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[The Source/Staples] Kobo Clara HD 119$

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TransporterSD wrote: 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.
Calibre. Honestly, you must not have looked very hard.
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Jimbobs wrote: Calibre. Honestly, you must not have looked very hard.
I used that for borrowing books from toronto library, but with Amazon, I am not sure where the book is saved in order for it to be dropped into calibre.
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when does this deal expire for Staples and Indigo?
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HailHydra wrote: when does this deal expire?
if only there was a way to figure this out for yourself...
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Be careful if you have this plugged into your computer while playing CSGO it can inject cheats into your game!
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mike017 wrote: if only there was a way to figure this out for yourself...
I meant for Staples and Indigio.
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Probably the same time as the source, either they all price matches one another or its a rakuten promo. Either way, I'd expect them all to go back up at the same time.
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Thanks OP, ordered on from staples and applied $20 OFF $75 coupon, $112.99 tax incl.
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zdpz wrote: I would also like to know more people's thoughts on this comparison. One user mentioned waterproof, but aside from that what other differences.
Kobo has "Comfortlight Pro" to make the screen light tone warmer at night (easier on the eyes). I find that feature more useful than waterproof. Pretty happy with my Clara tbh.
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zdpz wrote: I would also like to know more people's thoughts on this comparison. One user mentioned waterproof, but aside from that what other differences.
I have both the latest Paperwhite and the Clara HD. The Clara HD is smaller and feels cheaper than the Kindle, in my opinion. On the other hand, the Kobo uses ePub which has its advantages. If you have a large a Kindle library many, if not most, books will not easily move over to the Kobo ( despite Calibre, etc...). Amazon has made it much harder lately.

As far as reading goes, both readers are comparable. If you use the library, then the Kobo is far more convenient. The Canadian Amazon Kindle store is still lacking compared to the US one. It is getting better though.

It’s a hard choice to make, especially in Canada. If I were forced to say I’d have to give the edge to Kobo.
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Can I use my Virgin coupon on here ? I don't see anywhere to type a promo code.
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I have only owned Kindles, but would be open to switching over. Can you add books to the device by email (or somehow wirelessly) like the Kindle does? I use that all the time.

Kobo has support for the Overdrive ebook lending system used by many libraries. I would really like this feature as currently I get a DRM-protected ePub file from the library site, Calibre does magic to it to make it free, then I convert to Kindle format and then wirelessly send it to the Kindle. It's a lot of steps.

For me the waterproofing is key though. I have a long and sordid history with dropping and knocking Kindles into the bath. The Kobo Aura H2O waterproof one is a bit outside my budget at the moment.
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TransporterSD wrote: I used that for borrowing books from toronto library, but with Amazon, I am not sure where the book is saved in order for it to be dropped into calibre.
On most Windows computers, the Kindle app stores its local library in the folder:
C:\Users\YOURNAME\Documents\My Kindle Content

To remove DRM and import the files into Calibre, follow these instructions (you will need a certain plugin):
https://www.geoffstratton.com/remove-dr ... ndle-books
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imonkey wrote: I have only owned Kindles, but would be open to switching over. Can you add books to the device by email (or somehow wirelessly) like the Kindle does? I use that all the time.

Kobo has support for the Overdrive ebook lending system used by many libraries. I would really like this feature as currently I get a DRM-protected ePub file from the library site, Calibre does magic to it to make it free, then I convert to Kindle format and then wirelessly send it to the Kindle. It's a lot of steps.

For me the waterproofing is key though. I have a long and sordid history with dropping and knocking Kindles into the bath. The Kobo Aura H2O waterproof one is a bit outside my budget at the moment.
It doesn't send by email. I found that the Calibre conversion is much higher quality than the one Amazon does when sending ebooks by email though. And if you have Calibre open to remove the DRM, you might as well use Calibre to transfer the ebook IMO; it takes an extra 10 seconds. The Kobo does receive your Pocket articles wirelessly though if that's something you use.
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