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Kobo eReader Touch
7.5 out of 10

Kobo eReader Touch

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Overall 7
7.0

Kobo eReader Touch Edition

PC Magazine
30 November 2011
  • Conclusion: The Kobo eReader Touch Edition brings a nice touch interface and a small footprint to Kobo's ebook reader line, but its performance and design don't measure up to its best competitors.
  • Pros: Light and small. Crisp 6-inch E Ink screen. Syncs with Kobo apps on other devices. Simple, distraction-free reading experience.
  • Cons: Occasionally slow and laggy. No hardware buttons for turning pages. Setup requires a computer. Social features are more gimmicky than useful.
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Overall 6
6.0

Kobo Touch

MobileTechReview.com
2 August 2011
  • Conclusion: The Kobo Touch is light, portable and decently priced for a touch screen ebook reader. However, it lacks audio, so you can't play music or audio books, and there's no 3G version. We're OK with that, but we do find the Kobo Touch slower than the Barnes & Noble Nook Touch and Sony's touch screen E-Ink readers. We also found that formatting settings sometimes didn't work in side-loaded ePUBs.
  • Pros: Touch screen, clear E-Ink Pearl display.
  • Cons: Text not quite as crisp as Kindle 3, sometimes sluggish.
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Overall 6
6.0

Kobo eReader Touch Edition Review

LAPTOP Magazine
20 June 2011
  • Summary: The Kobo eReader Touch Edition is a major step up from the company's last device. The hardware is much improved, and the $129 price is attractive. However, the new Nook from Barnes & Noble Nook costs just $10 more, and it offers a more responsive touchscreen, a better interface, and more features.
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Kobo eReader Touch Edition review

Techworld
14 June 2011
  • Summary: It's rare to find an inexpensive product that also introduces innovation into its category. And yet that's exactly what Kobo Books' Kobo eReader Touch Edition does.
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Kobo eReader Touch Edition review

Engadget
13 June 2011
  • Pros: Pocket-sized, Low price point, Zoom and pan on PDF reader
  • Cons: No physical page buttons, Performance lags in storefront, Lack of 3G option
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Overall 7
7.0

Kobo eReader Touch Edition: Inexpensive Touchscreen E-Reader Makes Few Concessions

PC World
13 June 2011
  • Summary: This slim, lightweight e-reader is eminently pocketable and has a responsive touchscreen, but it lacks the finesse of its competition.
  • Pros: Responsive touchscreen, Less page-turn flicker than before, Light weight
  • Cons: Some echoes of previous page's display, Slow shopping procedure
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Overall 7
7.0

Kobo eReader Touch Edition: Inexpensive Touchscreen E-Reader Makes Few Concessions

PC World
13 June 2011
  • Excerpt: Updated: 11/22/2 011 It's rare to find an inexpensive product that also introduces innovation into its category.
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Kobo Touch

Best-eReaders.com
7 June 2011
Overall 9
9.0

Kobo eReader Touch

MacWorld
12 February 2012
  • Excerpt: The Kobo relies on an e-Ink style display – which is cheaper, lighter, easier on the eyes, easier to read outdoors and less power-hungry than the LCD screens used on iGadgets.
  • Pros: Touchscreen; Wi-Fi
  • Cons: Stronger competitors in the industry
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Overall 7
7.1

Kobo Touch

cellphones.ca
12 January 2012
  • Excerpt: The Kobo eReader Touch is a lot like the Barnes and Noble Nook. It is much smaller than the Amazon Kindle, and does not have a physical keyboard. Instead it is touch screen, coming in at six inches in height and 0.7 inches in thickness. This makes it lighter and smaller than both the Nook and the Kindle. The eReader has the same Pearl E Ink technology as most eReaders in the market today.
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