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Image Gallery: First look at the Kobo eReader

Kobo eReader in hand

There are several ebook readers on the market today with the Sony Reader, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes & Noble Nook the most popular. One of my favorite ebook stores is Kobo because books purchased through them can be read on multiple devices. This summer they will be launching their own piece of hardware, the Kobo eReader, at an affordable $149 and I had the chance to spend some time with it.

6 comments
kevgalloway2002
kevgalloway2002

Too many battery problems on the Kobo, Kindle too restrictive, touchscreen on 6" Sony makes screen much less readable. I guess Canadians (there's 37 million of us) won't be getting a great 6" eReader any time soon.

Mandolinface
Mandolinface

I like that it's not made in China.

kevgalloway2002
kevgalloway2002

Taiwan is under Chinese rule so it may as well be made in China.

netsurfau
netsurfau

This looks like the sort of eReader I've been looking for. Just found out that they have some form of presence in Australia so, will have to see what pricing is going to be like over here. Looks simple & easy to use, which is really all you need in an eReader. Sort of like a book really.

England_forever
England_forever

being able to use a CF card/ SD chip etc would be a nice addition....I like to keep my workmanuals on SD'd so would be cool to be able to swap work for play easily without having to store them on the machine or having to keep uploading/deleting the things...