Posts tagged Kobo Vox
Many users have problem Kobo Vox from waking up from sleep mode or charging altogether, according to some sources. Even after a firmware update recently, the issue is still there. Kobo authority will issue a firmware patch to fix this problem. You can fix the problem in two ways until the new patch is released:
- Make sure the Vox is completely turned off. Power down the Vox completely and the light on the top should be orange. Then start charging. OR
- Hard-reset the device: hold the power button down for 10 seconds, then release. Then power on as normal.
According to a recent survey by GfK MRI women are 52% more likely than men to own an eReader and men are 24% more likely than women to own a Tablet. Drilling down to the brand level, women are 63% more likely than men to own an Amazon Kindle and twice as likely to own a Barnes & Noble Nook. On the other hand, the Nook Color’s ownership is now almost 75% women, according to Claudia Romanini Backus, Barnes & Noble’s director of developer relations. According to VentureBeat:
Why the Nook Color is so much more popular women likely comes down to two of its unique features: an extensive array of More >
Here a comparison video between Kobo Vox and Nook Color. We have to wait for release of Kindle Fire to get a comparison between three of them.Apple iPad Mini MD544LL/A (32GB, Wi-Fi + Verizon 4G, White)Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (16GB, Deep Grey)Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (16GB, White)
Unlike Amazon, Kobo has partnered with other companies to feed contents except ebooks for Vox. The company has partnered with Zinio for magazines, PressDirect for newspaper, RDIO for music, and GetJar for apps. In a recent post we elaborate what apps come in-built with Vox.Kobo Vox doesn’t allow access to Google Android Market for apps. You rather have to get apps from GetJar.
What surprises me is that GetJar app market have Amazon’s apps for Kindle which is the competitor of Kobo in the ebook market. In other words, you can buy ebooks from Amazon and read them on Kobo Vox. Definitely, Amazon More >
Kobo has started shipping Kobo Vox. The website of the Kobo doesn’t answer all the questions the ereader enthusiasts have in mind. Unlike Amazon, Kobo has partnered with other companies to feed contents except ebooks for Vox. The company has partnered with Zinio for magazines, PressDirect for newspaper, RDIO for music, and GetJar for apps. In a recent post we elaborate what apps come in-built with Vox.
its screen uses a different type of anti-reflective tech. While most screens have an anti-reflective coating, says Welch, Vox’s screen has anti-reflective properties baked in. It’s the same material used for screens in airplane cockpits, and it should make the device easier to read outdoors.
This is a distinctive quality for an ereader tablet implemented by Kobo. This feature will help to read and More >
Kobo Vox comes with 3 free ebooks, 12 selected free magazines, and 7 free newspaper isuses of your choice for your enjoyment.
3 free ebooks are:
- Our Favorites from Sweet Dreams Desserts
- Franklin and the Thunderstorm by Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark
- Lonely Planet’s Europe Essentials
You can also sign into your Zinio app to download 12 free magazines! These include the latest editions of:
- Elle Décor
- Food Network Magazine
- Harper’s Bazaar
- House Beautiful
- Marie Claire
- Popular Mechanics
- Road and Track
- Woman’s Day
7 Issues of Newspaper:
You More >
You can add notes while you highlight text. This can be useful if you study a passage, or want to add comments to your highlights. To add notes while you highlight text:
1. Press and hold your finger over the text you want to highlight. A Select Text dialog box appears.
2. Tap Select Text.
3. Highlight the text:
- Tap and hold the icon to move to the general area of where you want to highlight.
- Drag the and icons to select the text.
4. Tap the Add Note button.
5. Enter your notes using the keyboard.
6. Tap Save. A pink note icon appears on the bottom right More >
Kobo Vox doesn’t allow the Google Android Market. Kobo has it’s own android app store. A lot of people are curious about what kinds of apps are in-built with the device. Here you go. Your Kobo Vox comes with the following apps:
- Email: Compose, send, and receive email.
- Browser: Use the browser to go online, search the web, and more.
- Music: Listen to music and manage your music playlist.
- Search: Search the web via Google, search for apps on your Kobo Vox, or search your contacts.
- Gallery: View pictures and videos loaded onto your Kobo Vox.
- Contacts: Add your contacts into an address More >
Kobo Vox Available For Pre-Order Now at $199, Shipping Starts October 28: An Early Surprise to Kindle Fire
Kobo Vox eReader – an Android tablet – like Nook and Kindle Fire is now available for pre-order at $199. The ereader will be shipped starting from October 28, way before Amazon will ship its Kindle Fire. That means, people will touch it, feel it, review it, and start consuming it at least 15 days ahead of Kindle Fire’s arrival to customers hand. Before jump into the main features of the Kobo Vox, let me make it known first that it’s now for U.S. and Canada only. The company will not ship any other countries.
It seems that kobo has developed partnership with some companies for the contents More >
Amazon is going to announce a new tablet on this Wednesday – Kindle Fire. It’s not clear, even though there are some speculations, that a new touch screen e-ink Kindle will also be announced. However, it seems a tablet is creating more buzz than a eReader like Kindle. The crave for low-cost tablets has reached such an hype that nearly every electronic company is jumping on releasing one. Now Kobo is on board with Kobo Vox. According to TechCrunch
The device is listed as being an “eReader Tablet,” so perhaps it’s something more akin to Barnes & Noble’s Nook Color or the Kindle tablet More >