Galaxy NotePro and TabPro Tablets Coming From Samsung

The Galaxy range of tablets from Samsung are now well known for their versatility and range, catering for different age groups and professions and entertainment applications. Samsung are clearly not sitting still, as they announced another 4 models that will be launching in the next few months. These include the Galaxy NotePRO (12.2-inch), which comes equipped with an S-Pen, and the TabPRO range (12.2, 10.1, 8.4-inch).

The Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO series are all about premium style and powerful performance in a tablet. Samsung have thought of every type of user case scenario, whether work, play or education. The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO models feature a crystal-clear, WQXGA display, which is a 2560 x 1600 resolution. In comparison, Full HD TV’s have a 1920 x 1080 pixel count.

The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO 12.2-inch display is actually the first of its kind in the world, and that size screen makes it ideal for both content creation and consumption. With a larger viewing area, the 16:10 screen allows users to enjoy stunning Full HD video play and see even more information when needed. According to people who have had their hands on this unit, they actually feel very light and potable given the screen size.

Samsung has designed a new screen interface called the Content Home, with allows real tailoring of the content on a dashboard that automatically updates with news or social feeds that are set up. Frequently used apps can also be placed on this screen for instant access. The benefit of the larger screen size is that it is much closer to that of a traditional paper magazine size, so reading mags or ebooks are even more comfortable and enjoyable.
At that size, you might thinking  that this size tablet might be able to reaplce your notebook. And you know what? You could be right.

The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO (12.2) come equipped with a variety of productivity tools to help you manage both personal and professional sides of tablet use.
Multi Window enables users to split the screen up into four different windows and an innovative, Virtual Keyboard has enough space to type comfortably, with a subtle vibration on each virtual key press delivering  a more realistic typing experience.

The Samsung S Pen has been a huge point of difference for the Note ranges, and it’s also included in the Galaxy NotePRO.  Features such as Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write and S Finder deliver a more responsive, productive and overall efficient tablet experience. In addition, a great feature called Pen Window enables users to simply draw a window of any size on the screen, and instantly access unique in-application features such as YouTube or a calculator.

If you’re using the tablet as an extension of your home or work desktop or notebook PC, you can easily access and control that PC directly through the Galaxy NotePRO or TabPRO with the Remote PC app so you can edit and save files remotely.

Just like the current range of Galaxy tablets, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO line will come in both Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi with 4G. You’ll have a choice between the 12.2-inch Galaxy NotePRO that comes with an included S Pen, plus the 12.2-inch Galaxy TabPRO, Galaxy TabPRO 10.1-inch and 8.4-inch without the S Pen.

Here at Bing Lee, we’re excited to see these appear in our stores. We’ll keep you in the loop as a release date gets closer.

Have a great weekend!

Home Networking Made Easy with Netgear

Have you outgrown your home network?  Think about how many devices you were using 2-3 years ago and how many you are using today.  Today’s digital homes have an average of 10 WiFi devices with multiple family members online at the same time, web surfing, music streaming, watching video, on devices from smartphones and tablets to smart TVs and game consoles.

This can lead to frustration when experiencing slow connection speeds, buffering, gaming lag, poor WiFi range and WiFi dead zones. (Could show shot of buffering on YouTube video or no/1 bar on WiFi signal of tablet/smartphone)

WiFi technology has evolved greatly overly the last few years and a WiFi network today needs to be able to handle all of your mobile and entertainment devices.  Upgrading your network is easy and will allow you to use more devices anywhere in the home, anytime you want.

We’re going to demonstrate how easy it is to upgrade and set up your home wireless network.

Create a futureproof home network by upgrading to the latest in WiFi technology with a NETGEAR next generation Wireless AC product.    You’ll experience greater wireless coverage, faster wireless speeds and the ability to easily connect more devices. All NETGEAR AC products are NBN ready.

