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Kobo Libra H2O E-Book Reader - White $209 (Was $249) + Delivery @ Harvey Norman

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This is a very good e-reader. Haven't seen it at this price in a while

The Kobo Libra H2O E-Book Reader lets you enjoy reading your favourite e-books all in one user-friendly device without ads and interruptions getting in the way. Putting your comfort first, it has an ergonomic design, page-turn buttons, and a landscape or portrait mode.

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    You beat me to posting this! I am looking at getting one of these to replace my Kindle Paperwhite.

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      Haha, yeah I prefer this over the kindle as well

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        Why do you prefer this one?

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          Can borrow books from public libraries.

          This would have been an even better deal last week(?) when combining with the Latitude Pay offer.

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          Yeah def the features, there is no discernable quality difference at least to my eyes.

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    Useful as reader for pocket.

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    Much prefer this to the Kindles I've had

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      Which features of Kobo you prefer? Anything else apart from borrowing from public library? I have a Kindle and mostly read books from external sources so Send-to-Kindle is enough to me.

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        External, heh.

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          Yeah, project Gutenberg is an example of free source. Search for free epub ebooks and convert them to mobi or send-to-kindle for auto conversion.
          I might consider a big Kobo for pdf as I need to read journal articles but more papers have epub available so no big deal to read them on Kindle.

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    How long before coloured e-ink screens become the new standard?

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      They seem to have been 'the next big thing' for about 10 years now! So not anytime soon.

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        The technology exists, just almost no one is adopting it.

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          Because it's expensive as heck? You can buy one now for about $600.

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            @Merlict: And because there's not much point to it, no good use-case.

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              @mickeyjuiceman: It's a bit of a chicken and the egg situation. You could totally format textbooks, comics etc to read well on it but nobody will bother til there are enough devices

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                @Merlict: And so many different screen sizes/aspect ratios. e-ink is great for text, but it's hard to work with for other formats.

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    Blast, JB won't pricematch as it's online only.

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      :(

    • +1 vote

      Try another store. On previous posts someone was able to pricmatch HN at another JB store.

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        I decided just to order from HN.
        This deal is only for white, and JB only stock the black model in stores.
        That, combined with the fact it's online only made me realize it would be hard to get a price match.

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    Anyone use Kobo with Calibre? My issue with the kindle is that I can’t transfer books directly into the collections I want them to. Is it the same with kobo??

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      I use Calibre with my Kobo Glo HD. Plug your cable into the computer, enable USB mode, and a Send to Device button shows up. You can pick what books you want to be uploaded to the Kobo provided the ebook format is supported.

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      Using this kobo libra with calibre and it works flawlessly. As for collection, you can move the books in category you create on the device

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    Just watched a quick review and there's no backlight on this version right?

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      There is, it's the first main point on the page the link takes you to.

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        Ah yeah didn't see that. This seems to go against the Kindle Oasis and tries to compete on price by sacrificing build quality. The review I watched commented on the ambiguous page turn buttons of the Kobo. Have you had the same experience?

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          Nah, it's been really good. Yes, every so often it'll not turn the page, but it's not often at all, and it's WAY more reliable than swiping on the Kindle was.

          I'd be buying another one of these any number of times before going back to a Kindle, I love the hardware page turn switches, and the shape, and the screen.

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    These are really good. I use the Pocket feature, where I can save articles on my Mac, onto getpocket.com, and then read them later on the Kobo.
    I've had a few E readers before. This is the only one that has been a keeper for me. RECOMMENDED!

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    Gott! Long Live OP!

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    Bought one last year and love it so far!

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    I owned only kindles in the past and have a pretty extensive ebook collection on Amazon. What's been holding me back trying a Kobo is the hassle of having to download these ebooks and covert them. Any one can advise if this can be done in an easy/quick way?

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      Use Calibre, you can convert them easily

    • +6 votes

      I've downloaded all my kindle books and put them into Calibre ready to load onto my new Kobo (tested with the wifes Kobo and they work just fine)

      1. Download and install Calibre
      2. Download and install the DeDRM Calibre plugin from github, remember to extract the downloaded .zip first (you'll find 2 more .zips inside there which are the plugins).
      3. Download and install Kindle for Windows.
      4. Sign into to Kindle for Windows and download all your books. the best way I found was simply using the arrow keys and pressing ENTER on every book.
      5. Find the 'My Kindle Content' folder where all the books have been downloaded to.
      6. Drag them all into Calibre and wait as it De-DRMs them.
      7. Plug in your Kobo, select them all and hit "send to device".

      Easy done.

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    Thanks, been waiting quite a while for a deal. These don't seem to go on sale very often.

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    OOS now but JB Hi-fi has it on sale at $239.