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Kobo Touch

We have collected and analysed 3 expert reviews and 53 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 72/100 and users rate it 56/100. The average review date is 01-07-2013. We have compared these reviews to 85634 reviews from other eReaders. The alaScore™ for this product is 82/100 = Very good. Last update: 27-03-2019.

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Expert review by : T3 Online (

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

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : David Carnoy (

Kobo Touch review: Kobo Touch


Kobo Touch

The ; is a compact, lightweight, and affordable e-ink e-reader with touch-screen navigation, built-in Wi-Fi, an expansion slot for additional memory, and good battery life (over one month with wireless off). Also, the Kobo e-book store is integrated...

The Kobo's user interface isn't as slick as that of the Nook Touch, and its performance and overall smoothness could be improved. It lacks audio support (no MP3, no audiobooks) and the ability to lend out titles to friends. The magazine and newspaper...

Though the Kobo eReader Touch Edition doesn't quite measure up to the Nook Touch or the Kindle, it's a respectable and affordable touch-screen e-reader with a lot of pluses.

Jun, 2011

Consumer review (

expensive books

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Ok but the screen is not very responsive, the Kindle is better in that respect. The internet browser is not worth the bother.My main criticism is that the books are more expensive than the paperback version in my local supermarket, also mostly more...

Jun, 2014

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Makes reading a pleasure

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The Kobo eReader Touch is so pleasant a medium for reading novels that I have no desire to return to paper-based books. The screen displays text crisply even at the small text size I prefer (though it does an excellent job of displaying text at larger...

Nov, 2013

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Was bought one for my 70th birthday in December 2012,My first experience of this technology apart from a quick play on my daughters kindle.I chose the Kobo, because of the facility to down load e books from my local library. I have had no problems...

Apr, 2013

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why i bought Kobo touch

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I decided that I would buy an ereader as soon as my local libraryservice launched an ebook service. They did so about 6 months ago and my choice was between the Kobo touch and the Sony ereader which cost about twice as much and had no online book...

Jul, 2012

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Kobo - More for less!

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It's a great ereader, and at £30 less than the Kindle Touch, should be given careful consideration.Downloading books is easy & the range of free books is good, bearing in mind that most are out of copyright so by their nature will be older.I was...

May, 2012

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Changed to Kobo

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I have had 2 x Samsung readers and now WH Smith have changed to this product and 11 of my 17 books I bought are not compatible with this e reader.Both my Samsung e readers cracked accross the screen.However, it is much lighter and I think easier to...

Apr, 2012

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kobo touch

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i got a kobo for christmas2011 its very good and the choice of books is great

Apr, 2012

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Considering I am "a...

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Considering I am "an old hat" having had 4 readers over the years, I was pleasantly surprised with the Kobo Touch. Biggest probloem for me is ease of navigation but I gather that the software is being improved all of the time & they are considering a...

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: No


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


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


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


Languages support:DUT / Dutch
Menu languages:ENG

File formats

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


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

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


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

Technical Details

Languages support:DUT
Menu languages:ENG

Weight & Dimensions

Height :16.5