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Old 04-07-2019, 04:37 PM   #106
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All devices have their strong points. The Nova Pro has plenty of advantages over the devices you mentioned.

Kobo/Kindle: the Nova takes notes, sketches, runs useful apps for reading or managing content like pocket, instareader, dropbox natively. And has access to multiple app stores that let you install other apps you might find useful.

iPad: Nova has an eink screen which is subjectively better in many ways, and has drastically better battery life.

No doubt your other devices have other advantages over the Nova as well.
You are right. However, for 300 quid, I found the Nova Pro clunky to use, with a worse reading app than either Kindle or Kobo and worse PDF options than available on the iPad.
I was hoping the Kindle app would run well, b7t 8t didn‘t compared to an actual Kindle. I also hoped the epub rendering would be as good as Kobo‘s but it wasn‘t. I also thought that the PDF reader would provide a fluid, stable experience, but it didn’t.
I guess it’s an essential device for people who read tons of PDFs out in the park, but merely gaining the option to do so is not worth it in my opinion.
I also really did not like that Neoreader does not write into PDFs directly but always has to create a separate file which is huge in comparison to the original. Even the free Koreader app on Kobo is better in that regard.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a terrible device in itself, it’s just quite useless with questionable performance when you already have your workflow with PDFs and epubs set up. There’s nothing in the Nova Pro that made me want to adapt my workflow to it.
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Old 04-11-2019, 09:47 PM   #107
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Got my Onyx Nova Pro about a week ago. Didn't want to spend a lot on a case, so I decided to shop the universal tablet holders. Tried one with the straps/stretch bands that go across the corners, and the strap went over the power button. Needless to say, that did not work.

Tried the Solo Metro Universal Tablet Case, UBN220-4, from Amazon, for $15. It has these metal clips over the corners to hold the reader in, and they do avoid the power button.

The case is a decent fit given its a universal case. However, this case does not have a stylus holder in case someone needs that. I wanted my Nova Pro as an ereader because the 7.8" screen seems a better size to me than my Kindle, so not too concerned about it mysefl.

Haven't been able to use it much yet, but so far I have enjoyed the Nova Pro. First 50 pages in the Kindle app was an adjustment. As others have pointed out, the sensitivity is a bit different from the Kindle. I'm sure after a couple of books, my page turning will be automatic.

I'm also liking the light color adjustments for reading at night before I got to bed. Make the light warm, and I can go to sleep easier after a half hour of reading.

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Old 04-27-2019, 10:08 AM   #108
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I received mine yesterday and updated it to 2.1.1.

Does anyone know how to get the dictionary function to work ?
It keeps saying "loading" then "there is no data" when u highlight a word in any epub.
It doesn't even load the default dictionary that was already in the dict folder by default.

Edit:
figured it out,
just downloaded dicts here :https://sites.google.com/site/gtongu...t-dictionaries
decompressed, put in the MAIN dicts folder not the the 0/dicts folder where the default dictionary already was.
Everything works now.

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Old 04-27-2019, 11:52 AM   #109
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Onyx Boox Nova Pro as an Emacs Writing Device

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I have not been able to get any wired keyboard or usb storage device to be recognized via the usb c port on the nova pro.
Alas, well, thank you for the info. I suppose I’ll just have to use bluetooth.

My use case for a Nova Pro is for writing using Emacs within Termux, which I know the device is totally capable of. Before I take the $300 plunge, is anyone using Termux anything more than casually on the device? Any gotchas, like Termux draining the battery too quickly, etc?

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Old 04-28-2019, 07:29 AM   #110
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Do you guys can tell me if that black gloom to the right is normal when u turn backlight on ?
I mean, it's a 300 $ plus device and I didn't expect this screen behavior quiet honestly.

https://i.ibb.co/K2Gg2nB/IMG-0328.jpg

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Old 04-29-2019, 11:04 AM   #111
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I've customized my Note Pro interface using Nova Launcher. I'd like to take advantage of the newest features. But, I think I read on another thread that after updating to version 2.1 that the Note app no longer showed up as a separate app that can be added to the screen.

Can someone confirm?
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Old 05-18-2019, 03:21 PM   #112
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I have just ordered Onyx Boox Nova Pro on Amazon. I have a Max2 Pro with 4gb ram, and I am really happy with it. I use it as my main device. I am writing my novel using the wacom pen, and found that I need two devices. So I thought I will try Nova Pro. Can anyone tell me what is Onyx Boox Nova Pro like to write on, I realise that it has a glass surface? On Max 2 Pro I prefer the slight bounce when I am writing, it feels more like paper than writing on my Ipad. Is the surface too hard unlike on the older devices (Onyx Boox Note, Onyx Boox Max 2, or Max)? If so, then I might cancel it. Many thanks!!
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Old 05-18-2019, 05:29 PM   #113
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I've customized my Note Pro interface using Nova Launcher. I'd like to take advantage of the newest features. But, I think I read on another thread that after updating to version 2.1 that the Note app no longer showed up as a separate app that can be added to the screen.

Can someone confirm?
Yes, I can confirm (on Max 2 - but the firmware seems to be more or less the same).
This unfortunately also means, that the note app vanishes from the "recent apps".
You can still add "contentbrowser" as the onyx launcher, and from there go to the note tab.
Or, another workaround, you can us the navigation ball - it has a function "note", that you can assign to one of the buttons.
Not ideal, but I find it less hassle than I thought it would be.
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Old 05-25-2019, 10:05 AM   #114
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I've got a question about Nova and Nova Pro screen. are they using glass as front screen in both devices? how much is the glare on their screen? currently I have a kindle paper white and it's amazing how little is the glare even under direct sunlight. and more importantly that special texture they engraved to the glass make it a joy to touch.
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Old 06-03-2019, 11:26 PM   #115
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Do you guys can tell me if that black gloom to the right is normal when u turn backlight on ?
I mean, it's a 300 $ plus device and I didn't expect this screen behavior quiet honestly.

https://i.ibb.co/K2Gg2nB/IMG-0328.jpg
Hi, yes mine shows this as well, not quite as dark as yours all the way along, more in the corner. Mine is also reverting to Chinese language when it reboots and seems to want to reboot every time rather than just wake up from sleep. Going to email the place I bought it and see whether they have an answer
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Old 06-04-2019, 05:50 AM   #116
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I returned my Onyx Nova to Amazon yesterday. It was really slow (compared to my Likebook Mars), and had many unexpected shutdowns. There is an update coming through so hopefully it will fix it.

Currently, even my Max 2 Pro (4 GB RAM) is crawling compared to my Likebook.

Goodluck!!
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