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Old 02-02-2019, 02:14 PM   #1
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I have the Aura ONE. Do I now want the Forma?

I love my Aura One but I also liked how the Forma felt in my hands. Is it worth upgrading? Do you love your Forma?
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Old 02-02-2019, 03:57 PM   #2
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Tough call. I loved my Aura One, especially after patching allows page forward with a tap anywhere on the screen. But I'm really only using my Forma. It's just that much lighter and more comfortable to hold. And I do enjoy the page turn buttons (also patched so that either direction is page forward). Only negative in my book is that the Forma width means the device fits in a lot less jacket pockets if I'm going outside.
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Old 02-02-2019, 08:54 PM   #3
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I never liked the One. The poor touch screen was a constant irritation.. The Forma is, to me, much more pleasant to use... But then, some people who are really happy with the One are triggered by the uneven lighting / light bar on the Forma.
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Old 02-03-2019, 12:46 AM   #4
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How loud is the click from the buttons on the forma? Will it wake someone up in bed?
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Old 02-03-2019, 05:30 AM   #5
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How loud is the click from the buttons on the forma? Will it wake someone up in bed?
Audible but not only about as loud as clicks from pushing buttons on mobile phones.

I was driven by the frustratingly inaccurate touchscreen of the Aura One to the Forma.
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Old 02-03-2019, 05:35 AM   #6
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My One gave up the ghost a bare month before the Forma was available, so I was unable to do a side by side comparison, but I love it, it is so light, the light is much better then the One's and when I go back to Clara while the Forma charges, I'm always trying for buttons. My only problem with the Forma is the battery: I have to charge it at least once a day. But then, I read hours at a time, especially at night.
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Old 02-03-2019, 05:47 AM   #7
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I absolutely love my Forma ! A big improvement on the Aura One - yes it is bigger but so much better to hold and I find myself reading more on the Forma than I ever did on any of my previous ereaders. I also don't notice any 'light band' down the side.

I moved to the Forma from the Aura One a while ago - primarily for the page turn buttons. The strange thing is that having desired a ereader with page turn buttons for so long I find that I rarely use the page turn buttons on the Forma as the touchscreen taps are so much more effective than on the Aura One.

If you can afford it - get it! (PS my page turn buttons are silent)
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Old 02-03-2019, 07:03 AM   #8
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Does the screen go orange/yellow, or does it have green blobs like the One?
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Old 02-03-2019, 07:09 AM   #9
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There are no blobs on my forma, lovely even lightning all over.
The buttons were stiffer at first and made more noise. I find that where I press the button makes a difference in firmness and in noise. My forma seems to get better with use, but the buttons are not getting loose or anything worrying.
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Old 02-03-2019, 11:23 AM   #10
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Audible but not only about as loud as clicks from pushing buttons on mobile phones.

I was driven by the frustratingly inaccurate touchscreen of the Aura One to the Forma.
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I absolutely love my Forma ! A big improvement on the Aura One - yes it is bigger but so much better to hold and I find myself reading more on the Forma than I ever did on any of my previous ereaders. I also don't notice any 'light band' down the side.

I moved to the Forma from the Aura One a while ago - primarily for the page turn buttons. The strange thing is that having desired a ereader with page turn buttons for so long I find that I rarely use the page turn buttons on the Forma as the touchscreen taps are so much more effective than on the Aura One.

If you can afford it - get it! (PS my page turn buttons are silent)



Awesome, thank you for the responses. Just ordered one from walmart.

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Old 02-03-2019, 10:17 PM   #11
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Can you use the page turn buttons in the tub or the sauna?
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Old 02-03-2019, 11:52 PM   #12
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I haven't tried it, but no reason why you shouldn't be able to. Waterproofing is internal so pressing a button isn't going to break the seal.
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Old 02-05-2019, 09:30 PM   #13
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Thanks everyone. Seems pretty darn unanimous. My 8 year old son has co discated my aura one for himself. So right now we are sharing. It might be a good time for me to upgrade.
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:03 PM   #14
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Does the Forma have the same Overdrive integration as the Aura One? I use it a lot on the A1.
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Old 02-06-2019, 12:10 AM   #15
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