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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I was reading The Investigation. This is a medium-sized hardcover. Size comparison:

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And the iBookstore had it (as do Kobo and Amazon, all at the anti-competitive Agency-Priced US$10.99):

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A Sample will do:

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This is very interesting:

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The iBook page nearly matches the printed version. As the default, without me playing with any Settings for typeface or line spacing (known as leading in the book trade).

The main difference between the two is that the printed book is ragged-right while the iBook version is justified text.

Even so:

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It’s uncanny how much the printed and electronic paragraphs match!

The iPad Mini 4 was a joy to hold, compared to the printed book.

This has made me even more interested in the Kobo Aura One. It might be worth getting just for the ease of borrowing eBooks from the New York Public Library.

Previously here:

Kobo Aura One With A PDF
Video: Kobo Aura One Public Library Lending
New York Public Library eBook Lending Breakthrough: SimplyE

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