A new device integrates networked sharing into the reading process, offering users a streamlined experience that also features music, video, games and apps.
The Kobo Vox is the world’s first social e-reader, enabling users to start conversations with other readers and discover new books and authors through their social networks. The e-reader boasts a 7 inch FFS+ display, with anti-glare multimedia touchscreen, storage capacity of up to 40,000 books, and a new platform in which users can navigate and share their libraries with others. The device runs on an open Android platform and currently has over 15,000 apps for readers to play games, keep up with their social feeds, or find the latest bestsellers.
The e-reader has seen strong adoption worldwide including Canada, the U.K., Germany, Australia and New Zealand. Although the Kobo Vox has been in the market for around 3 months, this is the first time that the units will be for sale in the U.S. The Kobo Vox eReader will be sold at Best Buy locations and online for US$199. Todd Humphrey, EVP Business Development, Kobo, Inc. said of the expansion:
We’re excited to offer the Kobo Vox eReader in U.S. Best Buy locations where consumers can try our innovative social experience and see the difference that Kobo brings to eReading. We’re focused on delivering an innovative and easy eReading experience and our expanded footprint throughout the U.S. will allow consumers to experience Kobo first hand and find out why it is the favored choice of millions of readers around the world.