New Kobo Aura (Edition 2) eReader £79.95 delivered, online at John Lewis
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New Kobo Aura (Edition 2) eReader £79.95 delivered, online at John Lewis

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Found 23rd Aug 2017Edited by:"FlyingMonkeyUK"
John Lewis are currently price matching a competitor: the new version of the Kobo Aura is on their site at £20 off RRP, at £79.95.

Includes two-year guarantee and qualifies for free delivery or free click and collect.

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Product information

Delivering the ultimate screen for readability, the Kobo Aura features a high-res, low-glare E-Ink screen that reads just like print on paper, even in direct sunlight. Featuring a long battery life, 4GB of storage and a ComfortLight for easy reading in the dark, the Aura makes eBooks brilliantly readable.

Day and night
Carta E Ink technology and Aura's ClarityScreen combine to provide a brilliant print on paper reading experience, even in direct sunlight. Not only is it beautiful to read from, but it also eliminates flashes between page turns, and features touch controls like pinch-to-zoom. The ComfortLight will help you read in the dark with an evenly illuminated front-light with gesture controlled brightness settings. ComfortLight doesn't shine bright lights in your eyes, making it much more comfortable to read than a traditional backlit screen.

Large library
In the Kobo Book Store, you can find over 4 million of the best books and comics available for purchase. Aura is also compatible with a wide range of file types and with 4GB of internal storage you'll be able to keep a vast library with up to 3000 books on your device.

Adjustable pages
Some of us prefer large font, while others are happy with tiny letter. Luckily the Aura will suit both types of readers, and all the in between ones, as it lets you choose from over 40 font sizes! To further improve your reading experience this handy device also gives you the option to select from 11 different font types.

Ideal for travel
Aura is made to go everywhere with you. It's lightweight and packs a massive battery life so you can take it on long trips without it weighing you down or worrying about the battery running out.

Personalised reading experience
Kobo Reading Life is an enriched reading experience designed to enhance your passion for reading and help you get more out of your books. You can personalise your reading experience with TypeGenius, see an overview of all your reading-related activities and interact with books to discover related web articles, books and authors. Kobo Picks and Collections help you find more reading material tailored to your reading history, and you can also share what you're reading, your favourite passages and post reviews to your Facebook timeline.

Accessories Included None
Audio Quality N/A
Battery life Up to 2 months (based on 30 minutes of reading a day with ComfortLight turned on or off, and Wi Fi turned off)
Brand Kobo
Built-in light Yes
Capacity4GB storage for carrying up to 3,000 eBooks
Dimensions H19.4 x W15 x D2.7cm
DisplayHigh-res Carta E Ink ClarityScreen with low-flash waveform; 16 level grey scale
File Formats14 file formats supported natively (EPUB, EPUB3, PDF, MOBI, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBZ, CBR)
Model name / numberN236-KU-BK-K-EP
Pixels Per Inch (PPI) 212ppi
Ports Micro USB
Range Aura
Screen Resolution 1024 x 758 pixels
Screen size 6"
Touch Screen Yes
Weight0.18kg
Wireless networking Wi-Fi- 802.11b/g/n
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only120 m ago

How would one get kindle book on here? Or is that not possible


Yes it's possible and not difficult, but you need a little tech knowledge and it's probably verboten to explain the exact method here.

On another and (naturally) completely unrelated note, Calibre is an excellent program for managing ebook collections in various formats, at least once you've got to grips with the admittedly unintuitive and messy interface.
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Sad that there's no micro SD expansion to boost the memory. Otherwise I'd be sorely tempted.
Original Poster
4GB is still a lot of books! I have never used an SD card on any of my eReaders and have always been fine.
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WHSmith have just dropped their price to £79.99 (in fact, I have a tab open still that has the £99.99 price on it from this morning):

whsmith.co.uk/pro…479

I'd rather have John Lewis's two year warranty, though.
Argos have also price matched @ £79.99 and don't forget they also have their £10 voucher for £100 spend available if you add on the extra £20.01 or more.

argos.co.uk/pro…337

Kobo are great readers, especially if you use POCKET (Read It Later) for reading web articles, I have the Glo HD and the Aura One.
Edited by: "omneity1" 23rd Aug 2017
FlyingMonkeyUK13 m ago

WHSmith have just dropped their price to £79.99 (in fact, I have a tab …WHSmith have just dropped their price to £79.99 (in fact, I have a tab open still that has the £99.99 price on it from this morning):https://www.whsmith.co.uk/products/kobo-aura-edition-2-black-ereader/38652479I'd rather have John Lewis's two year warranty, though.


