Kobo Aura HD

  • Kobo Aura HD
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Based on 34 scores, 50 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    8
  • Good:
    19
  • Average:
    7
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Large, sharp E Ink display.
  • Angled back is comfortable to hold.
  • Bright-white illumination.

Cons:

  • High-resolution display translates to smallish navigational text.
  • Hefty and larger than competing e-readers.

Expert reviews and ratings

By gizmag.com on -

A few months ago, we sat down to compare the top e-readers released in the past year and find out which would work best for our avid readers out there. Naturally, the latest Kindles and Nooks scored high marks, but surprisingly the one device that stood...

By Engadget on 83

This reader's got solid specs, but price and size constraints will likely hamper wide...

By tech.uk.msn.com on 80

A premium price ereader but it beats the Kindle on build quality, usability and battery life and has a better screen too. The only question is will you pay £139 when a standard Kindle is...

By Know Your Mobile on 100

The Kobo Aura HD is the best eReader on the market. It's got the best display by far, and also the best ergonomic design. However, for this design and, particularly, its display, you are paying a premium. The Kobo Aura HD retails for £139.99. It is...

By GadgetSpeak on 72

Back in April of this year, Kobo raised the bar on screen quality with the release of its Kobo Aura HD product. This model featured a 6.8-inch WXGA+ Pearl E Ink touch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 1080. Now Kobo has produced another model in the...

By uk.hardware.info on -

Kobo is investing a lot in its new e-readers, and we recently took a closer look at the Aura HD and the new Aura. Which one is the ultimate e-reader is difficult to say. What you can be sure about is that either one will make you very happy....

By makeuseof.com on -

The Kindle Paperwhite , which we reviewed a couple of months ago, is a great way to keep reading when the lights are off. But is it the only way? Despite Amazon's dominance of the eReader market, some competitors manage to keep their heads above water,...

By PC Authority on 83

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 looks...

By PCAdvisor on 80

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.

By PC Advisor on 80

The Kobo family has been joined by Aura HD – an eReader with integrated front light and high-resolution screen. The Japanese company's new top ebook reader can now pitch against the competing Amazon Kindle Paperwhite . Take a look at our review of the...

By micromart.co.uk on 80

With a resolution of 1440x1080 pixels, Kobo's latest ebook product promises to take users to a new level of digital reading pleasure. The Aura HD - which is available in a choice of Ivory, Expresso or Onyx - features a 6.8" WXGA+ Pearl E-Ink touch-screen...

By Expert Reviews on 80

It has a market-leading screen, but the Aura HD isn’t perfect and the Kindle is cheaper...

By GadgetSpeak on 76

A last minute invitation saw me attending the launch event for Kobo’s latest eReader device....

By GadgetSpeak on 84

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...

By DigitalVersus on 100

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...

By Digital Trends on 70

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 surpass them by...

By fatducktech.com on -

Kobo's latest eReader promises a touch of luxury in a market awash with budget alternatives. It's a nice enough product, but I'm not convinced that the pricing is exactly right.The Aura HD is another e-ink reader in Kobo's arsenal; this includes models...

By The Inquirer on 90

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...

By Computer Shopper on 70

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....

By Wired on 80

Yet, Kobo lives on — not just surviving, but thriving. The Japanese company's success in the e-reader market can be pinned equally on its strong international presence and its willingness to create a product specifically tuned to the wants and needs of...