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Kobo Aura Edition 2 - Ereader with backlight- Free shipping! £79.99 kobobooks
A very good ereader and a good alternative to the Kindle Paperwhite. Supports amost every ebook file type. Usually £99.99 but is on offer with 20% discount.
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Fan of Kobo hardware, but their customer support is DIRE. Own three Kobo's in the house, but any future buys I'm switching to Amazon.

I have the first version and prefer it to my latest generation paperwhite. The screen is nicer, there is no frame as such (front is flat with no lip and the screen light is even, unlike the kindle. Pity you can't download kindle books directly to it without faffing around with calibre.

I have both Kobe and kindle,to me the different is kobo you can access the Canadian library all books for free and use Pocket,kindle you got the Amazon resource and kindle email push function,hope this can help someone x

what's the life span on these, reading a lot of reviews of the paperwhite giving up around the 2 year mark?

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Kobo Aura Edition 2 Ereader £79.99 with free shipping at Kobo
£99.99 elsewhere at the moment so 20% off. Not a bad deal and reviews are not terrible. It has a 6" Carta E Ink touchscreen, 1024 x 768 resolution 212 ppi, with night light glow thingy & 4GB memo… Read more
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I have a Kobo arc 10, with Android kitkat, but there is poor software support and no updates, not sure how it will fair on these devices, but it's something to consider before purchasing!
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BolshyDonna

Buyers beware, my screen failed after three months. Was told I'd dropped … Buyers beware, my screen failed after three months. Was told I'd dropped the device (never moved from bedside table).Customer service is non-existent, search online for 'Kobo screen faulty'.Bought a Kindle and never looked back.


Hope you got your Kindle from JohnLewis for the 2-yr warranty, Amazon aren't interested in fault repairs if you've had your device more than 1 year. Own experience.

stringsonfire

I'd go with the Kobo Aura One if your budget will stretch



At more than twice the price? That's quite a budget stretch...

I'd go with the Kobo Aura One if your budget will stretch

BolshyDonna

Buyers beware, my screen failed after three months. Was told I'd dropped … Buyers beware, my screen failed after three months. Was told I'd dropped the device (never moved from bedside table).Customer service is non-existent, search online for 'Kobo screen faulty'.Bought a Kindle and never looked back.



What did the retailer say? Assuming you didn't buy directly from Kobo. Onus is on them to prove the fault wasn't there from purchase if it develops within 6 months.
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Kobo Glo HD - £89.99, inc. shipping! @ Kobobooks
EDIT: I expired this deal because it was supposed to end yesterday. However, the Kobo site is still showing it as active for whatever reason! Kobo have just dropped the price of the Glo HD, probably… Read more
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Boringgit

My understanding is that when you are "lent" a library book, they … My understanding is that when you are "lent" a library book, they watermark it in some way that even if you remove the DRM it is still easy to tie back to you.I don't know how and it's entirely possible that it is just a rumour they are happy to allow, but I kind of hope it is true and that people don't take the 'pee', because with libraries all over the country shutting down, this could be another nail in their coffin.Here endeth my sermon



​That's a fair enough point. I think, ideally, if people remove DRM from library books, it shouldn't be to share more widely. And if you're not doing that, then you're risk free. All the same, I condone this practice when you've actually bought the book. As for libraries shutting down - I fear it becomes inevitable as soon as digital media becomes easy, and capitalism gets its hooks into the physical equivalents (which it has). If people really valued physical books but found them too expensive to buy and keep, I think we'd still have many libraries.

Thanks for the heads up! Been wanting to replace my broken old first generation Kindle for a while now. This looks great.

My understanding is that when you are "lent" a library book, they watermark it in some way that even if you remove the DRM it is still easy to tie back to you.

I don't know how and it's entirely possible that it is just a rumour they are happy to allow, but I kind of hope it is true and that people don't take the 'pee', because with libraries all over the country shutting down, this could be another nail in their coffin.

Here endeth my sermon

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quixoticduck

So these can borrow ebooks from a library, unlike Kindles?



​ I haven't looked into it before, so just did some research. Seems it's perfectly possible: kobo.com/hel…ary

As long as the library uses the OverDrive system, which it seems most in fact do.

So yes, you can

Alternatively, though, I would probably just strip the file of the DRM and then you can convert or transfer it anywhere/anyhow you want. And then, if you didn't want to feel like a pirate, you could delete it when you're done

So these can borrow ebooks from a library, unlike Kindles?
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The Dreamshifters: Parallel One by Harry Dayle - Free eBook @ Kobo
Book 1 of the The Dreamshifters Trilogy. Have you ever had a dream so vivid it felt real? Maybe it was real. Maybe you are a dreamshifter. Jessica Kayne is an ordinary girl who works in an ordinary … Read more
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It's free on Amazon kindle too!

thanks - always nice to have a freebie (why anyone would vote cold on a free book is a bit beyond me!)
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{E Reader} KOBO GLO HD free delivery £89.99 from kobo store
Bought this because all those ''self-help'' ebook torrents I have been hoarding over the years were a pain to read on a backlit screen, Kobo is more friendly for sideloaded books than kindle paperwhit… Read more
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retrend

40% success rate.I love when you say you've had an issue with a brand … 40% success rate.I love when you say you've had an issue with a brand then someone pipes up that they haven't, as if that means I'm talking ****.


