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Kobo Aura HD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 203 reviews of Kobo Aura HD. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the performance and size. The portability and usability also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the durability and price.

screen, usability, portability, size, performance

price, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Kobo Aura HD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Kobo Aura HD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Kobo Aura HD from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design and screen. The performance and usability also get good reviews. The durability and price get critical views.

portability, usability, performance, screen, design

price, durability

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kobo Aura Hd Sleepcover Leather Onyx BlackKobo Aura Hd Sleepcover Leather Onyx Black

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Kobo Aura HD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Kobo Aura HD from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the performance and size. The portability and screen also get good opinions. There are some less positive comments about the price. There are some mixed comments about the battery.

usability, screen, portability, size, performance

price

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Kobo Aura HD

 

Is this the one that beats the Kindle?

Very sharp screen, Bright and even built-in light, Useful reading stats

Costs nearly as much as a tablet, No standby sync

May, 2013

Expert review by : T3 Online (t3.com)

Kobo Aura review

 

Can the new Kobo Aura ereader take on the Kindle Paperwhite?

Dedicated backlight button ; Pocket for reading offline ; Very compact

Glass front attracts smudges ; Store can't match Amazon ; Over-emphasis on sharing

Nov, 2013

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Kobo Aura HD Review

 

The limited edition hardback to the Kindle's cheaper, lighter paperback, the Aura HD is well worth considering

Kobo is going after hardcore bookworms with its latest e-reader, the Aura HD, and it's hasn't scrimped on specs to win them over. With a Kindle Paperwhite-slaying 265ppi E Ink Pearl screen, storage e

May, 2013

Expert review by : Jay McGregor (techradar.com)

Kobo Aura HD review

 

An ereader 'reimagined', but not really

Crisp HD screen ; Ergonomic premium design ; 2 month battery life

Touchscreen not responsive ; Sluggish interface ; Hefty price tag ; Pointless social features

If you're happy to buy into the idea that this is the ereader for more sophisticated book worm, then this is the device for you. However, the screen is often desperately, throw-it-across-the-room slow and the book store is more expensive than its...

May, 2013

Expert review by : Agnieszka Tarkowska (techadvisor.co.uk)

Kobo Aura HD review

 

Shaken out of its brown card box, the flagship Aura HD initially disappointed us by not having the tactile quilted feel of the Kobo Touch.

Although rather plasticky just like the Amazon Kindle, the Kobo Aura HD felt to us like a better quality product – even with all the snags and problems we experienced getting our own books onto it. In the end comfort of reading is what e-readers are...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Kobo Aura HD review

 

It has a market-leading screen, but the Aura HD isn't perfect and the Kindle is cheaper

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : mfereday (gadgetspeak.com)

Kobo Goes HD : Kobo Aura HD

 

A last minute invitation saw me attending the launch event for Kobo's latest eReader device.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Kobo Book Reader Aura HD

 

A somewhat different book reader in that the shape of this near 7inch offering is more like a book with the bulge in the middle makes it easier to hold. It also has a backlight when lack of daylight means you need it.

The Kobo Aura HD eReader measures 17.5x12.7x1cm but the width is only 0.5cm at the edges. The screen is 13.5x10.5cm giving the notional diagonal imperial measurement of 6.8inches. The screen display is 1440x1080 made up of 265DPI. The unit weight is...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Lee Bell (theinquirer.net)

Kobo Aura HD review

 

Ereader comes with a 1440x1080 resolution display for sharp text and images

High quality E Ink display, ergonomically and aesthetically pleasing design, broad file types and image types support, fastest Kobo ereader yet

Still not as responsive as we'd like, touch commands can be sluggish at times

The Kobo Aura HD is by far one of the best ereaders we have used. Text is generally clean without pixilation and appears sharp and clean both in standard and backlit modes, making it pleasing to read.

May, 2013

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Kobo Aura HD

 

The Kobo Aura HD, the Canadian company's latest reading device, is being touted as the "Porsche of e-readers" by erm, Kobo itself, but with its tricked out specs and high £139.99 pricetag there's some merit to the claim - on paper. We unboxed Kobo's...

The Kobo Aura HD is a bright, crisp and luxurious e-reader, but its price tag lets it down. There's a few nifty - yet meaningless - features on-board, such as social sharing and rewards for reading, but if you’ve got cash to splash and you can look...

Apr, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: No
Built-in speaker(s): No

Colour

Colour of product:Black / Brown / Espresso / Ivory / White

Design

Colour of product:Black / Brown / Espresso / Ivory / White
On/off switch: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Backlight display: Yes
Colour : No
Diagonal:17.3
Display diagonal:17.3
Display Resolution:1440 x 1080
Resolution (black and white, standard mode):265
Technology:E Ink / E Ink Pearl
Touchscreen:No / Yes

Features

Dictionary: Yes
FM radio: No
Languages support:DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, JPN, POR
Menu languages:DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, JPN, POR / DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, JPN, POR
MP3-player: No
Rotating: No

File formats

Audio formats supported: No
Document formats supported:CBR, CBZ, EPUB DRM, HTML, MOBI, PDF, RTF, TXT / CBR, CBZ, ePub, HTML, MOBI, PDF, RTF, TXT
Image formats supported:GIF, JPEG XR, PNG, TIF / GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF
Video formats supported: No

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:4
Maximum memory card size:32

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: No
Headphone Out: No
Interface Type:USB 2.0
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Power

Battery life (max):30

Processor

Processor frequency:1000

Software

Bundled software:Web Browser

System requirements

Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Technical Details

Dictionary: Yes
FM radio: No
Languages support:DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, JPN, POR
Menu languages:DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, JPN, POR / DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, JPN, POR
MP3-player: No
On/off switch: Yes
Rotating: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.17 / 12.8 / 17.6
Height :1.17 / 17.6
Weight:240
Width:1.17 / 12.8 / 17.6