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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.

How we score

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.

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

Reviews

76
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 8

92
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 5
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Specs

Key Specs

Screen type
E Ink
Screen size
622
Touchscreen
Yes
Internal storage
41
Memory card support
MicroSD
Battery life
Up to 233
Screen type
Screen size
Touchscreen
Internal storage
Memory card support
Battery life
E Ink
622
Yes
41
MicroSD
Up to 233

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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.

How we score

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).

Scores

Engadget

82
 

User Reviews

100
sputnik4570
I purchased the Kobo Aura about one year ago and after nearly 1000 hours of...read more
80
dvhh
After my kindle 3rd Gen/Keyboard died in a water incident, I wanted to replace...read more
100
Larslap
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
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