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Kobo Wireless eReader
6.8 out of 10

Kobo Wireless eReader

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Overall 7
7.0

Kobo Wireless eReader

PC Magazine
8 June 2011
  • Conclusion: The Kobo Wireless eReader adds some of the features the first Kobo was lacking, which makes it a viable competitor to the Kindle and the Nook.
  • Pros: Attractive design. Very lightweight. ePub file support. Simple to operate. Integrated Wi-Fi.
  • Cons: Shorter battery life than some competitors. No AC adapter in box. D-pad isn't always the easiest way to navigate.
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Expert Review

The eBook Reader Blog
9 April 2011
  • Excerpt: The Kobo Wireless eReader is the 2nd generation device from Kobo and has just started hitting shelves in the US and Canada in time for the holiday season, and is expected to make it to Australia by Christmas too.
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Overall 6
6.0

Kobo Wireless eReader: Improved, but Still Requires Patience to Use

PC World
10 December 2010
  • Excerpt: The Kobo Wireless eReader aspires to compete with the big kids in the e-reader arena.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Lightweight, Easy to hold, Easy to hold, Improved display contrast and sharpness, Improved display contrast and sharpness
  • Cons: Screen refresh still slow, Screen refresh still slow
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Overall 7
7.0

Kobo Wireless eReader

MacNN
14 November 2010
  • Excerpt: The Good Competitve price. Simple, comfortable interface. Light, very comfortable design. Universal ePub support; some drag-and-drop. E Ink battery and eye benefits. Part of a multi-device ecosystem. SD card slot. Two-week battery offline. The Bad Kindle and Nook do more with Wi-Fi.
  • Pros: Competitve price., Simple, comfortable interface., Light, very comfortable design., Universal ePub support; some drag-and-drop., E Ink battery and eye benefits., Part of a multi-device ecosystem., SD card slot., Two-week battery offline.
  • Cons: Kindle and Nook do more with Wi-Fi., Wireless drains battery quickly., On-screen keyboard slow to use., Usual e-paper slowness., No file support beyond ePub and PDF., Bluetooth of limited help.
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Overall 7
6.7
Value for money 7
6.7
Features 7
6.7
Performance 5
5.0

Kobo Wireless eReader

PC Pro
3 January 2012
  • Conclusion: Lightweight with a smart interface and store, but has too many flaws to trouble the award-winners
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Overall 7
6.5

The Kobo Wireless eReader offers better performance, but screen refresh and speed remain issues

Good Gear Guide.au
7 March 2011
  • Summary: The Kobo eReader's main appeal is to those who prefer ePub files; for now, this is the least expensive Wi-Fi-connected ePub-compatible model, and it handles the format well.
  • Pros: Lightweight, easy to hold, improved display contrast and sharpness
  • Cons: Screen refresh still slow
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