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Old 05-23-2014, 02:51 AM   #691
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I can't see it on mine at all, even with my glasses off. Not sure why.
I have the cross pattern, though I only noticed it after several days, and with a certain light (also natural light). It does not bother me, though.

As for the pinholes, at some point (not the beginning) I am pretty sure I saw three of them, but the next day they were gone - maybe dust or something? So even with pinholes one should give it a couple of days to make sure is a permanent defect.
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Old 05-24-2014, 05:26 AM   #692
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My Aura keeps on having issues with the external SD card. I love this eReader, I even love the webby things on the screen when I turn pages, but this SD card thing is forcing me to restart the reader again and again and again.

I am also a bit miffed that the SD card has a bit sticking outside - it doesn't go all the way in like on the Aura HD. Is my Aura just poorly manufactured or is there a deliberate reason for having a tiny little bit of the SD card sticking out even when it's pushed all the way in?
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Old 05-24-2014, 07:11 AM   #693
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I am also a bit miffed that the SD card has a bit sticking outside - it doesn't go all the way in like on the Aura HD. Is my Aura just poorly manufactured or is there a deliberate reason for having a tiny little bit of the SD card sticking out even when it's pushed all the way in?
All the Auras do that. I haven't even put a card in mine, with 4gb internal, I haven't needed to.
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Old 05-24-2014, 10:27 AM   #694
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is there a deliberate reason for having a tiny little bit of the SD card sticking out even when it's pushed all the way in?
My guess is that as you have to push the card in slightly to trigger the eject mechanism, you need a little bit protruding in order to push it.

Are there other SD card mechanisms that are flush?
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Old 05-24-2014, 03:14 PM   #695
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Certainly with any mobile phones/tablets I've owned the SD card is flush, I thought that was normal? Having it protruding slightly just seems like poor design. Better to require you to push it in with your fingernail because its flush than having it sticking out the side....
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Certainly with any mobile phones/tablets I've owned the SD card is flush, I thought that was normal? Having it protruding slightly just seems like poor design. Better to require you to push it in with your fingernail because its flush than having it sticking out the side....
It's flush on the Glo. I have read it's flush on the Aura HD, as well, though I haven't put a card in mine. Definitely a messed up design choice. No one wants the card sticking out. That's just ridiculous.
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Old 05-24-2014, 11:15 PM   #697
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It's flush on the Glo. I have read it's flush on the Aura HD, as well, though I haven't put a card in mine. Definitely a messed up design choice. No one wants the card sticking out. That's just ridiculous.
Yup its def flush on my Aura HD. I have sometimes put the Aura standing up on a flat surface (that's when I'm trying to reboot the Aura single handed by pulling the on/off switch repeatedly) and then the SD card got pushed and fall out.
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Old 05-24-2014, 11:31 PM   #698
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All the Auras do that. I haven't even put a card in mine, with 4gb internal, I haven't needed to.
I guess you are a v organized person so you managed to fit in what you need into 4GB. Whereas I like to throw everything in there and 4GB is far from enough.
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Old 05-25-2014, 04:33 AM   #699
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I use a small piece of black electric tape over the SD card from front to back to ensure my SD card stays put and isn't knocked. I also have the kobo sleep case which is longer than the Aura so if I hold my Aura upright against a table the SD card isn't touched.
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Old 05-25-2014, 08:28 AM   #700
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I guess you are a v organized person so you managed to fit in what you need into 4GB. Whereas I like to throw everything in there and 4GB is far from enough.
Yes, I am organized. I don't keep my entire catalog on my Kobo. I keep next in series, 1st in series, non-series, and some favorite author collections on the Kobo.

I keep my catalog on my Nexus 7 and Nook HD tablets. A large catalog of ebooks doesn't affect their speed at all. Whereas eink devices are affected by large catalogs of books (IMO). I did once experiment with putting a huge catalog on my Kobo Glo (not all at one time). I didn't find that it was really necessary to have them ALL on there.

I have maybe 1800 documents on my Kobo Aura, which hardly uses any of the internal space. (Lots are short stories). I can keep the same 1800 on all my Kobos, that way, whichever one I grab, the book I want is there. (Although I don't have that many on my Mini's).
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I bought a Kobo Aura on Saturday. I bought it in a local shop so I could easily return it if it was defective. It has the cross-hatch pattern at the top of the screen and a bright pin-prick right at the bottom. Neither of them bother me enough to make me return it.

My first impressions are disappointing. The screen has a yellowish tinge to it and seems to be more blurry than the Kobo Touch despite the increased resolution. Pages turns are quicker and the screen only flashes once a chapter. I would have been happy with my Kobo Touch but the battery was severely degraded after only very intermittent charging over the past two years. I really like the form-factor of the Aura, it is very light, thin and the flush bezel is a huge improvement. However the colour and defects of the screen are disappointing.

I have been reading on a tablet for a while now and perhaps I have to adjust again to an E-Ink device. I still prefer my tablet but a battery which last less than 10 hours is not really compatible with my reading habits.
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Yes, I am organized. I don't keep my entire catalog on my Kobo. I keep next in series, 1st in series, non-series, and some favorite author collections on the Kobo.

I keep my catalog on my Nexus 7 and Nook HD tablets. A large catalog of ebooks doesn't affect their speed at all. Whereas eink devices are affected by large catalogs of books (IMO). I did once experiment with putting a huge catalog on my Kobo Glo (not all at one time). I didn't find that it was really necessary to have them ALL on there.

I have maybe 1800 documents on my Kobo Aura, which hardly uses any of the internal space. (Lots are short stories). I can keep the same 1800 on all my Kobos, that way, whichever one I grab, the book I want is there. (Although I don't have that many on my Mini's).
I agree with you about the speed issue. Though Kobo claims that their readers can deal with 32GB external SD cards, in my experience they can deal with 3 or 4GB of contents on cards at most.

Some of the books I bought from Kobo are seriously huge... may be they have photos in there, which is why they are so big. I hope they will solve this issue eventually. The Kobos eReaders are simply not coping well with large amount of files. The Nooks I have do pretty well in comparison. After inserting a SD card loaded with books into a Kobo, it will take half a day to catalog the contents (I think that's what it's doing with a bar counting percentages), but do the same to a Nook ST and I can switch it on and start reading straightaway.
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If you turn on the light then it would appear much whiter - 25% works a treat. The Kindle Paperwhite appear so white partly becoz it has the light switched on whenever the Kindle is on.
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I agree with you about the speed issue. Though Kobo claims that their readers can deal with 32GB external SD cards, in my experience they can deal with 3 or 4GB of contents on cards at most.

Some of the books I bought from Kobo are seriously huge... may be they have photos in there, which is why they are so big. I hope they will solve this issue eventually. The Kobos eReaders are simply not coping well with large amount of files. The Nooks I have do pretty well in comparison. After inserting a SD card loaded with books into a Kobo, it will take half a day to catalog the contents (I think that's what it's doing with a bar counting percentages), but do the same to a Nook ST and I can switch it on and start reading straightaway.
I opened up my 2 Kobo Minis yesterday and they both had 4gb cards in them, instead of 2. So I copied the image of one and wrote it to a 16gb card. The other one, I used software to extend the partition to use the whole card. Since then, I've been adding books to both. I just love the Mini. But the Aura is still the favorite, due to the light and the fact I can buy a slim snap on case.

I'm removing books from my Nook HD. I've gone back to preferring to read on Eink. I've got a Nook ST on the way to root and turn into a little eink tablet. I like to play with my toys

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