Summary: I had to return it as it would not connect to wifi, but liked it enough to order a touch Kobo ereader from Kobo store, my only regret is that I was trying to get a bargin at $35.99 when I should have purchased the "touch" at 79.99. The positive aspect of this adventure was that the return was handed very professionally with no problems.
Overal product it's what you would spect from any great e-reader
30 December 2013
Summary: This KOBO reader is a really great and cheap option for those who just want their e-reader to display books on screen and that's it. It has an inside market and e-magazines but i mainly use it for book reading. It doesn't come with all that fancy crap (browser, music player, other useless features). Batery is really great and this reader is compatible with .epub formats, which is great for my calibre manager. It's really cheap and does it's job.
Summary: I have the basic Kobo e-reader and upgraded to this back-lit model so I could read at night, in bed, and not disturb my wife by having the main light on. The screen display quality is very good and the range of adjustments available let me setup the unit to my liking. It is much lighter than my iPad and easier to use when lying down. I like the slide on/off switch.
Summary: So I pretty much purchased this because I am a cheapskate and not interested in spending too much money on a device that I may or may not like. I like refurbished items as the price point is usually perfect and the quality of the devices I normally buy are like new. I can justify spending $37 bucks and taking a chance on an older refurbished ereader as my luck so far has been pretty good and haven't recieved any lemons to date.