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Good: Handy size. Easy to use once loaded.
Bad: Very slow. I can't download Adobe DRM epubs.
Comment: I bought this on recommendation but found that I couldn't verify the VOX with Adobe Digital Essentials so couldn't read the Adobe epub that I had bought. This means that a lot of my preferred books are out of my reach.The system is slow to start up but, when running, the screen is very readable and access to the loaded books is very easy. The Library system is also user friendly. I had problems with the internal flash drive occasionally becoming inaccessible even when the system was correctly disconnected from a desktop pc or when ejecting an external flash disk. Keeping books on and external disk meant I could reload. I also don't appear able to copy from the internal to external disks so any book downloaded directly to the VOX library would be lost in the event of an internal flash disk problem. Would I recommend it? Probably not.
Comment: Now I am totally confused and don't know what to purchase. Kobo or Amazon Kindle?
Good: The price
Bad: A bit sluggish
Comment: I often feel that the Kobo Vox is given a hard time. Straightaway, people tend to compare it to tablet PCs. If you're measuring it against an iPad or the Samsung Galaxy Tab, it's not in the same league. But to be fair to Kobo, they do go to pains to stress that it ISN'T really a tablet pc. It's a souped-up e-reader.
If you compare it to other e-readers, it's brilliant. It's affordable, it has full colour, it can browse the internet properly, it can play videos and music. It can do far more than your average e-reader can, and it doesn't cost that much more.
On top of that, Kobo have made some big improvements to the software since it's been released. A few bugfixes have made their own inbuilt reading app work more smoothly, and the addition of the Google Play market is a real boon. I'm now able to read all my Kindle books on my Kobo, and choose the best price if I'm buying a new one.
The drawback is the hardware specification - it is a bit under-powered, and can sometimes feel sluggish. It also means that some of the more popular Google Play apps, such as Facebook, won't work on it, which is a shame.
Kobo do seem to be pretty responsive to constructive criticism, though - I suspect a 2nd Gen model will be a bit more high-powered. Upgrading to a newer version of Android might also solve some sluggishness issues. If they do release a 2nd Gen model, I'd definitely consider upgrading.
Good: does what it says on the tin!
Comment: Don't be folled by bad reviews. Most reviewers of gadgets are ipad on the brain...so Kobo will never get an unbiased review.
HERE ARE THE THINGS THAT ARE GREAT ABOUT KOBO VOX.
1. Its memory can be expanded up to 32 GB by SD card.
2. It accepts other bookstore apps, like kindle and Barnes & Noble.
3. Android 2.3 is more than fast enough for games, videos etc.
4. It only needs the lightest finger touch for ease of use.
5. I have ebooks, comics, magazines and UK newspapers on it.
6. Its wi-fi can get a signal in any room in your house.
7. I have loads of good games and other apps on it.
8. Unlike Amazon Kindle or Barnes and Noble Nook, it is the only colour ereader manufactured for the UK market.
9. Doing things on it is not a chore, but a treat as it is easy to use and navigate.
10. For my money, it is 'THE BEST' colour ereader for UK, without a doubt.
PS: IT doesn't have great battery life if using wi-fi constantly, but if you uncheck wi-fi you'll get a good few hours out of it, possibly around say between four or six.
Good: Play games, browse the web, use other apps, read books, just like a mini computer! Charger is great!
Bad: Cannot access GooglePlay, despite having android 2.3
Comment: I had a Kobo Vox brought for me for Christmas, after much deliberation and searching of the Kindle and the Vox. I considered waiting for the new Kindle, but I saw that the Vox allowed me to play games from the app store, so ultimately decided to ask for this. I set it up in less than 30 minutes on Xmas morning, which is always busy and rushed. I was also able to download a number of apps and sync my library I had on my laptop already.
I found the tablet is a great object and I am able to do many different things on it. I like that I can play games, listen to music, use other apps and search the web, along with reading my books, the main use which it was brought for.
In relation to an unresponsive screen, I find that if I have only 10% battery left it occasionally becomes unresponsive.
The quilted back, I feel is a little cheap for the tablet, but is quite comfortable and I am in the process of making a cover with a padded back for it.
The only major let down is that I cannot access the GooglePlay depsite me having android 2.3. >:( Does anybody know if there is anyway I can add this 'app' that is mentioned allowing me to get it, or anyway I can get hold of TempleRun??
Overall I think the device is a really good one and I would not really consider getting a different model at the moment.
Mine cost just under £170, and I feel it is good quality for money, considering the amount I use it and how other members of my family also use it.
I would reccommend it to everyone and havent really experienced any problems with it!!
Oooh & 1 more good thing is that I can use my charger to charge my Blackberry. :D Always a good thing!
Bad: everything including price.
Comment: This sort of product really annoys me. If you can't afford a tablet don't buy a tablet, save £150 instead of buying this ****.<br />
£150 on something that is unusable? No thanks, add £30 to that amount and you got yourself an Xbox.
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