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Old 01-19-2020, 02:44 PM   #1
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8" reader for saving articles from web to read/highlight

I now use a Kobo Clara, but want a larger screen reader. I review many articles saved from my computer browser via Pocket. I love Kobo's built-in Pocket integration, but I want the ability to highlight text for export or reviewing later on a computer. I also want text-to-speech capability. It seems Pocketbook Inkpad 3 or Boyue Likebook Mars are the best options for ~8" readers under $250 and hope you might help guide my choice. Two questions:

1. I know I can install Pocket on the Mars, but does anyone know if it works as seamlessly as on Kobo? Will it allow me to highlight or/and export text easily?

2. Does Save to Pocketbook (built into Inkpad 3) work as seamlessly as Pocket? Pocket just lets you right-click any url to save it for auto-downloading to the Kobo and each article is saved separately (as if it was a book).

I welcome any feedback on highlighting/notetaking with either device (or general thoughts on Inkpad/Linux vs Mars/Android. Thank you!!!
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Old 01-19-2020, 08:31 PM   #2
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Have you thought about the Kobo Forma which has an 8" screen?
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Yes-- the lack of any text-to-speech or audio drops it behind the others for me.
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1. But when you save articles from web,into pocket or similar, there is no audio saved? So why is audio Important

2. Does it have to be e ink? Lots of 8 inch tablet options with audio exist?

3. Send to kindle works like pocket, if you get an Amazon device
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Old 01-20-2020, 07:10 PM   #5
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Stumped: I just like to be able to give my eyes a break from many hours at computer monitor, so I'm only looking at E-ink readers and want to occasionally listen instead if read. Pocketbook readers have integrated text-to-speech and there are many apps for Android that read articles or books.

I'm not interested in doing business with Amazon, but I also like the features set of Inkpad and Mars better. Thanks.
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See my answer in a similar thread about sending articles to Pocketbooks:
https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...09&postcount=3

I'm not entirely sure but at the moment it is not possible to export notes from the Pocketbook devices using the built-in reader. You can do so, however, if you use Coolreader or KoReader, which I prefer over the built-in reader. You won't have TTS functionality in those external readers, though.
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Update on notes: I am currently beta-testing firmware version 6.0 for the Pocketbook Touch HD3 and an exporting feature has been included. Notes can be saved as an HTML file.
I don't know when this firmware will be released for the Inkpad, though.

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Thanks, Lucyone,
When you say "notes," do you mean highlighted text, actual notes that a user types in, or both?
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Second update: My Inkpad 3 has this feature, too. It must have been added with the 5.20 FW update.

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Interested in the outcome of this - right now seems like my winner Pocketbook HD3 is the winner.

Have kindle paperwhite but want something more flexible. I am tech saavy, want to send articles to e-ink, maybe browse web, saw PBHD3 has RSS support too!
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the possible downside of stepping outside the Amazon & kobo ranges is warranty & tech support. Depends a lot on where you live and what/how you buy but if you import something from china and it goes wrong, that could be an expensive lesson

OTOH there is nothing IN the amazon/kobo ranges that ticks all your boxes.

I would not risk $250 on something with no genuine warranty( and ship it back to china at buyers expense does not count) or no tech support in my country
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The Touch HD3 is a 6 inch reader. No larger screen on your list anymore?
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Stumped's advice on the lack of warranty for Inkpad and Boyue seems like a big deal. Is there really no way to purchase those company's products with a US warranty? Does goodereader warranty products they sell? Ttheir site lacks info.

I'm still undecided (and not in a hurry since my Kobo Clara does what it's designed to perfectly).
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Stumped's advice on the lack of warranty for Inkpad and Boyue seems like a big deal. Is there really no way to purchase those company's products with a US warranty? Does goodereader warranty products they sell? Ttheir site lacks info.

I'm still undecided (and not in a hurry since my Kobo Clara does what it's designed to perfectly).
please see this thread for what can go wrong with imports
https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=324796

of course you could be lucky & have no problems whatsoever, but there's no great safety net. It would be a smaller risk if you judge yourself capable of the more extreme repair steps in the above link

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