No, they are probably saying that just because Malaysian airline crashed, doesn't mean air travel is not the safest form of travelling statistically.

mbuckhurst

Both the Kobos I own are still going strong, after more than 2 years use … Both the Kobos I own are still going strong, after more than 2 years use travelling around the country and abroad.mike


40% success rate.

I love when you say you've had an issue with a brand then someone pipes up that they haven't, as if that means I'm talking ****.
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Had mine for the best part of 4 years - no problems with it.....

retrend

I've had 3 kobos die within 2 years, crap brand.



Both the Kobos I own are still going strong, after more than 2 years use travelling around the country and abroad.

mike

I've had 3 kobos die within 2 years, crap brand.
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happy readers ebook From McDonalds
The code for the new horrid Henry happy meal happy readers ebook is 324535. Enjoy! Shared Via The HUKD App For Android. ++++++++++++++++++ code gets the The Famous Five By Enid Blyton too - splender
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Angry birds book is 375722

Yep, Batman code doesn't work for me either, gives error. Adventure Time is same as I have on HM box and works fine.

Batman code isn't working for me, anyone else got a different one? Thx

adventure time book is 582477

nadhaw

Hi again, has anyone come across the adventure time joke book code yet by … Hi again, has anyone come across the adventure time joke book code yet by any chance? Thank you


582477
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Wanted Man [A PC Heckenburg Short Story] Free Ebook @ kobo store
Get back to where it all started in this race-against-the-clock short story, as a young PC Mark Heckenburg tackles the first in a long line of very bad criminals… Including an extract of the new Heck … Read more
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Heat Added .... ALso Free Here As Well Op

A Wanted Man [A PC Heckenburg Short Story] [Kindle Edition]

amazon.co.uk/Wan…Man
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The Husband's Secret - eBook - 99p from Kobo RRP £5.49
I have a Nook eReader and I'm always on the look out for cheap ebooks as I'm loathe to pay full price for them. Been on the look out for Liane Moriarty's, 'The Husband's Secret'. Nook are selling it… Read more
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Grazza07

Still no joy. I bought it at 99p anyway and it's there waiting to be … Still no joy. I bought it at 99p anyway and it's there waiting to be transferred but I got so far and gave up, I already had a massive headache and couldn't even look at the screen anymore. So my husband has said he will give it a go when we have a quieter moment, isn't it annoying how 10 year old kids can do these kind of things with their eyes shut and at 41 I'm stuck in the dark ages, mind you I'm a mean shopper on the Internet, it doesn't affect me when there's a new pair of boots at stake.




I'm sure between you and your husband, you'll figure it out. Two heads are better than one!

mizfiesta

Let me know how you get on!



Still no joy. I bought it at 99p anyway and it's there waiting to be transferred but I got so far and gave up, I already had a massive headache and couldn't even look at the screen anymore. So my husband has said he will give it a go when we have a quieter moment, isn't it annoying how 10 year old kids can do these kind of things with their eyes shut and at 41 I'm stuck in the dark ages, mind you I'm a mean shopper on the Internet, it doesn't affect me when there's a new pair of boots at stake.

It's back to £3.61 for kindle on amazon. I wasn't quick enough :-(

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Grazza07

Thank you both for this, I'm a complete dumbo when it comes to these … Thank you both for this, I'm a complete dumbo when it comes to these things, but I'll give it a go.





Let me know how you get on!

Brilliant book
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happy readers ebook
This is the code for the new happy meal happy readers book that can be downloaded for free via kobo and read on the kobo app. My daughter has several of these books on her kobo app now and loves them… Read more
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932715 for Transformers(I think) and My little pony

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Voucher code: 862354 redeemable 22nd March – 16th May for ‘Smurfs: The Los … Voucher code: 862354 redeemable 22nd March – 16th May for ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village Movie Novelization’ by Stacia Deutsch.



​Hi, thank you I have started a new thread as this one was expired for some reason!

Voucher code: 862354 redeemable 22nd March – 16th May for ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village Movie Novelization’ by Stacia Deutsch.

