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Old 01-04-2019, 11:22 AM   #16
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That is why I just bought the Clara as well. (Well, with the $99. price at Walmart.)
But as I pointed out in the Kobo forum, there is a weird bug with the amber light in the latest software. It doesn't adjust automatically throughout the day, unless you turn the Auto switch off and on once a day. I have opened a ticket with Kobo and they are supposedly looking into it.
Kobo has its glitches, Nook has its glitches. I guess it comes down to which you can live with.

If you have the Glowlight 3 and the Clara HD, does one or the other have a superior screen? The Glowlight 3's screen is terrific, partly because they use IR (the Glowlight Plus uses the same screen, but doesn't look quite as good because of the capacitive layer). I haven't seen a Clara in person.

Honestly, even if the Clara isn't quite as good, the Clara has other benefits.
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Old 01-04-2019, 03:36 PM   #17
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Kobo has its glitches, Nook has its glitches. I guess it comes down to which you can live with.
I have both the Glowlight 3 and the Clara. They are both good, but I prefer the Clara.
The screens are pretty identical, although I'm not the expert on that. ((I'm not even sure if I have the lightbleed issue that many Claras have -- I don't think mine does.)
I like the buttons on the NG3, but prefer the smaller size of the Clara. And the Kobo software (even with the auto bug) blows the Nook software out of the water. The issue with the flaky storage on the NG3 is the real dealbreaker. (I haven't even started patching yet. Will do that when I am bored.)

And one more plus for me with the Kobo -- the web server is not hidden. I like to use reabble.com as a newsreader (it's optimized for e-ink). On the NG3, you have to install a launcher to get to the web browser. And then it's just a matter of time before it gets stuck booting up.
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Old 01-04-2019, 03:53 PM   #18
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I like the buttons on the NG3, but prefer the smaller size of the Clara. And the Kobo software... blows the Nook software out of the water. The issue with the flaky storage on the NG3 is the real dealbreaker.
I can't argue with any of that. If the Clara existed when I bought the Glowlight 3, I likely would have bought a Clara.

Speaking of flaky storage, on my Glowlight 3, whenever I eject it from Calibre and it reloads my books, no matter what I was reading, it insists I was reading The Right Stuff. If I ever remove The Right Stuff from the Glowlight 3, it won't know what to do with itself!

My Glowlight Plus running the same software doesn't have that issue. Weird.
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Speaking of flaky storage, ...
My Glowlight Plus running the same software doesn't have that issue. Weird.
The NG3 storage is a real cluge. You might remember when it was released it had partitioned storage and then they unpartitioned it in a software update.
I could never figure out how they did that in an OTA update, but it now seems obvious it was a logical segmentation (that they removed) or bridge (that they added). And that is no doubt why the device loses sideloaded content every now and then.
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The NG3 storage is a real cluge. You might remember when it was released it had partitioned storage and then they unpartitioned it in a software update.
I could never figure out how they did that in an OTA update, but it now seems obvious it was a logical segmentation (that they removed) or bridge (that they added). And that is no doubt why the device loses sideloaded content every now and then.
Yeah, I wish they'd issue further updates to fix the device. It really is a nice piece of hardware.

But with B&N being in the state they're in, I'm not counting on it
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One good thing about the Nook -- it seems to have a true amber LED light source, not a "variable color temperature" LED. The latter would still be emitting some blue light no matter how "warm" the setting.
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Oddly, after sitting idle for 24 hours, my Nook now can see all the sideloaded books when I use its Library button. Does it have to phone home to BN overnight or something?
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Oddly, after sitting idle for 24 hours, my Nook now can see all the sideloaded books when I use its Library button. Does it have to phone home to BN overnight or something?
It could just be that the Nook is very slow and the next time you opened it, it had finally finished. I don't think it has anything to do with phoning home to B&N. I always leave Wi-Fi off on mine.
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> On the NG3, you have to install a launcher to get to the web browser.

Please, may I have a pointer on how to do that? I thought they'd removed that possibility completely from the ...3 model.
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> On the NG3, you have to install a launcher to get to the web browser.

Please, may I have a pointer on how to do that? I thought they'd removed that possibility completely from the ...3 model.
Here is a little guide: https://forum.xda-developers.com/sho...&postcount=113

I prefer Zeam Launcher over Relaunchx but they both work.
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I prefer Zeam Launcher over Relaunchx but they both work.
I was using Nova Launcher, but I gave up, because once in a while, the device locks up while switching launchers, and I end up having to hard reset and start all over again.
That is why I prefer using the Kobo where the browser is not hidden.
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