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Kobo eReader Touch

alaTest has collected and analyzed 613 reviews of Kobo eReader Touch. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and performance are generally positive. The price and portability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Kobo eReader Touch is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Kobo eReader Touch

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Kobo eReader Touch from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the performance and battery. The screen and portability also get good feedback. Many are negative about the reliability.

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67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kobo eReader Touch Edition 15.2 cm (6) 2GB BlueKOBO N905-KDN-L eReader Touch Edition (Lilac)Kobo eReader Touch Edition 15,2cm (6'') 2GB silver

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Amazon.com review summary for Kobo eReader Touch

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 user reviews of Kobo eReader Touch from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.com. Opinions about the battery and performance are on the whole positive. The screen and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the price and reliability.

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66% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Kobo eReader Touch (Black)

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Kobo eReader Touch Edition

 

Light and small. Crisp 6-inch E Ink screen. Syncs with Kobo apps on other devices. Simple, distraction-free reading experience

Occasionally slow and laggy. No hardware buttons for turning pages. Setup requires a computer. Social features are more gimmicky than useful

The Kobo eReader Touch Edition brings a nice touch interface and a small footprint to Kobo's ebook reader line, but its performance and design don't measure up to its best competitors.

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Kobo's E-Reader Scores Bonus Points With Social Reading Game

 

The Kobo Touch is rough around the edges, but it has enough going for it to recommend it as an alternative to the Nook and Kindle.

10 less than comparable Kindle and Nook, making it the cheapest, smallest and lightest e-reading in the pack. Nicely motivates by projecting both the fun and sport of reading

Faux-quilted plastic back sacrifices ergonomics. Touch screen is sometimes slow. Main page is utilitarian, illustrating only the books you are currently reading offering boring links to your library, the store and “Reading Life.” Weak battery...

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Kobo eReader Touch Edition Review

 

The Kobo eReader Touch Edition is a major step up from the company's last device. The hardware is much improved, and the $129 price is attractive. However, the new Nook from Barnes & Noble Nook costs just $10 more, and it offers a more responsive...

Lightweight design, Comfortable soft-touch coating, Crisp Pearl E Ink touchscreen, Reads open EPUB format

No physical page-turn buttons, Touchscreen isn't as responsive as the competition, Limited font, line spacing, and margin choices, Wi-Fi connectivity issues, No notes and limited bookmarks, Need to connect to a PC to set up

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Kobo eReader Touch Edition (black)

 

Editors' note (October 3, 2011): The review below makes comparisons to the 2010 Amazon Kindle and the 2011 Barnes & Noble Nook Touch . Potential buyers should note that Amazon has since announced new Kindle models for 2011. We recommend checking out...

The Kobo eReader Touch Edition is a compact, lightweight, and affordable e-ink e-reader with touch-screen navigation, built-in Wi-Fi, an expansion slot for additional memory, and good battery life (over one month with wireless off). Also, the Kobo...

The Kobo's user interface isn't as slick as that of the Nook Touch, and its performance and overall smoothness could be improved. It lacks audio support (no MP3, no audiobooks) and the ability to lend out titles to friends. The magazine and newspaper...

Though the Kobo eReader Touch Edition doesn't quite measure up to the Nook Touch or the Kindle, it's a respectable and affordable touch-screen e-reader with a lot of pluses.

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Kobo eReader Touch Edition review

 

When it first announced the launch of its eReader Touch Edition late last month, Kobo referred to itself again and again as the "David" in a reader

Pocket-sized ; Low price point ; Zoom and pan on PDF reader

No physical page buttons ; Performance lags in storefront ; Lack of 3G option

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Kobo e-reader review

 

When the Kobo e-reader first appeared, its very affordable price point of $149 made it an attractive proposition. It's been a few months, however, and the market is ever-more crowded, with both dedicated e-readers as well as multi-taskers (such as the...

Great price ; Long battery life ; Incredibly comfortable in the hand

Lacks internet connectivity ; Page refresh rate is slow ; Can be 'laggy' overall

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Kobo Touch

 

The Kobo eReader Touch is a lot like the Barnes and Noble Nook. It is much smaller than the Amazon Kindle, and does not have a physical keyboard. Instead it is touch screen, coming in at six inches in height and 0.7 inches in thickness. This makes it...

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Kobo eReader Touch Edition

 

The e-reader market continues to get wilder and woolier. The Kobo eReader Touch Edition, a summer 2011 release, goes head-to-head with the latest class of touch-enabled e-readers—the Nook Simple Touch and Sony's touch-enabled models—as well as Amazon's...

Easy touch navigation on advanced E Ink display ; Light ; Advanced font, formatting controls ; MicroSD slot

Lacks secondary features available in similarly priced readers ; Battery life could be better

With excellent font and formatting controls and a trim body, Kobo remains a compelling e-reader choice, even facing an onslaught of new Amazon Kindles.

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Kobo Touch

 

Touch screen, clear E-Ink Pearl display

Text not quite as crisp as Kindle 3, sometimes sluggish

The Kobo Touch is light, portable and decently priced for a touch screen ebook reader. However, it lacks audio, so you can't play music or audio books, and there's no 3G version. We're OK with that, but we do find the Kobo Touch slower than the Barnes...

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Review: Kobo eReader Touch Edition

 

I love eBook readers. They are hands down one of my favourite summertime gadgets. The fact that I don't have to lug around paperbacks (or hardcover books) with me when I travel means that I don't have to pay fees for overweight luggage. I've tried the...

Light compact design ; Easy to read screen ; Budget friendly

Screen ghosting ; No physical page turn buttons

I’ve been lucky enough to use most if not all of the eReaders on the market and I have to say the Kobo eReader Touch Edition stands it’s ground. The small size, light weight and features such as bookmarks and dictionary are all great selling features...

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