Summary: What can I say....this is perfection! I have had a lot of ereaders. Kindle Keyboard, Kindle Touch, Kindle Paperwhite 1 & 2, Nook simple touch, Sony T1, and some older readers I won't list. Plus still have the Kobo Mini and Kobo Glo. This Kobo Aura HD is by far the BEST of any of them.
Good? Yes. But not as good as what most reviewers have said.
26 February 2014
Summary: I purchased Kobo Aura HD after reading all the reviews, most of which are quite favorable. Somehow, after having used it for a few days, I feel it is not as good as most reviewers have said and does not meet my expectations. I have given it 3 stars for the following strengths and weaknesses: A.
Summary: I have several Kindles, including the DX. The Kobo is my most used one, by far, because: 1. The HD screen makes the text sharp and clear, which is very much appreciated. 2. The larger screen is more paperback book sized. 3. The glow screen makes it very nice to read in low ambient light conditions.
Summary: I bought the Kobo Aura HD a couple of months ago. This is an excellent choice for everyone looking for a high quality device. The 7inch screen -larger than the usual 6inches in other similar devices- provides a relaxing way of reading. It also comes with a backlight for those how need it.
Summary: Problem is what my wife cannot read books from Sribd which she the most likes. I bought that for her and that was a mistake - she is not using Kobo even if it looks good and reading is enjoyable, but she can't read what she wants. That is the reason why I can't recommend Kobo Aura HD.
Summary: My reason for buying the Kobo (sight unseen) was primarily for the larger screen, but I was intrigued by all the stellar reviews for it. I've had my Kobo Aura for a couple weeks now and have finally decided to keep it. I also own a Kindle Paperwhite. My observations to this point are mixed.
Summary: Good size (larger than competing products), quick page turns, outstanding battery life, nice even backlighting, good online store. Only wish I could get my Nook books on the Kobo, but that minor shortfall is due to Barnes and Noble DRM rather than any problem with Aura.