Kobo Aura One: PDF Reading Disappoints?

Kobo Aura One: Comics, PDFs, And Its Guts (video)

I have found (and other reviewers concur) that the Aura One is frustratingly slow at both opening a PDF and turning the page in PDFs

That’s not … um … optimal.

I’d say there was a case for a beefed-up Kobo Aura One that can handle PDFs better — but there is no such case to be made. Sony tried to address that need with a big-ass PDF reader that went nowhere. And Plastic Logic never even got to the starting line in addressing that market. Onyx did — and, like Sony, went nowhere.

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What The Hell Is Even Going On?


Homeland eyes special declaration to take charge of elections

EXCLUSIVE: Trump-Nieto Meeting Confirmed — It’s On

Trump to meet in Mexico with the country’s president

This entire election is turning into an extended episode of BrainDead. (Which you should be watching.)

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Kobo Aura One: Reading Comics, PDFs, And Its Insides Shown

A new YouTube video, this time in Italian. Which I don’t understand any of except for when Kobo, PDF, and iPad are said.

But this shows more than we’ve seen before, including the inside!


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Amazon Ramps Up For VR

Amazon to Launch VR Stores on PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

The first focus will be on shopping. Which is interesting, since Alibaba in China is planning the same.

I’m not imaginative — or motivated enough — to envision VR shopping. The very idea just bores me. (But if I could compare sizes of things, I’d get excited quick!)

Remember that this is Amazon. Shopping is the camel’s nose in the tent.

It won’t take long for them to seek out VR experiences and stories to flog too.

If VR wasn’t happening “yet,” it’s on its way to happening now.

Previously here:

Virtual Reality category

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R.I.P. Actor Gene Wilder

From Mark Evanier, a delightful little anecdote: Gene Wilder, R.I.P.

What is there to say? Some actors are just one-of-a-kind and he was in that mold.

Another one whose kind will never be seen again.

Rest in peace.

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Size Comparison: iPad Mini 4 Vs. Kobo Aura One


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Thinking About The Kobo Aura One

So I got the idea to try the iPad Mini 4 with an eBook because:

iPad Mini 4: 203.2 x 134.8 x 6.1 mm – 298.8 grams (WiFi)

Kobo Aura One: 195.1 x 138.5 x 6.9 mm – 230 grams

I was at the new Apple Store at the monstrous Oculus near the World Trade Center (formerly known as the Freedom Tower):


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Kobo Aura One With A PDF


A YouTube video from Germany puts the new reader through its paces. One of which is testing a PDF!

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Mr. Robot, Season Two, Episode Eight


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Video: ZTE Zmax Pro Vs. Sony Xperia XA Ultra


The $99 ZTE Zmax Pro versus the $329 (or $369) Sony Xperia XA Ultra.


This is an interesting — although slow and with YouTube image stabilization that makes it a bit trippy — video that has helped me to decide.

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