Product Type: Kobo Tablet PCs / eBook Readers
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Member Name: NotMyToothbrush
Advantages: Long battery life, so realistic, very good build quality, WiFi
Disadvantages: Not too responsive to gentures
Upon receiving this as a gift for my Birthday a couple of months ago I was instantly impressed. The build quality in particular was astounding. Although it is light enough to not become irritating to hold for a long time, the product is heavy enough to not feel cheap and not feel like it was about to break in my hands. Everything about its assembly seemed perfect - no part move, creak, bend etc... it is 100% solid and I love the Kobo for this.
The capacity of the Kobo is great at 2GB to store all of my books on. Each GB is worth about 1000 books according to Kobo so I doubt I will be running out of storage room any time soon.
I have the black version of this eReader even though it does come in assorted colours including white and silver too. It looks very stylish in this colour which compliments the slim and sleek design it has.
I am most astounded by how realistic the design was. When I turned it on, the display was so life-like that I thought I had left a peelable sticker on the screen with instructions on it - it is so crisp and clear from every angle!
Having WiFi built in to download books without the need of a computer is very convenient, especially with the wealth of books available for download too. You are spoilt for choice in the Kobo store!
One issue I did have with the eReader was that it is not particularly responsive to gentures - however I have found this to be an issue with most eReaders so overall is is pretty average in this aspect.
Kobo claims that the battery life is around 1 month for the average reader, I do not think it will really last this long, maybe around 3 weeks instead. However there is no doubt that you will not have to charge this up very often at all.
Summary: A must-have for any reader!
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