Kobo Aura eReader - black
I really like this erader, got it on sale for $109.99 which bumps up its value for money. I especially use it for epub files which is why I chose it over the Kindle. The bezel is quit thin so compared to my first Kobo reader, the screen 'looks' smaller but it is the same size. he light is particularly bright and very handy to have.
August 25, 2014
Excellent value for the money when on sale +coupon
Got this on sale + 25$ coupon - can't go wrong.
Fairly small form factor (maybe too small for someone with large hands) and edge to edge screen are pluses over the Glo.
- cheap frontlight reader
- small and light
- 4GB internal storage, 99% users will never fill that
- versatile if modded as per mobilereader.com forums (adding 2 more readers + games)
- long battery life
- the frontlight is not quite uniform (at least on my Aura) as the lower half is a bit brighter and I can see the light sources
- Kobo's ecosystem is restrictive and forces the suer to have an account and to be logged in at all times - all settings are lost upon log out
- the SQL database is prone to corruption and takes forever to rebuild when sideloading books
May 9, 2014
Great new design
Just picked one up. Love the edge to edge glass. Also the pinch to zoom on an eink device? great feature for PDFs.
October 22, 2013
Good uploading feature
I purchased the Kobo eReader to replace another type of eReader that I was not satisfied with. It was easy to download the software for this eReader and purchasing books on line is a simple process. They are automatically loaded into the Kobo as you purchase them. The books that I had previously purchased for my other eReader were also available for unloading into my Kobo. The backlight feature, which has two levels of illumination activated by a push button at the top of the devise, allows me to read the books in low/ no light areas. The programming informs you of how much of each book you've read to date. The only downside is that I have to rest my eyes more often as the small screen seems to increase eye strain while reading. A larger screen with corresponding larger print would be better for reading for extended periods of time.
May 20, 2014