Summary: The Kobo Touch runs far better than its button WIFI predecessor, but - unfortunately - it is just as inclined to screen failure. I originally bought a WiFi Kobo for DH at a Borders with extra warranty, and it died in less than 4 months of gentle usage. Screen developed these funny bars etc.
Summary: This is the 4th e-book reader I've had in the last 10 years. In all these years there have been very few improvements because manufacturers want to sell e-books, not e-readers. E-books are expensive and produced mechanically.
Summary: This ereader was good at first but it has been getting worse and worse. Today it keeps shutting off and telling me that it needs a charge when it does not. Makes attempting to read a book for class very frustrating. I haven't dropped it, it just sits on my desk so that is not the issue.
Customer support is the worst, but not the only, drawback of this product
Jeff Easter, Amazon
19 October 2011
Summary: I won one of these from a local news station, so my expectations were pretty low. Turns out I overestimated it still. Out of the box, it would not turn on, charge, or respond to any troubleshooting whatsoever.
Summary: I got a Kobo Touch 6 months ago, and I'm just about to throw it away and buy a Kindle instead. Luckily it was quite cheap in a sale. When I first got it I was thrilled. It had a few little 'quirks', like sometimes I had to tap the screen a couple of times, or for a long time, or in a particular...
Summary: perhaps the score I gave was too harsh for the kobo e-reader. It was by no means a bad e-reader when it worked. That is however the most infuriating part. An e-reader that I use to read in bed spontaneously breaks? how is that possible?
Summary: If you're interested in eReaders, you've probably checked out the Kobo, at least, you probably have if you're in Canada (and maybe the US, not sure how far they exist). At first, it seems amazing! It's an awesome device. You power it up and the home screen looks awesome.
Summary: The Good: The screen is as good as the others, the touch screen works well, the item is light. The PDF viewing is smooth, you can scroll around a pdf and custom zoom unlike other ereaders which have fixed settings. The pages turn fast, the dictionary is good enough.