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  Reply # 903302 26-Sep-2013 20:12 Send private message

Thanks for the additional ideas and information, much appreciated.




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  Reply # 903320 26-Sep-2013 20:27 One person supports this post Send private message

Havent tried the paperwhite. I have a Kindle DX and Kindle Touch and a kobo touch and kobo glo.  I mostly use the Kobo Glo now.   Used to hae Ipad whent they first came out then bought an Asus transformer TF101 which I still have.  So I have tried most even the computer for reading books.
 I very much prefer the Kobo Glo.  The tablets and computer gives me severe eyestrain reading for long on them. You also get glare from the screen and virtually impossible to read outside and awkward in bed.
  The Kindle Touch with the cover with built in light  I find best for reading in bed. All other places I now use the kobo glo.  I dont get eyestrain with them and they are great for outside reading.

Amazon is best for me for books and have greatest range.  Not as great a range at Kobobooks but is getting better and also have some books amazon dont.

I use Calibre to convert epubs to mobi and mobi to epub so I can read on either device.  Connect device to computer and keep synched with calibre. very easy.  Hardest part is getting your adobe digital editions key into calibre and thats not hard




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  Reply # 903334 26-Sep-2013 20:48 One person supports this post Send private message

While I don't quite understand all of the above - it looks as though Kobo Glo is worth a good look, and I can learn the other stuff as I need to.

Thank you




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  Reply # 903347 26-Sep-2013 21:13 Send private message

I recall Consumer ranked the kindle paperwhite as the best

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  Reply # 903376 26-Sep-2013 21:38 One person supports this post Send private message

I don't think you'll be disappointed with a Kobo. One advantage from memory is the Kobo will handle a wider range of file types than the Kindle.  

Here's a quote from a comment from the article below:

The fact that Amazon is the ONLY e-book seller that uses .mobi format over the more universal .epub is actually another strike against them in my opinion. Kobo is much more open source. I can get books from anywhere instead of being tied to Amazon, and I have never had any trouble finding any book offered on Amazon offered somewhere else as epub.


However have a look at the Aura. Theres a bit about it here.' http://reviews.cnet.com/e-book-readers/kobo-aura/4505-3508_7-35826967.html




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  Reply # 903412 26-Sep-2013 22:54 Send private message

Technofreak: I don't think you'll be disappointed with a Kobo. One advantage from memory is the Kobo will handle a wider range of file types than the Kindle.  

Here's a quote from a comment from the article below:

The fact that Amazon is the ONLY e-book seller that uses .mobi format over the more universal .epub is actually another strike against them in my opinion. Kobo is much more open source. I can get books from anywhere instead of being tied to Amazon, and I have never had any trouble finding any book offered on Amazon offered somewhere else as epub.


However have a look at the Aura. Theres a bit about it here.' http://reviews.cnet.com/e-book-readers/kobo-aura/4505-3508_7-35826967.html



not a problem just use Calibre and it converts any file to mobi and uploads it to your Kindle . painless and free

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  Reply # 903418 26-Sep-2013 23:30 Send private message

vexxxboy:
Technofreak: I don't think you'll be disappointed with a Kobo. One advantage from memory is the Kobo will handle a wider range of file types than the Kindle.  

Here's a quote from a comment from the article below:

The fact that Amazon is the ONLY e-book seller that uses .mobi format over the more universal .epub is actually another strike against them in my opinion. Kobo is much more open source. I can get books from anywhere instead of being tied to Amazon, and I have never had any trouble finding any book offered on Amazon offered somewhere else as epub.


However have a look at the Aura. Theres a bit about it here.' http://reviews.cnet.com/e-book-readers/kobo-aura/4505-3508_7-35826967.html



not a problem just use Calibre and it converts any file to mobi and uploads it to your Kindle . painless and free


Yes I have heard people do that. Possibly the only negative I can see with the kindle is that you can not borrow books from  libraries that use overdrive, which is just plain stupid.

