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Kobo Touch

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews of Kobo Touch. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the size and screen are on the whole positive. The price and portability also get good feedback, whereas reviews are divided on the performance.

usability, portability, price, screen, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Kobo Touch is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : T3 Online (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

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

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

Expert review by : James Pikover (gadgetreview.com)

Kobo Touch Review | Gadget Review

 

Kobo Touch Review

Apr, 2012

Consumer review (which.co.uk)

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

Consumer review (which.co.uk)

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

Consumer review (which.co.uk)

kOBO tOUCH

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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

Consumer review (which.co.uk)

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

Consumer review (which.co.uk)

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

Consumer review (which.co.uk)

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

Consumer review (which.co.uk)

kobo touch

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

Apr, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: No

Colour

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

Design

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:3:4
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 / 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

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

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