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Old 04-22-2013, 11:46 PM   #466
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:19 AM   #467
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It came by post from Toronto to California in 4 days. Here are some impressions:
1. It seems superior (to me, at least) to the Kindle Paperwhite, which I also have. Not only better resolution, but more uniform lighting. The size seems better for reading, and while it's slightly heavier, it's no harder to hold.
2. The only thing I don't like so far is that it tends to leave too much blank space at the bottom of pages. Perhaps when Calibre adds the device and one can send a book in kepub format, that will help.
3. It is possible to use the browser to access and download Calibre books through Calibre's content server.
4. It does give the option to use the original font that Calibre embedded.
5. For Calibre epubs, you can adjust the margins, the font and the font size, but not the space between lines. If Calibre generates a file with indented paragraphs, that's how it will appear in the Aura. If the file is justified in Calibre, that cannot be changed on the Aura.
6. One review said the Aura takes 10 seconds to wake up. Must be older firmware, because mine wakes up in a half second or so.
If changes are made by editing the CSS, and not through Calibre, i.e. text justification, such changes will appear, correct?
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:20 AM   #468
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2. The only thing I don't like so far is that it tends to leave too much blank space at the bottom of pages.
I think this is a font issue. It had been fixed and then something in 2.5 firmware seems to have broken it again. I am as sure as I can be that this is a high priority issue for Kobo (along with suddenly weird dictionaries). Try Amasis and see if your bottom margins are better. With my Glo, the absolute worst was Kobo Nickel.

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Old 04-23-2013, 04:53 AM   #469
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A "solution" that would require me to remove my thumb from the bezel in a shaking, speeding, crowded vehicle and touch the screen for every page turn instead of holding it securely and just using a small rock of my thumb to change the page. Sounds inferior in every way to my page turn buttons. However, I can understand how an inelegant, second-rate solution would seem only natural to Kobo users.
I was unsure about that as well, I use the buttons on my 650 and hang my left thumb on the bezel slightly overhanging the screen on the Glo, a slight rock or shift of the thumb turns the page. Using these as my 2 main readers at the moment (650 at work and Glo at home) with the Pyrus Mini for walking about - Or reading Pratchett books with lots of footnotes, touch screens are bloody useless for that many footnotes.

The page turners I like most are the slide switch on the left of the Jetbook or the edge buttons on the Bookbox & Pyrus Mini (Although I'll admit the edge buttons only work with a narrow screen).

I can see why Ken clings to his Jetbook with a firm deathgrip, If they made a new one with a decent eInk screen and a better processor I'd get one in a shot the final firmware update made it a very nice device.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:30 AM   #470
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This one thread is like a "best of Mobileread" (and worst too). I believe it has included pretty much every topic of contention from the last several years of Mobileread.

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Old 04-23-2013, 09:54 AM   #471
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:55 AM   #472
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However, I can understand how an inelegant, second-rate solution would seem only natural to Kobo users.
That seems unnecessarily rude considering that Kindles (and others) also have no page turning buttons. I believe your T1 was released in October 2011. I hope you continue to enjoy it as finding a current reader without a touch screen is fairly difficult.

My husband is also not a Touch fan. He still reads on a Kobo WiFi.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:57 AM   #473
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A "solution" that would require me to remove my thumb from the bezel in a shaking, speeding, crowded vehicle and touch the screen for every page turn instead of holding it securely and just using a small rock of my thumb to change the page. Sounds inferior in every way to my page turn buttons. However, I can understand how an inelegant, second-rate solution would seem only natural to Kobo users.
Touch only is not a second rate solution. In fact, I think it's better then buttons. Buttons are second-rate. Buttons can wear out before the touch screen stops working.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:58 AM   #474
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That seems unnecessarily rude considering that Kindles (and others) also have no page turning buttons. I believe your T1 was released in October 2011. I hope you continue to enjoy it as finding a current reader without a touch screen is fairly difficult.
Just had to laugh....I seldom use the page turn buttons on my T1 because it usually advances more than one page at a time. I do like the menu and home buttons, though.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:46 AM   #475
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:50 PM   #476
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I'm excited about this new Aura reader but I'm waiting to buy one on a local bookstore. Here in the US Kobo is the wholesaler for ebooks you buy through small local bookstores. The little independent places support readers in ways the giants do not. While no doubt they make money by selling through bookstores I still think it is an important thing Kobo does.

If you live in the US you can find member bookstores here:

http://www.indiebound.org/indie-store-finder

There is a link to Indiebound in the UK here:

http://www.indiebound.org.uk/

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The page turners I like most are the slide switch on the left of the Jetbook or the edge buttons on the Bookbox & Pyrus Mini (Although I'll admit the edge buttons only work with a narrow screen).

I can see why Ken clings to his Jetbook with a firm deathgrip, If they made a new one with a decent eInk screen and a better processor I'd get one in a shot the final firmware update made it a very nice device.
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But I do have a Kobo Aura HD on order. I will have both for awhile at least
and I suspect that the jetBook Lite would be the last to go.

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When you say you got it, do you mean it has arrived or that you've ordered it?

I ordered it from them several days back and my order status is still only confirmed and that they are awaiting stock.
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I ordered it from them several days back and my order status is still only confirmed and that they are awaiting stock.
Got it in my hands reading on it right now, it arrived this morning after I got a dispatch email on Thursday.
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... so, despite my chat with Kobo CS yesterday, and despite them telling me that my order was "in progress" and thus not yet shipped, it has - in fact - arrived.

I also got the "shipped" email. 30 minutes ago. Just about the same time the packaged showed up.
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