|04-15-2013, 11:06 PM||#31|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Iowa, USA
Device: Palm IIIx, PP, Rooted NC, Kindle
I will wait on user reviews before I order one of these. The KPW now has some serious competition. It will be interesting to see what Amazon does in response.
|04-15-2013, 11:11 PM||#32|
Join Date: Dec 2011
Device: Kobo Aura, iPad MiniRet, MBP;support AuraHD,Kindle,2xKobo Glos
This one's definitely upping the ante. So many people here have clamoured after a slightly larger e-ink reader, and here it is - probably just big enough to manage PDFs and graphic novels, for those with reasonably sharp eyes anyhow. And it should be a brilliant reader for people who need larger fonts on their epubs.
I have no real need for it, but if I can handle the extra weight I think I'd still find it difficult to resist!
|04-16-2013, 12:07 AM||#34|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Perth, Australia
Device: Sony PRS-650, Sony PRS-T3, Kindle 3, iPad2, Nexus7v2
It is priced at around AU$220 in Australia. As per usual, higher priced than anywhere else.
A pretty expensive bit of kit, not much cheaper than a Google Nexus 7.
|04-16-2013, 12:37 AM||#35|
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Boise, Idaho
Device: IPad - Kobo Glo - Nook Glo - Samsung Galaxy Note II
|04-16-2013, 12:42 AM||#36|
Join Date: Mar 2013
Device: Kobo Aura HD, Kobo Glo, Asus MeMO Pad HD 7
The Kobo Aura HD is very tempting.
Kobo took all the good things from the Glo and made it better.
I like the fact the screen is bigger - close to 7 inch.
Glo is a little short when reading manga or comics.
Does anybody know if the Aura supports PDF overflow to make PDF easier to read?
The tech specs states:
eBooks: EPUB, PDF, and MOBI
Is Mobi support back? Because Mobi support was absent from the Glo.
I wonder how Amazon will respond? Will they revive the Kindle DX line?
Unfortunately, I bought the Glo about 1 month ago, so I don't know if I will get the Kobo Aura HD or not.
I was planning to wait at least 5 years for a sub $200 colour ereader to be produced.
|04-16-2013, 12:49 AM||#37|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Device: Kindle Paperwhite 2, Nook HD+, Xperia Ion
I have a vehicle purchase pre-empting any other "lifestyle improvement" expenses in the immediate future, but depending how that shakes out I may well pick up one of these. I'll probably give it until late July to see if B&N is still in the game--a new reader from them would probably have the PPI, improved lighting, microSD and Android. If I could have a front-lit, decent PPI reader with at least as much developer interest as the NST, I'd be a happy camper.
|04-16-2013, 01:05 AM||#38|
Join Date: Jul 2010
Device: Kindle 3 WiFi, Kindle 4SO, Kindle for Android, Sony PRS-350 and PRS-T1
Would it be possible to run stock Android on it?
|04-16-2013, 01:50 AM||#39|
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: London, UK
Device: Kobo Aura HD,Kobo Mini,iPad Mini,iPhone, Icarus HD, Nexus 7
It seems that the expected uk price is £140
|04-16-2013, 01:55 AM||#40|
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: White Plains
Device: Aura HD; Nexus 7; PRS-350, 950; Kindle K; OnePlus One; Galaxy S4; MBP.
I'm actually glad my attempts to demo the Glo locally have failed, as I'd probably have bought one. This device seems far better. Powell's will probably get them, which means I might be able to try out the Aura when next I visit Portland.
As for the Paperwhite, I might pick one up when the device is no longer premium. My hoary Kindle Keyboard seems far easier to customize (I love seeing Ernst Haeckel illustrations on my standby screen), and I use it mostly to harvest books to convert to epub.
|04-16-2013, 01:59 AM||#41|
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: New Zealand
Device: Kobo Glo
Edit: By easily I mean the back can be removed without tools and the battery connection requires no solder.
Last edited by GeoffR; 04-16-2013 at 02:29 AM.
|04-16-2013, 02:01 AM||#42|
Taking a break; Fed up
Join Date: Nov 2007
Device: Wife: Touch, Arc, Vox Me: Nexus 7, Glo
|04-16-2013, 02:35 AM||#44|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Device: Kobo Glo and Touch
If it means A4 PDFs can be read well and page turning etc is handled well also, I'm up for getting one.
ATM I use a tablet for reading PDFs for Roleplaying games books, but it'd be nice to have the extended battery life of an eink ereader instead of the 6-7 hours of use I get out of a tablet and the slow recharge (several hours).
And at that pricepoint, it's very tempting. A bit decadent tho, seeing as I only got my Glo a few months ago.
Still, my wife has been looking enviously at my Kobo glo and my daughter can get my Wife's Kobo Touch (My son already has a Kobo Touch).
|04-16-2013, 02:49 AM||#45|
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Sydney, Australia
Device: Kobo Touch, Kobo Glo
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