The most natural reading experience

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Like print on paper, only better!

That's because Kobo Touch is fully equipped with a no-glare 6" Pearl E Ink touchscreen for a print-on-paper reading experience. Because E Ink is actually tiny particles of ink that are mixed in with each pixel on the screen, every word appears sharp and crisp just like a paper book. That's how Kobo Touch puts the focus on reading: no glare, no distractions, just a great reading experience - even in bright sunlight.

Touch, tap, read

Browse your library, look up words, change your fonts, and switch between screens quickly and intuitively with Kobo Touch's highly responsive touchscreen. Reading something with lots of pictures? Zoom in up to 200%, pan around images, or change page orientation with a tap or a swipe. Kobo Touch lets you easily create your ideal reading experience with the touch of your fingertip.

Flip pages your way

SimpleTurn makes it easy to flip pages and jump between chapters. A simple tap or swipe lets you devour your eBooks as quickly as you want. Tap right to advance, left to return, or switch to your preferred set up. You can customize your page-turn style as easily as you choose your own font level for a more personal reading experience.

A portable library

There's nothing worse than finishing a great read without something to go on to next. Luckily, with Kobo Touch, you'll never have that problem! With 2 GB of internal memory* and the option to expand up to 32 GB with a Micro SD card, Kobo Touch can store up to 30,000 of your favourite eBooks and documents, so you can keep reading as long as you want.

*1 GB available to store content (1,000 eBooks).

A battery that lasts

With Kobo Touch, you don't have to stop reading because your battery died. The Kobo Touch battery lasts up to a month a single charge** so you can keep reading as long as you like.

**Actual results may vary depending on individual use.

Connect and go

Kobo Touch comes fully equipped with built-in Wi Fi so you can connect to your Kobo account anywhere there's a Wi Fi hotspot. Don't worry about plugging your Kobo Touch into your computer: connect, sync, and even buy eBooks right from your eReader. Easy!

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Play with your fonts

Kobo Touch lets you create you own ideal reading experience, because it's fully customizable. TypeGenius lets you choose from 10 font styles and 24 font sizes, including Kobo's exclusive new font. It was expertly designed to leave more ink on the screen so words crisper and sharper than ever before.

Kobo Touch lets you adjust the text to suit your eyes for a completely comfortable reading experience. You can select your own font, and adjust the sharpness and weight of every font on your Kobo Touch, change the line spacing, margins, and page justification to create a truly customized reading experience.

Dress up your Kobo Touch

We've got great news for style-conscious readers who want to add a little extra protection to their Kobo Touch. Our colourful and protective accessories were designed to cradle your Kobo Touch in comfort and style. Plus, we've got recharging kits so you're never far from a full battery.

Click here to find the perfect accessory to fit your personal style.

Millions of eBooks are just a tap away

Searching for your next favourite read? Then you'll love the Kobo eBookstore. It's jam-packed with over 4 million eBooks and they're all accessible from your Kobo Touch with built-in Wi Fi. You're bound to love our selection of bestsellers, not-so-guilty pleasures, and the best indie reads. See what's in the shop.

Shop anywhere

Finished an eBook and looking for your next fix? Then you'll be glad to hear that Kobo Touch comes with built-in Wi Fi so you can shop on the go. Whether you're at home, at your local coffee shop, or even in a bricks-and-mortar store (we won't tell), you can connect to any hotspot and access over 4 million eBooks. That way you can start a new eBook whenever you want. Never stop reading!

Discover a more personal shopping experience

Kobo Picks makes finding the perfect read a no-brainer. Based on your actual preferences and feedback, Kobo Picks brings you fantastic personalized eBook recommendations and previews you'll love, including things you never knew existed. Need help finding something specific? Then you'll love our intuitive predictive search. It knows just what you're looking for, even before you've finished typing. Finding your next great read has never been easier!

Your eBooks, your files, your Kobo

The Kobo eBookstore has an enormous selection of great titles. But if you've already got some great open-format ePubs in your collection or just want to read your PDFs, that's okay, too! Upload them all to complete your library your way.

Check out all supported formats here.

Your eBooks move with you

Left your Kobo eReader at home? No problem! Read on your smartphone, tablet, or computer with free Kobo eReading apps. When you sync, your entire library comes with you, including all your bookmarks! Pick up right where you left off, wherever you are.

Download free eReading apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, and desktops.

