Kobo Wireless eReader Giveaway!

Friday, February 25, 2011

If someone would have told me that I'd enjoy reading books on a handheld device, I would have laughed in their face! In fact, I remember quite a bit of eye-rolling when my good friend raved about her Kindle. Just another excuse to be "stuck in a screen," is what I thought.

But then I had the chance to review the Kobo eReader. I thought it might be a great way to catch up on reading while on the treadmill. I was wrong.

For walking, yes. For running, there has to be music. Sorry, but it's the truth.

The Kobo eReader is meant for reading. And that is where it shines!! I've read a lot about eReaders online and there are so many debates on screen sizes, pixels, color/non-color, wi-fi, and all sorts of bells and whistles.

If you love to read books, forget about all that nonsense. The Kobo comes with 100 pre-loaded books and can store up to 1000. You read that right, ONE THOUSAND!

As a clutter-hating, book reader - I love this!!! But let's get down to how this product performs.

#1 - The Kobo is easy to maneuver and read. It is so easy to use, even I figured it out within seconds. The screen is the perfect (book-like) size. You can adjust the font size, scroll between different books, and pick up right where you left off - on any of the books you're reading! The screen is easy to read and I haven't had any eye strain. I usually get tired eyes from computer screens but haven't had that issue with the eReader.


#2 - The size and weight are just about perfect. Check out this shot of the Kobo in my little bitty purse.
The eReader is so light and so slim, it fits in my small purse and I can hold it for hours without my arms/hands getting tired. Trust me, I've held it for hours!

#3 - The battery is long lasting. I've been reading for hours and there is still plenty of battery left. I'm impressed. According to Kobo, the battery lasts 10,000 page loads (or about 2 weeks.)

#4 - Free books. The Kobo comes with 100 free books. Some are weird, but most are classics. I'm currently reading "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and "A Tale of Two Cities." Once those are finished, I'm going to re-read "Mol Flanders."  But the free books don't stop there. You can download any of the other 314 FREE ebooks from the Kobo Library.

#5 - Adding extra books. You can also add books. My local library has e-books available to check out. Books I actually like,  titles like "Master Your Metabolism" by Jillian Michaels, "The Blue Zones," and others! You can check out books for FREE from your library (and download them without ever leaving your house!) or you can buy additional books. Again without stepping foot in a store.

#6 - WiFi. To me, this hasn't been a big deal. I'd rather pick all my books on the computer and keep the Kobo solely as a reader. But for others, this is a deal breaker. Well, the Kobo has WiFi. Nuff said.

#7 - Reading more than one book at a time. If you're like me, then you hardly ever read "just one book." How nice is it to be able to have "all my books" with me when I'm out and about. If I tire of one, I can quickly swap to the next. The Kobo keeps track of my pages and I can jump back to where I left off with a few quick moves.

I have enjoyed having the Kobo eReader. I've brought it with to swimming lessons, school volunteer projects, and to an unfortunate visit to the Tire Repair store. What a blessing to have books available "on demand."

But, alas: all good things must come to an end. I am offering one Suburban Jungle reader the Kobo eReader I reviewed. Although it's been used for a few days, I can assure you it is not used. I took excellent care of it. I even kept the screen protector on.

The winner will receive the eReader (only slightly read) in it's original packaging, with the charger and instructions. I will have read 3 of the books, but you can always read them again and again.

To enter to win the eReader: Leave me a comment telling me which book you'd upload first.

Want Extra Entries?:
- Leave 5 comments if you blog about this contest (include your link in your first comment)
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**This contest will end on March 14, 2011 at 9:00 PM EST and is open to all US and Canadian residents. The winner will be selected by random.org and notified by email. No compensation was received for this review. The eReader was supplied by Kobo for review and giveaway purposes.

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Tabathia said...

the last sacrifice by richelle mead or w for wizard and witches by james patterson
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Mike said...

I would download "Ominvore's Dilemma"

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G said...

