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Technology: No Big Deal Anymore?
July 16, 2013 | 3:30 pm

technologyI posted earlier about the computer shopping that's been going on in my family lately. Well, gadget lusts strikes again—the Beloved's mother showed me a 900-page doorstopper of a historical fiction novel she plans to take on an airplane with her, and I commented that it would be so much easier to just take an -ebook reader with her. There proceeded a 20-minute debate about whether she reads enough to 'justify' the purchase, and if so, what sort of purchase she should make. Privately, the Beloved and I concluded that, just as my own parents do with tech purchases, she is vastly...

Kobo Mini on sale for $39.99 until July 18
June 23, 2013 | 1:09 pm

Want to do a “little” reading? Kobo has just put its Kobo Mini 5” e-ink reader on sale for 50% off until July 18th—$39.99 rather than $79.99. Light, touch-sensitive, Wi-FI capable, and 2 GB of on-board storage. It even has a built-in very basic web browser akin to the Kindle’s. Of course, it’s tied to the Kobo store for book buying, but Kobo readers work great for unencrypted EPUB (such as everything Baen sells), as well Adobe DRM including Barnes & Noble’s. So if you’re the sort of person who keeps your e-books from everywhere in your Calibre library, and doesn’t...

E-Reader Price War Breaks Out in UK as Kobo Chases Nook Down
June 17, 2013 | 9:15 am

KoboWHSmith, the UK high street bookstore and stationery chain, has hit a new low in e-reader retailing—price-wise—with a deal on the Kobo Mini e-reader for just £29.99 ($47.07), down from its original £49.99 ($78.45) retail price. WHSmith, known to Brits as just Smiths, is also handing out £5.00 ($7.85) gift vouchers on till receipts to take the price down even further, to £24.99 ($39.22). This compares to a current U.S. price for the Kobo Mini of $79.99 at BestBuy, and follows a similar cut on the Nook Simple Touch last month to £29.00 which led to the device selling out at...

Why I Finally Broke Down and Ordered a Kindle Paperwhite
February 25, 2013 | 2:59 pm

Amazon Kindle PaperwhiteBy Nico Vreeland Ever since we first started ChamberFour.com, I’ve been staunchly anti-Kindle. I’ve disliked like Amazon’s DRM scheme, its reluctance to adopt library e-books, its inhuman use of “Locations” instead of page numbers, its attempt to hardball Macmillan by refusing to sell Macmillan books—the list goes on. When a Sony Reader was the only decent non-Kindle choice, I bought a Sony Reader. When the Nook Color came out, I got one of those. I’ve given my sister another Sony, and my mother a Kobo, and I’ve stayed firmly Kindle-less for more than four years now. But that changed last week, when I broke down and ordered the Kindle...

The World’s Smallest E-Reader?
January 26, 2013 | 1:15 pm

TrekStor Pyrus Mini eBook Reader blueIf you haven't already seen it, run—don't walk!—over to this post from The Digital Reader, where our pal Nate has a review of what he's referring to as "the world's smallest e-reader," the TrekStor Pyrus Mini. And let me tell you, this thing looks ridiculously, incredibly small. (And as someone who absolutely loves miniature consumer electronics, let me assure you that I mean that in a good way.) One of the post's commenters, the inimitable Mike Cane, has requested that Nate post a photo of the Pyrus Mini next to the super-tiny Kobo Mini—and frankly, we'd love to see that as well. But if you've ever seen a Kobo Mini in...

Kobo Launches Canadian Indie Publisher Promo — Updated
January 24, 2013 | 2:47 pm

From the Ontario Book Publishers Organization (OBPO) today comes a bit of interesting news about a ten-day e-book promo that kicks off today on Kobo's Canadian site, Kobo.ca, which apparently involves an opportunity to win either a Kobo Arc or a Kobo Mini. (More on that later in the post.) Dubbed the 1001 Canadian Nights Promotion, the scheme involves "almost 360 titles across eight different categories" from 16 different OBPA members, "including small independent presses, children's publishers, specialty publishers of poetry and plays, academic presses and general publishers," according to a release. (A full 125 of those titles are Young Adult...

Starting this Friday, save $20 on the Kobo Mini e-reader
January 21, 2013 | 10:30 am

Our friends over at Good E-Reader alerted us this morning to a Valentine's  Day promotion that's being planned by the good folks at Kobo: Starting this Friday, January 25, and running all the way through Valentine's Day (Thursday, February 14), the fantastic and too-small-to-be-believed Kobo Mini e-reader will be available for just $59.99—that's a full $20 off the Mini's regular retail price. According to Good E-Reader, "Patrons will ... also get a free [SnapBack] case in the color of their choice." Where can you take advantage of the deal? Unfortunately, it doesn't seem as if it'll be offered online, although I'm not...

Why “Send To Kindle” makes Amazon better than Barnes & Noble and others
January 12, 2013 | 3:54 pm

By Juli Monroe Last week I wrote an article for one of our sister sites, GadgeTell, on ways Barnes & Noble could remain relevant with the Nook line. While I stand by everything I wrote in that article, I missed an important point. One of the reasons I stay with Amazon and my Kindle Touch is because of the “Send To Kindle” feature. Send to Kindle allows you to treat personal documents the same as Amazon content, including syncing between multiple devices. It’s easy to use. After downloading and installing the app, simply right-click on a document, and Send to Kindle will be...

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed
October 9, 2012 | 8:59 am

Kobo Mini/Glo/Touch Triparison (Good E-Reader) The eBook: Deja Vu all Over Again? (Tech Crunch) Changes for Retailers as eBook Revolution Moves Abroad (Paid Content) Hands-on with the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (ZDnet) Kindle Daily Deal: Mariana by Susanna Kearsley {and} Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo * * *  Follow us @TeleRead Join us on Facebook   ...

Kobo Mini and Kobo Glo: First impressions
October 5, 2012 | 10:46 am

Kobo Glo I was at Indigo the other day while they were setting up the new Kobo readers and I got to play with both the Glo and the Mini. My overall verdict: I was impressed! I don't agree with all of the choices Kobo has made with their software, but they are more 'personal preference' things by now, as opposed to glaring bugs which need fixing. The Retail Advantage One thing I do have to give Kobo props for right off the bat is their employee training—their extensive retail presence (especially here in Canada, where they are branded with our major bookstore chain)...

Daily Roundup — Stories you may have missed
October 4, 2012 | 12:29 pm

Kobo Mini and Glo Shortage Strikes Canada (Good E-Reader) Kindle Paperwhite Sold Out Until November (GigaOM) I Love My Kindle but it Drives Me Crazy (Tech Drive) Ebook Publishing Platforms Are a Joke (Future Book) Kindle Daily Deal: For the King's Favor by Elizabeth Chadwick (&) Ashfall by Mike Mullin...

Morning Roundup — Links To Start Your Day
September 24, 2012 | 8:52 am

Kobo Mini, Kobo Glo, Kobo E-ReadersChapters will Have the Kobo Mini & Glo September 30th (Good E-Reader) >>> Nintendo 3DS to get Bookstore in Japan (The Digital Reader) How Indie Bookstores Failed to Recognize the Buying Power of the Mass-Market Reader (Dear Author) Going Blind? DRM will Dim Your World (Boing Boing) ♦ Kindle Daily Deal: Bewitching by Jill Barnett (and) Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine...