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Kobo 6" eReader Touch Edition (N905-KBO-U) - Blue

  • Model Number: N905-KBO-U
  • WebID: 10172316
3.4
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The Kobo Touchscreen WiFi eReader makes reading a pleasure again. The 6-inch touchscreen display lets you swipe to turn pages, highlight text, look up words, and more. It has a 1GB storage capacity built right in, and WiFi connectivity makes it easy to download new titles. This Kobo eReader also features a soft quilted back for total reading comfort.

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  • The 6-inch E-Ink touchscreen display looks like a real page with no glare and is easily viewable even in direct sunlight
  • The touchscreen lets you swipe the screen to turn pages, highlight text, search for words and more
  • Open platform: read any eBook, PDF, or ePub that you already own
  • Shop and read on the go using Wi-Fi technology and choose from over 3 million (and counting!) books, newspapers and magazines from the Kobo bookstore, including 1 million free titles
  • The quilted back makes holding the Kobo comfortable while adding a stylish touch to its appearance
  • Synced Bookmark technology allows you to read your Kobo eBooks on any device that has the free Kobo eReading app, from your smartphone to your desktop computer
  • Choose from 7 adjustable font styles and 24 different font sizes so you can create the perfect reading environment
  • Borrow eBooks from your local library for free
  • Reading Life lets you go social with your reading, giving you awards for reading and allowing you to share favourite passages on Facebook
  • Download, access and read PDF documents, with the ability zoom and magnify
  • Simple, one button navigation and built-in virtual keyboard
  • Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary included
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Micro USB connectivity
  • Battery charge lasts up to 4 weeks

Manufacturer's Warranty

  • Labour - 1 Year(s)

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Display
Screen Size 6 in
Screen Resolution 600 x 800
Screen Technology E Ink
Touchscreen Yes
Colour Screen No
Backlit Display No
Front-lit Display No
Screen Rotation Support Yes
Formats
Document Formats ePub; PDF; MOBI; TXT; HTML; RTF; CBZ; CBR
Image Formats JPEG; BMP; GIF; PNG; TIFF
Audio Formats No
Video Formats No
Audio
Built-in Speaker No
Built-In Microphone No
Headphone Jack No
Connectivity
USB Connection Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Bluetooth No
Other None
Functionality
Text Highlighting Yes
Text Size Adjustment Yes
Text Search No
Text-To-Speech No
Bookmarking Yes
Built-in Dictionary Yes
Note-taking No
Clock No
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity 1 GB
Digital Storage Media Accepted microSD Card
Included Memory Card No
Power
Battery Type Rechargeable Lithium Polymer
Battery Life 1 Month
Recharging Time 6 h
USB Chargeable Yes
Battery Level Indicator Yes
Manual Yes
Software No
Protective Cover No
AC Adapter No
USB Cable Yes
Preloaded/Included eBooks 15 Bestseller Previews
Other Items No
System Requirements
Computer Compatibility PC & Mac
Hardware Requirements 512 MB RAM; 100 MB Hard Drive Space; Screen Resolution 1024 x 768
Operating System Requirements Mac OS X v10.5 Intel+; Windows XP SP3+
Physical Features
Colour Blue
Dimensions - Width 11.4 cm
Dimensions - Height 20.8 cm
Dimensions - Depth 1 cm
Weight 200 g
Warranty Labour 1 Year(s)

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Customer Reviews

3.4 / 5
Based on 31 ratings,15 Reviews
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Positive vs. Critical Reviews

Positive 61%

11 Reviews

Critical 38%

4 Reviews

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4.0
  • from Edmonton, AB
  • Jan 28, 2014

Excellent First eReader

I love this eReader. The eInk is fantastic, its light and I can take it everywhere! I read so much more now. :) If you are unsure about eReaders this is definitely the place to start.

3.0
  • from Barrie, ON
  • Jul 12, 2013

kobo 6" ereader touch

I actually returned it and bought the Kobo Aura, nicer to hold and larger screen. Also wanted the light that the Aura features.

