Excerpt: One look at the Kobo Touch and it’s clear Kobo opted for a minimalistic approach with this eBook reader . Other than its understated latticed backing, there is very little that physically distinguishes the eReader from others on the market. The Kobo Touch hasn’t undergone any major revamps, largely because Kobo has focused its efforts on its other digital readers.
Pros: The Kobo Touch supports non-proprietary eBook formats, and its attractive quilted back makes the device comfortable to grip.
Cons: It lacks features for serious reading, including a built-in dictionary and note-taking capabilities.
Conclusion: We rather like the Kobo eReader Touch Edition. Its page navigation system is intuitive, and there's certainly a large enough library of e-books to choose, from both free and paid-for. Add in the fact that you can read texts in multiple formats and there's plenty of scope here. But it is considerably more expensive than the Kindle - and the Kindle is already very, very well known. A £50 price and storefront positions might help it along.
Excerpt: (1 items) 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. The company’s third-generation e-reader, this model is the smallest and lightest 6-inch E Ink e-reader currently available. At $130 (as of June 13, 2011), it’s also the cheapest e-reader with a touchscreen, besting Barnes and Noble’s touchscreen Nook by $10.
Pros: Responsive touchscreen, Less page-turn flicker than before, Light weight
Cons: Some echoes of previous page's display, Slow shopping procedure
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.
Excerpt: The Kobo has been released in time to compete with the all-new £89 Amazon Kindle for a place under your Christmas tree. T3 has already weighed these up in an Amazon Kindle versus Kobo Touch Edition video but the Kobo does have a killer feature that might sway you? It has a touchscreen, an e-ink touchscreen at that. You won't find that on a Kindle, unless you head to the States in order to snap up an Amazon Kindle Touch .
Pros: e-ink touchscreen, Built in wi-fi, Great hardware
Cons: 80's cultural references, Best sellers more expensive, Kid-friendly featues