May 24th 2011 1:44 pm

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PC World says:

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This slim, lightweight e-reader is eminently pocketable and has a responsive touchscreen, but it lacks the finesse of its competition. quote


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Critic reviews

7.5
6 reviews
  • Display / readability
    7.9
  • Battery life
    8.0
  • Store and selection of titles
    7.1
  • Ease of use
    7.4
  • Document support
    8.2
  • Storage capacity
    8.0
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    7.4
  • Portability (size / weight)
    8.7

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User reviews

8.1
14 reviews
8.0
Engadget Jun 13, 2011

Had Barnes & Noble not introduced [the nook] and beaten Kobo to market, the eReader would be a serious contender for the title of the best devoted e-book reader on the market. As it stands, however, the device can't quite match up to the competition.

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8.0
TechCrunch Jun 13, 2011

If you don’t need 3G or the other perks of the Kindle ecosystem, and just want a straightforward e-book reading device, this Kobo could be a good match.

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7.0
PC World Mar 15, 2012

This slim, lightweight e-reader is eminently pocketable and has a responsive touchscreen, but it lacks the finesse of its competition.

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7.0
CNET Jun 16, 2011

Though the Kobo eReader Touch Edition doesn't quite measure up to the Nook Touch or the Kindle, it's a respectable and affordable touch-screen e-reader with a lot of pluses.

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7.0
TechRadar Nov 1, 2011

The Kobo eReader Touch is an interesting and desirable alternative to the Kindle Touch - and unlike Amazon's touchscreen ereader, you can buy one in Britain. It's much more desirable than the entry-level Kindle, and if you're considering an ereader it should definitely be on your shortlist.

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9.0
corgan corgan

I've said this a few times to people and I mean it: this thing is adorable and simply feels /right/. Kobo has managed to create a device which feels like it was designed to take advantage of the strength of e-readers in general: replacing the paperback. What the company has constructed is one...

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10
IGMcMillan IGMcMillan

As a Canadian, the Kobo eReader Touch is the clear choice. The available titles from the major American eReader manufacturers are nowhere near those that are available through Kobo in Canada. Also, Kobo is a Canadian product, so not only is it the best option in terms of library, it's also a...

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9.0
Eth5001 Eth5001

Simply Amazing The Kobo E-Reader is simply amazing its very simple for anyone to use and read from! you don't need Wi-fi to read which is just awesome! you can simply purchase the book you want or download them (If free) and put them on easily. It has a large variety of books that you can...

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8.0
BoGoWo BoGoWo

just writing this to comment in general that i have added books to my Kobo from many sources; why would anyone be tied to the Kindle where you have to buy their format only, at their price whatever that is? Give me my Kobo, and freedom to search any day.

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9.0
Krytes42 Krytes42

Overall one of the best readers currently available, certainly far more suitable for my purposes than the Kindle or the Nook. I use it to read non-drmed books and files, (mostly epubs but a few pdfs). Some thoughts: The pdf reading experience isn't great, but no worse than the Hanlin and Sony...

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7.0
klock379 klock379

overall a respectable ereader. Just a few gripes. Battery does not seem to last as long as advertised. Still a smaller selection of books Little features Only 1GB storage Dead / stuck pixels

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9.0
tellerink tellerink

This product is amazing! image clarity is perfect, speed is amazing. never lagged or had problems. easy to buy books, and easy to use. Built in dictionary is the bomb and the highlighting tool is very useful. a good buy to use for your school books for sure!

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1.0
annakristiansen annakristiansen

I'm horrified looking at all the positive reviews here. If you consider buying a Kobo Touch, go read some real product reviews first, here: http://productreview.com.au/p/kobo-touch.html and here: http://productreview.com.au/p/kobo-ereader.html My review: - Slow, glitchy, blinky ereader -...

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