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Kobo Aura (N514)

We have collected and analysed 41 expert reviews and 673 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 76/100 and users rate it 84/100. The average review date is 13-05-2015. We have compared these reviews to 130057 reviews from other eReaders. The alaScore™ for this product is 95/100 = Excellent. Last update: 12-12-2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Kobo Aura (N514)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Kobo Aura (N514) 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. Reviewers really like the durability and performance. The price and portability also get good views. Some have doubts about the reliability, while comments are divided on the screen.

usability, portability, price, performance, durability

reliability

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

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Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Kobo Aura (N514)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Kobo Aura (N514) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviews about the size and screen are overall positive. The performance and portability are also appreciated, but there are some critical views about the price and reliability.

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reliability, price

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Sam Loveridge (trustedreviews.com)

Kobo Aura

 

A backlit ebook reader that easily competes with the Kindle Paperwhite

Textured back adds grip ; Even backlight ; Long battery life

A little expensive ; No standby sync

Reading Life is a quirky final feature. It has a selection of reading-related achievements that you can unlock, Xbox 360 style. We can’t imagine any user over the age of 18 actually using this feature, but it could be a way to encourage the younger...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by (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

Expert review by : Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Kobo Aura review

 

Has a lower resolution than the Aura HD, but it's a great value eReader and a worthy rival to the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

Sep, 2013

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Kobo Aura review

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The Kobo Aura (Edition 2) is one of Kobo's newest ebook readers. You can pick it up for £100, but is it a good alternative to Amazon's cheaper Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite models? Read our review to find out whether it's an ebook reader that will keep...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : mfereday (gadgetspeak.com)

A New Kobo Aura : Kobo Aura

 

Back in April of this year, Kobo raised the bar on screen quality with the release of its Kobo Aura HD product. This model featured a 6.8-inch WXGA+ Pearl E Ink touch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 1080. Now Kobo has produced another model in the...

Available in a choice of black or pink, with my review unit being of the former hue, the Kobo Aura is certainly significantly smaller than its HD sibling. In fact, with its dimensions of 150 x 114 x 8.1 mm, it could almost fit within the screen area of...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Lee Bell (theinquirer.net)

Kobo Aura review

 

Kobo eyes the Kindle Paperwhite with its thinner and lighter backlit ereader

Ergonomically pleasing design, light and compact, good quality E Ink display, broad file type support

Still no where near as responsive as an Android or iOS tablet, you will have to faff around with options to get it to work how you want

The Kobo Aura is very good ereader for the price, mainly due to the extensive range of ebook file types it supports, the reading features it has and its decent backlit display that presents ebooks clearly, offering a good replacement for physical...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Sami Mughal (oxgadgets.com)

Review: Kobo Aura

 

Whether you like the idea of them or not, if you love books and reading, you must have at least had a good think about trying out an e-reader. A[...]

I love reading, and the ability to carry your books with you, without actually carrying a heavy backpack is really interesting. The ability to keep going for months and months, and browse the internet on the go, or read articles later, is all really...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Mobile Choice UK (mobilechoiceuk.com)

Kobo Aura review - A compact and smart eReader with light-up touchscreen

 

Light and dinky; Anti-reflective light-up touch-screen; Good online store; Expandable storage

Price; Top brightness kills the battery

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Kobo Aura e-reader

 

Kobo's new mid-level Aura is as seamless an e-reader as we could want

Great design and screen ; Seamless e-reading experience ; Reading Life awards are a nice extra

Weak Wi-Fi ; Slightly clunky bookstore browsing

Kobo’s $190 Aura e-reader continues the company tradition of getting out of the way of your reading. The Aura’s design is unobtrusive with some nice aesthetic cues, and the hardware is fast enough to be responsive to user input. Apart from its slightly...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Brian Heater (engadget.com)

Kobo Aura review: is spending $150 on an e-reader ever worth it?

 

Outside the US, Kobo is a major player in the e-reader space. Here in the states, however, mentioning the name will almost certainly elicit baffled

Great build quality for an e-reader ; Best-in-class frontlighting ; Integration with Pocket

Expensive ; Touchscreen can be unresponsive

Kobo's built a terrific e-reader, but the high price is tough to justify.

Sep, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: No

Colour

Colour of product:Black / Pink

Design

Colour of product:Black / Pink

Display

Backlight display: Yes
Colour : No
Diagonal:15.2
Display diagonal:15.2
Display Resolution:1014 x 758 / 1024 x 758
Gray scale levels:16
Technology:E Ink Carta / E Ink Pearl
Touchscreen: Yes

Features

Languages support:German, Dutch, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, TUR
Menu languages:DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, JPN, POR / German, Dutch, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, TUR / German, Dutch, English, Spanish, French, Italian, JPN, Portuguese

File formats

Document formats supported:CBR, CBZ, ePub, HTML, MOBI, PDF, RTF, TXT / CBR, CBZ, HTML, MOBI, PDF, RTF, TXT, ePub
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / No
Internal RAM:256
Internal RAM type:DDR2
Internal storage capacity:4
Maximum memory card size:32
Memory capacity (e-books):3000
RAM capacity:256

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 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):1440 / 1460
Power source type:Battery

Processor

Built-in processor: Yes
Processor frequency:1

Technical Details

Menu languages:DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, JPN, POR

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.1 / 8.5
Height :15 / 159
Weight:174 / 180
Width:11.4 / 113