- Kobo Aura HD Features & Benefits -

Kobo Aura - Enhanced Reading

Enhanced Reading

Kobo Aura HD provides the top-of-the-line eReading experience for the discerning book lover. Enjoy reading for countless hours on an extra large 6.8” Pearl E Ink screen with ClarityScreen which offers approximately 30% more reading space and the most paper-line reading experience+. Not only is there more reading space, Kobo Aura HD is the highest resolution eReader* providing crisper, clearer text at 265 dpi. Plus read day or night with the built-in, even ComfortLight.

Kobo Aura - Best Design for Reading

Best Design for Reading

Designed with an iconic and ergonomic design, Kobo Aura HD fits comfortably in your hand, just like a physical book, offering a natural and comfortable reading experience. Make each eBook your own with in-text annotations, dictionary look-ups, bookmarks, and notes. Reading something with a lot of pictures? Zoom in up to 200%, pan around images, or change page orientation all with your fingertips.

Kobo Aura - Read Clearly, Day or Night

Read Clearly, Day or Night

With the simple touch of a button, Kobo Aura HD's built-in ComfortLight offers unmatched even diffusion of light on the page rather than on your eyes for comfortable reading day or night. Use the dimmer to adjust the ComfortLight to find the perfect setting
for you.

Kobo Aura - Play with your Fonts

Play with your Fonts

TypeGenius lets you choose from 10 font styles and 24 font sizes, with exclusive adjustable weight and sharpness settings. Plus, you can set your own margins. It's easy to create your own ideal reading experience! You can even select a font designed exclusively for Kobo by typography experts. It leaves more ink on the screen so words appear sharper and crisper.

Kobo Aura - The perfect travel companion

The Perfect Travel Companion

Imagine carrying 3,000 books with you wherever you go. Not enough? You can add up to 32 GB with a MicroSD card. That's enough for up to 30,000 eBooks. And since Kobo Aura HD is small enough to fit in your backpack or purse, it is truly the eReader that goes where you go.

Kobo Aura - World class content

World Class Content

Searching for your next read? Enjoy access to over 3 million eBooks with built-in Wi Fi. Whether you're at home, at your local coffee shop, or even on vacation, you can connect to any hotspot and download your next great read.
Kobo Picks makes finding the perfect read simple. Based on your actual preferences and feedback, Kobo Picks brings you fantastic personalized eBook recommendations and previews you'll love, including things you never knew existed. Need help finding something specific? Then you’ll love our intuitive predictive search. It knows just what you're looking for, even before you’ve finished typing.

Kobo Aura HD Specifications
175.7 X 128.3 X 11.7 mm

240 grams

6.8" Custom WXGA+ Pearl E Ink Screen;
ClarityScreen+: 265 dpi, 1440 x 1080 res

1GHZ - 25% faster processor than other leading eReaders

Wi Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Micro USB

4GB – Option to expand up to 32GB with a MicroSD card

Up to 2 months*

Espresso, Ivory, Onyx


ComfortLight: Built-in front-lit technology with coating for durability and even light distribution

Over 3 million ebooks, comic books, graphic novels, newspapers and magazines.

Kobo Picks provide personalized and convenient eBook recommendations adapted to you.

Supports ePub and Adobe DRM. Read books borrowed from your public library.

Social Reading
Learn your reading habits with Reading Life™. Track your Reading Stats and share what you are reading, favourite passages, and Reading Life™ awards to Facebook® timeline.

TypeGenius, Kobo’s font experience with a choice of 10 font styles, 24 font sizes and adjustable font sharpness and weight. Includes Kobo’s exclusive font Kobo Nickel for crisp, clear readability.

Built-in Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate® dictionary.

Notes, Quotes
Highlight text, record notes, share to Facebook.

File Types
EPUB, PDF, jpeg, gif, png, tiff, txt, html, rft, cbz, CBR

Advanced Features
Library personalization, predictive search, brightness controls, double-tap PDF zoom in, SimpleTurn comfortable page turns.

Experimental Web browser

Chess and Sudoku

English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Portuguese, Japanese

Free Mobile & Desktop Apps
Free Kobo apps for Mac and PC computers, Apple®, Android™ and BlackBerry® smartphones and tablets.

Kobo Everywhere™
Your Kobo Books are stored safely in the cloud - retrieve them at any time. Your bookmarks and more are seamlessly synced across all your Kobo eReading apps and devices.

Easily set-up Kobo Aura HD just a few simple steps from your computer or directly from your Kobo Aura HD using Wi Fi.

+As tested by Product 360:February 2013
*Based on 30 minutes of reading per day. ComfortLight turned on or off. Wi Fi turned off. May vary with individual use.