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[The Source/Staples] Kobo Clara HD 119$

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[The Source/Staples] Kobo Clara HD 119$

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The Source has the Kobo Clara HD for 119$, it's the cheapest I have seen.

If you buy two, you can get the 25$ off. I paid 243$ all in delivered to ON with the source.
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It's $114 if you have EPP.
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Not to hijack the thread, how can I download my Amazon books to koobo reader? I tried looking for files without any luck. I do have the right software to make the book "compatible" outside of Amazon echo system.
Please DON'T PM me for SPC codes, kindly ask for them in the Samsung thread's (HOT DEALS) section and I will respond with one.
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Calibre is the one-stop shop for Amazon books -> generic readers. Download the book from Amazon in AZW format, use Calibre and an easily google-able plugin to convert it to DRM-free EPUB, and copy it to your ereader using a USB cable. Look on YouTube for tutorials.
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Phils wrote:
Apr 24th, 2019 6:43 am
It's $114 if you have EPP.
$110 with email sign-up
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How does it compare with kindle paperwhite 2018?
Planning use for comics.
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rui wrote:
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How does it compare with kindle paperwhite 2018?
Planning use for comics.
Kindle PW 2018 is waterproof. I wish it read more formats and worked better with the library without calibre to do the file translation step, but its a non starter for the kobo. Waterproof is a big deal.
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On sale at Best Buy and Kobo as well.
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rui wrote:
Apr 24th, 2019 9:10 am
How does it compare with kindle paperwhite 2018?
Planning use for comics.

I would also like to know more people's thoughts on this comparison. One user mentioned waterproof, but aside from that what other differences.
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spiralspirit wrote:
Apr 24th, 2019 9:23 am
Kindle PW 2018 is waterproof. I wish it read more formats and worked better with the library without calibre to do the file translation step, but its a non starter for the kobo. Waterproof is a big deal.
That's relative. I do 99% of my reading in bed or on an airplane so I've never had a situation where I though my eReader could get wet.
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bunmin wrote:
Apr 24th, 2019 10:33 am
That's relative. I do 99% of my reading in bed or on an airplane so I've never had a situation where I though my eReader could get wet.
Whaaaaat .. you never wet your bed?
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It doesn't compare on my opinion. I had a kobo mini years ago and it was very buggy so I sold it for a kindle. Now I have the kobo Clara and it has improved a lot.

The kindle has an atrocious text layout engine. It's rivers galore, justified text has no meaning on the kindle. On the other hand, the kobo lays the text out perfectly, renders more subtleties in text formatting, and lets you sideload your own fonts. Another big plus for me is that you can use the kobo without registering an account and everything works (dictionaries, etc) whereas on the kindle it won't let you use the translation or Wikipedia if you're not registered. The kobo is also much more comfortable to hold in hand because its corners are more rounded, the power button is a lot smoother to press and doesn't stick out as much. And of course the yellow light for reading at night versus the blue light on my kindle pw.

If that matters to you, the Clara uses an sd card internally for storage. If you open it and can use the dd command on Linux (or can follow a tutorial), you can expand the memory from 8GB to up to 128GB. Of course it's not officially supported, you have to be ready to tinker to open the kobo and prepare the replacement card.

Very happy overall, and I don't miss the kindle.
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zdpz wrote:
Apr 24th, 2019 10:36 am
Whaaaaat .. you never wet your bed?
All the time, but my wife doesn't like me reading during...
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libgen is also handy.
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