Kobo has just issued a new firmware update for the Kobo Touch, Kobo Glo, Kobo Glo HD, Kobo Aura, Kobo Aura HD, Kobo Aura H2O, Kobo Aura H2O Edition 2, Kobo Aura ONE, Kobo Aura ONE Limited Edition, Kobo Aura Edition 2 ,Kobo Clara HD and the Kobo Forma. Here is a list of all of the new features found in 4.17.13651. Enhanced eBook navigationWe listened to Kobo readers … [Read more...] about Kobo brings many of the Libra H2O features to older Kobo e-readers
The Kobo Libra H2O is the latest generation e-reader from Kobo. This device is going to be available around September 15th in North America and will hit Europe and other markets later this year. The big selling points is that it has manual page turn buttons, a new e-reading system and the same design sensibilities as the Kobo Forma, but it costs $100 … [Read more...] about Kobo Libra H2O Review
The Kobo Libra H2O is the first e-reader that Kobo released in 2019. This device has the same form factor as the Kobo Forma and Kindle Oasis 3. It is going to retail for $169 when it is available as pre-order on September 10th and will be available from most retailers on the 15h. It comes in black and white.The Libra features a 7 inch E Ink Carta HD display with a … [Read more...] about Kobo announces the Kobo Libra H20
Kobo outsources their promotional videos to other companies, when they are gearing up for a product launch. The Clara HD was no exception and they contacted Icon Motion in May of 2018 for another product launch video. Icon just released a director's cut of the Kobo Clara HD release video and it is actually a good case study on how e-readers should be unveiled.Icon Motion … [Read more...] about Kobo Clara HD Director’s Cut Video Released
Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and a myriad of others sell officially branded cases to protect the e-readers from damage. Amazon has the widest selection, they have Kindle cases made of leather, plastic and even cork. Cases often cost anywhere from $25 to $50, depending on if you want genuine leather or synthetic. There is also a ton of aftermarket cases out there that feature … [Read more...] about Do you use cases to protect your e-reader?
Kobo is pushing out a new firmware update that will give users the ability to set a four digit PIN number. This will protect your device from making unauthorized purchases from the digital bookstore and the internet browser.Release Notes for version 4.15.12920Parental controls - You can set a 4-digit PIN that must be entered to access the store and web browser on your … [Read more...] about Kobo e-readers now have better security features
The Kobo Emerging Writer Prize has been an ongoing thing for the past five years. The longlist is quite massive, but the way they conduct the shortlist is quite interesting. They analyze the completion rates, customer ratings and and tally up the number of reviews. If you are looking to read a new ebook this weekend, this list has you covered.Literary Fiction Summer … [Read more...] about Looking for a new ebook to read? Kobo has you covered
Kobo has just released a new firmware update (4.13.12638) for all of the e-readers they currently support. The devices now support a traditional Chinese layout and new custom font, which is useful since Kobo is sold in Taiwan. You will now be notified if you are connected to your Wifi network, but cannot access Kobo's services. Several other Wi-Fi problems are also addressed. … [Read more...] about Kobo solves a number of WIFI bugs in latest firmware update
Kobo Insiders is an invite only program where people who buy a ton of ebooks and have a history of purchasing multiple e-readers congregate. There are discussion areas that talk about various aspects of the Kobo business, such as e-readers, ebooks, Super Points and what ebooks they are reading. Kobo has just issued their findings from various polls they conducted last year and … [Read more...] about Kobo Insiders want a color e-reader that can play audiobooks
Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Kobo have abandoned on-board SD cards and these three brands represent the vast majority of e-reader sales in North America. In Europe and China many e-reader brands have also removed support for SD cards, this is evident with most of Onyx Boox's new devices and ditto with Tolino and Pocketbook. Boyue seems to be the only one that continues to … [Read more...] about Should e-Reader companies support SD Cards?
Sony was one of the earliest entrants to the world of e-readers and they released over a dozen models over the years. In 2014 the company exited the commercial sector and sold their customers to Kobo, which helped the Canadian company secure over 400,000 new users. Kobo issued an update for the Sony e-readers that were considered modern for the time and removed the Sony … [Read more...] about The Sony PRS-T1, PRS-T2 and PRS-T3 has reached end-of-life