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Old 04-27-2013, 11:19 AM   #526
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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.
Yes, warm white is a GREAT way to describe the Aura HD light! And the light is evenly distributed across the page - no pinkish blotches like those that have plagued the KPW. I have been disappointed with the KPW light integration. The Aura HD got it right!
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:32 AM   #527
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I just compared across Aura vs Glo using the same book and found that the Aura had 4 more physical lines on the page, but 8 more lines worth of content than the Glo with the same font/line spacing/margin settings.
Hm. 8 more lines. (Assuming you mean 8 more Glo-length lines.) If I take my Kindle as an example, assuming the Kobo can display roughly the same amount of text, that would mean 8 x 48 = 384 extra characters. It now displays 29 x 48 = 1392 chars.

The Aura therefore displays 1.2759 times more (27.59% extra) characters than the Glo. This is fairly close to the maximum of 28.44%, which is the extra physical space the Aura has as compared to three Glo.
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:07 PM   #528
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I've noticed that my Aura's battery indicator has been stuck on 100% for the last 72 hours or so. I've done enough on it (wireless update, reading with light on) to have surely drained the battery some. I normally have it set to go into sleep mode, but have tried shutting it down a few times. Still, it's 100%

I remember the Glo having a battery indicator issue when it was new, but it went away on it's own, but never was it stuck on one particular number.

Any ideas?
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:22 PM   #529
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I've noticed that my Aura's battery indicator has been stuck on 100% for the last 72 hours or so. I've done enough on it (wireless update, reading with light on) to have surely drained the battery some. I normally have it set to go into sleep mode, but have tried shutting it down a few times. Still, it's 100%

I remember the Glo having a battery indicator issue when it was new, but it went away on it's own, but never was it stuck on one particular number.

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I got my Aura Wednesday morning. Today, Saturday afternoon, it is 94%. I read a lot and use the light at 35% when I read.
It was 100% both Thursday and Friday.
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:52 PM   #530
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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'.
I was told that the 25th was when all the WH Smiths shops with "Kobo Stores" inside would get them. When I realised that my local shops didn't have any, I asked for the nearest ones that would. My choices were Brighton and Guildford, and London, I guess.

Anyway, I hope yours has arrived by now! I am thoroughly enjoying reading on mine. Got the updated Calibre and copied over my whole library this afternoon.
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Old 04-27-2013, 03:16 PM   #531
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I got my Aura Wednesday morning. Today, Saturday afternoon, it is 94%. I read a lot and use the light at 35% when I read.
It was 100% both Thursday and Friday.
Maybe the battery really is as good as Kobo claims. If that's the case it's better than what the Glo was giving me.
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Old 04-27-2013, 03:45 PM   #532
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I was told that the 25th was when all the WH Smiths shops with "Kobo Stores" inside would get them. When I realised that my local shops didn't have any, I asked for the nearest ones that would. My choices were Brighton and Guildford, and London, I guess.
I was told that my local WH Smiths wouldn't be stocking it, despite having all the other models. I want to see one before buying, but don't want to have to make a 40 mile round trip to the nearest Kobo Store.
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Old 04-27-2013, 03:54 PM   #533
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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.
not just a matter of taste, but health

http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsle...s-a-dark-side/

"Study after study has linked working the night shift and exposure to light at night to several types of cancer...

While light of any kind can suppress the secretion of melatonin, blue light does so more powerfully. ...

... compact fluorescent lightbulbs and LED lights ... tend to produce more blue light.

The physics of fluorescent lights can't be changed, but coatings inside the bulbs can be so they produce a warmer, less blue light. LED lights are more efficient than fluorescent lights, but they also produce a fair amount of light in the blue spectrum."

Sounds like the aura has more aggressive coating on the leds, which may be a good thing health wise, not just aestheically.
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Old 04-27-2013, 03:57 PM   #534
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I assume that your exposure to the light of your e-reader will not be so prolongued and so extreme that it'll cause you cancer.
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Old 04-27-2013, 04:04 PM   #535
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not just a matter of taste, but health

http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsle...s-a-dark-side/
The physics of fluorescent lights can't be changed, but coatings inside the bulbs can be so they produce a warmer, less blue light. LED lights are more efficient than fluorescent lights, but they also produce a fair amount of light in the blue spectrum."
Interesting when the full spectrum incandescent daylight bulbs that are supposed to be better for your health are actually blue glass.
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I was told that my local WH Smiths wouldn't be stocking it, despite having all the other models. I want to see one before buying, but don't want to have to make a 40 mile round trip to the nearest Kobo Store.
Yeah, I know how you feel. I wanted to see it before buying, in my case sufficiently enough to warrant making a 40 mile round trip... It is annoying that not all the shops will have them in stock.
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Maybe the battery really is as good as Kobo claims. If that's the case it's better than what the Glo was giving me.
And much better than the KPW, too!
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I just counted the number of lines and the number of words per line on my screen. At the size I use, I had 29 lines of text and the lines, in general, had 10 or 11 words. I can't do pictures, sorry.
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I just counted the number of lines and the number of words per line on my screen. At the size I use, I had 29 lines of text and the lines, in general, had 10 or 11 words. I can't do pictures, sorry.
Thanks. 10 or 11 words comes down to 50-55 characters/line. Not good enough for me. The KPW already has 29 x 48 with my current settings. You either use a much bigger font or spacing than me, or the Aura indeed is quite inefficient with its screen space.
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Thanks. 10 or 11 words comes down to 50-55 characters/line. Not good enough for me. The KPW already has 29 x 48 with my current settings. You either use a much bigger font or spacing than me, or the Aura indeed is quite inefficient with its screen space.
Unless taming uses a line height smaller then 1.3, it is going to be an inefficient waste of screen space as 1.3 is just too big.

I'm going to put together one more War of the Worlds that has the font size set to a specific size. That way, I can compare the screen shot to my 650 and see how much more text I get on screen in comparison.

The problem is that you cannot compare your PW to taming's Aura as you don't know the settings for the Aura vs your PW. But I'll know with the next version of WOTW and can do a proper compare for you.
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