Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Readers > Kobo Reader

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-22-2018, 11:50 AM   #1
Pjama
Addict
Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Pjama's Avatar
 
Posts: 205
Karma: 200000
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: TX
Device: Gold Kindle Oasis 2, iPad, iPhone 7
Clueless reviews r us

Check out what this says about the Kobo Clara HD. They really know their stuff. Kobo just doesn’t stand a chance with all the clueless 'tech experts' out there.

Here is what is says if you don’t want to reward their inaccuracies with clicks:

“Amazon makes the best e-readers, but if you don’t like the Kindle devices or Amazon as a company, the Kobo Clara HD is the best alternative. It’s equipped with a similar 300 ppi screen, it has adaptive backlighting, and the hardware looks and feels as premium as a Kindle. You don’t get the same kind of reading ecosystem, though, such as Amazon’s deep ebook library or seamless Overdrive integration .”

Utter bilge.

https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/am...-ebook-reader/
Pjama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2018, 11:54 AM   #2
MGlitch
Guru
MGlitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MGlitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MGlitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MGlitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MGlitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MGlitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MGlitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MGlitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MGlitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MGlitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MGlitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 937
Karma: 3686410
Join Date: Aug 2014
Device: Kobo H2O, Kobo Aura One
Amazons 'deep' library is also littered with vast swaths of Amazon exclusives. The quality of those exclusives is rather questionable.
MGlitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 10-22-2018, 12:41 PM   #3
Mrs_Often
Wizard
Mrs_Often ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Mrs_Often ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Mrs_Often ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Mrs_Often ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Mrs_Often ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Mrs_Often ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Mrs_Often ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Mrs_Often ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Mrs_Often ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Mrs_Often ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Mrs_Often ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Mrs_Often's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,653
Karma: 2434464
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: The Netherlands
Device: Kobo Touch, Glo, Clara HD
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pjama View Post
it has adaptive backlighting,

Also wrong.
Mrs_Often is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2018, 03:55 PM   #4
rcentros
eReader Wrangler
rcentros ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rcentros ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rcentros ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rcentros ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rcentros ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rcentros ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rcentros ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rcentros ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rcentros ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rcentros ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rcentros ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
rcentros's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,551
Karma: 16375046
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: DFW, TX
Device: Old, non-front-lit eReaders. Nooks, Kindles, Sonys, Kobos and Others
I sent an email to Wirecutter and asked them to correct their review (specifically on Kobo Overdrive integration). I'll be curious to see if it does any good. Obviously the "reviewer" didn't even try out the Clara.
rcentros is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2018, 05:28 PM   #5
Pjama
Addict
Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Pjama's Avatar
 
Posts: 205
Karma: 200000
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: TX
Device: Gold Kindle Oasis 2, iPad, iPhone 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by rcentros View Post
I sent an email to Wirecutter and asked them to correct their review (specifically on Kobo Overdrive integration). I'll be curious to see if it does any good. Obviously the "reviewer" didn't even try out the Clara.
Not only did they not try it out, they didn’t even read up on the basic specs about it, getting the light info wrong, and missing out the comfort light selling point. And to go out of their way to say it DOESN'T have Overdrive integration was just bone-headed at best, deliberate misinformation at worst (surely not).
Pjama is offline   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 10-22-2018, 05:48 PM   #6
MGlitch
Guru
MGlitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MGlitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MGlitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MGlitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MGlitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MGlitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MGlitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MGlitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MGlitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MGlitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MGlitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 937
Karma: 3686410
Join Date: Aug 2014
Device: Kobo H2O, Kobo Aura One
To be slightly objective the initial review is very old which can be seen in the comments. It’s over 5 months old which I think does predate when overdrive was added to every device outside of the Aura One. But if you’re going to update for the release of the new paper white take the time to check on the Clara and the firmware. Especially if you’re a tech reviewer you should know that firmware gets updated
MGlitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2018, 06:13 PM   #7
Pjama
Addict
Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Pjama's Avatar
 
Posts: 205
Karma: 200000
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: TX
Device: Gold Kindle Oasis 2, iPad, iPhone 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by MGlitch View Post
To be slightly objective the initial review is very old which can be seen in the comments. It’s over 5 months old which I think does predate when overdrive was added to every device outside of the Aura One. But if you’re going to update for the release of the new paper white take the time to check on the Clara and the firmware. Especially if you’re a tech reviewer you should know that firmware gets updated

Ah, ok, I’ll forgive them then.
Pjama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2018, 04:44 AM   #8
HarryT
eBook Enthusiast
HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
HarryT's Avatar
 
Posts: 83,827
Karma: 78697156
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: UK
Device: Kindle Oasis 2, iPad Pro 10.5", iPhone 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by MGlitch View Post
To be slightly objective the initial review is very old which can be seen in the comments. It’s over 5 months old which I think does predate when overdrive was added to every device outside of the Aura One. But if you’re going to update for the release of the new paper white take the time to check on the Clara and the firmware. Especially if you’re a tech reviewer you should know that firmware gets updated
All the same, they really should know that no eInk device has "backlighting".
HarryT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2018, 04:50 AM   #9
Mrs_Often
Wizard
Mrs_Often ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Mrs_Often ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Mrs_Often ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Mrs_Often ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Mrs_Often ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Mrs_Often ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Mrs_Often ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Mrs_Often ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Mrs_Often ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Mrs_Often ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Mrs_Often ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Mrs_Often's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,653
Karma: 2434464
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: The Netherlands
Device: Kobo Touch, Glo, Clara HD
Quote:
Originally Posted by rcentros View Post
I sent an email to Wirecutter and asked them to correct their review (specifically on Kobo Overdrive integration).

