- Roberto Baldwin , Wired
Kobo's newest e-reader commands a premium price, and it provides a reading environment that's superior in every way.
The new Kobo Aura HD reader is positioned as a premium e-ink reader. The manufacturer goes so far as calling it the Porsche of e-ink readers. According to the reviewers, this claim is largely met.
Rather than attempting to undercut Amazon on price, Kobo chose to provide deluxe features. The display is a large 6.8" screen and it features a 265 dpi display. At 1440 x 1080, it is the classic aspect ratio of 4:3. Before buying, check out the pricing and availability of books that you like. Some reviewers commented that Kobo's store has higher prices and a smaller selection than Amazon's selection.
The Good: Larger size, high resolution display; ergonomic details and build quality; supports EPUB format and Adobe DRM.
The Bad: More expensive than Kindle's e-ink readers; e-ink is not competitive with a tablet display and it is not good as a general purpose web browser; Kobo's store may not have some titles that you want.
Reviews (8.5/10 Avg. rating)
One of the best eReaders in the business
An ebook-reader with integrated front light and high-resolution screen
High-resolution screen and superior reading light elevate the e-reading experience
High quality E Ink display, ergonomically and aesthetically pleasing design
The Kobo Aura HD is by far one of the best ereaders we have used. Text is generally clean without pixilation and appears sharp and clean both in standard and backlit modes, making it pleasing to read.
Kobo's claims that page turns are 20 percent faster on the Aura HD do seem correct, as swiping from left to right on the screen delivers the next page of an ebook almost instantly. However, if you're expecting the speed or performance of an Android tablet then guess again, because, as with most ereaders on the market, touch commands can still be frustratingly less responsive than we... Full review
A “luxury” e-reader that’s not worth the price
Excellent, with room to kvetch
Kobo's most luxurious ebook reader yet
Darn, there are no reviews yet for this phone.
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