Rakuten Kobo Aura One Limited Edi­tion: Keep­ing up with the Kin­dles isn’t easy

What was once a po­ten­tial Kin­dle-killer is now play­ing catch-up.

PCWorld (USA) - - Reviews - BY SÉA­MUS BEL­LAMY

Rakuten Kobo’s lat­est e-reader, the Kobo Aura One Limited Edi­tion, looks iden­ti­cal to the year-old Kobo Aura One. But with 32GB of stor­age and a few new software tricks up its sleeve, it’s de­signed to go blow­for-blow with Ama­zon’s out­stand­ing 2017 Kin­dle Oa­sis ( go.pc­world.com/knos). While it isn’t quite up to the task, it still has a lot to of­fer cer­tain read­ers.


The Kobo Aura One Limited Edi­tion’s not cheap. At $280 from Rakuten Kobo ( go. pc­world.com/rako), it costs as much as Ama­zon’s 32GB Kin­dle Oa­sis with “Spe­cial Of­fers” (ads at the bot­tom of the screen) and $50 more than Kobo’s orig­i­nal Aura One. Those will­ing to pay the pre­mium will be re­warded with 32GB of stor­age, four

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