Munish
Munish

Morning. Abi has ordered an Amazon Kindle Scribe and expecting delivery ? 📕📚

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Munish
Munish

@Munish this was meant to say. Has anyone ?

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pratik
pratik

@Munish Both @mtt and I are trying to look for reviews too.

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Munish
Munish

@pratik @Mtt how do you justify this if you already have an ipad and apple pencil 🤨

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Mtt
Mtt

@Munish I’m an avid reader on Kindle. Much prefer it over reading in my iPad. Having said that, I’m not seeing a reason to upgrade from my Oasis.

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pratik
pratik

@Munish I don’t have an iPad with a pencil. Holding out until they settle on the ports and location of the camera. I do use the Mini a lot to read in bed on Libby but have been curious about Remarkable. Scribe interested me coz it’s both an eReader and a note-taking e-ink tablet. @Mtt

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holgerfrohloff
holgerfrohloff

@pratik I love my Remarkable. I haven't used my Pencil on the iPad much since I have it. Also for reading epubs and pdfs it's really good.

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sod
sod

@pratik Sanna and I are happy reMarkable owners. It's not for everyone, but an excellent tool for us. Sanna wrote down her impressions after using it for three months. The original text is in Swedish, but Google does an okay job with the translation.

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Mtt
Mtt

@sod Do you ever use the reMarkable for reading full length books? Is the size/weight a little too much for that as a primary use case?

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Munish
Munish

@pratik @mtt First review I have seen The Verge

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MitchW
MitchW

@pratik @Munish I have an Apple Pencil but only use it occasionally, to take notes at a community association that meets face-to-face. And I've resigned from that group.

I recently bought an iPad mini, after dithering it would be a waste of money, because I already had a 2018 iPad AND a 2020 iPad Air. But I'm glad I did it. It seems like the perfect size. @Mtt

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Mtt
Mtt

@Munish Thanks. And it looks like a few are starting to pop in now. They obviously set the embargo date for today for some reason. @pratik

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Mtt
Mtt

@MitchW I have a Kindle Oasis (only for reading) and an iPad Mini (needed for AirPlay/presentations). I've had regular sized and bigger sized iPads, but just never used them much. I imagine the Kindle Scribe would be the same, but it's also new and shiny and I want to try it. @pratik @munish

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sod
sod

@Mtt Absolutely! If you define full-length as a piece with hundreds of pages. Mostly books suitable for the larger E Ink screen: rich in illustrations, tables, diagrams, and so on. Like programming literature and other non-fiction.

Science papers, magazines, comics, and manga also work well. For regular novels, I usually reach for my Kobo, which is closer to pocket format.

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Mtt
Mtt

@sod Thanks. For me, it’s mostly typical novel reading. My guy says the Oasis is where I should stay, but the shiny new thing is always tempting.

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pratik
pratik

@Mtt @Munish I never had a Kindle (of my own. Used my wife’s) and was intrigued by Oasis. My initial thought was to scratch my itch for an Oasis and a Remarkable

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pratik
pratik

@sod Thanks a lot. That was a great review. My use is mostly to read ebooks I borrow from our public library (currently use Libby on my iPad Mini) followed by annotating PDFs and taking notes & doodling. How easy is it to get ebooks on there especially Kindle ones.

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Mtt
Mtt

@pratik Oasis is great but over priced. I got mine on sale and stacked it with a trade in and AmEx offer.

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sod
sod

@Mtt Yeah, I'm with your guy. A reMarkable will not add additional value if you're solely reading novels. You're better off with the Oasis.

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sod
sod

@pratik Annotating, taking notes & doodling is the primary use case and where it shines. Getting DRM-free ebooks and PDFs on the reMarkable is easy. On Apple devices, you install the app and get a send to reMarkable option in the share sheet.

For locked-down books, you must get rid of the DRM first. It's relatively straightforward with Calibre and DeDRM_tools but much more involved than borrowing a book via Libby on an iPad. And you might commit a crime when circumventing the DRM protection, depending on the laws where you live. 🦹

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pratik
pratik

@sod Cool. Unfortunately, that will not work for me. I guess I'm better off with a Kindle device or using an iPad. I'm afraid I won't use reMarkable's annotating, taking notes & doodling features as much as I think I want to.

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Munish
Munish

@pratik @Mtt @sod I wish I did not look at this conversation again 🤦🏽‍♂️. This is why, I have an iPad pro with pencil, used it for several years. I take handwriting notes (although I switch between many apps to both read and highlight, from Kindle app, Notes app, Goodnotes, Paper, Nebo etc). Reading all your comments, I am thinking, do i need to (want to), get a kindle scribe, to focus the note taking. Loving tech is a pain.

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annahavron
annahavron

@Munish @pratik @Mtt @sod Washington post reviewer thinks the Kindle Scribe is better for reading than writing. Still, I'm tempted...

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Munish
Munish

@annahavron @annahavron @Mtt @sod @pratik Thanks for sharing. Interestingly, it seems the Scribe is most likely going to be the best for "value" for money etc and are pretty good with customer service, returns etc on their own products.

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Mtt
Mtt

@annahavron That would probably be how I used it. Not much of a digital handwriting note taker type.

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pratik
pratik

@annahavron Like @munish, I'm also strongly getting the Scribe coz reading it my primary purpose (as long as I can highlight text in addition to annotating) and have not yet used the writing feature on any eInk device so I'm not looking for perfect.

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Munish
Munish

@pratik @annahavron how do I justify this, when I gave an iPad Pro and pencil ✏️?

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pratik
pratik

@Munish Well, I don't have those so the temptation is even stronger @annahavron

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annahavron
annahavron

@pratik @munish Hmmm. Justification. Let's reframe this in what for me is a more liberating way of thinking about these matters.

We have a household budget. Within that budget, my husband and I each have a monthly allotment of Fun Money, no questions asked. My husband's Fun Money periodically goes to amps. Why does he buy yet another amp? One has this kind of foot pedal; one works better outdoors... I don't know... and even better, I don't care. It's his Fun Money.

Anna's Fun Money, now, never goes to amps. Anna's Fun Money tends to go to analog office supplies, and the occasional electronic device.

So I ask not whether it is justified to get the Scribe even though I have a similar device. I ask whether my Fun Money fund can afford it yet. And... probably not, because I've got my eye on something else. But if my Fun Money can afford it, that's all the justification I need.

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Munish
Munish

@annahavron oh I do love this approach. Fun money hahah. Thanks for sharing. 😂👍🏽

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