“We buy books all year long, but summer is when we have time to read them” said Michael Tamblyn, Chief Content Officer, Kobo. “Kobo Readers logged more than 11.9 million hours reading in the summer months last year and it’s easy to see why. Summer is when all of the benefits of eReading – instant access, low prices, incredible selection and devices or apps that go anywhere – become most compelling, whether you’re a kid with a free afternoon or a grownup enjoying the first day of vacation.”
My 7 year old daughter attends an all French school.
During these summer months we take the girls to the public library where they listen to a French story and take out French books as part of the summer reading program.
This coming year my daughter will start to have 30 minutes of English class each day. Although she has begun reading in English, I wanted to help her be as prepared as possible for the coming year.
The Kobo Arc is helping my daughter read!
The Kobo Arc has proved to be an ideal way to get my daughter excited about learning to read in both French and English. Although we read together often as a family she is beginning to enjoy more independence.
The Kobo Arc works well with read-along books and the fact that it is in color is a bonus. She takes the Kobo to her reading spot and first listens to the story while reading along. After she has listened to the story she tries to read it on her own.
I love the selection of books for her age (French and English) and how I can browse through books by her interests. Her favorite book is about taking care of the environment and after reading it a few times she mentioned to me that she liked the Kobo even more now. I asked her why and she said because it helps save trees. She also mentioned that she loved it because she has a tiny bedroom and so many books could fit into the Kobo. It made me smile.
The Kobo Arc has become a hand side kick coming with us on road trips, to appointments and anywhere where my daughter may want to read – I love that I don’t have to carry a bunch of books in my purse anymore!
KOBO ARC – READS YOU LIKE A BOOK
Like a good book, this is the tablet that you won’t be able to put down this summer – whether you’re reading the next bestseller, playing your favourite games, or watching your must-see TV series. The Kobo Arc’s 7” high-definition display delivers crisp, sharp text, and its 1.5 GHz processor make it easy to enjoy a highly-responsive, ultra-fast web browsing and multitasking experience. This Google-certified Android 4.1 tablet has access to the Google Play™ store, which offers more than 700,000 apps and games, with much-loved pre-loaded apps like Facebook®, Twitter®, Rdio®, Zinio®, and PressReader®. The device’s 16-million colours, brings photos and videos to life, and with front-facing speakers with SRS TruMedia®, a built-in microphone, and high-resolution 1.3 MP camera, it’s perfect for taking photos and videos. The Kobo Arc offers up to 10 hours of continuous reading or video play, and two weeks on standby. Kobo Arc’s exclusive interface, Tapestries, allows users to collect and curate content of interest in dynamic, visual Tapestries by “pinning” content to the home screen. The Discover Ribbon leverages a cross-media recommendations engine to recommend related content based on the items pinned to Tapestries. The more users collect in their Tapestries the more the Kobo Arc learns what they love and provides them with more engaging content – an engaging new way to discover content from eBooks, movies, and TV shows, to music, web pages, and more. The Kobo Arc is available in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB configurations and is available in black and white.
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KOBO TOUCH – THE MOST NATURAL READING EXPERIENCE
The award-winning Kobo Touch is the industry’s first touch-screen eReader, and is equipped with a no-glare 6” Pearl E Ink touchscreen that offers the closest experience to reading print on paper. This eReader includes Kobo’s latest software, offering more ways to personalize the reading experience, get recommendations, and discover new content. The Kobo Touch offers a distraction-free reading experience and holds up to 1,000 books.
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About Kobo Inc.
Kobo Inc. is one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services offering more than 3.5-million eBooks, magazines and newspapers to millions of customers in 190 countries. Believing that consumers should have the freedom to read any book on any device, Kobo provides consumers with a choice when reading. From its Family of eReaders, which includes the Kobo Touch™, Kobo Mini, Kobo Glo, Kobo Arc, and Kobo Aura HD, to its free, top-ranked eReading applications for Apple®, BlackBerry®, Android®, and Windows® products, Kobo ensures the next great read is just a page-turn away. Headquartered in Toronto and owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten, Kobo eReaders can be found in major retail chains around the world.