Fashion meets function

Kobo Touch is stylish enough to fit into any wardrobe. Choose from one of four fashion-forward colours to match your personal style: lilac, silver, pearl, blue, or black. There's a Kobo Touch that's right for you.

Comfort in the palm of your hand

At just over 6" and 185 grams, Kobo Touch fits perfectly in your hand for comfortable reading. Plus, with its soft, quilted back, Kobo Touch is super comfortable to hold.

Perfectly portable

Kobo Touch is the perfect size to tuck in your bag and go. Since it's lightweight with storage for thousands of eBooks, you can take your entire library with you, wherever you go.

The perks of being a Kobo reader

Not satisfied with simply reading your favourite eBooks? Kobo Reading Life lets you earn awards just for reading, connect with your Facebook friends, and learn more about your reading style. Discover your prime reading times, average page turns, and so much more!

Plus, every time you reach a reading milestone, you'll earn Reading Life awards that you can share to your Facebook Timeline. You can also share your latest reads with your Facebook friends, and discover their bookshelves and reading stats. Get to know yourself a little better and connect with friends as you read.

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Kobo Touch Technical Specs

Available Colours

Lilac, blue, silver, black, and white

Wireless Connectivity

802.11b/g/n

Processor

Freescale 508 Processor

Device Size

114 mm X 165 mm (4.5 in X 6.5 in)

Device Depth

10 mm (0.4 in)

Weight

185 g (6.5 oz)

Display

6" E Ink XGA Pearl screen; 800 x 600 resolution
16-level grey scale

Storage

2 GB*

Memory Expansion

Up to 30,000 eBooks with a 32 GB Micro SD card

Connectivity

USB, Wi Fi

Battery Life

1 month**

Supported File Formats

eBooks: EPUB, PDF, and MOBI
Documents: PDF
Images: JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, and TIFF
Text: TXT, HTML, and RTF
Comic Books: CBZ and CBR

Pre-Loaded eBooks

15 free previews

Fonts

10 font styles, 24 sizes

Software

New and improved free Kobo Desktop software

Advanced Features

Library personalization, predictive search, double-tap PDF zoom in, SimpleTurn™ page turning

*1 GB available to store content (up to 1,000 eBooks).
** Actual results may vary depending on individual use.

Frequently asked questions

  1. Where can I buy a Kobo Touch?

    Anywhere you can buy a Kobo! You can order a Kobo Touch directly from select retailers, both online and in store. Need more info? Head over to the where to buy page for all the info you could possibly desire!

  2. How much does a Kobo Touch cost?

    The suggested retail price is $99.99 in Canada and the US. Of course, due to market fluctuations, exchange rates, and country-specific taxes, prices may differ in other parts of the world. Your local retailer will have details on the price you can expect to pay, so check with them or visit the where to buy page for further information.

  3. Why should I buy a Kobo Touch?

    Designed by readers for readers, Kobo Touch offers rapid page turns, an easy-to-read E Ink screen, beautiful design, portability, intuitive touch navigation, and expandable storage for up to 30,000 eBooks. It's every reader's dream!

  4. Where can I find Kobo Touch tech specs, like battery life, storage capacity, weight, size, supported file formats, etc.?

    For a complete list of tech specs, visit the Kobo Touch Tech Specs page.

  5. Where can I get Kobo Touch technical support and help?

    A great place to start is the Kobo Support portal. If you're looking for support on Kobo Touch in particular, visit the Kobo Touch Support page that includes information on Getting Started, Troubleshooting, and Video Tutorials. Finally, the Kobo Touch User Guide, Warranty, and Safety information can be found on the Kobo Support Guides page.

  6. Which languages does Kobo Touch support?

    Kobo Touch is a truly international eReader. Kobo Touch is available in English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, Italian, and Portuguese. We're going to be launching more language support shortly, so stay tuned!

  7. I find reading on screens super annoying, so why would I like Kobo Touch? What makes it better?

    Forget everything you ever thought about reading on a screen. The Kobo Touch experience has a print-on-paper feel that is as glare-free as any paper book you've ever read, but has the advantage of crisp, sharp fonts that you can adjust to suit your reading needs. Plus, Kobo Touch is great for reading outdoors: because there's no glass overlay on the screen, you never suffer from glare, no matter how bright the sun is shining. It's the reading experience you already know and love, with the added advantages of quick taps to turn pages, shopping on the go, and a long-lasting battery.

