It appears you have not yet registered with our community. To register please click here...

 
Go Back [M] > Madshrimps > WebNews
Kobo' shows off its Aura e-reader Kobo' shows off its Aura e-reader
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Kobo' shows off its Aura e-reader
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 28th August 2013, 08:38   #1
[M] Reviewer
 
Stefan Mileschin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Romania
Posts: 131,105
Stefan Mileschin Freshly Registered
Default Kobo' shows off its Aura e-reader

Remember that new e-reader from Kobo we told you about, not all that many minutes ago? Say hello to the Aura. The successor to the Glo owes more than just its name to the recently introduced Aura HD -- the device has also brought over the high-end specs and a bit of the device language from that Cadillac of e-readers. When the company handed off the device, the first thing we noticed was that best in class front lighting. Kobo mastered that back with the Glo and has naturally trotted it out on subsequent devices.

Also immediately apparent is the size of the thing. The Aura appears smaller than other six inch readers. Hold it up against the Paperwhite and its clear that there's considerably less bezel. Also, the bezel lays flush with the display -- Kobo's dumped the old infrared touch for a capacitive display, so there's no need for a gap. The device is also impressively thin and light compared to past Kobo readers -- and the rest of the market, for that matter. This really is an impressive piece of hardware, though even with that in mind, the $150 price tag may be tough for all but the most hardcore readers to swallow. Around the back, you'll notice that Kobo brought a bit of the crooked design, though it's a lot more subtle than on the HD. As an homage to past Kobo readers, the criss cross diamond design is back, though it's for more subtle this time out.

http://www.engadget.com/2013/08/27/k...&ncid=rss_semi
Stefan Mileschin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Apotop Travel Wi-Router, Wi-Reader & Wi-Reader Pro Review Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 28th August 2013 07:53
MEGATech Reviews Kobo Aura HD E-Book Reader Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 30th July 2013 10:04
Kobo's newest e-reader leaks Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 24th July 2013 08:15
Scythe announces the multi-platform card reader Kama Reader USB 3.0 Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 23rd July 2013 09:20
Kobo Aura HD review: a high-end e-reader with 'niche' written all over it Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 24th April 2013 08:50
Kobo unveils limited edition Aura HD e-reader Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 16th April 2013 07:55
Fujitsu shows off a tablet prototype with a built-in palm reader Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 6th March 2013 08:41
Kobo Arc Android 4.0.4 Tablet E-Reader Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 25th January 2013 07:23
Kobo Mini review: does the world need a small e-reader? Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 7th November 2012 08:38
Kobo Glo review: another illuminated e-reader lights up the market Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 5th November 2012 07:51

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 21:55.


Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO