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Jun 22, 2011

the new kobo touch + you could win one!

By: Natalie DiScala
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Jun 22, 2011

the new kobo touch + you could win one!

By: Natalie DiScala
If you haven't made the switch to an e-reader, I urge you to consider it. A book fiend myself, I've always treasured my novels and have always surrounded myself with bookcases overflowing with favourite reads and reads yet to come. But when I was introduced to Kobo, things started to change. It was love at first sight and I haven't looked back. It happened quickly and unexpectedly. I hadn't planned to end my love affair with actual books - and of course - there are classics and favourites that will always fill my bookcases. But I'm so in love that I've had the following exchange with my boyfriend. More than once. him: If you had to choose between me and your Kobo, what would you choose? me: {long pause} him: {long, awkward silence} The Kobo has revolutionalized reading for me and the new Kobo Touch ( indigo.ca, $139) has taken things one step further. Here's what I love best: - The infrared touch screen makes using this device so simple to use. It's intuitive and with just the tap of a finger, you can flip the pages, enlarge the font and zoom in on PDF files. - It's smaller, more compact than previous incarnations of the Kobo. The paperback size makes it easily portable. Throw it in your purse and you'll always have something to read when you're left waiting at the dentist. - Kobo uses E-Ink technology to simulate the printed word on a page. It's easy to read and because the screen isn't backlit, it doesn't feel like you're reading on a computer or other handheld device. The glare-free screen is easy on the eyes and feels like a real book. - The Kobo Touch holds up to 1,000 books! Not enough? Add a memory card and it can hold up to 32,000 books. So when you finish one book, you don't need to wait til you get to the bookstore to pick up a new one. You'll always have a full library right at your fingertips. I love the feeling of Kobo's signature quilted back and it's got WiFi capability too, which means you can order books on the go. I've been reading more books more quickly ever since I converted to Kobo. And as a frequent traveler, it's ideal. No more lugging heavy books around with me. It's super light and I always have options, depending on what I feel like reading. must-have accessories The new Kobo Touch comes in white, black, silver and lilac and there are an array of accessories. Here are my faves: 1 The Verso Clip Light ( indigo.ca, $16.99) is perfect when you're reading in the dark at night. Just clip it onto the top of your Kobo and you needn't turn your sidetable lamp on. The flexible neck means you can adjust the light as needed to brighten your pages. 2 The Book Style Cover ( indigo.ca, $29.95) will not only protect your Kobo Touch but gives it that 'real book' feeling that book lovers will appreciate. Elastic bands on the inside will hold your Kobo securely in place and there are also inside pockets. Available in purple, black, navy and natural. 3 Don't have the Kobo Touch? There are new accessories available for the WiFi Kobo and I love that you can now get the Book Style Cover ( indigo.ca, $29.95) for this version. The older Kobo is slightly larger than the new Kobo Touch so be sure to get the right size cover. How fun is the pink? Want to win one? {Of course you do!} We've got four to give away. Enter here. Good luck!
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