Canada-based Kobo Inc. surfaces out a new e-ink model e-reader, the Kobo WiFi Touch Edition. The new Kobo e-reader merges the famous Neonode infrared technology, which can be seen in Sony’s touchscreen e-readers. The Kobo WiFi Touch Edition also highlights E-Ink’s recent generation Pearl e-ink 6-inch display. The Kobo e-reader is priced at $129.99 and will be up for sales by summer this year.
Thanks to Neonode’s infrared technology, the Kobo WiFi Touch Edition e-reader offers a new interface, which will realize smoother swiping and certain other fantastic features. Users can just flip over the pages on smooth swiping on the 6-inch screen of the device. The e-reader will run on a Freescall CPU. The device will sport 1GB of built-in storage and a 32GB of removable SD card storage, which can store up to 30,000 books. For connectivity, the Kobo WiFi Touch Edition e-reader will have 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and USB options. Kobo offers improved battery life and black, silver, and lilac color options for the device.
What to expect:
Beyond everything, Neonode infrared technology is the great thing with the Kobo e-reader. The technology will help users enjoy e-reading as a great experience on the device. One can turn pages simply, highlight phrases, zoom images and resize fonts in smoother ways. The device’s memory capacity to store 30,000 books will indeed be an added advantage with the e-reader from Kobo.
What not to expect:
The Kobo WiFi Touch Edition e-reader will not have a special Web browser. Moreover, regarding the speed factor, the company is still optimizing the e-reader.
The Kobo e-reader is expected to raise huge competition among other leading e-readers in the market including Amazon Kindle, which is available for $114. A battery life of two weeks or through 10,000 page loads is certainly an advantage of the device over the competitors. It is simple to purchase books, newspapers and magazines on the e-reader. Just tapping on a few buttons, new books and magazines can be made available on the screen for e-reading.