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Old 07-23-2013, 10:02 AM   #1
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:19 AM   #2
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Interesting! Do none of the beta testers who post here get one to try out?

Some comments:
-I like the ridges on the Glo power slider. It makes it easy to switch on with fingernails. (On a side note, the fingernail in one of the photos in that link is creepy). The new power slider is smooth.
-I don't know if the "thick-in-the-middle tapered to thinner edges" design makes it easier to hold. I would have thought making the edges thicker would be better.
-Can't wait to see the price.
-I hope the cover makers don't punch a hole in the cover where that logo is. It is slightly more incognito though.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:28 AM   #3
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Looks like a 6" Aura. And in what way it's a better design than the Aura escapes me :-)
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:32 AM   #4
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It looks like the bezel is flush with the screen? And a little shinier than other kobos?

The back also seems textured, ...guess that's because of people saying the Aura was too slippy.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:38 AM   #5
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It looks like the bezel is flush with the screen?
It does appear that way. Does this mean it won't be IR touch, but capacitive perhaps?
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:44 AM   #6
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It does appear that way. Does this mean it won't be IR touch, but capacitive perhaps?
I hope not, that would be the end of me buying any new Kobos. Capacitive touch and my skin don't get along well, and reading when it's cold outside and you need gloves makes it impossible to turn pages. And I refuse to spend $30+ on special gloves to be able to turn pages but that won't keep me warm.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:02 AM   #7
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And here we finally have the code-named phoenix. Looks nice. The touch screen is no longer ir-light based, probably capacitive. From the code in current firmware, the screen should be the same employed in the kobo Glo.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:31 AM   #8
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The Glo is not capacitive, but the bezel and screen are closer together than the Aura (I have both). I don't know that they are changing to capacitive for this one. No one really will until specs on this feature are released.

FWIW, the FCC specs are not always reflective of things in the ultimate release either. The Aura was supposed to (according to the FCC documents) have the ability to use taps on the back to turn pages. This may have been planned, at one point. It might also explain why the back cover is plain, untextured, plastic. It's sure not there.
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:01 PM   #9
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:11 PM   #10
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I'm planning to buy an aura HD, but now I don't know. It seems this one is still 6", I'd prefer a bit more, but then I always disliked recessed screen implied by the IR touch technology. The back seems better on this one too, nicer than the plain plastic one from the Aura. Anyway I'm surprised there's already a new reader, Kobo is very prompt to put out new models.
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:49 PM   #11
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As an Aura owner, I'm not sure if purchasing this new device would be considered an upgrade or a downgrade.

I just know I'll end up getting it regardless. Sigh...
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:23 PM   #12
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Interesting! Do none of the beta testers who post here get one to try out?
One word, three letters, NDA

Joking apart, there would be an NDA in place for this type of thing - I certainly have one for anyone who wishes to beta test the iOS app - and that would likely include clauses preventing you from discussing the device anywhere.

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Old 07-23-2013, 04:28 PM   #13
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:31 PM   #14
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Ditto....I don't need one...I don't need one....I don't need another one...
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