Summary: It's rather difficult to review the capabilities of this unit, as it won't connect to our wireless router, making it completely useless. Others reviewing this device have had no response from customer service, however, they did reply to me within 24 hours with a list of things to do. I'd already done them, and they didn't work, but I did humor them and try again. Same result. I wrote back, and was told I could expect a reply within 24 hours. Perhaps they meant 24 days.
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lanique ogarro, Amazon
1 August 2013
Summary: it was use and wasn't restarted. got my bank account in trouble, lost all my book and almost all my money. they need to check every use item and clean them up. and kobo it self sucks. I contacted kobo and the service was very poor, it was they don't even care.
Summary: The software and hardware with this product are utter junk! Kobo customer service is only interested in finding reasons to NOT help you. This thing will eventually freeze up and be unusable. The software is buggy and the updates solve one or two problems and create a bunch of new problems. Get a tablet or a more reputable ereader!!!!
Summary: I purchased the much vaunted Kobo Vox last year. I use the device during the summer when I bring it on vacation. The first summer it worked but the performance was poor. I again fired up the Vox this week, July 1st for my second vacation with the Vox. I was unable to download anything. I took it to Indigo, and they suggested that an update was needed. The update could not be uploaded.
Summary: very short battery life. incomplete downloads,lockups, non-intuitive software,weighs a ton....but the color is great...yeah, try an alternate product. the old black and white kobo touch screen worked great for me for several years unfortunatly idropped it one too many times..
Summary: I was excited to receive a Kobo Vox from my children last Christmas. The only downside I could see at the time was the short time that it held a charge - it needed to be charged after less than 6 hours of use. But I did like the features and was overall happy with my ereader. However, after using it for just a little over a year it stop charging. When I plugged it in to charge, nothing happened and it is now dead - absolutely useless!
Summary: I have never seen nor touched a Kobo device, and until recently, I had no idea who this company was. I actually first learned about Kobo after seeing the news that a Japanese online retailer ("Rakuten") had bought the company. Hopefully this will broaden Kobo and Rakuten's brand recognition. Odd, a Canadian company (Kobo) is bought by a Japanese company (Rakuten), both of which are rather niche companies in their respective fields.
Summary: Why buy this when for the same price you can have a Nexus 7 or a Kindle. And there is an app to let you add extra ram storage via SD memory. The nexus 7 rules much better than even the iPod mini.
Summary: I purchased this wanting it to be an alternative to Kindle products. NOT! ALSO disappointing ebook service. Previews of books often go only as far as copyright page. KOBO tech blames on publshers which is absolutely untrue. Generally poor support. Heavy to hold as eREader, too.
R. Scot Johns "Author of 'The Saga of Beowulf'", Amazon
30 July 2012
Summary: First let me preface by saying that I own a Kindle Fire, a Nook Tablet, two iPads and a Kindle keyboard. I bought a Vox to use for formatting ePub files for an Android device, and to that end it suffices. The Kobo device reads epub files in both reflowable and fixed layout formats, although all live text features are disabled in fixed layouts, so that you cannot use the dictionary, highlighting, etc., rendering it effectively useless for my purposes.