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Kobo Aura HD Digital Text Reader

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  • Weight: 0.960 lbs
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Product Description

ePub, PDF, MOBI, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBZ, CBR - JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIF - 6.8" Display - 4 GB Flash

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Technical Details
Brand NameKobo
Item Weight8.5 ounces
Product Dimensions0.5 x 5 x 6.9 inches
Item model numberN204-KBO-B
Connectivity TechnologyWi Fi, Micro SD card, Micro USB
Wireless Comm Standard802.11B, 802.11G, 802.11n
Number of Items1
  
Additional Information
ASINB00CFV45KS
Best Sellers Rank #61,690 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight15.5 ounces
Date First AvailableApril 26, 2013
  
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64 of 66 people found the following review helpful By Marco Habermas on August 23, 2013
I had a few issues with the Kindle Paperwhite that this device really solves.

1. The resolution the on paperwhite just isn't wonderful. Many of the letter options are pixelated, which can be annoying for people who read a lot. I've been waiting for a "retina display" e-reader, and this is it. The fonts are very crisp and comparable to the printed page.

2. The lighting on the Kindle Paperwhite is uneven and distracting. The lighting on the Aura HD is smooth all across. ALSO, with the Aura HD you can toggle the light on and off. On the Kindle, even the lowest setting emits backlight, which is annoying when you don't need it as it just wastes battery (even if just a little).

3. (While this is more personal preference) I like the screen size a lot more. It's larger, but not giant. The Kindle Paperwhite always seemed a bit cramped.

There are other nice features on the Aura like extra fonts, margin size control, and line spacing control. All helpful. I also like how you can register your account with an independent bookstore and they get a small kickback from your purchases. I appreciate small bookstores so I appreciate this feature.

The cost is higher than the add-free Kindle paperwhite, which isn't nothing, but $30 more for a higher-end e-reader doesn't seem crazy. Books also tend to be a little more expensive.
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43 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Jeff on May 25, 2013
Comparing this to the Kindle Paperwhite is a pretty even match. I must say that the resolution on the Aura HD is beautiful. While you do have to really look to see the difference, once you see them side by side you can see how much nicer the Aura HD really is. The Aura does have a slightly dull contrast compared to the Paperwhite as it is still using the e-ink pearl screen. Page turns are pretty much completed at the same time. I do like the slightly larger screen of the Aura HD, I think if the next Kindle has a 7" screen option it would be a hit. To my eyes it's just right, and sometimes looking back at the Kindle, it seems a bit too small. That's just my own preference at the moment. One thing I don't care for is the back of the Aura HD. The design is nice, in that it is sort of fitting to your hands when you hold it. However, its a sleek plastic that is close to impossible to hold with one hand and on more than one occasion had is almost slip out of both of my hands if you dare loosen up your grip even just a little.

Should you buy it? If your an Amazon customer, no. Regardless, this is a limited edition device. Rumor is this was supposed to be the new Nook device B&N was supposed to come out with. Which was why Kobo grabbed it and rushed it out. I think if your thinking of getting a new device you should wait until both Kobo and Amazon come out with new devices this fall. This has upped Kobo's game by a lot. Amazon needs to and I think will respond with an even better device come the fall, unless Kobo can improve even more on this one. If your a fan of Kobo and have their touch or older model, the Aura is a huge upgrade and while the price is high it's worth it in my book. While it's not perfect this has set the bar for which Kindle will have to beat and I look forward to what Amazon will introduce later this year.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By John Petersen on November 1, 2013
The best e-reader by far. The screen is just fantastic. Makes the Kindle Paperwhite well ..... look not White at all. This is the closest to paper of any e-reader I have tried. Common problems I read about turned out not to be a problem at all.

That included wasted space top bottom and sides. A few adjustments in the settings and that problem is solved. Just a tiny bit of wasted space at the bottom, but I do enjoy to have the page numbers there.

The back of the reader and the offset crease. I think the idea is good, but a rougher finish would have been more effective. I prefer the back of the Paperwhite, but once I start reading I forget about it. It is in no way uncomfortable.

Inability to buy books off Amazon. I buy a lot of books off Amazon and I manage my purchases using Calibre. Easy to convert to E-pub and Calibre does a good job of optimising books for your particular e-reader. I optimise all my books for the e-reader I am using.

Size, well having the slightly bigger size is great. Yes, it no longer fits in my pocket, but I much prefer not so quickly having to turn to the next page and for me the size is a perfect and much closer to the size of a normal paperback. I like to keep mine in the optional case to protect the screen anyway.

The last big complaint is cost. I can only say in my opinion that it is worth the extra money. The crispness of the black lettering on the white background is simple superb. It you read on a regular basis it is well worth it. You are already saving quite a bit of money by buying e-books over paper books. i worked out that I need to read 25 books to pay for my e-reader at a savings of about $8.00 per book. That is vs 22 books for the Kindle Paperwhite.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A. Doane on April 8, 2014
Upon first trying this eReader, I had two complaints. Both I was able to fix with some tweaking.

1.) Page number displayed at the bottom of every page takes up a huge amount of space. This was solved with Kobo Patcher 3.0 (google for this). Because my side-loaded ePubs never had the title in the top margin, the text now takes up the entire screen, with small margins on the left and right. This takes full advantage of the large (6.8") screen.

2.) Bottom margin (above the page number) was different on every page.
In Calibre (free, google for it), I converted my retail ePubs to ePub with the following settings: In "Look and Feel," added "body {orphans: 0; widows: 0}" to "Extra CSS" and checked "Remove Spacing Between Paragraphs," setting the "Indent Size" to 1.2em (personal preference, play with this); in "Page Setup" chose "Tablet" for "Output Profile." Added high quality cover and everything turned out fine. There are more tweaks in the Kobo Patcher, but I have not found them necessary.

Overall, beautiful e-reader. Perfect size, feels like a real book in this regard. Fast, easy to read, good light, long battery. You can download books from your Dropbox account using the experimental browser, though it's quite clunky. I prefer to leave the WiFi off. Don't have much use for the "Achievements" or the games in the Extras menu.
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