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. The size of the screen, the lighting, the quality of the text, the ease of organization, it is the best of the best. I highly recommend it. It is superior to the Kindle Paperwhite.
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. You can also store your own books and organize them in collections. The interface is simple and effective while with the 1GHz proc makes the Aura HD the faster ebook reader.
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.
Summary: The higher DPI inarguably makes reading on Aura HD the closest thing to reading on paper. After using Kobo for a little while, I couldn't endure reading on kindle anymore, the text and font are unbearably pixelated. Slightly larger screen size also helps--you don't have to flip pages as often. The added weight is negligible. UI and performance are about the same.
Summary: $50 bucks cheaper at the Aura website. Why pay more, if you don't have to? I just got a Kindle HDX 6" and if that doesn't solve my urge for an E-book reader, then I will think about buying the Aura?
Great E-READER in every way that matters to most people
Jocelyn Messier, Amazon
4 December 2013
Summary: The KOBO Aura is every bit as good as the Kindle Paperwhite and it's 7 inch screen (same as a paperback) is a joy to use. First of all it's the same size as a Paperback and so will feel more familiar to the readers used to reading paperback novels. Fewer page turns is always a plus. It's really too bad that most Americans will not buy the Aura because it's just too expensive. It's too expensive because amazon sells it for the outrageously inflated price of $216.30.
Summary: The best e-reader by far. The screen is just fantastic. Makes the Kindle Paperwhite well ..... look not White at all. This is the closest to paper of any e-reader I have tried. Common problems I read about turned out not to be a problem at all. That included wasted space top bottom and sides. A few adjustments in the settings and that problem is solved. Just a tiny bit of wasted space at the bottom, but I do enjoy to have the page numbers there.
Summary: I bought the Aura HD after holding out for years because the screen quality on e-readers wasn't up to my (admittedly picky) standards (excellent contrast, little to no text pixilation and a nice, even front light). For me, it was absolutely worth it. The ease of purchasing both using the desktop client (which I've used twice) and the bookstore on the e-reader itself (used many times) is as easy as I'd hoped.