Kobo has been a very easy brand to get in Canada, but not so much in the USA. This has changed today as the Kobo Wireless is now available at most Bestbuy locations in the United States.
The Kobo Wireless is on sale with a special promotion at only $99.99 and will be $129.99 when the sale ends! Not only can you buy it in the stores but you can also purchase it online at Bestbuy.com. To get you reading right away the e-reader is loaded up with around 100 free classic ebooks.
The Kobo Wireless is a great entry level e-reader with access to over 2.3 million books, magazines and newspapers. The unit is six inches and has WIFI in order to purchase books directly on the device. When you purchase books from Kobo not only can you read them on your device, but also on many other applications. If you have an iPhone, iPad, Blackberry or Android device you can simply download the corresponding application and read any book you buy.
One of the great things about the Kobo e-reader is that you can load in ePub and PDF books you have purchased from other book stores on your device. You would want to use Adobe Digital Editions for this procedure. You can also borrow books from your local library and get some free books using Overdrive.
“We’ve seen great success working with Best Buy in Canada and look forward to being available in-store in the U.S. with the Mother’s Day special,” said Todd Humphrey, vice president of business development, Kobo. “Having Kobo’s Wireless eReader in Best Buy stores throughout the United States and online provides the eReading public with more purchasing options and allows shoppers to compare our eReader to the competition to see the value and versatility we bring to the table. Best Buy is the ultimate electronic shopping destination, offering knowledgeable product experts and a low price guarantee.”
To learn more on the Kobo Wireless, check out our full Hands on Review.
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Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.