Reviews & hands-on

  • Tablets 4.5 out of 5

    Kobo Arc 7HD review

    By 8 November 2013

    Most of the tablets sold on the high street come bundled with a SIM and subscription these days. Not so the Kobo Arc 7HD. Championed by WHSmith, it’s Wi-Fi only, runs on the Android operating system - as championed by many smartphones and tablets out...

  • Gadgets

    Kobo Aura HD pictures and hands-on

    By 22 April 2013

    Kobo has one of the most complete ecosystems when it comes to reading. With the bookstore, apps and a choice of both E Ink readers and LCD tablets, there are plenty of ways to get reading with Kobo. The Kobo Aura HD is billed as something of an exclusive...

  • Tablets 4 out of 5

    Kobo Arc review

    By 29 January 2013

    Kobo's latest tablet looks to compete directly with the likes of the Kindle Fire HD and the Nook HD, offering a device that's centred around content. But while the Kindle leverages Amazon's online assets, and Nook those of Barnes & Noble, Kobo takes a...

  • Gadgets 2.5 out of 5

    Kobo Mini review

    By 31 December 2012

    This, the smallest e-reader on the market at around 5 inches, is gadget nirvana for book-loving commuters. The secret is in its size, which is carefully judged to fit into a handbag, a chest pocket of a shirt, or even the back pocket of a pair of jeans....

  • Gadgets 4 out of 5

    Kobo Glo review

    By 24 October 2012

    When we first saw a prototype of the 6-inch, touch-screen Kobo Glo and its built-in ComfortLight a few months back, we asked a simple question to its makers: why didn't anyone think of this idea before? As it turns out, they did – you only have to check...

  • Tablets 2.5 out of 5

    Kobo Vox review

    By 15 March 2012

    The Kobo Vox eReader is a 7-inch Android tablet looking to offer the same sort of experience as the Kindle Fire in the US. With the Kindle enjoying successes State-side, Kobo is looking to replicate that, and bring reading and wider multimedia capabilities...

  • Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: Kobo review (Android)

    By 2 January 2012

    The battleground for reading is being fiercely fought in the politest possible way. Free from the flame wars of PC or smartphone platforms, books, those of the non-printed variety, face the same challenges that digital music did. The ebook reader could...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Kobo eReader Touch Edition review

    By 25 November 2011

    The ebook reader market is a funny one, because it has been typically dominated by a couple of companies. With the Amazon Kindle and the Sony Readers being the most popular devices. The real difference between these devices is content. Amazon distribute...