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Old 11-10-2017, 09:31 AM   #41
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Join Date: Sep 2006
Device: Aura H2O2; Nook Glowlight 3; Oasis; Glo HD; Aura; iPAQ 4700(retired)
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Originally Posted by patrickt View Post
In the short time I had the Oasis before returning it, I found two things I liked. One was the ability to made the system font larger and the other was the battery level reading out in percentage. Both are relatively minor but I liked them.
Oddly enough that particular combination of features drives me nuts. I like the percentage display but I hate the look of the book list screen with large fonts, and the fact that with the large fonts I only get 6 books on a page instead of 8. Possibly the percentage is needed for screen reader but there's plenty of room for it anyway so I don't see why it isn't the default or at least an option, separate from the whole large display option.

One feature I do like, with the increased storage, is the global search, but it's not too important to me; on the whole I much prefer Kobo's overall look and customization options.

I'm afraid that for me the honeymoon period ended early. I could live with the software choices but I can't hold the Oasis for more than a few minutes without pain. I was fine with the smaller version but the increased size and weight combined with the unbalanced shape/weight, the cold and slippery back, and the sharpish raised edges (possibly a quality control issue) make the new Oasis very uncomfortable for me. My H2O2 is actually a bit heavier but I find it much easier to hold and its 8 GB of memory is really plenty. I'm going to return the Oasis.
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