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Stop searching, start discovering
Every time you read, listen, or watch, Kobo Arc learns what you like and delivers more for you to love. Kobo Arc will help find new music, movies, and articles connected to the media you’ve already pinned to your Tapestries.
Discovery at your fingertips
Finding new eBooks, movies, and music can be time consuming and confusing. But Tapestries (Kobo Arc’s exclusive new interface) eliminates all of that and makes discovering new content and media a breeze. Because Kobo Arc truly gets to know you – the real you and not just your purchase history – Tapestries can recommend new content that you’ll actually find interesting.
While other companies might be satisfied with relying on general popularity for their recommendations, Kobo pays attention to what you like. Say you’ve been pinning content about guitars to your Tapestries; we’ll find you fantastic eBooks, movies, web articles, and songs that reference guitars and deliver them directly to the Discovery Ribbon on your home screen. Becoming an expert has never been easier!
Stop digging through your collection. Kobo Arc keeps all of your content on the surface so you never have to search for it; everything’s right there on your home screen. Kobo’s exclusive interface, Tapestries, allows you to organize your content thematically and pin media you find interesting into customized groups. Tapestries also figures out what you’re interested in, based on what you’ve pinned and collected, and suggests content that appeals to your personal interests.
Curate your collection
Let’s say you’re going on vacation. Now you can plan your trip with Tapestries and organize your vacation-related content. It’s as simple as creating a Travel Tapestry and pinning pictures, articles, and hotel or flight details so you can review all your planning in one place. Add music, movies, and eBooks to create a complete picture of your dream vacation.
No matter what you’re into, Tapestries lets you create and manage your own personalized experience. Plus, it recommends content so you can keep learning about and enjoying everything you love.
Resolution for real life
When it comes to vivid viewing, Kobo Arc can’t be beat. With over 1 million pixels on 7" 1280x800 HD display with 215 ppi, every word and image is crisp and clear. Zoom in on high-res images to see the finer details. Check the ropes on a hot-air balloon or the dew drops on a flower petal for true-to-life imagery. In-Plane-Switching (IPS) ensures all the rich detail of life, including deep contrast and intense colours, look their best, especially at wide viewing angles. Plus, Kobo Arc has also been designed to reduce glare by up to 29%. It’s truly a complete multimedia viewing experience.
A million colour rainbow
Most tablets use a standard setup that only displays 262,000 colours. But Kobo Arc takes the full-colour experience of a vibrant display to the next level with over 16 million colours, so you can distinguish between teal and turquoise like a pro. Kobo Arc’s colour display truly is superior to most other tablets. And it’s a difference that makes every high-res image, every HD video, and every snapshot look their best, at any angle.
With a blazingly quick 1.5 GHz TI OMAP 4470 processor, and 1 GB of low-power RAM, Kobo Arc is the fastest dual-core 7” tablet on the market. Unlike Kindle Fire, when you launch an app, it’ll be up and running right away. Kobo Arc offers lag-free navigation every time and goes beyond responsive for an ultra fast, seamless web and multi-tasking experience. Graphics are smooth and scenery is just as stunning as in real life, thanks to the POWERVR™ SGX544 3D graphics core.
There’s no such thing as over-packing
Store as much media as you like on your Kobo Arc with a choice of 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB models. Kobo Arc is the only 7" tablet that offers 64 GB of flash memory storage right out of the box. Now you can take thousands of eBooks, tons of HD movies, high-quality audio files, and images with you wherever you go. And, of course, you can download more anywhere there’s a hotspot.
Play all day
Kobo Arc has staying power. Kobo Arc’s battery can stand up to 10 hours of reading or two weeks on standby. And the best part? The dual-core processor won’t sap your battery, so you can multi-task to your heart’s content without disruption.
Immerse yourself in sound with Kobo Arc. Whereas typical tablets position their speakers on the bottom or back of the device, so sound streams away, Kobo Arc’s built-in front-facing speakers direct sound toward your ears so you catch every last whisper with incredible clarity. Enhance the audio experience with SRS TruMedia™*, a feature-rich audio solution tuned specifically for tablet devices, so each sound cuts through the background din in full, rich volume. Surround yourself with sound in an incredible, cinematic headphone experience. Who knew audio could be so huge? Kobo did. That’s why Kobo Arc is the ultimate multimedia entertainment tablet experience.
*SRS TruMedia technology is incorporated under license from SRS Labs, Inc.
Designed for chatterboxes
Kobo Arc’s front-facing 720p HD resolution camera and spectacular front-facing speakers were designed to optimize video chat. Connect with friends and family across the globe with free face-to-face video chats, and capture every detail, every nuanced facial expression, and every word, so every Skype call feels like the real deal. Until we invent teleportation, this is as close to in-person as it gets via the web.
Millions of eBooks are just a tap away
10 million readers can’t be wrong. At Kobo, we’re proud to have an enormous eBook selection of over 3 million titles globally, including over 1 million free eBooks. As one of the biggest eBookstores in the world, there’s an eBook for every taste from new releases, bestsellers, award winners, classics, and hidden gems. You’re bound to find your next favourite read!
