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Re: Are there any eBook readers one can use in freedom?

From: Yuchen Pei
Subject: Re: Are there any eBook readers one can use in freedom?
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2021 09:28:58 +1100
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On Wed, Dec 22 2021, lily via libreplanet-discuss wrote:

> Hi, I just yesterday got the Kobo Libra 2.
> It has a USBc with 32GB of storage.
> I used Calibre to download books in epub format and connected the
> ereader with wifi turned OFF and transferred the books using Calibre.

I wonder whether one can install something like termux on an e-reader
like kobo, and ssh into it which can ease the file transfer etc.  Will
probably need to configure the router to ban the e-reader from talking
to the internet too.

> The tricky part is setting up the ereader without wifi. This work
> around did the trick
> Please let me know if this is clear.
> Striving for Freedom,
> Crista
> -------- Original Message --------
> On Dec 21, 2021, 8:12 PM, J.B. Nicholson wrote:
>> I would like to try reading some DRM-free eBooks with a backlit
>> eBook reader which is
>> lighter than using a laptop and less expensively than using a laptop.
>> I don't need it to be network accessible (no wifi, no Bluetooth
>> needed) so long as it
>> has a USB port and a high capacity storage medium (perhaps a compact
>> flash card) that
>> I can easily copy eBooks to, install in the eBook reader, and use
>> the eBook reader to
>> read files.
>> File format support should include common eBook formats that one can
>> use in freedom
>> (I'd imagine PDFs and epub are reasonable choices).
>> The device should offer the ability to be recharged, ideally with
>> batteries I can
>> replace. It's also okay if the device needs to be plugged in while
>> using the device.
>> It's fine if the device has no upgradable software on it so long as
>> what's on the
>> device works reliably. Editing and/or marking up what I'm reading is
>> not required.
>> Does anyone know of a recommendable device that would do these things?
>> I looked in and
>> and I
>> didn't notice anything named "ebook reader" or similar language. If
>> I've overlooked
>> something I should consider, please do let me know the URL for that device.
>> Thanks.
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