5.0
  • from Montreal, QC
  • May 27, 2013

Light and practical

I love reading it in the metro. I can adjust the font size to make it bigger during a bumpy ride or make the font smaller when I am quietly reading in bed. The battery lasts over a month! It saves the page you are on. For me, it never froze. There is also very nice and cheap accessories for it on ebay: so don't waist your money buying expensive covers at future shop where the choice is very limited. Enjoy!

4.0
  • from Yonge & Bloor
  • May 01, 2012

Great Purchase

The touch KOBO is a great purchase. I've taken this item to the beach, it fits in your coat pocket and the battery lasts forever. Definitely a great purchase. The font adjustment and the quick page turning upgrade makes this a cheap and cheerful item for anyone that loves reading. P.S. used to think hardcovers were the only way to go - not anymore, I don't have to dust rows and rows of books and I don't have to deal with 50lb books anymore. Easy to use as well - for the price of 2 hard covers you can't go wrong!

1.0
  • from Calgry
  • Jan 17, 2012

Great, but the dealbreaker is...

I really like the Kobo and the selection available. However, my first Kobo had a standard-USB cable and this one (the one I bought for my mom)...well, turns out id has a non-standard input jack. So, she goes on vacation, runs out of charge and can charge from her friends computer, right? WRONG. Ebook reader becomes useless for lack of a proper cable. And that, is a deal-breaker and why I will never buy another Kobo until they fix this problem. Oh, and by the way, the Sony eReader has the same design flaw. So, overall, 4/5 but 1/5 for this major design flaw.

5.0
  • from Guelph, Ontario
  • Nov 13, 2011

Very Impressed

I have owned a number of e-readers, since before they became popular, including several early Sonys, a couple of Kindles, and now, my newest, the Kobo Touch. I thought nothing could rival the Amazon Kindle, but now the Kobo is, hands down, my favourite. It is a beautiful, minimalist design, and extremely lightweight, with incredibly well-designed software. The touch screen is better than my ipad, requiring only a very soft touch to turn pages and access menus. You have your choice of 7 different font styles, not just sizes (Kindle doesn't offer that), and you can even add your own fonts. 5 stars!

5.0
  • from Regina
  • Oct 23, 2011

Love it!

I cannot express how much I love my kobo. I got it over 4 months ago and have read over 30 books already. My kobo goes everywhere with me, from on the boat to my purse so it is available wheneverI have a free minute. The battery life is amazing, I charge it every couple of weeks and it takes only an hour or so to completely charge. I have downloaded several free books from Kobo but was also amazed at how easy it is to puchase books using a Chapters gift card, either from my computer or directly from the device. The majority of my reading has been library books which is another major advantage of the Kobo. I have not yet had any trouble with my Kobo but realizing that it is a portable electronic device the chance of encountering a problem down the road is probable. Happy Reading!

4.0
  • from BC
  • Oct 11, 2011

Touch Kobo

I love my touch screen Kobo! I think this is one of the best gifts I have received to date! Only issues I have are that you can't read while charging and bookmarking your page is something I haven't figured out yet (I've lost my page on a few occasions and it does take a little work to get back to the right page). The touch screen is easy to manipulate, books are easily synced and puchased, it is very lightweight, very little glare on the screen in various lighting. All in all, a very good purchase!!!

1.0
  • from Nova Scotia
  • Oct 02, 2011

Purchase

I received my blue touch Kobo eReader on 3 July 2011 from my husband for our 31st anniversary. I have put 69 books on it in 3 months. Add that to the cost of the ereader and it is quite a lot. My Kobo touch has started to burn up the corner at the back, then it was not keeping bookmarks, the battery barely lasts a day then takes hours to recharge. Now it does not sinc with my computer so I cannot download books. The letters fade and now it will not do anything. I have contacted Kobo a number of times via email and they will not respond, other than to send me an auto-reply and a number for my complaint. After paying three months ago I would think that they would stand by their products and this has certainly not been the case. Pass this product by... it's only good if you don't have any problems, because if you do, Future Shop and Kobo won't help you, and you are just hooped.

