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Old 25-09-2013, 19:53
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I've never been that bothered about an e-reader, but at this price they are starting to get tempting.

Any reason not to buy a thirty quid Kobo?

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Old 25-09-2013, 20:22
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Can't think of a reason not to
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Old 25-09-2013, 22:23
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is that the one you can hack to run Android (and perhaps more importantly Kindle app and Google play Books)?
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Old 25-09-2013, 22:37
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is that the one you can hack to run Android (and perhaps more importantly Kindle app and Google play Books)?
Not sure if you can with the Kobo or not - I know you can with the Nook.
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Old 26-09-2013, 09:38
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I have one - bought it in the Spring when the 30 was supposed to be a special limited time price!

It's a nice little e-Reader, worth having a ply in the store first just to make sure you can read it comfortably and that you can navigate around.

I don't think it is easily hackable as it is not a full on tablet (has an E Ink screen), but you can load ebooks from several different sources (including a lot of local libraries) so there isn't a tie in to one store like you get with Kindle.

Have a look on the Kobo website and I'm sure you'll find some books that you'll like (they frequently do promos / competitions for money off certain books as well).

For 30 it's definitely worth a go - if you don't like it you can always sell it on.
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Old 26-09-2013, 10:36
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Not sure if you can with the Kobo or not - I know you can with the Nook.
ah thats the one. For 50, root it and its an e-ink Android tablet...
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Old 26-09-2013, 18:11
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ah thats the one. For 50, root it and its an e-ink Android tablet...
The nook simple touch for 29 can also be hacked but they are more difficult to get hold of.
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Old 21-10-2013, 07:59
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Just bought one for my wife I'll let you know.
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