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Old 06-06-2017, 01:05 PM   #1
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What is better in Kobo Aura 2nd Edition?

Hi,
I think i will have to accept that my Kobo Aura first edition has died after just over three years of use. I liked most about it, but found it rather unstable, having to reset regularly, and the cause of its death has everything to do with the death of the reset button - it simply broke off
Am considering to buy an Aura second edition now, but am open to other options too, mostly if they are more stable and have a longer life expectancy. Does anyone know what the improvements are of the Aura Second edition over first edition? Did it get more stable? Or faster? Or anything else?
I have a slight preference for getting the same reading experience again, including sticking the new reader in the old cover which is still okay and which i've also grown attached to
Another thing that wasn't perfect for me was the strength of the background light: i found it too bright to read in a really dark environment. So i would also be happy to hear about readers that have a lower level light, if they exist.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-06-2017, 03:55 PM   #2
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I like the H2O. I have the first edition. The section edition has the comfort light so you can change the color to lessen the blue from the light.

With the H2O, I read at 4%. I would say you could easily go up to 10% without an issue.
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Old 06-06-2017, 05:04 PM   #3
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I like the H2O. I have the first edition. The section edition has the comfort light so you can change the color to lessen the blue from the light.

With the H2O, I read at 4%. I would say you could easily go up to 10% without an issue.
Or 60% without an issue.

I don't think the 2nd edition Aura will fit in the case for the 1st edition.
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Old 06-06-2017, 09:11 PM   #4
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I like the H2O. I have the first edition. The section edition has the comfort light so you can change the color to lessen the blue from the light.

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The H2O 2nd Ed has the Comfort Light Pro, which allows you to change the light color.

The Aura 2nd Ed just has the Comfort Light.
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Old 06-06-2017, 10:38 PM   #5
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I bought a few original Aura's on Ebay just a few months ago for $50 each, 2 for me and a couple for my neighbors. These included free shipping. All came in sealed original boxes and I've been unable to tell them from new ones. I suspect some where new. All were perfect.

I bought one of the original Auras when they first came out so I can compare them. The new ones are no more stable than my original one. They have to be rebooted now and then. But I don't really find this to be much of a problem and the price is good and they're still good reading devices.

Here's a link to the ones I bought:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kobo-Aura-Di...jHUogBCEH52XdA

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Old 06-12-2017, 01:48 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the replies!
I did not have the time to respond earlier, sorry for that.

John, can you tell me what Comfort Light means?

I think i will have to go to a physical shop one of these days and really see and touch some models. Yes, i saw that the second edition of the Aura has a different build. I am really in doubt right now what brand i want to buy too. I would go for Kobo Aura or the Glo HD (though this is only available in one shop now in the Netherlands, where i live) because they have the nice and small build that i like, but it seems that for stability other brands might be better.
I do not care if i have to reset every now and then, but after the experience with the old one having its reset button breaking off from normal use i am rather disappointed in Kobo for selling something as whacky as that. Is there any brand that has a name for making ereaders that last for a long time? Because that is a quality i really like when i buy stuff. I am talking life expectancy, not battery life

@ Barry, thank you for the link. I am hesitant to buy those, also as shipping is apparently 16 dollars for me.
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Old 06-12-2017, 02:04 PM   #7
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John, can you tell me what Comfort Light means?

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"Comfort Light" was the original name for the lighting system in their eink front lit readers. It is similar to other eink front lighting found in other manufacturers: Paperwhite, Nook Glowlight, ...

"Comfort Light Pro" is their newer front lighting system that allows for changing the color of the lighting.

At least that is my understanding.
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Old 06-12-2017, 05:42 PM   #8
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I bought a few original Aura's on Ebay just a few months ago for $50 each, 2 for me and a couple for my neighbors. These included free shipping. All came in sealed original boxes and I've been unable to tell them from new ones. I suspect some where new. All were perfect.

I bought one of the original Auras when they first came out so I can compare them. The new ones are no more stable than my original one. They have to be rebooted now and then. But I don't really find this to be much of a problem and the price is good and they're still good reading devices.

Here's a link to the ones I bought:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kobo-Aura-Di...jHUogBCEH52XdA

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I just bought one two,from the same site works great!
like the light weight works as well as my PW2
same 212 ppi may buy a second one for a spare

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Old 06-13-2017, 03:34 PM   #9
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I also bought an original Aura from the link Barry shared and mine has been fairly stable. I don't know if I got lucky or if later builds were better,

The Aura Edition 2 isn't a bad device. But it doesn't seem to be an improvement on the original Aura in any way.
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... Does anyone know what the improvements are of the Aura Second edition over first edition? Did it get more stable? Or faster? Or anything else?
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The 2nd Ed has a Carta screen, which should give better contrast.
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