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Old 04-22-2013, 01:45 PM   #421
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:51 PM   #422
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I would love to have both. The Aura may be bigger and heavier than I would want to take out in my bag. I grab my paperwhite or my Sony T1, as both of them are smaller and lighter than my kindle touch in lighted case. So I would leave the Aura at home, also.
Life is good with more than one reader! I'm looking forward to my Aura. But my lovely Sony T1 and my 350 are not leaving here anytime soon. The 950 is likely in jeopardy though.
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:54 PM   #423
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As I understand it, one can use calibre to get ones epubs into the kepub format, and then all of the on-device modifications will work. A+.
Perhaps, but that only applies for the minority of people who read eBooks who can actually do conversions. The vast majority of people who read eBooks won't even know what kePubs are, nor probably care. And why the hell does Kobo insist on using kePubs anyway? The ePub format is good enough as is without forcing another proprietary format on readers. I like Amazon because of Whispersync and their whole system, but I'm also one of those who wish they would have gone to ePubs rather than KF8. The difference of course is that Amazon sells more eBooks in the USA market than all the other eBookstores combined, so Kobo is a SMALL store which will have little impact on the North American market or the world market. Few consumers will therefore buy their proprietary kePubs. Amazon, like it or not, sells 2/3 of the eBooks sold in the USA. Their proprietary KF8 and mobi impact the market in a huge way.
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:54 PM   #424
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Much to my surprise, my Aura HD arrived today.
I am mildly disappointed, yes the extra real estate is nice but the screen is not the
quantum leap over the Glo I was expecting.

As for the back cover that's just plain silly. I will give it a few days, but right now I think I will stay with the Glo

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Old 04-22-2013, 02:05 PM   #425
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I'm actually more of a gadget freak than The Lord of the Exchequer is. He, on the other hand, buys more DVDs than we could watch in a lifetime if we did nothing else, so I guess we're even.

If the Aura isn't that much better than the Glo is, I'll probably stick with my Paperwhite for another generation or two then.
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:07 PM   #426
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Life is good with more than one reader! I'm looking forward to my Aura. But my lovely Sony T1 and my 350 are not leaving here anytime soon. The 950 is likely in jeopardy though.
I have several as well, never parted with any of mine since buying my first one a Sony 505 four years ago. I have the 'one' I carry around, 'one' that sits by my bed for nightime reading and a spare for emergencies regardless of them being 'me' or 'reader' related.

Choices are good ... I always have a working Kindle for my Amazon content and a epub based one for none-Amazon purchases. I buy whichever format is better for me, getting the best of both worlds.

I choose the reader that best 'fits' the situation I'm in. Like front lit for bedtime/darker rooms and regular for out and about. Also when I have my regular 'dropsies' when my hand spasms start I use the most robust reader I have to avoid as much possible damage as I can. I've dropped nearly every single readers once due to my grip going without warning and reader 'hitting the deck'.

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Old 04-22-2013, 02:10 PM   #427
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Much to my surprise, my Aura HD arrived today.
Had you received a shipment email? I haven't gotten one yet, and I don't see anywhere on the Kobo site where I can find the order status. The only items that show up on my account are ebooks that I have purchased.
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:15 PM   #428
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Had you received a shipment email? I haven't gotten one yet, and I don't see anywhere on the Kobo site where I can find the order status. The only items that show up on my account are ebooks that I have purchased.
Same here. Ordered on the 16th. The pre-authorized "pending" on my cc has disappeared but no charge yet posted.
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:19 PM   #429
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I remember before the paperwhite came out I described the device that I wished Amazon would make. It seems Kobo has made it instead;

I asked for a 7'' screen - Kobo makes 6.8''

I asked for a higher definition screen - Kobo makes highest on market

I asked for faster page turns - Kobo claims faster turns

I asked for more customisability - Kobo has more fonts, sizes and options than amazon devices

I asked for more visual interface - Kobo has this

It's spooky, Kobo has made the device I've wanted since I first bought a eink reader. They've also ignored the features I don't care about, colour and closer social network integration. At £140 its fairly priced and I get to play around with it at WH Smith before I buy. As long as it sticks to all its promises I'll be buying this very soon after its release.

