The Kobo eReader Touch is a lot like the Barnes and Noble Nook. It is much smaller than the Amazon Kindle, and does not have a physical keyboard. Instead it is touch screen, coming in at six inches in height and 0.7 inches in thickness. This makes it lighter and smaller than both the Nook and the Kindle.
The eReader has the same Pearl E Ink technology as most eReaders in the market today. It is very easy to see and read, and the print really does seem as if you are reading from an actual book. The eReader also uses very little power, meaning that it has a battery life that can last for days and a standby mode that can last for almost a month. You will definitely not have to charge up your eReader everyday.
However, speed is something that the eReader is slightly lacking in. The response time for turning pages and clicking on icons has a few seconds of delay, making it slightly annoying if you are attempting to scroll through pages or features at a quicker rate. There are also no color features, meaning that children's' books or comics cannot be displayed on the Kobo eReader Touch.
This device is more about simplicity than amazing features. It has the ability to store an enormous number of books, pdfs and other word documents. It is only $129, which is $10 cheaper than the Kindle and Nook, which means it is definitely cost effective. If you are looking for a solid, dependable eReader then this is a good option.
Need To Know: Kobo eReader Touch
1. Good display, feels as if you are reading a book. (The Good)
2. Inexpensive compared to competition. (The Good)
3. No color display features. (The Bad)
4. Response time is slow for applications and lags while turning pages. (The Bad)