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Kobo Libra H20 vs Kobo Clara HD vs Pocketbook Touch HD3
#1  cm1 01-15-2021, 01:33 PM
I'm mostly settled on getting one of these three devices. Any opinions?

I've narrowed down my last few questions to these issues which I haven't been able to find answers for: multiple profiles, stretching/zooming into images, bypassing oobe/registrations, screen fragility, and dark mode.

Are multiple profiles supported on these three? I'm wondering if multiple users can create their own profiles at once like on the nook, where each user can switch to their profile and have their own "recently read", bookmarks, etc. shown.

Can they stretch/zoom images like ones embedded in epubs?

Can their oobe/registration screens be easily bypassed (I intend to sideload files)?

I heard that Pocketbook has some screen fragility issues, any comments?

Does anyone know if these devices support dark mode (white text on dark backgrounds)?

Thanks in advance.
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#2  rantanplan 01-15-2021, 01:59 PM
Pocketbook:
- Doesn't require registration
- Multiple user profiles
- Zoom present (a bit slow)
- Haven't tried to break the screen yet

Kobo:
- Requires registration (there is a tedious way to get around that)
- Single user
- Not sure about zoom, didn't try any pdf
- Haven't tried to break the screen yet
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#3  cm1 01-15-2021, 02:55 PM
Quote rantanplan
Pocketbook:
- Doesn't require registration
- Multiple user profiles
- Zoom present (a bit slow)
- Haven't tried to break the screen yet

Kobo:
- Requires registration (there is a tedious way to get around that)
- Single user
- Not sure about zoom, didn't try any pdf
- Haven't tried to break the screen yet
Thanks, rantanplan!
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#4  Sirtel 01-15-2021, 03:36 PM
With Kobo, you can zoom images in kepubs, but not in epubs.
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#5  JSWolf 01-15-2021, 03:53 PM
Please stop with the registration paranoia. Focus on what matters.

Of the three, I prefer the Kobo because of the larger 7" screen. The Clara HD and the Touch HD3 is a 6" screen and not not as nice (IMHO) to read with.
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#6  j.p.s 01-15-2021, 04:02 PM
Quote JSWolf
Please stop with the registration paranoia. Focus on what matters.
There is no registration paranoia to stop.

Please stop your spewing of orders.
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#7  cm1 01-15-2021, 04:24 PM
Quote Sirtel
With Kobo, you can zoom images in kepubs, but not in epubs.
Thanks for the clarification!
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#8  cm1 01-15-2021, 04:25 PM
Quote JSWolf
Please stop with the registration paranoia. Focus on what matters.
It matters to me.

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Of the three, I prefer the Kobo because of the larger 7" screen. The Clara HD and the Touch HD3 is a 6" screen and not not as nice (IMHO) to read with.
Thanks!
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#9  Uncle Robin 01-15-2021, 04:39 PM
I've had both a Clara and a Libra, and would recommend the Libra. The bigger screen is great, and I love the buttons. Getting around the Kobo registration is NOT that "tedious" at all, it simply requires a fake email address. zxjoanw@nosuchword.com would work fine

I have no experience with the Pocketbook, but if you do choose a Kobo, you would not regret either one. Clara HD is a great little reader, the Libra a great not-so-little reader.
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#10  cm1 01-15-2021, 04:47 PM
Quote Uncle Robin
I've had both a Clara and a Libra, and would recommend the Libra. The bigger screen is great, and I love the buttons. Getting around the Kobo registration is NOT that "tedious" at all, it simply requires a fake email address. zxjoanw@nosuchword.com would work fine

I have no experience with the Pocketbook, but if you do choose a Kobo, you would not regret either one. Clara HD is a great little reader, the Libra a great not-so-little reader.
I appreciate your insight!
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