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Kobo K080-Kbo-B Kobo Vox 7-Inch Vivid Color Multi-Touch Multi-Media Screen Black

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  • 7" Vivid Color Multi-Touch, Multi-Media Screen That'S Optimized For Reading Outdoors, Even In Bright Sunlight
  • User Can Experience Joy Of Reading In Color
  • User Can Surf The Web, Send Emails & More

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 7 x 2.1 inches ; 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B006LWFWRC
  • Item model number: K080-KBO-B
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,824 in Computers & Accessories (See Top 100 in Computers & Accessories)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 8, 2011

Product Description

Kobo K080-Kbo-B Kobo Vox (Black) 7" Vivid Color Multi-Touch, Multi-Media Screen That'S Optimized For Reading Outdoors, Even In Bright Sunlight

Customer Reviews

When I have saved up my pennies I will buy a true tablet, and ereader.
TheWhistler
The only downside I could see at the time was the short time that it held a charge - it needed to be charged after less than 6 hours of use.
Norma
The customer service department wanted to terminate the call after a 'sorry' but no remedy.
Lolek

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By R. Mok on January 24, 2013
Bought this Kobo Vox in a discounted price. Knowing it is not a fast runner but want something small enough to bring everywhere and cheap. It is quite a surprise to find out it is a pretty good eReader/tablet. It has an older Android OS installed but runs fine. It didn't crashed on me so far. Set up was easy and straight forward. The web browser runs very smooth and fast, so does Youtube. The good part is I can set up Google Play and install any apps that I want including Amazon MP3 player, Kindle, as well as Barnes and Noble's app. So I am not limited to use Kobo for an eReader, I can choose Amazon or Barnes and Noble too. The built-in speaker is kinda weak but I use ear phone most of the time and so it is not a problem. The screen is very good and bright and the touch screen is very responsive. All in all, I think it is a very good eReader/tablet for the price you can get now. I higher recommended.

Update: 2/7/2013
After a few weeks of using the eReader, it still running good. Also downloaded some apps from Google Play. One thing to be aware is this eReader is running Android 2.34 ( I don't believe Kobo will ever update it to a new version), so some of the latest apps are not compatible and cannot be downloaded. It's okay if you're planning to use it as an eReader, but as a tablet you should consider one with new Android firmware, like 4.xx.
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35 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Norma on February 2, 2013
I was excited to receive a Kobo Vox from my children last Christmas. The only downside I could see at the time was the short time that it held a charge - it needed to be charged after less than 6 hours of use. But I did like the features and was overall happy with my ereader. However, after using it for just a little over a year it stop charging. When I plugged it in to charge, nothing happened and it is now dead - absolutely useless! The only thing more useless is Kobo's so-called Customer Care Department. No help whatsoever! I am currently in an email vortex that is completely circular, a series of programmed, automatic responses that do nothing to help me with this problem.

I have since found that the discussion board on this product are filled with stories like mine - some with the charging issue and others with different problems but ALL with the same lack of responsive customer service. You will see peppered throughout the responses apologies from Kobo staff but I could see very little evidence of any kind of resolution. Totally dismal.

Do not invest in this product - it really is not worth the hassle. Save your money and use it to buy a more reliable reader or good old fashioned books!
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By J. D. Morris on June 14, 2013
After seeing these being cleared out for as low as fifty-five bucks I decided to blow some "toy money" to see how good (or awful) they are. And the verdict is that they are darn good if your expectations are reasonable.

These are a generation or 2 old so you should be comparing them with the Kindle Fire (which I also own) or the Nook Color (which I have played with) - and not with the latest Kindles, Nooks, Nexus or iPad. But for these clearance prices, you are getting one for a fraction of a refurb of those models.

Build quality: A little lower than the Kindle Fire or Nook Color, but still perfectly acceptable.

Speed and responsiveness: Not terribly quick, but comparable to others of its generation. Occasionally a really light tap of a button won't take and you have to do it again, but not a big deal.

Screen: Very bright and uniform. Easily as good as the competition. 1024x600 resolution - same as the Fire and Color, but some newer tablets are higher res. Perfectly good for reading and surfing.

Google Play: Yep, you can get all the apps. You can replace the launcher (home screen) to be more like a standard Android tablet. Go Launcher EX seems to be a popular choice. You can load the Kindle and Nook reading apps, if you like, or my favorite, FBReader, that lets you fine-tune margins and fonts and background color and such.

Speaker: Only one and not that great, but OK in a pinch. Headphone jack works fine but its bottom placement means a cord in your lap if you are using it as a reader while listening to music.

MicroSD Slot: Yep. A lot of tablets don't give you this easy expansion option. If you want to watch videos or listen to audiobooks, you'll be very glad to have this.
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26 of 34 people found the following review helpful By R. Scot Johns on July 30, 2012
First let me preface by saying that I own a Kindle Fire, a Nook Tablet, two iPads and a Kindle keyboard. I bought a Vox to use for formatting ePub files for an Android device, and to that end it suffices. The Kobo device reads epub files in both reflowable and fixed layout formats, although all live text features are disabled in fixed layouts, so that you cannot use the dictionary, highlighting, etc., rendering it effectively useless for my purposes.

But where the Vox fails miserably is as a reading device. It is frustratingly slow, laggy to the point of unresponsive, making it appear as though it's frozen more often than not. It takes forever to turn on, requires two or three swipes to register an input (or is so slow to respond that you're on the third swipe before it reacts to the first), and it is ridiculously large: the outer bezel is a full 3/4", making the screen look tiny by comparison to devices with the same size display.

The dictionary is useless, taking several taps to get to it and once you do the wrong word is always highlighted - usually one several paragraphs away from the one you want, so that you have to navigate its awkward cursors to find the right one, by which time you've completely forgotten where you were. I have rarely seen such a simple function so poorly executed.

And worst of all, the device freezes up on a regular basis, losing information in the process. The one feature I particularly liked about the Vox was the Reading Life widget, which keeps track of how many pages you've read and calculates statistics about your reading speed and average pages per sessions, etc. But after freezing it will display a completely new set of numbers, as if they were generated randomly, making this function utterly worthless.
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