1.0
  • from Kingston NS
  • Sep 29, 2011

I would pass on this product

My Kobo touch reader was bought for me July 2011, that's three months ago. It smells when I use it, the back left corner is all brown from something burning or getting too hot. The letters on different parts of the page fade out. It will not hold a bookmark. The battery only lasts for a short period of time and has to be recharged every day. Now it won't sync with my computer anymore so I cannot load any new books. It has been on the market a short time, it is expensive to buy and the books are cheaper in the stores with discounts. I put 69 books on it which average 7 dollars apiece. That's approx 500 dollars, add that to the price of the reader of 200 with the case and lighted holder and that is not a good deal. Who reads 700 dollars worth of books in 3 months and then has to stop because the reader no longer works. Kobo will not reply to my emails and Future Shop will not help me because it has been longer than 30 days. I guess I should have gone with the expensive talk to me plan. Thought I had spent enough.

5.0
  • from Montreal
  • Sep 24, 2011

Fantastic

I got the Kobo WiFi for Mother's Day and loved it. Then heard that the touch screen version came out so I returned it and got that one. I must say it was a great buy! I love it so much, I can't put it down. Yes, sometimes, you may have to tap the screen 2 or 3 times, but all in all, it's not a problem. The new updates are great too. It's small and light and easy to hold. If you are planning to get books other than from KOBO, make sure you download Adobe Digital Editions. It will open any EPUB files for your Kobo. Then you can drag and drop them into the Kobo. Easy to do!

5.0
  • from Surrey, British Columbia
  • Sep 19, 2011

Wonderful

I've been using the Kobo Touch eReader for about three months now, and it has been great. It's my first eReader, and I purchased it on a whim after seeing in on display. It really makes reading more pleasant, particularly because I can change the font style and font size of anything I'm reading, which has surprisingly made reading much nicer for me (I don't have eyesight problems, it's just nice to have the option). As far as this particular eReader goes, I'd have to give it a 9/10. Where it exceeds is in its simplicity and form-factor: It looks nice, and it gets the job done (battery life is good, screen looks like paper and is clear and crisp). The only con I've experienced so far with this device is that I've often come back to it after a few hours, or a day or so, to find it in "standby" mode, despite the fact that I had turned it off previously. That said, the battery life doesn't seem to really drain in standby anyhow. Aside from that, I have had the device crash on me once when I attempted to turn it off, but it's never happened since (maybe it was a bug that got fixed with an update).

5.0
  • from Toronto
  • Sep 18, 2011

Good Reader

Got this reader for my wife's birthday. My wife is an avid reader, reading from 2 to 4 books a week. She used to take a long walk to the library weekly and bi weekly to exchange books. Since getting the KOBE touch e reader she no longer needs to take that long walk to the library. She is downloading her books through her laptop. She is also downloading free classics from the KOBO site. She's had the reader now for almost a month and has no complaints with its functioning at all. We updated the firmware right after registering and syncing the KOBO to her laptop. She's stopped reading paper books altogether now in favour of the KOBO. By virtue of the KOBO's lighter and thinner size relative to any paper book and its memory capacity she takes the KOBO along with her where she used to take books. The simple and fairly intuitive features of the KOBO allow her to do what she wants to do: read a book. She's had no problems with any of the touch features so far. She finds them responsive and reliable. She's read atleast a half a dozen books or more since she's had the KOBO and experienced no eye fatigue or problem with the quality of the text yet. My wife is not the most tech savvy person and my tech ability is moderate. After setting her up with the proper software for downloading ePUB books it was easy to sync and drop books into the KOBO. For anyone looking for a good e reader that's simple to use the KOBO is a good choice. As I've said my wife is an avid reader and the KOBO quickly replaced paper books as her first choice to read from.

5.0
  • from Calgary
  • Sep 12, 2011

Really great

I'm using it for more than 3 month and really love it. I had kobo wifi before, it was good, but kobo touch is really great: light, fast, lots of features, such as dictionary, highlights, virtual keyboard, sudoku, you can even go online (not just to Internet kobo store) Important thing it's getting better with each software update. The only thing I could recommend them to add is search function, but it's not that important. One more thing- kobo book store has good selection in Canada

1.0
  • from Victoria
  • Jul 24, 2011

Fail

Really disappointing. The idea to use the touch screen to "page" is a very bad one, the touch screen just is not up to it. Within a couple weeks the paging got worse and worse. After it took 8 tries to go to the next page I gave up, put it back in the box and returned it. Other than it not working it was great.

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