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Old 12-07-2012, 06:24 AM   #61
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Thanks, very much appreciated. Do you use OverDrive for your Sony (is supposed to be 'built-in' in the latest PRS-T models) ones at all? Also, if you were to buy a new ebook reader (I'm new to eReaders) would you choose Kobo Glo or Sony PRS-T2? I understand Kobo Glo has a better screen resolution but then Sony has a better Japanese/English Dictionary?
Quite frankly, I'm praying that my Sony 505 lives forever, 'cuz what I saw today didn't impress me in the least. Personally, I have no need of any of the newer features, wi-fi, touch screens, annotations, or even dictionaries. I went there thinking of picking up a Kobo, just because they were inexpensive and would serve as an epub backup for me should something happen to my reader, but after reading on it for 5 minutes, I really didn't care for the screen. There were 'ghost' letters on both the Touch and the Glo. At least as compared with the Sonys. The Kindle did have a whiter page look to it, but even that didn't move me to want to buy it.

Of all that I saw, if forced to choose, I'd go with the one that I bought for my wife, the PRS-650. According to my wife, it has a very good dictionary.


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Old 12-07-2012, 08:19 AM   #62
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Stitchawl: Just wanted to mention that the ghost-letters thing is easily solvable. Kobo readers default to a full page refresh every six page turns. However you can change the setting. Myself, I prefer a full refresh every four page turns.
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hi I'm back from my holiday many thanks to stitchcrawl for helping me out with the availability check for these weeks prior to my arrival!

ok, back to the topic of setting up my Kobo... I can now confirm that when I reset my unit and try again in my home country, the setup will revert and ask me for my Kobo id, and NOT my Rakuten id!

so all is good, and I can confirm once again that both kindle paperwhite, and Kobo glory when bought in Japan, can be used just like an international model. there is no difficulty in setting it up for international use. (with the exception of the Kobo having the need to be set up in your home country in order for you to be able to log in with your Kobo username.)
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:18 AM   #64
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Stitchawl: Just wanted to mention that the ghost-letters thing is easily solvable. Kobo readers default to a full page refresh every six page turns. However you can change the setting. Myself, I prefer a full refresh every four page turns.

No need to do it at all with the Sony. Six pages or four. It just doesn't occur.


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Old 12-07-2012, 05:48 PM   #65
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Of all that I saw, if forced to choose, I'd go with the one that I bought for my wife, the PRS-650. According to my wife, it has a very good dictionary.
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Thanks, I don't think the older model is still available. Besides, I'm used to WiFi for borrowing library books without a PC and quick lookup using browser/wikipedia (I use 7'' tablet as a eReader now). So it's really a tossup between Kobo Glo and Sony PRS-T2...
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:51 PM   #66
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Kobo glory when bought in Japan, can be used just like an international model. there is no difficulty in setting it up for international use.
Did it come with a Japanese Dictionary - was it any good? Also, do you need to use a PC for using borrowed public library eBooks or you can just install OverDrive on the Kobo Glo and borrow (like on Sonys) them directly? Thanks.
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I just saw the Kobo on sale at Aeon Mall today for ¥6700. That's ¥1,000 less than it was selling for at Bic Camera a few days ago!


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I just saw the Kobo on sale at Aeon Mall today for ¥6700. That's ¥1,000 less than it was selling for at Bic Camera a few days ago!


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was that for the kobo touch or the kobo glo?
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:29 AM   #69
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was that for the kobo touch or the kobo glo?

It was for the Touch... unless I'm mistaken.


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BIC was selling the touch for 6780 or 6980 if i'm not mistaken.. =) so the price is right about there.
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BIC was selling the touch for 6780 or 6980 if i'm not mistaken.. =) so the price is right about there.
I'll be going there tomorrow. I'll take a look.


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OK... Just back from Bic Camera next to Kyoto Station.

The Kobo Touch is selling for ¥6780 and the Kobo Glo for ¥7890. At least those were the prices listed. The didn't have any Kobo Glo's to sell... I couldn't get them to tell me if they were out of stock or never been IN stock! He just kept repeating 'Sorry, we don't have the Kobo Glo to sell to you.' The last time I was in there (2 weeks ago?) although they had one on display, the manager had no idea of the price or when they would get them into the store. The did have the Touch in stock.


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