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Kobo Glo HD Replacement

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:18:00 GMT

Haven't visited for awhile as I don't have the time to play with gadgets like I used to. I've always had both a Kindle (back to K1) for Amazon books and an ePub reader. A huge Sony fan back in the day PRS-505/350/650...then switched to Kobo. (Am I the only one who wishes Sony was still making eReaders or am I just showing my age? :rolleyes:) A few months ago, I bought a Kobo Glo HD as a backup for my older Kobo Glo. The original Glo only got occasional use as it wasn't as stable as my PW. After initially taking my Glo HD out of the box, I didn't use it as my PW had become my go to reader. When I decided to start using the Glo HD, I noticed the battery didn't last beyond 1 sitting. I didn't check here :smack: (or I would've noticed it was a firmware issue) so started playing with the Power settings and now its a brick...can't charge it, can't reset it. Because the Glo HD is still under warranty and they no longer make it, Kobo CS has offered me a Aura 2nd Edition plus $10 credit. While the cost is the same, it doesn't seem comparable. I am now torn as to what I should do: 1) Take the offer - it's not my primary reader as my Kindle PW gets more use - it just seems like I am going backwards. I've read mixed reviews on Kobo CS here so part of me says I should just take what I can get. 2) Ask for a full refund (my older reader works for the most part) and wait to see if something I want comes along. I am open to suggestions for other brands as I am less than thrilled with Kobo long term reliability after owning 2 but I don't see anything else recommended here. 3) See if I can pay the difference to upgrade to the Aura H2O. Waterproof isn't really a need. I like the idea of a slightly larger screen but the 6" readers seem good for portability/size. Plus not sure if it's worth having an expensive 2nd reader given my less than thrilling experiences with Kobos. My needs are basic and really haven't evolved much with time to play with devices like I used to - lit screen, clear/crisp text (I am in denial about the need for reading glasses and I DO need them lol), ePub, sideload books, collections, Calibre supported, reliable. I know it's largely personally preference but I figure I am torn so appreciate thoughts/input. :thanks:

Tolino, Kobo or something else?

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:21:41 GMT

Hello! My old Sony T1 is slowly dying, so now I'm looking for a good substitute. I hope you can help me decide which on would suit my wishes best. I have already picked out two devices but would be open to further suggestions. The two are: _Tolino Vision 3HD_ and _Kobo Glo HD_ (both about the same price, so no difference there). Here are some things that I liked about my Sony and what I hope for in a new reader: * *epub*: My whole library are epubs, so Kindle isn't really an option because I don't want to convert all my books. * *size*: 6'' with lighting * *downloading epubs from websites*: what it says, mostly from archiveofourown * *calibre plugboard*: I use calibre to tag my books and the plugboard created collections based on the wordcount of the books. I would like to continue using this (or a similar) feature. * *collections*: I used to select the next book I wanted to read by browsing the Sony collections - but that's because I can't tell from the title what the content is - that's why the calibre metadata are important to me, as they appear as collections on my Sony and I can choose based on the book's tags. I'm searching for a reader that offers supports something like that. * *last read*: I had tweaked the Sony to show on the 'frontpage' the books that were recently read instead of those that were added last which was the original setting. Even better would be an option to see the book's summary without having to actually open the book and look inside. (I heard the Kobo can show the summaries.) I just got feedback from church mouse that the Tolino doesn't really offer what I want. Instead the Pocketbook (Touch HD, I think) was recommended to me, but at a fist glance it looks a bit 'chunky'. So it seems that the (now discontinued, but still available) Kobo Glo HD is my best choice - or can you recommend something else?

Kobo or Nook

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:07:18 GMT

Hi, I'm looking for some advice on what to buy for my next e-reader. I have a Kindle, but I am looking to buy a Kobo or Nook to read library books on (I'm in the UK). I am considering buying second hand, but I would like one with a light, so I'm considering the Kobo Aura, Kobo glo or Nook Glowlight. Am I right in thinking all three would do the job? Apparently Nook accounts are no longer available in the UK - is this a problem with using it to borrow library books? The Nook would be cheaper second hand I think - is this due to the fact you can't get an account? Anything else I should bear in mind? Thanks for reading.

1st time purchase, no clue what to look for.

