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Old 09-07-2012, 03:26 AM   #1
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:35 AM   #2
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Oh yum! I'm so happy the glo has a brightness slider. I was afraid it'd be too bright in the dark for my sensitive eyes. And the mini is nicer than I expected. Grrr.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:01 AM   #3
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Too bad the mini doesn't come with a micro SD card port. I was waffling between the glo and mini until I read that the mini only has 2G (I believe) of space, plenty for most but I like to have the option at least of expanding with an SD card.
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I'd love it if the Mini had a light.
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:03 PM   #5
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I'd buy in a second if it had a web browser.
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:37 AM   #6
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I'd buy in a second if it had a web browser.
Pretty sure they all have browsers. My Touch has a browser that works fine.
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:16 AM   #7
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The browser is slow, ugly, and pretty rudimentary. I can though download from calibre server, dropbox, and cubby using it.
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Thus my eyes deceive me? The mini used a Viziplex screen?

What is with the "non-glass" screen Kobo say they have. No glass substrate? Or is it market jargon for the top cover of the screen??
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Old 09-08-2012, 05:21 PM   #9
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Here's another preview/review from the good ereader:

http://goodereader.com/blog/electron...-the-kobo-glo/

http://goodereader.com/blog/electron...-mini-ereader/

The Glo looks really nice, but I just got my Kobo Touch 1 month ago so I'm trying to tell myself I don't really need the Glo...
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:30 AM   #10
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Oops - correction - see below...

The Mini does not use a vizplex display, it uses the e-ink Pearl that we are all familiar with: http://www.eink.com/customer_showcase_kobo_mini.html

However, if it is indeed 600x800, as reported somewhere that I can't locate at the moment, it will be higher pixel density - around 200ppi like the Glo.

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Old 09-09-2012, 04:38 AM   #11
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You would think they would better promote the screen having a plastic substrate and hence much more robust if it were the case. Cracked screens seem to be a very common complaint.
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:30 AM   #12
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The Mini does not use a vizplex display, it uses the e-ink Pearl that we are all familiar with: http://www.eink.com/customer_showcase_kobo_mini.html
The Kobo website states: 5” E Ink touch screen; Vizplex V110 display; 16 level grey scale.

If you look at that eink.com website and have a look at what they say about the Kindle Paperwhite, Kobo Glo and Kobo Mini, at the very end of each bit it states "Uses E Ink Pearl Active Matrix Display". But I don't think they all use the same display? Maybe they are all pearl, but the vizplex is a different grade?

As for the plastic mentioned in the screen, I really think there's probably a plastic layer, but the screen underneath is still going to be glass. There is no way they wouldn't have made an awful lot more out of it otherwise.

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Old 09-09-2012, 01:47 PM   #13
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Kobo web site states "Vizplex V110" display. E-ink site says it uses Pearl display.

Found an answer - from another site: "...Vizplex is the name of the e-ink screen, Pearl is simply the designation of the latest version of Vizplex..."

I confirmed this by looking at the Power-On screen on my Sony 950, which has the Pearl display - it says Vizplex while booting up.

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