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What is a good e-reader for reading manga? Thinking of buying one.
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Any e-reader with e-ink.
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Avoid tablets, otherwise you might as well use a laptop. A kindle with no backlight is wonderful on the eyes, you can read for hours without straining eyes.
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Kindle Paperwhite is you want to drop the dosh.
Battery lasts like 200 hours even when using the backlight and it is still e-ink so not as much strain on the eyes.
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>>101556570
Any particular kind? Or are they all the same?
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>>101556639
I've looked at the paperwhite for a bit, but it hasn't answered my question. Can you turn off the backlight? Does it use e-ink as well?
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>>101556678
Backlight can be turned off. And yes, it is e-ink.
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>>101556646
They are about all the same. Yes the paper white uses e-ink. I have the $50 old kindle and its perfetly fine for me.
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>>101556522
>e-reader

could you buy a bigger pussy repellent
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A Barnes and Noble Nook Dayglo. It's cheap, it's got a good interface and a better tablet design than the Kindle Paperwhite, and more screen.
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>>101556775
>could you buy a bigger pussy repellent
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>>101556782
It looks rather small for manga
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>>101556931
Same size as the Kindle Paperwhite.
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Does the Nook HD+ support 64gb sd cards? I want fit all my mango in there.
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>>101557022
It should. But it's a tablet, not an e-reader.
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Nooks and Kindles are stripped down versions of Android. You're better off just getting the real thing. If reading documents is all you want to do, a $50 tablet is all you need.
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Since we are talking about e-book here, did anyone know when will the ebook with colour e-ink come to commercial production?
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Kindle keyboard is shit for manga. The resolution is too small so everything will be tiny and hard to read.
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>>101557692
No idea. >>101557692
If you're talking about Mirasol, they cancelled it. BUt people are working on it.
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>>101557692
>>101557825
http://www.amazon.com/Ectaco-JetBook-Color-eBook-Reader/dp/B00756YMGU/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1391596188&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=EctacJetbook
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Kobo Aura HD. 7-inch 1440x1080, SD slot, native cbr/cbz support.
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>>101556775
>kindle
>pussy repellent
Maybe in USA reading books is taboo and not something you would bring up during a conversation, but other countries don't seem to have any problem with it.
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>>101559503
I don't know why people would buy a Kindle over a Nook.
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>>101559523
Is the Nook better or something?
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>>101559523
>why support amazon over barnes and noble?
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>>101559553
I like the Nook's design and texture more, and the early kindles had those stupid keyboards.
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>>101559503
No its not the USA. It just Middle/highschool edgy kids who think they are cool because "REBAL WITHOUT CAUSE LEGION Xd.
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>>101556775
You could browse /a/.
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>>101559408
>http://www.amazon.com/Ectaco-JetBook-Color-eBook-Reader/dp/B00756YMGU/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1391596188&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=EctacJetbook

Exactly what I want but WTF this is way way too expensive.
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>>101556522
Why don't you get a 7" tablet? I find my Nexus 7 to be better for reading manga than my 6" e-reader.
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OP, anything that uses e-Ink.and has a back light.
Bigger screen.is better unless you need to carry everything on.your person.
> Do I really need back light?
No. If you can afford it you should get it however. You'll be glad you did.
>colo—
No.
> Tabl—
NO!
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You plebs never read it in your smartphones? You're missing out on those glorious coloured pages.
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>>101560301
>Smartphones
>Colored manga pages
Please. PC-Only 4 lyfe.
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>>101560301
I can use my PC for colour pages or whatever, reading it on my phone is a pain.
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I recommend the Kindle Paperwhite. I mean, I haven't used it for manga but I bought my mom one for her birthday and she seems to like it.
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>>101560185
So I guess a Kobo Aura/Aura HD? I was thinking about the Kindle Paperwhite, but I remember someone saying something about the screen being dodgy. Don't remember what it was though.
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>>101560301
I actually have never tried on my Note 3. Is there a certain app that's better than others for reading manga?
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>>101560401
I'm using Manga Plus for downloading and reading offline, and Manga Rock for those really long series that I can't be bothered downloading. Both are fine, and aren't butt ugly.
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>>101560373
Kobo is not a good choice. They were linked to Borders' catalogue, and with Borders' collapse, they're lacking a shop and catalogue for books.

