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Kobo forma $219.99, nia $79.99, at kobo

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Kobo is having a mother's day sale.

The forma is $30 off, making it $219.99. Shipping is free. This is the top of the line kobo with the largest screen, and is one of the two that has physical buttons (and is also waterproof); it's comparable to the Kindle Oasis, but larger.

https://us.kobobooks.com/products/kobo-forma

Also on sale is the entry-level Kobo nia, marked down from $99.99 to $79.99. This is comparable to the entry-level kindle.

https://us.kobobooks.com/products/kobo-nia
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I purchased a Forma last year, and have only good things to say about it. Perfectly complete as its own ecosystem, but with a little work, you can import Amazon ebooks as well
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I purchased a Forma last year, and have only good things to say about it. Perfectly complete as its own ecosystem, but with a little work, you can import Amazon ebooks as well
Can you send an ebook to an kobo email address and sync the book to your Kobo just like Kindle? I know I can use a usb cable to transfer ebooks to Kobo but kindle whispersync is a quite convenient feature
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Can you send an ebook to an kobo email address and sync the book to your Kobo just like Kindle? I know I can use a usb cable to transfer ebooks to Kobo but kindle whispersync is a quite convenient feature
That's one thing I wish it did have. Nothing quite as simple as that. I'm told you can use the beta web browser to access files on an FTP or cloud drive, including ebooks, but I haven't been able to get that to work for myself. That said, PC + Calibre + wired connection gives a LOT of freedom
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Quote from hunternm :
Can you send an ebook to an kobo email address and sync the book to your Kobo just like Kindle? I know I can use a usb cable to transfer ebooks to Kobo but kindle whispersync is a quite convenient feature
The Forma page mentions Dropbox support. You could use that directly, or rig something up to it to get the email functionality. IFTTT would work, but they started charging for it.

Edit: Just checked. IFTTT still has a free version. It is very limited, but would be enough to get this running.
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'Overdrive, larger screen, comfort light (Oasis didn't have it then, but it's standard on so many others), far more open system, more customisations and also, as one other commenter said ... Amazon. They started out innovating in the e-reader/e-book market and now they just follow.

I actually have the last gen Oasis. I loved the screen, but that's about it. It was cold and those sharp metal edges could get uncomfortable. The Oasis only gets pulled out to download ARCs from one publisher that insists on sending them as Kindle docs, so I can pull them off and (with permission) convert them for my Forma.

All that said - technical manuals etc, as also mentioned, will probably render involved images and graphs much better on a tablet. E-readers in general have a long way to go to be able to easily handle PDF and/or complicated renders such as images.'

https://reddit.com/r/kobo/comment...?context=3
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Also does warm light
8" vs 7" of Oasis
10% heavier than Oasis
no 'handle' to hold it by
Sadly no USB-C which would have made me consider it
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I bought this, seems good so far, but I forgot to get a screen protector. Anyone have a recommendation? I just want a cheap film screen protector, not a case...
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