Summary: At $179, the Kobo Vox offers a unique reading experience for an affordable price. The display and social networking features are pretty compelling. However, the Vox falls short of the Kindle Fire when it comes to app selection and both the Fire and Nook Tablet in terms of speed. We say spend the extra $20 for one of those two devices.
Pros: Ergonomic design, Wide viewing angles, Fun stats and social features
Cons: Sluggish performance, Outdated Android 2.3 OS, Limited number of apps, Short battery life, Doesn't connect with Google Play
Excerpt: The Kobo Vox eReader is a 7-inch Android tablet looking to offer the same sort of experience as the Kindle Fire in the US. With the Kindle enjoying successes State-side, Kobo is looking to replicate that, and bring reading and wider multimedia capabilities via an affordable tablet device.
Pros: Cheap, Kobo's modifications make itservices easy to get into
Cons: It's neither the best solution for reading, nor the best for a tablet, battery life is poor, lacks Google certification
Summary: Hot on the heels of the Kobo Wireless and the Kobo Touch comes the Kobo Vox – the latest addition to the Canadian brand’s ereader arsenal and another UK exclusive for WH Smith. Read the Kobo Touch review Clearly designed to rival the Amazon Kindle Fire, which has yet to make it to UK shores, the touchscreen-toting Kobo Vox runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), putting it a step behind top spec Honeycomb-flavoured tablets.