CURRENT KOBO E-READERS AVAILABLE NOW ON THE OFFICIAL KOBO SITE! In May 2010 Toronto-based Kobo Inc. released an e-reader as a cheaper alternative to the more expensive existing e-readers as Sony Reader, Amazon Kindle, BeBook, Rocket eBook, Barnes & Noble Nook and others. The KOBO’s company name is an anagram of “book”. As most e-readers, the Kobo uses an electronic ink screen. Between 2011 and 2013 the LCD tablet versions were released.
E Ink devices
Current Kobo e-readers
All Kobo e-readers have a unique pagination system. Users can count and reference pages separately within each chapter. Also they can reference the book as a whole which is only an alternative. The Kobo reader requires Internet connection for the initial setup. For this the user must connect to the Kobo servers.
EPUB, Adobe PDF, plain text, HTML, and unprotected Mobipocket (mobi, prc)
+ unofficially many other formats as ZIM.
Kobo Touch 2.0
The Kobo Touch 2.0 was released on 8 September 2015. The E Ink Pearl 6-inch display has a resolution of 800×600 and 167 ppi. The exterior is similar to the Kobo Glo HD. It has a 1 GHz Freescale i.MX6 Solo Lite Processor and 4 GB of internal storage.
Introductory price: $ 61
Price (FREE SHIPPING, VAT INCL.): £ OUT OF STOCK
Kobo Aura One
The Kobo Aura One was released on 6 September 2016. It was the first e-reader with a 7.8-inch E Ink Carta HD waterproof display with a 300 ppi screen. The Aura One weighs 252 grammes. It measures 195 mm by 138.5 mm by 6.9 mm. It has Wi-Fi, 8 GB internal storage, and has 512 MB RAM. The Aura One has nine white LEDs and eight RGB LEDs around the frame. The additional RGB LEDs allow the device to have a night reading mode that limits the blue light that comes from white LEDs. It was the first Kobo eReader with built-in OverDrive support.
Introductory price: $ 229.99
Price (FREE SHIPPING, VAT INCL.): £ 189.99
Kobo Aura Edition 2
The Kobo Aura Edition 2 was released with the Kobo Aura One in September 2016. They called it “a refreshed version of a beloved classic”. It has a 6-inch E Ink Carta display with a resolution of 1024×768 at 212 ppi. The exterior styling resembles the Kobo Aura One’s. Unlike the original Kobo Aura, there is no MicroSD slot. Else the specifications are similar to the original Kobo Aura.
Price (FREE SHIPPING, VAT INCL.): £ 79.99
Kobo Aura H2O
The Aura H₂0 was released on 1 October 2014. It is the first commercial waterproof e-reader. It has an upgraded version of the Aura HD’s 6.8-inch E Ink Carta touchscreen display. This one has a resolution of 1440×1080 with 265 ppi. While its screen is improved over the Aura HD, it contains the same processor, onboard storage, and software as the Aura HD, and has dust/waterproofing – certified to be immersed for up to 30 minutes in up to 1 meter of water with its port cover closed.
Introductory price: $ 179
Brand: Kobo UK
Price (FREE SHIPPING): £ 139.99
Introductory price: $ 199
Introductory price: $ 79
Kobo Aura HD
Introductory price: $ 169
Kobo Glo HD
Introductory price: $ 129