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Kobo Wireless eReader

By Bob on December 29, 2011 6:16 AM

Charlotte and I are both book lovers. We've been known to get (happily) lost in bookstores and I can't begin to count all the classics we've collected from our college days, library sales and the Half-Price Books chain of stores in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

But hey, you gotta go with the times, right? So, when the nice folks at Kobo asked if I'd like to test drive one its eReaders, I was anxious to boot one up. Boy, am I glad I did.


Kobo is a global eReading service with more than 2.2 million books, newspapers and magazines. The Kobo Wireless eReader I test drove (read?) came complete with one of its five exclusive eBook bundles, so it was ready to read right out-of-the-box.Kobo-ereader-500.jpg
























The exclusive eBook bundles each appeal to a different taste or reading mood and feature some of today's most popular and bestselling fiction, non-fiction, biographies and romance titles conveniently offered in a single package.  Mine came pre-loaded with 100 classics - from Mark Twain's, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to Sun Tzu's, The Art of War.


Kobo - with Hand-300.jpgIn addition to the pre-loaded titles, I was also able to begin building a library and read other eBooks, newspapers and magazines by connecting to our wireless network. The eReader weighs about one pound and its slim design made it easy to carry, so I took it everywhere.


Charlotte liked the fact that she could wirelessly shop on the go, anytime, anyplace, thanks to the handy one touch "Shop" button conveniently located on the left side of the eReader.


Reading under harsh fluorescent light -- even daylight -- was no problem at all. The Kobo eReader performed flawlessly even with my reading-glass-dependent eyes.  


If you're looking for a great addition to your library - or a terrific gift for your tech-savvy grandchild -- the Kobo Wireless eReader is a great way to go.
























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