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Old 07-10-2020, 02:57 AM   #1
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Question Lightweight e-book reader for KOReader

Hello, I have a KPW2 with KOReader , I would like to buy a light weight e-bookreader. With automatic light and preferably not over 6 inches.

What can you recommend?
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Old 07-12-2020, 09:30 AM   #2
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I believe people are generally happy with the Kobo Clara HD.
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Old 07-12-2020, 12:25 PM   #3
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It's getting a bit long in the tooth (as in, the next model to be refreshed by Kobo [after the Nia] will either be the Clara or the Forma), but, essentially, if you're that keen on the 6" form factor, yeah .
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No automatic light I believe(unless you mean built-in light/backlight), but I'm really happy with Kobo Clara HD, after upgrading from Kindle Paperwhite 3.
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Hello, thanks for your answers. I am not fixated on 6 inches, 5 inches would be fine too. It would also be lighter. The Kobo Clara HD looks good.

But couldn't it be lighter, 100g or so? Isn't there anything? I still have an old Kindle 4 NT with about 150g weight, that is much more comfortable to read.

The ravages of time are right, I wait maybe half a year or so for the new version and then I buy either the new model or the cheaper Clara HD.


I read something about the Kobo, is it a simple relatively open Linux machine where I can just run my own bashscripts or Python on it? Do I understand this correctly?
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Old 07-15-2020, 06:02 AM   #6
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Open enough with some minor hacks, yes. Not open open but an awful lot more open than Kindle.
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Nice nice.. olry very nice. 1,5 x open is not bad.
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The new Pocketbook Touch Lux 4 is 155g

I have no knowledge of how good it as as en ereader though.
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I'm sure it's fine, but if you're looking for something to use with KOReader specifically then Pocketbooks are probably not the best choice.
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I'm sure it's fine, but if you're looking for something to use with KOReader specifically then Pocketbooks are probably not the best choice.
Kobo is also a good choice. If you want a Reader with a 7" or 8" screen, there is no Pocketbook for that.
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The Onyx Poke is extremely light, and will run Koreader. However, it is more money, and I suspect the screen contrast is not quite as good as the Kobo, though I might be wrong. And the battery life is nowhere near as long. It's open Android, so it does more, but less battery life, and it's lighter probably because of a small battery. The orange light on the Onyx is also redder (therefore better IMO). However, I doubt Koreader will run as well as on a kobo, though it does run. But you can run lots of other ebook apps on it.

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It looks like the forum has eaten my post.

I said that the Poke 2 looks very good. Since it is a tablet (with eink), how good is it for reading? Does KOreader run perfectly on it? How is the font comparison between Clara HD and the Poke 2?
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While KOReader actually runs about as well as on Kobo on some Android E Ink devices, Onyx is not one of those.

The program should run well enough, but without any special support for E Ink screen updates, which is unfortunately not a standard Android thing but something (often badly) tacked on by various vendors.

But aside from KOReader specifically, non-developer people generally seem fairly happy with Onyx devices.
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I wait some months, maybe there will be a new Kobo HD with 6 inch or the Poke 2 works with KOReader.
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