Pros The concept of an eReader is good but Kobo DOES NOT deliver the goods.
Cons The product does not work. Even if you have some technical savvy, as I do, the process of making this product work will stump you. Kobo is designing and selling TERRIBLY MADE USER- UNFRIENDLY products.
Summary I've never encountered a company more deserving of going bankrupt than Kobo. With the experience I've had, I can't even believe it still exists. The product is so terrible, so un- user friendly -- and it doesn't work half the time -- and the customer service is even worse. The front-line staff have no ability to help you at all technically, so they ask you to download stuff from the internet and then email it to their technicians, who may or may not get back to you with anything useful. I hope another company comes along and SINKS THIS COMPANY, because it does not deserve anyone's hard earned money. PATHETIC!
Pros Good readable screen even in sunlight, good size/format, light, good battery life, Slow, touch screen sometimes accepts commands, sometimes not.
Cons Ceased to work after a month of very gentle use. Repeated calls e-mails to the service resulted in either no response or in a promise to e-mail a form for me to fill to "initiate the process" of repair/replacement.
Summary I am still without a working unit and I have no idea if I ever get mine replaced/repaired.
Pros - Lightweight
- Responsive touchscreen
- Aesthetically pleasing
- Easy to Grip
- Pearl E-Ink Screen easy on the eyes
- Can read comics!!!!!
- Can read multiple formats
- Comes in Baby Blue, Lavender, Silver or all Black
- Loooong battery life
Cons - Every once in a while it does not respond when I try to wake it from sleep mode... it could just be me not hold the power long enough
Summary I have owned an iPad and an iPad 2, and although they were great devices, I found I only used them for reading books and comics. I decided to downsize from the expensive iPad 2 to a $139 Kobo Touch... I am extremely happy with this decision!!! It is so light compared to the iPad, and I haven't even charged it yet... apparently it has a 1 month battery life. I thought I would be annoyed by the page refresh but I don't even notice it anymore. The e-ink Pearl screen is so much easier on my eyes than the iPad. You can get a number of cool cases for the ereader, or you can just use it on its own as it is easy to grip and has a very small form factor that doesn't strain your arm at all... better than even a paper back novel. I have very small hands, but I can use this device one handed if needed. I had the Sony 650 ereader (xmas present) but ended up returning it because I found the page refresh to annoying. The Kobo only refreshes every 5 pages and it is not nearly as annoying as the Sony. I am so happy with my purchase... this is saying a lot as I am a gadget geek and very picky about what I like. Go buy it now!!!
Pros it is tuch
Cons i can't put books that i bought on the nook on the kobo.
Summary the price was cheap the touch good and fun. it has 2 weeka for battery power.
Pros Really attractive design and the kobo books web site is very easy to use,
Cons Used the kobo books site for a couple of years (for my sony) and then this spring my credit cards started charging a foreign currency exchange fee for books purchased from Kobo. Even though the site charges in US$, because it is Canadian company, the cre
Summary Books more expensive at Kobo books because of credit card fees for purchase from Canadian company.