WHSmith launches its own eReader called Kobo


Today high street favourite WHSmith announced it would be selling its first eReader range, the cutely named Kobo.

The popular stationery and book shop has added a new page to its website which claims it’s been looking for the right fit for some time now and thinks Kobo is the best option for browsing, buying, reading and storing eBooks.

WHSmith now sells two versions of the new eReader, both with an anti-glare eInk screen and adjustable fonts, the touchscreen Kobo Touch, as well as the basic Kobo Wi-Fi,

Both eReaders will give users wireless access to the Kobo online store which has more than 2.2 million titles (1 million of which are apparently free) and it’ll come pre-loaded with 100 classic titles too.

They look a little different to other eReaders on the market and although we can’t quite decide whether we love or hate the pearlescent finish and quilted back, it’s nice to see something that looks more unusual.

The devices will be available from the 17th of October and The Kobo Touch will be £109.99 and the Kobo Wi-Fi will be £89.99.

Becca Caddy

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