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Old 04-18-2020, 05:21 PM   #1
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Very Old eReader still working?

It is a curiosity, of course my KPW3 bought in 2017 is still young compared with some devices that someone in this forum belong.

So tell us what are Your very old eReader, also with images if You want, that still works.
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Old 04-18-2020, 05:51 PM   #2
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I have multiple Kindle 2 and Kindle DX readers that still hold a charge and work fine. In fact I also have working Kindle Keyboard, Kindle NT and Kindle Touch units too. Even have a Kindle 1 that worked last time I charged it up. Only generation I am missing is the original Kindle PW1 and first generation Kindle Basic. No Oasis G8 either.
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Old 04-18-2020, 06:12 PM   #3
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Old 04-18-2020, 06:30 PM   #4
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My very first ereaders, the basic Kindles from 2011 and 2012 still work perfectly, but I haven't used them for reading since 2016. I still charge them regularly, though. I won't sell them for sentimental reasons, plus they're really too old to be worth much.

My Voyage is from 2016 and probably doesn't qualify as very old. I still read on it sometimes. But my daily readers are my two Kindle Oases (from 2017 and 2019) and the Kobo Libra (2019). My Nook (2019) gets used occasionally as well.

I sold my basic Kindle from 2014 and the Oasis 1 from 2016 last summer. Both were working perfectly. I just no longer used them.
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Old 04-18-2020, 06:39 PM   #5
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Old 04-18-2020, 07:00 PM   #6
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Old 04-18-2020, 07:09 PM   #7
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The first Kindle Touch. Several times I've let the battery run down and left it uncharged for many months but it still holds a charge. After leaving it uncharged for a long time it does take a while for it to wake up (after plugging in the cable) and start charging.

It's useful as a reminder of how the crude Kindle UI has barely changed after all these years.
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Old 04-18-2020, 07:15 PM   #8
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Old 04-18-2020, 07:15 PM   #9
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While cleaning the basement, I found a box of old electronics. Inside I found my Sony PRS600, and my iriver Story HD. Both have charged and powered on. The Sony is from 2009, the iriver is from 2011. I'll post pics later.

I also found my Zune from 2006. Works perfectly!
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Old 04-18-2020, 07:40 PM   #10
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My first Kindle was the Kindle 3, aka the Kindle Keyboard. I gave it to a friend of my sister some years ago and she's still using it. It works just fine.

I have 3 of the original Kobo Aura's. All work pretty well. The power switch sticks a bit but it's a minor problem and as long as I use a cover it's no problem at all.

I still have the Nook Glowlight Plus, which is a few years old now. I bought it when it first became available. It's pretty much like a new device. I also have the Glowlight 3, the 6" one, which is also like new.

All of these have good battery life.

The only ereaders I've had problems with are my Voyage, whose battery got pretty weak and a Paperwhite 2 which also had a weak battery.

I suspect I've bought 25 or 30 Kindles as well as a number of Kobos and Nooks for various neighbors in my retirement home. I'm the one they come to with problems so I see them all from time to time and all still work very well.

I think all of these three brands, Kindle, Kobo and Nook have been built very well.

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Old 04-19-2020, 12:11 AM   #11
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I was given an old Sony 505, but it won't hold a charge.
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Old 04-19-2020, 06:16 AM   #12
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I was given an old Sony 505, but it won't hold a charge.
Did it get factory update for epubs or does it only do Sony format? I nearly bought one of these new, but couldn't afford it. May have been first eink sold in Ireland.

Got new: Kindle DXG, I patched fonts and sleep-screen, but put original fonts back as I use it to test ebooks. Uses old part of Calibre Dual Mobi.
Also a Kindle PW2 given now to grandchild.

Got Second Hand or given to me:
Palm Z22, the 160 x 160 pixel screen makes reading a challenge. Two ebook formats. I can't imagine why Adobe produced a PDF reader for it.
Sony PRS350, lovely ereader and better SW than the T1 I had for a while.
A Kindle graphite Keyboard model. Can display either old part or KF8 part of a Dual Mobi and azw files, though B008 model and the DXG is newer B009. Replaced battery last week.
A Nook Simple Touch.

A Kobo N905C Touch I bought cheap died, screen failure, though no obvious damage. Also an iRiver Story Cover edition died, faulty screen from when I got it, though it worked for a while.

I have tested three flavours of Binatone readme, all LCD, obtained very cheap. One was a keyboard no-touch Android keyboard 6" tablet. Old Android app downloaded and installed via USB work. Has dead links to WH Smith for books and a Binatone app store. I've still one left to give to a grandchild.

Newer ones I've bought:
Kobo H2O Original. Still OK, but bottom flap can fall off.
PW3 just after PW4 came out because I didn't like what I read about PW4. My son bought one and it's poorer contrast than PW3.
Kobo Libra. It was about €40 less (inc tax) than the H2O original and €100 less than the Forma in Argos, so not long after I bought a 10" Lenovo for €119 inc tax for PDFs. That's what the DXG was bought for (and PW I had passed on), but the DXG is too heavy to read on for hours and too poor resolution and not quite large enough for almost all my PDFs.
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Old 04-19-2020, 06:45 AM   #13
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My Kobo Touch and Nook SimpleTouch both work fine. I think the batteries might have lost a bit, but they're good enough for the occasional use I put them to. I did end up dropping my old kindle keyboard though even though I still kind of prefer it to its paperwhite replacement. The battery just wasn't lasting, and it didn't seem very economical or easy to replace. I do the vast bulk of my reading on the kindle, and only use the nook and kobo on the rare occasion I want to read an ePub.
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Old 04-19-2020, 06:49 AM   #14
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My first eReader was the Kobo Touch 2.0. Idk why, maybe I didn't take good care of it by not putting it in a case, but after 5 years the screen is so faded I can barely read on it, and there are some huge black marks on it. Anyway it wasn't that good an ereader in its era, so I don't complain.
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Old 04-19-2020, 07:23 AM   #15
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My keyboard Kindle is about ten years old, still going great guns. I also have a much newer paperwhite, but I keep both in action (different contents).
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