Welcome to Monday Ebooks, in which the Editrix indulges her most harmless delight in electronic publications, and welcome to another Teal Deer!
We’ve recently added two new devices to our stable: a Kobo eReader purchased at a closing Borders store and, most delightfully, a Nook Color from Barnes & Noble. We had large ebook libraries from both the Kobo and Barnes & Noble stores, so the purchases made sense; the former was the least expensive ebook reader we’ve ever purchased. (For those keeping score: yes, that makes SIX ebook readers. We are selling several of them, if we ever get around to it.)
We can recommend both devices wholeheartedly. The Kobo is an excellent basic reader, with software updated in the past couple of weeks. It has wifi connectivity, though it is only used to download/sync books purchased from Kobo (you can sideload other epub-format books if they use Adobe Digital Editions DRM–except for books purchased from Barnes & Noble–and of course non-DRMed ebooks, no matter how they got that way *cough*). The device is light and has a 6″ eInk screen, so it is easy to read. The navigation, operated by a D-pad button on the front and four dedicated buttons on the side of the device, is a bit clunky, but once you get the hang of it, you can navigate relatively quickly.