Kobo announces the Kobo Mini, Kobo Glo, and Kobo Arc
Kobo, a global leader in eReading, today unveiled its new Kobo Family of eReading devices: the Kobo Glo, Kobo Mini, and the Kobo Arc – a 7” Android tablet to add to their award winning Kobo Touch line of products.
KOBO GLO – READ COMFORTABLY DAY OR NIGHT
The new front-lit, Kobo Glo is the next generation in comfortable eReading. It offers innovative soft, even and adjustable ComfortLight technology to enable consumers to read anytime – day or night. Its durable screen and customisable page-turning features make it the perfect eReader for the booklover. The Kobo Glo uses E Ink technology, customisable fonts and a no-glare XGA high-resolution 6” E Ink screen that is just like reading print on paper, and connects easily to Wi Fi allowing consumers to explore and discover recommendations in the Kobo eBookstore. The Kobo Glo eReader comes in Black or White and a selection of stylish colours – Pink Sunset, Blue Moon, Silver Star – and will be available starting 1st October for £99.99 MSRP.
KOBO MINI – SMALL IS A BIG DEAL
The Kobo Mini is the world’s smallest and lightest full-featured E Ink eReader available today, offering the full Kobo experience at a great value. Proving that great things come in small packages, the 5” Kobo Mini easily fits in your purse or pocket and is loaded with all the amazing features Kobo customers have come to know and love. Just like reading print on paper, the no-glare 5” E Ink screen is easy on the eyes – even in bright sunlight. The Kobo Mini comes in black or white and offers a selection of three stylish Kobo SnapBacks in Teal, Ruby Red, and Purple. Perfect for people on-the-go, young adults, and easy for first-time readers to hold and read, the highly portable Kobo Mini holds up to 1,000 eBooks. The Kobo Mini will be available starting 1st October for £59.99 MSRP.
KOBO ARC – READS YOU LIKE A BOOK
The new Kobo Arc offers booklovers a competitively featured Android 4.0 multimedia tablet with a new way to discover content – books, movies, TV shows, music, web pages and more. With a Kobo-developed interface called Tapestries, Kobo Arc gives consumers an exciting new way to discover content, it is one of the best ebook reader on the market today.. Using an intelligent cross-media recommendations engine, Tapestries responds to the user’s “pinned” content to recommend related videos, movies, books, webpages and other related content. Tapestries makes it easy to discover new personal multimedia recommendations with little effort as the engine learns what consumers love – and brings them more. The 7” high-definition display delivers crisp, sharp text and with 16-million colours bring photos and videos to life. With front-facing speakers with SRS TruMedia, a built-in microphone and high-resolution 1.3 MP camera to take photos and videos, the Kobo Arc offers up to 10 hours of continuous reading or video play, and two weeks on standby. With Google® Play, Kobo Arc users have access to more than 600,000 apps and much-loved pre-loaded apps including Facebook®, Twitter®, Rdio®, Zinio® and PressReader®. The Kobo Arc is available in Black and White with Blue and Purple interchangeable SnapBacks. The Kobo Arc will be available this November, starting at £159.99 (8G) MSRP and £189.99 (16G) MSRP.
KOBO TOUCH – THE MOST NATURAL READING EXPERIENCE (Existing Product)
The award-winning Kobo Touch, named Wired’s #1 eReader in 2012, and the industry’s first touch-screen eReader is available in stores around the world– and is now £79.99. The Kobo Touch includes Kobo’s latest software with more ways to personalise the reading experience, get recommendations and discover new content. The Kobo Touch is available in seven languages including English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, and Japanese.
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER TODAY
Kobo’s global network of 11,000 booksellers will be offering the Kobo Family starting in October. Starting today, the Kobo Glo will be available for pre-order from the following retail partners around the world:
- Europe the Kobo Glo will be available for pre-order in the United Kingdom at WHSmith – WHSmith.co.uk, in France from Fnac.com, and in the Netherlands from Libris at Libris.nl.
- Canada at Indigo – Indigo.ca, Future Shop - Futureshop.ca, and Best Buy – Bestbuy.ca.
- The United States pre-order will be available at Bestbuy.com.
- Australia and New Zealand, the Kobo Glo will be available at Whitcoulls – Whitcoulls.co.nz and Collins – Collinsbooks.com.au.