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#1 22Fruitmincepies

Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:01 PM

My old kindle has died, and I need a new E-reader for christmas. My kindle was great, but I didn't like that I can't seem to borrow from the library with it. Should I get a kobo instead? I would be both borrowing and buying books, and lightweight is a priority. Recommendations please EBers :)

#2 FuzzyChocolateToes

Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:18 PM

We own two Kobos. No complaints from me! I chose Kobo so we could borrow for free.  It was a bit fiddly to put library books on it originally ( needed a pc to download book,  then use Adobe Acrobat to save then move to the Kobo). The current models can download books using wifi so are simpler to use.

#3 seayork2002

Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:24 PM

Kindle - for me personally there is no contest to be had (I better add I buy all my books through amazon so it is easy for me)

Edited by seayork2002, 05 December 2018 - 12:25 PM.

#4 40+

Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:32 PM

Oh, I'm in the market too OP! Saved me asking lol

#5 *Marty*

Posted 05 December 2018 - 12:55 PM

I'm happy with my kobo aqua - I can read in the bath

#6 peachkoala

Posted 05 December 2018 - 01:00 PM

New kobos have the overdrive app built in!! Download directly to your kobo. I have a kobo Clara hd waiting for me for Christmas. It is replacing my current kobo.

I also have an old kindle, which I barely use. I mostly borrow books from library and it is fiddly to put on my current kobo.  Which is why I am replacing it.

#7 StartledFlamingo

Posted 05 December 2018 - 03:08 PM

I just got the Clara HD to replace an ancient Sony Ereader. I borrow books, get given digital books and get put of copyright ones free.

You can join multiple libraries then borrow online, to increase your selection.

I like the light in the screen and it being lightweight and small. I've never had a Kindle, I don't like being tied in to their store only.

#8 IamzFeralz

Posted 05 December 2018 - 03:31 PM

I owned 3 Kobos before eventually getting a Kindle.  I still have a Kobo for library stuff.

If I had to pick one however, I would go the Kindle, as it has been more reliable.  My Kobos would freeze and need to be rebooted.  I had to take a couple back to the shop (Officeworks were brilliant at exchanging).  I did love them though.

Kindle books also seem to be somewhat cheaper on the whole when purchasing.

#9 hoohoobump

Posted 17 February 2019 - 12:00 PM

Are those who got Kobo Claras for Xmas still loving them?

Looking at getting one or two to enable reading on an overseas trip. Our library uses Overdrive for e-books and seems to have a good selection.

#10 StartledFlamingo

Posted 17 February 2019 - 07:20 PM

View Posthoohoobump, on 17 February 2019 - 12:00 PM, said:

Are those who got Kobo Claras for Xmas still loving them?

Looking at getting one or two to enable reading on an overseas trip. Our library uses Overdrive for e-books and seems to have a good selection.

Got mine in November yes I'm still loving it. Someone gave me 2,000 books so I haven't tested borrowing from the library.

I love the backlight which is not blue light.

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