this Aura Reader arrived in like new condition and works as described
Recliner Reader "Sandy", Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: With electronics, there's always a chance that used may be compromised. Buying through Amazon makes it worth the risk, as they stand behind the purchase. Given that, this Aura Reader arrived in like new condition and works as described. I love it, love it, love it. It's my third reader. I have a keyboard Kindle, a Sony Touch and now this. Some reviewers don't like the lower contrast of the dark gray etext.
Summary: Best e-reader I've tried. So easy to use that I didn't need to look at the onboard owner's guide. The screen is extra sensitive so that it can jump back a page if too much pressure is used when swiping the screen to turn the page -- but after an hour or so, it's easy to adjust to this, making for smoother operation and reading than with some other e-readers. Haven't had any screen freeze trouble.. The back light is more than adequate for reading in the dark.
Summary: This is a beautiful thin light weight e-reader. the light is perfect. the one reason i am giving the Kobo Aura a 4 star review is that the wave form screen technology which allows it to refresh the screen only once every chapter has the down side of lessening the contrast. the background is greyer than my kobo mini or the glo or the kindle PW2 and the letters are more of a dark grey than the nice black you see on the Kobo mini.
it showed artifacts on screen and misaligned lettering
2 May 2014
Summary: It's disappointing when you think you're making a nice present for someone and then turns out that you got a bad unit. Although this item was a dud, the return process was fairly smooth and people I communicated with through email were courteous.
Summary: The Kobo has many features that I like and find helpful. I love the light for those times when it is needed. The size is good. Every now and then I will be reading and the unit will go into sleep mode for no apparent reason. It does revert to the text in a minute or so, but it can be annoying.
Summary: I didn't thought I would like it so much. I like its size, weight and I really enjoy the experience of reading. It's my first e-reader and I it was not hard to habituate with its technology, actually I think I prefer read an ebook than read a paper book. I'm very glad I can read all my pdf archives and carry them wherever I go. Yet kobo aura is a bit slow to turn on and to change the page, I mean the processor don't react instantly.
Buy a Kobo Aura (not HD, just plain Aura), but don't buy it here
David Sims, Amazon
29 December 2013
Summary: I bought a Kobo Aura for $122 elsewhere. The price here on Amazon is too high. Although both Kobo Aura and Kindle Paperwhite are very good eReaders, there are reasons for why someone might prefer the Kobo Aura. 1. Aura's CPU runs at 1 GHz. Paperwhite runs only at 800 MHz. 2. Aura has 4 Gb of RAM. Paperwhite has only 2 Gb of RAM. 3. Aura has 4 Gb of disk space. Paperwhite has only 2 Gb of disk space. 4. Aura needs page refresh less often than Paperwhite does. 5.
Summary: Overall a very good product. Contrary to what the others indicated, the screen illumination is of a lesser quality compared to Kindle Paperwhite 1st generation (the LEDs on top are visible and create a brighter line, on the bottom one can see a dark line and all of this is quite irritating).