Auto sync your books from a Dropbox or Gdrive: https://github.com/fsantini/KoboCloud
Does it support epub and mobi?
I think Smith's survives on newspaper and magazine sales these days, primarily at transit locations where they can up-sell an uninspiring sarnie to the desperate traveller. They stopped being a serious book retailer in the 90s, sold the music retail business and stuffed their stores with toys. It was very sad.
Posted 22nd MarPosted 22nd MarShipping from NetherlandsShipping from Netherlands
Kobo Forma 8" E-reader 32GB - £149.99 at Kobo£149.99 Free P&P FreeKobo Deals
Also, the 8GB model, oddly at the higher price of £199.99 With a lightweight and ergonomic design, an 8.0" glare-free screen, the option for landscape or portrait mode, and page-t… Read more
Glad someone else is also delighted with this rather fortunate mis-price.
0% the N604 will be below $250, slightly better odds it will be cerca $400. To read colour comics, fair enough, but not to read a book, or suitably created documents. Ovwrkill right now.
Many thanks to the OP, absolutely delighted with this. I initially thought the 8" would be too big, but after receiving it, I couldn't imagine using anything smaller now (and I have a 6" kindle keyboard). Lightweight, physical page turn buttons, faultless backscreen lighting.... And along with the 32Gb storage, it will be many years before this deal is bettered. Kindle who? Amazon who? I'd rather have the extra inch of screen over a metal body when compared to the Oasis (this Forma being far cheaper than the blink or miss it Oasis best price, and with 24Gb extra storage). It's not as if I'm doing anything that would warrant the extra sturdiness while reading anyway...I've always considered reading to be a quite a sedentary pursuit... :D Calibre is your friend with this device...
was probably mispriced as the 32GB was 50 quids cheaper than the 8GB! Must have mistyped 149 instead of 249.. oh well, I received mine today, all good :)
Yeah, now that it's £250, the £150 price definitely looks like a misprice. I was debating whether or not to buy at £150 - £250 seems extortionate seeing that the Libra H20 is £150 (which itself seems expensive imo)
Me too!! Started using it again and don't really notice the screen issue now that it's free :D
Funnily enough I was wondering the same last night as I’ve not heard anything either. I’ve been using it since I asked to send it back and I’ve gotten used to the gradient now, so I’ll be gutted if they do eventually get in touch and ask for it back (lol)
Have you recieved any emails regarding the return of your e-reader? I’ve had my refund almost 4 weeks now and still no contact from Kobo. I’ve actually started using it as I wasn’t wanting to send it back used but got sick of waiting.
(lol) (lol) shambles.
Not heard anything from Rakuten but had a phone call from JL also saying they can't arrange a collection.
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Posted 20th Dec 2020Posted 20th Dec 2020
Kobo Clara HD E-Reader - £89.99 (Free Click & Collect) @ Argos£89.99Argos Deals
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Great price but I think the deal expired. It says £109.99 now :(
FYI - You can borrow ebooks from your local library on the KOBO eReaders. I've saved a fortune since switching from the paperwhite to my Kobo Libra H20. Very simple to do - You just need to sign up to your library, download Adobe Digital Editions & transfer them across via usb.
Thanks mate, have set an alert with them and it never showed, have just ordered after seeing this post!
John Lewis price matched, and have stock
Thank you mate! (y)
Posted 12th Dec 2020Posted 12th Dec 2020
Kobo Clara HD e-reader £89.99 @ Kobo£89.99£109.9918% off Free P&P FreeKobo Deals
Kobo Clara HD eReader. Really great product. Use overdrive library and borrow box to easily get books from your local library.
For anyone considering this deal - it's also available right now at John Lewis and Amazon too. I went with John Lewis since they have easier returns and 2% cashback on topcashback. As far as I know, Kobo ereaders are not too often discounted either.
Thanks! Exactly what info I was looking for. Don't want to get locked to a single eco-system when purchaseing e-books.
Thanks for the answer. Very helpful :)
I'm not 100% certain on this but pretty sure - not without converting the books first. I think books from the Amazon store come in the Mobi format which is a proprietary ebook format and one of the main reason I prefer something like the Kobo which won't try to lock you in to a single ecosystem (since the books don't use a proprietary format so you should be able to use them with other e-readers in the future). To convert from mobi to epub, you can use Calibre which is just generally a pretty good ebook library management tool.
