Customer Ratings & Reviews
Customer ratings & reviews
The best dedicated readerPosted
There are lots of readers out there, Kobo is less known than Kindle or Nook but it deserves a look. Looking at the hardware, you have Kindle, Nook and Kobo with their own branded stores as well as myriad other manufacturers. Independent comparisons consistently rank Kobo first, but all three work similarly and work well. If you do a lot of reading an e ink screen is easier on the eyes, and the backlit versions are worth the extra nickel for most people. More casual readers may be fine with running software on a tablet. I use Kobo as my dedicated reader because of the purchasing flexibility. You can buy at the Kobo store without having a Kobo reader, and you can use a Kobo reader without ever shopping at the Kobo store. Yes, if you have a Kobo reader purchases at the branded store will automatically sync with the reader just like everyone else, but Kobo also lets you download books as ePub files which can be loaded to any compatible device (pretty much anything but Kindle supports ePub). Also, the Kobo reader supports many formats and books purchased elsewhere, or borrowed from the library, can easily be loaded for reading. A note on the Kobo Bookstore, it is probably the most flexible for foreign language and international usage but the raw number of titles is significantly smaller than Amazon. It's worth browsing to make sure the selection is adequate in the types of books you read.
I would recommend this to a friend
Terrible customer service (by Kobo)Posted
Good product overall, but if you need to contact Kobo for repair, you are out of luck. Best Buy took care of us, as always. Even though the product's warranty period with Best Buy had expired. It is a no brainer: if you have a choice, go with a Kindle from Best Buy !
No, I would not recommend this to a friend