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Outrunner
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PosteReader
by Outrunner » Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:34 pm

My mum has decided she may be interested in reading ebooks from the library and I'm trying to decide on the best eReader for her.

Ideally I'd want an eink reader, I think she'd get on better with the screen over a tablet and she sometimes has pain in her arm (the result of a fall and operation) so a light eReader would be ideal. However the main problem here is my parents don't have a PC or Mac to run ADE to transfer the library books to a reader and I'm a bit loathed to get them a laptop just for this purpose. It isn't possible for me to do it as my computer is a Chromebook.

My second choice would be an eReader running Android so I could download the Borrowbox app but they seem pricey and I'm sure I read someone that Google blocked them from using the Play Store.

My last option is a cheap Android tablet or the Fire (7 or 8)

Has anyone here used an Android eReader? Or used a Fire as their eReader of choice?

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PostRe: eReader
by Winckle » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:13 pm

Kobo ereaders have built in support for borrowing public library books on the device. No PC needed if your local library supports Overdrive.

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by Peter Crisp » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:44 pm

I've had Amazon Ereaders since the first generation with a keyboard.
You'll certainly have a better experience with E-ink and I would recommend the Amazon Paperwhite but it does tie you into the Amazon ecosystem and I don't think you can use it to borrow books (I've never tried though) so maybe the Kobo would suit you more.

E-ink is a fantastic technology and with it being relatively cheap I can't see a downside of giving it a go and it really is a massive improvement over using a tablet.

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PostRe: eReader
by Outrunner » Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:27 pm

Winckle wrote:Kobo ereaders have built in support for borrowing public library books on the device. No PC needed if your local library supports Overdrive.


Unfortunately it doesn't, It only supports Borrowbox. Which is a shame because A Kobo would be ideal

I don't think you can use it to borrow books


You can in America but not in the UK. I kind of get Amazons reasoning on this but then you can download the Borrowbox app from the Amazon app store on to the Fire


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