Nook Glowlight or Kindle Paperwhite. Those are the only decent choices.
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>>101560461
I don't really buy books. Can I sideload them onto the reader?
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>>101560492
I know that you can with the Kindle.
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>>101556617
I disagree, tablets have the two benefits of being naturally portrait oriented (thus better for full-screen reading) and generally being lighter and easier to hold and read sort of like a book.

Personally, having tried both, I prefer tablets over e-readers for manga, and my go-to device for this is my Nook HD+ I picked up for $150 on Amazon a while back. Its 9" screen is a pretty good size for this, I don't like the 6-7" displays of most e-readers out there for manga. Also this is purely personal preference but I think LCD displays just look much more crisp and appealing for this purpose.

Since this is an e-reader thread, I've heard some good things about the Kobo Aura HD. I've used a Kindle Paperwhite myself, and love it for reading books (which I use it for just about daily, even after I got my tablet) but was unimpressed with it for manga and went back to reading on my computer monitor until I got the tablet, which felt like the first real improvement over both. If you really want to splurge I'd recommend going for one of those larger "deluxe" e-readers since I really do feel like the small screens of most e-readers just don't do manga justice at all.
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>>101560401
oh yeah, note3 mastur race. Use SCViewer mane. The icon is shit but the controls are butter smooth
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>>101560492
You can sideload them onto the Nook and onto the Kindle. I'm reasonably sure you can do it with the Kobo too.
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>>101560492
Pretty much every e-reader I know of you can very easily with some kind of drag and drop. For the Kindle you use .mobi, for the Nook stuff you use .epub, dunno what other e-readers use, but converting is extremely simple with a program called Calibre. Finding the books is also pretty easy, I just go to #bookz on undernet and can almost always find what I need right away.
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>>101560525
Agh, I can't buy them anyway. Fucking Australia.
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>>101560572
And the Nook has a PC reader, so you can read your ebooks on your computer as well.
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>>101560595
Seriously? Does Australia have a special Amazon store like other countries do?
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>>101560544
Larger ones? The largest I've seen is 7", what other ones are there?
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>>101560038
Agreed. I'm using one and it's quite comfortable to read with.
You can use screen filter app to prolong battery life and make it more comfortable for eyes, and there are a lot of apps to use to view manga the one I use is called X-plore which is a file explorer but I use it to view compressed without decompress them and it supports CBR and CBZ , and it's faster in processing images as well,very fast zoom and no delay in flipping between images.
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>>101560625
It does but its extremely limited and usually has silly shipping costs.
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>>101560625
I dunno about that, but I have no idea where to buy the Nook e-readers. Kindle e-readers I can buy at Dicksmith, but it's kinda out of my price range, being a jobless NEET underage feget.
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>>101560548
Enjoy your fail speakers. Samsung fucked up completely with speaker quality here.
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>>101560626
Only one I know off the top of my head is the Kindle DX, but I think the other manufacturers should have competing lines. Though I just checked and 1200 x 824 resolution seems kind of dogshit, that's gonna look pretty bad for manga. The HD+ (LCD tablet, not e-ink) is a just slightly smaller screen I think, and is 1920 x 1280 or something like that, which is pretty good resolution for reading manga I think, I wouldn't want to go much lower, especially on a screen that size.

So yeah unless you find a large sized e-reader with at least that resolution I'd pass on it since I can't imagine it not looking like crap. Perhaps I should retract this suggestion.
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>>101560629
What is the screen filter app?
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>>101560684
Nook you can get from BN.com and your local Barnes and Noble. However, it's only $20 cheaper than the Kindle Paperwhite, assuming you don't want ads on your Kindle.
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>>101560784
I've never seen a Barnes & Noble here, but it's not like I've searched for one so I wouldn't know. Sydney, FYI.
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>>101560724
I loaded Hayate no Gotoku onto my ereader, looks pretty damn nice.
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>>101560846
What e-reader though?
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>>101560734
It's an app that cast a black curtain on you screen which makes it even dimmer than the lowest brightness settings you can have.
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>>101560871
Nook Glowlight, the old version.
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Best android app for manga? I currently use Comicrack.
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>>101561067
I use Manga Watcher. It has a few flaws but generally I'm pretty happy with it most of the time.
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>>101556522
The Android emulator on your PC.

