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New 6.8″ Kobo Aura H2O eReader Shows up at FCC

It appears that Kobo is getting set to release a new ebook reader, and it looks like it is going to be a replacement for the Kobo Aura HD. A new device that bears the name Kobo Aura H2O went through the FCC last week. The paperwork doesn’t contain very much information, but there is […]

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Kobo Android App

Kobo Android App Updated, Gets New Features and Major Redesign

I’m testing the Icarus Illumina HD ereader to review, and I installed the Kobo app to see how well it works, and was surprised to find that it’s basically an entirely new app from the Kobo app I just tested a few weeks ago while reviewing the Onyx Boox T68. I checked the description page […]

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Kobo Glo Refurb

Kobo Now Selling Certified Factory Refurbished eReaders

Kobo is now selling a couple different refurbished Kobo ereader models, and they’ve even started advertising them on their website with a banner at the top of every page. Right now they have the Kobo Glo and Kobo Touch available certified factory refurbished, but not the newer Kobo Aura or Kobo Aura HD. The Kobo […]

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Kobo Glo, Aura and Aura HD Updated to Firmware 3.5.0

Kobo has issued a new software update, version 3.5.0, for the Kobo Glo, Kobo Aura, and Kobo Aura HD. They’ve also updated the Kobo PC desktop software to version 3.9.0. Kobo always releases their software updates gradually in different parts of the world. Since I live in the US I never seem to get updates […]

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Kobo Aura HD vs Onyx Boox T68 Lynx Comparison Review (Video)

The Kobo Aura HD and Onyx Boox T68 are the only two ebook readers currently available that feature E Ink’s 6.8-inch display, so a comparison review between them is needed to determine which device is better. Unfortunately that’s not going to happen. I can’t definitively say that one is better than the other. Each device […]

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Kobo Aura

Kobo Aura on Sale for $109, Kobo Arc HD Tablets up to $100 off

Kobo is currently running some summer reading promotions. The Kobo Aura is marked down by $30, and the Arc HD tablets are on sale too. Plus Kobo is giving away some free ebooks and magazines with each device purchased. The discounted Kobo Aura and Kobo tablets are available online at Kobo.com and from participating retailers […]

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Onyx Boox T68 Lynx Kobo App Review (Video)

As far as third party reading apps go, the Kobo Android app fairs better than most on the Onyx Boox T68. The number one thing is there’s no animated page transitions like with the Kindle and Google Play Books apps. This results in much smother and faster page turns. Ghosting and afterimages are less of […]

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Kobo Aura HD Android

Android on Kobo Aura HD is Buggy and Frustrating (Video)

Last week I posted about a dual-boot hack for the Kobo Aura HD that lets you choose to run Android off a memory card or boot the stock Kobo operating system from the internal card. In theory dual-booting is a great thing to have on a Kobo eReader because it’s like having two devices in […]

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Kobo Aura HD Android

Kobo Aura HD Dual-Boot Android Hack Tutorial

Last week I posted a video showing the Kobo Glo hacked to run Android. Now I’ve got Android running on my Kobo Aura HD too, and it’s even better because I used the dual-boot hack that enables the option to boot either the internal stock Kobo operating system or the Android operating system from a […]

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Sony Reader Kobo eBook Store Tutorial (Video)

The other day when I discovered that the Kobo ebook store is now available on my Sony Reader PRS-T2, I found that the setup and Kobo store was a bit confusing. Kobo does things a little differently than Sony, so it takes some getting used to at first. Now that I’ve got everything figured out, […]

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