Now, upgrading your home network is easy. In just a few simple steps you can easily upgrade your modem router and overcome your network problems. NETGEAR offer simple CD less installation for all their new networking gear.

The first thing you will need is an active internet connection with a service provider. Unbox the router, taking out the main product and the power supply. Then, install your modem or modem router. Today we are using a Netgear D6200. Connect the router to your internet service – You can connect either directly to an ADSL line or to a fibre/cable modem.

Connect the power adapter to the router and plug the power adapter into an outlet. Wait until the Wi-fi LED turns solid blue. Then, connect a computer. You can do this with a cable or connect wirelessly. You would use an Ethernet cable to connect your computer to an Ethernet port on your router, or connect wirelessly by using the preset wireless security settings on the label on your router.

NETGEAR Genie is an easy step by step guide to help you set up your network quickly and correctly. It is your home network dashboard that you can access via computer, Tablet or smartphone.

Genie lets you easily view, manage and control your entire home network, and can also help to fix common network problems should they arise. NETGEAR Genie makes home networking easy. Should you need it, NETGEAR also offer a 24/7 support line to assist you further. Now you’re connected!

By upgrading your wireless home network you will experience faster connection speeds, greater range and improved online experience on all of your connected devices throughout your home.

Futureproof and maximise your wireless network today and upgrade to a NETGEAR AC wireless network.

Come and visit our Bing Lee Networking team to help you get the best out of your wireless network!

Last Minute Xmas Gift Ideas

There’s less than a week to go, and if you haven’t already picked up all the Xmas gifts you need for all your friends and family, then Bing Lee have some great ideas to get you out of trouble!

Yonanas Silver Value Pack: This frozen dessert maker has taken the world by storm, and makes healthy ice cream-style treats in only minutes. It is super easy to use – simply freeze your peeled, over-ripe bananas for a day, insert the banana in the chute and add other ingredients like nuts, chocolate and other frozen fruits – try different mixes! The Yonanas comes with a recipe book, a freezer tub and 4 popsicle makers.

Tefal Filtra Pro Deep Fryer: The Tefal FR4068 Filtra Pro Deep Fryer is the perfect addition to any kitchen. The large 4L oil capacity can feed a whole family in one go. The patented oil filtering system with easy handling ensures that you get clean oil, and the temperature ready light lets you know when your fryer is ready. Thanks to the durable stainless steel finish, you won’t see any fingerprints on the high quality model, built to last. And the removable stainless steel bowl makes cleaning that much simpler. In fact, the Tefal deep fryer can be 100% dismantled, from bowl to basket to lid and filtering mesh. To see how your food is faring, simply peer through the large viewing window. The adjustable thermostat allows for better control over your dish, so you get your fried foods just the way you want them.

Fitbit Flex Activity and Sleep Wristband: This slim, stylish device tracks steps, distance, and calories burned and shows you how you’re stacking up against your daily goals. At night, it even tracks your sleep cycle, helps you learn how to sleep better, and wakes you silently in the morning. You can access your personal stats anytime on your computer, tablet, or even from smartphones – with both iPhone and Android apps available. Flex is your perfect companion, and stays with you everywhere – even in the shower.

Revitive Circulation Booster: Great health and an active lifestyle require good circulation. Our body’s cells depend on healthy circulation to deliver oxygenated blood and nutrients to feed them, and to remove deoxygenated blood and waste from our system. If one of your loved ones experiences poor circulation due to age, a sedentary lifestyle, illness or a disability, the symptoms can affect your wellbeing and prevent you from doing the things you love. The Revitive Circulation Booster could make a great Xmas gift for parents and grandparents alike.

Samsung Kids Galaxy Tab3:  Everyone loves tablets – especially the younger generation. The Kids version of the Tab3 has been designed with the younger age group in mind, both physically and in the kind of software and user modes available. The bright orange rubber casing helps keep the Tab3 from being damaged from bumps and drops. There is a whole range of e-books, educational and entertainment apps pre-loaded to help literacy, problem solving and encourage creativity.