Or you could just use "comix" or what-have-you on your PC, I think that'd be easier.
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>>101560544
Are there any better than the Kobo Aura (within relatively same price range)?
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>>101561240
>Kobo Aura
>$150

Seriously, the Kindle Paperwhite or Nook Glowlight are the same size, and cheaper. Kindle at $139, Nook at $119, and with better support.
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>>101561380
The Paperwhite is cheaper by a good bit (especially if you opt for the ad-supported one) but the resolution is a good bit less, which I consider not too significant for books but for manga I think it makes a big difference.

Don't know enough about Nook to comment there, only Nook device I ever owned was the HD+ tablet.
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Just for any ausfags lurking, just get a light 10" tablet. I got a lenovo s6000 and use it almost exclusively fenn did a decent job with the COC android port for reading manga.

The market for ereaders here is shit, anything decent youll have to jump through hoops to get shipped here from the states.
And I personally find the 10" of real estate looks way better than what the 6" readers give, not having to fuck around to fix tiny font is worth sacrificing the e-ink
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>>101561380
Oh shit, I mixed up the Kobo Aura price with the Kobo Touch.
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I prefer to buy manga books. Nothing like the finger sex of turning a page.
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>barely any manga to even put on a e-reader that are close to finished series or dropped series
>have fun organizing folders/renaming files

honestly better off getting a tablet or something because yeah the kindle was nice for reading maybe like 3-4 mangas that were actually done and worth reading
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>>101561458
Ad-supported Paperwhite is $119, same price as the ad-less Nook.
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>>101561967
Pick up Rookies, Worst, and Sora no Otoshimono.
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>>101561967
Free Manga Downloader downloads in organised folders, also has an option to convert to cbz before downloading
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I have the one in your picture op. The firmware it comes with is pretty horrible for manga (and anything thats not .mobi in general). I've jailbroke it and now it can read picures in rar or zip, but the screen is still a bit too small to be comfortable for manga.
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>>101561482
Why not getting the Kindle DX though? It's still 9.7" iirc, and has e-ink.
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>>101562198
Dayum. What's the resolution on that beast though?
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>>101560301

>smart phone

too poor to own an ipad?
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>>101562198
Hmm only 1200x824.
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>>101563028
Woops, meant for >>101562243
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I wanted to buy something for reading manga and watching anime, if possible.
I thought that a Kobo Aura HD would be the best option, since I usually read, watching anime is a rarity for me.
Browsing on some other sites, though, I saw that I could by a Nexus 7 for the same price.
Considering that I could actually watch stuff on a tablet, could someone help me with the choice?
If I bought a Nexus, I could watch anime, but it would have a lower quality for reading.
Meanwhile, if I bought a Kobo, I would have a 10/10 quality, but no anime. What to chose?
>tl;dr Nexus 7 or Kobo Aura HD?
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>>101563342
>lower quality for reading
nani.. tablets are better for reading manga. I have both an tablet and e-reader. I find the 6" too small to read the text and double pages are unreadable since zooming in with an e-reader is horrendous.

Also, the good thing about tablets is you can use apps made specifically to read manga. You don't have to download manga on your PC, then go through the trouble of file/resizing conversions as you can just download/stream them straight from your tablet.

The only real downside to reading manga on a tablet is the battery life. E-readers obviously have better battery life since they're made to last like a month before needing a recharge.

pic related, its manga on my nexus 7 (2012).
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>>101563667
I was thinking of getting the 2013. Is the 2012 just as good?
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>>101563714
I bought the 2012 over the 2013 because there was a cheap refurbished so I ended up saving about $100. The upgrade is unnecessary if you are just reading manga.

I'm not sure you'll be able to find the 2012 model anymore, and depending on the price difference, it might be better to just go for the 2013.
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>>101563897
I see, thank you!
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Is there an accepted manga viewing program for PC too?
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>>101559614
Reading books is rebelling? Or am I missing something here
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>>101564964
I use Honeyview3. It just werks
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So on an e-ink eReader, manga is read on an epub file? Or is it on another type of file?
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>>101564964
Mangameeya.
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>>101565081
>>101564964
I don't read much on my pc, but Honeyview3 works nicely for it.
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What filetypes does manga come in?
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>>101565081
>>101565371
Alright. It's not the first time I've heard of that so I'll try it out. Do you suggest any tweaks or changes in settings?
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>>101565577
It works right out of the box for me
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Gotta ask here, anyone has a nicely formatted version of the Zaregoto novels to share? Not PDF, please.
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>>101565577
I think it was fine straight away for unless the Action when first/last file wasn't on Ask next file/folder. And I like the 2 pages at a time in the right click menu.
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I've been using 3 different readers so far: A kindle, a pocketbook 9.7", and a nexus 7 v2.

