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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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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