Product Type: Kobo Tablet PCs / eBook Readers
Newest Review: ... that for me, someone who has no particularly technical knowledge, or technical needs, the Kobo Vox does everything it sets out to do bril... more
Kobo Vox e-Reader 7"
Member Name: ElDiablo1988
Kobo Vox e-Reader 7"
Advantages: E Reader and Tablet
Disadvantages: Can be slow at times
I am originally one of the unconverted who preferred to be able to carry a book with me. My wife bought me this for my birthday and i was suprised at how easy it was to set up. It looks and feels great with the quilted back cover. It is not just an E Reader but acts as a sort of mini tablet as well. The price was extremely low considering the Kindle costs more and does less. Not only can it hold all your books but it is Wi-Fi enable allowing you to surf the net and check social media eg Facebook and Twitter. With the Android operating system you also have access to the Android/Google Store so you can download Apps, I even managed to download a Kindle App so i could get hold of Kindle books as well. Alas it is not all good news, I do find that it can become slow and unresponsive sometimes due to the processor struggling to keep up, however if used for its intended purpose which is an e reader it is perfect, you can use it on the go for the things i mentioned above however it does have limitations but the price far outweighs them, It is a real suprise package and enjoyable and i would now consider myself converted to E Readers. Another feature i loved was that i was able to store music on it as well. The battery life lasts about an average 6-8 hours. Overall there is not much wrong with the product and it is a good entry into the tablet/e reader market and goes a long way towards trying to capture both demographics in the one package. I would recommend this product to friends and family purely down to the fact it is affordable, looks great, and also means for those who cant afford a kindle or an Ipad they can potentially have a similar product from one device at a more affordable price, The good thing about Kobo is that once you have bought their books they can be moved onto any device whereas through amazon/kindle you need a kindle or kindle app in order to read it. The one major drawback is the processor as i mentioned earlier and if they are able to resolve this in later models then Kobo could potentially have a real heavyweight contender on their hands. I guess the real question is would i recommend it to family and friends and despite its drawbacks I have to say that i would without hesitation as it is a breath of fresh air in a market that has up till now been dominated by kindle and apple. I reckon that this offering by Kobo wont beat them but it will go a long way towards offer affordability and functionality which everyone can afford. As first efforts go there are improvements to be made but what a first effort. Thank you for reading my first review feedback is appreciated
Summary: Excellent effort by KOBO
|Ease of use:|