Even screen lighting.
Smaller, lighter than Amazon and B&N equivalents.
Superb font controls and onscreen keyboard.
Smart Pocket integration.
Lightweight and easy to hold.
Interesting Beyond the Book feature.
Minimal flickering during page turns.
No audio features.
Pricier than competing models.
No magazines or newspapers.
Some light leakage from top of display.
By T3 on November 07, 2013
Were the Kobo Aura cheaper than its main competitor, the Kindle Paperwhite, we might be more inclined to recommend it. It does, after all, have compact, pocketable dimensions and a very easy to use backlight.60
By cnet on October 17, 2013
With its more portable design, the Kobo Aura is a worthwhile -- albeit pricier -- Kindle Paperwhite alternative for EPUB fans who don't want to be tied to Amazon's proprietary...70
By The Inquirer on October 17, 2013
JAPANESE EREADER MAKER Kobo is relentless in its push to rival the Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook, regularly adding fresh, cheaper designs and updates to its family of devices to convince the market that it is the best value for...80
By PC Pro on October 16, 2013
A conveniently compact ebook reader that does the job, but the price is slightly too...67
By DigitalVersus on October 11, 2013
The Kobo Aura is like the Kobo Glo, but better: it has a sleeker design, twice as much storage, longer battery life, a multitouch screen and the handy Pocket feature. Once again, Kobo has won us over with an all-star product and an elegant...100
By itproportal.com on October 11, 2013
The Aura is a great eBook reader. It is £20 more expensive than the Kobo Glo – which is still available to buy – but for my money it's a better designed and even more solid reader that fits slightly more comfortably in the hand. Of...90
By TrustedReviews on October 10, 2013
With the longest battery life of any eReader on the market, you can overlook the slightly higher price of the Kobo Aura. It has a great and even backlight, clear text and loads of software features that will let you enjoy your chosen book with ease. Certainly a very strong contender for your Christmas list.90
By 5FWD on September 30, 2013
Kobo's latest e-reader is a solid effort that comes close to rivalling Amazon's Kindle range, thanks to a solid high-resolution screen, excellent build quality and an evenly distributed frontlight. Throw in Pocket integration, great battery life...80
By tech.uk.msn.com on September 30, 2013
We really like the Kobo Aura. It does the core job very well and it's something of a pleasure to own. If Kobo could iron out the kinks, it'd be a stone cold, five star...80
By Expert Reviews on September 25, 2013
Has a lower resolution than the Aura HD, but it's a great value eReader and a worthy rival to the Amazon Kindle...80