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Old 09-06-2012, 01:30 AM   #1
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Wow, Kobo Touch is incredible!

I had a 1st Gen Kobo, and later a Vox, and returned both. I don't know if I changed, or if this ereader is that much better, but it's a keeper!

Battery life is INCREDIBLE, page turning is super fast, screen looks great, the wireless sync is superb, and the "extras" such as the web browser and Sudoku are great! I found the browser disturbingly usable for basic browsing actually. I always wanted that "free 3g" kindle years ago, and you know, for the right price, I would buy one now for traveling.

Anyway, I really lucked out, as a girl had bought one for her mother in law as a gift, who ended up having one. The return period was expired, so I got it off her brand new for much less than retail. I had some books already from my Kobo Vox experiment, so I was up and running in no time.

If they manage to get a backlight on these ala the new Nook, I would upgrade.

I am blown away at how amazing a product the Touch is compared to the Vox and the Kobo 1st Gen. Just blown away.
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:52 AM   #2
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I had a 1st Gen Kobo, and later a Vox, and returned both. I don't know if I changed, or if this ereader is that much better, but it's a keeper!

Battery life is INCREDIBLE, page turning is super fast, screen looks great, the wireless sync is superb, and the "extras" such as the web browser and Sudoku are great! I found the browser disturbingly usable for basic browsing actually. I always wanted that "free 3g" kindle years ago, and you know, for the right price, I would buy one now for traveling.

Anyway, I really lucked out, as a girl had bought one for her mother in law as a gift, who ended up having one. The return period was expired, so I got it off her brand new for much less than retail. I had some books already from my Kobo Vox experiment, so I was up and running in no time.

If they manage to get a backlight on these ala the new Nook, I would upgrade.

I am blown away at how amazing a product the Touch is compared to the Vox and the Kobo 1st Gen. Just blown away.
A light, you say?

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Old 09-06-2012, 04:29 AM   #3
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LOL. That was a fast product upgrade. The new ereader looks great but the glo doesn't make me want it as I love my KT and attached book light.
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I might change my mind when I see it though!
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:25 AM   #5
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So, when does the touch get glow as a firmware upgrade :-D
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:54 AM   #6
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So, when does the touch get glow as a firmware upgrade :-D
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A light, you say?

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Lol, great timing!
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So, when does the touch get glow as a firmware upgrade :-D
The day after your five year old automobile gets a free, no charge upgrade to the latest model year.
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:49 AM   #9
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I had a 1st Gen Kobo, and later a Vox, and returned both. I don't know if I changed, or if this ereader is that much better, but it's a keeper!

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I am blown away at how amazing a product the Touch is compared to the Vox and the Kobo 1st Gen. Just blown away.
It is really good to ear someone enthusing so much about the KT. After spending some time around the "buggier" parts of the forums, it is easy to forget just how good the KT is! Thank you so much for the reminder
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I've bought a KT last week and I'm loving it. My first ereader too. The only thing I'm snarky about though is if I'd waited just a bit longer I could have got the Glow model. I do find my screen a bit dull, so that it does need a light.
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It is really good to ear someone enthusing so much about the KT. After spending some time around the "buggier" parts of the forums, it is easy to forget just how good the KT is! Thank you so much for the reminder
Yeah. Me too. If someone gets all enthusiastic I remember how fiercely I love my Touch (((But grrr @ it not having a front light )))

I'm not quite sure about earing someone though
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I've bought a KT last week and I'm loving it. My first ereader too. The only thing I'm snarky about though is if I'd waited just a bit longer I could have got the Glow model. I do find my screen a bit dull, so that it does need a light.
Aren't you still within returning time since purchase? I'd try returning it if I were you!
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I was just checking that you were paying attention (that's my story, and I'm sticking to it! )
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Aren't you still within returning time since purchase? I'd try returning it if I were you!
How would I go about that Mrs_Often? I've opened it and used it and still have the box but not the plastic wraps for the cord. Officeworks (Australia) give a 12-month warranty but that may be only for a fault, and then they might insist on replacing it. I do love the sound of the Glo model though, though I suppose to buy a light for my KT is no huge chore. .
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How would I go about that Mrs_Often? I've opened it and used it and still have the box but not the plastic wraps for the cord. Officeworks (Australia) give a 12-month warranty but that may be only for a fault, and then they might insist on replacing it. I do love the sound of the Glo model though, though I suppose to buy a light for my KT is no huge chore. .
Mmm that's indeed tricky. You could phone Officeworks and ask them if they accept returns (if you pack the KT up nicely). You could argue that you would have waited for the Glo had they mentioned it was on its way... I know it's a long shot, but it's worth it (because, oh! the glo! ). I'd try it if I'd just bought the KT.

Someone else (ng7apoc) managed a return for the same reason: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=190433 but they were in the UK and they'd used a different USB cable so that was still wrapped up in its packaging...

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