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Kobo Clara HD takes on Kindle Paperwhite with sleep-friendly screen

Kobo Clara HD takes on Kindle Paperwhite with sleep-friendly screen

It might feel like Kindle is the only route if you want an ereader, but Kobo is hoping to coax you from Amazon's clutches with its new Kobo Clara HD. Taking on the Kindle Paperwhite, the new ereader packs a 6-inch HD display and the Rakuten-owned company's ComfortLight PRO illumination.

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Kobo Aura ONE Limited Edition ereader can hold 28,000 ebooks

Kobo Aura ONE Limited Edition ereader can hold 28,000 ebooks

Kobo has launched a new limited edition Aura ONE ereader with expanded storage that can hold up to 28,000 ebooks. The ereader packs 32GB of internal storage, which isn't a lot when it comes to phones or tablets, but is quite substantial in the world of e-ink ebook readers. In addition to the huge storage, this limited edition model is also waterproof with a backlight that reduces blue light.

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Kobo gets audiobooks in latest push against Amazon

Kobo gets audiobooks in latest push against Amazon

When it comes to ebooks, most people still think of Amazon. The Internet company has long dominated the online publishing market, having been the driving force behind the rise of ereaders and digital books. Still, competitors remain and notable among them is Kobo, which has launched its own ereaders over the years. The company launched its own online ebook subscription service back in February, and now it is back with audiobooks.

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Kobo Aura H2O is an e-ink ereader that you can take in the pool

Kobo Aura H2O is an e-ink ereader that you can take in the pool

The company Rakuten Kobo has announced the launch of a new e-ink ereader called Kobo Aura H2O, a model that is obviously intended to handle water, hence its name. The Aura H2O is waterproof to depths of up to 2 meters in water for up to an hour at a time, meaning you can take it with you in the pool this summer and not worry about ruining it with an accidental bump into the water. In addition to its waterproof construction, the Kobo features a 6.8-inch display, sporty design, and more.

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Kobo launches its own ebook subscription service

Kobo launches its own ebook subscription service

Kobo isn’t new to the ereader and ebook market, but it is new to the world of subscription ebook services. The company has launched its own ebook subscription option, giving voracious readers the option to pay a single monthly fee in exchange for access to tens of thousands of digital books. Such a service aims, no doubt, to compete with Amazon Unlimited, a similar subscription service, and other competitors.

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Kobo Aura One eReader detailed as “best reading experience, period”

Kobo Aura One eReader detailed as “best reading experience, period”

This week the folks at Kobo have announced the Kobo Aura One, a device they suggest is "crafted to deliver the absolute best reading experience, period." This device looks super simple from the outside - just a touch-friendly display up front with enough bezel to be able to comfortably hold on from any side and a textured backside with a single physical button (the power button.) This device does not look extravagant - but that's sort of the point.

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Kobo Aura ONE 7.8 premium ereader leaks ahead of launch

Kobo Aura ONE 7.8 premium ereader leaks ahead of launch

A new ebook reader from Kobo appeared online at the FCC in recent days, and now the device itself has surfaced via a Dutch retailer which appears to have since pulled its accidental listing. According to the product listing that was published, the device will be called the Kobo Aura ONE and it’ll feature ‘premium’ specs not unlike the ones you find on Amazon’s higher end e-ink readers. The device still hasn't been formally launched, but the leak leaves little to the imagination.

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Kobo Touch 2.0 suddenly appears, not much has changed

Kobo Touch 2.0 suddenly appears, not much has changed

Kobo isn't exactly swimming in cash when it comes to its hardware. In fact, it has decided to scrap its Android-based tablets, the Kobo Arc line, in favor of an Android app instead. That leaves it with time and resources to focus on the hardware that probably matters most to its customers: e-ink readers. Following the Glo HD that it unveiled last April, Kobo has mysteriously put out a version 2.0 of its baseline Kobo Touch reader but with seemingly little to differentiate it from its predecessor.

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Kobo Glo HD wants to speed Kindle Voyage’s final journey

Kobo Glo HD wants to speed Kindle Voyage’s final journey

Kobo is looking to spank Amazon where it hurts, launching the Kobo Glo HD ereader with the same e-paper display as the Kindle Voyage, but dramatically undercutting it on price. Set to hit shelves from May 1st, the Glo HD uses E Ink's 300dpi Carta panel, just as the Voyage does, for smooth text and monochrome images. However, whereas the Voyage will set you back upwards of $199.99 depending on whether you mind Amazon subsidizing it by showing you adverts, Kobo will be asking just $129.99 for the Glo HD.

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Kobo to exit tablet market, sticking around with an app

Kobo to exit tablet market, sticking around with an app

There are a lot of Android tablets on the market. It’s a dizzying array of screens, processors, manufacturers, and price. One OEM is bowing out of the race, and will instead focus on a segment the tablet was unable to kill off entirely: eReaders. Kobo has announced they are focussing their efforts on the digital book, as well as software. The move toward eReaders aligns Kobo with their true passion, which is digital reading. Their software keeps them at home on the tablet you already own.

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Kobo Aura H2O ereader makes your digital books waterproof

Kobo Aura H2O ereader makes your digital books waterproof

Kobo has taken the wraps off its newest traditional ereader, the Aura H2O. As its name suggests, the newest e-ink device from the company is waterproof, setting it apart from some of its similarly-designed brethren. The device is supposed to be the first of its kind, and unshackles readers so they can enjoy their digital books poolside or in the tub.

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Sony begins Reader transition to Kobo ecosystem

Sony begins Reader transition to Kobo ecosystem

In early February, Sony revealed that its Reader Store would be replaced with Kobo's eBookStore, making the latter company the digital supplier for Sony's ereader customers. Today the company has issued a small update on the matter, kicking off the process.

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