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#1  Anabana 08-10-2019, 11:40 AM
NOT a tablet. Refurbished would be ok. In the 6-8" range, with front-light AND with a card slot - at least 32G. I do want something that is still being supported; i.e. updates, not concerned with tech support. I have YouTube for that!
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#2  rcentros 08-10-2019, 11:50 AM
Quote Anabana
NOT a tablet. Refurbished would be ok. In the 6-8" range, with front-light AND with a card slot - at least 32G. I do want something that is still being supported; i.e. updates, not concerned with tech support. I have YouTube for that!
Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't know of anything out there with both 32 GBs and a card slot.
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#3  stumped 08-10-2019, 01:06 PM
Quote rcentros
Maybe I'm wrong, but I don't know of anything out there with both 32 GBs and a card slot.
Except of course for tablets!

OP will have to settle for 2 out of 3.
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#4  Anabana 08-10-2019, 03:45 PM
Sorry - it's the dumb way I phrased it -- I meant that I didn't want an older ereader that would not accept a 32G sd card.

I spend quite a bit of time with relatives who either have no wifi, though it IS available within 10 or so miles or in 1 case, have no wifi, OR cell service! I like to load a 32G card with all my (non-Kindle) books and quite a bit of my music and then I can switch it to whichever device I'm wanting to use. No problem with using it on my Samsung tablet or small Lenovo laptop, except I much prefer reading on a dedicated eReader.

eta: Neglected to add, but hope it's obvious that I don't want another Kindle. I have a old Sony, not front-lit and beginning to not work well at all. It will be going to the electronic recycle shortly.
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#5  rcentros 08-10-2019, 07:52 PM
It looks like Pocketbook still sells eReaders that use SD Card slots. The Pocket Touch Lux 4 sells for $120 (plus tax and shipping) from GoodEReader either directly or via Amazon. It comes with 8 GBs onboard RAM and an SD slot that goes up to 32 GBs. I don't know much about Pocketbooks, but you might go to the Pocketbook forum and ask folks what they think of this one. It has a touch screen (E-Carta 212ppi) and front light.

https://goodereader.com/blog/product/pocketbook-touch-lux-4
or
https://www.amazon.com/PocketBook-Touch-Obsidian-Black-Built/dp/B07GJVH9GN/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=pocketbook+lux&qid=1565480675& s=gateway&sr=8-7

It looks like you can also buy them from Grooves.Land (a German online retailer that offers free shipping to the U.S.) for $119 to $122 depending on which color you choose.

https://www.grooves-inc.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=pocketbook+tou ch+lux

Pocketbook's home page for this model.
https://www.pocketbook-int.com/us/products/pocketbook-touch-lux-4
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#6  pondscum 08-10-2019, 08:22 PM
Take a look at the Pocketbook Inkpad 3, too; I'm very happy with mine. They're hard to find in the US but you can order one from France for about $200 (depending on what the exchange rate is nowadays).

https://www.decitre.fr/liseuses/liseuse-inkpad-3-noire-vivlio-7640152095542.html

The quoted price includes VAT which is subtracted for US orders. They shipped mine via FedEx and it arrived about 10 days after I ordered it.
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#7  rcentros 08-10-2019, 08:31 PM
Another, more inexpensive, route might be to go with a Tolino Shine (the original Tolino). GoodyStore (whom I've had good luck with) is currently advertising a couple Shines. They have SD slots and will go up to 32GB. They have a front-lit screen with 5 LEDs. The quality seems to be good. If you get an earlier one you'll get a Pearl screen, later ones came with E-Carta screens (212ppi in either case).

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tolino-Shine-e-Reader-Wi-Fi-6-2GB-Brown-16-4B/392334930303?hash=item5b58fbf17f:g:NJIAAOSw-K1ceTy9:sc:USPSPriorityMailSmallFlatRateBox!83646! US!-1

The Buy It Now price is $30 (plus shipping and tax) but I'm pretty sure you could offer $25 (maybe less) and they would accept it. They've had these up for quite a while. The Shine is a good, solid Reader, especially if you add your own dark font. Pretty sparse interface, but Tolinos are now my favorite Readers. (If you do make an offer, be aware that they don't work on weekends.) The last eReader I bought from Goodys was ordered on Monday morning and arrived on Wednesday morning.
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#8  stumped 08-11-2019, 01:19 AM
the trend does seem to be for e-ink reader makers to drop SD card support. I guess it interferes with claims for " waterproof" and they have decided the latter will sell more units

I am not sure how important " updates " really are, also.
when was the last time a reader firmware update actually added a new feature that you really really needed ?
a 10 year old kindle that has never been allowed online to update will still present a decent reading experience .

What about ( shockl horror) investing in 2 SD cards. a large one that will also store audio, and a smaller one that still can hold all your books.
how many Gb of books do you plan to ever own?
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#9  meeera 08-11-2019, 02:38 AM
Along with the above options, an original Kobo H2O might fit the bill too.
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#10  stumped 08-11-2019, 02:43 AM
or an aura HD - I have one of those & it takes an SD card - dunno what size limitations for the card may apply though
One problem with that and with the H2o suggestion is age of device - if you buy used + a few years old then the battery may not last much longer & I dunno how simple a battery swap for a kobo is - or even if it is possible
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