The Kobo Aura [$139.99] is a 6 inch capacitive touchscreen frontlit ePaper eReader that comes in a color choice of black or pink.
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Pro Device can read a huge assortment of file types
The Kobo Aura can read a large assortment of file types including kepub, epub, mobi (only non DRM versions), RTF, and cbr.
Pro Capacitive touch screen
The capacitive touch screen allows the screen to sit flush with the device as most infrared touch screen devices have their screens sunken into the device leaving nooks for crumbs, hair and dust. A capacitive touch screen is also more responsive than an infrared screen, as it responds to electric impulse from the human body instead of being responsive to pressure.
Pro Integrated Pocket reading software
The Kobo Aura comes with Pocket integration allowing users to read articles and web pages saved to the Pocket website.
Pro Can use third party eBook stores
By using Adobe Digital Edition software users are able to load DRMed epubs from third party stores that support ADE.
Pro The Kobo Aura is lightweight
Compared to most other eReaders, the Kobo Aura is extremely light.
Pro High storage capacity with SD card slot for additional space
The Kobo Aura has 4GB online storage, but there is also an SD card slot on the device that allows the user to upgrade their storage capacity up to the supported 32GB cards.
Pro Frontlit display
The Kobo Aura has a frontlit display so it can be read in the dark.
Pro 212 PPI screen
Con Devices design has light bleed coming from the top of the device
The light bleed on the Kobo Aura is very visible when viewing at a forward leaning angle.
Con More expensive than competitors
The Kobo Aura is priced higher than the Amazon Kindle or Nook Glo devices.