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Old 09-04-2019, 07:30 PM   #46
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Aww, they sell in UK, France, Italy, Spain, ... but not Germany.

Oh well, I really shouldn't, anyway.
Easy answer: Tolino.
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Old 09-04-2019, 07:32 PM   #47
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@frostschutz: They don't have a partnership with a brick & mortar shop in Germany?
Kobo stopped selling their devices in Germany about 2 years ago, when they became a partner of the Tolino Alliance. They bought / took over the Tolino hardware development from the Deutsche Telekom and are now responsible for developing new Tolino devices (based on Kobo e-readers).

But so far only the Kobo Clara HD was released as "Tolino Shine 3" in Germany, neither the Aura H2O (2nd), nor the Forma.

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The depressed screen likely means a return to infrared sensors which might make some people happy since the screen may be slightly sharper.

Why is this "likely"? The depression of the Libra's screen does not look different then on the Aura H20 (2nd Edition) or Clara HD, which use capacitive touch.
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Old 09-04-2019, 10:39 PM   #48
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same here , except my 6.8" is an Aura HD.
I'd like to see comparisons between these older 6.8" and the new 7 inch though , in case there's anything there that may tempt me more than getting an extra 0.2"
Aura HD: 265 dpi
Libra H2O: 300 dpi

Aura HD: 8.5 oz ľ 240 grams
Libra H2O: 6.8 oz - 192 grams

Aura HD: 4MB and Micro SD slot
Libray H2O: 8MB but no Micro SD slot
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Old 09-05-2019, 06:57 AM   #49
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Low depth black ?

I originally wanted to buy Koba Forma, but the frequent negative contributions discouraged me from this mod (a problem with the gray bar at the edge of the screen)


Maybe it looks only in the video, but does KOBO Libra H2O some slight contrast (depth black)?


Button on the side! You know somebody who's going to please it


Kobo Libra H2O really interested me and probably buy.
- For me "7" inches to read is ideal. "6" too little, "8" too much.
- I like Kobo H2O a lot in white.
- Finally some SW update, something I missed with KOBO_Forma, which had the same look as ClaraHD for 99 $

Forma "8" vs Libra "7" vs Clara HD "6":


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Old 09-05-2019, 07:44 AM   #50
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Old 09-05-2019, 07:45 AM   #51
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And while it isn't that obvious in the reviews, the header shows the current chapter with progress (page, percent, time left) and the footer shows the book title with the full book progress. Or you can turn either of them and the progress bar off.
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Old 09-05-2019, 08:47 AM   #52
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And while it isn't that obvious in the reviews, the header shows the current chapter with progress (page, percent, time left) and the footer shows the book title with the full book progress. Or you can turn either of them and the progress bar off.
Kepub only?
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Old 09-05-2019, 09:23 AM   #53
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Hi, I just bought the Kobo Aura H2O 2 two days ago and I'm wondering if i shouldn't give it back to take this one. For the same price, the screen is better and the device is lighter. Do you think it is going to replace the Aura H2O?
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Hi, I just bought the Kobo Aura H2O 2 two days ago and I'm wondering if i shouldn't give it back to take this one. For the same price, the screen is better and the device is lighter. Do you think it is going to replace the Aura H2O?
Do you really need buttons ?
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For the same price, the screen is better and the device is lighter.
How do you know Kobo@Libra has a better screen ? The H2O 2 edition has an excellent screen even through 220dpi.

When comparing KOBO_H2O vs Kindle_Oasis, Kobo_H2O had a better contrast and sharper font that stood out from the screen. Difference in pixels would definitely not recognize the eye..

Kobo_Libra captivated me a lot. I plan to upgrade my H2O for LIBRA. (because I would welcome buttons)
* But before buying I prefer to wait for the first tests

PS : Depends on you. If H2O doesn't suit you, replace it with Kobo_Libra.

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Old 09-05-2019, 09:51 AM   #55
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Maybe it's risky, but the KA1 is still "findable" in various places online through non-standard purveyors.

But there probably is no reason to opt for a KA1 versus the Forma.
Honestly for me the 7.8" of the KA1 is still the best. The Forma buttons take too much room, the KA1 is slimmer and not so "squared". Going down to 7 makes quite a difference, I have the H2O too and it is quite noticeable.
Hope Kobo issues a new 7.8" or even 8". No buttons, please, at least for me.
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Old 09-05-2019, 10:00 AM   #56
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Hi, I just bought the Kobo Aura H2O 2 two days ago and I'm wondering if i shouldn't give it back to take this one. For the same price, the screen is better and the device is lighter. Do you think it is going to replace the Aura H2O?
If you are doubting, return it while you still can. Take some time to think about it and wait for the first Libra reviews. You will be able to buy the Aura H20 later again should you prefer that.
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Old 09-05-2019, 10:12 AM   #57
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Kepub only?
The display is there for both epub and kepub. But, epub only does full book progress. The header shows the current chapter, but, the progress is full book.
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Old 09-05-2019, 10:39 AM   #58
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that review is a bit odd

they want the case be made of metal? won't your hands be cold when reading?

and the low contrast seems to refer to while browsing the kobo store.

well, these are not important to me
Yes, he mentions Amazon or Kindle pretty much every paragraph. I don't take it as unbiased. When he mentions something like the comfort light system, he has to say that it has something the Oasis offers, leaving out that Kobo has offered this for years in other devices.
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Honestly for me the 7.8" of the KA1 is still the best. The Forma buttons take too much room, the KA1 is slimmer and not so "squared". Going down to 7 makes quite a difference, I have the H2O too and it is quite noticeable.
Hope Kobo issues a new 7.8" or even 8". No buttons, please, at least for me.
b, you and I are on the same page totally.

I'll keep my KA1, thank you.

Meanwhile, I'm torn whether to get 7" Libra or the 8" Forma or KA1 as an upgrade gift for a lady still using a 6" Sony PRS T1. Any thoughts on this?

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- Low-contrast screen

- ┐Gradient?: "For the most part, the Libra H2O's backlighting is just as even as both of the Kindles, so it looks like the entire screen is illuminated. The one place it fails is the quarter-inch of space on the side of the screen next to the buttons, where the lighting is slightly dimmer."

https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/kobo-libra-h2o
The dim button-side lighting and cross-screen gradient are dealbreakers for me. If Kobo ever manufactures a model with truly uniform lightning, I will run to purchase one.
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