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Old 09-10-2019, 10:14 PM   #136
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Old 09-11-2019, 05:00 AM   #137
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Old 09-11-2019, 01:22 PM   #138
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the size of the Kobo Libra H2O compares favourable when side by side with the Clara. the bigger screen on the Libra is noticeable without the device being that much bigger in physical size. the background also looks considerable less grey than i've seen on some videos.

i'm impressed (believe me it doesn't happen often) with the overall size of the Libra and although i prefer the more standard shaped ereader like my Aura 6" i do like the extra screen size without the dimensions being that much different to the Clara, i also like that it has buttons.

if i can i will definitely try one out at my local shop/store.

edit. not sure if it will be available in 32GB but it would be nice if it is.

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Old 09-11-2019, 01:37 PM   #139
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the size of the Kobo Libra H2O compares favourable when side by side with the Clara. the bigger screen on the Libra is noticeable without the device being that much bigger in physical size.
Well, that's mainly because this is a comparison in portrait orientation and one device has the thicker border on bottom while the other has it on the left... if you turn it around the Libra seems quite a lot bigger in physical size than the Clara.

The exact dimensions are in the specifications somewhere... so if it has to fit in a specific pocket you can probably figure it out.
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Old 09-11-2019, 03:23 PM   #140
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Well, that's mainly because this is a comparison in portrait orientation and one device has the thicker border on bottom while the other has it on the left... if you turn it around the Libra seems quite a lot bigger in physical size than the Clara.

The exact dimensions are in the specifications somewhere... so if it has to fit in a specific pocket you can probably figure it out.
i should have stated that i meant the size from top to bottom in other words portrait orientation doesn't look that different from the Clara, obviously the Libra is wider and heavier.

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Old 09-12-2019, 01:46 AM   #141
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The Nook Glowlight 3 has a fantastic, recessed screen with crisp text. It uses IR instead of capacitive touch, so it is a tad sharper than the competition and has very even lighting. Per your description, that would be the best reader for you.

But, the Glowlight 3 can be notoriously glitchy and problematic. It's a nice piece of hardware, but I'd honestly hesitate to recommend it as a reader.

So the screen might be important, but be careful about focusing too much on its importance. There's a lot to be said for nice stable firmware with options you care about.
After your post I've watched some Glowlight 3 review videos and you're totally right! Nice screen, but some issues all around with the software. I've honestly always dismissed the Glowlight 3, because I think it's just one of the ugliest e-readers I've ever seen.

I really wanted to thank you for making me realize that a sharp screen does not have to be the most important thing. I sometimes need some help getting rid of my tunnel vision.

I can't wait til I receive my new Libra (I might have ordered both a black and a white one, and I'm going to decide when I get them), and I'm now going to look at the overall features, not just the screen itself (especially since yes, there are better screens out there, but that doesn't mean this is a bad e-reader).
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Old 09-12-2019, 12:17 PM   #142
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Was toying around MS Office recolor tool to see what skin sticker color might look like. Here are some of the colors I find nice. For comparison, the white one is the original color.
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Old 09-12-2019, 04:44 PM   #143
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Was toying around MS Office recolor tool to see what skin sticker color might look like. Here are some of the colors I find nice. For comparison, the white one is the original color.
You make me wish it came in some of these colors. I like the light gray!
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Old 09-12-2019, 05:10 PM   #144
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Was toying around MS Office recolor tool to see what skin sticker color might look like. Here are some of the colors I find nice. For comparison, the white one is the original color.
Nice ! I like the tannish color or is it or light gold ? Either way I would like to see more colors too. Be sure to show these to Kobo for inspiration.
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You make me wish it came in some of these colors. I like the light gray!
I wish they came in these colors too ! Going for the tan or gold one.
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I wish they came in these colors too ! Going for the tan or gold one.
Nah. Always black for me. All my phones have been black too. And my laptops, and tablets. Except for my newest laptop, which is golden (and that only because it was the only color left in the store for that specific model).
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I can't wait til I receive my new Libra (I might have ordered both a black and a white one, and I'm going to decide when I get them), and I'm now going to look at the overall features, not just the screen itself (especially since yes, there are better screens out there, but that doesn't mean this is a bad e-reader).
As you have the Voyage, I would be very interested to hear how the screen of the Libra compares to the Voyage (especially the black Libra).
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Lol. I would have thought , Wow they left a golden laptop just for me ! I'm ready for more metallic colors too. Not too bright but just right.
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You know what, this viewpoint has never even occurred to me. Thanks for ego boosting.
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As you have the Voyage, I would be very interested to hear how the screen of the Libra compares to the Voyage (especially the black Libra).
I've seen the comparison video between the Libra and the Oasis 3 and on that you can see that the text is clearer on the Oasis.
Since it's been commented on by other people that the Voyage has a sharper screen than the Oasis 3 I think the Libra won't be as crisp as my Voyage.

But as been said before, the crispness of the screen does not have to be the most important thing. I'm going to try to stop comparing everything with my Voyage because it looks like that will forever be a unicorn. (Even though I'm not a fan of the flushed screen and the top of my screen is slightly yellow in one place).
But I'll let you guys know on Tuesday when I receive the Libra.
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