Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Lifestyle | Kobo - my reading buddy

Kobo - My reading buddy. Why I moved from paper books to ebooks. Honest review.

Hello!!

Not sure if you know that by now or not, but I love books. And reading!
As far as my memory goes, I always liked reading, since a very young age (Mom, if you're reading this, please confirm it haha). But somehow, along the way, while "adulting" I kind of forgot about it. 
Until I found the world of ebooks and then reading came back to my life!

And that's why today's post is all about my reading buddy: Kobo.


Lifestyle | Kobo - my reading buddy



I will try to make this post as easy and to point as possible, so let's go!

What it is:

The ebook I own is the Kobo Aura H2O Edition 2 and bellow are some of the specs that made me go for this ebook instead of any other:

- Waterproof
- Touchscreen: 6.8" Carta e-ink; this type of screen, simulates the paper touch feeling you'd have if reading a traditional book.
- Lightweight: only 207g which makes it perfect to throw it in your everyday bag or bring on vacation.
- Memory: 8GB which holds up to 6000 ebooks!!
- Formats: it supports many formats, meaning you can read from various sources (ex: EPUB, PDF, MOBI, JPEG, GIF, PNG, TXT, HTML and many more).
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi and Micro USB.

For more specs, visit the Kobo website.


Credits: Image from Kobo's website.

Pros:

Since I got this ebook, I started to read a lot more and more frequently, and I am sure this was all because I could carry it everywhere without having a heavy traditional book in my bag.
Also, one of my favorite places to read is by the pool or at the beach, so the fact that it's waterproof is a massive plus!

So in summary, I'd point out as pros:
Compact size, lightweight and waterproof.
Long battery life.
Brightness adjusted for "night mode"!!

Cons:

To be honest, I haven't found any so far!
Oh wait, maybe the price: I got mine in Portugal, at Fnac, for about 200Eur, if I'm not mistaken. 
It's been over a year, so sorry if the price may not be accurate anymore.

What I read so far:

Let me confess something: I love a good Romance book, and especially if it has some adventure in it or some sort of thrill.
Back in my "traditional book" days, I'd be reading a lot of Dan Brown, for example, or even José Rodrigues dos Santos, which is a Portuguese author that writes also great romance books, just like I described above.
However, when I got the Kobo, I discovered Sophie Love's books called "The Inn at Sunset Harbor" and I really enjoyed it and read all 6 of them!

What I am reading:

Right now, I am about to finish "After You" by Jojo Moyes, the author of "Me Before You", which you may know from the movie with the Mother of Dragons, Emilia Clark. 
I like it so far, and I can't avoid but picturing Emilia throughout the whole book with her funny facial expressions. 

Do I recommend it?

If you haven't figured it out yet, let me make it clear: YES!!

For all book lovers out there that do not want to carry heavy books up and down, this is a great option.  
I was a bit reluctant in the beginning to leave my good old paper books, but the practicality of having 6000 books for about 210g on my purse/luggage, can't be beaten!

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Tell me: are you also into reading? And if so, are you team paper or team ebook?

Also, if you have any book recommendations, please leave it in the comments section; I need to find new books to read very soon.

I hope you liked this post.

P.S. This post is not sponsored. Just my humble opinion as a book lover who does not like heavy things in her purse/luggage.

See you soon!



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2 comments

  1. Ainda sou do team paper, mas parece-me que, mais cedo ou mais tarde, mudarei de equipa.xD Não só por ser mais prático de transportar do que um livro, como também porque me começa a faltar espaço nas prateleiras para os guardar (pela mesma razão, aderi ao spotify e diminuí consideravelmente a compra de cd's).
    Quanto à compra de ebooks, onde os costumas comprar?:)

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    1. Eu pensava exactamente igual, até perceber queo facto de não andar com livros atrás me impedia de ler, coisa que tanto gosto. Já para não dizer, que um ebook, é bem mais leve e prático para viagens.
      Quanto aos ebooks, compro directamente na lojo Kobo, mas como este ebook lê vários formatos, podes comprar ebooks em qualquer loja e fazer o download para a memória do ebook (através de cabo USB/micro).
      Super recomendo!

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