Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Readers > Kobo Reader

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-30-2010, 10:53 AM   #61
bill_mchale
Wizard
bill_mchale ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bill_mchale ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bill_mchale ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bill_mchale ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bill_mchale ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bill_mchale ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bill_mchale ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bill_mchale ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bill_mchale ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bill_mchale ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bill_mchale ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 1,450
Karma: 1550000
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Maryland, USA
Device: Nook Simple Touch, HPC Evo 4G LTE
Quote:
Originally Posted by R2P2 View Post
Navigating a virtual keyboard with a D-pad isn't that bad. Navigating a virtual keyboard with a D-pad on a screen with the Kobo's refresh rate, on the other hand...
I think it depends on how it is done. If we are talking literally moving from one key to next with each key requiring a key press, then yes, it could get painful. That being said, I have seen arrangements that were designed to minimize the key presses. I think Pocketbooks has a system like that for its non-touchpad readers.

Lets say you divide the alphabet up into three roughly equal blocks of letters. Then the first step of selecting a letter is to go choose which block... and then select the letter. You might even find a better arrangement if you broke the letters up into groups of 8 or 9 (it would take up to two clicks to select a block, but then probably only one click to select the letter in the block a lot better than the 8 or more it would take just using a qwerty layout.).

--
Bill
bill_mchale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2010, 12:06 PM   #62
J. Strnad
Guru
J. Strnad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.J. Strnad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.J. Strnad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.J. Strnad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.J. Strnad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.J. Strnad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.J. Strnad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.J. Strnad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.J. Strnad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.J. Strnad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.J. Strnad ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
J. Strnad's Avatar
 
Posts: 916
Karma: 3438164
Join Date: Feb 2009
Device: Kobo, Kindle 3, Paperwhite
I find anything but a full-sized keyboard to be a pain. My favorite keyboard is the slightly wavy design from Microsoft; it really makes a comfort difference and I'm faster and more accurate with it.

I've seen people text madly with their phone pads but I haven't developed the knack. For me, every portable device's keypad is a painful compromise, but I guess it's a matter of degree. Some are marginally less awful than others.
J. Strnad is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Advertisement
Old 09-30-2010, 04:03 PM   #63
urbanite
Junior Member
urbanite began at the beginning.
 
urbanite's Avatar
 
Posts: 9
Karma: 14
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Toronto
Device: Kobo
/sarcasm on
I will definitely upgrade to the new version since the promo pages at Chapters indicate that I'll be able to get "newspapers" and "magazines"! That's what I bought my original Kobo for, so it's good to see that it's finally being implemented on the WiFi model.
/sarcasm off

On the other hand, I would probably have never learned of the excellent Calibre program if I had been able to subscribe to newspapers directly with my Kobo. After a slight learning curve, now I pretty much get all the periodical content I need, and for free.
urbanite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2010, 04:21 PM   #64
dmacmart
Fanatic
dmacmart ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dmacmart ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dmacmart ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dmacmart ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dmacmart ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dmacmart ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dmacmart ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dmacmart ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dmacmart ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dmacmart ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.dmacmart ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
dmacmart's Avatar
 
Posts: 512
Karma: 601558
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Ottawa Canada
Device: Kobo Glo, Arc, iPhone, iPad 2, (husband)Touch
Quote:
Originally Posted by urbanite View Post
/sarcasm on
I will definitely upgrade to the new version since the promo pages at Chapters indicate that I'll be able to get "newspapers" and "magazines"! That's what I bought my original Kobo for, so it's good to see that it's finally being implemented on the WiFi model.
/sarcasm off
Posted by a Kobo Customer Care Rep on their Facebook page:
Also, newspapers and magazines will be coming very soon for both the new Kobo WiFi as well as the Kobo eReader!
dmacmart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2010, 01:05 AM   #65
guerilla7
g33k | grappl3r
guerilla7 began at the beginning.
 
guerilla7's Avatar
 
Posts: 4
Karma: 10
Join Date: Sep 2010
Device: Kindle and FBReader on Droid X, Kindle 3 Wi-Fi Graphite coming soon
Ahhh the agony of waiting the first review :-)
guerilla7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2010, 02:24 AM   #66
ModReader
Kobo
ModReader has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.ModReader has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.ModReader has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.ModReader has a complete set of Star Wars action figures.
 
