If you can get past the clunky design, the Kobo Arc 10 HD offers a unique tablet experience for avid readers.
With its more portable design, the Kobo Aura is a worthwhile -- albeit pricier -- Kindle Paperwhite alternative for EPUB fans who don't want to be tied to Amazon's proprietary ecosystem.
The affordable Kobo Mini is a likable touch-screen e-ink e-reader that's too small for some and not quite small enough for others.
The Kobo Glo is an excellent Kindle alternative, especially for readers seeking EPUB compatibility and international options.
Though the Kobo eReader Touch Edition doesn't quite measure up to the Nook Touch or the Kindle, it's a respectable and affordable touch-screen e-reader with a lot of pluses.
For sheer typing responsiveness, the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad Air is still a pro. But, even with its new tilt-angle design, it's no longer quite as unique as it used to be.
You can't beat the price of Anker's thin keyboard for the iPad Air, but serious typists should invest in a better option.
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If you want a sturdy, easy-to-use keyboard accessory that looks nearly as good as the iPad itself, the Belkin Qode Thin Type is one of the best.
Kobo has a range of new tablets including a 10-inch model with a super high-resolution screen and the latest Nvidia Tegra 4 processor.
Before Christmas, Kobo will be launching the second e-reader in its Aura line, as well as three new Arc tablets in different sizes.