Can anyone confirm whether kobo has the PressReader app?
Sounds like the oasis discount is a pretty great deal for you then. I am very tempted, I'm just really not happy about supporting and being forced to continue Amazon. Bit silly I guess but yknow
I'm in the same position. I have a ten year old Kobo with a failing battery, which was an excellent purchase. The OS is great, it's easy to use, reads most things natively and it still gets firmware updates every few months (all Kobos basically run the same firmware, just at varying speeds). You can also customise the firmware to some extent and there's an active modding community. Kindle books convert very well but if you're not tech savvy, setting up the tools to do it the first time is tricky. However, most of my books come through Amazon now so the convenience of not having to plug my e-reader in to my laptop to transfer files is quite attractive. Plus the Prime Day Kindle deals are pretty good.
Ah okay, yeah I'd heard there were formatting errors and stuff often so I wasn't really wanting to rely on converting much at all. Even if it does work doesn't sound great. Bit torn between what to go for now!
Posted 3rd Sep 2020Posted 3rd Sep 2020
Greenteeth The Adventures of Edward Brett Free at KoboFREE£0.01Kobo Deals
Short supernatural fantasy story, easy and fun reading - available for free with Kobo: "Beware the places where water is still, Where flows do stop and airs do chill. For w… Read more
Price has gone back up by the time I noticed this.....
No screen issues. I bought it as soon as the 32GB version was launched in this country.
Sounds good. How recently did you buy it? I take it you had no display brightness issues where the screen display on side of buttons is darker? Few people mention it in reviews but maybe they have fixed this issue now...
I have one of these. It’s the best e-reader I’ve owned over the last 9 years. Superb screen and reads just about any format you can throw at it. Voted blisteringly hit by me.
Ye with Calibre. Many guides if you Google 'transfer kindle book to kobo'. Hope this helps.
Not too bad then. Looking forward. Thanks for answering (y)
5 days - it comes from the Netherlands. I'm very happy with it so far. Using calibre to manage the books and have installed an alternative PDF reader (koreader). Much more responsive than my old Kindle Paperwhite and the screen is clearer as well.
How long did delivery take please? Just ordered one. Switching from kindle, fancy a change. Thanks for posting (y)
Something else worth noting about the Kobo devices. I have a Kobo Touch I bought in 2011 and they're still releasing software updates that support it! Their can't be many hardware vendors in the consumer technology world providing that level of hardware support
Got any actual books in your house? You might be surprised how old paper-tech is... E-ink is a niche technology, but also one very suited to its role.
Posted 14th Apr 2020Posted 14th Apr 2020
Kobo Clara E-Reader £89.99 at John Lewis & Partners - 2 year guarantee£89.99 Free P&P FreeJohn Lewis Deals
With 2 year John Lewis guarantee. Created with a 300 Pixels Per Inch (PPI) E ink Carta display that reads just like print on paper and 512MB RAM for even the most demanding cont… Read more
It is full Android. I know because I'm using it I also tried the newest pocketbook device (inkpad 3 pro) and it was terrible. Slow to refresh, full annoying flashing refresh, worse slow internet browser
You don't export from the Kindle app on your PC. You download the books to your PC in the Kindle app. They will then appear in the users/<your user name>/documents/My Kindle Content folder on your PC. From within Calibre you import the files from the My Kindle Content folder by clicking on 'Add Books' and choosing that folder. Finally you choose the 'Convert Books' option in Callibre
Not full Android or probably not Android at all, but if someone is interested, there’s also Pocketbook, which have couple of models on the market
Precisely... the comment above saying to just use Calibre to convert Kindle books made it sound simple. You are correct in that you need an older version of Kindle (for PC in my case) if you want to be able to do the conversion. Calibre is here... https://calibre-ebook.com/download I finally managed to do it using the older version of Kindle from here... https://www.epubsoft.com/soft/kindle-for-pc.html and followed the 'Method 1' instructions from here.... https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=283371
I dont understand how its possible to get a book from the Kindle app to Calibre as I cant see an export option
Posted 15th Mar 2020Posted 15th Mar 2020
Kobo Clara E-Reader £89.99 at Kobo£89.99£10917% offKobo Deals
Touch Screen eBook Reader 6 Inch 1.448 x 1.072 Pixel 8 GB 166 g Screen: 6” Carta E-Ink touchscreen, 300 ppi, print quality Weight: 166 g Size: 159.6 x 110 x 8.35 mm Storage: 8 … Read more
Looks like there's native support for mobi. No conversion needed
You can if you use Calibre. Don’t think you’ll find anything new for half this price - cheapest would be the standard Kindle which occasionally goes on sale for £59.99. Other than that it would be buying used.