Better than a paper book
Just like paper books, you can easily highlight and make annotations on your favourite passages within the pages of a Kobo eBook. But eBooks go one step further with in-page dictionary look-ups, direct links to your social network, and the ability to sync your bookmarks to other devices.
Play with your fonts
With hundreds of ways to customize your eReading experience, it’s safe to say that Kobo Arc offers the most personalized reading experience. Choose from 3 font styles and 15 sizes on a 215 ppi HD display to create your ideal reading experience. Plus, thanks to seamless page turns, automatic bookmarks, adjustable fonts, and text so razor sharp you can throw away your glasses, Kobo Arc offers an unrivalled reading experience.
Adapts to you
Create your own ideal reading experience with the fully adjustable Kobo Arc. Choose your page colour (sepia tone, anyone?) or switch to night mode, it’s up to you! Even adjust the screen’s brightness. And if you prefer to read in landscape (portrait can be such a bore), simply turn your device and your eBook’s orientation will change instantly.
Read across your devices
If you’ve ever forgotten your eReader at home, you’ll appreciate free Kobo eReading apps. Now you can access your entire library, including your bookmarks, from any open device and pick up right where you left off! Read on your Mac or PC computer, or Apple, Android, and BlackBerry smartphones and tablets. It’s seamless!
Your eBooks are your eBooks
Kobo believes in freedom. That’s why when you buy a Kobo eBook, it's yours to do with as you please. You’re free to read your eBooks on any open device or eReader, even if we didn’t make it. They’re your eBooks after all!
Multimedia extravaganza: over 675,000 apps, 20 million songs, and thousands of movies
Kobo Arc is a multi-tasking, multimedia tablet that’s smooth as silk with a 1.5 GHz processor. Video and audio look and sound their best thanks to an HD screen and powerful front-facing speakers. And you can switch back and forth between apps, videos, eBooks, and the web effortlessly.
How big is your app-etite?
Access over 700,000 apps with Google Play™*. Kobo Arc never limits your access, so you always get up-to-the-minute apps and updates. Plus, since Kobo Arc is built on Android, every app works the way it should without having to adapt to tablet-specific platforms.
Your handheld multiplex theatre
Download and stream your favourite movies in full HD on Kobo Arc’s 7” 215 ppi screen that displays in over 16 million colours. With dual-core graphics processing, your videos will play smoothly. No more glitches, hiccups, or uncomfortable pauses, just fantastic playback! Complete the cinematic experience with incredible sound, rumbling bass, and a pitch-perfect soundtrack thanks to SRS TruMedia and Kobo Arc’s incredible front-facing speakers.
Now you are the DJ
Whether you’re a little bit country, or a little bit rock and roll, your favourite songs will sound incredible thanks to front-facing speakers and SRS TruMedia, which provide a cinematic surround-sound headphones experience. Get into the bass, get into the funk, with Kobo Arc! And access over 20 million songs with 7Digital preloaded, so your collection can keep on growing and growing.
*Google Play is a registered trademark of Google Inc.
The complete package
Kobo Arc was designed with you in mind. With a durable HD screen that’s resistant to damage, drops, and bumps, Kobo Arc fits into your busy life and will survive anything you throw at it. Take as many of your eBooks, movies, music, apps, and magazines with you as you like, with a choice of 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB models. Kobo Arc has the most storage options of any 7” model on the market because we know you want your media close at hand everywhere you go. Plus, at 4.7” wide and 364 grams, Kobo Arc is perfectly palm-sized (and .7” skinner than the Kindle Fire HD), making it the perfect travel companion.
Dress up your Kobo Arc
There’s a full range of colourful accessories to dress up and protect your Kobo Arc.
Kobo SnapBacks - Get personal with your Kobo Arc. Kobo SnapBacks are interchangeable back plates that make it quick and easy to change the look of your device. Pick the colour that fits your mood (or your wardrobe).
Kobo SleepCover - It’s the book-style case that turns your Kobo Arc on and off when you open and close the cover. An integrated stand even allows for hands-free viewing, so it’s perfect for watching movies or reading in bed. Plus, specially designed Kobo Fit Clips cradle Kobo Arc, maximizing the protection from unexpected bumps during travel.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever
At Kobo, we pride ourselves on the beauty of our devices that are designed with readers and tablet users in mind. That’s why Kobo Arc is so light and sleek. Plus, with a raised edge and a soft back in Kobo’s signature quilt pattern, Kobo Arc is incredibly comfortable to touch and hold. You may actually have trouble putting it down.
The web the way it was meant to be read
Who likes reading the web with ads popping up constantly? No one, that’s who! That’s why Kobo Arc focuses on the content, not the ads, with a special web browser feature that strips away all advertising so you can read every web page and article without distraction.
Share and share alike
Stories are even better when you share them. With Kobo Pulse for Kobo Arc, you can share your favourite passages, insights, and ideas with fellow readers right within the pages of your eBooks. Kobo Pulse can be integrated with your Facebook account so you can seamlessly post your thoughts to your Facebook Timeline and get all of your friends in on your literary thoughts. Plus, with Reading Life you can earn awards just for reading, track your reading stats, and get to know a little more about your reading habits. It’s the latest in digital book clubs.