Kobo eReader Touch Edition

  • Kobo eReader Touch Edition
80
Based on 29 scores, 41 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    9
  • Good:
    11
  • Average:
    7
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Light and small.
  • Crisp 6-inch E Ink screen.
  • Syncs with Kobo apps on other devices.

Cons:

  • Touch screen is sometimes slow.
  • Main page is utilitarian.

Expert reviews and ratings

By uk.hardware.info on

At the end of 2011 e-readers seemed to have landed in troubled waters. Not because of a resurgence of the hardcover, but because of how quickly the mainstream embraced tablets. E-readers struggled to create a niche for themselves since the 90s, but...

By gadgetshow.channel5.com on 80

The Kobo Touch is a very good, and highly commended tablet with a great touchscreen, and is more than capable of acting as an alternative to the Amazon Kindle. That said , we’d still prefer an Amazon Kindle. Kobo Touch is tagged with Kobo, touch,...

By PC Authority on 83

The Kobo Touch is a superb ebook reader, with a top-notch screen and excellent store. Read our review....

By PC Pro on 83

A superb ebook reader, with a top-notch screen and excellent...

By Pocket-lint on 80

A great little eBook reader that challenges Amazon's Kindle, and gives wider access to more book...

By telegraph.co.uk on 60

Kobo's rival to the standard Kindle is impressive in a number of ways that Amazon's original isn't: a touchscreen lets you turn the pages with a finger and it offers a library system that is in many ways more intuitive. The device itself, too, is...

By Expert Reviews on 100

An intuitive touch-based interface, rich text-formatting options and social networking features make the Kobo eReader Touch a great alternative to the Kindle...

By Computeractive on 100

An easy-to-use touch-screen and simple interface make the Kobo a very good ebook reader...

By itreviews.com on 80

We rather like the Kobo eReader Touch Edition. Its page navigation system is intuitive, and there's certainly a large enough library of e-books to choose, from both free and paid-for. Add in the fact that you can read texts in multiple formats and...

By Trusted Reviews on 80

The Kobo Touch is the latest ereader to try and lure in the high street buyer. And for the most part, it’s a great success. It’s thin, light, attractive and has a good E-ink screen. On pure speed it can’t match the latest Kindle, and the Kobo Store...

By CNET Australia on 95

Although the Kobo eReader Touch is missing features we think would make it better yet, it remains one of the best E Ink options available in...

By PCWorld New Zealand on 90

I have to say that using the Kobo Touch has been a very friendly experience. When switched off initially, it had a smiling computer as its home screen, and similarly while sleeping and charging. These change once you install the software to run the...

By TechRadar on 70

For a while it was looking as if Amazon had the UK ebook market to itself: while rival booksellers offered a range of ebook readers from the likes of Elonex and Sony, nobody offered the soup-to-nuts service of Amazon's Kindle, store and associated...

By Stuff.tv on 80

A slick device that won’t break the bank, making it a solid alternative to the Kindle...

By T3 Magazine on 80

The Kobo has been released in time to compete with the all-new £89 Amazon Kindle for a place under your Christmas tree. T3 has already weighed these up in an Amazon Kindle versus Kobo Touch Edition video but the Kobo does have a killer feature that...

By theregister.co.uk on 85

So which should you buy? To be honest, there’s not much in it and the Kobo commands a £20 premium for its touch interface and its memory card slot. The Kobo’s virtual keyboard is easier to use than on the basic Kindle. And if you don’t want to be...

By Macworld Australia on 90

If you’re a serious book reader, it’s worth investing in an e-Ink style ebook reader to complement your iGadgets. The Kobo eReader Touch is an impressive package, offering Kobo’s most immersive reading experience yet, although you should weigh it up...

By Computer Shopper on 75

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....

By Wired on 70

With touchscreens making their way into the e-reader market, the timing is right for the arrival of Kobo’s touch-equipped device.But the Kobo Touch remains an also-ran to Barnes & Noble’s Nook and Amazon’s Kindle, both of which are much more popular....

By MobileTechReview on 60

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...