Pros Responsive touch screen
Easy internet browsing
No computer needed for setup or use
Cons Short battery life
Limited app market
No Flash player
No file manager program (must download an app)
Need for frequent software updates
Magazines are only available through third party app
Summary It is possible to use library eBooks on the Vox, though it's not as straight-forward as the previous devices. You must download the OverDrive Media Console for Android directly from the Vox's browser, and then use that app to download library eBooks. You will need an Adobe ID to authorize your device, but won't need to download Adobe Digital Editions since no transferring from a computer to your device is required.
Pros It sounds good when you read their hype!
Cons If you like to borrow books from your local library it won't work with Adobe Digital Editions. Still can't get it to work with Over Drive after several hours of trying. Battery life is only 7 hours. It is heavy compaired to the Kobo Touch. Support=0!
Summary We are very disapointed in the product. My wife loved her Kobo Touch and I thought this would be a nice Christmas gift for her. Saddly this thing is a piece of junk in my opinion.
They didn't take into account that most people that like to borrow books from their local librarys use Adobe Digital Editions or Over Drive. Neither support the Kobo VOX although I am told that it should work with Over Drive but after several days of trying to get it to work, neither I or any of the staff at the library can figure out how.
I believe they pushed the release of this thing to capitalize on the Christmas market knowing full well that it wasn't ready.
KOBO just lost my vote, save your money and a lot of headaches!
Pros Fine if you only want to play games. No good for reading, watching movies etc. Browser not bad, though slow, but is not supported by Kindle Cloud, which I hoped might improve the reading experience. No such luck!
Cons The 15,000 android apps mostly won`t run if they require download of Adobe Flash, for eg, as the Android Market doesn`t recognize the Vox as a device. So no movies can be watched on this tablet. Even the reader software doesn`t function properly.
Summary Waste of money!
Pros If you like to buy all of your books and newspapers, great.
Cons I want to browse the web. Fail.
Must download adobe reader for PDFs. BUT, you need to download flash first. This device does not support flash, thus no PDFs.
PDFs - fail
Flash - fail.
Internet loading time - Fail.
Summary Epic fail.
Save your money!
Pros Lots of features - books, apps, photo gallery, etc
Cons At just over a year old my Kobo Vox stopped charging and trying to get any kind of customer service or support has been a nightmare!! Just a series of email loops that go nowhere.
Summary Do not buy this product - it sounds great but the customer service is non-existent! Absolutely horrible.