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The Kindle Paperwhite Kindle Paperwhite Review & Giveaway Kindle Paperwhite Review & Giveaway The Kindle Paperwhite is Amazon's current flagship reader, and one that we've been wanting to review and give away for quite some time. If you already own a Kindle or a different eReader, you may... Read More , which we reviewed a couple of months ago, is a great way to keep reading when the lights are off. But is it the only way? Despite Amazon’s dominance of the eReader market, some competitors manage to keep their heads above water, and one of these strugglers is Kobo. With an impressive line of five different eReaders, its own bookstore, and its own desktop eBook manager/reader, you’d think Kobo would be a good Amazon alternative.

But is it really? After many hardships (which I’ll explain shortly), we managed to get our hands on what should be Kobo’s flagship reader, the new Kobo Aura HD. The Kobo Aura HD is a large e-ink reader with a built-in light, just like the Kindle Paperwhite, and offers an even better resolution and DPI for a sharper reading experience. It comes with 4GB of internal memory, and a micro SD card slot, so you can easily keep a huge library on it before running out of room.

On paper, the Kobo Aura HD looks like a very strong Kindle competitor. So what’s keeping it back? Is it really as good as it sounds, or are there drawbacks to beware of? We took the Kobo Aura HD eReader for a thorough test drive, and the results are in front of you. As usual, one of you will also win this $200 eReader for free! Continue reading to find out how.

Playing Hard To Get

Before we get into technical details, it’s important to tell you how hard this eReader is to get. If you live in the US, Canada, Australia, or some countries in Europe, you may find the Kobo Aura HD is a local store nearby, at a price varying from $170 to $275, depending where in the world you are. On Amazon, you can get the black version for $208 and the brown version for $222. Neither are sold directly from Amazon, of course. You can also find it online of various worldwide stores listed here. Oh, and don’t try looking for the Kobo Aura HD on kobo.com, it’s not listed there.

As for me, I live in neither of these countries, so I couldn’t just go out and buy it, or even order it, so I tried getting a friend to bring it from the US. I was all set to order, when I discovered Kobo only offers 14-days delivery, and my friend was arriving in a week. I was willing to pay more and get it faster, but that was not an option. Next, one of my MakeUseOf colleagues in the US tried ordering the reader directly from Kobo. He got his credit card charged three times for one reader, and never managed to get the reader itself. We ended up having to buy this unit in Australia and ship it all the way to me so I can review it.

Considering how easy and quick it is to get a Kindle Paperwhite ($119-$139) shipped to almost anywhere, even where Amazon doesn’t officially ship it, and the vast different in price, the Kobo Aura HD would probably appeal only to those who can actually get it nearby. For those in the US, the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight ($110) is also a valid and easier to get option. In addition to all this, the official Kobo page where we previously tried to purchase the reader in the US is currently “not found”, making it even harder to get.

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What’s In The Box?

Let’s now forget for a second how hard it was to get, and focus on the device itself. It’s hard not to, because the Kobo Aura HD is eye-catching before you even open the box.

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Upon opening it, you’ll find a pretty spartan deal: an eReader, a unique USB cable, and some booklets. It’s all very nicely packed, though, and the effort put into the packaging is quite apparent.

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In order to start using your Kobo Aura HD, you need to go through the process of plugging it into your computer, downloading Kobo’s software, registering for a Kobo account, and activating your eReader. Alternatively, you could get it started by connecting to your home wireless network since the Kobo Aura HD is fitted with Wi-Fi. As this is a pretty boring process, I will spare you the details, but keep in mind that this is not ready to use just out of the box. Getting started will take you at least 10-15 minutes.

Hardware & Display

As soon as you take the Kobo Aura HD in your hand, you can feel it’s different. Living in a Kindle-oriented household, this was the first time I used an eReader that isn’t made by Amazon, and I didn’t need to turn it on to feel how different it was. And this is not by accident.

The Kobo Aura HD is designed to be different. The back of the device is not straight, but rather divided into four different planes which are aimed at making the device easier to hold in your hand. Unfortunately, it’s also made of slippery plastic, which actually makes the device harder to hold, and almost impossible to prop against things for handless reading.

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Unlike every Kindle model I’ve ever used, the Kobo Aura HD’s power button is housed on top of the device, along with a dedicated button for the reading light. Separating the power button from the light could be useful for when you want to read without the light, but in my experience, that won’t happen often. I also managed to confuse the buttons half the time, pushing the light button when I was trying to turn the reader on.

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The bottom of the device is where you’ll find the Micro USB jack, and the Micro SD card slot; the latter being a great way to expand the Kobo Aura HD’s capacity to up to 36GB.

