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1 26 15.85%
2 33 20.12%
3 or more 105 64.02%
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Old 10-05-2021, 02:00 PM   #16
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Old 10-05-2021, 02:44 PM   #17
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Having taken inventory, this is a bit embarrassing, as I have, I think, 13 or so. Oasis 2, KPW4, Kindle Voyage, Kindle Touch, Kindle Keyboard, Kobo Libra and Kobo Clara, Kobo Glo HD, Pocketbook Touch HD3, Sony PRS T1, Sony PRS T2, and two Sony PRS-350s.

I mainly use the KPW4 and Kindle Voyage as my main readers because of how portable they are and I have my Calibre set for KFX sideloading really well. I could not get epub to function well with fonts/sideloading as well as I could with KFX. I do use the Oasis in bed, but it's not used as much as the other two. The others, I recharge monthly.
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Old 10-05-2021, 05:48 PM   #18
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Is too many an acceptable answer? Yesterday, I added another to my collection when I pre-ordered the Kobo Sage.
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Old 10-05-2021, 06:01 PM   #19
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I have three - my original Sony PRS-505. A Pocketbook Touch Lux 4 whose battery not longer holds a charge. A Pocketbook TL3, which is my main reader which is being replaced as it can't handle some new publications and keeps freezing. Its replacement, the TL5 is on its way.
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Old 10-05-2021, 06:38 PM   #20
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As one the very few respondents who have only one ereader, the results of this poll REALLY emphasize a point that is made often here at MR: MR denizens are not even remotely representative of the mythical "average user". In a world where many have never seen an ereader, and many more assume Kindle is all there is, to see 90% of MR users testify to often several shows the difference nicely. Even if the sample size and methodology may be ever so slightly less than scientifically rigorous.
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Old 10-06-2021, 03:15 AM   #21
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I decide between «inside» and «outside».
At home I use my Kobo Aura One.
Outside, e.g. while traveling or in the bus, I use my Kobo GloHD.
My third reader is a Kindle; used for special reason and by my husband during vacation.
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Old 10-06-2021, 06:59 AM   #22
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I voted two and chose not to count tablets. I have a Kindle Oasis and Voyage. A while back I dropped off a Kindle Keyboard, and Kindle (not sure which model but a basic 6" reader with no light) at a thrift store.

If I counted tablets well then, I have a 2020 Apple iPad pro, Kindle fire 8, and old apple iPad mini 1.
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Old 10-06-2021, 09:10 AM   #23
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I mainly use my Paperwhite 4 (for KU books) (really love reading on it!) and my Kobo Clara HD (for non KU books)(love the small size and weight and just everything about it!).

I occasionally use my Kobo H2O and my Kindle Voyage, as well.

Also have pre-ordered the new Kindle Paperwhite so there will be some shuffling. But I'm not getting rid of any of those listed.
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Old 10-06-2021, 01:27 PM   #24
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I have two, the kindle used only for KU reads and a kobo glo used for everything else. I prefer the kobo but haven’t used it much lately because I keep renewing KU. The battery of my kobo lasts much longer than the one from the kindle that is only 2 years old.
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Old 10-06-2021, 02:13 PM   #25
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Love my Kindle Oasis. Have a bunch a Fire Tablets, and a couple Samsung, but don't use them for reading. My Kindle Oasis is on my bedside table, along with a PW2. for when the battery on the Oasis gives out.
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Old 10-07-2021, 12:03 PM   #26
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Currently down to 16 units. Soon to be 15.

4 Keyboards - mostly backups if one fails. I keep long series on these. Love my buttons and text-to-speech.
1 Touch - editing converted books; also text to speech
3 Basic 7 - attached to brother and BIL's accounts; one to be sold
1 Basic 8 - Whispersync books
1 Paperwhite 3 - Magazines - current take-a-long unit
5 Voyages - Upstairs/downstairs and backups
1 Nook Glo3 - Bedside

Edited to add: I did not include my tablets - HDX, 7 and and 2 8s from 2019. I use them for craft/cooking magazines, text to speech, occasionally an audiobook. Also found it more useful than an ereader if hospitalized due to multifunction capability.

