- Made by: Kobo
- Released: 2013
- Languages Supported: English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Portuguese, Japanese.
- File Types Supported: EPUB,PDF,MOBI,JPEG,GIF,PNG, TIFF,TXT,HTML,XHTML,RTF,CBZ,CBR
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.
- 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.
Better to know before you buy that:
- There is no dictionary support (or rather word selection capability) in PDF files - in other formats the dictionary works fine (to look up a word while viewing a PDF one has to bring dictionary to the screen and type it manually)
- There's no folder view - books can be displayed totally flat, organized in shelves, or searched. Calibre supports shelve management on Kobo. The search is superb (if you know the keyword you're looking for).
- 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.