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Old 08-28-2015, 10:29 PM   #1
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Old 08-28-2015, 11:41 PM   #2
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I was wondering when we would see this; after all the case for the Glo HD states it fits the Touch 2.0 as well.
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Old 08-29-2015, 12:56 AM   #3
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90$ for what seems like an entry level device. Hmm wonder how that's going to go over.
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Old 08-29-2015, 01:34 AM   #4
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90$ for what seems like an entry level device. Hmm wonder how that's going to go over.
It's right in the price range for such devices. The basic Kindle is $80 w/ads or $100 without, not that I know how well it sells.
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Old 08-29-2015, 02:08 AM   #5
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It's right in the price range for such devices. The basic Kindle is $80 w/ads or $100 without, not that I know how well it sells.
Perhaps we should remember that price on Chapters/Indigo is in the rather anemic Canadian dollar. $90 Cdn converts to around $68 US at this point in time using the .7536 exchange rate quoted by the Bank of Canada at this point in time.

On a somewhat humourous note, the Amazon.ca site has the Kindle Touch Wifi on sale for $64 Cdn. with "usually ships within 2-3 weeks", the Kindle Paperwhite Wifi with the 300 dpi display for $119 Cdn though it won't be in stock until Sept. 5th, 2015. On another humourous note, despite the Voyage having been released prior to the Paperwhite, Amazon.ca does not seem to be selling it.
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Old 08-29-2015, 03:48 AM   #6
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I was wondering when we would see this; after all the case for the Glo HD states it fits the Touch 2.0 as well.
If is it the same case as the Glo HD so probably it not have external micro sd card slot.
the big question is it have Front-light?


EDIT:" The screen is not illuminated"
http://liliputing.com/2015/08/kobo-l...0-ereader.html

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Old 08-29-2015, 05:56 AM   #7
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I'm kind of relieved to see that, because I bought a Glo HD on Thursday and I was holding on until then in the hopes of seeing a frontlit Mini released
I also think that this is a well enough priced ereader in comparison to the Kindles, if the resolution and screen quality are at least on par.
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Old 08-30-2015, 03:39 PM   #8
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Old 08-30-2015, 03:47 PM   #9
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Seems a bit silly to buy the Touch 2.0 for $90 when the Glo HD is $110.
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Old 08-30-2015, 06:13 PM   #10
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Seems a bit silly to buy the Touch 2.0 for $90 when the Glo HD is $110.
Well Glo HD on Chapters Indigo site costs $130 CAD. So it is almost 50% more expensive. Still it is big step up for $40 so probably worth it. Sad to see the memory slot dropped as it is one of few distinguishing features. I don't see any significant difference from Amazon models. Are they just competing on price????
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Old 08-30-2015, 06:20 PM   #11
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Well Glo HD on Chapters Indigo site costs $130 CAD. So it is almost 50% more expensive. Still it is big step up for $40 so probably worth it. Sad to see the memory slot dropped as it is one of few distinguishing features. I don't see any significant difference from Amazon models. Are they just competing on price????
The Glo HD is $110 direct from Kobo. Also, you could contact Chapters to get them to price match.
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The Glo HD is $110 direct from Kobo.

I see $129.99 from ca.kobobooks.com so perhaps the $110 was either fleeting or is not universal.
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Wolf is looking at US site while I was looking at the Canadian. So price difference is for Canada. Could be different is US.

Well I was going to wait for Xmas sale to get basic Kobo. However I really want microSD slot and new one doesn't seem to have it. Should I rush to get the old Touch with microSD? Thoughts?

I like to keep most of my books on a memory card in case device suddenly dies I can easily move the card to another device. Otherwise I may not be able to get access to books in internal memory if reader is really dead.

Or maybe it is not a big deal as I could always backup entire internal memory content on a computer. Thoughts?
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Glo HD is 129 direct from kobo in us, there's a 10 percent off coupon right now but shipping is 7 so you can get it from them for 124 if I did the math right. The touch 2.0 will have to bring a lot more to the table to be competitive at 90 CAD. Forget the Glo HD the aura is right in that ballpark and has a front light.

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Aura has: uSD card slot, capacitance touch, front light but internal memory is not replaceable. Some say screen is a little lower contrast because of capacitance touch layer. Glass covering screen goes beyond screen all way to edge of frame at side of reader.
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