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Clara Slightly modified Kobo Clara HD
#1  lionlungs 07-11-2019, 04:44 PM
Recently, my Kobo got a scratch on the bezel and I decided to go all the way with it so I sand-papered it all.

It ended up giving it an interesting texture and very rough feel - almost like construction paper which is cool since it is an eBOOK reader after all.

What do you guys think about it?
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#2  ZodWallop 07-11-2019, 05:04 PM
It looks like it was run over by a car, but I'm curious what it feels like. I didn't think I'd like the pebble textured bezels on the Glowlight Plus (2015), but I wound up loving them.

It could be that not enough attention is paid to how a reader feels in the hand.
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#3  RobertJSawyer 07-11-2019, 05:12 PM
I like it! Kobo has nice looking hardware, but tends to go for smooth plastic finishes that are hard to grip and sweaty to hold.
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#4  4691mls 07-11-2019, 09:54 PM
It sort of looks like wood.
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#5  Squirsier 07-12-2019, 07:05 AM
Kind of like brushed aluminum, nice touch!
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#6  Derf 07-26-2019, 07:26 PM
I think it’s interesting. It doesn’t look all bad, not like I would miss the Kobo logo staring me down. What size grit paper did you use? I would think it would be less glaring and have better hand feel and grip.


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#7  HYPE 07-27-2019, 01:33 PM
Pretty nice. It doesn't exactly look clean (at least not on the pictures) but I do remember how annoyed I was by a single scratch on my old Kobo Glo HD's bezel so maybe the trade-off is worth it. The feel, however, must definitely be an improvement as Kobo's shiny plastic as never been great to hold.
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