Kobo WiFi: Kobo’s Wireless eReader Now Shipping


Kobo WiFi, Oynx

After being up for pre-order for about 3 weeks, the new Kobo WiFi eReader is now shipping to the United States and Canada.

The Kobo WiFi is Kobo’s second generation ereader. It looks a lot like the old model, but comes with WiFi for a direct connection to ebook shopping from the Kobo ebook store.

Aside from wireless, the Kobo WiFi has a new processor for faster page-turning, a newer screen that supports twice as many levels of gray, software upgrades, and improved battery life of about 10,000 page-flips per charge with the wireless turned off.

Selling for $139, the Kobo WiFi comes in three color varieties: onyx, white with a lilac back, and white with a silver back.

Features List

  • 6-inch E Ink Vizplex screen
  • WiFi connects to Kobo ebook store
  • 1GB of internal memory, SD card slot for cards up to 32GB
  • Supported formats: ePub and PDF (Adobe DRM)
  • 5 font sizes
  • 2 font types: serif and sans serif
  • Built-in dictionary
  • Dimensions: 184 x 120 x 10mm
  • Weight: 221 grams
  • Comes with 100 free classic ebooks

The Kobo WiFi sells from the Kobo eReader website and Borders in the US, as well as Walmart and Indigo Books in Canada.

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