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Follow Me on TwitterColleen Rutledge provides regular contributions to OurHometown.ca from the Youth Perspective. Colleen is a journalism student at St. Lawrence College in Cornwall, Ontario. If you have questions or wish to contact Colleen, you can email her at crutledge@ourhometown.ca
Kobo Touch offers many benefits for avid readers
Colleen Rutledge
St. Lawrence College

Kobo Touch offers many benefits for avid readers
The benefits of using an eReader are numerous, but possibly the most important is the portability it offers. The Kobo Touch has a vast library of eBooks available, the largest of all the eReaders available in Canada. The Kobo Touch provides 1 GB of space, which equates to about 1000 eBooks. Memory expansion is available through an SD memory card of up to 32 GB.
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Cornwall - Jan. 18, 2012 - The benefits of using an eReader are numerous, but possibly the most important is the portability it offers.

The Kobo Touch has a vast library of eBooks available, the largest of all the eReaders available in Canada. The Kobo Touch provides 1 GB of space, which equates to about 1000 eBooks. Memory expansion is available through an SD memory card of up to 32 GB.

Popular file formats such as EPUB, PDF, JPEG, TXT, CBZ and CBR are all compatible with the Kobo Touch, as well as many more. The Kobo Touch provides a 6" Pearl high contrast E Ink display that allows you to even read in direct sunlight.

The fantastic battery will at least 1 month if you use it for a couple hours a day. If it is used for over 5 hours a day, the Kobo Touch will last at least two weeks.

The Kobo Touch is 4.5 in. X 6.5 in. and weighs less than a typical thin remote control (185g). The Kobo Touch is extremely customizable, including 7 font styles and 17 font sizes. The colours available are black, blue, silver and lilac, and each Kobo comes with the customary quilted back. The Kobo feels comfortable in your hands and is very easy to use. Turning pages involves merely tapping the side of the Kobo that coordinates with the direction you want to turn the page.

The Kobo Touch comes with a built in dictionary activated by a long press on whichever word you wish to look up.

Another great feature of the Kobo Touch is how easily you can move from device to device. You can begin reading a book on your Kobo, and then move to your laptop, then switch to your mobile device on the go.

“I do not have one, but I can see how convenient and practical a Kobo Touch can be. They would also be great for saving space, as I know how much room books can take up,” says Kelsey Hurrell.

“I like the idea of having ten or twenty books on hand at any given point (School textbooks, fictional entertainment, rulebooks for tabletop rpgs, etc), but nothing replaces the feel of a book," says Kenneth Alcock.

An eReader can be extremely convenient and a worthwhile expense for people of all ages, but in the end, it is up to the individual whether they prefer lugging heavy books around or the light Kobo Touch.


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