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The Kobo Aura HD feels big in your hand, and indeed, the 6.8 inch display is quite large compared to other eReaders. It’s also a little heavier than most other modern eReaders, weighing in at 245 grams (8.6 ounces). The bigger screen is pretty sharp to read from, and with a resolution of 1440 x 1080 pixels at 265 DPI, it’s also better specced than any other eReader I could find on the market.

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The Kobo Aura HD comes with a built-in light to make reading possible in any lighting situation. According to Kobo, “The revolutionary ComfortLight is incredibly even and adjustable for a beautifully lit nighttime reading experience. And because ComfortLight illuminates the page, rather than emitting light outward toward your eyes, you’ll enjoy a truly comfortable read“. Is it really all its shaped up to be?

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Generally, yes. The Kobo Aura HD’s light is indeed uniform, illuminating the entire page perfectly with no brighter spots or inexplicable darker spots. It can be adjusted to any lighting situation, making it comfortable to read in complete darkness as well as blazing daylight, and a better experience than an unlit eReader at any time. I had only three qualms with the Kobo Aura’s light:

Firstly, adjusting it requires too many taps. You need to turn it on using the hardware button. Then you have to bring up the menu bar, and tap the sun icon, which opens up another menu, where you need to choose “Brightness”. Only then can you adjust it.

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Secondly, since the light has its own button, it doesn’t behave consistently when turning on the reader after its been sleeping. If the light was on when the reader went to sleep, it may turn on automatically when the reader is turned back on, or it may not.

And finally, the light is a bit too bright at times. You won’t notice it when not reading in the dark, but when you are, you might find that your eyes hurt a little bit, and you keep on turning the brightness down more and more until you reach the lowest setting, which is still a bit bright.

According to Kobo, the Aura HD can be used for 2 months of reading on a single charge, based on 30-minutes of reading per day. This is about the same as the Kindle Paperwhite, but I did not get a chance to test this before writing this review as it took me 2 months just to get the device.

Reading On The Kobo Aura HD

The Kobo Aura HD is responsive, but not as responsive as a Kindle. You may not notice this when flipping pages, but it becomes more obvious when typing, highlighting, looking up words, etc. It’s definitely usable, and if you’ve never used a Kindle before you may not notice anything off, but the difference is there.

The Kobo Aura HD lets you choose between three page-turning settings, so you get to decide regarding page-turning areas and where you want to tap for the menu. I chose to go with one that turns the entire middle area of the page to a menu toggle, which worked OK, but I did end up turning pages by mistake quite often.

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The display itself is quite flexible. Rather than having to choose between 5-6 font sizes, you get a whole range of them, as well as flexible line-spacing and margin controls. There are 11 reading fonts to choose from, and you can even adjust the weight and sharpness of each font you choose, and get an instant preview of what the new setting will look like. What you can’t do, unfortunately, is pinch to zoom on the page to change the font size quickly.

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Kobo’s dictionary lookup feature is nice, but can get a bit confusing at first. Tap and hold any word to look it up in the built-in Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate® dictionary, but note that by doing so, you’re entering the highlighting and dictionary menu, which you can only leave by tapping the cross button at the bottom. If you don’t, and simply attempt to continue reading, you’ll get an instant dictionary definition for any word you tap on. This feature becomes slightly more useful when highlighting sentences, letting you change your highlight if you got something wrong, instead of having to start all over again.

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In the same manner, you can also highlight words and sentences, add notes, share favorite quotes on Facebook, and lookup words within the book. All your notes and highlights are automatically synced to your Kobo account.

The whole thing is wrapped up inside your homepage, which is a bit of a tile jumble, trying to provide as much information as possible in as little space as possible.

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On the left, you can see the book you’re currently reading as well as the sync status, and the rest of the tiles show your recent additions, other books you might have started, and some Reading Life award tiles. What’s Reading Life, you wonder? It’s sort of a Kobo community where you can win awards and badges for reading books. It also provides some interesting stats about your reading speed and habits.

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If you don’t like this sort of thing, you can opt out of Reading Life through the settings.

Adding books to your Kobo can be done through the store on the device itself, through the Kobo desktop app, or via the Kobo website. You can also drag and drop ePub, PDF and Mobi files onto the Kobo for quick reading. Unlike the Kindle family, the book store on the Kobo is built-in, and does not display in a browser, which makes it easier to use.

Kobo Aura HD vs. Kindle Paperwhite

Since the Kindle Paperwhite is the best known eReader in the category, I will compare several of the Kobo Aura HD’s prominent features to those of the Kindle Paperwhite. I should be honest and tell you that I think the Kindle Paperwhite is an almost perfect eReader (no, I’m not paid by Amazon, I just happen to think they make really good eReaders), so this is not an easy competition.

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You don’t have to be a genius to notice the first difference: size. The Kobo Aura HD’s display is almost a full inch larger than the Kindle’s, making the whole device much bigger. This is also true for thickness: The Kobo is quite a bit thicker than the Kindle.