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  Reply # 903459 27-Sep-2013 07:18 Send private message

vexxxboy:not a problem just use Calibre and it converts any file to mobi and uploads it to your Kindle . painless and free


Calibre can be good, but it can be rubbish as well. Try converting a PDF to mobi and you'll see what I mean. Plus every time you start it there's a new version to install.

I use a "send to kindle" program that Amazon released. I just right click on a mobi/pdf file and say "send to kindle".




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  Reply # 903460 27-Sep-2013 07:20 Send private message

I'm considering getting my Mum an e-reader. The default is Kindle because I know how it works, but considering a Kobo. How easy is a kobo to use for a someone not very tech savvy? Especially doing these things:
- Buying a book from an online store? Is there an integrated store like Amazon?
- Buying a book from another store and manually putting it on the kobo?
- Getting a pdf onto it?




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  Reply # 903465 27-Sep-2013 07:41 Send private message

timmmay:
vexxxboy:not a problem just use Calibre and it converts any file to mobi and uploads it to your Kindle . painless and free


Calibre can be good, but it can be rubbish as well. Try converting a PDF to mobi and you'll see what I mean. Plus every time you start it there's a new version to install.

I use a "send to kindle" program that Amazon released. I just right click on a mobi/pdf file and say "send to kindle".
for this the best solution I think would get a Kindle 3g model.   I find it the easiest.  I use computer to buy the book and it is sent automatically to Kindle.

My Kobo I transfer from computer to kobo.  If I use computer to buy kobo book it wont download to Kobo.  If I buy using Kobo it will.   So not quite as user friendly for someone not tech savy.




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  Reply # 903693 27-Sep-2013 12:57 Send private message

jeffnz: I still don't get why we have E readers when you can have most of it on a tablet or your smartphone.

Its like those that have an Ipod and an Iphone, whats the point.

I use Kindle on my S4 and its fine.


I used to read ebooks on my phone (iphone - if you can believe)

I then got a kindle and WOW what a nicer reading experience - big bright white page that looks like paper and easy to read in bright sunlight, I found it MUCH easier on my eyes and does not drain your phone battery.

Speaking of battery life, the kindle is measured in weeks, not hours - it will last me at least a month of average use - 2 hours or so a day.

I also have the kindle app on my Note phone, and my books will sync which page I am up to on kindle and I can continue on the note if I forget to bring my kindle. 

you will need to try an e reader out for yourself to see what I mean about the better reading experience.

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  Reply # 903711 27-Sep-2013 13:23 Send private message

mattwnz:
vexxxboy:
Technofreak: I don't think you'll be disappointed with a Kobo. One advantage from memory is the Kobo will handle a wider range of file types than the Kindle.  

Here's a quote from a comment from the article below:

The fact that Amazon is the ONLY e-book seller that uses .mobi format over the more universal .epub is actually another strike against them in my opinion. Kobo is much more open source. I can get books from anywhere instead of being tied to Amazon, and I have never had any trouble finding any book offered on Amazon offered somewhere else as epub.


However have a look at the Aura. Theres a bit about it here.' http://reviews.cnet.com/e-book-readers/kobo-aura/4505-3508_7-35826967.html



not a problem just use Calibre and it converts any file to mobi and uploads it to your Kindle . painless and free


Yes I have heard people do that. Possibly the only negative I can see with the kindle is that you can not borrow books from  libraries that use overdrive, which is just plain stupid.


You can, once again using Calibre.







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  Reply # 903735 27-Sep-2013 13:51 Send private message

Now have 3 Kindle Paperwhites in our house enjoyed by all just been to fiji was so easy to read in the sun.
A friend has a kobo and i find it too heavy to hold for a long read.

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  Reply # 903767 27-Sep-2013 14:39

sleepy: Now have 3 Kindle Paperwhites in our house enjoyed by all just been to fiji was so easy to read in the sun.
A friend has a kobo and i find it too heavy to hold for a long read.


What Kobo? A Kobo Glo or Touch is lighter than a Kindle Paperwhite.

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  Reply # 903782 27-Sep-2013 14:59 Send private message

Not sure which kobo he has had it about 18 months

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