Kobo Wireless Ereader 6" Black *1GB Memory + Expandabable (+ 100 free books) - £49.99 Delivered @ Cheapest Electrical eBay
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Kobo Wireless Ereader 6" Black *1GB Memory + Expandabable (+ 100 free books) - £49.99 Delivered @ Cheapest Electrical eBay

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Sloth/Mod 47
Sloth/Mod
Found 24th Mar 2012
comes with 1 year warranty

The Kobo eReader comes Pre-Loaded With 100 Free eBook Titles.

Designed by book lovers for book lovers, the Kobo Wireless eReader is intuitive, lightweight and compact. There is never any glare or reflection and the five different font sizes and two different font styles let you custom tailor your reading experience - reading just doesn't get any better than this. Now with Wi Fi, you can browse and buy books - anytime, anyplace.

•E Ink screen reads just like print and paper for a true book-like reading experience.

•There's no glare, even in bright sunlight, so reading is easy on the eyes.

•Wireless (Wi Fi) connectivity allows you to shop and update your library wirelessly or plug into your computer's USB to shop and update your eReader from your desktop.

•Can't wait to start reading? The Kobo Wireless eReader comes preloaded with 100 free engaging classic eBooks.

•Very lightweight and portable, just 10 mm thick and weighs less than 221 grams - same as a small paperback!

•Take your library with you! Comes with 1 GB of storage, or the ability to carry up to 1000 eBooks in your library. Just add a SD memory card to increase your storage.

•The unique quilted back makes it comfortable to hold.

•Read on and on. The long lasting battery provides up to two weeks or up to 10,000 page turns.

•Modern and minimal - easily navigate your library with a few simple clicks.

•Personalize your view - 5 different font sizes and 2 different font styles to choose from, three different library views.

•Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary comes built in!

•Includes the Kobo Desktop Application, which makes it easy to manage your library and shop for books.

•Supports ePUB, PDF and Adobe DRM.

This unit is a customer no fault return which has been checked and repacked as new in original packaging. 12 months warranty is supplie
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Original Poster Sloth/Mod
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Should get hot.
£50 is the biting point for a lot of people.

Good Kobo v Kindle comparison on MSE
moneysavingexpert.com/tea…rs/
Banned
bargain of the day!

EDIT: I take that back. £50 is about right for a refurb. Should be in the title really.
Edited by: "csiman" 25th Mar 2012
Disregarding price for a moment which would you go for this or the kindle, does the kobo anything better than the kindle and vice versa?

Been considering an Ereader for a while now.
zombrex

Disregarding price for a moment which would you go for this or the … Disregarding price for a moment which would you go for this or the kindle, does the kobo anything better than the kindle and vice versa?Been considering an Ereader for a while now.



The Kobo handles PDFs. The Kindle does too but I think you need to convert them first.

You can get the Kobo for £60 from Asda. This deal got over 600 degrees so I thought this would get hotter. Maybe as it's a refurb but it does have 1 year warranty.
hotukdeals.com/dea…164
Edited by: "KongDonkey" 24th Mar 2012

zombrex

Disregarding price for a moment which would you go for this or the … Disregarding price for a moment which would you go for this or the kindle, does the kobo anything better than the kindle and vice versa?Been considering an Ereader for a while now.



I suggest you read Kongdonkey's useful link in post #2.

If you're after a kindle alternative this is the best price i've seen to date for a decent quality epub format ereader. Paid £129 for my Sony Prst-1 ereader last November and good as the Sony is, i would have been equally happy with the kobo and £80 richer.

The bargain price more than makes up for marginal differences in screen contrast and performance.
I sometimes read my wife's two+ years old 5" sony prs300 that is now very old tech but once you start reading and get immersed, it's fine. Same with the kobo i bet. Hot!
Been using the Kindle App on my phone for a while, if I bought this Kobo, is there a way to load book from Amazon to it ... I'm guessing no due to DRM?
This has come up before, general opinion was that the screen isn't as good as a kindle (the kobo touch is one model up and shares the kindle's screen), but using books from libraries is easier at present.

Both read pdf's natively, but using a pdf on a small screen is always a pain.
Good price but I don't have habit of reading other than HUKD comments.
The thing that put me off is that the Kobo doesn't read Mobi - does it? I have loads of mobi format files and therefore assume thatI would need to convert.
I have a kindle but would quite like a second reader cheap that I could use on holiday
My Kobo Touch supports non-DRMed mobi. Can't see why this wouldn't.
Thanks Spraint - maybe I an just being thick? It was the kobo description of supported files that made me think this was the case. Just different see mobi mentioned - in that case it might be a decent second second reader for me.
excellent deal, the 100 free ebooks is good, saves you the hassle even if the books are all free elsewhere, if you're not too bothered about used, I've seen a few Sony PRS-350 used on amazon for good prices lately
KongDonkey

Good Kobo v Kindle comparison on … Good Kobo v Kindle comparison on MSEhttp://www.moneysavingexpert.com/team-blog/2012/03/06/kindle-vs-kobo-battle-of-the-e-readers/

Good? I guess if you're not intrested in battery life and what the actual screen looks like then you might consider this comparison good.
does anyone know if this justifies text or puts a dash in a long word and then moves the rest of the word to the next line? I got a Binatone and it's horrible not for the build quality but how it displays text, hyphenating words and putting it on the next line. My parents sony ereaders properly format files as if they were typeset.
KongDonkey

Should get hot.£50 is the biting point for a lot of people.Good Kobo v … Should get hot.£50 is the biting point for a lot of people.Good Kobo v Kindle comparison on MSEhttp://www.moneysavingexpert.com/team-blog/2012/03/06/kindle-vs-kobo-battle-of-the-e-readers/


Thanks for posting this link. Puts to bed a few concerns I would have had about going for the Kobo.
Bought!
only £50?... Hot from me
mgk

The thing that put me off is that the Kobo doesn't read Mobi - does it? I … The thing that put me off is that the Kobo doesn't read Mobi - does it? I have loads of mobi format files and therefore assume thatI would need to convert.I have a kindle but would quite like a second reader cheap that I could use on holiday



just use calibre to manage your files it will automatically convert to epub from mobi and vice versa
mini0ne

just use calibre to manage your files it will automatically convert to … just use calibre to manage your files it will automatically convert to epub from mobi and vice versa


Plus you are better off storing your books as .epub since it is the standard format for ebooks unlike .mobi.
Thanks; bought! Another item I'd been dithering about for a while, decision made now.
Good Price, Hot
spraint

My Kobo Touch supports non-DRMed mobi. Can't see why this wouldn't.


