Kobo Wireless eReader

  • Kobo Wireless eReader
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  • Compact, lightweight, and affordable e-book reader with built-in Wi-Fi; integration with Borders e-book store (powered by Kobo); expansion slot for additional memory; decent battery life (up to two weeks); compatible with ePUB file format.
  • Attractive design. Very lightweight. ePub file support. Simple to operate. Integrated Wi-Fi.
  • Slim and light weight, Wi-Fi access, Improved content selection


  • Somewhat generic feel to the whole device; sluggish compared with Kindle; screen contrast could be better.
  • Shorter battery life than some competitors. No AC adapter in box. D-pad isn't always the easiest way to navigate.

Expert reviews and ratings

By itreviews.com on 60

When you don’t have to interact with it, the Kobo Wireless eReader is entirely competent. But when you do, you realise where those corners have been cut....

By PC Pro on 67

Lightweight with a smart interface and store, but has too many flaws to trouble the...

By Expert Reviews on 80

Great desktop software and mobile app support make Kobo's readers a cut above the competition. It isn't perfect, but it's good value...

By cnet on 58

Though the Kobo wireless eReader is a serviceable e-book reader with built-in Wi-Fi, it's worth spending the extra money to get the Kindle or the Nook...

By CNET Australia on 90

The Kobo Wireless eReader is a noticeable improvement on its predecessor. It takes accessibility and user-friendliness and combines them with a couple of nifty upgrades designed to further streamline your ebook experience. It's simple, slick and...

By PC Mag on 70

The Kobo Wireless eReader adds some of the features the first Kobo was lacking, which makes it a viable competitor to the Kindle and the Nook....

By LaptopMag on 50

The addition of Wi-Fi to this eReader is welcome, but can it really compete with the Kindle and...

By Good Gear Guide on 65

The Kobo eReader's main appeal is to those who prefer ePub files; for now, this is the least expensive Wi-Fi-connected ePub-compatible model, and it handles the format...

By techcrunch.com on

It’s a better version of the Kobo, but is it really a legitimate alternative to the Kindle? I think so. It’s unlikely that you’ll find many books on one but not the other, and personally, I like the Kobo’s look more, though for a...

By Gear Diary on

Earlier this fall we had the opportunity to review the original Kobo Reader, a simple ebook reader sold through Kobo and Borders. They recently updated the original design to include WiFi connectivity, and the good folks at Kobo sent a unit over for...

By Electronista on 70

and dealing with competitionThe Wireless eReader is still all about simplicity. Misgivings about speed aside, the reader's singular attention to no-frills book reading works in its favor most of the time. There's little to distract you from your...

By Canadian Reviewer on 80

Text and photos by Gadjo Cardenas SevillaIts clear that the age of the eReader has arrived. Ushered in by the Sony Reader and defined by Amazon's Kindle, ebook readers aren't just a hip fad but a vital industry that's reshaping the business...