That’s just some of the great last minute Xmas ideas available right now, in store or online!

ASUS T100 Windows 8 Intel Powered Transformer Book

The T100 Transformer Book is the new Windows 8.1 convertible PC from Asus, powered by Intel’s new quad core processor. Let’s unbox and have a close look at this mobile device.

Lets take the lid off and see what we have inside. Now the first thing we see in the box is the tablet portion, wrapped in plastic. Directly below it is the keyboard dock. After we take the dock out, we can see the small documentation slip including a user guide and warranty. Underneath that we can see the power supply and USB cable which connects to the power supply unit and to a PC.

The Transformer Book is a well made device. At five hundred and fifty grams, it’s very portable, is only ten point five millimeters in thickness.

Taking a look around the device we find the volume toggle and a specific Windows button on this side. This takes you back to the start screen in Windows 8.1. On the top there’s just the power button, and on the other side we have a headphone output, micro USB and micro HDMI output. Up a bit further is the Micro SD card slot. On the front we find a 1.2 megapixel camera that can be used with Skype and other video messaging services.

The display is a ten point one inch IPS screen with a thirteen sixty six by seven sixty eight resolution, The two speakers sit on the sides right near the edge of the slate, providing great front firing stereo sound.

Internally, the Transformer Book is powered by a specially designed quad core Atom chip by Intel for mobile devices for quick response for apps and the OS. The new Intel system on a chip is specifically designed to deliver super fast response on mobile devices like this Windows 8.1 tablet, with better graphics and excellent power use.

The new Atom processor is a powerful mobile processor that is the little brother to Intel’s core range seen in larger notebooks. Whether it’s gaming, productivity or entertainment, having Intel Inside means you will have the best mobile experience.

The Transformer Book also features two gigabytes of RAM for superb multitasking, and a sixty four GB flash drive to hold all your documents and files. Of course with the Micro SIM card you can also expand your memory or easily transfer photos and other files to and from the Transformer book.

If you want to share your content, it’s a cinch to use a HMDI cable to connect to your flat panel TV to show off your photos and movies. The Micro SD card reader makes it easy to expand your storage and transfer files from other devices like a smartphone or camera.

The Transformer Book provides up to eleven hours of battery life. To extend the functionality and productivity of your Slate, the included keyboard dock provides a notebook-like experience. With the addition of an additional USB three port you can add additional peripherals and storage just like a standard PC. And when you want to take it on the go, it’s easy to undock and take the screen portion by itself.

Lastly, because the Transformer Book uses the full blown version of Windows 8.1, you can install all the third party Windows programs you’re used to using, or discover many more apps on the Windows store. Windows 8.1 allows you to make better use of the screen with improved multi tasking, an official Facebook app, and other in-built features like multi-window mail, improving productivity – and let’s not forget the return of the smart button for better desktop-based control.And for the ultimate in productivity out of the box, the Transformer Book comes with Microsoft Office 2013 Home and Student preloaded.

So if you’re looking for a great value, high performance tablet that provides the best of both worlds in play and work, then the Asus Transformer Book is worth considering.

So come on in to your nearest Bing Lee store, or purchase online right now!

Kris Kringle Ideas

If you work in any kind of office or team environment, chances are you’d be participating in some kind of Secret Santa or Kris Kringle. Believe it or not, this little event can cause a heap of stress to those having to wander the streets, looking for something worthwhile, but not over the top in expense.

Bing Lee have some great low priced but high value electronics items that could be the answer to your Kris Kringle delimnas.

BLE Bluetooth Speaker: If your Kris Kringle uses anything resembling a smartphone, then this would be well appreciated. Stream music from the smartphone using a wireless bluetooth connection, with very easy pairing. Smartphones are great devices but not really suited to sharing music or movies at a decent volume. The BLE speaker delivers great sound, with a rechargeable battery. It even has a built-in microphone, so you can use it as a hands-free call-maker.

