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Kobo eReader Touch

alaTest has collected and analyzed 769 reviews of Kobo eReader Touch. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the screen and price. The portability and performance also get good reviews, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Kobo eReader Touch is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Kobo eReader Touch

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 126 user reviews of Kobo eReader Touch from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and price. The portability and performance also get good feedback. Views about the storage and durability are different. There are some less positive comments about the reliability.

usability, performance, portability, price, size

reliability

65% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Kobo eReader Touch

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 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 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Opinions about the screen and design are overall positive. The usability and portability also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the size. Comments are divided on the price.

performance, portability, usability, design, screen

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64% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Brian Heater (engadget.com)

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

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Laura June (engadget.com)

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

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : John C Abell (wired.com)

Review: Kobo E-Reader Touch Edition

 

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...

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...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : David Pierce (pcmag.com)

Kobo eReader Touch Edition

 

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.

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.

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Jul, 2011

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Kobo Touch review:

 

Touch is all the rage these days in the e-reader market, and just as Barnes & Noble has moved to a touch-screen interface for its latest Nook e-ink model, so, too, has Kobo with its 2011 eReader Touch Edition.

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.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Alfred Poor (pcmag.com)

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Feb, 2005

Expert review by : cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

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...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : MobileTechReview.com (mobiletechreview.com)

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...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Mike Yawney (thereviewcrew.com)

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...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by (the-ebook-reader.com)

Kobo Touch Review

 

The Kobo Touch eReader is the latest addition to Kobo's line of ebook readers. It replaces the Kobo WiFi but maintains many of the same features while adding some software and hardware upgrades.

Later in the week I’ll post some comparison reviews and videos between the Kobo Touch and the new Nook and Kindle 3.

Jun, 2011

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