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Kobo Aura HD

Kobo Aura HD
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91
Features
Fully-Featured
62
Value for Money
Good
79
Age
2 Years Old
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 3 year old 240g touchscreen E-reader. It has a backlight display, a display resolution of 1440 x 1080 pixels and a diagonal of 6.8" and supports Wi-Fi.
toptenreviews.com Excellence Award Digital Versus 5 Star Good Gear Guide.com.au Editor's Choice laruche.com 5 Star
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With excellent features but at over 2 years old, we have ranked the Kobo Aura HD number 5 across all E-book readers.

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Kagoo Score
73
Reviews
91
Features
62
Value for Money
80
Age

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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 78?

Kobo is a very good E-reader brand.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better E-readers are available.
This E-book reader has some great features:
1440 x 1080 pixels resolution
Big diagonal
Has a touchscreen
Has a backlight display
Enhanced ereading
Ultimate clarity
Read in the ideal light
Designed for readers

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each E-book reader by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the E-book reader is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec E-book readers come to market, the older E-book readers will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

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Average Review Score

4.2 stars (96 reviews)

29%

of Customers Would Recommend
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3 5 Star Awards

The Kobo Aura HD has received a 5 Star Award from expert review sites Digital Versus, laruche.com and Les Numeriques.com.
5 Star from Digital Versus 5 Star from laruche.com 5 Star from Les Numeriques.com

Excellence Award

It's received an Excellence Award from toptenreviews.com.
Excellence Award from toptenreviews.com

4 Further Awards

It's received four Awards from a number of expert reviews sites including Good Gear Guide.com.au, 01net.com and hardware.info.
Editor's Choice from Good Gear Guide.com.au 4 Star from 01net.com Gold Award from hardware.info Silver from adrenaline.uol.com.br

What Are People Saying About the Kobo Aura HD?

Features
14
0
Screen Quality
15
6
Price
6
11
Text Quality
5
0
Design
8
1
Support
4
3
Ease of Use
4
2
Size and Weight
7
0
Product Quality
2
0
Light Quality
0
1
Connectivity
2
0
Noise Level
1
0
Battery
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The Majority of Owners Thought the Kobo Aura HD Did Not Have a Reasonable Price

Three people thought that the Kobo Aura HD was expensive.

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Bad Value for Money
12 people agree
4 people disagree
  • ... in every department and deserves to see off the Paperwhite – but the price is too high...
    alphr.com 18 Apr 2013
  • ... Ignoring price, it is the best ebook reader on the market. But we can't ignore the price. Its current £140 asking price is just a little too dear to earn ...
    Trusted Reviews 22 Apr 2013
  • ... 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, ...
    gadgetshow.channel5.com 21 Apr 2013
  • ... as Advertised and the reading stats are useful. I didn't buy from Amazon as the price was better elsewhere...
    Amazon Customer - Amazon.co.uk 25 Sep 2014
  • View All Reviews About Price
    Expensive
    3 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Some Customers Thought it Was Good Quality
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    Some People Thought the Kobo Aura HD Was Solidly Made
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    The Vast Majority of People Thought the Kobo Aura HD Had a Long Battery Life

    Four people thought that the Kobo Aura HD had a good battery life.

  • ... everything right. It's got a great screen, great backlight and exceptional battery life. The issue...
    fatducktech.com 27 May 2013
  • ... because the device is...Crisp HD screen. Ergonomic premium design. 2 month battery life. Touchscreen not responsive. Sluggish interface. Hefty price tag. ...
    techradar.com/au/ 1 May 2013
  • ... to what is an excellent device for readin...Excellent screen. Fast. Good battery life. Simple operation. Relatively thick.
    pcworld.co.nz 21 Apr 2013
  • ... to what is an excellent device for readin...Excellent screen. Fast. Good battery life. Simple operation. Relatively thick.
    Good Gear Guide.com.au 21 Apr 2013
  • 7 Out of 10 People Thought the Kobo Aura HD Was Not a Good Size

    Several people thought that the Kobo Aura HD was heavy and bulky and wasn't thick.

