Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Welcoming Kobo Nia

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With more time spent at home these days, reading on the Kobo has a been a source of comfort for us. Everyone in our family loves reading regularly on the Kobo - and we are happy to welcome the newly released Kobo Nia into our family! Kobo Nia is an affordable, compact, easy to use device with lots of cool features for our reading comfort! 
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Having the ability to change the font face, size, line spacing, margins, and justification to fit our preference makes a huge difference on why we love reading on Kobo eReaders. Kobo Nia has built-in ComfortLight for better day or night time reading, as we can easily adjust the brightness of the screen by sliding our finger along the left-hand side of the screen or using the brightness control to perfectly suit any reading situation. 

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We love the sleek, compact, modern design of this Kobo! It is 112.4 mm wide x 159.3 mm long, with a 9.2 mm thick area around the edges. What's not to love about a device that is lightweight, weighing at 172 grams, which can hold up to 6000 books! It is the perfect size to hold and handle. The 6" Carta E Ink glare-free touchscreen has a 1024 x 758 212 ppi resolution. The device's E Ink touchscreen displays crisp-clear fonts that replicate a print on paper reading experience. The electronic ink screen has many benefits, including being easier on the eyes compared to smartphone and tablet LCD screens. The glare-free display allows for endless summer days of reading even in direct sunlight making it a perfect way to spend time in the garden! 
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Since Kobo Nia has a 1,000 mAh battery, we can keep reading for several days without charging it, this depends on individual usage. There is a micro USB charging port accessible with the SleepCover for easy charging. The Kobo Nia is Wi-Fi enabled, and complete with a NXP i.MX 6ULL processor with 256 MB of ram and 8 GB of storage. This allows it to handle regular tasks such as flipping pages, looking up unfamiliar words we come across in the book with the built-in dictionary or on Wikipedia and Google, borrowing books from Overdrive, using Kobo Plus, and more. Once the books are loaded in the Kobo, it doesn't require Wifi, so we can read anytime, anywhere. Similar to other Kobo readers, Kobo Nia gives us the ability to highlight and add notes.
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We love that we can simply put the eReader away and pick up reading from where we left off as Kobo Nia has enhanced eBook navigation that provides increased awareness of which page we are reading, allowing us to seamlessly skim an entire book, jump to a new location, or go back to the original page. 
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There are three faux-leather SleepCover options available in Black, Aqua and Lemon. We love the bright colour options for the covers, it brings out the excitement and joy of reading! The SleepCover doesn't only look good aesthetically, but also protects the eReader and its magnetic cover wakes and puts it to sleep when we close it. 
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Kobo Nia has a budget-friendly price point at $129.99 CAD without compromising the features normally found on Rakuten Kobo's premium devices perfect for those looking to purchase their first digital eReader.
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Borrow books for free...
With an active library card, we can easily borrow eBooks from most local public libraries for free right from the device with built-in one-touch OverDrive access. Through the integrated catalogue, we can search for the title and depending on local library availability choose to borrow from OverDrive. We have been borrowing several books from our library. We can also browse the catalogue, place holds, and even get notifications when an e-book becomes available to borrow. Once a book has been borrowed it shows up under my books. OverDrive integration is available in Canada, the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. 

We can also own the books, by purchasing ebooks through the Kobo Store.
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Subscribe for unlimited reading...
Kobo Plus, the new all-you-can-read eBook subscription for $9.99 per month has made reading on a budget easier! Kobo Plus is a curated list of 100,000 books that we can read for a fixed price. There are new titles being released to Kobo Plus all the time. Any book that is available to read with the subscription says "Read with Kobo Plus" beside it.  

By subscribing to Kobo Plus we can read eBooks in any languages such as French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Portuguese, Polish, Dutch, and more. Kobo Plus is also integrated into Kobo Nia and there is a Kobo Plus tab to navigate the catalogue. They have a risk-free 30-day trial which will allow us to discover new authors and series on a Kobo eReader or with the free Kobo reading app. We can access our library on the Kobo eReader, as well as with the free Kobo App for iOS or Android. This is a perfect way to venture and discover new favourites and explore different genre! 


Overall, reading on Kobo's new budget-friendly reader Kobo Nia has been a welcoming addition to our family, as we have been expanding our horizons reading a variety of books from different genres in multiple ways using Kobo Plus, Kobo Store, and OverDrive.


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67 comments:

  1. Oh that looks very nifty. I've never had an ereader!

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  2. Always wanted an E reader, sounds like a great device!

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  3. Thanks for the great review! I've been thinking about getting a new Kobo, and wasn't sure whether I'd go Kobo Clara or this new one. This made it easy for me! Kobo Nia it is!

