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Old 11-12-2017, 02:04 AM   #46
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Has anyone ever filled up their 4GB Kindles with ebooks? Does it really bog down? Wouldn't 8GB or 32GB filled with books be crazy slow?
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And keep in mind, this is newer, faster, hardware with more resources available to its dual core cpu.
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Old 11-12-2017, 03:37 AM   #47
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Now that I think about it. Oasis Never been on sale, rarely has the Voyage gone on sale.
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Old 11-12-2017, 04:07 AM   #48
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Why not just take a quick shower and then go read? Reading while sitting in dirty water is no my idea of fun.
I have learned never to criticize the XYL's love of bubble baths, hot tubs, etc. Survival of the quietest.

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What are you doing with your H2O? Are you not ejecting it properly? I've had once since around Thanksgiving of the year they first came out and I've never had to factory reset.
Sadly, I've had to do quite a few factory resets on my Kobo ereaders over the years but then my use pattern is not quite standard -- between other reader software, SSH, Android, etc., I've needed that capability to recover from my own bad decisions such as FTPing a batch of books to the ereader and then triggering a USB unplug event from software. Hey, it worked until it didn't quite work as expected.

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Old 11-12-2017, 04:10 AM   #49
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Maybe they bathe more often than you do, Jon.

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Old 11-12-2017, 10:12 AM   #50
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What are you doing with your H2O? Are you not ejecting it properly? I've had once since around Thanksgiving of the year they first came out and I've never had to factory reset.
I also had problems with my kobo.(I gave it away) I had to do the pinhole reset at least three times a week.(screen would freeze)I read fan fiction using the pocket feature and books from the library mostly. I tried all of the available firmware hoping for something to help.
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Old 11-12-2017, 12:42 PM   #51
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It's really simpler than you all make it out to be. I don't know everything I may want to download in the future. I don't know what advances will be made in the type literature or illustrations that will be made. I don't know if I will start using audible. So by spending that extra $30 I have future proofed my purchase as much as I can. Better to have 32 Gig and not need it than need it and not have it.
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Old 11-12-2017, 01:31 PM   #52
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I was just going to say basically the same thing. I have never gotten an e-reader wet. If I read outside and it starts raining I close my cover and go inside. I don't read in the tub because I take showers but if I did take a bath why would I want to read floating around in dirty water, and naked??? These are reasons why I think waterproof e-readers are not necessary for me. Cellphones would probably be the only device I use that I would like to be waterproof and rugged. They are used constantly and in all environments.
I don't read in the bath or poolside or at the beach, but I appreciate waterproofing as I have a cat that loves to hover around when I read in bed and he has this, um, drool problem.

He drips like a leaky faucet. Down the back of my neck, in my ear, on my reader, it's water torture! With purring. But with my Kobo Aura ONE, no worries. Same would be true for KOA2 if I get one.

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Old 11-12-2017, 01:37 PM   #53
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I don't read in the bath or poolside or at the beach, but I appreciate waterproofing as I have a cat that loves to hover around when I read in bed and he has this, um, drool problem.

He drips like a leaky faucet. Down the back of my neck, in my ear, on my reader, it's water torture! With purring. But with my Kobo Aura ONE, no worries. Same would be true for KOA2 if I get one.

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That's the best reason for getting a waterproof reader I've ever heard!
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Old 11-12-2017, 05:37 PM   #54
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Elderly with all the aches & pains are Encouraged to Soak in a Hot tub. the lady I took care of for 15 years soaked morning to get the aches pain & stiffness out so she could get thru the day. At night so she could relax & get some sleep. Me I go to the local Wellness Canter Pool for the same reason... & do light exercises! At the pool I see Lots of folks using eReaders!
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I don't read in the bath or poolside or at the beach, but I appreciate waterproofing as I have a cat that loves to hover around when I read in bed and he has this, um, drool problem.

He drips like a leaky faucet. Down the back of my neck, in my ear, on my reader, it's water torture! With purring. But with my Kobo Aura ONE, no worries. Same would be true for KOA2 if I get one.

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Old 11-13-2017, 11:47 AM   #56
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Realistically though, all these devices are limited by their batteries which will wear out far sooner than anything else.

My ideal kindle would take rechargeable batteries, a la the old jetbook lite. If my PW1 worked on commonly available rechargeable batteries I'd probably never buy another reader.
Changing batteries on kindles is actually pretty easy. You just need a very small screwdriver and something to separate the top from the bottom. Way easier than an iPod. The battery last 3-4 years with constant use, 2 with excessive use. Hard to complain about that.

As to Black Friday sales on newly introduced stuff, sometimes yes, sometimes no. New basic models are often discounted in December. I don't recall the Voyage being dropped more than $20 the first year.

Waterproofing- if I still commuted by bus or train, I would definitely get a waterproofed ereader. Can't tell you how many books I had get wet during 15 years of bus commuting no matter how careful I was. If it didn't get rained on directly, someone would splash water on me or it would drift on from my wet raincoat.

I have a leaky faucet as well, but he will settle down on my feet while I read. Have to have blankets on the recliner though, to soak up all the drool from a 14 pound feline.

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Unfortunately changing the battery in the new Oasis won’t be as easy as earlier models. It also won’t be water proof afterwards. ��
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