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 19:12:02 GMT

I'm looking to purchase ereader for the first time but honestly got no idea what features they got and what should I be looking to dodge. Can someone recommend buyer's guide or something of the sort. I'd also welcome recommendations: Looking for something that's rather new, runs smoothly and has good build. Would prefer if the device has minimal amounts of plastic and logos around the screen. Waterproof is bonus and would like to be able to open as many formats as possible. I also noted that some devices show ads while you read (??) and that doesn't sound like good times to me. About screen size 6" is what I'm looking for unless there are some new models that are 5". The more space the better. I'm not sure if there's coloured eink, but if there is that's something I'd be interested unless it's stupidly expensive. I don't really care about connectivity as long as it has mini usb port. Can't think about much else right now.

iPhone 7 vs Galaxy S7 Edge

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 14:20:51 GMT

I'm thinking about two phones. The first is the iPhone 7, the second is the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. I would like to use this phone at least 3 years, perhaps 4. Which is better in camera (selfies at night, low light conditions too)? Which would be faster after a year or two? I also heared that the iPhone needs a credit card to entry the App Store. Is it true? Can you bypass it? So the final question, which should I buy from the two phones?


Sat, 26 Nov 2016 09:10:05 GMT

Fed Up with Amazon... Looking for a Tablet I can read on Watch & my Vudu Movies on. Don't know a thing about Tablets just Fires from Amazon. So Folks tell me about them [no apple products... way out of my price range] :thanks:

Buying a new e-reader

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 14:54:59 GMT

Hey everyone. Im looking to buy my first e-reader. I like the price of the Kindle Paperwhite at Amazon right now, but I have a few questions. Will I be able to install Cool Reader 3 on the Kindle or I will have to jailbreak it first. And if I do have to jailbreak it is it still possible to do that on the latest firmware version? If that is not possible can you point me to another model, not much more expensive than the Kindle, on which i can install Cool Reader 3. Thanks.

Expandable TOC?

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:47:27 GMT

Hi all, Please can users let me know if their E-Reader/OS supports expandable TOC. I've got a Kobo Glo but it doesn't have/support an expandable TOC. By this, I mean a little 'triangle' that can be clicked to expand part of the TOC. If I use a Bible commentary, it could have '66 books' and then hundreds of chapters within those books. A lot of commentaries, in the TOC they just have the 'books' and not the chapters inside the books - it's absolutely unsuable. It's impossible to navigate where you need to get to. I have 'Moonreader' on my mobile phone and this has/supports an expandable TOC. I need to buy a new e-reader, therefore: Please can users let me know if their E-Reader/OS supports expandable TOC. As far as I know none of the KOBO models (at least when using gerenic Firmware) DO NOT support expandalbe TOC's. Does Nook? Kindle? etc. Thanks for your help:)

Help me decide!

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 16:28:45 GMT

Hello, I am new to the e-reader scene and hoping you all can help point me in the right direction. Here are my goals: 1. I am only interested in an e-reader to read the NY Times (and maybe some other magazine or newspaper). Which is the best e-reader to buy for that purpose? Thanks!

Sony T1 replacement

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 15:04:58 GMT

It is tiem to replace my PRS-T1 because it has become very unstable. Every 3rd use and it hang ups for a very long time and becomes unusable. Double page turns also very annoying. Looking to buy something with the following features: 6 to 7 inch Carta screen backlight long battery life very stable reader software and operating system physical page turn buttons quick, easy to access and easy to use dictionary search function within the book (highlight word then easily search occurences in the book) 1024x768 res or better epub support price around 100 EUR

No sony t3 so what should I get

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 14:58:40 GMT

I'm extremely happy with my t3 but it may die. I need epub compatibility, light and expandible memory (over 1700 books). What suggestions are there? I'm in canada if that effects choice. p

Kobo Aura H20 vs Nook Glowlight Plus

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:46:30 GMT

Hi, So I'm stuck between these two options and want to know what people feel about using them. Specifically I like to read at the gym, in sauna and steam room, and having a backlit screen and the ability to read epub files is a must. I used to do so with the good old basic Nook. It worked great, even in the steam room when I let it heat up first in the sauna to prevent condensation. Unfortunately it was stolen. My Nook Glowlight (the 2nd version, white, but not sony) is okay but can actually overheat and stop turning pages etc. My remaining questions then are below How does it feel to hold and read one handed for extended periods? How does it behave in high temperatures? What issues or small problems have you had with either of these devices?