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Old 04-07-2021, 08:34 AM   #1
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Kobo has tweeted that the Kobo Papier fragrance they announced on April 1st, is actooly a real thing!

https://twitter.com/kobo/status/1379448907307044867

I think this might be preliminary marketing for the new device we're all expecting. If the device is called the Papier, then to me this implies that it will also double as a note-taking device and may have a larger form-factor than expected.

Personally, I'm hoping that it has the Papier scent with a lifetime guarantee of lovely paper smelliness like the Toy Story Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear plushy.
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Kobo has tweeted that the Kobo Papier fragrance they announced on April 1st, is actooly a real thing!

https://twitter.com/kobo/status/1379448907307044867

I think this might be preliminary marketing for the new device we're all expecting. If the device is called the Papier, then to me this implies that it will also double as a note-taking device and may have a larger form-factor than expected.

Personally, I'm hoping that it has the Papier scent with a lifetime guarantee of lovely paper smelliness like the Toy Story Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear plushy.

It seems odd to me that teaser marketing for an upcoming device would include giving away current devices:
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PLOT TWIST: The aroma of Kobo Papier is 100% REAL. 🤩👃⁠

We’ve teamed up with our fragrant friends @demeterceo to handcraft Kobo Papier and bottle the essence of reading. Our batch is small - and not for sale (yet) - but we’re sharing some with YOU via our #EssenceOfReading #FAN #GIVEAWAY ! ⁠

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So what’s inside a #EssenceOfReading prize set?⁠

✨ 100mL bottle of Kobo Papier fragrance⁠
✨ Kobo Libra H2O + SleepCover⁠
✨ CA$100 Kobo Gift Card⁠
✨ US$100 Demeter Fragrance Library Gift Card⁠
Winners might be somewhat irked to discover they've been given an "old" device if all this is part of promotion for their new one.
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Old 04-07-2021, 08:57 AM   #3
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It seems odd to me that teaser marketing for an upcoming device would include giving away current devices:
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Winners might be somewhat irked to discover they've been given an "old" device if all this is part of promotion for their new one.
Gift horse, mouth.

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Old 04-07-2021, 09:21 AM   #4
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Gift horse, mouth.

Some people just enjoy complaining.

I said that it seems like an odd way to lead into promoting a new device, by giving away an old one. Especially since the date given elsewhere for the lifting of the FCC data embargo is sometime in August. That's 3 months or more after the end of this promotion. My post wasn't about being an ungrateful winner, it gave my reasons for not being convinced that the promotion is connected with the new device.
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I said that it seems like an odd way to lead into promoting a new device, by giving away an old one. Especially since the date given elsewhere for the lifting of the FCC data embargo is sometime in August. That's 3 months or more after the end of this promotion. My post wasn't about being an ungrateful winner, it gave my reasons for not being convinced that the promotion is connected with the new device.
Fair points, but I can still hope for a smelly Kobo; it is now my deepest wish. Does anyone think Kobo might respond favourably to a petition of one?
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Fair points, but I can still hope for a smelly Kobo; it is now my deepest wish. Does anyone think Kobo might respond favourably to a petition of one?
I'm not sure about the vanilla-esque aroma of second books, but it shouldn't be that hard to infuse them with the smell of the sweaty tears of the Shenzhen 7-year olds building them.
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Old 04-07-2021, 11:07 AM   #8
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I'm not sure about the vanilla-esque aroma of second books, but it shouldn't be that hard to infuse them with the smell of the sweaty tears of the Shenzhen 7-year olds building them.
At least we could be confident that they are being kept reasonably well hydrated.
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I'm not sure about the vanilla-esque aroma of second books, but it shouldn't be that hard to infuse them with the smell of the sweaty tears of the Shenzhen 7-year olds building them.
Out of curiousity, what evidence do you have that Kobo's ereaders are built using child labour, specifically 7 year old children? Or this yet another example of working on your PHD.
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Kobo has tweeted that the Kobo Papier fragrance they announced on April 1st, is actooly a real thing!

https://twitter.com/kobo/status/1379448907307044867
It just has to smell like musty old books, right?

And if this is for real, I'd steer far far away from it.
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It just has to smell like musty old books, right?

And if this is for real, I'd steer far far away from it.
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I said that it seems like an odd way to lead into promoting a new device, by giving away an old one. Especially since the date given elsewhere for the lifting of the FCC data embargo is sometime in August. That's 3 months or more after the end of this promotion. My post wasn't about being an ungrateful winner, it gave my reasons for not being convinced that the promotion is connected with the new device.
And you said "...some winners may be irked...", which I bolded. I'll stick by my "gift horse, mouth".
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