The Kobo Touch e-Reader is the third generation e-reader made by Kobo Inc. Like other ebook readers on the market, the Kobo Touch uses an E Ink Pearl screen display which is what gives it the paper like look to it and it’s better on the eyes. They cost from $99.99 to $129.99 and you can buy them at many retail stores like Walmart and Bestbuy.
Design of the Kobo Touch
The screen size of the Touch is about 6 inches. It has a 800 by 600 e-ink display. It weighs less than a pound, has a shallow bezel, and compared to other ebook readers, it’s the lightest e-reader out there. It has Wi-Fi capability. It comes in four different colors: Blue, Lilac, Silver, and Black. Its storage capacity is up to 2GB.
Available Content for this E-Reader
The Kobo Store has approximately 500,000 paid for books and over a million free books. You can also visit your local library and borrow books. The Kobo reads most common and popular ebook formats like EPUB, PDF, MOBI, etc. It also has a variety of magazines and newspapers that you can subscribe to.
Ease of Use of the Kobo Touch
The Kobo Touch is very simple to use and as the Touch name suggests, you navigate the menus by tapping and touching. On the home screen you can tap and navigate to options like Library, Store, and Reading Life. To turn the pages of a book you either swipe or tap. You can highlight text, bookmark a page, use the virtual keyboard, and look up the dictionary. The home button takes you back to the home screen.
Battery Life of this E-Reader
According to the Kobo Touch website, the battery can last up to 1 month depending on the use of course. Some other features that the Kobo has is the ability to import books from other open standard book stores. It has its own free reading application that you can install on a iPhone, iPad, Mac, or PC.