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Best gadgets of 2012: Kobo Touch eReader

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Partnering with high street giant WHSmith, the Kobo Touch eReader is giving the Kindle a run for its money.

Wired calls it “The most natural e-ink reader we’ve ever used”. 

And yes, it looks better and has a nicer user interface than the Kindle.

For starters, you can change both the font and its size on the Kobo Touch. The touchscreen lets you turn the pages with your finger and it has a decent library of more than 2.5 million eBooks, newspapers and magazines (which are about the same price as Amazon).

The lightweight device (it weighs in at 185g) comes in a range of colours – lilac, silver, blue and black – with a quilted back that makes the Touch feel like a fashionable accessory. 

Other than the fact it boots up from sleep very slowly, this eReader gets our nod of approval.

Price: £109.99 

Retailer: WHSmith

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