Founded in December 2009, Toronto-based Kobo has quickly become a global leader in eReading, offering a world-class platform for the most passionate Readers. Our mission is to lead the global transformation in reading by inspiring people to read more and more often – anytime, anyplace, anywhere around the world. Kobo delivers the best digital reading experience to millions of users in 190 countries, offering one of the world’s largest catalogues with millions of titles, world-class eReading devices, and top-ranking apps. Kobo is owned by Tokyo-based eCommerce company Rakuten.
Kobo believes people should be able to read on their terms. Our open platform, which supports the most popular formats including EPUB and PDF, allows readers to buy and read digital content from a variety of sources.
Content is King
Kobo offers one of the world’s largest eBookstores with nearly 4 million titles across 68 languages. From bestsellers to self-published works, magazines to colourful kids’ books, there’s something to suit any taste.
With an innovative suite of beautifully designed E Ink eReaders and Android tablets, Kobo offers a device for any Reader’s preference.
Apps for Everyone
Kobo’s free top-ranking apps for Apple®, BlackBerry®, Android®, and Windows® platforms allow people to read anytime, anywhere, and access their libraries from any device they choose. Bookmarks sync across devices so they can easily pick up where they left off from one device to another.
Global Strength, Local Experience
We are committed to working with publishers, authors and booksellers to advance the transformation of books from print to digital. Kobo provides its world-class digital reading experience to millions of Readers around the world in 190 countries through Kobo.com and its bookseller and retail partner network, represented by 17,600 locations around the world.
Kobo Aura is the evolution of Kobo’s top-seller, Kobo Glo. With a beautiful edge to edge design, Kobo Aura is equipped with ClarityScreen, a low glare 6” high res Pearl E Ink screen now boasting a stunning 1014×758 resolution for a print on paper reading experience even in direct sunlight. For reading in any lighting condition, Kobo Aura comes equipped with ComfortLight, the best, most even front-light for reading that’s comfortable and easy on the eyes.
Retail Price: $139.99
I love my new Kobo Aura. I’m a big reader, you can tell from all my book reviews I post. I prefer to read e books and I’ve tried various different e book devices. Last year I reviewed the Kobo Arc. That is a great tablet style e reader.
The Kobo Aura is a great e-ink technology e reader. I love that it’s so small and lightweight. I can read for hours and my hands don’t get tired from holding something heavy. E-ink is designed to reduce eye strain as well. So if all you want to do on a device is read, I highly suggest using one with e-ink technology.
My favorite feature of the Aura is the Glo light. I can now read in any setting. Have you ever tried to read in dim lighting? What a pain.. Traditional book lights also can be a pain as they can be too bright or cast a shadow on your page. The Glo light lets you adjust the light to as bright or dim as you want. You can also turn it off when you don’t need it.
I like to carry my e reader with me all the time since I never know when I’ll have to wait somewhere. The Kobo Aura does not add extra weight to my already heavy purse. This is a major bonus for me! I love my Kobo Aura and I’m sure you will too.