Panasonic AM/FM radio: Remember the good old days when families would gather by the fireplace and be regaled with stories of mystery, science fiction and drama, all from a high tech piece of hardware called the WIRELESS? Even though “wireless” now means something very different, you can take your Kris Kringle back to a simpler, more innocent time, where a night’s entertainment would only be a twist of a dial away. But wait, there’s more – you get AM AND FM channels with a 4 inch dynamic speaker. Who said radio was dead?

Kambrook Blitz2GO Personal Blender: Last year the idea of getting a blender for someone’s Secret Santa would have been a little OTT. However, I reckon there’s be a few people secretly hoping for the personal blender from Kambrook that’s taken our stores by storm. It’s called a personal blender because it’s designed to make healthy shakes mixed and blended in the actual bottle that you then take with you on the go. If you have a Kris Kringle that loves making their own healthy snacks, then this could be right up their nutritional alley.

Philips Sports Earhook Headphones: If your Kris Kringle fancies themselves as a bit of a runner or walker, then a pair of sports headphones wouldn’t go astray. These hook over the ears for greater stability while running, jumping or any other physically exertive activities. And the best thing about grabbing one of these now? We’ll throw in another pair free of charge, so you can use a pair yourself or pass as a present to someone else.

Targus Notebook Bundle: Most people own a computer or tablet these days. For those that want to give an IT-flavoured Kris Kringle, a great value bundle here at Bing Lee is the Notebook pack that consists of a bag that can hold up to 16” notebooks, a corded mouse and a 4 port USB hub that doesn’t require any drivers. Your Kris Kringle will be able to be as productive out and about as they are in the office with this affordable notebook pack.

Tablet accessories: For those that have a tablet, there loads of accessories on offer with cases for different models and sizes, screen protectors and adaptors and all at affordable prices. With tablets being used in almost every social, business and entertainment situation today, you need to protect your investment, and covers, cases and extra chargers are sure to be appreciated by a Secret Santa recipient.

That’s just some of the wide range of affordable Kris Kringle ideas available at Bing Lee right now in any of our stores or online.

Season’s greetings from all of us here at Bing Lee!

Xmas Gift Ideas

At Bing Lee, we have a huge range of items that could fit very snugly in a Xmas stocking or wrapping paper, across a wide variety of product groups. Here are some of the products that could tick the box for one (or many) of your friends and family.

Tablets are the perfectly-sized windows into a world of entertainment, social networking, reading and browsing. Here we’ve chosen two great small sized tablet you can use in bed, on the train or on the couch in the lounge room.

The best features of Google’s tablet platform come together in the Nexus 7, a lightweight, high definition tablet that is perfect for a spot of gaming, browsing the internet, watching TV and movie content or just updating Facebook. So small it can fit in the smallest of handbags, its bright screen is perfect for catching up on a couple of chapters on an ebook or watching a viral YouTube clip.

If you want more functionality out of your tablet then the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will suit your busy and productive life. It comes with an S-Pen, which allows you to use the tablet as a doodler, photo editor and even recognises your handwriting so you can convert your notes into text that you can then save or send on to others. It also comes with a Micro SD card slot for extra storage capacity.

Taking photos and videos of every moment of your life is now almost second nature. We’ve got a great range of compact, DSLR and high zoom cameras for any budget and shooting need. Here’s a couple of great cameras to fill that empty stocking.

The Panasonic Lumix Compact camera has all the features needed to take great shots and fit in your pocket. With a 25mm wide angle lens you can get all the family (and extended family) into your obligatory group shot, and with built-in wifi connectivity you can instantly share your shots and use your smartphone as a remote viewfinder when you want everyone, including yourself, in the shot!

The toy for the boy who already has a big boy’s toy – a Go Pro action camera that can be mounted* on pretty much anything that moves for dramatic capture of speed, slides, flying, stunts – or even strap it to your dog and throw a stick. Relive everything from your point of view, and because it records in full HD, you can play it back on your big screen TV in lifelike detail. *Wide range of mounting accessories available separately.

With all the cooking programs and books on home cooking all the rage, there’s nothing worse than not having the right equipment to make that perfect dish. Buy your loved one a great new cooking tool and inspire them to be the next world class chef!

The Breville Power Blender has 5 speed settings and can crush ice to make great smoothies, cocktails and juices. The glass jug has a large 1.5L capacity so you can serve the whole family at once. The Power Blender is great for creating healthy shakes to refresh the team after a big game, or unwind with friends and concoct your own “evening” drinks! This blender has versatility for all occasions.

When you’re planning to cook a big winter meal, the first thing you’ll be reaching for is your mixer. The professional stick mixer from Electrolux uses a triple blade for quick and consistent mixing. Adjust the mixing speed and keep track of how fast it’s spinning with the blue LED indicator. The anti-splash design let’s you use the mixer directly in the pot, cutting cleaning and preparation time.

Xmas is a great time to upgrade to a bigger, smarter TV. We are giving away an awesome popcorn making machine with every TV over $1,000. Nothing better than a movie, friends and family and hot buttered popcorn within arm’s length!

When it comes to bigger and smarter, the Samsung UA60ES6500 ticks all the boxes. It’s a huge 60 inches for BIG screen entertainment, with 3D for maximum “in-your-face” action experience and Smart Hub for internet connectivity. It’s full HD for great playback of your Blu Ray collection, and wireless internet so you don’t have to worry about cables or adapters to hook into your network.

If you’re looking for something a little smaller for a bedroom or rumpus room, then the LG 42” television could be a great stocking filler – if your stocking is a metre wide! Now this is a cool TV, with a browser, wireless connectivity, USB recording to a hard drive so you can record programs for the kids or for yourself, and plenty of HDMI inputs for gaming consoles and media players.

With hundreds of other Xmas gift ideas in our stores and online, you’re sure to find something for your friends and family. Here’s a couple of other electronic products that could just be the perfect present for someone close to you!

This high flying quadcopter is controlled by an iOS or Android device. Capture your drone’s flight with the built-in 720p video camera, and control your flight by viewing the drone’s camera through your compatible smartphone or tablet. Learn some great in-air aerobatics and even race or dogfight against another drone. Use one of the many official drone apps to experience the thrill of flying.

This TRIPLE handset from Uniden that comes packed with features that are convenient and focused on safety. Having triple handsets means that no matter where you are in the house, you will be within a few steps of one of the handsets at any time for quick pickups. You can even transfer the call to different handsets so far away family members can have private chats with each of your family members.

Hopefully some of the Xmas ideas above help you solve some of your gift buying dilemmas. Happy shopping!

Bing Lee Launches Samsung Experience Destination

Bing Lee and Samsung today launched a major retail experience installation at Bing Lee’s Rhodes Shopping Centre store, designed to profile a selection of its Home Appliance products to Australian shoppers in an immersive and interactive way. The event was attended by Yenda and Lionel Lee, as well as Mr Yoon and Phil Newton from Samsung.

This display is the first of its kind for Samsung’s home appliance retail operations in Australia. The 100 square metre stand offers hands on product experiences through plumbed and connected Samsung home appliance products while customers visit the Bing Lee store. When shopping during peak periods, Bing Lee customers can also enjoy a beverage from the coffee machine located at the stand while they explore Samsung products.

The home-inspired design showcases a number of premium and innovative home appliances and also allows consumers to interact with the products. The space features zones of products including refrigerators, washing machines, microwaves, vacuum cleaners and dishwashers.

Galaxy tablets situated throughout the stand deliver an interactive way to discover products based on a number of questions. The customer can then have the information on the most relevant products emailed or sent via SMS to them.

