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Kobo Libra H20 is an illuminated, waterproof eReader for $170

Kobo’s latest premium eReader looks… a lot like Amazon’s top-of-the-line eReader. Like the Amazon Kindle Oasis, the new Kobo Libra H20 has an illuminated 7 inch E Ink display with adjustable color temperature. And like the Oasis, this is a waterproof eReader with a lopsided design (there are page turn buttons on one side. But there are […]

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Kobo Forma targets the Kindle Oasis ($280 eReader with page turn buttons)

Kobo’s latest eBook reader is a premium device with an 8 inch, 1920 x 1440 pixel E Ink display, 8GB of storage, and a front light with adjustable color temperature. The Kobo Forma goes up for pre-order for $280 on October 16th and should be available in select stores a week later. The Kobo Forma also bears […]

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Lilbits 340: System76 to launch a new open source computer

It’s been more than a year since Linux computer company System76 announced plans to design and manufacture hardware in-house. Up until now, the company has primarily worked with OEM’s to add custom software to off-the-shelf laptop and desktop PC designs. Now the company says it plans to start taking pre-orders for a “new open-source computer” […]

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Walmart eBooks launches (with a little help from Kobo)

As promised earlier this year, Walmart has officially entered the eBook space with the launch of Walmart eBooks. The move is clearly intended to compete with market-leader Amazon. Not only can shoppers choose from a library of 6 million eBooks, but Walmart is also offering an audiobook subscription service that lets you pay $10 per […]

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Walmart partners with Kobo to sell eBooks, audiobooks, and eReaders

Walmart is getting into the digital book business, but rather than building its own platform from the ground up, the company is partnering with Kobo, the eBook company which was acquired by Japanese retailer Rakuten in 2011. Kobo may not be as well known in the US and Amazon’s Kindle brand or even Barnes & […]

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Kobo unveils Kobo Aura One 7.8 inch eReader with 4X as much storage

Amazon’s new $250 Kindle Oasis eReader is now shipping, and early reviews suggest Amazon’s first waterproof Kindle offers one of the best experiences for reading eBooks… if you can justify the price tag. But Amazon isn’t the only company with a premium, waterproof device with an E Ink display for reading eBooks. Last year Kobo […]

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Kobo takes on Audible with $10 per month audiobook subscriptions

Kobo is probably the third best-known eBook provider, which is to say that it’s the one you probably keep forgetting exists. The company offers a line of eBook readers as well as apps for Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, and even BlackBerry. And now you can use those apps to do more than read eBooks. you […]

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Kobo acquires discount eBook company Shelfie

Shelfie use to be a service that let you get cheap eBooks for titles you already own in hardcover or paperback editions. Just snap a few pictures of your physical bookshelf with the smartphone camera and Shelfie would let you purchase low-cost versions of eligible eBooks. Some titles were even available for free. But after […]