Kobo Aura 

Expected September, 2013
  • 6"
  • 1024 x 758
  • 4 GB
6.3 Out of 10

The navigation and design are both simple, while the matte casing is sleek and feels nice to the touch.
by Samantha-Murphy-Kelly (Aug, 2013)
First, the touchscreen Aura is remarkably thin — measuring in at just 8.1 mm and 6.1 ounces — and fits right in the palm of your hand.
by Samantha-Murphy-Kelly (Aug, 2013)

Reader Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Kobo Aura

Display

How do the screens stack up?

Kobo Aura
5.5
Kobo Glo
5.5
Aura HD
7.0
Resolution, pixel density and Screen size

Bookstore

How good is the supporting ecosystem?

Kobo Aura
8.6
Kobo Glo
8.6
Aura HD
8.6
e-bookstore size, average NYT best sellers price, NYT's top selling titles and 4 more

Performance

How responsive and how long does the e-reader last?

Kobo Aura
5.5
Kobo Glo
10.0
Aura HD
5.1
Battery life

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Kobo Aura
n.d.
Kobo Glo
7.6
Aura HD
n.d.
Reviews from mashable.com, goodereader.com and engadget.com

6.3

Reader Rocket Score

Display, Bookstore, Performance and Reviews

Kobo Aura
6.3
Kobo Glo
7.6
Aura HD
6.8

In The News From around the web

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Review of the New Kobo Aura

by Michael Kozlowski |
goodereader.com
This is optimal for people living in Japan and Asia, where the character layout is right to left and page turns are left to right.
The Kobo Glow had a black area on the bottom of the screen, and when you initiated the scroll bar to find the illumination levels, the black bar would often show artifacts or ghosting from images.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Screen resolution 1024 x 758
Screen size 6"
Pixel density 212 ppi
Built-in light ComfortLight
Screen type E-Ink
Touchscreen Capacitive
Flashes screen black during page turns Yes

features

Sync across multiple devices Yes
Note taking Yes
Text to speech No
Web browser Yes
Stereo speakers No

storage

Expansion slot microSD 32GB
Memory 4 GB

form factor

Size 114 x 150 x 8.1 mm
Weight 174 g
Interface touchscreen
Headphone jack No

connectivity

Input/Output port micro-USB
Cellular data None
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth connectivity No

technical specs

RAM 1,024 MB
Processor 1,000 MHz

bookstore

Uses an open platform Yes
Bookstore Kobo Books
EBookstore size 3.2 M book
Free content free content 1.89 M books
Customer loyalty program No
Average NYT best sellers price $9.95
Number of NYT top-selling titles offered+ 38
Reader-to-reader lending No
Cloud storage Yes
Reading apps iOS, Android, BlackBerry, PC, Mac
Additional electronic offerings newspapers, magazines and comics/graphic novels
Has retail store locations No
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