Thursday, 30 December 2010
I got an email asking how difficult it is to use the Kobo one handed - particularly left handed. Here are pictures of me holding it with both hands. When I use it, I typically hold the machine in my left hand and turn pages with my right. If you only want to use one hand, it's not hard, just accept you'll likely need a knee every now and then to hold it steady as you run your hand to different areas (which is what I'm doing at the start of the video when the Kobo leaves the screen). Also, your hand will likely cramp, as there isn't much variance available (your thumb needs to be on the right side of the right hand button and you have to turn pages too frequently to make it worth putting your hand elsewhere).
Here's a video to demonstrate. I start with the device on as it takes a while to get to the start screen. And yes, I say 'scan' when I mean 'scroll'. I was in a hurry when I made the video. :)
Using the Kobo left handed. from Jessica Strider on Vimeo.
If you've got a question about the Kobo, feel free to ask in the comments or email me and I'll try to answer it as soon as possible (with a video if required).