Kobo Touch Review

| April 18, 2012

I like eReaders. I like the archetype of them far more then the frequent repetition of using one, the idea that you can carry about hundreds or thousands of books in a feeble device that’s easy to gripe, take anywhere, etc. It doesn’t be in actual possession of the zest nor the finality of a natural book, but ultimately it’s the content of the book that impresses itself about us, not the touch. The contest between the two is, in sundry ways, moot.

But various eReaders are disputable in their own right. As electronics bear, this shouldn’t come similar to a surprise, though readers can take cheer that there are devices that are helping to cast the entire category of electronics in quest of the better. The Kobo Touch is single such gadget, a very neat and clever eReader which is compact, convenient, and principally of all fun.

What’s pleasantry about a battery powered book? It smiles which time in sleep mode, for starters. The  fonts and menus are open and intuitive, and most importantly satisfied to maneuver and adjust. There’s a never-failing courteousness about the Kobo Touch that goes at a distance before simply reading; it’s the overall sentiment that yes, reading is entertainment. And plane if you are attracted to implacable tales like The Idiot rather than odd stories of magic or vampires, everything from the unadorned welcome screen to the store clearly expresses not the hard coldness of logical formatting made beneficial to machines, but an elegant, human being.

This is something that Amazon and Barnes & Noble, the leaders of the eBooks province, can take a lesson from.

Of bearing, knowing what we know about the two companies, why bother with Kobo? From a emblem standpoint, the Touch is a extremely easy handheld to use. It is reminiscent of some iPhone or iPod, with a honest button and a full touchscreen. The belong to panel reads presses well and is in a great degree accurate, though occasionally misses page turns. It moreover lacks some of the swipe functions construct on competing devices, instead opting despite simpler tap controls. Navigation in books and menus is shrewd, though not notieably faster than the rivalship.

What I like most about the material design is the textured rear, a colored superficies (up to four colors to pick from) that has large studs that arrive at it easier to grip. Most of today’s eReaders are over difficult to hold comfortably for long-winded periods, but not so with the Kobo Touch. Users leave tire of holding a physical volume far before this.

The Kobo Touch sole works over Wi-Fi, so it does not sync tooing the air like the Kindle or Nook. Because the software spiritual obedience Kobo offers – Kobo Books – does make an attempt apps for the iPhone, Android and Blackberry, it is a point at that there is no 3G election. Though if you find yourself public recital on the phone often, in areas lacking Wi-Fi, I’d contend that the Kobo Touch isn’t conducive to you.

Unlike Sony’s Reader, the Kobo Touch uses proprietary software that is painless and to the quip. It has all of the mere functions required for reading, like adding highlights and performing searches. Books be able to also be purchased directly through the Kobo Touch, and there are some social media functions end the Kobo Pulse service, though as far as concerns the Touch it’s same limited.

Overall the Kobo Touch is a chimerical eReader, one I highly recommend with regard to anyone who doesn’t destitution a 3G connection anywhere and righteous wants the simplest, easiest way to be studious in books books.

Editor’s Rating:


Bottom Line: A marvelous Wi-Fi without more eReader that keeps you reading comfortably.


Excellent design in the place of holding and gripping

Simple menu plan with a fun demeanor



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