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Old 04-05-2015, 02:37 AM   #1
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Old 04-05-2015, 02:50 AM   #2
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Looks like it's using the same screen as the Kindle Voyage

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6” Carta E Ink HD touchscreen
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Old 04-05-2015, 04:17 AM   #3
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That looks good. A higher resolution screen in the same size as the Glo. And with that name, it makes me wonder if the Glo will be kept but the Aura will disappear.

The price is interesting. The site has the Glo HD at $219, Aura at $279 but on sale at $249 and the H2O at $299. Those are NZ prices. Here, the H2O is $229 and the Aura $189 but I have seen it for $159. And the last time I saw a Glo, it was $159. Those suggests the Glo HD would be roughly the same price as the Glo here. That would be good. And far too tempting
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Old 04-05-2015, 04:19 AM   #4
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Looks good to me, I'm glad they've gone with a recessed screen, hopefully that means IR touch too.

My only worry: I can't see any sign of an external SD slot.
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Old 04-05-2015, 04:53 AM   #5
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The price is interesting. The site has the Glo HD at $219, Aura at $279 but on sale at $249 and the H2O at $299. Those are NZ prices. Here, the H2O is $229 and the Aura $189 but I have seen it for $159. And the last time I saw a Glo, it was $159. Those suggests the Glo HD would be roughly the same price as the Glo here. That would be good. And far too tempting
I think that site has the Aura mixed up with the Aura HD: Normal Aura price here is $199, it is the Aura HD that has recently been reduced to $249.
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Old 04-05-2015, 06:57 AM   #6
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I think that site has the Aura mixed up with the Aura HD: Normal Aura price here is $199, it is the Aura HD that has recently been reduced to $249.
That makes some sense. But, the difference in price between the Aura and the Aura H2O is a lot more than here. But based on the differences, it would probably put the Glo HD $199 here.
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Old 04-05-2015, 08:30 AM   #7
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Oh good timing, mother in law is going home at the end of the month! No word on US pricing yet.

That case looks super weird....I wish the device dimensions were posted so I could see if I have a case that will fit!
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Old 04-05-2015, 09:00 AM   #8
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I hope that the reader's designers won't follow the same way as the smartphones designers, with ridiculous inflation of screen resolution. For example, 2560 x 1600 on 5,7" screen inches.

Such resolutions (on smartphones) are quite ridiculous, and causes dramatic drops of autonomy .
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Old 04-05-2015, 09:45 AM   #9
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I've tried searching in the FCC database for this device and can't find it. Maybe someone with more tricks than me might have some luck. (I'm assuming that the device has an ID that contains N437 from the SKU N437-KU-BK-K-EP).
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Old 04-05-2015, 11:32 AM   #10
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The Glo HD was created to complete against the Kindle Voyage.

The Glo HD specs are better than its current Kobo line-up.

Glo HD Specs:
6” Carta E Ink HD touchscreen
1448×1072 resolution, 300 dpi

Aura H2O Specs:
Extra-large 6.8” Carta E Ink HD touchscreen
1430 x 1080, 265 dpi

Aura HD Specs:
6.8" Pearl E Ink Screen ClarityScreen
1440 x 1080, 265 dpi

Aura Specs:
6" High-res Pearl E Ink ClarityScreen with low-flash waveform;
1024 x 758, 16 level grey scale

Glo Specs:
6" XGA Pearl E Ink touchscreen
1024x768 resolution, 16-level grey scale
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Kindle Voyage Specs:
6" display with Carta e-paper technology
1430 x 1080, 300 dpi
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Old 04-05-2015, 12:09 PM   #12
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Very nice! Amazon has just been outdone once again.
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Very nice! Amazon has just been outdone once again.
It's too soon to say that. Unless you are talking about the ability to add fonts and change margins that every Kobo has.

I can't wait to compare the Glo HD to the Voyage.
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It's too soon to say that. Unless you are talking about the ability to add fonts and change margins that every Kobo has.

I can't wait to compare the Glo HD to the Voyage.
I have three ereaders and a HDX so I don't need a new ereader but I'll be following this to see how it performs against the voyage.
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I love the screen, the text sharpness, the lighting, of the Voyage very much, but love everything else about the Kobo much more, so I have been waiting for this one. I keep checking the Chapters site, not there yet.
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