I asked for folder support and they have NOT GIVEN IT. so kobo can take a hike.I won't be buying it.
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:23 PM   #430
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Depends exactly what you want to do. You can have folders and manually copy/paste the epub files on the device. So yes, in a narrow sense you can manage it using a file explorer. HOWEVER, in UI library the folders do not show up (all books will be lumped together).
exactly my point.

chinese cheap $10 mp4 players can have explorer type folders but not kobo.

kobo insist us being slaves to a pile of hardware using the very laborious one at a time bookshelf idiocy.
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I was considering this device but I only manage my ebooks using folders and manually copying/pasting files. Can you elaborate on your statement above? I must admit that if I can't manage my ebook files using a file explorer I have zero interest in the device.
chinese cheap $10 mp4 players can have explorer type folders but not kobo.

kobo insist us on us little people being slaves to a pile of hardware using the very laborious one at a time bookshelf idiocy.

imagine you have a thousand books and then one by one put them on a virtual keyboard by using 12 labourious key presses throu menu options.
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Same here. Ordered on the 16th. The pre-authorized "pending" on my cc has disappeared but no charge yet posted.
My charge isn't pending, it appeared on my credit card on 4/16, and posted fully 4/19. So, I just did a chat on the Kobo website and tormented some poor CS person.

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 Marti G: Hi, my name is Marti G. How may I help you?
 Verena: Can you please let me know the status of my Aura order? 10000....
 Marti G: I can definitely help you with that
 Marti G: Do you mind holding for a moment while I research that order?
 Verena: OK
 Marti G: Thanks
 Marti G: Thank you for holding. *
 Marti G: I can see that your order is in progress
 Marti G: The shipping can take up to 7 business days
 Marti G: You will probably receive your device tomorrow or Wednesday
 Marti G: Is there anything else I can help you with today?
 Verena: You are indicating that it has been shipped. Do you have a tracking number?
 Marti G: No, it's still in progress
 Marti G: Once that the device is shipped you will receive a message including the tracking number
 Verena: So, it hasn't shipped, it will take up to 7 days to ship, but it will be here tomorrow or Wednesday?
 Marti G: Alright, just one moment while I look into your inquiry.
 Marti G: Thank you for holding. *
 Marti G: Sorry for the confusion but in this case the order is still in progress and the device is not shipped yet
 Verena: No problem. Thanks for checking.
 Marti G: Once that the device is shipped you will receive a confirmation email and until then you need to wait 5-7 business days

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Old 04-22-2013, 02:33 PM   #433
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chinese cheap $10 mp4 players can have explorer type folders but not kobo.

kobo insist us on us little people being slaves to a pile of hardware using the very laborious one at a time bookshelf idiocy.

imagine you have a thousand books and then one by one put them on a virtual keyboard by using 12 labourious key presses throu menu options.
Does any of the major ereaders support folders?

Folders are probably considered too "hard", too 1990's, too geeky for the masses, who need something dumber, I mean, simpler.

Also, folders are more OS dependent and may not sync well over different devices.
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Had you received a shipment email? I haven't gotten one yet, and I don't see anywhere on the Kobo site where I can find the order status. The only items that show up on my account are ebooks that I have purchased.
I haven't received mine either. I ordered the Espresso verson and live in Illinois also.

I contacted Kobo this morning, because I also did not see it in my list of purchases. They took my order number from the order email, which I have, and looked it up and said that it had not shipped yet.

So excited about getting the Aura, can't wait for that shipped email!
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exactly my point.

chinese cheap $10 mp4 players can have explorer type folders but not kobo.

kobo insist us being slaves to a pile of hardware using the very laborious one at a time bookshelf idiocy.
I am not agreeing or disagreeing with your point but the current crop of ereaders are manufactured for the masses and the masses don't care (or do not know enough to care). And it's not just Kobo.
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