Kobo Aura H2O Review: A Gorgeous, Waterproof Screen That No One Needs

The aftermarket-treated Waterproof Kindle is just about perfect: an already fantastic e-reader with the added bonus of being built like a rock. But all that comes with one hell of a price tag—$240, specifically. The new, waterproof $180 Kobo Aura H2O, though, promises to deliver on all those points for a fraction of… » 9/30/14 11:14am 9/30/14 11:14am

Read In the Tub? The Waterproof Kobo Aura H2O Is For You

We love a waterproofed Kindle, and we put one through hell, but that's an aftermarket mod, not a feature that comes standard. If you want waterproofed reading on the cheap(er), the new Kobo Aura H2O is for you. » 8/26/14 7:53pm 8/26/14 7:53pm

Kobo Aura HD Review: A Beautiful Reader Screen Trapped in an Ugly Body

Everyone loves a pretty screen. The Kobo Aura HD is aiming to lead that charge in the ereader space. Armed with a best-in-class screen and an unusually powerful processor under the hood, the Aura HD tries its best to be a real luxury reader. It doesn't quite make it. » 4/29/13 10:04am 4/29/13 10:04am

5 Ways Ereaders Are Still Better Than Tablets

The Age of the Ereader is drawing to a close. That's the drumbeat this week, after iSuppli pegged the year-over-year decline of reader sales at a staggering 36 percent. It makes sense; why get a fuddy little Kobo when there are cheap Kindle Fires aplenty to be had? » 12/21/12 10:17am 12/21/12 10:17am

Kobo Arc and Kobo Glo: Can a Tablet and eReader From an Underdog…

Despite its relative success, the Nook eReader and tablet from Barnes and Noble have often been viewed as underdog devices trying to go up against the Kindle Touch and Kindle Fire. So imagine the position that Kobo is in with its 6-inch Kobo Glo eReader and 7-inch Kobo Arc Android tablet. Yep. » 9/06/12 2:00am 9/06/12 2:00am

Kobo Scrapes The Barrel and Offers a Free Book Each Month

It's always amusing to see companies offering crappy offers in an attempt to boost sales. The latest is from Kobo, which is offering a free book every month to new Touch eReader owners. Amazon must be terrified. » 12/05/11 6:40am 12/05/11 6:40am

Kobo Touch With (Permanent) Offers Saves You $40

The price wars that seem to have given e-ink based E-readers a new lease on life continue, with Kobo quietly introducing an ad-supported version of their Kobo Touch that will shave $40 off the price tag. » 11/12/11 11:00am 11/12/11 11:00am

Kobo Touch E-Reader: You'll Want to Love It, But...

The Kobo Touch is a lighter, smaller, even more minimal E-reader than its closest known relative, the Simple Touch Nook. And in some areas of performance, the Kobo outguns it and the Kindle 3. » 6/16/11 4:30pm 6/16/11 4:30pm

I Wish This Kobo Touchscreen E-Ink eReader Was the Next Kindle

Amazon. I know you guys are working on tablets or something but you should think about stealing this Kobo eReader Touch and using it as your next Kindle. Dude, it's a touchscreen e-ink display. We've been wanting that forever ago. » 5/23/11 3:44pm 5/23/11 3:44pm

Next Generation Kobo Ebook Reader Finally Goes Wireless

With a $140 price point, the next generation Kobo ebook reader might struggle to compete with devices such as the Kindle, but its still got some reasonable upgrades since the last generation—such as a basic Wi-Fi feature. » 9/29/10 6:00am 9/29/10 6:00am

Five Reasons Why Best-Selling Authors Are Going Direct

Many best-selling authors are going direct by publishing through epublishers instead of traditional publishing companies. Here's why. » 9/06/10 9:00am 9/06/10 9:00am

Publishing eBooks: Kindle, iPad, Nook, Kobo?

There are many mediums for ebook publishing today. But how does a publisher or author choose which one to use? Or does he or she even have to choose at all? » 7/13/10 10:20pm 7/13/10 10:20pm

Kobo Ebook Apps Now Available For iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Palm…

The Kobo ebook apps are free and now available for your iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Palm Pre devices. This means that you can easily purchase, access, bookmark, and read your ebooks on the go. [Kobo via CrunchGear] » 6/22/10 8:30pm 6/22/10 8:30pm

Borders Takes eBook Reader Price War Lead With $120 Aluratek Libre

Borders may not be the biggest name in eBook readers. They may not have the nicest devices or the most robust selection. But by god, they're going to win on price if it kills them. Enter the $120 Aluratek Libre. » 6/01/10 11:53am 6/01/10 11:53am

Borders' Semi-Official eReader, the Kobo, On Pre-order Now

The Borders-backed Kobo eReader is officially on pre-order to be delivered by June 17. It's not as flashy as a Kindle or nook, but the barebones platform is only $150. Drop that price to $99, and Borders may find itself a market. [Borders] » 5/07/10 11:00am 5/07/10 11:00am

Kobo eReader Looks Pretty Nice for $150

Kobo, who you know from their relationship with Borders, has revealed their own eBook reader. And for $150, it may be the first semi-premium option for those too thrifty to buy a Kindle or Nook. » 3/25/10 10:13am 3/25/10 10:13am

Spring Design Partners Their Alex E-Reader With Borders eBook Store

In case you having sleepless nights fretting about content partners for Spring Design's Alex e-reader, they've linked up with Borders, and will feature the Kobo eBook store on their dual-screened device. That's something Barnes and Noble likely won't be accused of copying. » 1/07/10 10:31pm 1/07/10 10:31pm

Amazon Has the Kindle and Barnes & Noble the Nook...So What About…

We've all heard about the Kindle. And most of us know about the Nook. And while Borders is not selling a dedicated eBook reader of their own, they have just doubled down on digital distribution. » 12/16/09 11:14am 12/16/09 11:14am

Borders and Kobo Team Up to Develop a New Reader

Borders is teaming up with a company called Kobo and making some grand plans. They apparently intend on developing a new ebook reader, a new ebook service, and having all the content be "device neutral." Pretty big task there, fallas. » 12/15/09 10:56pm 12/15/09 10:56pm