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MikeBrewerWheelerDealer wrote: Not very good reviews on Amazon
I was tempted to purchase my first ebook reader, but you're right. The reviews seem quite bad. Some poor design choices and quality control issues...
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Nexzen wrote: who has a public library card anymore...
Why don’t you have a library card?

You are in a book reading device deal thread.

You can get books by internet thanks to library card...

With Calibre software, it can easily be converted to Kindle format...
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r1lee wrote: I still think the kobo is a better deal. You can load overdrive and use your public library card to borrow/download books for free.
Unfortunately you can’t do that with kindle, unless you’re in the US
The biggest advantage of kobo is you can select font size as you want, not just fixed options as kindle
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JackWhyte wrote: The new model designs after Kobo got sold to Rakuten (appeared ~2016) are kinda scary and I'm a big Kobo fan. I was going to buy a Aura One, but didn't like it or the loss of an SD card slot, and the Forma looks like some kind of a joke.

Since the Kobo Aura H2O version 2.0, it's all been about streamlining functionality and going cheap on features (like no SD cards, dodgy screens, etc.). It's a classic example of a money-hungry foreign corporation buying up a popular brand and then going cheap on design and components, thus driving the once-proud brand into the ground.
But why you need SD card
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Hmm, I wouldn't mind one of these but I promised myself that I wouldn't buy any new devices that aren't USB-C, maybe next year.
Nexzen wrote: who has a public library card anymore...
You're posting this in an RFD thread about a reading device?
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rwczen wrote: Not sure, thinking of giving it as a gift and reading reviews that it stores audiobooks as well. I’m not sure how much space the average user would need
Don't bother with the 32Gb. You can't possibly store that many books and audiobooks and read them all. My wife has over a thousand books on her old Sony 2 Gb ereader and hasn't read through them all yet and she's had the reader for > 10 years.

Keep in mind, a book is usually < 1mb, based on 2 Kb per page
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Thanks OP. Bought one over XMas for $117.99 for my wife. I've been wanting one too so at this price, I've convinced myself to get one.
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I bought one to replace my kobo Aura HD which would flake out on me a few times a year. The Kindle software and hardware design are vastly superior in my opinion. I transferred all my ePubs to calibres and sent them to my Kindle. No more issues with page turn and the ereader suddenly stop working.

If you’re looking for a new ereader I’d highly recomend this one.
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Bought one for wife at launch during Nov last year.. haven't heard of any issues about the device.
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I used caliber a long time ago and it would always screw up the ePub to mobi conversion with formatting errors in one way or another. Is it still like that?

Also, I find the pocket integration on Kobo really awesome... I save long form articles on my phone and then read them on my kobo later.
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Kobo claims they have over a million free books. Does your experience require more?
More importantly is they don’t make it easy to see that whole list because they want to make money. But they are there and can be found through various search techniques.
cpfan wrote: Once you buy an ereader, you need to find something to read on it. In my experience, many more ebooks are FREE for Kindle than for Kobo.
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smartie wrote: The biggest advantage of kobo is you can select font size as you want, not just fixed options as kindle
Sure, I just think the idea of using overdrive for free books almost negates any slight advantage the kindle might have. My daughters Clara hd has been awesome.
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trellaine201 wrote: Damn I’ve been waiting for the Kobo hdclara to go on sale. Been so long now. I like that I can borrow books from the library. But I’m becoming a bit impatient.

Guess I could get a kindle.
Go to visions and try to get 10-15% off by bargaining. We did this and got the Clara hd at preboxing day prices.
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rwczen wrote: Is it worth getting the 32gb version?
Not at the smaller form factor.

The reason to get more storage (or want a reader with an SD card) is if you use a lot of PDF or illustrated books/comics on it, as those take up a lot of space. Those work a lot better at the 7=8" range.
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