Today sees the launch of the Kobo Touch eReader in South Africa, now available from Pick n Pay at the Kindle-busting price of R995. Capable of storing up to 30,000 books on a 32gb SD card with Wi-Fi and USB data transference, you can take entire libraries with you in a device with a stunning e-Ink display and a quilted back.
The best news? You can read all of your eBooks from Exclus1ves.co.za on your Kobo! By using your free Adobe ID and Adobe Digital Editions, you can transfer your entire Exclus1ves library to your Kobo with a minimum of fuss. You can read how using Kobo’s nifty FAQ:
How do I use Digital Editions with my Kobo eReader?
The only times you need to use Digital Editions are when you want to read:
- eBooks from another store or from a library >> including your Exclus1ves ebooks
- Adobe DRM PDFs from the Kobo Store
To use Digital Editions with your Kobo eReader, you must:
- Authorize your eReader with Adobe.
- Add books to your eReader using Digital Editions.
To authorize your eReader:
- Connect your Kobo eReader to your computer and select Manage Library.
- Start Digital Editions.
- If you were already using Digital Editions, restart it so that it will find your eReader and start the Device Setup Assistant.
- Click Authorize Device.
- Click Finished to complete the process.
Your eReader will now be listed as one of your Bookshelves in Digital Editions.
You can drag books from your Digital Editions library to the eReader icon to copy them to your eReader.
(Please also refer to our own handy eBook guide for loading your ebooks on to your Kobo, iPad or Android device.)
“It also offers support for Android and e-book gifting, and is a partner of leading tablets from manufacturers such as Samsung and RIM.” The National Post
“The eReader features the latest Pearl e-Ink technology, wi-fi connectivity, and touchscreen interaction.” – The Huffington Post
” [The] faster processor makes things like PDF scrolling super fast and makes page turning faster. A definite advantage – the PDF scrolling was scary good.” – IReaderReview.com
“All in all, the new Kobo eReader Touch Edition looks sweet, and ties in with Kobo’s free apps for pretty much every phone and tablet out there. It is also a bargain, and will work with all those EPUB files you already have on your computer.” – Wired.Com
“Because the front is so sparse, with only that single button, there’s very little learning curve. I was rather taken by the back of the unit, which is made up of a soft, quilted plastic; it was very pleasant to hold and I did feel as though I could grip it a bit more firmly than other e-readers.” – ComputerWorld.com