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Old 06-11-2019, 08:22 AM   #1
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Pocketbook Inkpad 3 vs alternatives

I am considering buying a Pocketbook Inkpad 3, but at the same I am evaluating other options.

I'm coming from a Kobo Glo and I would like a larger device that I can use both for ePubs and for academic PDFs.

Thus I am ruling out large 10+" devices since I don't think they are very practical for long reading sessions, but I see them more for note taking and reading PDFs without using a PC or a tablet.

So I'm restricting the field to 7.8"- 8" ereaders.

In my country, in the price range 220-229 I can buy the following devices:
- Pocketbook Inkbook 3
- Likebook Mars
- Kobo Aura One (new from a couple of retailers).

Personale usage notes:
- I will sideload all of my ebooks with Calibre;
- I will plan to read many PDFs on my future ereader (e.g. 2 hours per day)
- I'm fine with installing KOreader.

In your experience / knowledge, which device is better for my use case?
And which alternatives I'm ignoring in the same price range?

Thank you!

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Old 06-11-2019, 09:38 AM   #2
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I am considering buying a Pocketbook Inkpad 3, but at the same I am evaluating other options.

I'm coming from a Kobo Glo and I would like a larger device that I can use both for ePubs and for academic PDFs.

Thus I am ruling out large 10+" devices since I don't think they are very practical for long reading sessions, but I see them more for note taking and reading PDFs without using a PC or a tablet.

So I'm restricting the field to 7.8"- 8" ereaders.

In my country, in the price range 220-229 I can buy the following devices:
- Pocketbook Inkbook 3
- Likebook Mars
- Kobo Aura One (new from a couple of retailers).

Personale usage notes:
- I will sideload all of my ebooks with Calibre;
- I will plan to read many PDFs on my future ereader (e.g. 2 hours per day)
- I'm fine with installing KOreader.

In your experience / knowledge, which device is better for my use case?
And which alternatives I'm ignoring in the same price range?

Thank you!
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- I used all 3 devices and would definitely choose an inkpad.
- Kobo is a good device, but not a PDF.
- Likebok mars is a bit harder than Inkpad, it has wider edges, but it has an android, which can more benefits.


Inkpad 3 has excellent screen and contrast, excellent explorer folder, battery lasts much longer and has a physical buttones, better in hand. Of course, compatible with the Koreader.
* But I believe that with Likebook Mars is still a good choice.

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Old 06-11-2019, 10:18 AM   #3
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Hi
- I used all 3 devices and would definitely choose an inkpad.
- Kobo is a good device, but not a PDF.
- Likebok mars is a bit harder than Inkpad, it has wider edges, but it has an android, which can more benefits.


Inkpad 3 has excellent screen and contrast, excellent explorer folder, battery lasts much longer and has a physical buttones, better in hand. Of course, compatible with the Koreader.
* But I believe that with Likebook Mars is still a good choice.
Which one do you prefer in terms of software?

And which one gave you the best experience with PDFs?
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Hi
- I used all 3 devices and would definitely choose an inkpad.
- Kobo is a good device, but not a PDF.

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I'm happy with Kobo Aura One and its pdf reading capabilities, after installing Koreader and Plato readers thereon.

https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=216960
https://github.com/koreader/koreader

https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...ighlight=plato
https://github.com/baskerville/plato.../doc/MANUAL.md

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Which one do you prefer in terms of software?

And which one gave you the best experience with PDFs?


- For PDF and software : Likebook
- But Inkapd 3 with the buttons is more comfortable. (Of course he knows how to reflow and everything.)
* Purely software, I would say Likebook, even though I prefer Inkpad (but it's just a personal preference).


- With reader Likebook, you can download third-party software (from GooglePlay) to use the PDF, it's a big advantage over the Inkpad. It also has the ability to adjust the contrast. ( what is very practical for scanned PDF)

- If you prefer to write with a pen, Likebook@Muse can be a good choice. With more clean screen. But Likebook Mars is cheaper and practically the same thing.
* When you compare all the pros and cons, Likebook Mars is a little better gets for both the PDF and the software .

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- For PDF and software : Likebook
- But Inkapd 3 with the buttons is more comfortable. (Of course he knows how to reflow and everything.)
* Purely software, I would say Likebook, even though I prefer Inkpad (but it's just a personal preference).


- With reader Likebook, you can download third-party software (from GooglePlay) to use the PDF, it's a big advantage over the Inkpad. It also has the ability to adjust the contrast. ( what is very practical for scanned PDF)

- If you prefer to write with a pen, Likebook@Muse can be a good choice. With more clean screen. But Likebook Mars is cheaper and practically the same thing.
* When you compare all the pros and cons, Likebook Mars is a little better gets for both the PDF and the software .
Thank you for your detailed answer!
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