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Old 08-31-2015, 01:58 PM   #16
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For some reason, I was seeing £109 and not seeing $109. My mistake. Kobo is selling for $129.99.

if you buy from Chapters, the cost is about $98.43 (with the exchange rate). The Touch 2.0 is about $68.15. This does not include any shipping charges or the cost of a case.
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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?
The thing is, if the Kobo Reader is really dead and in no way recoverable, then you just open it up, pull out the SD card, put it in the SD card slot of the card reader and copy the content off the SD card. Problem solved.
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Old 08-31-2015, 08:28 PM   #18
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Hmmm... no "Touch" on the Chapters site when I just checked now.
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The thing is, if the Kobo Reader is really dead and in no way recoverable, then you just open it up, pull out the SD card, put it in the SD card slot of the card reader and copy the content off the SD card. Problem solved.
I never looked inside. So it is not using a memory chip that is installed directly on circuit board? It is using distinct memory card that is easy to pull out?

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I never looked inside. So it is not using a memory chip that is installed directly on circuit board? It is using distinct memory card that is easy to pull out?

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The majority of Kobo devices have an internal SD card. As far as the modern Kobo devices go, only the Aura and original model of the Touch had flash memory.
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Kobo Touch 2 and calibre

At the moment, calibre will not support the Kobo Touch 2. To add support, I need the device id. I believe I know what it is, but would like someone with the device to confirm it.

If anyone has a Kobo Touch 2, could you please follow the instructions in My device is not detected by calibre and post the results. It is really only the last step that is needed, but checking all of them is probably a good idea.
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At the moment, calibre will not support the Kobo Touch 2. To add support, I need the device id.
Big thanks for calibre.
Have you (as a honoured developer) asked Kobo directly?
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Big thanks for calibre.
Have you (as a honoured developer) asked Kobo directly?
Yes, but my timing and timezones means I haven't had a reply yet.

And thanks, I'm glad you find it useful.
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I have to say I'm completely underwhelmed. How is this even a 2.0? It's barely a 1.3. They actually removed more than they added. "Let's take off that nasty button, give the processor a speed bump and... get rid of that SD card slot. That thing only causes problems. That should do it. What do you mean, should we use the new screens? We had to buy a minimum order of 1000 of the old ones! We'll be using those in the next 2 models as well!"
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I have to say I'm completely underwhelmed. How is this even a 2.0? It's barely a 1.3. They actually removed more than they added. "Let's take off that nasty button, give the processor a speed bump and... get rid of that SD card slot. That thing only causes problems. That should do it. What do you mean, should we use the new screens? We had to buy a minimum order of 1000 of the old ones! We'll be using those in the next 2 models as well!"

The Kobo Touch 2.0 is to compete with the Kindle Touch Basic. The only thing that's better (hardware wise) about the 2.0 vs the Basic is that the screen resolution is 1024x758 instead of the Basic's 800x600.
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The Kobo Touch 2.0 is to compete with the Kindle Touch Basic. The only thing that's better (hardware wise) about the 2.0 vs the Basic is that the screen resolution is 1024x758 instead of the Basic's 800x600.
According to the Kobo blog, the Touch 2 has 800x600 resolution so no difference in that either.
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According to the Kobo blog, the Touch 2 has 800x600 resolution so no difference in that either.
Other blogs have said it's an HD screen. Well, we'll see when it's released what it really is. If it is only 800x600, then it's no better (hardware wise).
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