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Old 10-04-2012, 10:01 AM   #136
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Thanks, mdclements. If it's not asking too much, do you know which portuguese dictionary was selected to be included?
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:50 AM   #137
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The pic of the Kobo is probably the best representation of what the screen looks like in person. You can see the weird light shadow there at the bottom that's very much the same as the one in the Kindle PW pic you linked.
The Kindle PW pics look more like individual headlights than the Kobo, would you agree?

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The screen feel is definitely different to the Touch and the Sony offerings.

It feels like parchment to the touch. Is it better/worse than the others? Neither, it's just different imho.
I've seen some mention of that for the Kindle PW too, possibly down to the light guide as it's the top layer. No one is saying they don't like it, just as you say, it's different.

So far the only major difference between the Glo and the Kindle PW seems to be that Amazon have more quality control issues than Kobo.
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One thing that is not clear is that the Kindle is announced to last 8 weeks with the light on at a rate of 30 minutes of reading daily, whereas the Kobo Glo is said to last 56 hours with glow on as if this was less than the Kindle. But if you do the math, 8 weeks @30 minutes daily is 28 hours of use, which makes the Kobo Glo last twice on a battery charge using the light ....
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:57 PM   #139
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Common sense (at least to me) suggests continuous light (which was how the 56 hour figure was given) and usage for 30 minutes over an extended period of time are two very different things. 56 hours as measured by Kobo won't equal 4 months usage as measured by Amazon. I'd bet they both have very similar battery life.

Edit: In fact, from the Kobo Glo experience page, it states - "a single charge on the Kobo Glo lasts up to a month so you can read as long as you want"
Considering that's what the Kindle used to say before they changed from the 1 hour per day to 30 mins per day (to match up with the Nook), I'd say that pretty much confirms it.

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Old 10-04-2012, 02:17 PM   #140
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What dictionary?

Portuguese-Portuguese? or English-Portuguese...

or perhaps both
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:34 PM   #141
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or perhaps both
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:42 PM   #142
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Lordy, how fast do you read? I can't believe you've already read through 2 and 2/3 books!
Very.

Usually 3-4 hours for an average sized book (ereaders have slowed me down a little bit as there is less on the page at one time)
And authors that use multiple character names that are almost identical, or make up a lot of words slow me down.

Even with the ereader slowing me down, they are far more convenient for travel, I always had to carry at least 3 books for a longish flight, never mind the number of book I'd take with me on a two week "lay on the beach and read" vacation.

And I think the glo will be better as well, finding a well lit & comfortable spot in some terminals to wait out a delay is almost impossible.
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I wonder if we'll get a low battery warning now as well, instead of just telling you mid-read that "oops, you have to plug in, I don't care if you're on the train and can't charge, but you just can't read the next page!"
Good question, that one's always bugged me too, actually had to find a nice long microusb cable so I could continue reading while charging.

GF carries an external battery thingy in her bag that has a usb port so she can plug in either her Kobo or her Cell phone if either runs out of juice while she's out and about (of course you need to remember to charge it as well...)

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Old 10-04-2012, 02:58 PM   #144
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Very.

Usually 3-4 hours for an average sized book
Maaaaaan!! How do you do it? Can you teach me? My slow reading drives me crazy. I keep "reading out loud in my head," which is just ridiculous.

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Good question, that one's always bugged me too, actually had to find a nice long microusb cable so I could continue reading while charging.

GF carries an external battery thingy in her bag that has a usb port so she can plug in either her Kobo or her Cell phone if either runs out of juice while she's out and about (of course you need to remember to charge it as well...)
Yep, me too for both! Only the USB charger doesn't help when I'm on the train.

EDIT: Ah I might have misinterpreted what exactly it is that your gf carries with her. In my case, it's a USB cable with multiple plug things attached (micro, mini, and iPhone plugs) so I can charge when I find a computer or something with USB socket.
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On the kobo glo, can you delay the time before it goes to blank/standby when it's on and there's been no activity?

Sometimes, like when reading while eating or cooking, you need to be able to stay on a single page for a long time, without interacting with the device(greasy fingers?). You don't want it to go into standby/blank after just 15mins(yeah, good luck turning it on again with not-so-clean hands).

Is that possible?

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On the kobo glo, can you delay the time before it goes to blank/standby when it's on and there's been no activity?

Sometimes, like when reading while eating or cooking, you need to be able to stay on a single page for a long time, without interacting with the device(greasy fingers?). You don't want it to go into standby/blank after just 15mins(yeah, good luck turning it on again with not-so-clean hands).

Is that possible?
I doubt that would be any different to the Touch. And if it is indeed the same, you'll be able to choose between 5, 10, 15, 30, 45, 60 minutes and never.
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I doubt that would be any different to the Touch. And if it is indeed the same, you'll be able to choose between 5, 10, 15, 30, 45, 60 minutes and never.
Perfect! thanks a lot! (kindle doesn't have that, such a bother)
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Do you know when you start selling this kobo glo in Spain?

I Imagine it incluided dictionary esp-esp. It´s certainly?

Is very important for me
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What dictionary?

Portuguese-Portuguese? or English-Portuguese...

or perhaps both
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Are you planning the same development for Spanish-Spanish dictionary?
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