Summary: The Kobo Aura HD is an open and social eBook reader, but much of its gamification features are wasted on book lovers. The large screen and bulky body make it worse for portability, but we love the clear resolution and the front-lit screen. The Aura HD is a good eReader for young readers who would benefit from the badges and social functions, but we are disappointed by its hefty weight and price.
Pros: At 6.8 inches, the Kobo Aura HD's e-ink screen is among the largest available.
Cons: The device is thicker than most other eReaders.
Conclusion: The Kobo Aura HD is by far one of the best ereaders we have used. Text is generally clean without pixilation and appears sharp and clean both in standard and backlit modes, making it pleasing to read.
Pros: High quality E Ink display, ergonomically and aesthetically pleasing design, broad file types and image types support, fastest Kobo ereader yet.
Cons: Still not as responsive as we'd like, touch commands can be sluggish at times., Could be less expensive.
Excerpt: The new Kobo Aura HD reader is positioned as a premium e-ink reader. The manufacturer goes so far as calling it the Porsche of e-ink readers. According to the reviewers, this claim is largely met. Rather than attempting to undercut Amazon on price, Kobo chose to provide deluxe features. The display is a large 6.8" screen and it features a 265 dpi display. At 1440 x 1080, it is the classic aspect ratio of 4:3.
Excerpt: Seule liseuse haut de gamme du marché et spécifiquement destinée aux lecteurs avertis, selon son constructeur, la Kobo Aura HD cherche à bousculer l’ordre établi et à prendre de l’avance sur le géant Amazon grâce à son écran haute définition. Un défi insurmontable ? Pas si sûr !
Pros: Définition hallucinante, Sensation de légèreté, Excellente prise en main, Reading Life, Ouverture aux ePub, Statistiques de lecture, Adapté aux gauchers
Cons: Prix élevé, Eclairage peu naturel, Clavier virtuel bancal, Navigateur Web