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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).

Engadget Review

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
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
100
Larslap
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
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76
Average Critic Score

Design and form factor

78
 

Display / readability

78
 

Document support

80
 

Storage capacity

84
 

Battery life

80
 

Ease of use

73
 

Portability (size / weight)

83
 

Store and selection of titles

64
 

Durability

80
 

How It Stacks Up

71

Engadget

71
 

Critic

67
 

User

90
 
93

Engadget

94
 

Critic

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User

100
 

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94

Engadget

94
 

Critic

86
 

User

93
 
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