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Kobo Mini

I bought a Kobo about two years ago for my elder daughter, Grace. Last week I saw the black Friday deal from Chapters. Kobo Mini at $49.99, original price is $79.99. So I called it a great deal.

It is smaller. It can be put inside pants pocket. Reading is good habit for kids. Grace has a big one, small Kobo Mini is good for here little sister, Gloria.
kobomini-box

It is very small, and light. Only 134g. But the capacity is 2GB. You can put a lot of books in it.

The technical specs:

Size 102 x 133 x 10 mm (4 x 5.2 x 0.4 in)
Weight 134 g (4.73 oz)
Processor 800 MHz processor
Display 5″ E Ink touchscreen; Vizplex V110 display; 16-level grey scale
Screen Responsive touchscreen for glare-free, fingerprint-resistant reading
Buttons Power on/off
Connectivity Wi Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Micro USB
Storage 2 GB*
Battery Over 1 month with Wi Fi turned off.**
Supported File Formats Books: EPUB, PDF and MOBI
Images: JPEG, GIF, PNG and TIFF
Text: TXT, HTML, XHTML, and RTF
Comic Books: CBZ and CBR
Colours Available in black or white.
Three interchangeable backs are available for purchase: ruby, purple, and teal.
eBookstore

over 3 million eBooks, newspapers, and magazines. Over 1 million free titles.

Kobo Everywhere Kobo eBooks are stored safely in the cloud — retrieve them at anytime. Bookmarks and settings are seamlessly synced across all your Kobo eReading apps and devices.
Social Reading Includes Reading Life. Track your reading stats and share what you’re reading, favourite passages, and Reading Life awards to Facebook and Twitter.
Kobo Picks Brings readers personalized recommendations based on their feedback and preferences.
Fonts 7 font styles with 24 font sizes and exclusive weight and sharpness settings.
Open Read almost any eBook on your Kobo Mini. Supports ePub and Adobe DRM.
Dictionary Built-in dictionary.
Notes, Quotes Highlight text, type notes, share to Facebook and Twitter.
Advanced Features Library personalization, predictive search, brightness controls, double-tap PDF zoom in, SimpleTurn™ page turning.

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Open the box of Kindle

Finally, UPS delivered Kindle to my home this morning. This is what I saw in the box of Amazon Kindle.

Small but cute box. I am waiting for so long.

Amazon logo in on the top.

It is Amazon Kindle 3 Keyboard, I ordered a week ago.

Here is the tacking information.

kindle-box

It is a cardboard box.

When I open the box, the Kindle is shown here.
kindle-in-the-box

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Open the box of Kobo

I got the Kobo eReader on Monday, but just got time to post it here.

The package I received by Post Canada.

Let us look at it.

White bubble envelope.

Can not tell what is inside from the package. It is not important. Keep reading the rest of the post.
kobo-pack

Let me open the bubble envelope.
kobo-box

There are one box and one statement of order.

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Kobo original vs Kindle 3

I ordered Kobo and Kindle. Kobo is on the way to my home. I will properly get it this week. I have to wait Kindle next month. Anyway, I still can do some pre-research on them.
I am watching on following points.
1) Screen Size
Kobo: 6″
Kindle: 6″
Same size.
2) Screen greyscale level
Kobo: 8
Kindle: 16
Of course, Kindle can show more details on Carton books. But the real difference have to wait until I can compare them side by side.
3) Memory
Kobo: internal Storage Capacity 1 GB, Digital Storage Media Accepted SD, Included Memory Card 1 GB SD Card
Kindle: 4GB internal (approximately 3GB available for user content).
You can add your own big memory card into Kobo to have more books.Kindle can not, but 3G is big enough for me.
4) Supported ebook format
Kobo:Document Formats DRM ePub, PDF, Adobe DRM
Kindle: Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX)), MP3, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion.
Kindle support audio.

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Waiting for the Kobo digital reader

I ordered another eReader, Kobo, on Futureshop. It is Kobo 6″ eBook Reader (N416-KBO-W) – White – Refurbished. No, it is not brand new one, but still have one year labor warranty.
I would like to have a simple ebook without any wifi, 3G, this kind of things. I just want a e-reader to read pdf files.
Let us see the details of it.
Screen Size 6″
Screen Resolution 600 x 800
Screen Technology E Ink
Touchscreen No
Colour Screen No
Greyscale Levels 8
Backlit Display No
Front-lit Display No
Screen Rotation Support No
Formats
Document Formats DRM ePub, PDF, Adobe DRM
Image Formats PDF ePub
Audio Formats No
Video Formats No

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