82
Engadget
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
82

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Kobo Aura review: is spending $150 on an e-reader ever worth it?

Kobo's built a terrific e-reader, but the high price is tough to justify.

Pros
  • Great build quality for an e-reader
  • Best-in-class frontlighting
  • Integration with Pocket
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Touchscreen can be unresponsive
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Scores

Engadget

82
 

User Reviews

80
peter
I've always had a soft spot for Kobo. Despite competing head-to-head with the...read more
80
toddos
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
100
Microwav3d
The Kobo Aura has many things going for it. From a superb build, to some market...read more
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7.5
Average Critic Score

Display / readability

7.8
 

Document support

8.0
 

Storage capacity

8.4
 

Battery life

8.0
 

Ease of use

7.3
 

Portability (size / weight)

8.3
 

Store and selection of titles

6.4
 

Durability

8.0
 

Design and form factor

7.8
 

How It Stacks Up

71

Engadget

71
 

Critic

67
 

User

90
 
93

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94
 

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85
 

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80
 

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90
 
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How It Stacks Up

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Engadget

71
 

Critic

67
 

User

90
 
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94
 

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85
 

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90
 
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