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Old 04-26-2013, 11:42 AM   #511
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How on Earth did you manage to get one from Smiths? I ordered mine about 30 seconds after they were announced in the UK and mine hasn't even shipped yet. Smiths aren't saying it's out of stock, but they're hardly busting a gut to get them to customers. So much for 'release date 25th April'.

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I got my Aura delivered from Smiths back on Tuesday, then picked up the cover from a local Smiths who let me buy it a day early

I ordered it around 13:30 on the 16th April if that helps
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:09 PM   #512
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Anyone wants to order Aura, I have bad experience, good luck to you.
You guys love your Aura, that is good.
I can not even cancel my order. They still can not find my order after more than one week, even they gave me two order numbers.
KOBO is an awful company in my book.
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:16 PM   #513
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I got my Aura delivered from Smiths back on Tuesday, then picked up the cover from a local Smiths who let me buy it a day early

I ordered it around 13:30 on the 16th April if that helps
About the same time as me then. I tried calling them and they said it could be Tuesday, or Thursday. They can't say why it hasn't shipped.

I don't think Smiths understands release dates; apparently the 25th was the official release date, not necessarily the date they'll be in customers' hands. By the sounds of it you lucked out.

I also tried asking if it was possible to get one in a local store, but branches of Smiths have one delivery a week of non-magazines and papers. My store won't get a delivery until Tuesday, so no time saved there.

Hope you're enjoying your new toy. Keep letting us know how you get on with it.

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Old 04-26-2013, 05:27 PM   #514
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The Kobo Touch/Glo/Mini/Aura ereaders have two different rendering engines for displaying the ebook on the screen. The extension determines which one will be used. The Kobo rendering engine implements quite a few of the ePub 3 directives such as text direction, displays the amount of pages in the current chapter instead of the entire book, etc. It also implements Kobo's own DRM scheme. The Adobe Reader Mobile renderer allows you to read Adobe DRM protected books such as the ones you download from the library or purchase from sites that make use of it.

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Thanks for the explanation.

I thought it was just that they had used their own brand of DRM rather than using Adobe. So you can imagine how confusing I found it when posters here were asking how to convert epub to kepub for sideloading.
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:36 PM   #515
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I think I'll pass it too, now that I read all this epub/kepub stuff
I usually buy epubs only from Kobo, convert to .azw3 and read on Kindle. Or I buy from Amazon. But now converting to kepub also so I can use Aura features?
If you're buying from Kobo, you can just sync the kepubs to your device, no converting of any sort required.
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:04 PM   #516
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I got my Aura this afternoon, so far I love it but is anyone having the problem with Caliber that when you add a book Caliber freezes for a few seconds?
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:26 AM   #517
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hi guys. can i highlight text and lookup in pdf on this device?
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:38 AM   #518
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The missing 1 cm. (2 cm if you use kepubs?) means I will have to turn an extra page about every 20 or 30 pages. I am sure there is someone who keeps track and says to themselves oh no there is that extra page turn again, but not me:0.
Well Kobo do! It is one of the reading stats shown for the current book. And the "Juggernaut" award is for 10000 page turns.
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:43 AM   #519
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hi guys. can i highlight text and lookup in pdf on this device?
No, you cannot highlight and lookup text in pdf.

The PDF viewer is barebones. You can resize, zoom and move around a page.
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:05 AM   #520
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And having things like title and pagenumbers displayed all the time without the possibility to turn that off and use the space for text is just dumb IMHO. The page number could be down in a corner, in the same size as the book itself. Maybe, just maybe, put a blank line in between. Or if the user sets enough margin, put it in there. There is no need whatsoever to continually see the title of the book.

The Kobo readers have a lot of great and very advanced features with regard to readability (such as many fonts, sizes, and even weight and sharpness adjustment), but they leave out some elementary stuff like setting the line spacing to 1.0 and removing unwanted stuff from the screen.
I could not agree more. These are the two reasons why I do not use kepubs: you cannot get rid of the top menu, and you cannot adjust the line-height below 1.3em. And I wish they would make the bottom menu smaller, or hide it during normal reading.
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I got my Aura this afternoon, so far I love it but is anyone having the problem with Caliber that when you add a book Caliber freezes for a few seconds?
No, not at all. It could be that Calibre is "thinking"??
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I could not agree more. These are the two reasons why I do not use kepubs: you cannot get rid of the top menu, and you cannot adjust the line-height below 1.3em. And I wish they would make the bottom menu smaller, or hide it during normal reading.
My sideloaded .epubs that are converted to .kepubs with the Calibre KoboTouch Extended plugin do just this. When reading, the bottom menu disappears, with exception of the page #, and the book title displays at the top of the page. I personally love having both of these displayed as it's more "real" to what you see when reading a dead tree book!
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Does it indeed have a warm white front light, as a poster here said, and as I 've seen in some pictures of it? It would be great to start moving away from the insomnia inducing blue one used by both the kpw and the glo.

I don't mind if it has a yellowish hue, I do mind though if it keeps me up at night as my tablet does via the blue light waves they use. Good reading material should keep us up at night instead, not the colour of the led.
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That was me. The Kindle doesn't have a blue light. It's quite white, but it looks cold compared to the creamy looking light of the Aura. The Aura has a yellowish light, which is, IMHO, even preferable to perfect white. Still, this is more of a matter of taste than anything.
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My sideloaded .epubs that are converted to .kepubs with the Calibre KoboTouch Extended plugin do just this. When reading, the bottom menu disappears, with exception of the page #, and the book title displays at the top of the page. I personally love having both of these displayed as it's more "real" to what you see when reading a dead tree book!
Pity... Maybe even I would like it, but in case I don't, I would have welcomed an option to disable it.
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