Saturday, August 29, 2015

New Kobo Touch 2.0 e-reader Available Now


Kobo has just quietly unveiled a brand new e-reader that is designed for people on a budget. The Kobo Touch 2.0 is now officially listed on the Chapters/Indigo bookstore website for $89.99. Likely, this e-reader will make a great back to school gift or for the upcoming holiday season.

Nothing much is known about the new Kobo Touch 2.0, it is very likely that Chapters posted the details before Kobo was ready to make a formal announcement. What we do know is that it has an older e-ink Pearl HD screen and it is not illuminated, so you won’t be able to read in the dark.

I think Kobo primarily designed the Touch 2.0 to heavily compete against the basic model of the Kindle. If you look at the price difference the Touch 2.0 costs $61 in the US, while the Kindle has a price tag of $79 US.

Stay tuned to Good e-Reader for an upcoming review and full product specs. In the meantime, if you live outside of the Canada you can have your Kobo Touch 2.0 shipped out in 24 hours from Shop e-Readers.

Amazon Echo Can Now Play Audiobooks from Multiple Amazon Accounts


The Amazon Echo now has the ability to play audiobooks from multiple Amazon accounts  and switching between them is as easy as a voice command. In order to get started you simply need to access the settings menu within the updated Alexa App for Android and add your second account.  Once this is completed all you have to do is say “Alexa, switch accounts.”

This might seem like a trivial change at first, but the multiple account support will be welcomed by many. People who live in homes with family members who have different accounts will be able to access their individual libraries of audiobooks.

New Kobo Touch 2.0 Quietly Released for $89

It looks like Kobo has quietly started rolling out their latest ebook reader, the Kobo Touch 2.0. So far there’s been no official announcement from Kobo about the new device, and it still isn’t listed on Kobo’s website at all, but the Kobo Touch 2.0 has just turned up for sale at Chapters.Indigo, one of […]