ModReader's Avatar
 
Posts: 52
Karma: 326
Join Date: Sep 2010
Device: Sony PRS-T1, Kobo Wireless eReader
Quote:
Originally Posted by urbanite View Post
/sarcasm on
I will definitely upgrade to the new version since the promo pages at Chapters indicate that I'll be able to get "newspapers" and "magazines"! That's what I bought my original Kobo for, so it's good to see that it's finally being implemented on the WiFi model.
/sarcasm off

On the other hand, I would probably have never learned of the excellent Calibre program if I had been able to subscribe to newspapers directly with my Kobo. After a slight learning curve, now I pretty much get all the periodical content I need, and for free.
This is true. Although the Calibre version of the paper is horrible. Not formatted correctly at all.
ModReader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2010, 02:48 AM   #67
ladyashk
Enthusiast
ladyashk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ladyashk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ladyashk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ladyashk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ladyashk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ladyashk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ladyashk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ladyashk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ladyashk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ladyashk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ladyashk ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
ladyashk's Avatar
 
Posts: 30
Karma: 502974
Join Date: Sep 2010
Device: Sony PRS-600, Nook Simple Touch
Quote:
Originally Posted by soondai View Post
I cannot see them making inroads at $249 dollars (if it is priced similarly to the Cooler reader).

I wish they'd shoot for a sub 100 dollar 6 inch reader. The initial Kobo hype was what finally hooked me into getting a reader, and my ideal is still a 99 dollar version of the first reader that works a little better.
Same here...I wish they'd sell a 6' one at sub-100 dollar pricing. I just bought the Sony PRS-100 last month and now they have the latest one out.
ladyashk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2010, 04:57 AM   #68
zoran
himself
zoran can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.zoran can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.zoran can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.zoran can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.zoran can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.zoran can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.zoran can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.zoran can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.zoran can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.zoran can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.zoran can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.
 
Posts: 576
Karma: 11226
Join Date: May 2010
Device: Kobo
Quote:
Originally Posted by ladyashk View Post
Same here...I wish they'd sell a 6' one at sub-100 dollar pricing. I just bought the Sony PRS-100 last month and now they have the latest one out.
However long you wait, it would always happen. Don't feel sorry.
At least, you read your books and got fun.
zoran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2010, 11:20 AM   #69
bill_mchale
Wizard
bill_mchale ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bill_mchale ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bill_mchale ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bill_mchale ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bill_mchale ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bill_mchale ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bill_mchale ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bill_mchale ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bill_mchale ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bill_mchale ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bill_mchale ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 1,450
Karma: 1550000
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Maryland, USA
Device: Nook Simple Touch, HPC Evo 4G LTE
Quote:
Originally Posted by ladyashk View Post
Same here...I wish they'd sell a 6' one at sub-100 dollar pricing. I just bought the Sony PRS-100 last month and now they have the latest one out.
Next time you upgrade your reader, I wouldn't do it in the latter half of the year when most vendors are announcing their new products just in time for the Christmas season.

Look on the bright side, the new readers are a pretty big step up in price -- at least if you got the reader from one of the places that was selling them cheap. The PRS-300 can still be had for just a touch over a $100 at Borders. It makes it a great deal as long as one doesn't mind their epubs unjustified .

--
Bill
bill_mchale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2010, 09:36 PM   #70
SensualPoet
Wizard
SensualPoet ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SensualPoet ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SensualPoet ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SensualPoet ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SensualPoet ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SensualPoet ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SensualPoet ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SensualPoet ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SensualPoet ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SensualPoet ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SensualPoet ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
SensualPoet's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,295
Karma: 2607151
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Toronto
Device: Kobo Glo, Kobo Aura HD, Kindle Wifi, Nexus 7 (2013), Samsung Tab 10.1
Quote:
Originally Posted by zoran View Post
However I dislike new device just months after I got mine, it is not that bad move for manufacturer. For wifi, it is the most simple way to upgrade without user interference. Also, it seems to be easier to buy a book via internet. Exclude PC and you find no trouble. The question is do I want manufacturer to make decisions for me? My answer is "no", but it might differ for others on the forum.
Kobo wifi certainly lands rather quickly after Kobo original. But early Kobo buyers didn't "lose" anything -- it's a fine, very basic reader which -- at the time -- saved them $100 or more. That was real savings then.

I'm delighted that Kobo was able to bring out an enhanced unit after there was a sea-change in the industry -- Kindle and Nook dropping from $259 to $189 to $139. Kobo managed to drive lots more value into their device at the same price.

Kobo has also continued to enhance its kobobooks bookstore and drastically broaden the Kobo platform across Blackberry, iPhone, Android phone and tablets on each platform. The under lying software has morphed to support syncing across multiple devices. And, the orignal Kobo is less than four months old in the US market.

Quote:
Originally Posted by tubemonkey View Post
Well, since this board is big on cracking DRM; why not buy a K3 for the better hardware, buy books from any store, then crack the DRM so they can be read on a K3?
I disagree with this. Mobileread is not about hacking. More to the point, the average consumer is just not bothering with DRM hacks. So the Kobo needs to be evaluated as it is, out of the box.

