It’s time to nerd out with some new toys. I picked up a Kobo Touch e-reader from Chapters and a Samsung Galaxy Nexus cellphone from Wind Mobile. I’m really impressed with both.
The Kobo is my first e-reader. I decided on the Kobo over the Kindle because it supports library e-books. The e-ink is easy screen is easy to read and the battery life is awesome. I thought about getting a colour one, but it felt like a cheap iPad, and Emily already has the real deal.
I needed a new cellphone – the screen on my old phone would routinely stop responding, making it impossible to use. So I decided to upgrade to the fanciest phone on the market. It’s a little too much for what I need, but I hope it will last a few years. Since it’s a Google branded phone, I’ll get the latest OS upgrades. And the Android 4.0 operating system has some nifty features – like the data monitor and voice commands. Plus it has a good camera, which I’ve already taken advantage of.
My first e-reader was also a Kobo (I have a Sony now, my Kobo had a tragic accident) and an e-reader is now my most valued personal electronic, way ahead of my iPhone. To be able to carry almost an entire library around with me is one of the wonders of the modern age.