Kobo has just quietly unveiled a brand new e-reader that is designed for people on a budget. The Kobo Touch 2.0 is now officially listed on the Chapters/Indigo bookstore website for $89.99. Likely, this e-reader will make a great back to school gift or for the upcoming holiday season.
Nothing much is known about the new Kobo Touch 2.0, it is very likely that Chapters posted the details before Kobo was ready to make a formal announcement. What we do know is that it has an older e-ink Pearl HD screen and it is not illuminated, so you won’t be able to read in the dark.
I think Kobo primarily designed the Touch 2.0 to heavily compete against the basic model of the Kindle. If you look at the price difference the Touch 2.0 costs $61 in the US, while the Kindle has a price tag of $79 US.
Stay tuned to Good e-Reader for an upcoming review and full product specs. In the meantime, if you live outside of the Canada you can have your Kobo Touch 2.0 shipped out in 24 hours from Shop e-Readers.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.