Two weeks ago, I wrote about the details on Kobo’s two upcoming e-readers, the Kobo Aura One and the Aura Edition 2. Both e-readers are now available for pre-order at the Kobo store.
The Kobo Aura One features a 300 ppi 7.8″ Carta E Ink screen with 8GB of memory. It has an enhanced IPX8 rating making it waterproof for up to 60 minutes in two meters of water. It also features a lighting system called ComfortLight PRO which allows for adjustment of the front-lighting and includes an orange nighttime reading light to cut down on blue light emissions which can interfere with sleep. It also directly integrates OverDrive library software with the Kobo store.
The Aura One retails for $229.99 and includes free shipping for pre-orders.
The Kobo Aura Edition 2 has a 212 ppi 6″ Carta E Ink screen, 4GB of memory and ComfortLight adjustable front-lighting (without the orange nighttime reading light). The e-reader seems to be a newer version of the Aura HD.
The Aura Edition 2 will retail for $119.99 and includes free shipping for pre-orders.
I am very interested in the Aura One because of the Overdrive library integration, although I really don’t want a bigger e-reader. I am going to watch this one to see what the reviews are like once the Overdrive component goes live.
What about you? Are you interested in either of new Kob e-readers? If you get one, please leave a comment and let us know what you think.