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Old 09-17-2014, 09:29 PM   #1
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Kindle Voyage vs Kobo Aura H2O

Looking to get a new eBook reader. Can't decided if I should go with the new Kindle or the new Kobo?

I will be mostly using my own book files that I can easily send to both devises.

What do you think?
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Old 09-17-2014, 09:52 PM   #2
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No one has either at the moment, so it's going to be hard to answer your question.

But I've been thinking about this ever since the Kindle Voyage news broke this morning, and I say go for the Aura H2O. I would want the bigger screen over the sharper screen.

Although the page turn thingies keep bringing my eyes back to the Voyage. I wonder how well they work?
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No one has either at the moment, so it's going to be hard to answer your question.
Actually, you do have the H2O.
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Actually, you do have the H2O.
Yes; I meant to say both.
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Old 09-17-2014, 10:47 PM   #5
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Yes; I meant to say both.
One of the videos of the Voyage says it can be read at the smallest setting. Can the H2O be easily read at such a small size?
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One of the videos of the Voyage says it can be read at the smallest setting. Can the H2O be easily read at such a small size?
Depends on your eyeballs. I can read my Aura on the smallest setting. Comfortably, with my glasses off.
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There's bound to be conflicting opinions once the user experiences start pouring in.

Cover all the bases and get both. Problem solved.
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Depends on your eyeballs. I can read my Aura on the smallest setting. Comfortably, with my glasses off.
My eyeballs can't comfortably read the smallest font sizes, so it doesn't matter.
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Old 09-18-2014, 02:12 AM   #9
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I have a PW2 that I'm happy with and a Kobo Aura that I love for it's small size and weight. I plan to get the H20 and would love the Voyage too but I can't get over it being £29 dearer than the H20. I am happy to pay £140 for a larger screen, the waterproofing and the SD card option but more than that for basically a smaller PW with a sharper screen
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At this stage its the kobo. It just offers a lot more than the new Kindle.
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At this stage its the kobo. It just offers a lot more than the new Kindle.
What specifically does it offer, in your view?
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What specifically does it offer, in your view?
Waterproofing and a larger screen. I wish the new Kindle was waterproof.

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Waterproofing.
OK, I can see that would be a benefit if it's something you need. It's completely irrelevant for me.
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Looking to get a new eBook reader. Can't decided if I should go with the new Kindle or the new Kobo?
I don't know what to think. Both devices interest me. But at those prices, I will wait for reviews and comparisons.

Overall I prefer the Kobo firmware. But the 300 dpi and the size of the Voyage are very tempting. I do prefer a smaller device.

Maybe I will get neither. Or wait for a sale.
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Overall I prefer the Kobo firmware.
Has the horrible Kobo Desktop software improved in the last year or two? Do you still have to use this to load content to the device, or can you now just copy files via the USB link, as with most other devices? At one time it was pretty flaky, and had a habit of corrupting the Kobo's internal database.
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