NOW ON ITS SECOND EDITION.
FACING UP AGAINST the e-reader competition, the Kobo Aura is un updated 6-inch unit with loads of features.
Importantly, it has a light for easy reading in the dark, as well as an anti-glare screen. The Aura uses a touchscreen, though it’s not edge to edge and the bezels can be annoying. The e-reader has a 1,024 x 768 resolution, which for the size equates to 212dpi. While a little lower than the competition, the Aura screen is still quite sharp and very easy to read.
The whole shebang is clad in plastic, but feels quite robust. Protective sleep covers are also available, to add an extra layer of protection.
The unit has 4GB of inbuilt memory (or around 3,000 ebooks), as well as Wi-Fi. Battery life is excellent, and the Aura will run weeks between charges — even with heavy use. The e-reader measures in at 15.9 x 11.3 x 0.85cm, and weighs 180 grams. The Kobo Aura is a solid e-reader, but faces stiff competition from the Kindle Paperwhite.