- Oct 28, 2017
Kobo Forma looks real nice, but I was already in the Kindle ecosystem with an older paperwhite when I was looking to upgrade, so got the newest Oasis with all the bells and whistles - it's a lovely bit of kit
Planning to get a Kindle Oasis soon too. FIgured if I'm gonna go in on a new one, I may as well go all in.
Wow I had no idea.Never tried a Kobo, but I've owned a kindle 2,3/keyboard,voyage and oasis 2.
If you are going for a kindle, and want a new one, then IMO the page turn buttons are indispensable, so I recommend splurging for the oasis 2. What you can do is buy a cheap kindle on craigslist or whatever local place you have, just the cheapest one you can find (around 10 USD or less), and then trade it in to amazon. They will give you 25% off a new kindle AND take off the value of the kindle you traded in on top of that. So you can get the base model of the oasis 2 for less than 180 USD.
Yes, I know that the technologies are different - I own both the devices and have posted comparisons in the past:Really no point in comparing LCD technology with Eink. The screens are different and display different. If you are worried about eyestrain there is more literature out there talking about how bad the direct light of an LCD screen is for the eyes than an the indirect light of a frontlit Eink screen (which you can turn off or near enough).
There is debate over the effects of near-UV blue light causing eye strain and leading to macular degeneration.
Yes, that's true - and it's one of the nice things about e-ink's monochrome displays. You can see it in the images I posted above, and this is an older (lower resolution) Kindle 4 for comparison:Eink is a stable display, there is no rapid refresh which some people believe causes eyestrain. The pixels also work differently so even a higher res LCD doesn't look the same as a lower res Eink. Eink is in modules that do not have spaces between pixels, LCDs do even if they are smaller than ever.
Ah, I didn't know you could email more than one book at a time now. I normally download the books to my library, and then transfer them via Calibre.And you absolutely can email more than book to your Kindle at a time. I just did it yesterday. Most 3rd party stores that sell Kindle compatible books make sending books to Kindle easy. Humble Bundle has you enter the devices email address, let's you check off the books you want, and send them all at once. StoryBundle is the same. But considering how tech savvy most of us on ResetEra are, using a program to convert eBooks isn't asking much.