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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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