|My Kobo :)|
I decided to ask for a Kobo because I thought they were so much better than the standard Kindle. After playing on my Grandma’s Kindle which she got for Christmas, I decided they weren’t for me. Firstly I thought it was too hard to use, having to use a D-pad to type in your searches. I also found trying to access the store and downloading a bit of a pain. I decided that the Kindle was not what I wanted, but I knew I wanted an e-reader because I was running out of space for all of my books and wanted to have my library all in one place.
I decided to do some more research into e-readers and came across the Kobo Touch. It has a full 6” touch screen which reads like real paper and has no glare. The Kobo can store up to 1000 books on its hard-drive with the option to hold 3500 more on an SD card. It has the ability to link to Facebook and has an in-built internet explorer. You are even able to subscribe to newspapers and magazines! But the best thing for me is that Kobo’s eBook system has 2.2 million books and over 1 million free eBooks (having a wider selection than Amazon’s 900,000). I also think that it is much better value for money as the standard Kindle cost £89 and the Kobo Touch with all its extras only cost £99. So as you may have guessed, I asked for a Kobo for my birthday.
|Other Kobo Touch Colours|
And I’m glad I did! It is so light weight making it much easier to read and carry around. The screen is brilliant. You have the ability to customise the text the way you want it, with font size and line spacing. I was always worried that reading from an e-reader would hurt my eyes but the Kobo’s screen is perfect! It is so easy to use. Having a touch screen makes searching and downloading so much simpler, been able to choose what you want at the touch of a button and flicking though a novel just like you would a normal book. There are also little perks such as the Kobo awards where you get an award for completing a book or reading at a certain time of day, which you can then post to Facebook.
(As you can tell) I am extremely pleased with my Kobo Touch and I think anyone considering buying an Amazon Kindle should check out a Kobo first. But tell me what you think, do you have a Kobo or a Kindle? Do you love them or hate them? Or are you just a traditionalist and prefer paper to electronic? Drop me a comment and let me know.
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