Summary: I had to have this replaced under warranty, the screen is not very touch sensitive and although the reading experience and support infrastructure (shop, downloading etc.) are ok I think buyers would be less than totally satisfied with it.
After the experience with kobo, still prefer my Kindle
8 October 2012
Summary: Very good unit. Fast delivery and well packaged product. The battery life is good but the rubber coating leaves many spots digital. Overall it is an ideal product for those who read, pity the Kobo store is not as diverse and free titles as the Amazon store. After the experience with kobo, still prefer my Kindle.
Summary: I'm not sure. My older Kobo ereader was stolen at the airport. I bought this touch as I thought it would be better for my arthritis. Haven't really gotten used to it yet. Seems like it will perform real good. I just have to use it more.
Summary: Pros: 1) Great eink screen. 2) Great touch screen. 3) Long battery life 4) Good dictionary definitions of English words. 5) Translation dictionaries from English to Spanish, German, French, Italian and vice versa Cons: 1) The software does not have the option to create my own catalogs for my books.
Summary: The Good: I received my Kobo Touch for Christmas. I enjoy reading with my it. The screen is terrific for reading, even in our bright Florida sunshine, and the font size, line spacing and margins very customizable to accommodate nearly every reader's needs. It was a little complicated getting books from my local library on it, but once I figured that out, I soldiered on. The unit has a nice feel and I like the narrow width, thin case and light weight ...
Summary: The size and weight of this device is fantastic. I give those aspects 5 stars. I found the touch screen to be "difficult" (not as responsive as some). The MAJOR issue I have with Kobo has less to do with the device itself, but with the company's customer service; Kobo seems to have bitten off way more than it can chew. I initially needed help, so went the online route. The site was having technical issues and wouldn't even allow me to set up my account properly.
Setting up was a problem but once set up the Kobo is a decent device
Bob 3000, Amazon
21 March 2014
Summary: Setting up was a nightmare, Kobo set up procedure is not user friendly at all. I only bought it for the free ebooks option from my library otherwise I would have gone for the Amazon Kindle. Delivery from supplier itself was fast and trouble free. I had to get a friend with Kindle knowledge to help me out and go through the Adobe forums to resolve even though I thought I was tech savvy.
Summary: I bought a Kobo touch first one I had to take back after a year and swap out. Its fine for books and useful not to be format tied but the big down is content. NO NEWSPAPERS even after 3 years of promises in the end bought a kindle.
Summary: I received the kobo touch as a replacement , I first bought the kobo wifi with the push button page changer. I liked it better for the control of changing pages.There was a problem 3 years after purchase during a kobo desktop upgrade,they did resolve with a replacement.The touch screen model,so far ok but I agree that it isn't always easy to turn the pages.