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PCWorld

A big e-reader full of big ideas

Kobo Aura One

from PCWorld
The Kobo Aura One is a robust, versatile e-reader suitable for anyone who's not already heavily invested in the Amazon ebook ecosystem... Full review
PCWorld

This is a great e-reader for the money

Kobo Glo HD

from PCWorld
The Kobo Glo HD delivers all the features you want in an e-reader without any unnecessary bloat. We also appreciate its ability to read a diverse selection of file formats, but we have reservations about its build quality... Full review
PCWorld

This e-reader is pool and bathtub-ready

Kobo Aura H2O

from PCWorld
If you do a lot of your reading poolside, on a boat, in the bath, or in the desert, the Kobo Aura H2O's IP67 rating for water and dust resistance offers an impressive amount of protection from water and dust incursion. But other, less-expensive e-readers deliver better reading experiences... Full review
TechRadar

An ereader to rival the top-end Kindles

Kobo Aura One

from TechRadar

The Kobo Aura One is generally a great ereader, but it does have some issues. If you’re looking for specialist books, the Kobo Store may not be the best choice for you. Your best bet is to take a look at the store, and Amazon’s ebook collection, before you decide which ereader is the better buy. The battery life on the Kobo Aura One isn’t fantastic either. It will last the length of the average paperback book with the backlight on, but if you’re going to be using it a lot you may find it slightly limiting – and if you’re on holiday you'll defini... Full review

WhatsYourTech

Goes easier on the eyes

Kobo Aura One

from WhatsYourTech
At $250, it’s not for the budget-conscious, but it is the largest E Ink display currently available. It’s also one of the few that is waterproof, a design feature Amazon still hasn’t added with any Kindle units... Full review
TrustedReviews

More akin to reading a paperback

Kobo Aura One

from TrustedReviews
A big-screened, water-resistant Kindle alternative – but it's let down by a poor ebook ecosystem... Full review
Good E-Reader

An e-reader that will last you many years

Kobo Aura One

from Good E-Reader
The Kobo Aura One is the best e-Reader currently on the market. It is waterproof, dustproof, has the best front-light in the business and is the only e-reader with a RGB lights to change the color of the screen. The design is really good and the build quality is high... Full review
Recombu

Sharp, easy-to-read screen but straightforward design

Kobo Aura One

from Recombu
The Aura One might not be sexy in any way, but the sharp screen, waterproof design and well-stocked online store make it a solid purchase for book lovers. If you want an e-book reader you can enjoy in the bath, this is your Huckleberry... Full review
Expert Reviews

A great Kindle alternative

Kobo Aura One

from Expert Reviews

The Kobo Aura One may have its downsides, but this is still one of the best Kindle competitors we’ve seen in recent years. Its ComfortLight Pro feature goes one better than the Kindle Voyage’s ambient light sensor and its waterproof protection means you read in more places without risk of breaking it. Its wide file support also makes it more flexible than a Kindle, but Amazon still has the edge when it comes to pricing and overall range. Of course, at £190, it’s not exactly cheap, but if you’re after a book-sized eReader for reading at night, then it’s de... Full review

PC Magazine

A solid waterproof ebook reader with an extra large display

Kobo Aura One

from PC Magazine
With its large screen, waterproof design, and wide file format support, the Aura One is another solid ebook reader from Kobo. But $230 is a lot to spend, especially when there are significantly more affordable options that offer the same basic experience... Full review

Kobo Arc - a step backwards for e readers

Kobo Arc

I won a Kobo Arc as a prize in a draw. Very great to start with given I have had a first generation kindle for years that I like but it is limited to black and white. The price (zero) was about right. The unit is a power hog, buggy and has a very long/complicated setup. the current issu... More

I won a Kobo Arc as a prize in a draw. Very great to start with given I have had a first generation kindle for years that I like but it is limited to black and white. The price (zero) was about right. The unit is a power hog, buggy and has a very long/complicated setup. the current issue (unresolved) is that when plugged in to recharge - upon reaching 100% charge I lost all power and functionality. No window, no data and loss of all purchases. Conceptually I like the size and clarity of the screen but to be inundated with advertising every time I turn it on what I see is a purchased commercial rather than a handy device.

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Great Tablet/ Ereader

Kobo Arc

I love this tablet, I have been using tapestries to help keep myself organized with school notes. The front facing speakers add a better experience for games and movies, as well as audio novels. The value is definitely there.

I love this tablet, I have been using tapestries to help keep myself organized with school notes. The front facing speakers add a better experience for games and movies, as well as audio novels. The value is definitely there.

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John

Font size inadequate

Kobo Arc

For a person with poor vision, tablets are a way to continue enjoying reading. The font choices and the sizes available are inadequate to enable me to read this tablet. I was lead to believe that font sizes could be adjusted via touch screen (thumb & finger) but not so.The available adjustment just... More

For a person with poor vision, tablets are a way to continue enjoying reading. The font choices and the sizes available are inadequate to enable me to read this tablet. I was lead to believe that font sizes could be adjusted via touch screen (thumb & finger) but not so.The available adjustment just don't allow a big enough font

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