Kobo Aura Edition 2 Ships on 30 August, Costs $119

kobo aura edition 2The Aura One is getting all the press today, but it's not the only new ereader Kobo is launching today.

Kobo is also launching a mid-range model, the Aura Edition 2. This ereader costs about $10 less than the Kobo Glo HD, and is the worst for it.

The Aura Edition 2 is about the same size and weight as the Glo HD. Both have a 6" Carta E-ink screen, frontlight, and touchscreen, and they run the same software, but they aren't quite the same device.

Launched last year, the Kobo Glo HD has a 300 ppi screen just like the one on the Paperwhite, Oasis, and Voyage. The Aura Edition 2, on the other hand, has a lower resolution 212 ppi display (1024 x 758 screen resolution).

This is one of those ereaders which I really can't see why anyone would buy. For an extra $10 you can get a much sharper screen and the exact same software features.

Sure, I was disappointed by the Glo HD's hardware when I reviewed it last year, but it is still a better value than the Aura Edition 2 (what a stupid name).

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7 Comments on Kobo Aura Edition 2 Ships on 30 August, Costs $119

  1. FINALLY, an E-ink device with a warm light. I will definitely pick up one of these. Hopefully this will goad Amazon into putting one in their next Kindle.

  2. so, my kindle voyage: weights 50g less; has the same 300ppi; bigger ebook eco-system; vastly better customer service; and better structured screen. while that kobo natural light, storage and font selection seems nice, i don’t think i will want one.

  3. Looks as if it might be big enough to make a good PDF reader. If so, that will sell one to me.

  4. I don’t want to sound critical, but i don’t understand how all these comments are being left on a post about a 6″ ereader which reference the larger 7.8″ ereader.

    I think I’ll close this comment section. That should fix it.

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