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Old 04-22-2013, 12:28 PM   #301
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It's possible to change those settings, someone in the german community actually released a little mod to enable better hyphenation for german, english and russian.

The KoboRootX.tgz file in the package is the file you want to use.

http://www.lesen.net/forum/ebook-rea...-glo/?c2060e18
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:42 PM   #302
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Thanks for the link, I didn't know about this. I'm not sure I'm brave enough to try it out though. It doesn't mention fw 2.5. Have you installed it yourself?
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:46 PM   #303
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Thanks for the answer on the hyphens. That means that Kobo is using a newer version of ADE.
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:55 PM   #304
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PC Mag have their own review up.

There are a few points the reviewer points out:
  • The device feels heavier
  • The Aura HD takes about 10 seconds to wake up from sleep

Anybody have similar issues with the Aura yet?

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Old 04-22-2013, 01:59 PM   #305
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Very sober, just white, black and brown http://www.kobo.com/koboauraHD
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:19 PM   #306
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PC Mag have their own review up.

There are a few points the reviewer points out:
  • The device feels heavier
  • The Aura HD takes about 10 seconds to wake up from sleep

Anybody have similar issues with the Aura yet?
I need to read the review but....

1. The device is heavier but not by much. I expected it to be because of the size.

2. I just timed mine and from sleep it took a little over a second to open the page and turn on the light.
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:45 PM   #307
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Thanks for the link, I didn't know about this. I'm not sure I'm brave enough to try it out though. It doesn't mention fw 2.5. Have you installed it yourself?
Yes just did the update to 2.5 today to check out the report about improved (darker) font rendering in that version, and it works fine.
Btw the fonts really got darker, I could decrease the strength setting by two levels with the new patch.
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:52 PM   #308
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PC Mag have their own review up.

There are a few points the reviewer points out:
  • The device feels heavier
  • The Aura HD takes about 10 seconds to wake up from sleep

Anybody have similar issues with the Aura yet?
Well of course it's heavier; it's bigger. It is still a smidgen lighter than my kindle keyboard, which is fine.

I don't know what the deal is with the 10 sec delay.

Anyway, what interests me is side by side, he says text just plain looks better than kpw. Very even lighting, no cones at bottom like kpw. Pretty impressive because the bigger the screen, the harder it is to get lighting even.

What's keeping me from ordering is that weird back because of my abnormal hand.
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:54 PM   #309
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Ok, just got my hands on one.
It is only very slightly heavier than a Touch, and I don't think I would notice a difference in using an Aura.

Wake from sleep, with WiFi enabled is about a second, Touch is the same.

Going to sleep is about 0.5 of a second slower than the Touch.

Dev credits don't seem to be in the About Kobo Aura HD screen, *sniff*
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:35 PM   #310
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Ok, just got my hands on one.
It is only very slightly heavier than a Touch, and I don't think I would notice a difference in using an Aura.
The only place I could find weights is the Future Shop site. They are not exactly famous for accuracy.

Kobo Touch 200 grams
Kobo Glo 190 grams
Kobo Aura 240 grams
Sleep cover Glo 140 grams
Sleep cover Aura 180 grams

I would notice a difference between the Glo with a sleep cover and the Aura with a sleep cover. 90 grams = 3.17 ounces.
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PC Mag have their own review up.

There are a few points the reviewer points out:
  • The device feels heavier
  • The Aura HD takes about 10 seconds to wake up from sleep

Anybody have similar issues with the Aura yet?

The author of the article has edited it. He had meant to say from power off instead of sleep. He is saying from sleep it is almost instantaneous.
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Just checked WHSmith UK my sleep case has dispatched just waiting on the Aura HD. As it goes WHSmith UK are now quoting the Espresso Brown and the Ivory as out of stock, only the the Black one remains open to pre order!
I have tried checking WHSmithUK on Chrome and also IE, but when I login all I get is a white page with a bunch of links that don't work. The only link that works is the logout one Will just have to wait for my tracking email to hit my inbox.
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Yes just did the update to 2.5 today to check out the report about improved (darker) font rendering in that version, and it works fine.
Btw the fonts really got darker, I could decrease the strength setting by two levels with the new patch.
Which font is that? I'd like to know so I can avoid it.
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I have tried checking WHSmithUK on Chrome and also IE, but when I login all I get is a white page with a bunch of links that don't work. The only link that works is the logout one Will just have to wait for my tracking email to hit my inbox.
I've been using Chrome Beta on my GT-N7100 (phone) and Safari on my 3rd Gen iPad with no problems at all. Because I signed up to Whsmith with a Google mail account all the tracking info gets rounded up by Google Now so I'm just waiting for my phone to beep!!
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