I received a my new Kobo Glo ebook reader in the mail the other day, and I'm in love.
|My new KoboGlo. It's rad.|
One of the reasons that I love this ereader so much (and so much more than the Barnes and Noble Nook that I used to own) is its physical appeal.
Or "interface" in tech speak.
Kobo, since its beginning, has used a quilted design on the backs of its readers to create a "softer" interface, as well as a grippy texture. They use a physical metaphor of fiber and fabric to make the devices more user-friendly.
Here's the quilted back of mine.
|I picked turquoise because I could.|
The reader has an excellent built-in reading light, but still ends up being smaller than my old Nook. I love holding this thing.
|Just the right size.|
Seriously, people. I'm all about this thing. Plus, my local indy bookstore sells their ebooks through the Kobo online bookstore.
What's not to love?
Update Jan. 2014: My law students say that Kobo readers are the "hipster" eBook readers. Who knew?