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Old 08-10-2018, 03:36 PM   #16
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I used a Kobo Glo for about a year. As a reader, it was fine, and other than the occasional lock up, it had no chronic issues. But I really appreciate the wireless delivery options of Kindles. If Kobo had a similar option, I would have kept using the Glo. I had no experience with Kobo support either, but have always had terrific support from Amazon.

I get books from various sources, and have no issue with format shifting. But I don't want to have to use my computer when it's time to send a book to my reader. It's just not convenient for me. I'm loving my Oasis 2, and my only complaint is the battery life. But for my needs, plugging it in every 4-5 days is no problem.

I've had several Kindle models, and only one issue when I needed warranty help from Amazon. I had a new Kindle with 48 hours of the call.
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Old 08-10-2018, 03:48 PM   #17
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I used a Kobo Glo for about a year. As a reader, it was fine, and other than the occasional lock up, it had no chronic issues. But I really appreciate the wireless delivery options of Kindles. If Kobo had a similar option, I would have kept using the Glo. I had no experience with Kobo support either, but have always had terrific support from Amazon.

I get books from various sources, and have no issue with format shifting. But I don't want to have to use my computer when it's time to send a book to my reader. It's just not convenient for me. I'm loving my Oasis 2, and my only complaint is the battery life. But for my needs, plugging it in every 4-5 days is no problem.

I've had several Kindle models, and only one issue when I needed warranty help from Amazon. I had a new Kindle with 48 hours of the call.
HUH??? No Wireless?? No Wifi??? NOT TRUE! I have the 2013 Kobo Aura 6" It DOES have WiFi ... I had it since Nov 2016 its Never Locked up Unlike the Kindle PW that Always locked up for Days!
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Old 08-10-2018, 05:24 PM   #18
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Where did I say they had no WiFi? You know what I meant, you just disagree with every post I make.

You only have wireless delivery of books on a Kobo when you buy the book from Kobo. One of the newer Kobo's has a direct tie to some public libraries. But the Glo I had needed to be connected via usb in order to load non-Kobo books. Kobo has no wireless option such as the @Kindle email address that gives wireless ability to non-Amazon books.

The Paperwhites we have had have been almost flawless in their stability. I have never experienced abnormal behavior that was not cured by a reboot. Never.
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I assumed he used Koreader instead of Nickle?

The customer service gripes ring true from what I've read here.
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Where did I say they had no WiFi? You know what I meant, you just disagree with every post I make.

You only have wireless delivery of books on a Kobo when you buy the book from Kobo. One of the newer Kobo's has a direct tie to some public libraries. But the Glo I had needed to be connected via usb in order to load non-Kobo books. Kobo has no wireless option such as the @Kindle email address that gives wireless ability to non-Amazon books.

The Paperwhites we have had have been almost flawless in their stability. I have never experienced abnormal behavior that was not cured by a reboot. Never.
Hard to reboot when the device is locked....
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Hard to reboot when the device is locked....
No, it isn't. A reboot requires pressing and holding the power button for 30-40 seconds, it has nothing to do with navigating a menu. How do you not know that after all your time here and the old Kindle forum?
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I DID ALL that Several Days in fact. Even Amazon Tech couldn't unlock them! Read all about in in the Kindle Forum.
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You only have wireless delivery of books on a Kobo when you buy the book from Kobo. One of the newer Kobo's has a direct tie to some public libraries. But the Glo I had needed to be connected via usb in order to load non-Kobo books. Kobo has no wireless option such as the @Kindle email address that gives wireless ability to non-Amazon books.
It doesn't have an email service like Kindle, but it's not true that you cannot get books onto your device wirelessly. You can use the Calibre content server or a cloud storage service.
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If Kobo opened their cloud to books I got from other sources I might reconsider.
Combined with some of the troubles I had with firmware and devices it was not worth the hassle then because I lost a bunch of annotations. That‘s really the greatest downside in my opinion: it is infinitely more complicated to backup annotations on the Kobo. And even if you get them out they will be gone from the books once you do a firmware reset (something that is more likely on Kobo than it is on Kindle).
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My Aura One seems to ask for a password whenever I disable then re-enable it. Wifi chipsets are pretty efficient in using power these days, so I rarely disable it now
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It doesn't have an email service like Kindle, but it's not true that you cannot get books onto your device wirelessly. You can use the Calibre content server or a cloud storage service.
I tried that a few time with the Kobo Glo HD browser. It was hit and miss, and always extremely sluggish. At times I could also access DropBox, but again, so slow and didn't always work. I wasn't willing to do that all the time, because of the slowness and unrealiabilty of the process.
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