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    Heavy and Bulky
    5 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... screen, great battery, huge storage and touch screen functions. Slightly heavier than a normal Kindle.
    tech.uk.msn.com 27 Dec 2013
  • ... display. Plenty of storage plus a memory card slot. Thicker and heavier than competing readers, thanks to the larger screen. Hard plastic housing feels ...
    PC Mag 21 Apr 2013
  • ... eBoo...Excellent HD screen. Solid build quality. Good software. Larger and heavier than the Glo. Not luxurious enough to justify the cost.
    itproportal.com 30 Apr 2013
  • ... month battery life. Touchscreen not responsive. Sluggish interface. Hefty price tag. Pointless social features.
    techradar.com/au/ 1 May 2013
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    Not {More} Thick
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of People Thought it Had a Good Design

    Several people thought that the Kobo Aura HD was well designed, good-looking and ergonomic.

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    Well Designed
    7 people agree
    2 people disagree
  • ... eReader on the market. It's got the best display by far, and also the best ergonomic design. However, for this design and, particularly, its display, you ...
    knowyourmobile.com 29 Nov 2013
  • ... for £139.99. It is worth...The best eReader screen on the market. Great ergonomic design. Great Battery. Since the Aura HD is a "premium eReader designed ...
    knowyourmobile.com 29 Nov 2013
  • ... everything around that screen just drags it down. From the ergonomically bizarre design to its weight and size, the actual meat of the Aura HD is just ...
    gizmodo.com 28 Apr 2013
  • ... everything around that screen just drags it down. From the ergonomically bizarre design to its weight and size, the actual meat of the Aura HD is just ...
    gizmodo.com.au 29 Apr 2013
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    Good-Looking
    6 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Ergonomic
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    8 Out of 10 People Thought it Was Easy to Use

    Three people thought that the Kobo Aura HD was comfortable and easy to hold.

  • 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. ...
    gadgetspeak.com 2 Jun 2013
  • ... still a featherweight compared to mini tablets and the unusual ridged back actually makes it easy to hold. The power and light buttons are solid as is ...
    tech.uk.msn.com 27 Dec 2013
  • ... appreciate ePub compatibility...Large, sharp E Ink display. Angled back is comfortable to hold. Bright-white illumination. High-resolution display translates ...
    computershopper.com 6 May 2013
  • Over 10 People Thought it Had Well Designed Technical Features

    Several people thought that the Kobo Aura HD had an excellent display and had good features.

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    Has a Brilliant Display
    11 people agree
    3 people disagree
  • ... comfort... The Kobo Aura HD is the best eReader on the market. It's got the best display by far, and also the best ergonomic design. However, for this ...
    knowyourmobile.com 29 Nov 2013
  • ... resolution ereader on the market, the Kobo Aura HD features a 6.8in backlit screen with a 1440x1080 resolution display for sharper text and images compared ...
    Theinquirer.net 19 May 2013
  • ... Kobo Aura HD is a breakthrough in readability. The light lights the screen consistently across the display, and it isn't overkill. The only real snag is ...
    Digital Versus 29 May 2013
  • ... companies whose hardware offerings and e... The Aura HD, with a large, sharp monochrome display, is a premium-priced e-reader pick for bookworms who don't ...
    computershopper.com 6 May 2013
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    Has Good Features
    6 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    One Person Thought it Was Easily Connectable to Other Devices
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    Some People Thought This E-Book Reader Had Good Technical Guidance

    Four people thought that the Kobo Aura HD had a good recipe book.

