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Kobo Vox

alaTest has collected and analyzed 163 reviews of Kobo Vox. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and portability. The screen and price also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the durability. Many are critical about the reliability and battery.

usability, price, screen, portability, size

performance, battery, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Kobo Vox is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Kobo Vox

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Kobo Vox from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the portability, but there are some mixed reviews about the usability.

portability

50% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kobo VOX eReader Tablet K080-KDN-G 8Gb Lime Green 7" WiFi Android 2.3 Micro SDKobo VOX eReader Tablet K080-KDN-G 8Gb Lime Green 7" WiFi Android 2.3 Micro SD

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Kobo Vox

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of Kobo Vox from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

51% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kobo K080-Kbo-B Kobo Vox 7-Inch Vivid Color Multi-Touch Multi-Media Screen BlackKobo K080-Kbo-B Kobo Vox 7-Inch Vivid Color Multi-Touch Multi-Media Screen Black

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Gordon Kelly (trustedreviews.com)

Kobo Vox eBook Reader

 

The Amazon Kindle Fire gets a globally available rival, sadly just not a credible one.

Reasonably priced eReader/tablet hybrid ; Excellent Kobo eBook store

Second rate display causes eye strain ; Underpowered hardware ; Poorly thought out build choices ; Woeful battery life

For anyone buying an eBook reader primarily for, well… reading this will be the end of the matter. That said is the dream alive for an occasional reader who wants a cheap Android tablet?

Dec, 2011

Expert review by (t3.com)

Kobo Vox eReader review

 

Can the Kobo Vox ereader take on the Amazon Kindle Fire?

Big colour screen ; Comfy quilted back ; 1 million free books

Screen strains eyes ; No Android Market ; No USB charging

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Kobo Vox

 

The Kobo Vox eReader is a 7-inch Android tablet looking to offer the same sort of experience as the Kindle Fire in the US. With the Kindle enjoying successes State-side, Kobo is looking to replicate that, and bring reading and wider multimedia...

Cheap, Kobo's modifications make itservices easy to get into

It's neither the best solution for reading, nor the best for a tablet, battery life is poor, lacks Google certification

The compromise you have to make with the Kobo Vox is clear: it is good value for money and you get a tablet that has been reasonably well built and offers a wide variety of features. But you get neither the best tablet experience nor the best reading...

Mar, 2012

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

Kobo Vox review

 

Hot on the heels of the Kobo Wireless and the Kobo Touch comes the Kobo Vox – the latest addition to the Canadian brand's ereader arsenal and another UK exclusive for WH Smith. Read the Kobo Touch review Clearly designed to rival the Amazon Kindle...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : David Ludlow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Kobo Vox review

 

It's not really an eReader, but a cheap Android tablet that suffers from a slow processor and unresponsive touchscreen

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Melissa J. Perenson (techadvisor.co.uk)

Kobo Vox review

 

The Kobo Vox is a value-priced tablet with a twist. Like its E Ink sibling, the Kobo Touch e-reader, the Vox has a social focus, and places an emphasis on sharing reading experiences. At £169, the Kobo Vox is priced the same as the Amazon Kindle Fire...

Given its compatibility with Android apps, the Kobo Vox makes for a solid, more open alternative to the Amazon Kindle Fire or the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet. The Vox lacks the polish and finesse of those models, but its emphasis on reading is very useful.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : David Phelan (reghardware.co.uk)

WHSmith Kobo Vox e-reader

 

Review So you've been tempted by an e-book reader but the brouhaha surrounding the Amazon Kindle Fire [1] launch in the States has confused you. A colour screen must be better, right? But will it ever come to the UK? If you really can't wait, rival...

It’s here now, and it’s largely competent, with great storage and a decent look and feel. But the sluggish processor is the machine’s biggest problem and is a world away from the effortless-to-use touchscreens we’re used to. Page turning is fine but...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Gordon Kelly (wired.co.uk)

Kobo Vox e-book reader review

 

Why do you want an eBook reader? It sounds like a trickquestion, but your answer is vital. If you said "to read books"look no further than traditional monochrome e-ink readers such asthe Amazon Kindle. If you said "to read books and…" the Kobo Vox...

Essentially a very cheap Android tablet with access to millionsof e-books, many of which are free

Second rate build materials, a shockingly poor display, wearyingperformance and unresponsive navigation

Wired.co.uk reviews the Kobo Vox e-book reader. But can decent software save this Android reader from its lacklustre hardware and performance?

Dec, 2011

Expert review by (techworld.com)

Kobo Vox review

 

The Kobo Vox is a value-priced tablet with a twist. Like its e-ink sibling, the Kobo Touch e-reader, the Vox has a social focus, and places an emphasis on sharing reading experiences. At £169.99, the Kobo Vox is priced the same as the Amazon Kindle...

Given its compatibility with Android apps, the Kobo Vox makes for a solid, more open alternative to the Amazon Kindle Fire or the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet. The Vox lacks the polish and finesse of those models, but its emphasis on reading is very useful.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Kobo Vox review

 

The Vox has last-generation hardware and largely uninspiring software. It's a hard sell against the Nook Tablet and Kindle Fire.

Dec, 2011