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Old 06-26-2014, 07:28 AM   #16
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I am partial to the Kobo devices. I find the quality excellent, and the amount of work that has been shared here on MR to enhance functionality is astonishing. If I could have only one, it would be a Kobo Aura or Aura HD or Glo. As Harry stated, the lighting is extremely nice to have. And there are so many more options as far as fonts, font sizes, margin control, etc. The Kobo is extremely versatile in allowing one to display text, much more so than any other e-ink reader that I have personally played with.

I do love the T2 I got recently, but I also have to embed the font of my choice (using Calibre) in order to achieve the look I want.
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Old 06-26-2014, 07:36 AM   #17
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yes - if your investment is in the ePub, rather than the Amazon, ecosystem, the Kobo is a good choice, I agree.
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Old 07-08-2014, 05:11 PM   #18
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From a purely aesthetic standpoint, I would choose a Kobo over one of the newer Sony devices any day. I got a great deal on a refurb Sony T1 for $50 about 3 months ago from London Drugs, but did NOT like how cheap and plastic it felt, plus the screens on those are very often not aligned properly, so it felt like I what I was reading was slowly creeping up off the page. I took it back straight away and have never regretted it. The build quality of my Kobo's just feels so much more robust. Granted, the software has had its issues, but I think after all of the updates they're finally starting to get them right!

If you are REALLY stuck on Sony, perhaps try and find a deal for a PRS-350 or PRS-650? Here's a red PRS-650 at a Toronto based retailer: https://www.topchoiceelectronics.com/PRS650RC

I bought my 650 from them last summer and had no complaints except for a small scuff on the front bezel (but I am a perfectionist).
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Old 08-12-2014, 07:29 PM   #19
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Perhaps a bit late but Factory Direct (in Toronto) has (or claims to have) red Sony readers from the 505 through to the T3. They only ship within Canada.
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Old 08-12-2014, 07:53 PM   #20
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I am looking for a red PRS-505 Sony reader in mint condition. It is for my girlfriend to read on duty as a fire engineer in the fire department ~ hence the red is wanted. Please contact me if you could fulfill my wish, can pay by paypal; I am with 12years of 100% eBay and PayPal standing. Thanks in adavance I live in Vancouver Canada.
If you are still looking, see if you can get a red T1, T2, or T3. They are so much better then the 505.
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If you are still looking, see if you can get a red T1, T2, or T3. They are so much better then the 505.
I'd still rather have my 650 than the T-series. I like the navigation better. I ended up selling my T1 to a friend whose 505 died last year.
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Old 08-13-2014, 08:16 PM   #22
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I'd still rather have my 650 than the T-series. I like the navigation better. I ended up selling my T1 to a friend whose 505 died last year.
I did forget about the red 650. And even if it's bought used with a crap battery, the battery can be replaced by the user.
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