Good one. We should have done that too. 👍🏼

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pjama View Post
Ah, ok, I’ll forgive them then.
Nope I won't. They still should have checked facts when they updated for the PW4/2018. Plus, missing Comfortlight PRO and 'backlight' were also wrong all those months ago.
Mrs_Often is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2018, 11:55 AM   #10
ZodWallop
Gentleman and scholar
ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
ZodWallop's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,350
Karma: 27606245
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas (whether I like it or not)
Device: Kobo Aura, Nook ST w/Glowlight, Nook Glowlight Plus, Nook Glowlight 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by MGlitch View Post
To be slightly objective the initial review is very old which can be seen in the comments. It’s over 5 months old which I think does predate when overdrive was added to every device outside of the Aura One.
I do think Kobo should have just included Overdrive integration with the Clara HD from day one. The reviews that I've found for the Forma that usually prefer the Kindle do tout Overdrive as a positive. Since Kobo finally did update all their current readers before the Forma launched, they should have given the Clara that killer feature from day one.

A clueless reviewer is less at fault than Kobo's clay feet, to me.
ZodWallop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2018, 12:04 PM   #11
issybird
o saeclum infacetum
issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.issybird ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
issybird's Avatar
 
Posts: 11,837
Karma: 121666317
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New England
Device: H2O, GloHD, Aura One
What bothers me most about Wirecutter and its clueless reviews is that it's owned by the NY Times which frequently links to it. I'd like to think the Times was more invested in getting it right in all their companies.
issybird is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2018, 12:15 PM   #12
MGlitch
Guru
MGlitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MGlitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MGlitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MGlitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MGlitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MGlitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MGlitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MGlitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MGlitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MGlitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.MGlitch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 937
Karma: 3686410
Join Date: Aug 2014
Device: Kobo H2O, Kobo Aura One
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZodWallop View Post
I do think Kobo should have just included Overdrive integration with the Clara HD from day one. The reviews that I've found for the Forma that usually prefer the Kindle do tout Overdrive as a positive. Since Kobo finally did update all their current readers before the Forma launched, they should have given the Clara that killer feature from day one.

A clueless reviewer is less at fault than Kobo's clay feet, to me.
I’d agree fully with you but for the fact that they updated for the new paperwhite. At that point they’re going back in to the review and should check the standings of the other device(s) especially when it was just a single other device.
MGlitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2018, 12:21 PM   #13
Mrs_Often
Wizard
Mrs_Often ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Mrs_Often ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Mrs_Often ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Mrs_Often ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Mrs_Often ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Mrs_Often ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Mrs_Often ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Mrs_Often ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Mrs_Often ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Mrs_Often ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Mrs_Often ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Mrs_Often's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,653
Karma: 2434464
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: The Netherlands
Device: Kobo Touch, Glo, Clara HD
Quote:
Originally Posted by issybird View Post
What bothers me most about Wirecutter and its clueless reviews is that it's owned by the NY Times which frequently links to it. I'd like to think the Times was more invested in getting it right in all their companies.


Interesting, I didn't know that... that makes it worse
Mrs_Often is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2018, 12:22 PM   #14
ZodWallop
Gentleman and scholar
ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
ZodWallop's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,350
Karma: 27606245
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas (whether I like it or not)
Device: Kobo Aura, Nook ST w/Glowlight, Nook Glowlight Plus, Nook Glowlight 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by MGlitch View Post
I’d agree fully with you but for the fact that they updated for the new paperwhite. At that point they’re going back in to the review and should check the standings of the other device(s) especially when it was just a single other device.
Yes, yes. I wasn't defending Wirecutter so much as being disappointed in Kobo for not doing it right in the first place.
ZodWallop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2018, 12:42 PM   #15
Pjama
Addict
Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Pjama ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Pjama's Avatar
 
Posts: 205
Karma: 200000
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: TX
Device: Gold Kindle Oasis 2, iPad, iPhone 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mrs_Often View Post
Good one. We should have done that too. ����



Nope I won't. They still should have checked facts when they updated for the PW4/2018. Plus, missing Comfortlight PRO and 'backlight' were also wrong all those months ago.
You’re right, and even worse that they are affiliated with the NYT. Forgiveness retracted.

EDIT: So maybe they do have an interest in pushing people toward amazon rather than kobo, and I’m not paranoid after all.
Pjama is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Men Are Clueless MEN ARE CLUELESS Introduce Yourself 5 07-25-2012 02:08 AM
Clueless New User jscarpa14 Calibre 6 10-02-2011 10:22 PM
Clueless Newbie droylynn Introduce Yourself 3 08-17-2011 04:23 AM
Hello from another clueless newcomer pamur Introduce Yourself 11 06-26-2009 10:37 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:59 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.