Kobo Wireless eReader - Black - N647-KBU-B

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by book lovers on 6/17/2012

First of all, this is a strictly for book lovers instead of devices lovers. This eReader is slow and it does not have the touch screen features you would see in most popular eReaders or Tablets these days. However, this eReader is strictly a reader. (despite it said it supports Wifi, it is hard to imagine how you can use it via Wifi. It is because there is no keypad. You can use the up and down arrow to select each alphabet. It takes a long time to type anything) To load the epub books, you just connect it to the computer. Primarily, this is very low price as an eReader. As it is low price, you can bring it outside without worrying losing it. Compared to to Kobo touch, BN Nook touch, this eReader is about half the price or less. For myself, I use it as a secondary eReader. (I have a primary eReader) Also, this is epub device. It supports epub and library format. (Kindle devices are not using epub). Finally, it is slow to start up and it is slow to turn off. But as you are reading a book, it is not slow to turn a page. You use the right arrow to turn a page. That part works nicely. Regarding PDF, it is not ideal. (actually most eReaders are not good for PDF, because you need a fast processor to control the zoom in PDF)

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by Joe on 6/22/2012

I spent a lot of time researching ereaders before i bought, and I'm glad I did. The vox is a great value and can do the same thing as it's competition. Fast downloads, beautiful viewing, kobo store,free android apps through multiple app stores. I recommend it to the beginner and experienced techie.

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Product Overview

Designed by book lovers for book lovers, Kobo Wireless eReader is intuitive, lightweight, and compact.

Read Freely
The Kobo Wireless eReader gives you the power to Read Freely. All Kobo eReaders come with access to a library of 2.2 million books, including over a million free. Kobo's open platform gives you the freedom to read your books on any open device you choose.

Read Anywhere
A 6" eInk, no-glare screen is optimized for outdoor reading, even in sunlight. Adjustable font sizes make reading easy on any set of eyes. Built-in storage capacity for 1,000 books and a slim, compact design make it simple to read on the go.

Plus more great features...

  • Sync and Read: Shop and update your library wirelessly, directly from your eReader – anytime, anyplace!
  • Shop on the go: With the new built-in keyboard it’s easy to browse over 2.5 million affordable best sellers, newspapers and magazines. Or, check out an eBook from your local library!
  • Two-times quicker: Faster page turns for continuous, seamless eReading.
  • Comfort and style: Designed with style and features a unique quilted back.


Manufacturer Kobo
Mfg Part# N647-KBU-B
SKU 221181705
UPC 817866000576
UPC 14 00817866000576
Over 2.2 million books, including 1 million free titles
Open platform—you're free to read eBooks on any open device you choose
Adjustable font sizes makes reading easy on any set of eyes
6" eInk screen has been optimized for reading outdoors, even in sunlight
Light, compact design; stores up to 1,000 books (more with an SD card)
Tech Specs
Size and weight: 120mm x 184mm; 10mm thick, 221g
Display: 6" E-Ink display with 16 level grey scale
Charge: Up to 2 weeks or 10,000 page turns
Font: 2 font choices, 5 different font sizes
Bookmarks: Supports multiple bookmarks enabling you to easily return to favourite passages. Kobo automatically bookmarks your last page and syncs this across devices so you never lose your page
Built-in Dictionary: Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary included
Storage: 1GB memory. Holds up to 1000 titles, based on average eBook size of 1MB. Add additional storage to hold up to 30,000 titles using the onboard SD memory card slot.
Connectivity: Wireless (Wi-Fi); Plug into your computer's USB to shop and update your eReader from your desktop
Connectors and Input/Output: USB Cable
Software: Preloaded with Kobo Desktop application so you can also shop and manage your library from your computer and easily sync to your Kobo reader.
Supported File Types: ePUB, PDF, Newspapers, Magazines. Adding your documents is supported using an SD Card, Adobe Digital Editions and drag-and-drop.
Desktop Requirements: Mac OS®X v10.5 (Intel®) or later Windows® 7/ Windows Vista®/Widows XP (SP3) Intel® Core Duo (Mac) or Pentium 4 or higher (PC) 512MB RAM 100MB hard drive space (plus extra for books) Screen resolution of 1024 x 768
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