Excerpt: Review Date: October 2013 – Review unit purchased from Kobo.com Overview The Kobo Aura is the latest ebook reader from Kobo. It has a 6" E Ink Pearl screen and is the little brother to the 6.8-inch Kobo Aura HD that was released earlier in the year. The Kobo Aura is a new addition to […]Read more
Conclusion: Still, if you're a heavy reader, especially one graduating from an older E Ink Nook or other ePub-compatible device, you should take a long look at the Aura—that extra $30 may be worth it for you. It's the Cadillac of E Ink readers, with the Aura HD the Rolls-Royce.
Pros: Even screen lighting, Smaller, lighter than Amazon and B&N equivalents, Superb font controls and onscreen keyboard, Supports ePub, Smart Pocket integration, MicroSD slot
Cons: No audio features, Pricier than competing models
Conclusion: Kobo's latest Aura ebook reader brings the Aura HD's technology down to a smaller device size and lower price point. It adds a few tricks of its own, but it's still not enough to switch from a Kindle.
Pros: Very lightweight. Flush screen. Beautiful edge lighting. Memory card slot. ePub support. The best font customization options in the business.
Cons: Inconsistent touch response. Visible ghosting on some page turns. Slightly weaker ebook ecosystem compared with Amazon and Barnes & Noble. A bit too expensive.
Summary: However, for $30 less, the Kindle Paperwhite offers a very similar experience with more comfortable backlighting, a cheaper and larger content selection, a free lending library and the ability to share e-books with others.
Excerpt: The Kobo Aura is a new backlit eReader from its new owner, Rakutan. With a 6-inch E Ink panel, 212-pixel per inch display, 4GB of internal storage and support for microSD cards, the reader is ready to handle your entire eBook library plus more.
Excerpt: When Kobo released the Kobo Aura HD earlier this year, its large, high-resolution screen immediately impressed. Kobo's latest eReader, the Aura, has a slightly lower resolution than its HD counterpart, and a more typical 6in display.