Originally Posted by Bertolt
I looked at the Kobo, Kindle and Sony before I bought and am very pleased with my Kobo. I like the fact that it is uncluttered with just 2 buttons - one at the top to turn it on and off and one at the bottom to return to the home page. The touch screen is great: it's responsive but not too sensitive. I bought a customized case but very rarely use it when reading - too bulky and heavy - though it's useful for travel and storage. I never use the dictionary. The only word I have not known the meaning of in the last month has been "Golem". I don't think that would be in the dictionary! I use Calibre on my laptop to convert files and it work seemlessly with the Kobo.
I made extensive use of the Kobo's dictionaries the other night while reading Beowulf, and the Kobo defined all the words I needed (like "dight").