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Old 06-29-2020, 03:43 AM   #181
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I dislike white, silver or colour, especially bright colours on anything with a screen. Grey or black is best for the edges and front. Phones, tablets, laptops and ereaders should primarily be functional, not desk or living room fashion accessories. Too often things are styled to look good in a catalogue or shop display or web page than have good ergonomics.
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Old 06-29-2020, 03:48 AM   #182
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Yeah the Nia seems to largely be a device designed to push people to the Clara. Even if rcentros is right about the pricing at Walmart. The rest of the world gets to see the Clara with several better features for a small jump in price.

Iĺm still unsure if the Nia will be priced the same as the Aura at Walmart. But time will tell there.
Could be, but we have no stats on how many people see a Kindle Basic but then buy a Paperwhite. Even if some truth, a viable quantity of actual Nia sales have to be forecast or it would never have been produced. It's not exactly the same scenario as stupid crippled "Home" Editions of Windows versus proper editions. The Home Edition essentially costs nothing extra to produce and all the editions of Windows, inc Server are artificial marketing distinctions.
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Old 06-29-2020, 06:02 AM   #183
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In Germany the Tolino Page 2 retails for Ç89, while the Tolino Shine 3 (equivalent to the Kobo Clara HD) retails for Ç119.

But like Amazon, Tolino often offers them on a discount. Right now you can get the Page 2 for Ç59, while the Shine 3 often drops to Ç99 or Ç89.
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I dislike white, silver or colour, especially bright colours on anything with a screen. Grey or black is best for the edges and front.
That hasn't been my experience when using the white-bordered Glowlight Plus.

When you're reading, the border disappears, or you aren't invested enough in what you are reading.
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That hasn't been my experience when using the white-bordered Glowlight Plus.

When you're reading, the border disappears, or you aren't invested enough in what you are reading.
I think this is a very individual thing.
When I bought my first Sony ereader it was available in white or black. I figured the white one would end up looking grungy so I stuck with black.

My next Sony reader was red because that was what I was able to get. I thought I would get used to it. However, even after using it for a long time I still found the shiny red frame annoying. It probably doesn't help that red isn't a color I'm particularly fond of anyway. Maybe if I could have a reader in a more subtle color such as a dark green or blue that would be OK.

The two readers I currently use (Kobo and Tolino) are both black.
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Old 06-29-2020, 06:28 PM   #186
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It probably doesn't help that red isn't a color I'm particularly fond of anyway..
Aw! Red is my favorite.

I recently purchased a car that I think looks best in blue, but I got a red one because red is my favorite.
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Old 06-30-2020, 04:19 AM   #187
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Kobo Nia now up (and available to order (reserve) for in-store pickup or for home delivery) at Best Buy Canada. $129 Canadian. Will be available on July 9th.

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product...black/14689279

Looks like the Nia will be announced today. (Unless Best Buy Canada is jumping the gun... again.)

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Old 06-30-2020, 06:02 AM   #188
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That hasn't been my experience when using the white-bordered Glowlight Plus.

When you're reading, the border disappears, or you aren't invested enough in what you are reading.
The one advantage of a white bezel is that you can have the text out to the edges of the screen because it's not going to be black next to black.
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Old 06-30-2020, 07:43 AM   #189
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Kobo Nia now up (and available to order (reserve) for in-store pickup or for home delivery) at Best Buy Canada. $129 Canadian. Will be available on July 9th.

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product...black/14689279

Looks like the Nia will be announced today. (Unless Best Buy Canada is jumping the gun... again.)
They've moved the charging port to the left side of the power button. Slightly different logo. Can't see any other difference from the Clara.

The Clara is still only $10 Canadian more on the same site. I just don't get the purpose of the Nia. Do people some people dislike the color temperature lighting? Or is Kobo going to let the Clara sell out and leave the Nia as their entry-level device?
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They've moved the charging port to the left side of the power button. Slightly different logo. Can't see any other difference from the Clara.

The Clara is still only $10 Canadian more on the same site. I just don't get the purpose of the Nia. Do people some people dislike the color temperature lighting? Or is Kobo going to let the Clara sell out and leave the Nia as their entry-level device?
My first response is o way they would get rid of the Clara as it competes with the Paperwhite. But maybe Kobo views the Nia as good enough, and hope people would buy the Libra as the next step up? A WAG.

Personally, if Kobo didn't have something like the Clara I would get a Paperwhite (when my Glo HD dies).
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I think this is a very individual thing.
When I bought my first Sony ereader it was available in white or black. I figured the white one would end up looking grungy so I stuck with black.

My next Sony reader was red because that was what I was able to get. I thought I would get used to it. However, even after using it for a long time I still found the shiny red frame annoying. It probably doesn't help that red isn't a color I'm particularly fond of anyway. Maybe if I could have a reader in a more subtle color such as a dark green or blue that would be OK.

The two readers I currently use (Kobo and Tolino) are both black.
I had red Sony Readers and I really liked the color.
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The Clara is still only $10 Canadian more on the same site. I just don't get the purpose of the Nia. Do people some people dislike the color temperature lighting? Or is Kobo going to let the Clara sell out and leave the Nia as their entry-level device?
It feels like Kobo learned nothing from the roll out of the Aura 2.

But I checked Best Buy Canada and it looks like the basic Kindle is usually priced at $120. So if Kobo drops the price $10 they are the same.
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Expect a breaking Goodereader headline soon.
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Old 06-30-2020, 11:33 AM   #194
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The one advantage of a white bezel is that you can have the text out to the edges of the screen because it's not going to be black next to black.
True for text as long as the "white" isn't too shiny or too much brighter than the screen.
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Expect a breaking Goodereader headline soon.
He's already got them on sale at his site. "Normally" $150 (plus $20 shipping) but currently "on sale" for $148 (plus $20 shipping). Supposedly available on July 10th.

https://goodereader.com/blog/product/kobo-nia-e-reader

He's also has Nia Sleepcovers advertised for "only" $50 (plus $13 shipping).

https://goodereader.com/blog/product...nia-sleepcover

Meanwhile, absolutely nothing from Kobo? Next week... maybe? (I guess next week is the seventh... announcement and immediate availability at that time?)

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