Excerpt: The Kobo Wireless eReader is the 2nd generation device from Kobo and has just started hitting shelves in the US and Canada in time for the holiday season, and is expected to make it to Australia by Christmas too.
Excerpt: The Good Competitve price. Simple, comfortable interface. Light, very comfortable design. Universal ePub support; some drag-and-drop. E Ink battery and eye benefits. Part of a multi-device ecosystem. SD card slot. Two-week battery offline. The Bad Kindle and Nook do more with Wi-Fi. Wireless drains battery quickly. On-screen keyboard slow to use. Usual e-paper slowness. No file support beyond ePub and PDF. Bluetooth of limited help.
Pros: Competitve price., Simple, comfortable interface., Light, very comfortable design., Universal ePub support; some drag-and-drop., E Ink battery and eye benefits., Part of a multi-device ecosystem., SD card slot., Two-week battery offline.
Cons: Kindle and Nook do more with Wi-Fi., Wireless drains battery quickly., On-screen keyboard slow to use., Usual e-paper slowness., No file support beyond ePub and PDF., Bluetooth of limited help.
Excerpt: In the competition between the Amazon Kindle and other eReaders, Kobo's devices are the only ones that come close to matching Amazon's well-rounded package at present - at least until Sony gets round to launched its eBook store for the Sony Reader PRS-T1 The Kobo Wireless eReader is Kobo's entry-level device but - as the name suggests - it does have Wi-Fi.