Aura One is the new waterproof E-Book reader from Kobo

Over the years, Amazon has largely dominated the E-Book reading market with its much famous “Kindle” range of e-book readers. With absolutely very little or no competition, the Kindle has been one of the best choice for book lovers as it lets you carry thousands of books in a sleek tablet like module with various other features pre-loaded in it.

Now smaller companies like Kobo, a Canadian based company, is trying to enter this e-book reading device segment and the company has recently announced its new E-Book reader the Aura One. The major thing that sets that Aura One distinctively different from other E-Book readers is that the unlike most of the E-Book readers that host a 6 inch screen size, the Aura One comes with a larger 7.8 inch display on-board.

The 7.8inch display offers a 300ppi Carta E-Ink touchscreen resolution. Kobo puts the advantage of larger displays to offers larger texts and wider text pages and even cutting down on page turns. However, even though with having a larger display, the company has ensured that the devices is slim and light in weight. The Kobo Aura One measures 6.9mm in thickness and weighs just 230 grams. Also, the good thing is that the Kobo Aura One is waterproof up to IPX8 standards and can stay submerged in two meters deep water for a period of two-hours.




The Kobo aura One also comes with a smart ComfortLight PRO that helps in cutting down the blue light and make it less likely for the e-book readers to result any disturbance in their reading patterns. A built-in ambient light sensor also helps to modify the brightness based on the time of the day.

Moreover, the readers have a control to choose over various font size and font formats that best suites their needs. Also, they get an option to adjust the page margins, use the built-in dictionary to get familiar to any new word and even highlight certain passages.


The technical specs for the devices include a 512MB of RAM memory, 8GB of storage that can hold as large as 6000 books at a time and a 1GHz processor for a smooth operation of the device.

The Kobo aura One will be available in US starting from 30th of September for a price of $229.

Source: Kobo

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