Product Type: Kobo Tablet PCs / eBook Readers
Newest Review: ... feeling of exciting when turning a page. If you are split between a Kindle and a Kobo....Kobo without a doubt! Cheaper price tag that do... more
Kobo e-lucky to survive through a whole-book
Member Name: EsselleBeck
Advantages: Comes with 100 free books, SD card holder, useful for avid readers.
Disadvantages: Flimsy, light, not very durable or reliable.
I recently turned 20 and after persistently nagging my Mother since Christmas I finally received a Kobo eReader! I was so excited, I'm an avid reader and aim to read at least a book a day, if not more, carrying books around with me constantly however was such a pain! Especially giant hardbacks! So a Kobo for me would be perfect! Not only did it come with 100 free books on it I could then store as many as I like on there and carry them everywhere with me! So I opening my kobo, and after ignoring my initial fleeting thoughts that it was awfully light and, what was that rattling sound? Instantly, at that very moment began reading my first book. Grimms Fairytales....and didn't that last long.....40% through the book I decided I could do with some snacks and so, put my kobo in sleep mood and set it on a shelf out of the way of any harm. I returned around 15 minutes later, sat down, picked up my kobo, pressed the on button aaaannnddddd.......nothing. It refused to turn on. Having a closer look I found lines to be appearing across the screen in 'electronic ink'. I followed the in box instructions and used to a paper clip to reset it, and all that happened was some minor damage to the case, my kobo remained still in it's broken, lifeless sleep mode. The cover to the book I was reading staring me ominously in the face. I didn't even manage a full day with it. Needless to say, I shall be replacing my Kobo eReader with a Kindle. A far more durable, less flimsy feeling eReader, that, if I'm very lucky, WON'T break within the first few hours of me reading it.
Summary: I think I'll buy a kindle.
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