A number of the products in the washing machine and refrigerator zones will be fully functional, enhancing the shopping experience and providing a realistic understanding of the product benefits in a realistic setting. The retail stand will also have a Samsung trained product expert available to provide consumers with specialised advice during peak trading hours.

The installation at the new Bing Lee Rhodes Shopping Centre will be open to the public from today, so be sure to come down and check out the new Samsung Retail Experience.

Netgear R6300 Wi-Fi Router

If you own a tablet, smartphone or notebook, then you probably rely on a wireless network to use your mobile device online while at home. And if you have a family or live with friends then chances are that there will be lots of devices wanting to connect to your network.

The new R6300 Wi-Fi Router is aimed at making it easy for you, your family and your guests to connect their devices to your network to consume content, wirelessly print and at all times be secure.

This router is one of the very first routers to feature the brand new ‘AC’ standard, offering gigabit wireless transfer speeds. Devices that support the AC standard will begin to appear later this year, so it’s a great future proofing investment if you’re looking to upgrade your current router. The AC standard builds on the 5GHz band of the N wireless standard, and being a dual band router, the R6300 will be backward compatible with all your current wireless devices.

It used to be a real hassle to set up a router and make it secure from the moment you connect it. However this router comes preconfigured with an easily identifiable router name and password so you can connect your modem and have a secure wireless connection straight out of the box.

The WPS, or ‘push n connect’ feature lets you connect to any WPS capable device, for a quick and easy set up. At the same time if you have guests using your network, you can restrict them to just internet and prohibit access to your network drives and files.

Then there’s the Genie app, that gives you control over the router via your tablet, smartphone or notebook – no disc required. The Genie app helps you monitor usage, repair connection issues and control the router for password administration, router naming and other maintenance tasks.

The R6300 has two USB ports, which are powerful wireless tools in themselves. Plug in a hard drive storage device and that drive will be accessible through any other device connected to the network. If that content is music, video or photos, then you’ll be able to stream it to any DLNA device on your network. Plug a printer into the other USB port and that printer will be converted into a wireless printer for use with any computer on the network. The printer then also becomes an Airprint printer for use with iPhones and iPads.

Combining the Genie app with the DLNA functionality makes content sharing very easy. While on your smartphone use the Genie app to find content on your DLNA network, and then send that content from the hard drive to your DLNA Smart TV. All from the comfort of your couch.

The R6300 from Netgear does more than just connect you wirelessly to the internet – it takes wireless networking to a faster, smarter and more secure level, all the while preparing you for the next generation of wireless connectivity.

So come on in to your nearest Bing Lee store or purchase online right now.

Asus Tai Chi Ultrabook

Today we have the Asus TaiChi, a two screen hybrid notebook and tablet in one! Let’s take a look around the device.

With the lid closed, the Taichi looks like a reasonably slim notebook, and it weighs around the weight of an average Ultrabook.. Opening the lid reveals a keyboard that’s backlit when active and large, wide touchpad. It’s powered by a third gen Intel i5 or i7 processor, and uses a 128 gigabyte SSD drive. The processor is actually the same as those used in Ultrabooks.

Looking around the sides, we have a headphone and mic socket, USB 3 port and volume toggle. There’s also a switch here that prevents the lid screen from being accidentally turned on. A speaker grill sits just below the edge. On the other side there’s the power socket, another USB 3 port, micro HDMI and power toggle.

The notebook screen is an 11.6 inch 1920 x 1080 display, and text and images look very crisp and clear. There’s a 5 megapixel camera on the lid, and a high def camera capable of 720p video on the notebook side.

In notebook mode, the touchpad can be used to navigate different Window 8 functions, like charms, recents apps and managing open apps.

Now let’s look at the most intriguing aspect of this notebook – the touchscreen display on the lid. This can be used in three different ways, all through the blue light on the top row here, which controls the way the two displays work. Mode 1 is standard notebook mode, which basically is for using the TaiChi as a notebook, with the lid display not on at all.

