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E readers - which one?
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Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:01 PM
My old kindle has died, and I need a new E-reader for christmas. My kindle was great, but I didn't like that I can't seem to borrow from the library with it. Should I get a kobo instead? I would be both borrowing and buying books, and lightweight is a priority. Recommendations please EBers
Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:18 PM
We own two Kobos. No complaints from me! I chose Kobo so we could borrow for free. It was a bit fiddly to put library books on it originally ( needed a pc to download book, then use Adobe Acrobat to save then move to the Kobo). The current models can download books using wifi so are simpler to use.
Posted 05 December 2018 - 01:00 PM
New kobos have the overdrive app built in!! Download directly to your kobo. I have a kobo Clara hd waiting for me for Christmas. It is replacing my current kobo.
I also have an old kindle, which I barely use. I mostly borrow books from library and it is fiddly to put on my current kobo. Which is why I am replacing it.
Posted 05 December 2018 - 03:08 PM
I just got the Clara HD to replace an ancient Sony Ereader. I borrow books, get given digital books and get put of copyright ones free.
You can join multiple libraries then borrow online, to increase your selection.
I like the light in the screen and it being lightweight and small. I've never had a Kindle, I don't like being tied in to their store only.
Posted 05 December 2018 - 03:31 PM
I owned 3 Kobos before eventually getting a Kindle. I still have a Kobo for library stuff.
If I had to pick one however, I would go the Kindle, as it has been more reliable. My Kobos would freeze and need to be rebooted. I had to take a couple back to the shop (Officeworks were brilliant at exchanging). I did love them though.
Kindle books also seem to be somewhat cheaper on the whole when purchasing.
Posted 17 February 2019 - 07:20 PM
Are those who got Kobo Claras for Xmas still loving them?
Looking at getting one or two to enable reading on an overseas trip. Our library uses Overdrive for e-books and seems to have a good selection.
Got mine in November yes I'm still loving it. Someone gave me 2,000 books so I haven't tested borrowing from the library.
I love the backlight which is not blue light.
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