  8. What's Kobo Touch's battery life like?

    The Kobo Touch battery lasts one month on a single charge. Of course, battery life depends on your individual usage.

  9. How many eBooks can the Kobo Touch hold?

    Out of the box, Kobo Touch comes with storage capacity for up to 1,000 eBooks. Not enough for you? No problem! You can easily expand its memory with a 32 GB Micro SD card, giving you storage for up to 30,000 eBooks. If you run out of space, simply delete the eBooks off your Micro SD card. Don't worry, though! Thanks to Kobo Everywhere, your eBooks are stored safely in the cloud, so you can add them back later if you want!

  10. How do I buy eBooks? How much do they cost?

    Like any bricks-and-mortar bookstore, browsing and buying eBooks is simple. The Kobo eBookstore gives you access to over 4 million eBooks globally, including new releases, bestsellers, newspapers, and magazines! All eBooks are organized into easy to browse categories and are competitively priced with paper books. Once you've found the eBook you want, click buy and, after the payment has been processed, the eBook will be downloaded to your library where it can be accessed from your Kobo Touch and any of our free Kobo eReading apps!

  11. Can I use my existing Kobo account with my new Kobo Touch?

    Absolutely! If you are already a Kobo user, simply use your account to sign into your new device, access your library, buy new eBooks, and earn awards on Reading Life.

  12. Where can I get the Kobo Desktop app?

    Downloading is easy. Visit kobosetup.com to get the free Kobo Desktop software. The Kobo Desktop app comes in super handy for setting up your new Kobo Touch, shopping the Kobo eBookstore, reading on your computer, and managing your growing eBook library.

  13. Are there any accessories that can help protect my Kobo Touch?

    Visit kobo.com/accessories to view our full range of stylish and functional accessories to protect your Kobo Touch. We also have Kobo charging kits and clip-on lights for reading at night.

  14. When will Kobo Pulse come to Kobo Touch?

    Unfortunately, we're not currently planning to support Kobo Pulse on the Kobo Touch. But don't worry; you can enjoy great social features on your Kobo Touch, like earning and sharing your Reading Life awards and stats, and sharing your favourite passages to your Facebook Timeline and Twitter. Learn More.

  15. Where can I find out more information on Corporate Sales?

    We have a whole page dedicated to corporate sales. Click here.

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Kobo Reading Life

Read. Discover. Collect. Share.

Kobo Reading Life is an enriched reading experience designed to enhance your passion for reading and help you get more out of your books. Unique to Kobo, there’s no better way to read, discover your next great title, collect and organize your books and articles, and share what you’re reading with others.

Read your way

Personalize your reading experience with TypeGenius. Choose from 11 adjustable font styles, 24 font sizes, plus exclusive text weight and sharpness settings to create a reading experience that’s uniquely yours.

Advanced reading features give you more out of your reading experience. Explore in-text annotations to get more of the story, expand your vocabulary with the built-in dictionary, create bookmarks, and add notes. Plus, zoom in on images and text to see every detail. You can even read PDFs.

Organize your eBooks by author, title, or alphabetically — just like your very own personal bookshelf!

Your reading dashboard

Easily access an overview of all of your key reading related activities in one dynamic view from your Kobo Homepage. Check out your recent reading activity, and news articles you’ve been reading lately, get personalized recommendations for new reading, and receive special offers from Kobo.

Get more of what you love

Kobo Picks analyzes your reading activity and feedback and sends you recommendations based on your personal interests.

Get more from the story with Collections. Dive deeper with carefully curated content experiences that revolve around a theme such as an author, genre, or subject matter.

Featured Collections provide you with recommended content experiences from leading literary voices. You’ll discover amazing new titles and enrich your literary life. All Featured Collections have been lovingly assembled and reviewed by Kobo to deliver a unique experience that pushes your passion further. And if there’s something that really fires your passion, build your own Collections around it.

Read it later with Pocket

The Internet is a big place. If you find something that interests you but don’t have time to read it, save it to read later. You can even read it offline on your eReader, for an optimized reading experience.

Your stats and awards

Discover interesting facts and stats about your reading habits and track your progress. Get spontaneous awards just for reading.

Share what you're reading

The only thing better than reading something amazing, is sharing it with others. Post what you’re reading, your favourite passages, and reviews to Facebook® Timeline.