Large, sharp E Ink display.
Angled back is comfortable to hold.
Fast page turns.
Soothing edge lighting for dark rooms.
Excellent font customization options.
Informative current progress display.
Plenty of storage plus a memory card slot.
High-resolution display translates to smallish navigational text.
Hefty and larger than competing e-readers.
Larger display levies major price premium.
Thicker and heavier than competing readers.
Hard plastic housing feels a little flimsy.
Inconsistent touch response on occasion.
By PC Authority on July 15, 2013
No manufacturer of ebook readers has come closer to matching Amazon with the quality of its devices than Kobo, and it aims to snatch the lead with its latest model, the Aura HD. It's marketed as the Porsche of ebook readers, and at first glance it...83
By PCAdvisor on July 08, 2013
Although rather plasticky just like the Amazon Kindle, the Aura HD felt to us like a better quality product – even with all the snags and problems we experienced getting our own books onto it. In the end comfort of reading is what e-readers are also all about, and this device can provide just that.80
By Expert Reviews on June 14, 2013
It has a market-leading screen, but the Aura HD isn’t perfect and the Kindle is cheaper...80
By GadgetSpeak on June 13, 2013
A last minute invitation saw me attending the launch event for Kobo’s latest eReader device....76
By GadgetSpeak on June 03, 2013
A somewhat different book reader in that the shape of this near 7inch offering is more like a book with the bulge in the middle makes it easier to hold. It also has a backlight when lack of daylight means you need...84
By DigitalVersus on May 30, 2013
The Kobo Aura HD is a breakthrough in readability. The light lights the screen consistently across the display, and it isn't overkill. The only real snag is that while the bigger-than-usual screen makes reading easier on the eyes, it may scare away...100
By Digital Trends on May 29, 2013
The Kobo Aura HD's high-resolution screen improves the reading experience by making fonts crisp and clear at any size. Unfortunately, the Nook and Kindle E Ink readers already do a pretty good job of this and the Aura's display doesn't...70
By The Inquirer on May 20, 2013
TOUTED AS the highest resolution ereader on the market, the Kobo Aura HD features a 6.8in backlit screen with a 1440x1080 resolution display for sharper text and images compared to its...90
By Computer Shopper on May 07, 2013
The Aura HD, with a large, sharp monochrome display, is a premium-priced e-reader pick for bookworms who don't care about tablet/app functionality and appreciate ePub compatibility....70
By itproportal.com on May 01, 2013
The Kobo Aura HD has the best screen of any eBook reader on the market, and there is something reassuringly expensive about its overall design and feel. Kobo's software looks great and you can't complain about a lack of features. With several...70