|09-10-2013, 09:19 AM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2002
Device: Sony PRS-650 / Nexus 7 / Kindle PW
CNET AU thumbs up the Kobo Aura
As Kobo's newest e-reader proceeds down the review gauntlet, it appears CNET Australia is the latest to be impressed by the Kobo Aura, between its "sleek" and "lightweight" form factor, the built-in front light, the 6-inch 1014x758 pixels display, and long battery life.
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Last edited by Alexander Turcic; 09-10-2013 at 09:23 AM.
|09-10-2013, 11:09 AM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Device: Kindle Paperwhite
The note about PDFs is very interesting. I was under impression that Kobo Aura PDF support is not exactly stellar but maybe I got a wrong idea or the PDF support has been improved by FW patches. From the the-ebook-reader.com review (May): "Despite the larger screen size, it does not make for a good PDF reader."
A question for Aura owners: would you recommend an Aura for both general reading and browsing of technical PDFs (e.g. service manuals)? Does the latest FW supports PDF pinch-to-zoom, text reflow and removing of margins?
Edit: I did not catch immediately that this is about the new Kobo Aura.
Last edited by Mycropht; 09-10-2013 at 05:56 PM. Reason: Additional info
|09-10-2013, 11:58 AM||#3|
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Midwest USA
Device: Sony PRS-350, Kobo Glo & Glo HD, PW2
Is that an error about "Even an image-heavy MOBI file responded smartly to page turns," or can the Kobo Aura actually read Kindle .mobi files?
|09-10-2013, 12:01 PM||#4|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Device: HDX 8.9, AuraHD, Nook HD+, Kindle 2,3,T , Opus, Nexus7, iPhone 6, etc
|09-10-2013, 12:24 PM||#5|
Join Date: Jul 2010
|09-10-2013, 12:29 PM||#6|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Device: sony prs-350
Hmm with every review this new Aura is looking better and better. I wanted to get the Prs T3 (even though it didn't have a light, because I don't think it is a necessity) but the price of the T3 is just too much. The aura seems to have more going for it software wise and its a pretty slick looking device all for a cheaper price. I want to replace my 350 and this may fit the bill.
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