Kobo Reader

Stuff picks the best e-readers of 2015

By Chris Meadows
August 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

The UK magazine Stuff has an extensive review of the current crop of e-reader devices from all the major manufacturers available in the UK—the Kindle Paperwhite, Voyage, and basic Kindle, the Kobo Glow HD and Aura H2O, the Nook Glowlight, and the Bookeen Cybook Ocean. They put a good deal of [...]

The trials of downloading a Kobo book

By Joanna Cabot
August 21, 2015 // 6 Comments

All these years into my e-book journey, there is one question the Kobo people still have not been able to answer for me: Why does it have to be so hard? Why, Kobo? The Beloved has an office manager with a Kobo, and he regularly brings it home for me to ‘help’ her with one seemingly [...]

How safe is it to leave Kindles, Kobos and other E Ink devices in the car? Or in the sun for a long time?

By David Rothman
August 18, 2015 // 2 Comments

The word from E Ink is apparently, “Very safe.” The company brags about “Comprehensive environmental robustness based on multi-year investment in sealant methods, moisture protection, UV block and mechanical protection.” So is it that way in real life? A MobileRead post raises questions, [...]

TeleRead Links: Lower book sales, lost-phone retrieval, smartwatch success, and more

By Chris Meadows
July 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Book Sales Down 6.5% in Q1: AAP (GalleyCat) Though sales in Trade Books for the quarter were $1.53 billion, down only 2.2 percent from the same quarter in 2014. Adult book sales helped the category, with book sales up 12 percent in March, and 3.4 percent for the first quarter. Children’s & [...]

Creating Collections on the Kobo Reader

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
July 16, 2015 // 1 Comment

We’ve written about creating and managing Collections on Kindles and the Kindle app, but did you Kobo readers know you can also create collections? It’s easy. 1. Go to your Kobo Home Screen and Select Library–>My Collections 2. Select New Collection 3. Name your new Collection [...]

Exactly how waterproof is the Kobo H2O e-reader? Find out before you hit the beach

By David Rothman
May 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

Several decades ago Arthur C. Clarke reminded a friend and me that e-book devices might develop amnesia if dropped in the bathtub. Well, time passes. I myself own a dandy waterpoof case for my Kindle Paperwhite. And I keep up with the Kobo world through a waterproof Aura H20. But wait! Exactly how [...]

Want read-aloud in Kindles and other readers? Use FCC’s easy online form by Jan. 9

By David Rothman
January 3, 2015 // 13 Comments

Update: See the most recent version of the LibraryCity post with mention of an unofficial Jan. 9 deadline and a link to the FCC’s easy comment form. You need to submit formally. Please e-mail the FCC ASAP. The agency deals with accessibility matters and will soon make an important [...]

Pocket for Kobo: A Quick How-To and Review

By libertyc
December 3, 2013 // 1 Comment

My Kobo Glo updated itself last night and I immediately noticed a new feature: integration with Pocket, a web clipping app which allows you to save web pages, articles and so on to read offline. Setting Up Pocket for Kobo Once you’ve saved something on one device (such as a phone or computer) [...]

Kobo Developers Stress Not to Upgrade to Kobo Touch 2.1.1 Firmware

By libertyc
September 13, 2012 // 0 Comments

From Good E-Reader: Official Kobo Developers have told [Good E-Reader] today that they are discouraging people from updating to the latest firmware for the Kobo Touch. The new 2.1.1 firmware was leaked online and a number of users have installed it. There are various bugs with cover art and fonts [...]

Rakuten insists hidden reviews were of premature version of Kobo Touch service

By libertyc
July 27, 2012 // 0 Comments

On The Digital Reader, Nate Hoffelder discusses Rakuten’s response to those who noticed it has chosen to hide all consumer reviews of its Kobo Touch e-reader from Japan. Rakuten claims that a version of its site and service leaked before the actual launch date, so the reviews were of a product [...]

Rakuten removes all Japanese customer reviews of Kobo Touch from its website

By libertyc
July 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

Over at The Digital Reader, Nate Hoffelder has coverage of the Kobo Touch’s launch in Japan, which seems to have turned into something of a debacle. Bad reviews of the device were posted so prevalently to Rakuten’s website that it finally removed all reviews, both good and bad, from its site. [...]

Kobo sells refurbished Kobo Wi Fi for $49

By libertyc
December 13, 2011 // 0 Comments

eBookNewser reports that Kobo is selling $49 refurbished units of its Kobo Wi Fi reader, the non-touch-capable e-ink reader that it sold before the Kobo Touch. That’s a savings of $40 over list price. The reader appears to come with Kobo’s one-year standard warranty. I bought one of these [...]

Kobo will ship $99.99 ad-supported version of Kobo Touch e-reader

By libertyc
November 12, 2011 // 0 Comments

When I first pointed out that Amazon was moving the price goal posts of its e-readers by referring to the with-ads price as the default rather than the ad-free price, I wondered whether other e-book sellers would be able to follow suit. Now it seems that one has. Kobo will knock $40 off the price [...]

Kobo announces publishing arm, signs e-reader sales deal with UK bookstore chain W H Smith

By libertyc
October 27, 2011 // 1 Comment

As Amazon goes, so goes Kobo? A report from CBC suggests that would seem to be the case. Kobo CEO Michael Serbinis says that Kobo is developing a publishing arm to offer complete publishing services (including editing and design) for authors who would like to publish through it. It’s not clear [...]

Kobo Vox to be 7-inch Android color e-reader tablet

By libertyc
September 30, 2011 // 2 Comments

More information has emerged about the Kobo Vox device we mentioned the other day, thanks to a quickly-yanked premature listing on Canadian Best Buy subsidiary Future Shop. The Vox will apparently be Kobo’s entry into the 7” color Android reader market currently occupied by the Nook Color and [...]

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