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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
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.