Summary: In the race for the best 7-inch tablet, the Amazon Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet have zoomed past the competition with sub-$250 price points and well-rounded reading and app selections. But a third competitor with similar tactics has just suited up to take the track: Kobo’s Vox. Kobo itself might have just been acquired by Rakuten , but that isn’t stopping the company from forging on with its own $200 Android tablet.
Pros: Easy to sideload apps, Looks decent from afar, Good selection of books
Cons: Feels cheap, Screen can be unresponsive, Software is sluggish, Much slower than the Fire or Nook Tablet
Excerpt: Some people would have you think that the Kobo Vox is the device of choice if you are looking for an Android tablet that’s good for a little bit of mobile browsing and for a little bit of e-book reading on the go. The Vox is available as part of a larger group of Android tablets that are being positioned as feature-rich e-book readers. How well—or how poorly—does it perform in this regard?
Summary: The Kobo Vox may be cheap, but its poor power makes it awkward and frustrating to use. While we like Kobo's ebook service, we don't like the Vox. We recommend using the Kobo app with a better tablet.
Pros: Decent image quality, Portable size, Kobo service is simple to use
Summary: Kobo's Vox colour e-reader has made it to Australia ahead of the Kindle Fire, but it doesn't feel ready for market.
Pros: Colour display, Reading Life features are fun, Audio support
Cons: Cheap build, No case included, Can't remove pre-installed apps, Slow, No way to browse the content of your e-reader, Full Android market unavailable, Not compatible with Adobe Digital Editions, Can only add books via the Kobo book store
Conclusion: C’est assez rare que je teste des gadgets auquels je donne une mauvaise note, mais dans le cas de la Kobo Vox eReader , je ne peux pas trouver de défaite à cette tablette qui semble avoir été commercialisé avec un prix abordable au détriment de la qualité matériel. Côté logiciel, l’équipe a fait un excellent travail et c’est dommage de voir la latence dans l’exécution des tâches.
Cons: Performance médiocre, Latence frustrante, Google Play non-disponible