Kobo eReader 

Released July, 2010
  • no wireless
  • 6"
  • 800 x 600
  • 1 GB
6.2 Out of 10

Reader Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Kobo eReader

Display

How do the screens stack up?

eReader
6.4
Resolution, pixel density, Screen size and anti-glare

Bookstore

How good is the supporting ecosystem?

eReader
8.6
e-bookstore size, average NYT best sellers price, NYT's top selling titles and 4 more

Performance

How responsive and how long does the e-reader last?

eReader
5.0
Battery life and Recharge time

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

eReader
n.d.
Reviews from multiple trusted sites

6.2

Reader Rocket Score

Display, Bookstore, Performance and Reviews

eReader
6.2

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Gray shades 8
Screen resolution 800 x 600
Screen size 6"
Pixel density 166 ppi
Built-in light None
Screen type E-Ink
Touchscreen None
Flashes screen black during page turns Yes

features

Sync across multiple devices Yes
Text to speech No
Directly download library e-books to device No
Stereo speakers No
Evernote integration No
Accelerometer No
Parental controls No

storage

Expansion slot microSD (up to 32GB)
Memory 1 GB

form factor

Housing type Plastic
Size 119 x 183 x 10.2 mm
Weight 227 g
Interface D-pad
Headphone jack No

connectivity

Cellular data None
Wi-Fi None
Bluetooth connectivity Yes

technical specs

Document support
  1. ePUB
  2. PDF

bookstore

Uses an open platform Yes
Bookstore Kobo Books
EBookstore size 3.2 M book
Free content free content 1.89 M books
Customer loyalty program No
Average NYT best sellers price $9.95
Number of NYT top-selling titles offered+ 38
Reader-to-reader lending No
Cloud storage Yes
Reading apps iOS, Android, BlackBerry, PC and Mac
Additional electronic offerings newspapers, magazines and comics/graphic novels
Has retail store locations No
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