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Old 01-15-2013, 07:10 PM   #1
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What are the top three things you love about your Kobo Device?

Well maybe its time to state the obvious...

Since someone pointed out that there might be a little negativity going on about the Kobo.. I think we should start pointing out the positives about the Kobo Devices... from the very first Kobo to the current generation of Devices.

For me
#1 reason I love about my Kobo is the fact I can carry all my books around not have to worry about what I am going to read.
#2 reason I love about my Kobo is the fact I can add to my collection at any time.
#3 reason I love about my Kobo is the fact that so far Kobo has been very active listening to our concerns and continually strive to improve the Kobo Family.

Everyone else What do you love/like about your Kobo Device??


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Old 01-15-2013, 07:56 PM   #2
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I love the quilted back on my Kobo Touch - it is so comfy in my hands.

I love the current book cover as screensaver feature and the little corner page that turns down when you save.

I love not being locked into one shop and being able to buy where I like.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:06 PM   #3
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1: Having lots of books on it. I can read what I want, where I want.
2: The backlight (on my Glo), now I can read in bed without the bedside lamp on and waking up my wife.
3: The cover with the magnetic sensor on it, I can just open and close the cover and it pops in and out of sleep mode, VERY convenient. That and the official Kobo cover is VERY resilient, I can just chuck it in my daypack for work and the cover takes all the flack, not a scratch or mark on my Kobo Glo.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:11 PM   #4
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:15 PM   #5
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I love the lightness and compactness of my Mini!
I love my sleep cover for all the same reasons as danksmacabre!
I love using my Mini's wireless connection and Web browser to download books wirelessly using the Calibre server!
I love all the adjustments I can make to fonts, margins, spacing!
I love being able to add my collections/shelves to my Mini using Calibre!

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Old 01-15-2013, 08:18 PM   #6
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One other thing is the advantage this has over pbooks is on the occasions when I forget my reading glasses, I can just increase the font size a bit and I'm still able to read.
You can't do that with a pbook!
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:54 PM   #7
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System is installed on a removeable SD card and remains open. here's lots I'm willing to forgive Kobo for for that.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:10 PM   #8
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1. Great looking display and very nice front lighting on my Glo! What a pleasure to not have to deal with LED booklights and continue feeding them. Once I realized how much I was spending on batteries for booklights an upgrade to a front lit ereader became sensible as well as desired.

2. Third party font support & variable stroke weight fonts!

3. Nice styling, black slider to match the casing, lighter and a bit smaller than my Touch.

4. Organizational features like shelves that can be managed from an automated database environment like Calibre without having to manually place each volume on a shelf.

5. The simple fact that Kobo is innovative and continuing to provide updates -which I am very hopeful they will continue doing even after bug fixes are all implemented.

6. That they gave me a choice good enough that I returned a Nook Glowlight, and didn't bother to investigate the Kindle Paperwhite.

Three wasn't enough.

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Old 01-15-2013, 09:12 PM   #9
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I love that my Kobo is lighter and has a better screen than any of the 3 Kindle PWs I've had.
Oh yeah, and it's got a light!
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:49 PM   #10
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1) Glolight, hands down the best feature. And the only front-lit device sold in Canada (Stuff it Amazon)
2) Form factor. The device is extremely comfortable to hold with a solid well-built case.
3) Supports Caecilia font, epub format, and gives much control over page display
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:41 PM   #11
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I love the Glo hardware:
1. The whiteness and fineness of the screen.
2. The evenness of the frontllght.
3. The existence of an external micro SD slot (and ability to upgrade the internal card too).

The firmware also has some good points:
4. The "flat" user interface style helps preserve the illusion of reading from a paper page.
5. The huge range of possible font adjustments, especially the ability to reduce font weight.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:57 PM   #12
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5. The huge range of possible font adjustments, especially the ability to reduce font weight.
Woa, back a step.. you like to *reduce* font weight? Well, my Mom always did say the world has all types. Good thing Kobo tries to accomodate everyone
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:13 AM   #13
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Woa, back a step.. you like to *reduce* font weight? Well, my Mom always did say the world has all types. Good thing Kobo tries to accomodate everyone
Yes :-) The heavy fonts remind me of reading a cheap paperback, whereas a light font is reminiscent of reading high quality hardcovers where higher density paper allows use of a finer font.
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:49 AM   #14
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I love the device itself (first a Touch, that I gifted to my mother, now a Glo) : lighter, faster to read, always something to read versus paperbooks, able to read at night or in poor light. Charges withe the same wire that my phone.

I love the firmware (despite bugs) : epub's main format so I'm not tied to a bookstore, works hands in hands with Calibre (that is a most convenient software, cheers for the developpers), low battery consumption. Ability to set the font size to the one I'm comfortable with, build-in dictionnaries (even if they are poor, not much is better than nothing). Shelves management (even if it could still be improved).

I love the will of the Kobo team to hear the consumers and try to improve our reading experience :-)

I'm happy with my Glo, I don't search anywhere else as it globally suits my needs
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Besides the obvious standard perks of any e-reader vs. paper books, things I like specifically about my new Kobo Glo:

The gorgeous design: flat white front (and the white is more vivid and "whiter" than white iPads/iPhones, by the way, which I've always found just a tinge on the yellow side) and beautiful blue, sturdy, quilted back. A pleasure to hold and to behold.

The evenly distributed light, which can be set to amazingly bright levels.

The fact that it uses MicroUSB just like Kindle and most smartphones, instead of a proprietary system. I can now reuse my old Kindle's cable.

The fact that I was able to buy it in a store here in Belgium, a physical place I can go to if I have issues with it. Sure beats ordering a Kindle Paperwhite from the U.S.

One thing that could stand to be improved, I do want to point out (but not a deal-breaker), is putting books on shelves. On my old Kindle, when shelving newly-added books, I had the option to see only the books that were not already on a shelf. Whereas on my Kobo, I always got the same list of *all* books to sift through when recreating my seven-or-so shelves. But that was just a one-off inconvenience on day one of setting up the device.
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