The first ebook-reader Kobo module “enlightened” was the Kobo Aura and, for over a year since its launch in 2013, this device was one of the most appreciated by users so as to have recorded sales performance superior to any other Canadian company model. It will then be pleased to know that Kobo has announced a refresh, a Kobo Aura second generation and its name (to tell the truth just succeed) is Kobo Aura Edition 2.
The lightweight and practical design of the device, now more like a Kobo Aura One with the power button on the back instead of the top, makes it comfortable to hold in your hand for hours of reading, offering access to millions of books 24 hours of 24 thanks to WiFi connectivity. With a screen 6-inch e-Ink Paper HD (1024 x 768 pixels, 212 PPI) touch similar to printed paper (which has 11 characters and 40 sizes), book lovers can read in direct sunlight without glare. The display is flush with the frame, unlike the first generation, but the frontlight technology has been greatly improved thanks to Comfortlight that automatically adjusts the light intensity depending on the environmental conditions for a “more restful reading”. The battery lasts up to two months, while the 4GB onboard memory can store up to 3,000 books, but is not expandable with a microSD card slot.
From September 6, Kobo Aura Edition 2 will be available in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Belgium and Turkey; from October / November in Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and the Philippines; Finally, from 2017, in Japan and Brazil. It will be sold in black color, with a recommended retail price of 129.99 euro, virtually like a Kobo Glo HD that basically integrates a sharper screen (300PPI) and has a higher resolution. It’s worth? Perhaps, not really