Other types of ereaders

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Other types of ereaders

Post by Stanzz » 18 Jan 2018, 07:40

I'm just kind of curious as to how many people use ereaders other than nook or kindle. I get that those are the most popular, but they're not the only two on the market, especially in other countries.
I personally use a Tolino, but I got that in a hugendubel when I was studying abroad in Germany. I personally find it a lot better than kindle or nook, but mostly because it lacks a proprietary format and is incredibly simple to use.
It's funny how "kindle" is sort of turning into another band-aid or kleenex. Even I sometimes jokingly call my Tolino "Herr Kindle".
Do you use something other than nook/kindle/their respective apps? Do you still call it that as a shorthand?

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Post by uyky » 19 Jan 2018, 11:35

I use Kobo. I liked the size, because it is a bit bigger than most of the other readers in the same price range and I wanted to use it for comics also. But as much as I love other aspects of it, reading pdf files on it just gives me headaches.

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Post by Emma13 » 01 Feb 2018, 11:18

I've heard good things about the Kobo, but I'm sticking with my Kindle for now. I've got the original version so it doesn't do as much as some of the newer types, but it's still fine. Probably wouldn't be great for image-heavy books though.

I have started reading PDF texts on my laptop rather than on a specific e-reader. There's a lot more glare than I would like, though, so I'm not sure that this is going to work for me long-term.

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Post by Samy Lax » 25 Feb 2018, 06:41

Am just another one of those Kindle owners.
“If you're reading this...
Congratulations, you're alive.
If that's not something to smile about,
then I don't know what is.”
― Chad Sugg, Monsters Under Your Head

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Post by SDC » 30 Apr 2018, 13:27

I use Google books. It’s universal on all my devices, I can pick up where I left off on any device and the cloud keeps my books for me.
I also appreciate IBooks.....for the same reason, except it only works with Apple products. I’m not much of a Kindle or Nook fan. I have use Kindle app, but to me, it’s too hard to figure out.

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