Wife has a kindle so we have a decent library already, can I read the books we already own there on this?
Can v get books from Amazon on this? I m after an e-reader but something of half the price. Could someone suggest one please?
Posted 7th Feb 2020Posted 7th Feb 2020
End Of Days by JF Penn Free @ Kobo StoreFREE£0.01Kobo Deals
The first one in the series is also available for free https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/stone-of-fire-arkane-thriller-book-1 It's got 7 high reviews. ******* “When the thousan… Read more
Good deal. Heat added. WTF is with the cold clicks!?
£4.19 per book... if you’ve used up the £3.99 credit offers from Audible already then this isn’t that bad. I haven’t looked yet but they have a different range of books for those that might have listened to everything they want on Audible...
You can pick up a larger non eink tablet for less than this Kobo is on sale. But the last time I checked they dont have reflective screen with a month of battery life. These facts you like to cite are being picked carefully.
You can't disagree on basic facts m8, but if your ego can't handle being wrong then fair enough. If you want to read comics, get a non e-ink tablet that costs 3-4x more and then complain about how it costs so much more than an e-reader (lol)
Yeah. We're going to have to agree to disagree on this one. You're clearly content paying these prices for incremental improvements at best. I'm not. And as for books being predominantly black and white, that is only true of novels. Modern textbooks, magazines and comics are mostly colour and in a larger format and if you cant see the value of having a device with greater physical size, capacity with vivid colour then I suppose you'll be happy with ereaders for years to come, since my dream still seems decades away.
1) Moore's law is that the amount of transistors that fit in a given dimension will double every years, it's only tangentially related to speed increases (and what exactly do you want to run faster in your e-reader? page turn time is related to the display technology not cpu or memory) 2) Moore's law stopped being broadly true around the turn of the decade (the change to 22nm was difficult and the following 14/10/7nm transitions even more difficult especially around current leakage and temperature control) 3) Many devices don't need to be faster. Case in point, ATMs still run on software and hardware from decades ago 3) Books have been predominantly black & white for centuries, you're claiming that having a device aimed at replicating a physical book should offer a much larger size and colour reproduction because.... IT SHOULD BCUZ TECHNOLOGY AND MOORES LAW Ok m8
If all technology moved at the same pace as eink readers Moores law would have stopped being a thing years ago. The lack of innovation and competition in the market has meant that the dream of having a larger colour device for reading A4 sized pages in an experience even remotely close to paper is still just that. It's now expected that these ereaders are able to fit in a handbag and will always be grayscale. They've been threatening to release a colour eink screen for years, but we've still yet to see even a poorly implemented first try. Comparing a market that has literally thousands of options with price points starting lower than this Kobo is like comparing apples and oranges.
Posted 9th Dec 2019Posted 9th Dec 2019
KOBO Clara HD 6" eReader - 8 GB, Black £79.99 Currys on eBay / Currys£79.99eBay Deals
The Kobo Clara hasn't been at this price for about 7 or 8 months. A great E-reader. Bought 2 last time they were at this price. Currys eBay outlet. Currys : https://www.currys.… Read more
Have this, great little eReader AND the internal memory can be replaced for a bigger one if you want more storage for your collection!) (it's a MicroSD card, really easy to do, there's an easy to follow tutorial online)
Buy cheap Amazon ones and convert with Calibre and apprentice Alf (been a while but I presume it still works) Project Gutenberg also has free out of copyright books and there is a free ebook section on Goodreads...
Not 100% on Clara (pretty sure it has one too), but One has "OverDrive" built-in, which means you can borrow ebooks from your local library.
Where do you lot get cheap ebooks? I'm still finding it easier to find pirate copies of books than to buy non-kindle or other DRM'd legitimate ebooks!