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Saturday, January 8, 2011

eReader ~ My Kobo

Today I thought I'd talk about my Kobo.

Before purchasing my eReader, I did a lot of research, there were many to choose from, but which one was right for me.

Price point had a lot to do with my decision. At the time (April 2010) the Kobo was the cheapest on the market. I know, I know, cheapest isn't always the best.

I liked the idea that the Kobo could read PDF files and EPUB files, allowing me to purchase books from other stores plus download FREE books from the library. FREE is always good, but the waiting, I hate waiting for books. This is crazy because I usually have a book on the go and a huge list of waiting to read.

I didn't want my device to be back lit, so the eInk was a plus. I look at a computer all day and find that my eyes fatigue quickly, for the amount of reading that I do I knew for sure a back lit device wasn't for me.

I didn't want to be able to do anything else with my eReader except read. I didn't want to be away on holidays with books downloaded for my reading pleasure and my son ask me if he could go on the Internet, play games and such.

So, I ordered my white Kobo from Chapters, on preorder and patiently waited for it to arrive. To my dismay within weeks of receiving the Kobo, Chapters released the black Kobo without warning and months later released the wireless. I'm still happy with my non wireless Kobo, probably a good idea anyways, wireless might make it too easy for me to download books. Spending money on books is my vise.

Making the leap to an eReader was big for me, I like the feel of books and the smell of paper, but saving money, (eBooks are cheaper) and the environment, (I love trees too) were reasons I decided it was time. I have to say I'm not disappointed.

My husband bought me a black Moleskine and light for Christmas. The Moleskine cover is the nicest cover I've seen yet, a bit pricey but holds the Kobo well without obstruction to the buttons. You can definately read your Kobo within this cover.
Signing off till next time

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