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Kobo eReader Touch
7.2 out of 10

Kobo eReader Touch

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Overall 7
7.0

Kobo eReader Touch Edition

PC Magazine
2 December 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 7
7.0

Review: Kobo E-Reader Touch Edition

Wired
24 August 2011
  • Excerpt: With touchscreens making their way into the e-reader market, the timing is right for the arrival of Kobo’s touch-equipped device. But the Kobo Touch remains an also-ran to Barnes & Noble’s Nook and Amazon’s Kindle , both of which are much more popular.
  • Pros: less than comparable Kindle and Nook, making it the cheapest, smallest and lightest e-reading in the pack. Nicely motivates by projecting both the fun and sport of reading.
  • Cons: Faux-quilted plastic back sacrifices ergonomics. Touch screen is sometimes slow. Main page is utilitarian, illustrating only the books you are currently reading offering boring links to your library, the store and “Reading Life.” Weak battery performance. Kobo does not come with an AC adapter, in...
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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...
  • 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 Touch

Best-eReaders.com
7 June 2011
Overall 8
8.3
Value for money 8
8.3
Features 8
8.3
Performance 8
8.3

Kobo eReader Touch

PC Pro
27 December 2011
  • Conclusion: A superb ebook reader, with a top-notch screen and excellent store
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Review: Kobo eReader Touch Edition

Canadian Reviewer
24 December 2011
  • Excerpt: 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 the smaller yet most capable eReader devices...
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Overall 9
9.0

Kobo eReader Touch

MacWorld
20 December 2011
  • 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
3 December 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Kobo eReader Touch Edition

Pocket Lint
25 November 2011
  • Conclusion: We've seen a number of ebook readers that, although technically proficient, don't always impress. With the Kobo eReader we're more impressed because there is a whole system to explore and the service rivals that offered by the Amazon Kindle.
  • Pros: Cross-device syncing, EPUB support means you can shop around for the best deals, well built
  • Cons: Some functions only apply to books you buy from the Kobo store, not to sideloaded content
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