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[Amazon.ca] Kindle, now with a built-in front light - Black $ 84.99

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[Amazon.ca] Kindle, now with a built-in front light - Black $ 84.99

Reg. $119.99
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Good price.
I got it a little cheaper at 74.99 back in Nov.
Great unit.
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Been curious about these e-readers for awhile. Is the eco system locked down to primarily just Amazon? Or can I basically plug it into my PC and drag and drop a pdf/epub from my desktop -> Kindle and it's good to go?
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RiCHC3 wrote: Been curious about these e-readers for awhile. Is the eco system locked down to primarily just Amazon? Or can I basically plug it into my PC and drag and drop a pdf/epub from my desktop -> Kindle and it's good to go?
You're looking for a Kobo.

Kobo is like the android of eReaders vs kindle is the cheap apple of eReaders (except it's dirt cheap, but closed ecosystem like Apple)

Kobo you get a lot more freedom, a lot more ease, cheaper in the long run to own, super easy to borrow library books, and their Forma model is phenomenal if you don't get the Libra.

Both waterproof, with front lights, excellent screens...

I was an aimless soil 2 years ago, but thanks to RFD found my way to Kobo and have been thoroughly satisfied.

Of course kindle have their advantages as well: price, large Amazon library of books to buy, and....yea thats it. Jk I'm sure there's more too but I'll let a Kindle user chime in to prophetically describe their experience.
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RiCHC3 wrote: Been curious about these e-readers for awhile. Is the eco system locked down to primarily just Amazon? Or can I basically plug it into my PC and drag and drop a pdf/epub from my desktop -> Kindle and it's good to go?
Calibre works well for importing your own content to a Kindle. There’s also an “e-mail to Kindle” feature that I’ve found to quite wonky.
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YYZC2 wrote: Calibre works well for importing your own content to a Kindle. There’s also an “e-mail to Kindle” feature that I’ve found to quite wonky.
When u mean own content would that include pdfs?
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itemsale2003 wrote: When u mean own content would that include pdfs?
I haven’t done it in a while, but PDF handling on the Kindle usually meant endless panning and scanning or undergoing conversion which stripped out most typefaces and formatting. Not a good experience in either scenario.
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itemsale2003 wrote: When u mean own content would that include pdfs?
PDF on Kindle works fine, however u need the larger size Kindle. I still use my Kindle DX 10.4" (11 years old) for reading of technical books.
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RiCHC3 wrote: Been curious about these e-readers for awhile. Is the eco system locked down to primarily just Amazon? Or can I basically plug it into my PC and drag and drop a pdf/epub from my desktop -> Kindle and it's good to go?
Our family has five of these. Totally not locked down. I download 95% of my books from other sources. The H20 is awesome for reading in hot tubs. :)

It won't read epub, though. Just use Calbre (free software that is awesome) to convert to MOBI. PDFs work, but sometimes there are formatting issues.
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S1 wrote: The better for Amazon to see your reading habits with Grinning Face
Lol, have you read some of the other threads around here? Home "automation" threads, 3rd party credit score app services, genetic tracing services. People around here don't seems to care very much about what personal information they share with big brother. Reading list doesn't even register.
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zdpz wrote: You're looking for a Kobo.

Kobo is like the android of eReaders vs kindle is the cheap apple of eReaders (except it's dirt cheap, but closed ecosystem like Apple)

Kobo you get a lot more freedom, a lot more ease, cheaper in the long run to own, super easy to borrow library books, and their Forma model is phenomenal if you don't get the Libra.

Both waterproof, with front lights, excellent screens...

I was an aimless soil 2 years ago, but thanks to RFD found my way to Kobo and have been thoroughly satisfied.

Of course kindle have their advantages as well: price, large Amazon library of books to buy, and....yea thats it. Jk I'm sure there's more too but I'll let a Kindle user chime in to prophetically describe their experience.
Rakuten currently has a 10% rebate offer on their site for their Ereaders...I think if I wasn't so immersed in the Amazon ecosystem I would start with Kobo. But with Calibre it's sort of moot if you are even a little technically savvy. .

https://ca.kobobooks.com/collections/ereaders
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So Kindles still don't play with Libby library services? Total deal breaker for me when I last looked into it. I guess Amazon prefers you to buy books of course.
Anyway my wife has a Kindle and it was easy enough to convert file types and load using Calibre.

I gather Kobo works fine with public libraries / Libby? Sounds like the way to go. And Calibre ok with Kobos?

Thanks for any info you guys can provide.
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I've had a few Kobo's over the years. They're all just paperweights now. Various issues eventually crop up and render them useless.

I bought a Kindle two boxing days ago and it's been flawless. Doesn't stutter with page flipping or opening books. I just transferred my Kobo library in Calibre. I don't have direct library access, but there are work arounds.
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RiCHC3 wrote: Been curious about these e-readers for awhile. Is the eco system locked down to primarily just Amazon? Or can I basically plug it into my PC and drag and drop a pdf/epub from my desktop -> Kindle and it's good to go?
Yes to 2nd question if you use software called calibre to convert as required.
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Kobo is the best. You're not locked into buying Kindle eBooks from Amazon. And paying for ridiculous subscriptions.

Kobo you can use overdrive and access the public library ebook database and borrow for free.

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Basically. If you want own an ebook and keep paying subscription fees and buy books get kindle.

If you want to get an ebook and use online sites to obtain Epub books or use public library database for free ebooks, Get Kobo. You can also get a subscription to Kobo store If you prefer that route too.
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RiCHC3 wrote: Been curious about these e-readers for awhile. Is the eco system locked down to primarily just Amazon? Or can I basically plug it into my PC and drag and drop a pdf/epub from my desktop -> Kindle and it's good to go?
Yes it works. I download my ebooks and convert them to mobi. It opens in Kindle just fine.
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I've owned a Kindle a looong time ago.

is it possible to buy books from Amazon.com?

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