Comes up at £99.99 for me.
Original Poster
Tried refreshing?

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FlyingMonkeyUK2 m ago

Tried refreshing?[Image]


Must have been it, now comes up at £79.99!
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omneity130 m ago

Argos have also price matched @ £79.99 and don't forget they also have …Argos have also price matched @ £79.99 and don't forget they also have their £10 voucher for £100 spend available if you add on the extra £20.01 or more. http://www.argos.co.uk/product/6007337Kobo are great readers, especially if you use POCKET (Read It Later) for reading web articles, I have the Glo HD and the Aura One.


Having tried both, I much prefer Kobo to Kindles. The Aura Edition 2 doesn't have as high a resolution as some of the others, but I just don't think it's worth going over £100 for an eReader.
I had the original aura and Ioved it. Was well gutted when it was stolen... Haven't got around to replacing it yet
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RadiantDuck12 m ago

I had the original aura and Ioved it. Was well gutted when it was …I had the original aura and Ioved it. Was well gutted when it was stolen... Haven't got around to replacing it yet


Now's your chance!
There's lots of other brands, Energy sistem currently has refurbs on their site at half price. I've got two models and both have been fine. Then there's Icarus, Boox, Boyue, Tolino, Inkbook all of which offer android based with buttons and micro sd slot. Icarus has a refurb section on its site too. Being android it means you can add books how you want so the folder structure is the same and you don't end up with books all jumbled as I did with my old kobo.
FlyingMonkeyUK3 h, 1 m ago

Having tried both, I much prefer Kobo to Kindles. The Aura Edition 2 …Having tried both, I much prefer Kobo to Kindles. The Aura Edition 2 doesn't have as high a resolution as some of the others, but I just don't think it's worth going over £100 for an eReader.


I wouldn't get too hung-up on the resolution unless you have super accurate eyesight or need/want to read tiny text, I can only notice any difference from the original Kobo Glo (265 dpi) to the Glo HD (300 dpi) if I use a magnifying glass, even then it's barely noticeable. A lower DPI should lead to slightly faster processing although I no longer have the Glo to be able to confirm this.
I've heard these ebook thingys are out of fashion and books are back in?
ostinato4 h, 19 m ago

Sad that there's no micro SD expansion to boost the memory. Otherwise I'd …Sad that there's no micro SD expansion to boost the memory. Otherwise I'd be sorely tempted.


I'm not sure that you need more than 3,000 books. I read about one hour every weekday for my commute and tend to get through 50-70 books in a year (depending on length). So if I loaded this up with 3,000 books, I could read 70 books a year for 42 years and 9 months before needed to get some more.
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scallygally8 m ago

I've heard these ebook thingys are out of fashion and books are back in?


Not on hand luggage only holidays!
Thanks op
scallygally45 m ago

I've heard these ebook thingys are out of fashion and books are back in?


In the same way that vinyl records are back in.
How would one get kindle book on here? Or is that not possible
only120 m ago

How would one get kindle book on here? Or is that not possible


Yes it's possible and not difficult, but you need a little tech knowledge and it's probably verboten to explain the exact method here.

On another and (naturally) completely unrelated note, Calibre is an excellent program for managing ebook collections in various formats, at least once you've got to grips with the admittedly unintuitive and messy interface.
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does this ereader have adjustable lighting?
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FloraNordin25th Sep

does this ereader have adjustable lighting?


Yes.
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FlyingMonkeyUK16 m ago

Yes.


ok cheers, I bought a paperwhite in the end, kobos are crap
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