Kindle: I liked the fact I didn't have to charge it after a day or two, but getting your manga/LN scans on the kindle needs some fiddling with conversion software. Page turning can cost a second or two. Ths sounds not like much, but it adds up and it started to piss me off. I didn't like the screen size either, as some scans just become a blurry mess with 16 greyscales at this resolution. So I got myself an e-ink 9.7", the

Pocketbook pro: While the screen is larger contrast sucked ass. So I wasn't really happy with the screen either. I took it along during vacation and it being 800g+ and, well, 11"-sized it wasn't comfortable to have it around in a small travel bag. Then I tried a real tablet instead a e-ink reader, the

Nexus 7 v2: While it obviously needs charging on a daily basis (depnding on your reading/browsing/movie habits) the screen Asus built into the little thing is awesome. crisp clear, even bad scans are most of the time readable. And for me it seems that 7" is exactly what I need, it is portable enough to have it with me almost everywhere while the extra inch is enough that an usual portrait-sized scan is displayed big enough to read comfortably. I don't need to do any tedious converting either, lust load the damn zip cbz whatever onto the tablet and open it with your preferred viewer app.Processing speed is obviously not an issue.

Now I'm only using the nexus anymore, but this one basically daily.
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>>101556617
I got a nexus 7 for reading manga.
Works well, I can torrent directly to it. I also watch 720p animu on it sometimes.
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I use a kindle paperwhite and it works fine.
I just use the amazon comic converter to make the zip files into readable books in a few minutes
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>>101563714

I just hot the 2012 version last week off amazon, saving about $100 like the other poster, plus Google is likely to come out with an with an 8 inch version in July. No point buying a model that will be obsolete in 6 months.

There are a ton of articles comparing the pro's and con's of both versions. I found the 2012 worked for what I wanted and for being on budget.
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>>101556522
Any tablet that runs Android. Large phones work well too if your eyesight is good.

E-ink is optimal but honestly with manga it's not nearly as much of a bother with a regular screen as reading a regular book is.
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>>101567885
>Google is likely to come out with an with an 8 inch version in July
I just googled this and I found nothing.
Are these rumors, or is it confirmed?
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>>101570252
Since google is probably getting out of the hardware business entirely, who knows?
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>>101570446
That's why I asked.
Last I heard were rumors about how Google will stop doing hardware.
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>>101563667
This

Alos which app do you use?
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Aura HD is the only one you'd want for manga, for sure nothing smaller, a 6" is a pain to read. Kindle is shit for manga due to only 2GB and no possible extension. I use a Nexus 7 though, because I have a Kindle 4 which I use for books only.
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>>101564429
2012 owner here, get the 2013 if you want to read manga on it.

It's a 1080p screen with twice the RAM, it'll be much nicer to look at and will run anime much better too.
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Fun fact, with a little work, you can read Visual Novels on an Android tablet using VNDS.

Just finished Fate on my Nexus 7, starting Umineko soon.

