Following my last post, I went to my local Chapters store to try the upgrade process. Ironically, I was told that I was the first and only person to seek out the upgrade in store. Looking at this as an interesting opportunity to work with the staff to create a work flow and test process (nerd moment).
After a few hitches to learn from, the upgrade completed and works great. There is a new sleep mode that promises to improve the battery life, though you’ll need a calendar to test that. All said and done, anyone going for an upgrade after me will have an easy go of it in less than 10 minutes.
Additionally, to compensate for the “inconvenience,” early in store upgraders will be offered a $10 gift certificate and a free copy of Anthony Bourdain’s book, Medium Raw; Aimee Bender’s The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake; or Justin Cronin’s The Passage. I really have to applaud Kobo for offering this upgrade, their unique method of delivery, and their customer appreciation. If you have a Kobo reader, I would suggest going into your local Chapters and getting the upgrade. After all, people interested in Kobo readers are usually looking for an excuse to get into a good bookstore anyway.