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Old 01-07-2024, 04:54 PM   #1
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I have the Kobo Forma. It is patched, and I keep wifi off always. I sideload through Calibre.

I also have the Libre H20, and I like the screen on the Forma better, as it has slightly better contrast. However, the lighting is a bit uneven on the button side in the Forma. I'm considering downsizing to a 7". Would I like the Libre 2 screen better, or is it essently the same as the Forma?

I would like a ebook device that is well regarded for exceptional contrast and even lighting, I also use invert screen extensively at night. I cannot live without it. In this regard, the deeper the black, the better.

Any recommendations? I'm willing to consider non-Kobo devices but I do like the OS on the Kobos, as it's fairly stable and easy to modify with the kobo patches.



Not interested in internet, apps, all that. I use my Kobos for what they're designed to do, reading.

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The Libra 2 is better than the Forma and better than most other current ereaders. There are a few on the same level (at least allegedly, I haven't seen them personally) and a couple of Boox Leaf devices are said to be even better, but generally you can't go wrong with the Libra 2 contrast-wise. And the light on mine is very even.

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Old 01-07-2024, 09:32 PM   #3
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The Libra 2 is better than the Forma and better than most other current ereaders. There are a few on the same level (at least allegedly, I haven't seen them personally) and a couple of Boox Leaf devices are said to be even better, but generally you can't go wrong with the Libra 2 contrast-wise. And the light on mine is very even.

Yeah the single biggest drawback of Boox devices is the Android OS. A plus for some, but for me, it's not the best platform for single use devices. Too much tinkering, and too many things can go wrong.



One reason why I like the Remarkable 2, is the single-use oriented OS. Ditto for Kobo devices.



In what ways is the Libra 2 better than most current ereaders?
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And eBook management. No other Reader beats that or even comes close.
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Well, other Kobo models do.
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One reason why I like the Remarkable 2, is the single-use oriented OS.
Almost all non-Android ereaders are just ereaders. The reMarkable is dual use. It's a PDF viewer (quite good one) with annotation and a Sketch pad app updated to allow text input from touch keyboard.
It's a networking only connection PDF tablet you can sketch on. It's not an ereader. It has no meta-data support, just a file manager. Many of the Android models have that problem.
I gave mine away. It's a bad copy of the Sony DPT and Fujitsu Digital Paper Tablets. The reMarkable can't be managed by Calibre. The Kindle Scribe, Pocketbook (note taking models), Boox (note taking models), Kobo Sage and Kobo Elipsa models are all superior to the reMarkable2. The original reMarkable has page turn and home buttons and a better writing surface. It's just a bit larger and heavier than the (cost reduced) remarkable2.

Also the only advantage of reMarkable 2 over the original reMarkable is that it's a bit lighter and a bit faster with a little more RAM and costs less to make. They run the same firmware. Original is nicer to write on. Poor amount of Flash memory. No on-device handwriting conversion (uses Internet service). Only use reMarkable Cloud, desktop program (not on Linux) or drag/drop one file at a time on browser. USB networking is a crazy interface.

Both reMarkable models are the same screen panel as an Elipsa. The original textured plastic for paper feel writing and 2 has glass.
Some Kobos are better contrast and sharpness. The Sage has same contrast/brightness but 300 dpi instead of reMarkable / Elipsa 227 dpi, so more pixels and sharper. Sage & Elipsa 32G storage vs 6G on reMarkable last time I looked.
Brightest/best contrast Kobo with front light off seems to be the 6.8″ 265 dpi original Kobo H2O with SD card slot.

The Kindle (apart from Scribe), Kobo (apart from Sage & Elipsa), Nook and old Sony PRS models are true single use ereaders that don't need a file browser due to meta-data Library use. The Scribe, Sage & Elipsa add notetaking.

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In what ways is the Libra 2 better than most current ereaders?
Contrast, current version uses 32G SD card. Internet never needed.
I have one and had the same size Kindle Oasis (gen 2). The Libra 2 might be one of the best 7″ ereaders. Better than the Oasis or my 7.8″ Android based Mars (though it can run the Irish local library apps, its only advantage apart from SD card slot. The audio is pointless).
Oddly the MSP/Ntrig protocol Kobo pen, and 3rd party ones, work on the sketch pad of the Libra 2 to take and save notes and sketches. One button selects a fatter line and the other button erases. Saves as SVG, and can be viewed or copied off, but not further edited on the Libra 2.
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