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Kobo Aura HD Reader

Aura HD


Kobo Aura HD is the only premium eReader on the market. Designed for the discerning reader, Kobo Aura HD offers a completely immersive reading experience and the most paper-like E Ink display*. Get lost in your favourite eBooks thanks to Kobo Aura HD's advanced, high-resolution, extra-large screen and elegant, inspired design. For readers who want the best, Kobo Aura HD is your eReader of choice.

  • As tested by 360° Product Testing, February 2013

Kobo Everywhere™: Your Kobo eBooks are stored safely in the cloud; retrieve them at any time. Your bookmarks and more are seamlessly synced across all your Kobo eReading apps and devices.

Social Reading: Includes Reading Life™. Track your Reading Stats and share what you're reading, favorite passage and Reading Life awards to Facebook® Timeline.


  • Dimensions: 175.7 x 128.3 x 11.7 mm (6.91 x 5.05 x 0.46 in)
  • Weight: 240 g (8.4658 oz)
  • Processor: 1 GHz; 20% faster processor than other leading eReaders.
  • RAM:512MB
  • Display: 6.8" WXGA+ E Ink Pearl Screen
    • ClarityScreen+: 265 dpi, 1440 x 1080 resolution
  • Front Light: Built-in ComfortLight technology with micro-thin coating for durability and even light distribution
  • Buttons: Power on/off, light on/off
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Micro USB
  • Storage: 4 GB
    • Option to expand up to 32 GB with a Micro SD card
  • Battery: 1500mAh - Up to 2 months*
  • Colors: Espresso, Ivory, and Onyx
  • Fonts: TypeGenius, Kobo's font experience with a choice of 10 font styles, 24 font sizes, and adjustable font sharpness and weight. Includes Kobo's exclusive font Kobo Nickel, designed for crisp, clear readability.
  • Dictionary: Built-in Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® dictionary.
  • Notes, Quotes: Highlight text, take notes, share to Facebook.
  • Advanced Features: Library personalization, predictive search, brightness controls, double-tap PDF zoom in, and SimpleTurn for comfortable page turns.
  • Supports ePub and Adobe DRM. Read books borrowed from your public library.
  • File Types
  • Browsing: Experimental Web browser
  • Games: Chess and Sudoku
  • Languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Portuguese, Japanese.
  • Free Mobile & Desktop Apps
    • Free Kobo apps for Mac and PC, Apple®, Android™, smartphones, and tablets.


See Also


  • The reader can be hacked the same way as described in: Kobo WiFi Hacking
  • The case has latches on outer edges (at least 6 on each), plus double-sided adhesive tape on the inner edge (between the frame and the screen). The latches can be undone by pulling the back outwards and top (the frame) upwards.
  • There are 4 PH00 screws inside that fasten board and screen to the back of the case
  • An internal SD card is on the back side of the board (= the one without screen)
  • The touchscreen does not work without front of the case stuck to it.
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