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Kogan eBook Reader

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the portability. The battery is also appreciated, whereas the build quality and usability get mixed views. Some have doubts about the value for money and performance.

screen, battery, portability

performance, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Kogan eBook Reader is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 7 reviews)

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Kogan eBook reader

 

The Kogan eBook reader has an excellent 6in e-Ink display with a useful capacitive touchscreen. Combined with its diverse file format support, the tou...

No nonsense, plenty of formats supported ; Solid construction ; Touchscreen is convenient

The excellent Kindle is cheaper ; Interface speed is slow ; Text input is painful

Kogan's eBook reader has a capacitive touchscreen for its 6in eInk display, giving it a functional edge over the Amazon Kindle. The Kindle enjoys a better book-buying experience with its Wi-Fi and Amazon store, though, and it's the same price (or even...

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Kogan eBook Reader

 

If you're looking for an affordable e-reader, at first glance the Kogan looks perfectly serviceable. A quick glance under the hood, though, reveals a few performance issues that would be hard to ignore.

Affordable ; Leather case included ; Wide range of file support ; Search function ; Dictionary support ; Bookmarking ; Ebooks included

Cheap plastic-y build ; Slow to boot up and turn pages ; Poor text input ; No Wi-Fi ; Must supply own dictionary ; Search function unwieldy

If this isn't your first e-reader, though, you might find the Kogan's peccadilloes hard to ignore.

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Kogan eBook Reader review

 

The Kogan eBook Reader marks Kogan Technology's first foray into the popular eBook market. Boasting a high-clarity 6in e-ink screen, an SD memory card reader, an inbuilt MP3 player and extensive file format support, it is perfectly capable of competing...

Good quality screen, 1500 preloaded e-books, supports lots of formats

Cheap plastic buttons, text input feels sluggish

The Kogan eBook Reader is a good option for bookworms on a budget. The inclusion of 1500 eBooks saves you the trouble of building up a library yourself.

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Consumer review by:

Kogan eBook Reader

 

This is my first e-reader. It was within the price bracket I wanted to pay for something I wasn't sure how much I'd use. I appreciated it very much when on holidays or travelling as it is light and compact. However, on one of these trips it stopped...

longlife battery, comes with case

firmware, very slow to load, hard to turn on

Consumer review by:

Kogan eBook Reader

 

Agree with above comments.

Consumer review by:

Kogan eBook Reader

 

Actually the Kogan was my second attempt at an e-Reader. I bought (and returned) a Kobo first of all. So I have been getting a bit of a feel for eReaders in the last few months. ‘Disappointing' would sum the Kogan reader up because, when you've loaded...

Packaging, Included charger, included case

Slow, poor software, poor documentation

Consumer review by:

Kogan eBook Reader

 

The bookmarker doesnt work. A firmware update was provided to me and it actually got worse. Zoom facility is a real chore and doesnt work as it should. Kogan are aware of the firmware probs but seem unable to correct them.

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