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Old 04-15-2016, 11:58 AM   #61
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A lighter version of the H2O with a higher resolution screen and better lighting would be sweet.
Trust me when I say you don't want any higher resolution than the H2O already has. A lot of graphics in eBooks are already too small to see properly and if you go higher resolution, it makes graphics even more of an issue.

I am reading Red Mars and there are a few graphic images with words and I cannot read most of the words because the graphics are too small.
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Old 04-15-2016, 12:40 PM   #62
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Trust me when I say you don't want any higher resolution than the H2O already has. A lot of graphics in eBooks are already too small to see properly and if you go higher resolution, it makes graphics even more of an issue.

I am reading Red Mars and there are a few graphic images with words and I cannot read most of the words because the graphics are too small.
That's why being able to double-tap (or long press) on an image to zoom in is a wonderful feature.

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Old 04-15-2016, 01:19 PM   #63
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I've gotten used to the "flappy-tab-thingy". I close the main part and give a little flick the close the "flappy-tab-thingy". I'm so used to it, that I find myself giving that little flick when close the Aura H2O.
It's functional and only mildly annoying while reading. The aesthetics, however, give me hives.
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Old 04-15-2016, 02:31 PM   #64
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I'm a bit sad that the Goodereader people posted about it because it almost certainly means that it's not true. They certainly didn't see this new Kindle coming! Anyways, I'm hoping that they do have something up their sleeve.
It's probably just another rumor they invented, just like the Kindle Voyage and basic Kindle rumor from last year.
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Old 04-15-2016, 03:10 PM   #65
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Old 04-15-2016, 04:14 PM   #66
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I have no need for a new Kobo...
Nor me, but it's never been reason enough to stop me from getting one.
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Old 04-15-2016, 11:52 PM   #67
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I was in Chapters today and happened to ask if there might be a new Kobo coming.
She replied that indeed there was one coming, that she had just received an email to that effect.
She was short on details but did say it would be thinner and she thought it would be sized in between the Aura and the H2O. (??)
She also couldn't give me a date.
So, according to her one is coming...details unkown.

But whether that was an official email from Chapters to it's employees or a rumour email between employees I don't know.

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Old 04-16-2016, 10:38 AM   #68
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Exciting! I may just drop by a Chapters today to see if I can get any intell...
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It's probably just another rumor they invented, just like the Kindle Voyage and basic Kindle rumor from last year.
They would never do something like that now, would they?








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Old 04-16-2016, 04:18 PM   #70
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A 300dpi version of the Aura with the same flush front would be perfect for me. A slightly taller screen would be OK, but not essential.

As luck (?) would have it my Aura's battery is going after 2+ years daily reading, so I'm hoping for a worthy replacement...
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Old 04-16-2016, 05:01 PM   #71
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Does yours have bad lighting? Mine looks great. I wouldn't mind temperature-adjustable lighting, though.
Temperature adjustable lighting actually sounds like a brilliant idea to me.

A bluer temperature for low light daytime reading and a warmer tone for bed time reading.
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Old 04-16-2016, 08:38 PM   #72
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I'd also like to see temperature control added.

And I agree the lighting is bright enough and nicely even across the screen. Even with the tweaks I've made to decrease the margins the light exceeds the edges of text. And while I could shrink the margins a little more, text on the top would run the risk of getting tall letters cut off, and the sides would be right against the bezel.
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Old 04-16-2016, 10:19 PM   #73
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A 300dpi version of the Aura with the same flush front would be perfect for me. A slightly taller screen would be OK, but not essential.

As luck (?) would have it my Aura's battery is going after 2+ years daily reading, so I'm hoping for a worthy replacement...
Do you mean the Aura H2O?

I ask because we have a 300dpi version of the 6" Kobo Aura. It's called the Kobo Glo HD.
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Do you mean the Aura H2O?

I ask because we have a 300dpi version of the 6" Kobo Aura. It's called the Kobo Glo HD.
chrisridd said "with the same flush front ". Neither the H2O nor the Glo HD have the flush front of the Aura.
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chrisridd said "with the same flush front ". Neither the H2O nor the Glo HD have the flush front of the Aura.
Yes, I do mean the Aura. I dislike the ridge between the bezel and the screen - my old Sony PRS-T1 had one and it irritated me - so neither the Glo HD or the H2O are ideal upgrades for me.

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