Question What device do you usually use when reading web novels?

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What device do you usually use when reading web novels

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  1. PC/Laptop

    23.4%
  2. Phone

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  1. danildvln_

    danildvln_ Active Member

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    Hello! Just wanted to ask that, btw I use my phone.
     
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  2. Blitz

    Blitz ⚡Playing ping-pong around the milky way~ ☄️

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    Phone. I like to read on my bed:blobneet:
     
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  3. SwordDrake

    SwordDrake Slice of Life Lover

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    Always phone, it's closer to an actual book. Sometimes I use a kindle to reread stuff that I've downloaded the PDFs for.
     
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    idlereader 『Agentt's Aunt』『Don't touch the Flowersss!!!!』

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    Same :sushi_sleeping:
     
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    Darkcrow. Self-proclaimed CEO of Gentlemen

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    most of time I use my Ipad, But when I am about to go to sleep I use my phone.
     
  6. Munimuyi

    Munimuyi ❤️

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    I use my phone ~ I rarely use my computer for reading ~
     
  7. sweed

    sweed l.o.v.e.m.u.f.f.i.n.

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    Laptop. Unless I'm on the bus.
     
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    Yakinori Human

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    Phone. I feel comfortable with it and it's easier for me to use.
     
  9. SylviaViolet

    SylviaViolet 'Cause you're too damn scared to try

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    I always use my laptop. It's more comfortable to read on a bigger screen. I used to use my phone about 2-3 years ago, but I rarely use it anymore unless I'm outside and not in a position to open my laptop.
     
  10. Legowaffles

    Legowaffles Well-Known Member

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    PC Master Race. As for phones. . . I've got an old flip phone. It won't shatter when I look at it wrong, and it serves the purpose of a phone. Talking. Texting can die in a fire.
     
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    RyreGruel Well-Known Member

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    I use an iPad and now I feel excluded D:

    Honestly though I have my phone permanently running as a hotspot for my iPad so technically I guess I’m using a phone to read.
     
  12. Baldingere

    Baldingere Roseau pensant

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    Both. When I'm at home I use my PC and when I'm outside my phone. It's more comfortable to read on PC.
     
  13. Eldau

    Eldau And now for something completely different

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    Laptop, it's more comfortable and doesn't feel as hot/sweaty as a phone.
    It's too straining to read on a phone in comparison, so that's only for waiting rooms and public transport.

    I used to have a tablet for it, but it's too slow these days so when I do use it it's mostly for streaming stuff to the tv.
     
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    S4TY4 Well-Known Member

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    Phone, though I'm currently searching for tablet as replacement (no luck so far though)
     
  15. Shizukani

    Shizukani Sparrow ⸜₍๑•⌔•๑ ₎⸝ ⚓『Southern Bird』∠( ᐛ 」∠)_

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    I use my phone for everything~ :aww: Getting up to open my laptop is against my lazy rules.
     
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    phucanhcr02 Well-Known Member

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    Phone is temporary. Laptop is eternal.
     
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    It depends on multiple factors, really!
    In terms of preference, I'd probably side with my laptop. Thus being the reasons:
    • If I read the novel as Google Drive Document, it's always open on exactly the page I left off on. When I view it on my phone, upon changing apps, it often leaves the document and kicks me back into the "menu", where I have to find the chapter I'm currently at once more.
    • The screen is bigger, and so are the letters. So if I'm reading in the evening, while already tired, it helps to hold my eyes open. That, and the reading position (at least if I'm reading on my laptop while sitting, as opposed to reading on my phone in bed - although I often lie in bed with my laptop, too).
    • Sometimes I find scrolling on my phone slightly "annoying", as in, constantly having something on my screen. On my laptop, I can use the up and down arrow keys to scroll, and my hand and arm position in general is less straining.
    • I can take screenshots of Drive Docs on my laptop, but not on my phone!
    Regardless, I feel like I often only use my laptop if I'm reading during the day - in the night I prefer my phone, probably because it's handier to put away, because I can hide it quicker should my parents check my room at 4 am and because for whatever reason, reading on my phone, as soon as I'm hooked, lets me stay awake for longer?
    It's quite ironic also, since when I'm reading something, I probably read more during the night than during the day, since I get less distracted in the night, and generally less distracted on my phone.

    So while I do prefer to use my laptop, I more often than not end up using my phone!
    (Which results in me using both devices quite chaotically without any order to it. Oh welp!)
     
  18. Lissi

    Lissi 『Queen of Lissidom』『Holy Chibi』『Western Birdy』『⚓』

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    Phone! So I can lay in bed at the same time~ Also due to the smaller width, it's easier to read~
     
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    ToastedRossi Well-Known Member

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    Kindle. If I wasn't reading on Kindle I'd read way way less. And I prefer other eReaders; it's just that I read in Chinese and Kindles have very good Chinese support.
     
  20. aintg

    aintg Fairy Queen of the Demonic Sect

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    Phone for web novels. Phone for PDFs. Phone for ePubs. Phone for almost everything. My laptop is really slow because I got scammed to buy it more than 6 years ago, so it's much handier to read on my phone now. Laptop is only for work.