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Kobo aura

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Overall 8
8.2

Kobo Aura review: is spending $150 on an e-reader ever worth it?

Engadget
5 September 2013
  • Summary: The Kobo Aura is the best flagship e-reader on the market. There are, however, some caveats here. First, it's still a hard sell if you're locked into Amazon, as the Paperwhite's recent tweaks have made it all the more compelling a proposition. Second, the $150 price tag makes the device decidedly not mainstream. Kobo just can't compete with Amazon's subsidized reader prices, particularly not with the Kindle's Special Offers ad model, which shaves even more off the price.
  • Pros: Great build quality for an e-reader, Best-in-class frontlighting, Integration with Pocket
  • Cons: Expensive, Touchscreen can be unresponsive
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Overall 8
8.0

Kobo Aura

cellphones.ca
31 January 2014
  • 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. According to Brian Heater of Engadget, “All told, the Aura's hardware isn't perfect, but this is easily the nicest mainstream standalone e-reader we've seen, though the $150 price tag may be a lot for all but the most devoted...
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Overall 7
6.7
Value for money 5
5.0
Features 7
6.7
Performance 7
6.7

Kobo Aura

PC Pro
16 October 2013
  • Conclusion: A conveniently compact ebook reader that does the job, but the price is slightly too high
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Overall 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0
Looks 9
9.0
Battery performance 8
8.0

Kobo Aura Review

Mobile Choice UK
27 September 2013
  • Conclusion: The Kobo Aura is an easy-to-use eReader with a great, compact screen and expandable storage
  • Pros: Light and dinky; Anti-reflective light-up touch-screen; Good online store; Expandable storage
  • Cons: Price; Top brightness kills the battery
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Overall 8
8.0

Kobo’s new mid-level Aura is as seamless an e-reader as we could want

Good Gear Guide.au
12 September 2013
  • Summary: Kobo’s $190 Aura e-reader continues the company tradition of getting out of the way of your reading. The Aura’s design is unobtrusive with some nice aesthetic cues, and the hardware is fast enough to be responsive to user input. Apart from its slightly clunky method of browsing store books, we think the Aura is a great device.
  • Pros: Great design and screen, Seamless e-reading experience, Reading Life awards are a nice extra
  • Cons: Weak Wi-Fi, Slightly clunky bookstore browsing
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Overall 7
6.7
Display 9
8.9
Portability 6
6.0

Test: Kobo Aura (EBook-Reader)

CHIP Online
21 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Fazit: Der EBook-Reader Kobo Aura mit beleuchtetem 5,9-Zoll-Display zeigt scharfe 758 x 1.024 Bildpunkte. Doch im Test entäuscht der Aura mit schwacher Akku-Laufzeit, die nur rund 13.000 Seitenwechsel zulässt. Obendrein dauert das Umblättern unnötig lang.
  • Pros: Geringes Gewicht, Kompaktes Gehäuse, Beleuchtetes Display
  • Cons: Magere Akkulaufzeiten, Langsame Seitenwechsel, Kontrastschwächen
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Overall 8
8.0

Test : Kobo Aura

PC World
11 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Misant sur l'élégance, la nouvelle liseuse Kobo élargit la gamme et tente de gommer les défauts inhérents aux écrans à encre électronique. Une réussite ?
  • Pros: Un bel objet !, Compacte et légère, Une liseuse ouverte, Plutôt réactive
  • Cons: L'éclairage perfectible, Prix de vente élevé, Encore quelques clignotements
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Overall 8
8.0

Review: Kobo Aura e-reader

tabletsmagazine.nl
26 September 2013
  • Conclusion: Als je al digitale boeken wilt lezen dan is een e-reader in mijn ogen verreweg het beste apparaat om dit te doen. En van alle e-readers is de Kobo Aura een heel aardige optie. Eigenlijk alles is meer dan gemiddeld goed aan deze e-reader. Het scherm qua resolutie maar ook qua de fijne achtergrondverlichting, en de software vanwege zijn vele functies die nooit in de weg zitten. Ook de accuduur mag geen tegenvaller genoemd worden.
  • Pros: Goed display, Mooie en comfortabele achtergrondverlichting, Integratie met Pocket
  • Cons: Redelijk prijzig, Geen fysieke knoppen, Geen ondersteuning voor audioboeken
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