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Old 02-15-2024, 05:00 PM   #1
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Smile Where can I buy a PocketBook Basic 4 (or similar)?

So here is the dilemma.

I would like a reader that does not have wireless capabilities (as in the hardware is not present, a software toggle will not do). My job requires that any electronics we bring must not have wireless capability. Essentially, I discovered that the only reader that meets this criteria (that has been made this decade) is the PocketBook Basic 4. The issue is, I cannot find it anywhere used or new. I am in the United States, so maybe that is why? Any suggestions on where to get this device or possibly suggestions on where I can find something similar? Removable storage is acceptable.

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Old 02-15-2024, 06:41 PM   #2
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It's surprisingly difficult to find such reader. Reddit thread told me that you can try Woxter Scriba (which is a clone of Yiben P47L): it's 4.7", though, and has no front light or touch screen.

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Old 02-16-2024, 12:15 AM   #3
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It's surprisingly difficult to find such reader. Reddit thread told me that you can try Woxter Scriba (which is a clone of Yiben P47L): it's 4.7", though, and has no front light or touch screen.
Indeed! Thanks for the suggestion. It seems as if this is the official website: https://woxter.es/esp/es/308-libros-electronicos
Amazon has it listed but it seems sold out in a lot of places.
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You might have to look at older devices. Perhaps a second-hand Sony PRS?
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Old 02-16-2024, 11:19 AM   #5
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I found this reader. It seems to not have any wireless capabilities. Little pricey for what it is. But we are gonna try it out!

GOWENIC Ereader, 6In 800X600 Reading Tablet Hd Ink Screen E Reader 8Gb 512Mb Abs Ebook Reader with Protective Case Film for Reading, Support 32Gb Tf Card Expansion

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Sony PRS-600 brand-new old stock from FleaBay:

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You might have to look at older devices. Perhaps a second-hand Sony PRS?
Oh heck no. That would be like buying an iPhone 4.
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Again heck no. The battery could be shot and the screen is so bad that you are looking at a mirror. It's a terrible device. The 600 was a disaster from day 1.
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Oh heck no. That would be like buying an iPhone 4.
It makes me wince also, but finding a modern ereader without WIFI/BT is no easy task.

Perhaps you can suggest a suitable product?
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It makes me wince also, but finding a modern ereader without WIFI/BT is no easy task.

Perhaps you can suggest a suitable product?
If you can find a Russian PocketBook PB615 (Basic Lux in other countries), it doesn't have WiFi. I don't think the PocketBook Basic 2 had WiFi, though the 3 and 4 do.

A Sony PRS-650 would probably be a good (relatively economical) choice. Even if the battery is low, battery replacements are easy to find for this model. A 5" version of the same thing would be the PRS-350 (more of these currently on eBay). Neither of these have WiFi.

Not much choice (especially for anything relatively new).

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It makes me wince also, but finding a modern ereader without WIFI/BT is no easy task.

Perhaps you can suggest a suitable product?
Maybe there is a Reader where it can be opened and the WiFi/BT module can be removed. That way you'll get a much better Reader then some old model with a run-down batter worse screen that's most likely low-res, slow, doesn't work well with hi-res images, and other other issues.

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Maybe there is a Reader where it can be opened and the WiFi/BT module can be removed.
I imagine that wouldn't be sufficient to appease the poster's workplace regulations (perhaps they can confirm?). They would most likely want to consult the device documentation to confirm there's no network connectivity.
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I imagine that wouldn't be sufficient to appease the poster's workplace regulations (perhaps they can confirm?). They would most likely want to consult the device documentation to confirm there's no network connectivity.
Indeed. Modifying the reader is not ideal.

On a side note, for the chinesium one I picked up. It is okay. The software is sluggish but it does meet the requirements.
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Looking at the PocketBook 615 PCB, it seems as if this green module is the wireless hardware. I can remove them but proving it doesn't have WiFi capability to a FSO is gonna be hard.
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It makes me wince also, but finding a modern ereader without WIFI/BT is no easy task.

Perhaps you can suggest a suitable product?
My thirteen year or kindle 4 is still seeing use, and has practically no problems. Eink devices wear out a lot slower than phones. Batteries aren't drained and need recharging every day, while cpu and screen are only under stress whenever page is turned. You may need a bit of luck buying online, but chances are that even really old devices have plenty of life in them.
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