Kobo ereader for £49 (free collect from store or £2.95 delivery) @ Asda  direct
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Kobo ereader for £49 (free collect from store or £2.95 delivery) @ Asda direct

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Found 30th Mar 2012
Out of stock at the moment....
Saw this in the metro this morning. Cheapest around

Colour - Onyx
Operating System - Linux (custom)
Storage Capacity - 1GB holds 1000 Books, expandable up to 10,000 eBooks with a 32 GB SD Memory Card
Memory Card Slot - Yes - SD
Headphone Socket - No
Battery - Rechargable Lithium Polymer
Weight - 221 g
Screen Size (inch) - 6 Inches
Screen Type - E Ink
USB Port - 1 x USB Port
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i predict 500 degrees on this one,good find
Thanks
I have the Kobo Touch (£79 at Asda or WH Smith) and it is excellent. I'm. sure the reviews said that the Touch was far better. I don't know about this one but the touch has a built-in web browser, sketch pad and Sodoku game and has just had a software update to make page turning far better......
Excellent find - Thanks
This is gonna get hot.
I recently bought this Kobo and the Kobo Touch - the Touch was for me and the basic model as a gift and think both are great. Yes the Touch is better but currently that is £79.

In comparison to the Kindle the differences in reading quality and ease of use are tiny and considering that it costs £89 and 109 for normal and Touch version - there is no way the extra price is warranted. Kobo are being smarter by being more aggressive on price.



Edited by: "Ab001" 30th Mar 2012
Got a touch and it's brilliant. Great deal for this however. Don't queue up for hours with all the other panic merchants and fill your tank, buy one of these and stay at home!
A good price, but echo other poster's comments that the kobo touch is better albeit £30 more.
Whats the cheapest price for the touch? Is £79 a good deal?
powa_s

Whats the cheapest price for the touch? Is £79 a good deal?



they were £75 at argos and John Lewis last week, but now gone back up I beleive
Don't forget Top cashback, 2.2 %
Does anyone know where I can find a list of the 100 pre-loaded books? Can't find anything on google.

EDIT: Nevermind, found them.
Edited by: "Jerbs" 30th Mar 2012
Great price, I have the Touch and love it, much better than a kindle.
Nice price, super hot deal!

Anyone considering it should just be aware that this feels sluggish compared to the other top e-readers (though if it's your first e-reader you probably won't notice that). The Kindle 4 is better (but not £20-30 better). If you want a non-touch screen e-reader, this is a far better option than those Binatone e-readers sold cheap on ebay/argos.

Though just to echo what everyone else has said, if you want to get an e-reader, the best value is to be found in the Kobo Touch for £79.
Matangouk

Great price, I have the Touch and love it, much better than a kindle.



Why is it better than a Kindle?
The Kobo is a pretty basic piece of kit but this is an excellent deal.
Poor man's Kindle. I'd rather have the real thing for the sake of a few quid.
oddballjamie

Poor man's Kindle. I'd rather have the real thing for the sake of a few … Poor man's Kindle. I'd rather have the real thing for the sake of a few quid.



Not sure about 'poor man's kindle'. In my opinion the Kobo (I have the touch) is better than the Kindle. Expandable memory, excellent touch, allow you to use epub which is open source so you are not restricted to buying just from amazon. Pdf's are also displayed superbly.
boneless

Not sure about 'poor man's kindle'. In my opinion the Kobo (I have the … Not sure about 'poor man's kindle'. In my opinion the Kobo (I have the touch) is better than the Kindle. Expandable memory, excellent touch, allow you to use epub which is open source so you are not restricted to buying just from amazon. Pdf's are also displayed superbly.



I agree better than kindle, oddballjamie problery got an iphone aswell;)
Edited by: "junglejim" 30th Mar 2012
Anyone know the instore price?
junglejim

I agree better than kindle, oddballjamie problery got an iphone aswell;)


Nope, have the S2 currently the best phone on the market.
boneless

Not sure about 'poor man's kindle'. In my opinion the Kobo (I have the … Not sure about 'poor man's kindle'. In my opinion the Kobo (I have the touch) is better than the Kindle. Expandable memory, excellent touch, allow you to use epub which is open source so you are not restricted to buying just from amazon. Pdf's are also displayed superbly.


This deal isn't for the touch though.
oddballjamie

Poor man's Kindle. I'd rather have the real thing for the sake of a few … Poor man's Kindle. I'd rather have the real thing for the sake of a few quid.


Hardly. Not much of a difference in fact. It's not that it's a Leica vs. Opympus, you know.

oddballjamie

Poor man's Kindle. I'd rather have the real thing for the sake of a few … Poor man's Kindle. I'd rather have the real thing for the sake of a few quid.


kindle a paupers sony
Edited by: "Infractionboi" 30th Mar 2012
keith43

Anyone know the instore price?



Decided to phone the store and they are £49 instore as well.
junglejim

I agree better than kindle, oddballjamie problery got an iphone aswell;)



Has anyone used both and can give an opinion on screen quality, contrast and refresh times?
Also how quick is it to navigate the menus if you have a lot of books on it?
I have a kindle but might get this as a gift for someone.


This is pretty tempting, although I'm thinking about holding out to see what Waterstones release (supposedly a rebadged Nook, which would be fine if they price it well -- I'd like to see a version of the Nook Simple Touch, which runs Android and can be hacked so that you can install and run other apps). Hot, anyway.
very tempted at this price!
These Kobo's look like a great deal

Does anyone know if this has Text to Speech? I've had a look at the specs but can't find it listed.

Also is there a software package I can use to convert my Kindle books so they can be read on the Kobo?

I've been using the kindle app on my phone but think its time to get a real e-reader.



People shouldn't compare this to the touch, I had a go on this at WHSmiths as well as the touch and this was noticeably more sluggish and obviously not as easy to navigate. It is probably worth the £50, but id rather spend a bit more to have more features.

This is definitely a poor mans kindle. The kobo touch vs kindle is a different matter.
Edited by: "Hpi_matrix" 30th Mar 2012
do both the kobo and kindle read e-pub files?
Rocafella2k7

do both the kobo and kindle read e-pub files?


kobo does
kindle has their own format emobi to tie ppl in although calibre will convert either format for you
Rocafella2k7

do both the kobo and kindle read e-pub files?



clicky
keith43

Decided to phone the store and they are £49 instore as well.



Just been to buy one in Bridgend...still £59 in store, scan checked, still £59, so I asked the sales lady if I placed an order online, could I pick one up...no go. Seems stupid, but I'll order online and pick it up in store next week. Also checked for any of the Kindle refurbs for £57...no stock in Llantrisant or x2 Bridgend, so Kobo it is.
Thanks - bought one at this price. Kindle not worth the extra now this is so cheap and I wanted to access free ebooks from library anyway.
The Kobo Touch is way better than than the wireless one. Pay the extra £20 odd quid for touch screen and you've got something better than a Kindle.
alebastra

… Opympus …


Interesting brand.
Will wait until the touch comes down to a similar price point.......
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