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Old 10-28-2012, 07:52 PM   #406
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As for the Memory of the Glo it truly can hold over 1000 books and much more if you use an SD card. Now there are things to keep in mind when using the external memory to store books, even I who don't use that memory, have heard about that. But I bet Bookripper must have crammed unceremoniously a whole bunch of poorly formatted, css flawed rips and mixed them with books in the internal memory, thus creating issues.
Bookripper has a valid point there, so I'm not sure why he's taking so much flak for it, even before the argument got out of control. For any sizable collection of books the normal author and title lists are going to be virtually useless for reasonably quick access (my list is already 78 pages long with small icons). The other option, shelves, work fairly well, unless you really start adding them... which you will to be able to work with any sizeable collection. My glo barely handles a shelf per author as it is. If I add series as shelves as well (for a 130 or so total shelves), I'm looking at 6-10 seconds of waiting anytime the shelves list is opened. So while the Kobo can technically hold many thousands of books, it can't practically deal with them with the tools supplied.

I fully realise that at some point any device will run into the problem of the lists getting too long for easy navigation, even with directory structures, but that point should not be on the horizon even when using the internal memory. From that perspective, a directory listing would be easy to implement, and very fast in use. It doesn't need to process a database at all. It can function nicely alongside the other browsing options, nobody I'm aware of is suggesting replacing one for the other.

One new issue I ran into was a tap on the screen fails, then the next tap(s) turns the page(s) backwards. Can't realiable reproduce it, but it seems to mainly happen when I'm reading on the train.

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Old 10-28-2012, 08:07 PM   #407
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See now that complaint was actually helpful and at no point did I want to rap your knuckles while reading it.
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:04 AM   #408
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Kobo Touch only processing covers as they are loaded now lets you have more books on SD while it slows displaying new books list page. I suppose this is improvement over not being able to display covers. My T1 would totally stall as I was trying to page through 2000 books list with covers. It was locked up trying to process and load covers from database until battery charge was gone. Solution was turn off cover display. Still was easier to find books on T1 than Kobo because as I used page number slider to find book title or author, The titles or the authors were scanned by instead of not as useful page numbers. Tiny change big improvement.
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:22 AM   #409
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Here's a portuguese review on the Kobo Glo: Revolucao Digital

For those who don't understand the language, there's some nice pictures and videos (although one is out of focus, but informative nonetheless).
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Old 10-31-2012, 04:24 PM   #410
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Here's a portuguese review on the Kobo Glo: Revolucao Digital

For those who don't understand the language, there's some nice pictures and videos (although one is out of focus, but informative nonetheless).
Thanks for the link.
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:42 AM   #411
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I am liking my Glo but the font is a bit pale. The first day I had it I kept picking up my Kindle because the contrast was better but I am now only using the Kobo and am adapting to the lighter font. I'm not quite ready to get rid of the Kindle but am hopeful that I can become a Kobo convert.

It hasn't had any glitches (I know to avoid the desktop app and just stick to Calibre and ADE) and the light is great. It is very evenly distributed.
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:42 PM   #413
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I am liking my Glo but the font is a bit pale. The first day I had it I kept picking up my Kindle because the contrast was better but I am now only using the Kobo and am adapting to the lighter font. I'm not quite ready to get rid of the Kindle but am hopeful that I can become a Kobo convert.
You can adjust the font a bit. When reading, bring up the bottom menu and press the font icon. If you are using a Kobo supplied font, press the "Advanced" next to the font name. Then you can adjust the "Weight" and "Sharpness" of the font. Hopefully you can get it to how you like it.
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You can adjust the font a bit. When reading, bring up the bottom menu and press the font icon. If you are using a Kobo supplied font, press the "Advanced" next to the font name. Then you can adjust the "Weight" and "Sharpness" of the font. Hopefully you can get it to how you like it.
WOW, that is perfect. I am officially a convert. Thank you so much.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:12 AM   #415
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:33 PM   #416
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You have (well) over 1000 kepubs? Wow. I take it the device won't automatically shove them onto a SD card then?
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You have (well) over 1000 kepubs? Wow. I take it the device won't automatically shove them onto a SD card then?
I have over 450 books and it's too much for the memory and no the device doesn't automatically shove them onto a SD card
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:30 PM   #418
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One new issue I ran into was a tap on the screen fails, then the next tap(s) turns the page(s) backwards. Can't realiable reproduce it, but it seems to mainly happen when I'm reading on the train.
When the tap on the screen fails try swiping. I tap generally but when it seems to freeze I swipe once and is okay again.

I do get random events while tapping such as one page forward or three pages back. Mildly annoying but still more consistent page turning than my T1.

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Old 11-05-2012, 06:47 PM   #419
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I have over 450 books and it's too much for the memory and no the device doesn't automatically shove them onto a SD card
I have 508 books on my Glo - about 110 are Kepubs, the rest sideloaded epubs - and it fills less than half of my Glo's memory.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:28 AM   #420
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Light always on

I notice a few people saying they prefer to keep the light on all the time.

Is there a setting or combination of settings that achieves this, even when the Glo puts itself to sleep? I can't make that work on mine. If I put it to sleep, then turn it on: light on, but if it puts itself to sleep and I turn it back on: light off. Annoying...
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