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Old 11-12-2019, 09:19 PM   #31
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That would get me to buy a Kindle. I thought the Voyage was a very pretty reader. The nicest of the Kindles, anyway.

I do have a soft spot for the original Oasis as well, and think it looks nice in its custom case.

Were the Voyage buttons good for you?

I seem to read some mixed opinions on the experience of using the haptic buttons and/or the reliability of them?
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Old 11-12-2019, 09:24 PM   #32
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Now here in Italy in Kobo site You could buy only Clara, Forma and Libra: no more Aura H2O Edition 2 and Aura Edition 2. I don't know if they will be dismissed or it is only a temporary situation.
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Kobo has an entry level Reader that blows away the Kindle Basic.

At Walmart, you can get Kobo Aura (Exclusive Walmart eBooks Edition) - 6" Carta E Ink touchscreen, customizable ComfortLight, Wi-Fi enabled for $69.96 (not including sales tax depending where you live).
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Did you read where I put that Kobo has the Aura that is a Kindle Basic killer? Higher resolution, comfortlight. and ePub.
But ps67 lives in Italy (so the Walmart option is out). Apparently (at this time) the Aura Edition 2 is not available there at any price.
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Old 11-12-2019, 09:26 PM   #33
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But ps67 lives in Italy (so the Walmart option is out). Apparently (at this time) the Aura Edition 2 is not available there at any price.
Actually, you can buy from Walmart and have it send to a forwarding service. So it is available at a price.
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Old 11-12-2019, 09:38 PM   #34
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The Voyage was a compromise as well. The bezel with the buttons wasn't wide enough. Maybe you liked it, but I didn't like how careful you have to be how to put your thumb on the button to avoid touching the screen.
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This is something I struggle with when I'm holding my Voyage. I can hardly grip the side or I'm pressing the button. So it falls out of my hands a lot (on the couch or on the bed, so no damage, but it's still annoying).
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Yep. It takes practice, and I still get unwanted screen touches. What do they have against bezels that are a full thumb wide?
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Were the Voyage buttons good for you?

I seem to read some mixed opinions on the experience of using the haptic buttons and/or the reliability of them?
I can't say that I have a lot of experience with my Voyage, but I agree that the bezels were a bit small for holding comfortably when not using a cover. I got a nice (and inexpensive) leather-like cover for my Voyage and now it's very comfortable to hold and use the buttons. I like the haptic buttons a lot — haven't had any issue at all with them (they're set to "softest" touch). I realize every one is different, but if I had my "rathers," I would like to see a new Voyage just like the old one (with the same high quality screen), but with a "comfort" light ("comfort" in quotes because everyone calls them something different and I'm not sure what Kindle's term is). Others would like to see water-proofing but that's not necessarily a high priority for me.

I've attached a link to my Voyage cover (just in case someone is looking for one). The only color available is purple. (Should mention, since it's not stated in the ad, this cover does automatically turn the Voyage off and on when opening and closing the cover.)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Kindle-Voya...53.m2749.l2649

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Actually, you can buy from Walmart and have it send to a forwarding service. So it is available at a price.
But is that cheap and/or cheaper than buying a Clara locally?
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Were the Voyage buttons good for you?

I seem to read some mixed opinions on the experience of using the haptic buttons and/or the reliability of them?
They're reliable, in my experience. But I don't like them as much as I do physical buttons. Then again, there are members here who like them better. As always, everyone's got a different opinion.
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Most nooks are a right mess in the design of the hardware and thre software is just rubbish at best.
Don't agree with you on the hardware. The Nook hardware is just fine, as far as my experience goes. True, it's not the most suitable for cases, but I don't use a case anyway, so it's a moot point for me.
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That's because the bezel of the nook Glowlight 3 is an awful mess. It's too wide and that hakes the case for it wider then it should be. Most nooks are a right mess in the design of the hardware and thre software is just rubbish at best.
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Sorry, but you are wrong.
Say what you want about Nook software. It deserves some of it. But the hardware of the Nooks are generally nicer than what the competition offers at the same price.
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Were the Voyage buttons good for you?

I seem to read some mixed opinions on the experience of using the haptic buttons and/or the reliability of them?
I don't own a Voyage. I've never owned a Kindle, just used relatives and they all stick with the Paperwhite.

The Voyage almost tempted me to buy one, but at the time it was too expensive and now that I can buy used ones cheap, it's just no longer worth it.

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But is that cheap and/or cheaper than buying a Clara locally?
I cannot say I have have no experience with redirecting services.
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Say what you want about Nook software. It deserves some of it. But the hardware of the Nooks are generally nicer than what the competition offers at the same price.
I'm only talking about the nook ST style of cheap feeling rubberized overly large bezel.
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I'm only talking about the nook ST style of cheap feeling rubberized overly large bezel.
I like the large bezel and I liked (past tense) the rubberized body of the Nook ST until it developed tacky "rubber rot." But I'm guessing the rubberized Kobo Touch will do the same... eventually. (Hope not, but it seems to be the same stuff.)
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Were the Voyage buttons good for you?

I seem to read some mixed opinions on the experience of using the haptic buttons and/or the reliability of them?
I loved the buttons on the Voyage. They worked great and I didn't have to worry about dust getting around them. The flush screen was beautiful and easy to keep clean.
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The nook was criticized for bezel size? I Love the nook hardware and praise it often. It is the nook ecosystem I dont like anymore.

The Voyage haptic buttons? I like them. You can adjust the pressure setting to your grip. I bought a sleeve for my Voyage, I suppose a case would give me a few millimeters more of useful edge. I should try it.

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I'm only talking about the nook ST style of cheap feeling rubberized overly large bezel.
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That's because the bezel of the nook Glowlight 3 is an awful mess. It's too wide and that hakes the case for it wider then it should be. Most nooks are a right mess in the design of the hardware...
Though I appreciate the back-pedaling now.
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