate it.



I think due to the frontlight issues of the Libra, it's out of the question for now until its issues are fixed. Which is a shame, because its kind of the reader I wanted most.



I think having the Oasis for home and the clara for travel is a great idea.



Question about libraries in calibre.



Is it possible to build a master library with all the books I dow load and then convert them and upload to either device? Do I ahve to convert all to epub, upload to the kobo, then convert them to mobi and upload to kindle or is there a easier way?
Calibre doesnt alter the original download when it creates another format. Perhaps "convert" is misleading, since the original file remains unchanged. It's more like a "translation" into the other format? Calibre then has your title listed once, but with multiple formats available. I havent yet done a large side load from Calibre, so I dont know how easy that is. 90% of my reading is library borrowed books, and Amazon sends my purchased and email-loaded books directly to any device I register to Amazon. It is quite convenient.

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Awesome, sounds like a no brainer. I havent delved deep into caliber, just removing the odd DRM and converting here and there. Makes it easy to have different readers then.
Why different users? There are also other opportunities.
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Is it possible to build a master library with all the books I dow load and then convert them and upload to either device? Do I ahve to convert all to epub, upload to the kobo, then convert them to mobi and upload to kindle or is there a easier way?
I'd recommend using azw3 instead of mobi for the format to send to your Kindle devices.
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