If you're like me and don't like reading on a computer, look that shit up.
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>>101572597
So how does this work?
Just download the VNDS app (lite) and run the .novel game?
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>>101556522
>What is a good e-reader for reading manga? Thinking of buying one.
There is none. Don't buy one when you can get several physical paper books instead.
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>>101563714
There aren't that much difference between the two other than the CPU, RAM, high resolution screen and back camera.
The nexus 2012 can do anything the 2013 can do.
If viewing videos is what are you gonna do you can save 100$ by buying the nexus 2012.
IMO the nexus 2012 looks nicer and I like the golf texture of the back, other than that, there aren't much difference.
See the comparison for yourself
http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=5600&idPhone2=4850
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>>101576281
You have to convert the game yourself for best performance.
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>>101577762
How? I got the game from
http://digital-haze.net/vndswiki/index.php?title=Category:Complete
and got the VNDS lite what else is there to do?
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>>101565775
>Not PDF
What do you expect? Tons of text kindly retyped by someone for free or something?
There is no such thing, just go and use k2pdfopt.
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>>101578724
Maybe the epub?
I think I saw it somewhere around here.
There is also the image folder somewhere.
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>>101577762
It says the in extracted .novel are not supported by vnds, how do I extract it then?
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>>101578935
Just searched in archive. Someone actualy typed it out. Only 2nd Volume though. http://zaregoto.ftp.sh/
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>mfw I got a warning for making that thread about anime and manga on tablets
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>>101580677
>a warning
What do you mean?
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>>101580706
Rather than a ban you get a notice saying you've been warned. If you shitpost lightly you might get one.
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>>101560401
note 3 master race. I use mine with the back-light set to dimmest, i absolutely love it for reading manga. I use http://mango.leetsoft.net/ for reading, it's not in the app store though.
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>>101580876
I never received one. Is that a new thing, or I can't into light shitpost?
Everytime I do, even if it's ironic or trolling I get b& and that's it.
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Thoughts on the Kindle DX? On the basis I can't get a tablet.
The other e-readers at 6" and such just seem too small.
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>>101580946

try to post the same word a few hundred times
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>>101581614
>times
times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times times
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>>101578724
Well yeah, I was asking if maybe one anon that did the dirty work would be kind enough to share it.
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>>101580946
Most mods don't care enough and will give you a 3 day ban for most shit
Warnings are pretty rare, and they aren't new
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>>101581768
Can't you just use an OCR program on the PDF?
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>>101559614
>Reading books is a sign of adolescent rebellion
>Convenience is a sign of adolescent rebellion
>Portability is a sign of adolescent rebellion
>An opinion is a sign of adolescent rebellion
>Technology is a sign of adolescent rebellion

>Arguing such a broad statement on 4chan is a sign of adult intelligence
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>>101578032
http://www.weeaboo.nl/download/
I still haven't got around to it. I guess try converting normal game with link I posted and then load it in VNDSI.
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>>101582256
I've tried different things never with satisfactory results - sometimes pages were missing, layout destroyed, etc. - OCR would really be my last resort. Still haven't tried, since editing manually is kind of annoying, might try it this evening
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Kobo Aura HD seems like the best all around. 1440x1080 screen should be enough to keep even the tiniest text clear. 7 inches is a good size for manga pages too. They still support SD cards so you can buy a big one and store a lot of manga. With Kindle you're limited to 2GB which is fine for books, but won't hold more than a few series of manga.


It's a bit more expensive, but the way I see it, if you're going to get an e-reader at all you might as well get a good one.
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>>101582815
Is there a guide or something like it?
I just need to run FSN and tsukihime.
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Is there a manga app that supports zip/rar?

I'd rather not have to re-download whatever I want to read just to put it on a portable device.
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>>101576281
VNDS Lite can't save neither, you gotta buy or pirate it.

You'll need a converter for the novel.
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>>101583356
http://visualnovelaer.fuwanovel.org/2013/02/android-sundays-fatestay-night/
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>>101582853
OCR will give you lot of errors. You will end up reading whole book trying to fix them. It may be reasonable if you want to make good epub and share it afterwards, but it
s better to use k2pdfopt if you just want to read it yourself.
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I thought about getting a 10" tablet over 7" to watch also anime/movies, but I'm not sure about the weight and the handling for reading manga. And how is fapping with a tablet?
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>>101585594
I used a chink 10" tablet and have a Nexus 7. At first I thought the screen would be too small for anime, but the screen is really good with godly resolution and I quickly leaned over to nexus, especially since chink tablet is 480p.
Also nexus is perfect for manga, with it being 16:10 (2nd gen). It's probably the best compromise between portability/screen size. 10" is too big to comfortably hold with one hand unless you're a 3m high nigger. That's a major point to consider if you want to fap with it. I do with mine and it's pretty good.
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>>101586505
>fapping with one hand
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>>101585594
If it's one with its own light then fapping is fine.
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>>101586698
Sorry I don't have an african dick.
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>>101587072
That's irrelevant. One hand for the shaft one for the tip.
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>>101587174
How do you turn pages?
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>>101570680
MangaWatcher
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>>101587972
I set them to turn automatically after 20/40 seconds depending on the amount of text. Use an image viewer that supports slideshow.
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I just use my iPad and the Filebrowser app, works fine and looks good.



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