Kobo eReader Review

Pros:

  • Frugal ereader’s choice
  • eBook library organized in different ways, by title, by date of last read and by author
  • Includes 100 FREE ebooks pre-loaded with Kobo eReader
  • Bluetooth connection – the ability to synch up with select smartphones on the go

Cons:

  • No wireless connectivity
  • Limited internal storage capacity – only 1 GB comparing to Kindle’s 2 to 4 GB (SD slot is available for storage expansion)
  • 8 grayscales instead of 16

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Pros | Cons | Bottom Line | Overview | Prominent Features | Likes | Dislikes | Summary | Customer Rating | Where to Buy | Summary

Bottom Line:

If “frugal” or “thrifty” was used to describe your purchase style or habit, Kobo eReader would be an excellent choice for you.  With standard hardware such as 6” screen display, storage of 1,000 books and the battery life is 8,000 page turns or up to 2 weeks, Kobo eReader will chisel away the lion share of eReader market share enjoyed by Amazon’s kindles for the past few years.

Likes:

  • Intuitive D-pad: To keep navigation buttons to a minimum and to avoid accidental touch of a wrong button
  • Quilted Back Cover: To give readers a soft grip
  • Synch N’ Read: With pre-loaded Kobo Desktop Application to enable you to shop for eBooks, download content to your eReader and to organize your library the way you like it
  • Battery Life: Impressive battery life of 8,000 page turns or up to 2 weeks
  • Arrays of Designer eReader Covers: To make your own statement

Dislikes:

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  • No wireless connectivity a definite hindrance
  • Limited internal storage of 1 GB

Where to Buy:

Kobo eReader made its debut in Canada in May and will be introduced to the U.S market. via Borders.com this summer.

Summary:

Kobo eReader would be a handsome gift for those who might enjoy light reading.  Would be an ideal present for some classic novel buffs as the eReader is preloaded with 100 classic novels of all time.  It would be interesting to see how the market is going to react to Kobo eReader in comparison to Kindle 2.  Would Amazon be forced to slush its pricing just to stay competitive?

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