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  4. love it. Would be so handy! my reader quit on me awhile back and could use a new one! Great for taking along on trips or just relaxing in back yard!

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  5. I have always wanted a e-reader , sounds like its time !

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  6. I love the fact that you can use this with your library!

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  7. I need a new ereader and have been looking into this one. It seems really great.I really being able to take out books from the library.

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  8. I currently try to read books on my tablet but I would love to have an e-reader like this!

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  9. Sound like a great e-reader! I love the feature of the built-in ComfortLight. It would reading in any light pleasant and comfortable.

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  10. There are lots of great features on the Kobo Nia. I really like being able to change the font size. I like enlarging print to make it easier to read,

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  11. I love that it has comfort lighting! It’s so hard to read from electronics in different lighting circumstances.

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  12. This Kobo has some great features, but most of all I like that it's compact.

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  13. Great features, I like that it has the ability to change the font face, size, line spacing, margins.

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  14. I have an older Kobo but I like the new look and features.

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  15. I do not own a Kobo but it is a great item to own.

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  16. I've never used an ereader. This one seems to have lots of helpful features!

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  17. I want one of these :)

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  18. Love all of the great features on Kobo!

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  19. wonderful e-reader that I would love to try!

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  20. Thank you for the tips. I love free books.

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  21. Thank you for the tips. I love free books.

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  22. I like the ComfortLight feature so you can have just the right amount of light on your screen depending on the lighting around you.

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  23. I have never had a e-reader. This is a nice one.

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  24. Thank Perfect for reading at the beach

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  25. The glare-free display is a great feature for when you are reading outside.

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  26. I love my e-reader so much I have burnt out two of them since I started using them always looking for a better one.

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  27. love the ereader, great features

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  28. Looks like I’m going to be looking into this reader.

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  29. I like that it has a built-in ComfortLight.

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  30. The fonts that replicate a print on paper reading experience is a great feature for an e-reader.

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  31. What a great review, love the upgrades that are on this one. We have one of the original ones and to have the built-in ComfortLight would be a game changer

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  32. I do not own a Kobo but they seem so AMAZING!

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  33. I love that there are so many features that can be customized to make reading more comfortable.

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  34. The 1,000 mAh battery in the Kobo Nia would make it great to take camping. If you were unable to charge it you could still read for a few days.

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  35. It is handy that once the books are loaded on the Kobo Nia it does not need Wifi to access them.

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  36. I love my e reader for when I travel

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  37. Looks like a great choice for an e-reader. I am putting one on my Christmas list so will keep it in mind.

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  38. This eReader is awesome , i truly love all the great features and comfort light is so cool Treen Goodwin Facebook name !

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  39. Awesome! I've always wanted an e-reader. This one looks great.

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  40. I love the faux-leather SleepCover colour options available.

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  41. I've never got around to getting an e-reader, but there are so many good novels, magazines I can obtain online, I should really have one.

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  42. It is a good economical price at $129.99 CAD. It has a lot of great features for that price.

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  43. While libraries were closed I had to get my 12 year old to start reading on screens and she hated it at first but eventually got used to it. She still prefers physical books though.

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  44. I love being able to change the font size

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  45. Reading in the sun is one of my favourite place to read so it's nice that this is compatible with that

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  46. Borrowing e-books for free from the library with built-in one-touch OverDrive access is a feature I like.

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  47. I'm considering an e-reader for my daughter for Christmas, so I'm loving all the details in this post to help me decide!

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  48. I absolutely LOVE my own Kobo - it's so wonderful to be able to carry dozens of books at once!

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  49. I have an old Kobo which does not have a lot of features but I would be lost without it!

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  50. I have a tablet that I just use for reading but maybe its time to get an actual e-reader.

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  51. The ability to highlight and add notes would make this reader great for students.

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  52. I don't own a e reader but would love to

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  53. I love that once the ebooks are loaded, no Wi-Fi is needed.

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  54. I like the idea of subscribing to Kobo Plus to read eBooks in any language. My hubby likes to keep fluent in his first language so reading news stories and books in it helps.

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  55. I love the glare-free display for when I am reading on the deck!

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  56. This looks interesting! I’ve never used a Kobo.

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  57. I like that it's light-weight and comes ina choice of colours.

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  58. The enhanced eBook navigation that provides increased awareness of which page we are reading is a feature I would like.

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  59. The E Ink Touchscreen sounds awesome!

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  60. An e reader would make z perfect gift for my tween, she is a bookworm and books are taking over.

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  61. The E Ink screen sounds like it would make reading easier and more comfortable.

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  62. The price of 9.99 a month for the all-you-can-read eBook subscription is a terrific buy for an avid reader.

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