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Old 04-25-2013, 07:23 AM   #571
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Your arthritis seems less strenuous. It must be hard to write all this text with immobile fingers. My friend who also suffers hates his iPhone because of this.
Voice Recognition is getting quite good now a days, even the one in Win7
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:36 AM   #572
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Anybody who bought the Espresso reader went with the Onyx cover? I really wanted to get the Espresso colour for both but I think I will just stick to Onyx as I have to order both to make use of my Staples coupons

Edit: Or should I get the Espresso and the Onyx cover and sell the cover later to get the Espresso one when it is available?
I ordered espresso and am going to wait on a case. The Aura will be strictly my at home reader, I think. So, I'm not too worried. My first reader didn't have one and held up fine. I just had a pocket case for when it traveled.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:43 AM   #573
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You might get away with the white reader and either a black or a brown cover. But brown and black really don't mix.
I've got my black Paperwhite in a brown cover, and it doesn't seem to clash.
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:17 AM   #574
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I am not weighing in on the truth of that--I have no idea. I do know that the page turns on my Aura are much faster and it took less than a minute to process/add the 60+ books on my SD card into the Aura Db when I moved the card from the Glo to the Aura. That is a huge improvement in speed.
So what you're saying, then, is that the Kobo rep and product design overlord are not entirely clear on the specs of their own device? That's not implausible.

Still, I wonder whether other factors (such as newer firmware) might be partly responsible for the Aura's superior responsiveness.
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:48 AM   #575
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I have large fingers, I almost have to use a stylus just to unlock the screen on my phone. I have no problem unlocking the TAB 2, but still have trouble making a selection in many places and almost always switch to landscape to use the keyboard.

As for touchpads: I had to disable tapping, I could not ever use the ones on my (any) laptops without generating false clicks

I read 1 handed (mostly, right) on my PEz. I can't see how I can securely hold AND tap/swipe, 1 handed (tried on my TAB and failed (=dropped (safe, was reading in a soft bed ) )
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:53 AM   #576
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Still, I wonder whether other factors (such as newer firmware) might be partly responsible for the Aura's superior responsiveness.
Or perhaps it's a different/faster screen controller, not implausible since the screen is larger/higher rez, which makes the difference.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:10 AM   #577
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Or perhaps it's a different/faster screen controller, not implausible since the screen is larger/higher rez, which makes the difference.
Sounds likely, find it hard to believe it would be firmware as my Glo and Aura are both on 2.5.1
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:17 AM   #578
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Voice Recognition is getting quite good now a days, even the one in Win7
trains up pretty quick.

Luck,
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Google's voice recognition is getting good as well. I have more luck with that than with windows own software, hence why I have Dragon software.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:34 AM   #579
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In a Windowed OS, it's a folder shaped icon. But, it's still called a directory/subdirectory regardless of the shape of the icon. Plus, a folder is a paper product.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:42 AM   #580
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In a Windowed OS, it's a folder shaped icon. But, it's still called a directory/subdirectory regardless of the shape of the icon. Plus, a folder is a paper product.
For heaven's sake Jon, give it up.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:56 AM   #581
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wrong. Wherever you are, if you type kobo.com, you'll be indeed directed to kobobooks.com, but this is always a LOCAL page. For me, living in Spain, it shows mostly spanish books (although the text of the webpage is in english). I cannot access kobo CA , kobo Uk nor kobo USA, and neither can you. Not only that, but you are then only shown a selection of books available for your country. There are many, many english or american ebooks that are for instance available for me at amazon.es but that are not at kobo.
If you change your country in the account settings then you will see the prices for books available in that country. Prices are different for every country, and Kobo is in a lot of countries.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:57 AM   #582
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Change your location in your account, using a valid address for the country in question. Changing to the US gives me prices in USD and not my local currency. Also offers titles that aren't available, but I haven't bought any in this way.
I must try that. If a store lets me pay in USD or GBP, it's often cheaper than paying directly in euro's.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:26 AM   #583
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They are available for you maybe, but not for me.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:55 AM   #584
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I must try that. If a store lets me pay in USD or GBP, it's often cheaper than paying directly in euro's.
Just remember in most cases you won't be able to use coupons on Agency books. I know books that I'm able to use a coupon on in my country won't work when switched to US.
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For heaven's sake Jon, give it up.
What does it matter?
I tried to give it up. It's not my fault someone else would not let it go.

It's like someone calling you Frank when that's not your name. You'd want it corrected.
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