And that's where the Kobo shines: simple interface, affordable price, access to library books, access to DRM ePub books from Kobo, Sony and elsewhere, and a genuine multi-platform commitment on Blakberry, iPhone, Android, phones and tablets, PCs and Macs. And now: wifi delivery of content right to the device. It's a decent bundle, all things considered, for US$139.
SensualPoet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2010, 02:06 AM   #71
zoran
himself
zoran can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.zoran can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.zoran can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.zoran can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.zoran can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.zoran can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.zoran can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.zoran can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.zoran can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.zoran can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.zoran can tame squirrels without the assistance of a chair or a whip.
 
Posts: 576
Karma: 11226
Join Date: May 2010
Device: Kobo
Quote:
Originally Posted by SensualPoet View Post
Kobo wifi certainly lands rather quickly after Kobo original. But early Kobo buyers didn't "lose" anything -- it's a fine, very basic reader which -- at the time -- saved them $100 or more. That was real savings then.
I may be wrong, but my impression was that screen and battery were
of the older generation, for price cut. I have no problem with that,
since I got cheap, one purpose device.
zoran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2010, 02:42 PM   #72
marleyfan
Member
marleyfan began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 21
Karma: 22
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Surrey, BC
Device: kobo, htc hero, comfy chair
A couple of points. As far as the keyboard goes, I don't see what all the fuss is about. I use my kobo to read books and have actually never found myself needing a keyboard, or dictionary for that matter. I am perfectly fine with browsing for and downloading book on my computer and then transferring them to my reader. Wifi would be nice so I could transfer wirelessly but not a deal breaker for me. I usually have 4 or 5 unread books on my reader at any given time so I'm never stuck without a book if I'm not connected.

The only real "upgrades" I would really like to see are faster page turns and jump-to-page. I don't know about everyone else but I use my kobo to read books. Everything else is just fluff.

As for kobo vs kindle. I had a problem with my kobo. I took it to chapters and was provided a new one on the spot. Try that with your kindle. That alone has won my respect for kobo.

As for the cry "why would kobo introduce a new product without perfecting the first one." Give your head a shake. Kobo cannot sit idle in such a fast growing market. Nursing their first reader along while others introduce new price points and new products would kill them. When you buy an introductory product from a new company you have to expect some growing pains. Kobo has been amazingly responsive and supportive in my opinion.

I doubt I will be purchasing the new kobo as I don't need keyboard, touchscreen, wifi or more shades of gray to read a book. When this one dies I'll take another look
marleyfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2010, 04:00 PM   #73
tubemonkey
monkey on the fringe
tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
tubemonkey's Avatar
 
Posts: 16,749
Karma: 82840505
Join Date: May 2010
Device: FireHDX8, FireHD7, Nex7, Nex4, K4S, ClipZip
Quote:
Originally Posted by SensualPoet View Post
I disagree with this. Mobileread is not about hacking.
Coulda fooled me. I see it frequently in this board.
tubemonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2010, 06:22 PM   #74
PeterT
Taking a break; Fed up
PeterT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.PeterT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.PeterT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.PeterT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.PeterT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.PeterT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.PeterT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.PeterT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.PeterT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.PeterT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.PeterT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
PeterT's Avatar
 
Posts: 7,174
Karma: 45264785
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Toronto
Device: Wife: Touch, Arc, Vox Me: Nexus 7, Glo
Quote:
Originally Posted by tubemonkey View Post
Coulda fooled me. I see it frequently in this board.
While people might MENTION removal of DRM I do not think you will find any instructions per se in how it is done.
PeterT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2010, 06:27 PM   #75
tubemonkey
monkey on the fringe
tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tubemonkey ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
tubemonkey's Avatar
 
Posts: 16,749
Karma: 82840505
Join Date: May 2010
Device: FireHDX8, FireHD7, Nex7, Nex4, K4S, ClipZip
Quote:
Originally Posted by PeterT View Post
While people might MENTION removal of DRM I do not think you will find any instructions per se in how it is done.
Just the casual hint.
tubemonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Calibre Kobo Driver allows deleting of Kobo Free books timlegge Kobo Reader 46 08-27-2011 11:16 PM
Over trying to manage Kobo reader with Kobo desktop. Some help with Calibre? digital_steve Calibre 14 09-18-2010 02:12 AM
Kobo prices coming down? (via TechCrunch) Paulc15 Kobo Reader 18 09-02-2010 10:30 PM
Over trying to manage Kobo reader with Kobo desktop. Some help with Calibre? digital_steve Kobo Reader 11 08-02-2010 11:31 PM
Kobo is coming in black ronjon13 Kobo Reader 48 07-27-2010 11:27 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:22 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.