[Chapters Indigo] Kobo Libra Sale $179.99
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Reason: added price to title
Oct 12th, 2020 7:31 am
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Oct 12th, 2020 9:44 am
No. It's only 1% cashback on ereaders. I was tempted to purchase a Forma to replace my Aura One (battery is finally fading)
Oct 12th, 2020 9:46 am
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Oct 12th, 2020 10:32 am
do you need a case for this or do you just go caseless?Scote64 wrote: ↑ I have a Libra, which I got for $150 from Staples with a $50 off coupon. Replaced my Kobo Aura HD, passed on to another family member.
I like the lighter weight and smaller size of the new form factor, but the battery life is significantly less than the heavier and bulkier Aura HD, maybe half. No more external microSD card slot, but that's fine, the internal memory is ample. The eInk screen sharpness and contrast hasn't really improved in a long time (in fact the Aura H2O had the best contrast, and the Libra isn't quite as good), but the screen response time is noticeably faster. Flipping the screen around with the auto-orientation is quick. This has the variable tone screen lighting, shading from blueish to yellowish, but I find it more gimmick than helpful.
Kobo has never really gotten the hand grip on their e-readers to feel fully comfortable and secure, and this model is unfortunately no exception. It has a textured rubbery back, but no indentation at all for finger grip, and with the unevenly balanced weight it can slip out of the hand easily if you don't grip it tightly. I had to put some tape bumps on the back to provide more grip. Earlier models did better on the grip indentations, but suffered from other defects like sharp corners digging into the hand, or shiny plastic back instead of textured surface.
The UI works fine. Kobo constantly fiddles with changes, but reading experience essentially remains the same, and I don't really care about the frills.
I consider the 7" screen size the minimum now, ever since I upgraded to the 7" Aura HD - I wouldn't go back to 6".
Oct 12th, 2020 10:35 am
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Oct 12th, 2020 10:49 am
No case, it just gets in the way and makes the e-reader bulkier and heavier, which is the opposite of what you want for something that you are going to hold for a long time while reading. Kobo offers ridiculously overpriced custom covers for the Libra if you want one.
Oct 12th, 2020 11:49 am
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Oct 12th, 2020 12:17 pm
yes, thats why the MSRP is higher.
I think 90% of the time it'll be on my bed nightstand, especially during this pandemic when we are not really travelling anywhereNo case, it just gets in the way and makes the e-reader bulkier and heavier,
Oct 12th, 2020 12:18 pm
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Be careful because Kobo gift cards cannot be used to purchase ereaders, just ebooks and audio books. This I learned the hard way, [...]