|Kindle Touch v's Kobo glo|
I really liked my Kindle. OK, it was a bit grey and boring but I bought a snazzy red case to brighten it up. It was light and fitted in my handbag so I took it everywhere with me. It killed time in hospital waiting rooms and it provided anonymity when I was reading *those* books. Still not sure why I bothered but curiosity and all that...
Anyway, the Kindle was great but there was a small problem. I found myself straining to read the screen in the evenings. I needed a light. I did a bit of research and found you can get cases with lights on but I they looked like more trouble than they were worth. I also researched the Kindle Paperwhite. It looked like it would fit the bill and until I read the reviews. They weren't very convincing. The more I read about faulty screens, bulb shadows and weird colour casting the more I realised it wasn't going to be the one for me.
|Grey Kindle, pretty blue Kobo|
I decided to get the blue one. It wasn't available online but thankfully they had it in stock in W H Smith at Meadowhell (and no, that's not a typo!). I got it out the box and fell in love! It's so cute in blue! It took a little while to set up on the computer but buying books is just as easy as getting them from Amazon.
I did have a little panic when I realised I could only put books on it that I'd bought from the Kobo website but then I remembered reading about Calibre and pretty soon I'd downloaded that too and I had all my other books on my new beloved Kobo Glo.
I am so loving it. I can read in the conservatory when it starts to get dark, I can read in bed without turning the lamp on, and I can adjust the brightness so it's perfect for my eyes. So, I'm sorry Kindle, you're relegated to reading old books in the bath because I've defected to Kobo :D
|Its glow in the dark!|