The Kno: An Expensive and Heavy Way to Read a Textbook

young man looks at an ereader - kno
young man looks at an ereader - kno

With the holidays upon us, some of the hottest gifts are e-readers -- the iPad, the Kindle, and the Nook being the big three. However, for college students looking for a reader that will host their textbooks, there's another option that you can't find at a Best Buy: the Kno.

The Kno is a reader that gives students the option between one or two screens. As our sister site Engadget pointed out, it's a mammoth piece of technology -- it's much larger than most other readers (13.1 inches tall and, for the dual screen, 18.3 inches wide). But in software and hardware, let's see how it sizes up to the competition.