Kobo now has a touch screen version of their eReader called the Kobo eReader Touch. It is very similar the Nook Touch, but has no hardware buttons, and is a little narrower. The key specs are:
- 6″ Pearl high contrast E Ink display
- Infrared touch screen
- 2 GB of storage
- Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
- SD Card slot (up to 32 GB)
- Supports EPUB, PDF, MOBI, JPEG, GIF, PNG,BMP, TIFF, TXT, HTML, RTF as well as the comic book formats CBZ and CBR.
- 7 Fonts in 17 sizes
The design looks nice, it is a little more compact than the Nook touch, and comes in 4 colors. It also has some social media features built in, and can sync bookmarks across multiple devices. I am a long-time Sony Reader fan, but am running out of patience for a Wi-Fi eReader that isn’t huge and expensive. This is another attractive alternative. List price is $129.99
Matt Miller gives a nice comparison over on ZDNet with a 14 minute video demo.
Support The Gadgeteer: The Gadgeteer’s main sources of revenue are advertising and affiliate links in articles like this one. Even though we may receive compensation, we always give our honest opinions about our experiences with each product.