Kobo Glo

Weekend Links: Time enough for reading? Inside the Kobo Glo HD

By Joanna Cabot
April 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

What’s So Great About Young Writers? (NYT) I have an interest in the nurturing of “late blooming” writers. I have long grumbled about the conflation of the words “young” and “emerging,” and particularly about the many prizes set aside for writers in their early careers below [...]

Morning Links: Kobo Glo HD worth upgrading? Crowd-funding challenges

By Joanna Cabot
April 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

Is the Kobo Glo HD Worth the Upgrade? (GoodeReader) Today, we ask the question, is the upcoming Kobo Glo HD a must buy? *** So You Want to Read Up on Hillary Clinton (Book Riot) Consider this your Hillary Clinton roundup source. *** Australia Considers New Copyright Law That Could Be Interpreted To [...]

Weekend Links: Kobo Glo discontinued. Five best audiobook services

By Joanna Cabot
March 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Kobo Glo is Now Discontinued (GoodeReader) The Glo is now officially discontinued. *** Five Best Audiobook Services (Lifehacker) This week, we’re looking at five of the best audiobook services, based on your nominations. *** How Authors Can Build Content Communities (Digital Book World) [...]

Kindle Paperwhite In-Depth, Part 3: The Final Verdict

By Joanna Cabot
May 21, 2014 // 1 Comment

Yesterday, I highlighted some Kindle-only features I particularly liked. Today, I will talk about some quirks which were less appealing, and then give my final verdict. Will I be keeping the Kindle Paperwhite, or will I continue trucking along with my Kobo Glo? Firstly, let’s talk about one [...]

Kobo Glo: A Port After the Storm

By Joanna Cabot
December 24, 2013 // 2 Comments

I’m sitting in a coffee shop right now, typing this on my phone (which is sharing a power bar with six other phones) and enjoying my first hot drink since Saturday. We have had no power since then and this toasted s’mores hot chocolate is the first thing I have eaten that’s not a [...]

Pocket for Kobo: A Quick How-To and Review

By Joanna Cabot
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) [...]

Do You Have Gadget Regret?

By Joanna Cabot
November 19, 2013 // 7 Comments

The iPad Air has me regretting my Mini a little. When I got the Mini, I was in search of the lightest and smallest Apple tablet I could get. Now that the Air is out though, I am reconsidering. A full-size tablet, but with the Mini’s weight? That is compelling to me. I am not in such a hurry [...]

My Summer of Ergonomics Begins!

By Joanna Cabot
June 20, 2013 // 2 Comments

I am delighted—but nervous—to officially be on summer holiday! I’m looking forward to a less structured schedule, and I have plenty to keep me busy. But unfortunately, most of this stuff is computer-related. I looked far and wide for an in-person offering for a continuing-education course [...]

Morning Links: E-Publishing Stories You May Have Missed

By Joanna Cabot
April 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

Kobo Aura HD and Kobo Glo Video Comparison (Good e-Reader) Authors Guild Shuts Itself Off from Criticism as People Realize it Represents Publishers, Not Authors (Techdirt) Pocket Adds ‘Send to Friend’ Sharing Option (The Digital Reader) Why Digital Book Publishers Are Starting to [...]

Kobo to Launch New HD E-Reader

By Joanna Cabot
April 16, 2013 // 2 Comments

I woke up this morning to the news that Kobo is launching a new HD reader! The ‘Aura HD‘ has the same glow technology as the excellent flagship Kobo Glo, but has a bigger 6.8 inch screen with 1440 x 1080 resolution and 265 dpi, which they claim is the highest on the market. It features [...]

Morning Links — e-book news and e-reader tests

By Joanna Cabot
February 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

Myth: The e-book market will be won on hardware (The Digital Reader) Kobo Glo & Cybook Odyssey Reading Tests (Good e-Reader) The Real Cost of e-books for Libraries (Digital Book World) Can Barnes & Noble be Saved? (Rich Adin) Kindle Daily Deals: We Die Alone: A WWII Epic of Escape and [...]

Kobo Arc: First Impressions

By Joanna Cabot
November 21, 2012 // 0 Comments

I got my hands on a Kobo Arc today! A co-worker bought one and wanted my help setting it up. She’s a complete e-book newbie, and was persuaded to buy the Arc because she travels a lot, and wanted a device she could take with her for books, movies, light Web browsing and entertainment. The [...]

Review: Kobo Glo with SleepCover

By Joanna Cabot
November 19, 2012 // 5 Comments

There’s a new e-reader in the house! I had been eying the Kobo Glo with some envy ever since it came out. It seemed like Amazon’s readers kept getting thicker and chunkier-looking, while Kobo’s kept getting smaller and cuter and faster. The glow light was what really sold me, [...]

Marketing Matters: An important lesson in attracting newbie readers

By Joanna Cabot
November 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

I learned an important lesson today about attracting readers who are new to e-devices: marketing matters. Case in point: A co-worker who came in this morning, and proudly told me she’d bought one of those “e-book things” over the weekend. Which one? The Kobo Arc! I guess that I, [...]

Kobo Touch, Re-Revisited

By Joanna Cabot
November 8, 2012 // 3 Comments

I first reviewed the Kobo Touch in mid-2011, and recently got my hands on one again. My Beloved is upgrading to an Android tablet, and offered me his Kobo for selling, trading, using, or whatever purpose I wished. Since the Touch has been upgraded to a firmware version that is almost the same as [...]

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