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Kobo Glo: A Port After the Storm
December 24, 2013 | 10:15 am

Kobo GloI'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 peanut butter sandwich. I don't know why the coffee shop has power and we, a few blocks away, don't. But this little store has been a lifeline today for people in the area---hot food and drink, the sharing of news and gossip about the storm we had...

Pocket for Kobo: A Quick How-To and Review
December 3, 2013 | 12:15 pm

pocket for koboMy 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) you can sync it to any device on which you have it installed. There was a bit of work involved in actually getting this 'installing' done on my iOS devices once I had committed to the whole thing, so I appreciated how slick and seamless it was on the...

Do You Have Gadget Regret?
November 19, 2013 | 5:18 pm

gadget regretThe 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 to jump ship though, because experience has taught me that something better will come along someday, and I have made the mistake too often of adopting early and then being sorry later. The iPad is the perfect example. When the Mini came out,...

My Summer of Ergonomics Begins!
June 20, 2013 | 8:46 pm

ergonomicsI 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 I want to take and found that everyone was doing it online only—and that's in addition to an online training program I've been plugging away at all year long, and in addition to my writing work for TeleRead and others. So, why am I nervous? Well, last summer, I did away with my E Ink reader...

Morning Links: E-Publishing Stories You May Have Missed
April 18, 2013 | 9:20 am

Morning LinksKobo 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 Embrace Data (Paid Content) Kindle Daily Deals: Fly by Wire by Ward Larsen (and 3 others)...

Kobo to Launch New HD E-Reader
April 16, 2013 | 9:17 am

KoboI 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 the same user interface as the Glo as well, with font customization options aplenty, and access to the Kobo store. I think Kobo's strategy is a smart one. They already have the technology developed (for the Glo screen and user interface), so why not deploy it on...

Morning Links — e-book news and e-reader tests
February 6, 2013 | 9:00 am

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 Endurance by David Howarth (and 3 others)...

The TeleRead Holiday Gift Guide
November 25, 2012 | 11:01 am

Kobo ArcBy Joanna Cabot and Chris Meadows Our friends over at Good E-Reader have come out with their holiday shopping recommendations for the e-book fan. We here at TeleRead have some holiday shopping suggestions for you as well. What's the best e-book gadget for the reader on your list? Check out our recommendations below.  * * * For the aspiring tablet owner  Kobo Arc This is like a budget version of the Google Nexus---cheaper, but about on par in terms of weight and size, and with access to the Google Play store (unlike the Kindle Fire). Early reviews are favourable, with people nothing smooth operation and a...

Kobo Arc: First Impressions
November 21, 2012 | 9:51 pm

Kobo Arc tabletI 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 Kobo Arc is—in my opinion—a great little device for those needs, and it has something some of its competitors don't: a wide retail presence at every chain bookstore in Canada, and a comparatively bargain price, listing for $70 cheaper than the lowest-priced Google Nexus, which Indigo...

Review: Kobo Glo with SleepCover
November 19, 2012 | 6:26 pm

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, though. I read in bed a lot, and was growing weary of the tiny iPod Touch screen—I wanted to take a book with me again! And even with the light on, it was too dark to bring my reader into bed. We have one power outlet, and it's not on my...

Marketing Matters: An important lesson in attracting newbie readers
November 19, 2012 | 11:32 am

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, with my gadget-loving background, had forgotten that this was supposed to be the Arc's intended purpose. It looked, to me, like a somewhat cheaper version of the Nexus tablet, which I saw as more of a computer than a reader. But consider this newbie consumer's point of view: It's sold in the...

Kobo Touch, Re-Revisited
November 8, 2012 | 1:20 pm

Kobo TouchI 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 that of the new Glo, I decided to run the upgrade and test-drive it in preparation for perhaps getting the Glo over the holidays. 1. What Has Improved Since My Last Kobo Experience? In my earlier review, I had a number of complaints about the Kobo. I was...