kobo-aura-hdE-book readers are definitely a niche market, and it does not look as though it will grow to be a major force in the mobile consumer electronics market. While we have seen some names fall by the wayside over the years, Kobo still remains strong, and their latest e-book reader would be known as the Kobo Aura HD, which is an E-ink device that boasts of a 6.8-inch screen, and according to Kobo, the Aura HD offers the “highest-resolution display available in an e-reader today.”

The Kobo Aura HD is a premium e-book reader, and hence it is reflected in the $169.99 price point, where its Pearl E Ink display will carry a resolution of 1,440×1,080 pixels at 265dpi, which Kobo claims that the larger 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.” It is powered by a 1GHz processor, where you can choose from Ivory, Espresso, and Onyx colors. Do not be put off by the 4GB of internal storage, since there is a microSD memory card slot that allows you to carry another 32GB worth of electronic tomes. With a battery life that has been rated to last for up to two months, traveling long distance is not going to be a problem with the Kobo Aura HD.

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