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Old 10-18-2018, 09:32 AM   #1
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Hello All, My friend bought an Aura One last week but does not like it. She has offered it to me at half price (Friends for 45 years) £90 UK pounds. Would this still be regarded as a usable ereader in this day and age with all the new stuff around please. Many thanks.
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Old 10-18-2018, 09:35 AM   #2
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Hello All, My friend bought an Aura One last week but does not like it. She has offered it to me at half price (Friends for 45 years) £90 UK pounds. Would this still be regarded as a usable ereader in this day and age with all the new stuff around please. Many thanks.
Absolutely. There still isn't a 7.8" reader, waterproof, with natural light, out there but the Kobo One. "New stuff" doesn't go as fast with ereaders like with phones... (which also isn't going so fast anymore...)
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Hello All, My friend bought an Aura One last week but does not like it. She has offered it to me at half price (Friends for 45 years) £90 UK pounds. Would this still be regarded as a usable ereader in this day and age with all the new stuff around please. Many thanks.
Not only is it a usable reader, it’s pretty much top of the range. It’s a great deal, and you can check out library books on it using Overdrive.

Edit: I see you already have it, so you probably know this already.
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Hello All, My friend bought an Aura One last week but does not like it. She has offered it to me at half price (Friends for 45 years) £90 UK pounds. Would this still be regarded as a usable ereader in this day and age with all the new stuff around please. Many thanks.
I'm a big fan of Kobo firmware, especially compared to Kindle, and the Aura One features are superb but its durability? In my experience, not so much.

My first Aura One lasted 6 months before the USB port died. The second lasted not quite 11 months before the screen died ... today. Neither were abused and while the second was covered under warranty, the first wasn't (they said it was because I had damaged the USB port ... I hadn't).

Poor durability isn't unique to Kobo BUT 2 failures in <18 months? That's a problem. Would I buy another Aura One? Nope. Unlike Amazon which offers extended warranties covering ALL aspects of their device, Kobo does not.
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Old 10-19-2018, 03:43 AM   #5
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I'm a big fan of Kobo firmware, especially compared to Kindle, and the Aura One features are superb but its durability? In my experience, not so much.

My first Aura One lasted 6 months before the USB port died. The second lasted not quite 11 months before the screen died ... today. Neither were abused and while the second was covered under warranty, the first wasn't (they said it was because I had damaged the USB port ... I hadn't).

Poor durability isn't unique to Kobo BUT 2 failures in <18 months? That's a problem. Would I buy another Aura One? Nope. Unlike Amazon which offers extended warranties covering ALL aspects of their device, Kobo does not.
That is exactly my experience: I bought my first One on the 1st September 2016, exchanged it the 8 September (screen colors), then 19 September 2017 (port problem), and that one died this October, less than a month after the end of the guarantee (2 years in Europe thanks to EU rules).
So I'm waiting for the Forma I've pre-ordered (should have it on the 23rd), and meanwhile use the H2O 2 at home and the Clara on the go.
My Glo HD is still fine, but I can't synchronise it with the others since it has only 4 Gb, and I like the comfort light at night which is when I do most of my reading timewise.
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Old 10-19-2018, 10:18 AM   #6
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These last couple of posts are scaring me. I was all set to cancel my PW 2018 pre-order and get an Aura One instead.
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Old 10-19-2018, 10:22 AM   #7
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Kobo aura One - KA1 is a top ereader on the market - if you don't need buttons for a page turn.
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Old 10-19-2018, 10:25 AM   #8
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These last couple of posts are scaring me. I was all set to cancel my PW 2018 pre-order and get an Aura One instead.
Cansel PW preorder and buy KA1. it is soooo much better even with "problems" but dont worry- later production (2017-2018) fixed that minor problems whatsoever.

and in my opinion most of the problems are niceties.

P.S. i have Aura HD 5 years old - no problems and KA1 for a year no problems.

but on the maximum redlght on KA1 i have uneven red lightening but i can live with that cause i don't use it on max anyway. 30-40% is suitable for me.

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Old 10-19-2018, 11:00 AM   #9
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Yes, get it.

I have the Kobo Aura One and I love it. It has one of the largest size screen reader on the market.
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Old 10-19-2018, 04:04 PM   #10
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These last couple of posts are scaring me. I was all set to cancel my PW 2018 pre-order and get an Aura One instead.
you might want to take a look at this https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...=284795&page=7 post 92 before ordering a KA1.

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Old 10-19-2018, 08:08 PM   #11
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These last couple of posts are scaring me. I was all set to cancel my PW 2018 pre-order and get an Aura One instead.
I've had KA1 since release day with no problems. Not to discount the experience of the posters above, but I think if you could truly canvas all owners that the vast majority haven't had issues and these are the outliers that unfortunately have had issues. There hasn't been massive reports of KA1 issues versus the number of issues that any other reader has (and there are always going to be at least a few issues reported with any device).
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Old 10-19-2018, 10:00 PM   #12
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Unlike Amazon which offers extended warranties covering ALL aspects of their device, Kobo does not.
Amazon extended warranties, at least in the US, are offered through SquareTrade. If that's your thing you can also buy a SquareTrade warranty on a Kobo (or other Reader or Tablet) directly from SquareTrade, not sure about pricing or specifics.
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Old 10-20-2018, 05:59 AM   #13
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I've had KA1 since release day with no problems. Not to discount the experience of the posters above, but I think if you could truly canvas all owners that the vast majority haven't had issues and these are the outliers that unfortunately have had issues. There hasn't been massive reports of KA1 issues versus the number of issues that any other reader has (and there are always going to be at least a few issues reported with any device).
The blotchy ComfortLight does seem to be an design problem with the device, and polls here have shown it is experienced by a substantial number of KA1 owners. Other than that, I think you are right.
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The blotchy ComfortLight does seem to be an design problem with the device, and polls here have shown it is experienced by a substantial number of KA1 owners. Other than that, I think you are right.
I won't deny that. My post was specifically responding to the 2 posts specifically being referred to which related to device breakage, not Comfortlight quality.
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