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Old 04-20-2013, 10:22 AM   #241
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Just checked WHSmith UK my sleep case has dispatched just waiting on the Aura HD. As it goes WHSmith UK are now quoting the Espresso Brown and the Ivory as out of stock, only the the Black one remains open to pre order!
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:39 AM   #242
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Yeah. I saw the charge Thursday (I ordered it on Tuesday) and they sent the shipping info Friday evening. It was just picked up in Hong Kong according to FedEx and should be here on Tuesday. Now the waiting game starts over......
That is encouraging, since I ordered on Tuesday too, my charge card was charged Friday and hopefully I will get a tracking notice by the end of today. Maybe Wednesday delivery? Let the waiting game begin
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:07 AM   #243
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Just checked WHSmith UK my sleep case has dispatched just waiting on the Aura HD. As it goes WHSmith UK are now quoting the Espresso Brown and the Ivory as out of stock, only the the Black one remains open to pre order!
I'm planning to get my case in person in store to be honest, the Aura is already on its way!
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:36 AM   #244
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Are you in the UK? If so perhaps I won't have to wait for the 25th then!! Happy days
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:52 AM   #245
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Are you in the UK? If so perhaps I won't have to wait for the 25th then!! Happy days
Yep, close to London, I got my dispatch notification back on Thursday
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:02 PM   #246
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gizmode state it will be $AU219.99 but they don't have a release date. One of the early posts says "begin in May" for international availability.
Thanks.

Let's see... $170 + 25 min postage to Aus = 195 + 19.50 GST = 215.40. I guess $220 is more or less the translated price. Or at least, the same price as getting one overseas...
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I ordered mine and the sleep cover from WH Smith today.....happy dance!!

PS WH Smith don't deliver to Ireland, but I registered with Parcel Motel and used their Northern Ireland warehouse as my delivery address. They will deliver it to my nearest Parcel Motel for just €3.50.

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Old 04-20-2013, 12:55 PM   #248
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I'm still impressed by this launch, so far seems way smoother than I'd expect, people are even getting devices early!
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:32 PM   #249
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I just dropped by the local Chapters store to see the new Aura, all ready to plunk down $170 and upgrade from my KT. They had it out on display, along with a couple of Kobo reps to help explain it. The screen looks good. The extra 0.8" makes a significant difference. Great! Only... I was disappointed as soon as I picked it up. The hard slick plastic surface (front and back) is terrible. I don't know what Kobo was thinking. It's by far the worst of any of the e-readers, from Kobo or anyone else. To go from the nice quilted back and soft-coated grippy surface of my black KT to this cheap-feeling hard plastic would be unthinkable. The rep suggested that everyone would probably use it with a cover, so it wouldn't matter. But I don't use a cover. Sadly, the Aura is not for me. I guess I'll wait for the Glo to go on sale.
Shoot, that is too bad. Hand feel is a big deal to me, and I don't like feeling plastic. On a phone that I pick up and put down, it's one thing; on an ereader I hold for hours it's something else. I never buy a cover for my ereader, cause then it is too thick and heavy for me to hold.

Man, I was excited to see a >6" screen that weighs slightly less than my kindle keyboard AND has good, even front light AND adjustable font weight AND not made by Amazon (got nothing against them, I just don't want to give all my money to one company).
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:22 PM   #250
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Shoot, that is too bad. Hand feel is a big deal to me, and I don't like feeling plastic. On a phone that I pick up and put down, it's one thing; on an ereader I hold for hours it's something else. I never buy a cover for my ereader, cause then it is too thick and heavy for me to hold.

Man, I was excited to see a >6" screen that weighs slightly less than my kindle keyboard AND has good, even front light AND adjustable font weight AND not made by Amazon (got nothing against them, I just don't want to give all my money to one company).
No one who has touched the Aura has mentioned this so far so I'm hoping this is just one person's personal preferances. The Goodereader review videos raved about the new back so I hope I will like it as well.
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:37 PM   #251
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No one who has touched the Aura has mentioned this so far so I'm hoping this is just one person's personal preferances. The Goodereader review videos raved about the new back so I hope I will like it as well.
I like the shape of the back, it does make it easy to hold but it would be better I think if it had the same texture as the glo back rather than the smooth plastic, but it is okay as it is in my opinion. In any case I will be getting a cover so it will be the feel of the cover I get that will be important to me.

One change I don't think I like is the fact the scroll bar at the bottom of the library is gone, you have to navigate by swiping left and right and just realized swiping up and down also goes from one page to another. I don't keep that many books on my device and it goes from page to page very quickly so not that big a deal for me but for someone who might have hundreds of books it might be a bit of a drag to no longer have the scroll bar, but if you are looking for a specific book then using search is faster anyway.

Al in all I am very pleased with it though, the screen and the front light are fantastic, and it is definitely more responsive / faster than my glo.
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:23 PM   #252
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Shoot, that is too bad. Hand feel is a big deal to me, and I don't like feeling plastic. On a phone that I pick up and put down, it's one thing; on an ereader I hold for hours it's something else. I never buy a cover for my ereader, cause then it is too thick and heavy for me to hold.

Man, I was excited to see a >6" screen that weighs slightly less than my kindle keyboard AND has good, even front light AND adjustable font weight AND not made by Amazon (got nothing against them, I just don't want to give all my money to one company).
I wonder if anyone will make skins for the Aura that might suit you?
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Old 04-21-2013, 01:18 AM   #253
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Anyone shipping the aura within Europe?
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:03 AM   #254
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I saw it only on pre-order.

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Have they gotten rid of that "processing content" message that just won't go away when you side load books?
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