In The Name Of Honor by Richard North Patterson

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Jenn S. said...

I would upload The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa first.

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Nelle said...

I'd upload pride and prejudice.. Love that book!

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Nelle said...

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mar said...

Raising the Dead is the book I would upload first.

Rebecca Graham said...

I would upload Water for Elephants.

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ferriz said...

i would upload crescendo by becca fitzpatrick!

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Lilly said...

I would upload Catching Fire.
Thanks a lot for the chance.
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Kissiefish said...

I would upload Water for Elephants.

Thanks!
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abfantom said...

I would like to upload Tick Tock by James Patterson.

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debbie said...

I would put the stand by stephen king on it first.
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debbie said...

I am a gfc follower.
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debbie said...

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Mysharona said...

I'd get The Tourist.

intensev5 said...

I would really like to get Mini Shopaholic - thanks for the chance to win.

intensev5 said...

I follow via GFC

intensev5 said...

I follow via GFC #2

Marcia said...

I haven't read "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest" so that's the book I would download first.
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Anonymous said...

I would upload 'water for elephants'

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jessica

Tabathia said...

tweet
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Rebecca said...

I am a follower YAY!!!!

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Rebecca said...

I would download Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult. LUV her books!

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kdkdkd said...

I would download Autobiography Of Mark Twain: The Complete And Authoritative Edition Volume 1

traci smith said...

i would download , A Discovery of Witches by deborah harkness

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michelle fuller said...

Globalistan by Pepe Escobar

scottsgal said...

Tick Tock by James Patterson
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follow on gfc 1
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@nola727 said...

Thank you for the review and giveaway chance Angela. I'd love to read One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in digital format on the eReader!

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luckyrabbit308 said...

I would download first One minute after you die.

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I like on Face book

Dawn & Jim said...

tweet #1

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Dawn & Jim said...

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I would upload jean auel's Land of the Painted Caves


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eclairre said...

Water For Elephants looks really good. I would pick that.

ranya112 said...

I think I would pick Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning.
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Meaghan F. said...

I would upload The Tea Rose first because I've been meaning to read it for a long time. Email in profile.

Melissa R said...

i would download the John Sanford Burried Prey as soon as it is released.
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Krafty said...

First I'd upload David Sedaris' Squirrel and chipmunk

KPort207 said...

I would upload The Confession by John Grisham first.

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Charlene Vidal said...

I would load Sexy Forever by Suzanne Somers as my first ebook

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Tina12312 said...

I would love to upload Stephen King's Full Dark No Stars. My e-mail's in my profile. Thank you!

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Kristen said...

I would load Little Earthquakes, which I am reading now. :D

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preethi said...

i would upload tomsayer first
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Muchablogged said...

The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss...I have been waiting for this book to come out for a year!
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sohamolina said...

I'd get The Girl WHo Kicked the Hornet's Nest

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Darcy said...

I would download Around The World In 80 Days.

Darcy said...

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Darcy said...

I follow your blog!

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Jeanette said...

I would get 1984. It's my favorite, but I really beat it up!
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Jeanette said...

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Jeanette said...

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Jeanette said...

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monorox said...

Water for Elephants would be my choice :)

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International Giveaways said...

I would download "The Kite Runner". It's a must- read!

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Dawn said...

I would download Stephen King's IT. I have been reading the hardback version and its so big its just not practical to take with me.

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scooter7018 said...

wizards first rule would be first on my list

captainliss40 said...

I would upload A Heartbeat Away by Michael Palmer. captainliss40(at)gmail(dot)com

Midnite Skys said...

How To Marry a Millionaire Vampire
or the Secret Garden

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Anastasia said...

I would upload Doctor Zhivago :)

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Hetal said...

I would upload John Grisham's "The Associate"

Hetal said...

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James said...

Mister B. Gone by Clive Barker would be the first book I would put on the Kobo.

James said...

GFC follower.

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