Kobo’s entry-level ebook reader, the Kobo Touch 2.0, has been out of stock for at least the past two months now (probably longer) from Kobo’s website. It’s no longer available from Chapters.Indigo either, one of Kobo’s retailers in Canada. In fact the page for the Kobo Touch 2.0 has been removed entirely and just directs […]
Installing KOReader and Kobo Start Menu on Kobo eReaders
One advantage with Kobo ereaders is the fact that there’s an active development community among Kobo users who help add extra features and tools to Kobo devices that the stock software lacks. There are a number of easy-to-install patches like nightmode for white text on a black background and full screen mode to get rid […]
How to Reset Kobo eReaders to Fix Problems
If your Kobo ereader ever starts experiencing problems or stops working properly, there a few different reset and restart options that can usually fix common issues and sudden performance problems. Kobo’s devices have an unusual restart system where you have to stick a paperclip into a small hole. I can’t think of any other ereaders […]
Is the Quality of eBook Readers Declining?
A reader sent in an email over the weekend commenting about how they were at a retail store and noticed some ereaders on display, and they thought the build quality of current devices is vastly inferior to what was available a few years ago. In some ways I have to agree with that sentiment. The […]
What is Wrong with Kobo’s Translation Dictionaries?
Something that has been bugging me for a long time now is the fact that the translation dictionaries on Kobo’s ebook readers don’t work very well. It seems like half the time I select a word to be translated it just says, “No definition found. Try another dictionary.” So basically what Kobo is telling me […]
Kobo Glo HD and Kobo Touch 2.0 Covers and Cases Roundup
This year Kobo has released two new ebook readers, the Kobo Glo HD with its 300 ppi screen and the entry-level Kobo Touch 2.0. The good thing about both of them is they share the exact same dimensions, so covers and cases are interchangeable between the two different models—that’s something that rarely happens. If you […]
Kobo Glo HD vs Kobo Touch 2.0 Comparison Review (Video)
Ever since I got a Kobo Touch 2.0 to review, it has really made me question the evolution of ebook readers. It’s amazing how an electronic gadget in a world of constantly evolving technology can remain virtually unchanged for over 4 years. Somehow this is par for the course when it comes to dedicated E […]
Kobo Touch 2.0 Review and Video Demo
Review Date: September 2015 – Review unit purchased from Chapters.Indigo Overview The Kobo Touch 2.0 is Kobo’s latest entry-level ebook reader. It’s very similar to the Kobo Glo HD, but it lacks a frontlight and it has a lower resolution screen. As the name implies, the Kobo Touch 2.0 is a second generation model. It […]