Kobo, the Canadian e-reader, tablet and e-book company owned by Japan’s e-commerce giant Rakuten, today unveiled its newest device, the Aura HD, a limited-edition e-reader it’s aiming it at power bookworms, with a 265dpi resolution on a 6.8-inch screen, 4 gigabytes of storage and a two-month battery life for the premium price of $169.99 (£139.99).
I jumped into this e-reader world when I saw that Moon+ Reader had text to speech. There are some books that don't have audio versions that I really would love to hear while I drive, mow, dishes, etc. So I loaded it on my Droid. Anyway, I bought my first e-book through my local independent bookstore. Unfortunately, it was through Kobo books. I thought I saw Kobo in the notes for Moon+.
Kobo announced today via its company blog that the Kobo Glo and Kobo Mini e-readers are now on sale at Canadian retailers Indigo, Future Shop and Best Buy, and in the U.K. at WHSmith. The $80 Mini and $130 Glo were announced in September, just ahead of the unveiling of Amazon’s new Kindle lineup.