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Old 10-29-2011, 12:18 AM   #1
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Just noticed that the KT actually makes noise

I noticed it last night while reading that if you listen very carefully and turn the page it makes a hiss/hum/buzz noise. You can hear it very clearly if you put your ear on the back. So it can actually speak without a speaker . It's the only Kobo out of three that I could hear anything.

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Old 10-29-2011, 03:53 AM   #2
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I never noticed! Now you mentioned it I put my ear next to the device and I hear it >.< I hope this doesn't annoy me lol
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Hahaha.. Now it will bug you because you know it's there.. :P
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Update: My sister's sony prs t1 does the same thing!
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:40 AM   #5
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Just noticed that the KT actually makes noise

I noticed it last night while reading that if you listen very carefully and turn the page it makes a hiss/hum/buzz noise. You can hear it very clearly if you put your ear on the back. So it can actually speak without a speaker. It's the only Kobo out of three that I could hear anything.
I think it's haunted!
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Old 10-29-2011, 05:59 PM   #6
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:53 PM   #7
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You'll eventually hear it when the room is quiet enough, it isn't really annoying because it's so quiet that you with any other noise around you can't hear it (Like; fridge, computer)

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Old 10-30-2011, 01:51 AM   #8
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Mine makes a sound on page turns. It sounds like the standard "electronic white noise" sound to me. Same thing I hear when a TV or a computer is on (although those are much louder than the KT, and in the case of computers, is sometimes drowned out by other electrical noises).

It's the processor doing something. I suspect it's audible because the KT (and the Sony) is so thin.

Although, you guys are describing a different sound than what I hear. I hear more of a high-pitched sound, like a really really quiet version of a hot mike.

I recall learning at some point that the very top of our hearing range fades around 30, and noises like the high-pitched sound I hear from a TV are no longer within hearing range. I'm well below 30. I wonder if perhaps we're hearing the same sound differently.
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To me it sounds like a quiet version of a computer turning on.

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Old 10-30-2011, 04:10 PM   #10
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I can't hear anything, but then I have old ears (and old everything else).
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