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Looks like the new smurfs book is out today, just checked as I thought it's been a while. It says 22/2-16/5.. Haven't got the code yet but should be going at the weekend maybe someone is faster than me

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thewudz

Not sure about this. New code is 978601 but the two books look like the … Not sure about this. New code is 978601 but the two books look like the same from last time; Beast Quest and Rainbow MagicShort of ebooks I guess



​I kept checking for a new one too in the last few days and never noticed the titles had changed until it was pointed out! Thank you yet again for the code
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Kobo Aura H2O WATERPROOF e-reader £139.99 @ Kobo
WATERPROOF e-reader Great invention for reading in the bathtub :)
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great idea but a bit steep!

video61

And still to dear at that!!



its cheaper than the voyage.

And still to dear at that!!

only £139.99 in argos
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Free kobo childrens ebook
Download free Kobo ebook Scooby Doo with voucher code726629
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Thanks dude! if only there were more books which were free.

thanks :-)

Thanks guys, link updated

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Hi it is for Haunted Halloween
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Free The Famous Five - Five and A Half-Term Adventure ebook @ Kobo books SuperEd
Code is 732738 - code should be generic as was on three other boxes and all the same Expires 17th June :) George's dog Timmy sniffs out an adventure when he spots some suspicious-looking passengers… Read more
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Didn't work for me
Probably each code work 50 or 200 times.

Redeemed fine for me - thank you. Voted Hot

It's telling me that Kobo is unable to apply the discount code.

Anyone found a way to get it to work? It'd be a steal!
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Free Mills & Boon Ebook for Kobo reader using code
Not everybody's cup of tea. But some of them run up to £5.39 normally. Enter the code CUPID2014 at checkout to get it for free.
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Pity it's just for Mills and Boon as I'm not a fan, but heat added because this a good deal. There are so few free books on Kobo compared to Kindle.

Banned

Not my cup of tea either, but a good deal so heat. Thanks.
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Homeland prequel ebook - Carrie's Run £3.99 @ kobobooks
Who knew!!!... there is a Homeland prequel ebook called Carrie's Run... ...only on the first chapter but Fab!
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its the whole book, they have chapter options but its not worth it. 3.99 is a bargain

£3.66 @ Amazon

Length: 368 pages
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Purchased

£3.99 for a chapter???
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catching fire ebook (book 2 of the hunger games) 71p with voucher code - CATCHINGFIRE75 @ kobobooks
Good price for this e book with voucher code http://kbimages1-a.akamaihd.net/Images/ce430da7-3ef9-4ce5-8402-15bea15eda9a/166/300/False/Catching+Fire.jpg - mcdaidio1
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kindles do not accept epub files that kobo use but if you have a ereader that supports the epub format (e.g Nook ereader, sony e reader) you can download a file from the kobo site ,then use that file to download the book with adobe editions then import it onto a ereader thats supports epubs. You can also use the kobo app to display the book on a mobile phone or tablet
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Good price but looks like it's only for kobo's.
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Free EBook for Kids/Teens - Simple Guide to One Direction on Kobo
Here is one to get them reading!! My daughter is made up with this. The Simple Guide To One Direction By: Chris Scott 5 Star Rating Chris Scott, July 2012 #1818 in Biography & Memoir #24 in … Read more
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i have no answer for you.

Glad to hear your daughters a publicist.

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would much prefer to have my teenage daughter "hyping up a boy bands" than some of the other trash she could be into!

Have a bunch of adolescents mime and hype them up....simples!!

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miikeyblue

Simple guide?How difficult can it possibly be?



your not a child or a teen are you?
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Free E Reading APP at KOBO Books for smartphones
A free eReading app from Kobo Books on your iPhone, iPad, Blackberry or Android. The app allows you to download books instantly and read them anywhere. Browse and shop over 2.5 million eBooks includ… Read more
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have both ,,,,,,,give me kobo anytime

I'm a great advocate of Kobo, and owning a koboglo eReader this app is ideal for syncing on other devices.

Don't knock the kobo.

Kindles aren't the only ereaders! (And not the best either!)

Moved to Freebies.

When you go to this page to submit a deal

http://www.hotukdeals.com/submit?type=deals

there are icons all along the top of the screen. Vouchers, Freebies etc. You click on the relevant one to submit a thread for that section.

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Angof

Should be in freebies.



sorry don't know how to do this, didn't even know there was a freebies section

Should be in freebies.
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Free Ebook on All E-readers - The Girl in a Box - Robert J Crane
Got this book free via Kobo but it is available for free on all ereaders... Enjoyed it so much I went on to buy all 5 that are out now (£2.99 each) Each book can be read stand alone or part of a seri… Read more
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im on book 5 for the second time now absolutely fab and cant wait for the next book to come out

Yes I read it and enjoyed it. I thought it was very well written and I'm looking forward to reading the next one.

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anyone read it yet? im curious to see what you think about it, im reading the whole series for the second time and still engrossed!

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yes summer if you go to his website there is a link to every ereader where its available for free... it really is a great read, be warned though, make sure you have time to read this book coz once you start you wont be able to stop

Thanks for this. It has some good reviews on Amazon. (The kindle version is free to download on Amazon too)