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Old 10-06-2012, 04:10 PM   #1
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Pictures and question

I'd like to see some photos of the Glo that are not taken by Kobo, blogs, and review sites. I'd like to see different light brightnesses including all the way up to all the way down. Also, how is the Glo for fingerprints?
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:33 PM   #2
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I was going to post some pictures, but could not locate my camera. I tried taking some with my phone, but it couldn't quite capture enough details (can't tell the difference between different light settings, for example). I will try to post some pictures if I can find my camera though.

As far as the fingerprints go, I'm of the opinion that it is more or less the same as the KT, not a lot of noticeable prints on the screen, but a lot on the back.
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:13 PM   #3
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I was going to post some pictures, but could not locate my camera. I tried taking some with my phone, but it couldn't quite capture enough details (can't tell the difference between different light settings, for example). I will try to post some pictures if I can find my camera though.

As far as the fingerprints go, I'm of the opinion that it is more or less the same as the KT, not a lot of noticeable prints on the screen, but a lot on the back.
Fingerprints on the back don't matter as it should be used with a good case. Then you won't be touching the back.

As for the photos, thanks in advance.
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Jon, I don't have pictures, but I have been surprised by the fact that i have not felt a need to wipe down the screen after three days of heavy use. This is true whether the light is on or off. This is very different than my experience with the Nexus 7 (different screen and different technology), which I seem to wipe several times a day when I am using it for a lot of reading (and other things).
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Jon, I don't have pictures, but I have been surprised by the fact that i have not felt a need to wipe down the screen after three days of heavy use. This is true whether the light is on or off. This is very different than my experience with the Nexus 7 (different screen and different technology), which I seem to wipe several times a day when I am using it for a lot of reading (and other things).
I think the tablet vs Kobo difference (at least for me) is that I'm touching all parts of my tablet screen and mostly just the one corner to turn pages on the touch.
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Jon, I don't have pictures, but I have been surprised by the fact that i have not felt a need to wipe down the screen after three days of heavy use. This is true whether the light is on or off. This is very different than my experience with the Nexus 7 (different screen and different technology), which I seem to wipe several times a day when I am using it for a lot of reading (and other things).
I use a screen protector just because I feel the need to do so. plus the one I have seems to help pop the words and make them a little bolder.

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Fingerprints on the back don't matter as it should be used with a good case. Then you won't be touching the back.

As for the photos, thanks in advance.
I disagree. Kobo's are designed to be comfortably held in the hand. Cases always mess that up. I prefer reading without a case because it's much more comfortable. Fingerprints on the back is therefore a shame. But, I prefer a nicely quilted comfortable back with fingerprints than a hard and cold (Kindle) clean back.
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I don't notice fingerprints on the screen at all, I'm guessing due to the pebbly texture. I get a lot of fingerprints on the bezel. I never look at the back, so I don't mind them there. The Glo is very comfortable to hold, and I won't use a case for mine.

I added a photo of mine to the "pic" thread. I don't have a fancy camera and some of the shadows on the screen were due to the lighting in the room, so I didn't feel like I was doing the screen and light justice.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:55 PM   #9
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I disagree. Kobo's are designed to be comfortably held in the hand. Cases always mess that up. I prefer reading without a case because it's much more comfortable. Fingerprints on the back is therefore a shame. But, I prefer a nicely quilted comfortable back with fingerprints than a hard and cold (Kindle) clean back.
Agreed. I always prefer reading without my case. It's much lighter, feels better in your hands, etc. I only keep it in the case when not in use (to protect against spills and what not). However, not using the case while reading kinda defeats the purpose of the sleepcover in my opinion (don't have the official cover, but used the tip posted about inserting a magnet in the pocket of a regular cover).
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Agreed. I always prefer reading without my case. It's much lighter, feels better in your hands, etc. I only keep it in the case when not in use (to protect against spills and what not). However, not using the case while reading kinda defeats the purpose of the sleepcover in my opinion (don't have the official cover, but used the tip posted about inserting a magnet in the pocket of a regular cover).
Yep, me too, only use cover for putting it away.

But I don't think reading without the cover defeats the magnet functionality. When you're reading, you want it on... So you don't need the magnet. You can just put the device in the cover and close the cover without sliding the slider... Yes, of course, there's more steps involved than just closing the cover... but then, just closing the covers isn't much less work than briefly sliding the slider over and then closing the cover. So I'm not really bothered about the magnets either way.
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Yep, me too, only use cover for putting it away.

But I don't think reading without the cover defeats the magnet functionality. When you're reading, you want it on... So you don't need the magnet. You can just put the device in the cover and close the cover without sliding the slider... Yes, of course, there's more steps involved than just closing the cover... but then, just closing the covers isn't much less work than briefly sliding the slider over and then closing the cover. So I'm not really bothered about the magnets either way.
The magnet does seem a bit gimmicky, doesn't it?. Using the slider is pretty easy. Does the magnet also keep the cover closed without a tab or elastic band? Some of the photos of sleepcovers have closures and some don't.
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I like reading with a cover on. Just my preference. I'm not crazy about the sleep covers so I ordered myself a handmade custom cover off Etsy. If I feel the need for a sleep cover ill glue in a magnet.
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These 2 pics are in a dim but not dark room (you'd want the light on to read, but you could make out the text without) with light set about 1/2 way. 1 with bottom bar set to clear, one with bottom bar set to black.
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It would help if there was pages from a book on screen please.
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