"Nice Inexpensive Reader with Quality Feel"4.0 starson by techgently
Pros: Easy to read Paper-Like illusion
Over 100 classic titles included that should be required reading for any student/individual
Light and easy to use, quality rubber-like back
Despite some reviews, this does include the Dictionary feature which is handy
Cons: Awkward Keyboard Arrangement, takes 5 minutes just to type some titles
Better to use computer software to add books.
Odd Wifi-set up, must constantly "sign in"
Horrible Ebook purchase site-no shopping cart feature
Sleep and off mode takes time to get used
Summary: Borders may close soon, but the company that supports the Kobo, is still going strong and you'll still get books from them for years to come. On top of that over 100 books. This would be a great mass qty buy for schools to encourage kids to read.
There are some flaws, the keyboard takes way too long to use, wifi is a bit useless, cheaper to buy the $79 version and get pretty much the same thing except for expanded memory, but be honest, would you really need than 1,000 books?
Here's another thing and it's not about the ereader, it on itself is fantastic other than the keyboard and odd power /standby feature of which I'll explain later.
It's the website that supports the kobo, which is kobo.com/borders.com (either one, borders has an app that is cleaner and easier to use. This is just a business lesson in stupidity and ignorance, when you go to a book store, often people will buy more than just one book, however, you can only purchase 1 book at a time, there is no shopping cart option. Hopefully Borders/Kobo will change this, but the latter site has ignored it's repeated requests from their customers to make changes.
Now back to the device, Sleep mode, or turning it off, yields a page that is still-on even though it's off. This is most likely the e-ink technology, but if you're using to ipad, or laptop/desktop where "off" means "off" it's a bit difficult to get used to.
Love this though, especially when commuting on train/bus, so this unit deserves 5 starts despite quirky keyboard- (it's not fancy, does one thing, nor should it be fancy), but the website that supports it knocks it down a star.