No that's wrong, this Kobo Wi-Fi only supports epub and pdf, the Kobo Touch is a superior bit of kit, that's why it supports more formats ;-)

With a couple of exceptions (price and library books) the Kindle is better in every way to this Kobo Wi-Fi (usability, battery life, screen, ease of buying books, customer support). Is it £30 better though? That's up to the individual!

If the Kobo interests you, it's worth thinking about spending the extra cash and going for the Kobo Touch, it measures up far better to the Kindle, and is probably better with the exception of the level of support you get from Amazon.

Still for £50..... this is hot!
Good spot Sy - heat added

Points to think about if thinking of buying one - £50 is a good price but its still a return and I can't see anything about who the warranty is with - Kobo or Cheapelectricals? Downsides is this is an old design so page turning is by using the d-pad (no buttons on side like the Kindle) and screen isn't quite as good as the Kobo Touch or Kindle (its still very good though).

Kobo issues regular firmware updates for their ereaders but lately they've been concentrating more on the Kobo Touch.

If you're new to ereaders, not sure if you're going to like them and want a basic cheap one then this will fit the bill. But if you can, I'd go with the Kobo Touch for £30 more (its still under £80 in some stores) and is an absolute bargain.

There is a list of free ebook sites on at the start of this thread on Mobileread forum
mobileread.com/for…052

Edited by: "gari189" 24th Mar 2012
I had one of these - great bit of kit, but a crap battery life.
it was rated at several thousand pageturns, but I only ever got a couple of hundred....even so, for the price, bargain.
montblanc

does anyone know if this justifies text or puts a dash in a long word and … does anyone know if this justifies text or puts a dash in a long word and then moves the rest of the word to the next line? I got a Binatone and it's horrible not for the build quality but how it displays text, hyphenating words and putting it on the next line. My parents sony ereaders properly format files as if they were typeset.



Anyone know how the formatting works?
OP should have stated secondhand in the title.
brought one for £60 from whsmiths other day love it and easy to use with calibre for converting files .
anyone know if it supports text to speech?
Bought,hot,thanks syze. Btw,they sold over 30 units since you started this post,hope you'll get your share
mac1611

anyone know if it supports text to speech?


No - there isn't any audio function on the Kobo.

montblanc

Anyone know how the formatting works?


The user manual is here
download.kobobooks.com/lea…pdf
Top of page 31 mentions justification (doesn't mention hypenation though)
I bought a Kobo Touch from Argos at £74 (£67 after staff discount =]) and I can honestly say it measures up very well to the Kindle and in fact I've had it for just under a month now and I still haven't managed to break the screen, I broke my kindle the first day I had it... slipped from fingers and inch above the coffee table onto it's back (_;) I think that was because the older Kindle 3's where a bit more delicate however amazons CS was amazing! I'm going to take out the 3yr accidental damage guarantee as well on pay day (i think it's about £15 ) just to be on the safe side

the only thing that bugs me slightly is that the touch screen isn't as responsive as I would like at times however that's a firmware issue which I'm in no doubt will be fixed very soon on the plus side the formatting seems better on the Kobo and converted eBooks generally appear to display better I find than they ever did on my old kindle
Can you connect to the Kobo via Calibre over WI-FI or do you have to use the USB cable?
I think I'm going to hold out for a Kindle; Amazon have been brilliant with returns and warranties for me so far, and I think a such a great level of customer service is worth the extra £30 or so. Plus, this one is refurbished, which should be indicated in the title, really.
Banned
westyuk1

Can you connect to the Kobo via Calibre over WI-FI or do you have to use … Can you connect to the Kobo via Calibre over WI-FI or do you have to use the USB cable?


cable needed
Is there any advantage with the 3G versions of Kindle and Kobo apart from downloading books?

Can you hack them for web access?
I Don't know if there is an error in the price quoted here at 49.99 or on the ebay site,where its actually 54.99.But be warned.!
Edited by: "bargoffers" 25th Mar 2012
Seems like the sellers have put the price up on ebay as now £54.99!!. Cheeky, it is only 59 brand new from Asda.

I am in the market for an e reader. I went to have a play in WH Smith on this and the Kobo Touch and can confirm that the Touch is light years ahead in every way. This took a while to load books and flick through pages whilst the Touch was instant. It was also smaller and better looking. I think you would be a fool not to go for a Touch for £20 more on Argos.
kyle1234c

Seems like the sellers have put the price up on ebay as now £54.99!!. … Seems like the sellers have put the price up on ebay as now £54.99!!. Cheeky, it is only 59 brand new from Asda.I am in the market for an e reader. I went to have a play in WH Smith on this and the Kobo Touch and can confirm that the Touch is light years ahead in every way. This took a while to load books and flick through pages whilst the Touch was instant. It was also smaller and better looking. I think you would be a fool not to go for a Touch for £20 more on Argos.



did the same today too, and I think kobo touch is the way to go
can't find any stock at argos however.........
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