  • ... Glowlight.Kobo are position... If you're happy to buy into the idea that this is the ereader for more sophisticated book worm, then this is the device ...
    techradar.com/au/ 1 May 2013
  • ... tablet-computers that are now so p... If you're happy to buy into the idea that this is the ereader for more sophisticated book worm, then this is the ...
    Techradar 15 Apr 2013
  • ... play well on here such as Sudoku and solitaire. I also loved the reading Stats ( book geek here!) On the reading Stats page it keeps track of the hours ...
    Realovesbooks - Amazon.co.uk 22 Feb 2014
  • ... how lightweight it was, it is lighter than the Kindle Fire Hd and also lighter than a book. It did take a bit longer to find my way around the device but ...
    Realovesbooks - Amazon.co.uk 22 Feb 2014
  • One Person Thought This E-Book Reader Was OK When it Came to Noise Level
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    The Vast Majority of People Thought This E-Book Reader Had a Good Capacity

    Five people thought that the Kobo Aura HD had a very big storage capacity.

  • ... hamper wide appeal...Big, high-res screen. Strong front light. Lots of storage for an e-reader. Pricey. Big footprint. Software still lacking.
    engadget.com 17 Jan 2014
  • ... customization options. Informative current progress display. Plenty of storage plus a memory card slot. Thicker and heavier than competing readers, thanks ...
    PC Mag 21 Apr 2013
  • ... you pay £139 when a standard Kindle is £69?HD screen, great battery, huge storage and touch screen functions. Slightly heavier than a normal Kindle.
    tech.uk.msn.com 27 Dec 2013
  • ... best reading experience. Bright backlight. Gamifies reading. Large 4GB of built-in storage. 50 more than the competition. E-books more expensive. Can't ...
    Laptopmag.com 24 Apr 2013
  • One Person Thought the Kobo Aura HD Had a Weak Reading Light
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    Some People Thought it Displayed Very Crisp Text

    Three people thought that the Kobo Aura HD was easy to read.

  • ... some of the best e-readers available. Kobo is n... Kobo's new hero e-reader has an excellent E-Ink screen, and has the best specifications of any e-reader ...
    pcworld.co.nz 21 Apr 2013
  • ... some of the best e-readers available. Kobo i... Kobo's new hero e-reader has an excellent E-Ink screen, and has the best specifications of any e-reader ...
    Good Gear Guide.com.au 21 Apr 2013
  • ... - which is available in a choice of Ivory, Expresso or Onyx - features a 6.8" WXGA+ Pearl E-Ink touch-screen...
    micromart.co.uk 15 Jun 2013
  • The Majority of People Thought This E-Book Reader Has an Excellent Screen Quality

    Over 20 people thought that the Kobo Aura HD had a great screen quality and four people thought that it also had a really responsive touchscreen.

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    Has a Great Screen Quality
    29 people agree
    6 people disagree
  • ... beats the Kindle on build quality, usability and battery life and has a better screen too. The only question is will you pay £139 when a standard Kindle ...
    tech.uk.msn.com 27 Dec 2013
  • ... “designed for the discerning reader... The Kobo Aura HD has the best screen of any eBook reader on the market, and there is something reassuringly expensive ...
    itproportal.com 30 Apr 2013
  • ... Kobo Aura HD is a breakthrough in readability. The light lights the screen consistently across the display, and it isn't overkill. The only real snag is ...
    Digital Versus 29 May 2013
  • ... display, and it isn't overkill. The only real snag is that while the bigger-than-usual screen makes reading easier on the eyes, it may scare away anyone... ...
    Digital Versus 29 May 2013
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    Has a Very Responsive Touchscreen
    4 people agree
    3 people disagree
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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    1440 x 1080 pixels resolution
    Big diagonal
    Has a touchscreen
    Has a backlight display
    Supports Wi-Fi
    Heavy
    Smaller than average internal storage capacity
    Tiny battery life

    What the Reviews Say

    The vast majority of people thought the Kobo Aura HD had a long battery life
    The vast majority of people thought it had a good design
    8 out of 10 people thought it was easy to use
    Over 10 people thought it had well designed technical features
    Some people thought this E-book reader had good technical guidance
    The vast majority of people thought this E-book reader had a good capacity
    Some people thought it displayed very crisp text
    The majority of people thought this E-book reader has an excellent screen quality
    7 out of 10 people thought the Kobo Aura HD was not a good size
    1440 X 1080 Pixels Resolution
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    The Aura HD has a maximum resolution of 1440 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1024 x 758 pixels. The best resolution of all ereaders is 2200 x 1650 pixels and the worst is 800 x 480 pixels.

