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


How do the screens stack up?

Resolution, pixel density, Screen size and anti-glare


How good is the supporting ecosystem?

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


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

Battery life and Recharge time


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Reader Rocket Score

Display, Bookstore, Performance and Reviews

Specifications Full list of technical specs


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


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


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


Cellular data None
Wi-Fi None
Bluetooth connectivity Yes

technical specs

Document support
  1. ePUB
  2. PDF


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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