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Old 10-31-2011, 11:30 PM   #1
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How's the reading experience?

I know it can't compare to an e-ink device but do you find it ok for long term reading sessions.
Does it get heavy after a while to hold it?
What about the viewing angle. If you sit at a table and the vox is laying flat,
is the screen still clear since it is being viewed at an angle?
I guess I should go to FS or BB & have a look at a display model (if they have one).
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:45 PM   #2
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Definitely can't compare to an e-ink device, but then again, it's not supposed to . It can start to get heavy if you've been reading for a good period of time, but the view angle is fantastic if you wanted to lay it on a table or something. The image quality is fantastic, but I still would not recommend going outside on a clear sunny day with it, but I know others will disagree with that assessment
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It's not as crisp as eInk on a Pearl screen, but it's not bad. Especially if you want to read anything in color, or PDF's where there's a lot of graphics - most eInk readers still tend to be slow with that, and the Kobos more than the Kindles.

I don't find it heavy, the AFFS screen is better than most LCD's, and it's fine in bright sunlight - but not as good as a Pearl screen when it comes to contrast. But given the Vox's QC, your mileage may vary.
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:34 AM   #4
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I am finding it hard to read my novels on the Vox. It just seems...weird. The same way I feel when I read on my PC...I don't have much patience for it. It's almost like it's distracting or something...

I think it's spectacular for my mags and kids books! Perfect for more pictures/less text.

The size and weight are perfeect. Exactly what I'd hoped for!
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Old 11-01-2011, 04:47 AM   #5
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Try switching to night mode where it is white text on a black background and then turn the brightness in the Kobo app down. I like that much better than the black text on white.

I also installed the alkido? reader and I like the way it formats the pages better than the kobo app.

However, I don't see myself doing much reading of novels on this. Got to try out some of the PDF manuals I have, camera etc. (dowloaded the plugin for alkido)


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Old 11-01-2011, 10:41 AM   #6
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I love reading on it, I turned the brightness down to a confortable level and increassed the size of the font for my old eyes and I'm beginning to prefer reading on it instead of my WiFi.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:45 AM   #7
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I turned down the brightness a whack, and it's good. Coming off the Kindle, where I could use either side's buttons to turn the page, having to always tap the right hand side is an adjustment.
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:11 PM   #8
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I like reading on it, like many others i turn down the brightness a bit and adjust the font size to my liking haven't tried it outside yet
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I have the reader set to override the system brightness, with the level set as low as it goes. This provides a pleasant light level when reading during the day (indoors), and at night in bed with only a night light on. At this minimal brightness, I'm finding no eye strain, although I would say my eyes do find eink still gentler on the eyes.

In general, though, I'm pleased that I'm able to read comfortably on the Vox, as I was apprehensive about this aspect.
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:50 AM   #10
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I find reading on it very frustrating because I don't want to read in landscape mode and
it keeps switching from some reason from portrait to landscape.
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I love reading on the Vox! I find the weight isn't much different than my Nook eReader in its case. I've increased the weight slightly by adding a Bookstyle cover from Chapters but find that it is now much easier to get a good gasp on the Vox.

Since I do most of my reading in bed, I usually have the Kobo settings in night mode with the brightness down as low as possible. This makes it really pleasant to read from. I even read it outdoors today while on my ferry commute to work and it preformed admirably. It gets slightly reflective, which can be annoying in brighter lights (outdoors, or in my office for example).

My one slight frustration is that the Kobo app can't lock in portrait. I'm hoping an update will rectify this. That being said, I do find that I am able to tilt the Vox quite a bit before it actually rotates to landscape mode, so this makes reading in bed a little less annoying.
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