Kobo Touch Features and Review
Kobo is known as one of the most affordable e-reader brands since it officially launched as a strong competitor against the high-priced Amazon Kindle. With its latest creation, Kobo dropped its keyboard while giving the updated e-reader a slimmer, smaller profile. Also, the Kobe Touch e-reader is available in four stylish colors, two more than before. Light and manageable weighing in at just 6.5 ounces, it’s approximately the same weight as a long book, but very comfortable to hold for long reading periods.
Interface and User-Friendly
Even though Kobo chose to forego the trendy color LCD panel, they did not choose to completely ignore the latest e-reading developments. Today, several competing devices have chosen to drop their physical mainstream QWERTY keywords over more innovative touchscreen solutions that enable the devices to reduce in size while enhancing in capabilities, including the Kobo Touch e-reader. The e-reader ships without a physical keyboard, but rather integrates a touch-capacitive screen using an on-screen contextual keyboard. This makes the Kobo Touch more lightweight and smaller with less buttons, and the preferred device for people who want smaller devices over larger ones.
Take a look at the key features and specs:
- 2GB storage onboard
- Touchscreen with responsive (Neonode) zForce infrared technology, referred to as ‘Real Touch’
- Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n/) wireless connectivity
- 7.05 ounces in weight
- Dimensions: 6.5 x 4.5 x 0.39 inches
- 6 inch e-ink Pearl screen (same as Nook and Kindle e-ink)
- Two fonts that allow you to choose from over 15 different font sizes
- Freescale processor – i. MX508
- Multiple available languages, including English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, German, and French
- Supports PDF, EPUB, and Adobe DRM, which is e-book library lending
- Battery charge lasts as long as 2 weeks, lasts even longer when the wireless feature is turned off
- MicroSD card expansion slot (able to add a 32GB card)
The Kobo Touch e-reader is very similar to other high-priced e-readers in both form and function, such as the Amazon Kindle. Just like Amazon and Barnes & Noble, Kobo Touch does offer a number of apps for iOS, including iPad and iPhone, in addition to BlackBerry phones, Android (tablet and phone), and WebOS. As a result, you can easily sync your Kobo Touch library with any of the aforementioned devices and access the desired content on there as well. Therefore, you’re never forced into just using Kobo hardware in order to read your books. Also, the Kobo Touch is incredibly light and accessible so you can take it virtually everywhere you go.