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Old 02-12-2019, 10:08 AM   #1
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New reader for mom

Hi all

I finally convinced my mom to get an ebook reader. I am looking for something really simple for her around 6-7 inches. It does not need to have wifi cause she does not have internet.

I will be loading the books for her so it should have an external SD reader and it should be able to read ePub, mobi and PDF. A backlight for night reading would be good too.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:55 AM   #2
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Your requirements are best suited by a tablet. Dedicated eInk reading devices aren't good at reading multiple formats, and very few have an SD card slot.

Perhaps the Amazon Fire HD8 might be appropriate. Decent tablet at a low cost and with an SD card slot.
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:49 PM   #3
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You might look at PocketBook Touch Lux 4, HD 2, Inkpad 3. All of those have SD slots and can read multiple formats.
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It's difficult to make recommendations to you without knowing what part of the world you're in. Some e-ink readers are more difficult to purchase than others if you're in North America, for example.

I would strongly recommend that you stay away from PDF as much as possible if you're going with a 6-7" device.

SD Card slots are harder and harder to come by these days, but unless you have a lot of PDFs or cbr/cbz (manga, usually) space won't matter. I would strongly recommend the use of a laptop (if you have one) and Calibre to load up your mom's e-reader.

I will state that I'm a Kobo fan and love my H2O. A Clara HD or a H2O v2 might be a good fit for your mom.
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You might want to look at the Pocketbook Touch Lux 4. It's one of the few new ones I can find with a microSD slot, and it's reasonably priced.

Review:
https://goodereader.com/blog/electro...h-lux-4-review

Market:
https://goodereader.com/blog/product...ok-touch-lux-4

I don't know if you can buy anywhere else in the U.S. -- this is GoodEReader's review and store.

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I don't know if you can buy anywhere else in the U.S. -- this is GoodEReader's review and store.
You can buy one from decitre.fr and have it shipped to the US; that's how I got my InkPad 3. I thought the price and shipping were very reasonable. Check out the "where can I buy" thread in the PocketBook forum for details.
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