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.
Excerpt: "I have had the Kobo Touch for a year now, and did a fair bit of research before choosing between the main two rivals of the Kobo and the Kindle and hopefully my review will help someone else make the same choice. Initially I wanted to purchase the normal Kobo Wi-Fi however after having done more research I saw that this Kobo Touch has many more advantages and was worth spending the bit extra. The main differences between the two are as follows. ...
Pros: Can store lots of books, long battery life
Cons: Broke down after 10 months, takes a second to change page
Summary: I have had my Kobo Touch for almost a year now. The battery life is great - I can read for a month without charging. The size is good and it is nice and light. I can hold it for a long time without my hand getting sore. I find it to sometimes be very laggy. I'll tap to turn the page and nothing will happen, but after tapping again, the device will catch up and turn two or three pages, causing you to have to go back and interupting the flow of your reading.