Kobo Aura

TechLife Australia - - BARGAIN HUNTER -


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.

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