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Old 11-19-2022, 11:03 AM   #1
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Clara 2e vs Libra 2

I've narrowed down my choices for my first e-reader to these two, but now I'm having a really hard time deciding. I usually read in my bed with my phone above my head and I wanted to know if the weight and shape difference on one would be more comfortable than the other for this use case. Also of note I have fairly small hands and don't know how well the edge on the Libra plays with those.

I also see a lot of people praising the Libra 2's screen size over the 2e, but does it actually make that much of a difference when reading? The squarer aspect ratio on the Libra 2 also seems strange to me and I've heard some mention that it isn't as nice for reading books, but I don't know how true that is.

I don't think portability is too much of a concern since I don't currently read much outside of my home.

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Old 11-19-2022, 11:25 AM   #2
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The displays on both devices are the same aspect ratio (4:3 I believe). It is only the shape of the entire device that is squarer on the Libra 2.
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Old 11-19-2022, 11:27 AM   #3
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Libra 2 has bigger screen and buttons.
I'd go for it just for the buttons.
Read one handed, either side, and turn pages with a squeeze of the thumb.
My hands aren't big and I find it light enough and easy to hold with my thumb over the button.
Libra 2 is the best reader I've ever had. Go for it!!
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Old 11-19-2022, 01:10 PM   #4
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Libra 2 has bigger screen and buttons.
I'd go for it just for the buttons.
Read one handed, either side, and turn pages with a squeeze of the thumb.
My hands aren't big and I find it light enough and easy to hold with my thumb over the button.
Libra 2 is the best reader I've ever had. Go for it!!
I'd not get any Reader because of the buttons. But I would go for the Libra 2 because of the larger screen.
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Old 11-19-2022, 02:16 PM   #5
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Thanks for the answers folks. Picked up the Libra 2 for $50 off on Amazon so that was a no brainer.
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Old 11-19-2022, 03:25 PM   #6
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Never mind the listing was suspicious. The point still stands! I've decided on the Libra
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Yeah, I almost fell for it, too, and recommended the price drop to somebody! Thankfully I noticed that it was not an official Kobo partner, first.
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The Libra 2 is currently discounted by 20 dollars at the US Kobo store. 159 from 179 dollars
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The Libra 2 is currently discounted by 20 dollars at the US Kobo store. 159 from 179 dollars
It's the same price on Amazon.com.
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Also discounted by $20 in Canada. I just got mine the other day; so far, really, really liking it.
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