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Old 10-07-2021, 06:06 PM   #27
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I have six, three Kobo, three Kindle. I read my Amazon books on my Oasis 2 at home and my Voyage outside of home. I read fan fiction and non Amazon books on my Forma at home and my Clara HD outside of home. My PW4 is actually hubby’s back up as he also has a Voyage, his only e-reader, and my Libra H20 is my Kobo backup.

I really want the Sage, but I’d feel like I would have to sell one Kobo and I’m not sure I could do it

My Kobo e-readers are far more important to me right now than my Amazon e-readers.

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Old 10-07-2021, 06:45 PM   #28
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Not counting tablets, I have three, PW3 and 4, and the Oasis 3. I meant to get the Oasis 3 and use the PW4 when taking of the house, etc., as the original plan - but honestly they just sit there and I rarely use my paperwhites. I am tempted to trade one in if another Oasis comes out.
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Old 10-07-2021, 07:23 PM   #29
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I have three in use (kindle basic white, kindle oasis 3 and kobo Libra) and various old ones I don’t know where in the house (DX, Kindle 2), as well as various paperwhites which belong to my kids, plus my husband has a PW4.

My preference is to read on a white E-reader, now that they have lighting, I am usually able to get the screen to be approximately the same color as the bezels, which gives a very pleasant page-like effect.

When I got the white kindle basic, I already had an Oasis 2. I bought the basic to have the white surround, but the low dpi annoyed me. What I really wanted was a 300 dpi E-reader with a white surround. When the Oasis 3 with the warm lighting came out, I bought this, even though it had a black surround. Little did I know Kobo were going to release the Libra a couple of months later! I felt frustrated, and ending up buying a decal to give me the pale surround, that worked for me for a while, then in March this year, I gave in and bought a white Libra. I really love it.

But I always feel guilty - whichever reader I am using, it is always on my mind that the other two are sitting idle, I feel that I have been far too extravagant. I console myself with the thought that this is the only type of tech I am addicted to buying, it could be a lot worse.

My favorite color is sage, kind of ironically, and if the kobo sage came in a white version, and the charging cover was useable as a standing cover, and came in sage green (like the standard standing cover), I would have bought it. It is quite annoying to me that the white E-reader seems to be perceived as a non-premium option, but that is how it is.

I am not planning on buying the new paperwhite or any of the new kobos. The change from Libra 1 to Libra 2 is too insignificant, and I don’t like the look of the new button placement.
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Old 10-07-2021, 07:32 PM   #30
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The good news is that some of the many e-ink readers I've owned in the past have gone on to new owners. I still have more than I truly need!

The current list is: Sony T-2, 2-Kobo Aura HDs (one inherited from hubby), Kobo Aura One, Kindle Oasis 2 and a Kobo Forma.

Only 3 of these are in regular use for reading. The Kobo Aura One, Forma and Oasis 2.

As for HOW I use them, the two 8" Kobos are easy to switch between. I'm in the *voracious* reader category, reading several books weekly and some 100+ yearly. I don't do social media, I don't watch TV, I read. So when I get a low battery notice, I sync n' switch.

The Kindle is nice for assorted Amazon freebies and Prime books, but the main reason I have a Kindle is because I also am digitizing some of my print book collection for personal use (and maybe later, as I do have a few public domain print books), for MobileRead use. It's good to have a Kindle device to test on.

The pair of Aura HDs stuck around because it was an easy way to look at CSS styling changes, see which I liked the best in on identical screens at identical settings. But now that I have the Aura One/Forma combo, I will likely sell or find homes for those.

The Sony T2 sticks around for the occasional PDF, nostalgia and also as a good *acid test* for backward compatibility of my ePub3 home-made books.
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