Kobo Aura HD Review: Conclusion
I’ve focused a lot on the Kobo Aura HD as an e-reader alternative to Amazon’s proprietary Kindle ecosystem. This isn’t an effort to be anti-Kindle (I do own one and spend a lot of money shopping online at Amazon), but lots of people are concerned about the issue. If you happen to be one of those people, then the Kobo Aura is definitely the best e-ready for taking the e-book plunge.
Plus, from a technical and use perspective, the Kobo Aura HD stands out as the best e-reader on the market. Its primary advantage is that display — bigger and far sharper than any competitor.
However, the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite and Nook GloLight e-readers do have a significant price advantage: $139 ($20 less with Special Offers) and $119.99 respectively, compared to $169.99 for the Kobo. Is the Kobo Aura HD worth the premium? As someone who reads a lot, I say yes.
Not convinced the Kobo Aura HD is the e-reader for you? For an overview of the five best e-reader choices out there today, see our comparison of popular Kobo, Kindle, Nook and Apple (AAPL) iPad choices.
As of this writing, Brad Moon did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.