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Old 05-08-2013, 03:51 PM   #136
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But should I wait for a PRS-T3 or buy the new kobo aura?
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:30 PM   #137
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I bought the Aura and I love it. The T1 with more battery life and glowlight would be great, but the frontlit screen on the Aura makes it a no contest over the T1 for me.

Things come out so fast now I find it's better when I just pull the trigger and get what I really want instead of waiting forever for something that might not come out.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:04 PM   #138
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I bought the Aura and I love it. The T1 with more battery life and glowlight would be great, but the frontlit screen on the Aura makes it a no contest over the T1 for me.

Things come out so fast now I find it's better when I just pull the trigger and get what I really want instead of waiting forever for something that might not come out.
That's the eternal curse of consumer electronics... if you save your money for the next, marginally cooler gadget (or wait for the current coolest one to drop in price), there will always be something better coming up over the horizon. This goes for phones, graphics cards, tablets, and of course readers

I am, however, content to wait this one out. My prs-650 is perfectly serviceable, and as I haven't yet used a front-lit e-ink device for any appreciable amount of time, it's not a feature I would ditch my older device for. If Sony does launch a decent front-lit device, though, that will probably be enough of a selling point that I would buy one
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:46 PM   #139
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I bought the Aura and I love it. The T1 with more battery life and glowlight would be great, but the frontlit screen on the Aura makes it a no contest over the T1 for me.
If I had to choose between my T1 and my Aura, I'd keep the T1. I need to do notes and highlights and the T1 is vastly superior to the Aura for that. It is also vastly superior on battery life. My Sony is also easier to hold one handed using a bottom hold. The ergonomics of the Sony in lighted cover are better than that of the Aura in sleep cover. Fortunately, I don't have to choose between and can enjoy both readers, each for what they do best.
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:57 PM   #140
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Front-lighting works well for dim lighting conditions, but doesn't work as well as a clip-on light for darkness. so I'm still in a holding position.
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:23 PM   #141
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Front-lighting works well for dim lighting conditions, but doesn't work as well as a clip-on light for darkness. so I'm still in a holding position.
I have seen no conditions where a front-lit ereader does not work better than a clip-on. For one, it doesn't disturb the person that is next to you, second the amount of adjustment you can make to the light is, in my opinion, superior to a clip-on.

But, that is why there are so many different ways of getting the same thing accomplished, which is reading. What works for me, might not work for others.
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:57 PM   #142
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Absolutely (in my opinion), a front-lit ebook reader is FAR superior than a clip-on light, and has left all other ebook readers iin the dust.

They are so much more adaptable. My Kobo Glo and Kindle Paperwhite are wonderful readers.

I look forward to seeing the new Sony readers - they should be wonderful, I would imagine.



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Old 05-17-2013, 03:31 AM   #143
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Front-lighting works well for dim lighting conditions, but doesn't work as well as a clip-on light for darkness. so I'm still in a holding position.
I really do not get why you might be thinking this.
I have the Onyx Firefly and I use it all the time in complete darkness. It is perfect.
The great thing about it is that lighting your reading surface is no longer something that demands or takes attention. It simply is just there.
It is wonderful not to have to fiddle around with external light solutions anymore.
The reader has become a self contained unit that provides you with everything you need for reading. Believe me.... It is brilliant.
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:08 AM   #144
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I really do not get why you might be thinking this.
I have the Onyx Firefly and I use it all the time in complete darkness. It is perfect.
I think it depends on your eyes.

I find that the glow models (Paperwhite and Nook Glow) are okay in dim light, but in total darkness the fonts take on a transparent blue tone that I struggle to see. Even with the darker, thicker fonts someone else suggested, it's a problem. So for night reading I tend to put the Glows up and get the eInk with a regular clip-on light. The fonts are so much darker and the contrast better it's not funny.

And Dear Hubby is a back sleeper, and frankly finds both types of lights bothersome. He says he can see both out of the corner of his eye, and doesn't like either one. So I throw a heavy blanket over the whole thing until he falls asleep. In that I'm lucky he falls asleep pretty quickly. But yes, he is bothered by the Glow as well.
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Front-lighting works well for dim lighting conditions, but doesn't work as well as a clip-on light for darkness. so I'm still in a holding position.
I hear you. I really like the front light for dim conditions or gray sky days, but I'm a little less keen on it in total darkness. It seems to tire my eyes more using the Aura in total darkness as opposed to using my Sony T1 in lighted cover.
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:23 PM   #146
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You throw a heavy blanket over DH until he falls asleep? ... well its one option I suppose.
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You throw a heavy blanket over DH until he falls asleep? ... well its one option I suppose.
The heavy blanket is for the eReader and the light. I make a tunnel so very little of the light leaks out until I know for sure he's asleep. He likes the room really cold, so I usually have plenty of covers around.

DH sleeps with a CPAP machine. A heavy blanket on top of that would keep us both up all night wondering if he could breath!

I could go to another room and a chair, but frankly it's just easier to shield the light for a while.
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Snoring has been known to provoke the same reprehensible behaviour in a household not a million miles from my own.....

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Another rumour surfaces

I've no idea how reliable this site is, but thought I'd share the link here:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/05...e_ink_display/
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/05...e_ink_display/
Sony announced this already, so it's legit, but doesn't look like they'll be releasing it in flexible form at this time. It would be really nice if they announced their new readers soon so we can decide what to get next. My wife's nook glow got a big scratch this weekend. She'd prefer to go back to Sony, but not without a built in light. I'm really hoping their stupid comments about not doing light turn out to be wrong. I'd really like to see them release a Z series that is water and dust proof. Most of our reading is done pool/beach/lake side.

http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/17/s...k-slate-video/
http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/21/s...aper-hands-on/
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