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Kobo eReader Touch

alaTest has collected and analyzed 775 reviews of Kobo eReader Touch. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the screen and price are generally positive. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, performance, portability, price, screen

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Kobo eReader Touch is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Kobo eReader Touch

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 126 user reviews of Kobo eReader Touch from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the size and price are on the whole positive. The portability and performance also get good comments. Opinions about the storage and durability are mixed, and some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, performance, portability, price, size

reliability

65% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: KOBO N905-KDN-B eReader Touch Edition (Black)KOBO N905-KDN-B eReader Touch Edition (Black)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Kobo eReader Touch

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 user reviews of Kobo eReader Touch from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and design. The usability and portability also get good views, but some have doubts about the size. Reviews are divided on the price.

performance, portability, usability, design, screen

size

64% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kobo eReader Touch BlackKobo eReader Touch Black

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Kobo Touch eReader

 

We may not have the Kindle Touch here in the UK, but the Kobo Touch is here to fill that gap.

Slim and light ; Attractive ; Decent E-ink Pearl screen

Slightly slower than the best ; Kobo Store just OK

There are also just two physical controls - a Home button on the front and a power slider up top. This minimal design looks great, and means you can hold the Kobo up proudly on the train or bus without feeling like you've bought the Kindle's poor...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by (t3.com)

Kobo Touch Edition review

 

Does Kobo's new eReader have what it takes to compete with Amazon's Kindle?

e-ink touchscreen ; Built in wi-fi ; Great hardware

80's cultural references ; Best sellers more expensive ; Kid-friendly featues

Expert review by : Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Kobo Touch review

 

Canadian ebook specialist Kobo recently signed a UK exclusive deal with WH Smith to sell its two new models – the Kobo Wi Fi and the Kobo Touch. While the Wi Fi model comes with a wallet-friendly price tag of £89 that puts it head to head with the new...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Gary Marshall (techradar.com)

Kobo eReader Touch review

 

A real Kindle Touch rival - and this one's on sale in the UK

Very portable ; Attractive interface ; Decent fonts and options ; Excellent PDF support ; Good catalogue of books

No physical page-turn buttons ; Awkward to use one-handed ; Some gaps in the catalogue ; Some fonts are a bit thin ; No 3G

For a while it was looking as if Amazon had the UK ebook market to itself: while rival booksellers offered a range of ebook readers from the likes of Elonex and Sony, nobody offered the soup-to-nuts service of Amazon's Kindle, store and associated...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Rosemary Hattersley (techadvisor.co.uk)

Kobo eReader for Windows 8 review

 

Providing a portal to the Kobo store as well as access to around one million free titles, the Kobo eReader app for Windows 8 will ensure that you'll never be stuck for something to read again.

With Kobo eReader for Windows 8 you can buy titles from within the app, and there are a million free books to choose from. But books are priced in dollars and titles can take a couple of hours to download.

May, 2012

Expert review by : Rosemary Hattersley (techadvisor.co.uk)

Kobo Touch review

 

Kobo's latest addition to the e-reader market, the Kobo eReader Touch Edition, offers a simple touch interface at a reasonable price - REVISED 16 MARCH 2012

While many people may be happier with the Kindle's keyboard, we could easily be persuaded to put up with a slightly less touch-typeable on-screen keypad in return for the smaller footprint and lighter weight. The company is obviously betting that a...

Mar, 2012

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Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Kobo eReader Touch review

 

Kobo's book store, eReaders and mobile phone apps form the best alternative to the Amazon Kindle's ecosystem. The Kobo eReader Touch isn't simply the Kobo Wireless eReader with a touchscreen, though, the hardware is very different.

An intuitive touch-based interface, rich text-formatting options and social networking features make the Kobo eReader Touch a great alternative to the Kindle

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Canadian Reviewer (canadianreviewer.com)

Review: Kobo eReader Touch Edition

 

has come a long way since its first eReader with the eReader Touch Edition. A diminuitive, fast and well-priced eBook reader that doesn't only meet its competition feature by feature but also offers a number of unique features besides being the one of...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Matt Warman (telegraph.co.uk)

Kobo eReader Touch review

 

The Kobo eReader Touch is an improvement on the Kindle in many ways, but it is more expensive and doesn't have Amazon's convenience.

Like the Kindle, the Touch is wifi only, but you can add a memory card to increase capacity to up to 30,000 books. Its main drawback, in comparison to the Kindle, is simply its higher price.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

Kobo eReader Touch Edition review

 

The Kobo eReader Touch Edition, the company's third e-reader, is its best yet. Flaws remain, but aside from the slow shopping, the eReader Touch Edition is responsive, has an easily navigable interface, and provides a lot of functionality in a tight...

Jun, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: No

Colour

Colour of product:Black / Blue / Blue, White / Lilac / Lilac, White / Silver / Silver, White / White

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / Blue, White / Lilac / Lilac, White / Silver / Silver, White / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:3:4 / 4:3
Colour : No
Diagonal:15.2
Display diagonal:15.2
Display Resolution:600 x 800 / 800 x 600
Gray scale levels:16
Technology:E Ink / E Ink Pearl
Touchscreen: Yes

Features

Languages support:DUT
Menu languages:ENG

File formats

Audio formats supported: No
Document formats supported:CBR, CBZ, ePub, HTML, MOBI, PDF, RTF, TXT / CBZ, ePub, HTML, MOBI, PDF, RTF, TXT / CBZ, ePub, HTML, PDF, RTF, TXT / CBZ, ePub, MOBI, PDF / ePub, HTML, PDF, RTF, TXT
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF / BMP, JPG, PNG, TIF
Video formats supported: No

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / SD
Internal storage capacity:2
Maximum memory card size:32

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):114 x 10 x 165

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included: Yes
Charger: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: No
Headphone Out: No
Interface Type:USB 2.0
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Processor

Built-in processor:Freescale 508 / Freescale MX508
Processor frequency:800

Technical Details

Languages support:DUT
Menu languages:ENG

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1
Height :16.5
Weight:185
Width:11.4