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    Posted on 21-01-24, 19:48
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    I'm looking for an ebook reader that meets the following criteria:
    * Low power usage and long battery life, I assume through use of e-ink or whatever it's called.
    * As large a screen as possible.
    * Either the ability to read any PDF, Mobi, and Epub regardless of DRM/provenance; or modifiable so one can run custom firmware on it.
    * Doesn't contain super bright lights.
    * I'm not sure if I need one with a backlight, I'm depending on you guys to give me feedback on that. I prefer something that isn't bright as shit, but which lets me read the material. Controlling brightness would be really nice too.

    I have several hundred pirated ebooks in my backlog, and staring at a white screen while sitting in bed doesn't help my eyes or recall of the material. According to some research I read (link below among others I can't find right now), it's easier to recall material from a dead tree book than from a screen, so maybe something like e-ink will provide better recall than a laptop or tablet.

    https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1250471
    Posted on 21-01-24, 23:17 (revision 1)
    Not from my cellphone

    Post: #894 of 913
    Since: 10-30-18

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    E-ink by its nature (it's made of opaque material, unlike LCDs which are slabs of semi-transparent glass) doesn't play nice with backlights. Some devices may fake it with creative LED placement, but then that's not backlighting anymore - it's frontlight! More here: https://old.reddit.com/r/arduino/comments/7tdzn8/are_there_any_eink_screens_with_backlight/

    Think on e-ink like a good ol' fashioned paper book, because that's what it is, basically.

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    Posted on 21-01-25, 01:31
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    Post: #978 of 986
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    I have had good luck with both the Boox Nova and LikeBook Mars.

    Both carry an adjustable frontlight, selectable between white and amber at brightnesses from stupid high to barely there, as well as off.

    They also both run Android, so installing new reader software if the built-in reader is inadequate isn't very hard at all. I've not had issue with the integral reader on either, but also haven't pressed them hard.

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    Posted on 21-01-25, 01:44

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    Technology Connections made mention of the Onyx Boox Max. Might be something that meets your requirements.

    I still have no idea what I'm talking about.
    Posted on 21-01-25, 03:26 (revision 1)
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    Post: #979 of 986
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    Max is 'spensive as hell, though. Only reason I didn't get one. I believe it has been replaced with the mostly-the-same Max 2 now. Onyx releases new minor-difference models as easily as breathing.
    (case in point, Max 2 was replaced with Max 3, which itself was replaced with the lit Max Lumi)

    Software should be very similar to the Nova, from what I understand.

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    Posted on 21-01-25, 07:40 (revision 1)
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    Thanks for the feedback everyone, I'll go with Boox Nova 3. Doesn't seem too different from higher end models, and it has most everything I need without being half the cost of a low end used car.

    Time to make use of those 5 GB of pirated ebooks I've hoarded all these years.
    Posted on 21-01-25, 09:12

    Post: #316 of 321
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    I used to read my ebooks on a Kindle (without LEDs), but it was not that great. These days I just use my phone and the Lithium app.

    My current setup: Super Famicom ("2/1/3" SNS-CPU-1CHIP-02) → SCART → OSSC → StarTech USB3HDCAP → AmaRecTV 3.10
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