    What does "display resolution" mean? Less Edit
    Big Diagonal
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    The smallest diagonal of E-readers is 5", the biggest is 14", and the average diagonal is 6.8". The diagonal of the Aura HD of 6.8" is bigger than average when compared to most other ereaders. It is in the biggest 21% of all E-readers when ranked by this feature.

    What does "diagonal" mean? Less Edit
    Heavy

    E-book readers have weights of between 110g and 550g, and the average weight is 240g. The weight of the Aura HD of 240g is in the heaviest 24% of all ereaders when ranked by this feature.

    What does "weight" mean? Less Edit
    Has a Touchscreen
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    The Aura HD has a touchscreen, as do 85% of ereaders.

    What is a touchscreen? Less Edit
    Has a Backlight Display
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    The Aura HD has a backlight display, as do 58% of ereaders.

    What is a backlight display? Less Edit
    Smaller Than Average Internal Storage Capacity

    The internal storage capacity of the Aura HD of only 4GB is smaller than 91% of all E-book readers when ranked by this feature. The smallest internal storage capacity of ereaders is 2GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 6.5GB.

    What does "internal storage capacity" mean? Less Edit
    Supports Wi-Fi
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    The Kobo Aura HD supports Wi-Fi. 81% of ereaders also support Wi-Fi.

    What is Wi-Fi? Less Edit
    Tiny Battery Life

    The Aura HD's battery life of only 30h is smaller than average when compared to most other ereaders. It is smaller than 89% of all ereaders when ranked by this feature. E-readers have battery life of between 8h and 1,500h, and the average battery life is 810h.

    What does "battery life" mean? Less Edit
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    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    The chart below compares the value for money of the Kobo Aura HD (the red dot) against some of its competitors (the blue dots). Hover on a blue dot to see additional info for each competitor. Click the dot to view that product.

    Better Value For Money Worse Value For Money

    What the Reviews Say

    The majority of owners thought the Kobo Aura HD did not have a reasonable price
    80
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    Kobo Aura HD Release Date

    August 2016

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    Kobo Aura HD Specification

    Key Features
    Weight
    Touchscreen
    Display Resolution
    Diagonal
    Design
    Colour
    On/off Switch
    Features
    Dictionary
    Menu Languages
    Mp3 Player
    Rotating
    FM Radio
    Language Support
    Display
    Resolution (Black and White, Standard Mode)
    Backlight Display
    Aspect Ratio
    Display Diagonal
    Colour Screen
    Technology
    File Formats
    Video Formats
    Image Formats
    Audio Formats
    Document Formats
    Memory
    Maximum Memory Card Size
    Memory Card
    Internal Storage Capacity
    Ports & Interfaces
    Wi-Fi Standards
    Wi-Fi
    Bluetooth
    Headphone Out Socket
    USB Connection
    Interface Type
    Audio
    Built-in Speaker
    Built-in Microphone
    Software
    Bundled Software
    Processor
    Processor Frequency
    Power
    Battery Life
    System Requirements
    Operating System
    Weight & Dimensions
    Height
    Depth
    Width
    Packaging Content
    Cables Included
    AC Adapter Included

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    kobo n236kubkkep

    Barcodes

     00681495005529,  00681495005536,  00681495005543,  00681495006724,  02750032298323,  04016138836158,  04016138836165,  04016138836172,  05052909171256

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