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Old 09-04-2019, 11:07 AM   #31
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Not going to lie, the low price point and buttons make me tempted to switch from my kobo aura one. Ultimately there is such a small difference between ereaders these days, though, that it's hard to justify switching anything especially because I would lose some 'deluxe' features (flush screen, larger screen).
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Old 09-04-2019, 11:10 AM   #32
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Now, the Libra or the Forma? I liked the Forma before my wife saw it. But, the smaller size might be better. Do you think she'd notice if I came back with both?
FWIW, I bought a Forma after I dropped my beloved H2O on a hard floor and the substrate broke (RIP ). The Forma isn’t much taller than the H2O, although it is wider. I don’t carry mine in a pocket, so it doesn’t matter to me at all.

I love the bigger screen, although I didn’t really notice a difference; I just read! I’m relieved the Libra is a little brother to the Forma rather than an updated Forma; that reduces the tech-envy!
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Old 09-04-2019, 11:11 AM   #33
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Thanks - It's not visible in the video review, at least, unless they're talking about the shadow cast from the raised bezel.
I can never decide about the raised bezel. It's makes it easier to know where the screen starts. But, the flush screen looks better.
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@davidfor: You got me it did seem weird that they'd removed options instead of adding new ones. I love the new progress bar though!
And while it isn't that obvious in the reviews, the header shows the current chapter with progress (page, percent, time left) and the footer shows the book title with the full book progress. Or you can turn either of them and the progress bar off.
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Old 09-04-2019, 11:16 AM   #34
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The smaller screen size makes me lean toward the Aura One (which I already have) or the Forma (which I'm considering buying).

Hopefully the prior models (A1 and Forma) will still be available in a couple of months.
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Old 09-04-2019, 11:18 AM   #35
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The smaller screen size makes me lean toward the Aura One (which I already have) or the Forma (which I'm considering buying).

Hopefully the prior models (A1 and Forma) will still be available in a couple of months.
The Forma likely won’t go away with this device being sold. The Libra is clearly the budget friendly version of the Forma not a successor in the premium line
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Old 09-04-2019, 11:22 AM   #36
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Hopefully the prior models (A1 and Forma) will still be available in a couple of months.
I believe the Aura ONE has already been discontinued. I don't think the Forma is going away. I think Kobo will settle down to the Clara HD, Libra H2O and Forma. I think this might be the end of the "Aura" name.
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Old 09-04-2019, 11:29 AM   #37
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It's already up on the Kobo AU site. Listed at $249 which is $10 more that the Aura H2O was. Pre-order from September 10th.

Now, the Libra or the Forma? I liked the Forma before my wife saw it. But, the smaller size might be better. Do you think she'd notice if I came back with both?
Get the white libra, tell her it’s an upgraded Forma and liberate your Forma from the perpetual borrowed state she has it in.*


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Old 09-04-2019, 11:31 AM   #38
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Maybe it's risky, but the KA1 is still "findable" in various places online through non-standard purveyors.

But there probably is no reason to opt for a KA1 versus the Forma.
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Old 09-04-2019, 11:35 AM   #39
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Get the white libra, tell her it’s an upgraded Forma and liberate your Forma from the perpetual borrowed state she has it in.*
The problem with that is that she might decide the Libra is just the right size for her handbag. And the Forma is great for around the house.
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Not even going to think about it.
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Old 09-04-2019, 11:42 AM   #40
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Product page is up at UK Kobo store, but not linked to from "Ereaders" menu yet.

£149, pre-order Sept 10.
I cannot justify an new Reader at 7" since my H20 at 6.8" is still working very well.
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Old 09-04-2019, 12:32 PM   #41
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I cannot justify an new Reader at 7" since my H20 at 6.8" is still working very well.
same here , except my 6.8" is an Aura HD.
I'd like to see comparisons between these older 6.8" and the new 7 inch though , in case there's anything there that may tempt me more than getting an extra 0.2"
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Old 09-04-2019, 04:30 PM   #42
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I have to say props to Kobo for releasing a baby Forma for a 100 bucks less. A smaller, recessed screen and 8GB instead of 32GB, thats not a big trade-off compared to the price difference.
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Old 09-04-2019, 04:41 PM   #43
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Phew, my stomach dropped when I saw the thumbnail and the price right after ordering a Forma but it sounds like the Forma is still king, recessed screens picking up dust drives me mad and I wanted the biggest reader I could get anyway.
Same! I just ordered one last night. The recessed screen on my old Kobo would always pick up dust, so I'm happy now that I ordered the Forma. My husband is getting my Aura HD, which is still fantastic.

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Old 09-04-2019, 04:55 PM   #44
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Couple of weeks ago I visited John Lewis Oxford Street to look at the Forma and the Oasis as potential replacements for my 2013 Paperwhite.

The Oasis seemed like the logical choice, but next to the Forma, a 7” screen seemed a half measure compared to the 8” screen of the Forma.

Nonetheless, when I saw pics of the Libra H2O on Instagram today and saw it was a mini Forma, my interest was piqued until I found out about the non-flush screen. That’s a dealbreaker for me if I’m upgrading, so I guess the Forma it is.
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Old 09-04-2019, 05:00 PM   #45
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A little gradient in this picture, but I think it's not too much.





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