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Borders Kobo eReader Wireless Tablet Review

The lightweight Borders Kobo eReader Wireless offers a crisp eInk screen that has an ink-like feel to it.

May 23, 2011
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Conclusion

Performance

The Kobo eReader Wireless is a basic eInk display eReader, without much of the bells and whistles of other eReaders on the market. Because of this, it's light, has great battery life and is extremely simple to use.

Screen Performance

The eInk display of the Kobo eReader Wireless almost identical to that of the Amazon Kindle WiFi, which is a good thing if you're a fan of the eInk displays; they read well in a vast range of lighting conditions, and they draw very little power from the battery, meaning you'll be able to read for a long time before having to charge your tablet.

Battery Life

As explored earlier in this review, the battery life for the Kobo eReader Wireless is outstanding, in part due to its low workload. eInk displays typically don't chew through battery life as quickly as their LCD-screened brethren, but the Kobo eReader Wireless 's performance is no less notable for it.

Ereader:

The Kobo eReader Wireless works very well as an eReader indeed, as it is very lightweight, easy to read and manage your library, as well as great with battery life. If you want your eReader to do more than buy and read books, however, you're out of luck. Still, the little unit gives you everything that should be asked of an eReader, just not much else.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Apple iPad 2 Wi-fi & 3G / AT&T / 16 GB Comparison
  7. Amazon Kindle Keyboard Wi-Fi Comparison
  8. Barnes & Noble Nook Wi-Fi Comparison
  9. Conclusion
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