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Old 08-01-2019, 11:54 AM   #1
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Any rumors on a new Kobo???

.........it's been what now...a year since the Clara???
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Old 08-01-2019, 12:33 PM   #2
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Old 08-01-2019, 02:09 PM   #3
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.........it's been what now...a year since the Clara???
Nothing at the FCC.
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Old 08-01-2019, 05:46 PM   #4
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I would't mind seing a a higher resolution H2O. (I can see a difference, although it's pretty minor).. but I think Kobo is safe to rest on their laurels a bit.. the competition has a way to go to catch up (on the hardware, at least.)
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Old 08-02-2019, 12:10 AM   #5
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I'd love to see a new Kobo One with a 9" or 10" screen, no physical buttons with a flat back like the Aura One.

I've got the Forma and I love the slightly bigger screen. I don't like the buttons and would like a smaller form factor. I had an Aura One with the 7.8" screen. From an ease of use point of view it was superior to the Forma. Unfortunately for me I dropped the Aura One with the charger plugged in and the connector went wonky. On the bright side this occurred a week or so before the Forma was released so it gave me an excuse to upgrade.
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Old 08-02-2019, 08:46 AM   #6
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Buttons are good. You don't have to use them. The reason that most things don't have them is to look sleek in publicity photos and save a few cents.

I'd like to see a small screen for a pocket eReader and also an affordable A4 screen.
Better software for library management. Better filters/search. Ability to do notes outside of a book (Like PRS350). Ability to add USB and BT keyboards. Paged web browser like original DXG had, scrolling is terrible on eInk.
I'd like a replacement eventually for my H2O original, (i.e. SD Card slot), but with sound & 3.5mm jack and buttons, maybe in 5", 7", 12" and an integral lid with solar panel option. Having to add folio covers to phones, tablets & eink readers suggests original design is too much for appearance and not enough for function.
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Old 08-02-2019, 08:58 AM   #7
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Buttons are good. You don't have to use them. The reason that most things don't have them is to look sleek in publicity photos and save a few cents.

I'd like to see a small screen for a pocket eReader and also an affordable A4 screen.
Better software for library management. Better filters/search. Ability to do notes outside of a book (Like PRS350). Ability to add USB and BT keyboards. Paged web browser like original DXG had, scrolling is terrible on eInk.
I'd like a replacement eventually for my H2O original, (i.e. SD Card slot), but with sound & 3.5mm jack and buttons, maybe in 5", 7", 12" and an integral lid with solar panel option. Having to add folio covers to phones, tablets & eink readers suggests original design is too much for appearance and not enough for function.
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Old 08-02-2019, 09:58 AM   #8
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I used to use the buttons on my old Sony ereaders and I don't miss them. I just don't understand all the comments about wanting buttons. My KA1 (obviously, without buttons) works very well, as have other ereaders without buttons. To each his own, I guess.
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Old 08-02-2019, 11:19 AM   #9
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Old 08-02-2019, 02:36 PM   #10
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I used to use the buttons on my old Sony ereaders and I don't miss them. I just don't understand all the comments about wanting buttons. My KA1 (obviously, without buttons) works very well, as have other ereaders without buttons. To each his own, I guess.
I do miss the Sony buttons. On my Kobo I have a hard time tapping or swiping in the correct part of the screen for the various functions - page turn, settings, light adjustment. I finally turned off tap-to-turn to remove one possible variant.

On the Sony I did use swipe-to-turn but because most of the other features were accessed via buttons there was less chance of accidentally doing the wrong thing. If the Sony hadn't lost its ability to get library books directly I'd still be using it.
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Old 08-02-2019, 02:38 PM   #11
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I used to use the buttons on my old Sony ereaders and I don't miss them. I just don't understand all the comments about wanting buttons. My KA1 (obviously, without buttons) works very well, as have other ereaders without buttons. To each his own, I guess.
I'm the other way around. Having had an ereader without buttons, I'll never buy another buttonless eink device. Fingerprints bother me terribly (yes, I can see them) and I just can't get used to them. Yep, I do have a smartphone and the fingerprints don't particularly bother me there, but then I don't use my phone for reading novels. Book reading is, for me, a relaxing activity. I just can't relax with fingerprints all over my book.

The lack of buttons is the main reason why I have Kindles instead of Kobos. So I hope Kobo will include buttons on their future readers too. I would consider getting a Kobo in that case.

To each his own, exactly.
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Old 08-02-2019, 03:58 PM   #12
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The lack of buttons is the main reason why I have Kindles instead of Kobos. So I hope Kobo will include buttons on their future readers too. I would consider getting a Kobo in that case.
I still use my Sonys (and non-touch Kindles) and still like the buttons. On the Tolino Visions I use the tap2flip feature (which keeps my fingers off the screens for page turning). Next best thing to page turn buttons.
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Old 08-02-2019, 04:01 PM   #13
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The lack of buttons is the main reason why I have Kindles instead of Kobos. So I hope Kobo will include buttons on their future readers too. I would consider getting a Kobo in that case.
You could get s Forma. I did, for the buttons (I already had a One).
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Old 08-02-2019, 04:13 PM   #14
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You could get s Forma. I did, for the buttons (I already had a One).
The smaller size and lower price of the Clara were more important to me than the buttons available on the Forma. Would like to have a 6" reader with buttons.
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You could get s Forma. I did, for the buttons (I already had a One).
In addition to having buttons, the Forma's shape is noticeably superior in my opinion; the part where the buttons are is slightly angled up and it makes a huge difference. And then the Kobo user interface is leaps and bounds ahead of the Kindle; sorting by author last name, grouping books by author, etc.
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