Kobo Brings 6.8-Inch Aura HD E-Reader For $170

Canadian e-reader maker Kobo has announced Aura HD, a new upper-end premium e-reader with attractive specifications along with a 6.8-inch HD screen. According to Kobo, Aura HD e-reader has the highest-resolution display than any other e-reader available in the market today.

Kobo Aura HD e-reader

The 6.8-inch Kobo Aura HD e-reader weighs 240 g (8.4658 oz) and measures 175.7 mm x 128.3 mm x 11.7 mm (6.91-inch x 5.05-inch x 0.46-inch). This tablet has 6.8-inch EInk Pearl HD display that can provide a superb resolution of 1440 x 1080 and 265 dpi. Kobo claims that the 6.8-inch screen size delivers “30 percent more reading surface and the closest experience to print-on-paper — showcasing text and high-resolution images beautifully.”

The e-reader comes with a 1 GHz processor which is said to be 20% faster than “other leading e-readers” and 4GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card. The battery of Kobo Aura HD e-reader can provide power up to 30 hours at a stretch on a single (full) charge (depends on your LED and Wi-Fi habits). Besides, users can access the device’s “experimental” web browser, as well as the Kobo bookstore, which carries more than 3 million books, newspapers, and magazines via a Wi-Fi connection.

The Aura HD supports typical array of e-book, text, comic and image formats, including EPUB. The Kobo Aura HD costs $169.99 and will be available for pre-order online in the U.S. starting Tuesday, April 16. It will hit shelves in Canada and the U.K. starting April 25 with international availability due in May.

Source: Kobo, Press Release

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Anatol Rahman is the Editor at TheTechJournal. He loves complicated machineries, and crazy about robot and space. He likes cycling. Before joining TheTechJournal team, he worked in the telemarketing industry. You can catch him on Google+.

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