Mode 2 is tablet mode, which you’d use with the lid closed, and activates just the top display. The lid screen is also a 1920 by 1080 IPS display, so rich colours and details are very apparent. Using both hands, you’d use your thumbs to swipe apps on the left, and open the charm bar on the right.

As it’s a fairly large tablet, there is a split keyboard for easy text input. The display can be rotated around and even in portrait mode for reading. The capacitive screen is smooth and responsive, and bright as well.

The next mode on the blue button is mirror mode. This displays whatever you’re working on, on the outward screen. This way, the display simply duplicates what’s on the monitor, be it a spreadsheet, or a powerpoint.

The third mode is the dual screen mode. This is an interesting mode where the lid screen becomes a kind of extended monitor, similar to how you would use extended monitor on a notebook, with the second monitor being used as an extension of the desktop space.

So, some applications here could be someone watching YouTube or a movie on one side, while another person works on a word document or spreadsheet on the other. In fact, we found that if the notebook display stayed within the desktop app, the person on the lid display side could do pretty much anything within the Windows 8 environment, use other apps, browse the internet.

So as you can see, the TaiChi from Asus isn’t just a tablet or notebooks, but offers enhancements in both productivity and entertainment. Using the desktop mode for the notebook side for work, closing the lid and using the touch screen for casual app use, and then using both screens to either share content or use simultaneously for different purposes show you how flexible the Taichi can be in your connected life.

So come on in to your nearest Bing Lee store, or purchase online right now!

Kobo Touch eReader

The is a great option for people that are interested in a device that’s easy on the eyes and has an easy way to purchase books. You can even take the whole library with you in one small and easy to use package.

When we take a look inside box we find the Kobo Touch on top, then a welcome guide and other documents underneath, the USB cable can be found underneath the cardboard tab. You’ll also notice that the Kobo Touch has a nice contoured backing for better handling and a better overall reading experience.

Reading on the Kobo Touch is just like reading a book, the text is all presented on the latest Pearl e-ink technology on a 6 inch screen. This means you can read for hours on end, and because power is consumed only on page turns, not when the text is displayed on the page, you can read your books for over a month before recharging…that’s correct for over a month.

Weighing in at only 185 grams you can hold it in your hand for extended reading periods.

When I mentioned a library on the Kobo, I meant just that – you can store up to 1,000 books on the Kobo as is, and even more via the Micro SD card slot, which can take up to a 32GB capacity card.

The Kobo touch is quite intuitive to use with its touch sensitive screen which opens up even more functionality. You can tap or swipe the screen to turn the page and you can highlight words to see their definition using the built-in Merriam-Webster dictionary. The virtual keyboard makes it easy to search the Kobo store for books you’re interested in. Speaking of the store, Kobo offers over two and a half million books, and a million free titles to get you started on your reading journey.

No matter what kind of reading style you like, you can customise the Kobo for your needs, with 7 different font styles, and 17 font sizes

The Kobo Touch is also Wifi capable, allowing you to browse the bookstore right from within the device, without having to be connected to a PC. This makes it easy to find the title you want and download it straight to the Kobo.

If you already own ebooks from other sources, you can easily transfer these to your Kobo via dragging and dropping from a PC or via a Micro SD Card.

Reading Life is a great way to track your own reading habits, with stats that tell you how long you take to read each book, how many pages you’ve turned, and how many books you’ve finished reading in your library.

With most everyone socially connected nowadays, Kobo have an integrated Facebook and Twitter function that allows you to share your reading interests with your friends, family and followers.

Kobo’s main focus is on the reading experience. However with touch control, a customised display, ease of buying and transferring titles, and the ability to share your reading experience with your social networks just enhanced the total Kobo package.

So come on in to your nearest Bing Lee store or purchase online right now.

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