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Kobo Aura HD

Engadget has a pretty good review.  It says that the light is better than on the nook and slightly better than on the Kindle.

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6 Comments

  1. Gin
    Apr 16, 2013 @ 09:08:45

    Instead of donating blood right now, consider setting an appointment (or putting it in your calendar) to give blood in a couple weeks. The Red Cross rep in Boston yesterday said it would be then that the blood donations would be particularly useful. They said they had sufficient capacity right now, but the stock would be low later, as a result of what was transferred to the Boston trauma centers yesterday.

  2. MILLY
    Apr 16, 2013 @ 18:01:31

    I have always bought Kobo and haven’t had any issues with their customer service – I prefer epub so I have never bought Amazon. Being in Canada, we couldn’t easily get Amazon devices initially so that’s why I started out with Kobo – now though that I use calibre etc, I still prefer Kobo for the ability to download files right off of their website. I’ve used Amazon but quite honestly have been thoroughly frustrated with the interface – maybe I’m a rare one in the e-reading world but for some reason I truly hate the fact that you can only read Amazon files on Amazon devices. I now buy from multiple sites and haven’t had any issues reading them on my Kobo.

  3. Kaetrin
    Apr 17, 2013 @ 02:11:39

    @MILLY: if you use Calibre, you can buy from Amazon and convert to epub. I do it all the time. I even set my 70 yo mother up to do the same on the weekend.

  4. Aliyah
    Apr 17, 2013 @ 02:44:49

    Hi, So I own a Kobo that I bought it about a year and a half ago and my husband got a Kobo from his parents for Christmas. I love the Kobo. It’s super light (weight) and the customer service has been excellent. The instructions that I got came from a Swiss store (FNAC) and I think they collaborated with Kobo. I have called the Swiss help line a number of times because of bad formatting in a few of the books (I got my money back), and once because I couldn’t get it to turn on and they walked me through the process of getting it to work again. I’ve also sent emails to the UK Kobo (about why a book that I bought wasn’t in my library) and they fixed that in two or three days (I think there is a 48 hour period between the time that you send the email and when they read it). I would absolutely recommend Kobo but you do need a little patience.

  5. willaful
    Apr 17, 2013 @ 12:17:21

    I’ve had pretty bad experiences with Kobo customer service, but they’ve been far overshadowed by my astonishingly bad experiences with B&N. Next ereader will be a Sony, if they come up with a lighted one.

  6. Kaetrin
    Apr 18, 2013 @ 00:49:16

    @willaful: I would be in alt if Sony came out with a lighted reader. Please please please make it so Mr. (or Ms.) Sony CEO.

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