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Old 04-24-2013, 11:29 PM   #406
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P.S.: Not a big fan of the glossy housing either, but some companies sell matte, grippier "skins" with various designs, which can be cut to size if necessary (i.e. no Aura template) and will even fit the uneven back since they are sticky & flexible.
does anyone know where I can get something really thin and skin like that I can stick on arbitrary device and make it grippy?

I don't mean some fancy gelaskin thing specially cut for specific devices, but just like 2" strips I can cut off and glue on stuff.

Thanks

Edit: I just saw the post on plasti grip. Looks interesting. But it sounds like it could work too well and rip my skin right off lol.

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Old 04-24-2013, 11:32 PM   #407
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I ordered mine on the 17th. The charge went through on the 19th. I received the tracking info on the 23rd and received the Aura today (24th). Even though I received the tracking info on 23rd it was sent on the 20th so you might not receive the tracking info until days after it has been shipped.
alism, did you directly order from KOBO? I ordered it on morning 17th. Today, KOBO still lost my order, or, althgoug found my order but $0 and zero item was in that order. Maybe I should order from other Canada bookstores?
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:29 AM   #408
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I'm about the same. I have a Kobo Touch that works great for basic EPUBs, but my Kobo purchases (Original, Touch) have always been with the hope to read technical PDFs.

I tried an Aura HD at my local Chapters branch, and the PDF I tried looked great ("Latin For Beginners", available here: http://www.textkit.com/latin_grammar.php) . Easily readable, no need to zoom. Page turns were a bit slow, but well within my tolerance. Haven't tried any of my math PDFs, but I'm confident they'll look good too.

Now I just need to convince myself that the upgrade is worth the price tag
In all fairness, any PDFs I've downloaded from Textkit are terribly slow, even on my laptop and iPad. Good luck with your Latin!
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:35 AM   #409
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Hard to believe I got my first e-Ink for Christmas 2009, also sight unseen. That was a huge gamble. I wasn't sure I would like it at all. But I sure loved it the fall of 2010 when I was commuting an hour on the subway every day and got to read the whole time. So much easier to hold an ereader on the train than a book.

Now, almost 3.5 years later, I know more about what I want in an ereader. When I saw the specs on the Glo, I figured that would be my perfect reader, but I'm even more excited about the Aura. So glad I waited on buying the Glo.
My first ebook reader was purchased sight unseen in 2009 as well, and I was living in Europe and couldn't return it in case if any problems either. It cost $350 dollars if I remember correctly. Worth every penny!
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:45 AM   #410
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does anyone know where I can get something really thin and skin like that I can stick on arbitrary device and make it grippy?
Now that I have read on the Aura for a day or so, I have found that the design of the back, and the plastic they use, is much less slippery than I thought it would be. You could always wear rubber finger tips.

http://www.amazon.com/Swingline-Rubb.../dp/B0017DF9U0
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:36 AM   #411
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It's strange that they don't have it among their ereaders on their homepage though http://www.kobo.com/ereaders
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:00 AM   #412
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It's strange that they don't have it among their ereaders on their homepage though http://www.kobo.com/ereaders
I see it - right at the top of the page, above the others
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:09 AM   #413
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It's strange that they don't have it among their ereaders on their homepage though http://www.kobo.com/ereaders
Kobo's website is different depending on your location. If the Aura HD is not available to your region then you won't see it on your Kobo website. It's not on the Japan one either. Fortunately I circumvented that bit of asshattery by ordering from Canada.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:00 AM   #414
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Just had google notification the Aura is now available from indigo for our Canadian friends!!!

http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1152...able-at-indigo
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alism, did you directly order from KOBO? I ordered it on morning 17th. Today, KOBO still lost my order, or, althgoug found my order but $0 and zero item was in that order. Maybe I should order from other Canada bookstores?
I did order from KOBO. I got two emails directly after one with just my shipping info and another that shows I ordered the Aura. I know I checked my credit card a few hours after ordering and it had a pending charge.
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Thought it might be something like that.

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Kobo's website is different depending on your location. If the Aura HD is not available to your region then you won't see it on your Kobo website. It's not on the Japan one either. Fortunately I circumvented that bit of asshattery by ordering from Canada.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:25 AM   #417
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:36 AM   #418
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:16 AM   #419
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There is a new calibre version? Newer than 0.9.27?
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:20 AM   #420
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In Italy it's available for pre-order (169€) from Mondadori, I think it's the only seller here for Kobo ereaders, and they're going to start shipping them out from May 17th.
I'm very tempted, the screen looks great! Too bad I want something much smaller
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