Forgive me for quality today, I'm home sick and I have a cat in heat laying on my chest annoying the shit out of me.
I am an impulse buyer. I claim it. That's me. I usually will walk into the bookstore anytime I am in the mall, and even on a small amount of money I will usually buy a book. When I said I had decided to buy my own eReader, that was a product of 2 hours of internet searching, and not being able to find the Sony (it was on a shelf in the bedroom). At 7pm, Zack----
I have to stop here, my cat just started licking herself "down there". Get off, Slinky.
Anyway. Zack and I went to the mall at 7pm, with no idea of what I was going to find and buy. We hit up Books-A-Million first, took a look at the Nook (I revel in that sentence) and Zack tried to talk me into one of those. I just kept seeing all the buttons and knowing it had wifi and I just thought I would never be able to get through a book when my ADD kicked in. It was also over 200 bucks. Off to Waldenbooks we went.
The Kobo is a total budget eReader. There is no keyboard, no touchscreen, really no extra buttons to push. It has the same type of eInk screen as the Kindle, so even in bright light it is very see-able. For books you buy from the store it is very fast, and it does have the capability to add your own .epub and .pdf files. I added "An Echo in the Bone" (over a 1000 pages) in .epub form that I downloaded. The Kobo can handle it, but it does take a very long time for it to load the book and turn pages. I tried other books and I believe it's just the length of my file and the fact that I downloaded and added. Otherwise I like the quality of the system it uses, the buttons aren't too sensitive, and I feel like it could take a couple hits and not be broken. The case is also pretty neat, nice white plastic on the front, and a patten on the back i like to run my fingers over when I'm reading.
I feel like getting this guy for 79.99 was a good deal, and with the ease of use and no so many buttons, it is able to keep my attention. Even with it being slow on my added book, it still is able to handle a lot, and I think I'll keep it around.