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The difference is noticeable when holding the device, and combined with the Kobo’s slick plastic back, makes the Kobo less convenient to hold and use, despite its special design. Weight-wise, the difference is not significant, with the Paperwhite weighing in at 210 g ( 7.4 ounces), only 35 g (1.2 ounces) lighter than the Kobo Aura HD.

Aside from size differences, the photo above also shows one of the Kobo’s biggest advantages: the Micro SD card slot. If you’re a truly avid reader and don’t like keeping your eBooks in the cloud, this allows you to store an incredible amount of books on your device.

Moving on to reading. If you’ve used a Kindle before, you know the screen is pretty darn sharp. On paper, the Kobo Aura HD is even better, and in practice, they’re just about the same (Kobo on the left, Kindle of the right). The Kobo’s fine-tuned control over fonts make it easier to adjust to your preferences.

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The difference in display becomes apparent when the light is turned on. Contrary to what you might think, the darker the room is, the lower you want your light to be. The Kobo’s lowest setting is much higher than the Kindle’s, making it a bit too bright in a completely dark room. In general, the Kobo’s light is brighter than the Kindle’s, as you can see in the picture below. The light is at about the same intensity, but for the Kobo, this is only 25% brightness, while for the Kindle it’s over 50%.

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Should You Buy The Kobo Aura HD?

All in all, and as much as I wanted to love the Kobo Aura HD, I see no reason to get it over the Kindle Paperwhite. To start, it’s much harder to get unless it sells somewhere near where you live, and even if it does, it tends to cost much more than the Kindle. Even without factoring in price, as we all know Amazon prices are hard to beat, the reader itself doesn’t have to many qualities that make it better than the Kindle, unless you really want the Micro SD slot or like the extra control over fonts.

Is the Kobo Aura HD a good eReader? Yes, it’s very good. Is it the best on the market? Far from it. If the Kindle is hard to get where you live, or if you absolutely can’t stand Amazon, the Kobo Aura HD is a solid buy (if you can get your hands on it). Otherwise, it simply doesn’t justify the effort (and price).

MakeUseOf recommends: Buy it only if you can’t or don’t want to get a Kindle.

How do I win the Kobo Aura HD?

We have a new giveaway procedure in place, which will hopefully make participating much easier. You may enter using your Facebook credentials (which will require you to sign into Facebook) or by submitting your name and email address. You’ll receive one entry simply by doing so.

After that, you’ll also be offered various methods to earn additional entries. They range from sharing a link to this giveaway on social networks; to commenting or visiting a specific page. The more you participate, the higher your chances of winning!

The giveaway is over. Congratulations, Kayte CookWatts! You would have received an email from jackson@makeuseof.com. Please respond before August 11 to claim your prize. Enquires beyond this date will not be entertained.

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This giveaway begins now and ends Friday, August 2nd. The winner will be selected at random and informed via email.

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  1. Victor
    October 12, 2013 at 3:18 am

    The author has refused to address the single biggest difference between Kindle and, well, almost every other ereader. Kindle only uses mobi or the Amazon created ebooks. Kobo, as well as most other known ereaders (Nook, Sony), uses ebooks from the epub standard. So unless you are starting out from ground zero and don't have any ebooks at all, you need to make a choice based on the content you already have. Why buy a Kindle if all your ebooks are epub files? and vice versa.

  2. Khan
    September 28, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Nobody says anything about the mutually exclusieve formats the two e-readers use. The kindle does not use epub and the kobo does not use mobi. When you read dutch as well as english, that becomes a problem.
    Any advice?

  3. owen toh
    September 12, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    love it at first sight, please make my dream come true, i wish to get the Kobo Aura HD! thank you

  4. Kayte C
    August 10, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Thanks so much!! I sent you my information last night!

  5. Pete Kilby
    August 5, 2013 at 5:33 am

    The one thing which is swaying me towards Kobo is the fact that in the UK no one can access the public library ebooks with Kindle. I know that you can with the Kobo devices and the service is free to use as long as you have a library ticket. You can have a book on loan for a maximum of 14 days and no payment required. If you read a lot that is a very good bonus in my book (sorry for the pun)

  6. John
    August 4, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    I know I missed the giveaway by a few days, but my biggest reason for never buying a Kindle is I refuse to be locked into a single ebook vendor. The Kobo lets you load files from anywhere. You have to hack the Kindle to get that "feature". Sorry but that's a deal breaker for me. Kobo Aura HD all the way.

  7. Lilly P
    August 3, 2013 at 9:44 am

    Kindle Paperwhite.

  8. Hoai Phuong
    August 3, 2013 at 3:42 am

    I like both but since this one is new to me, I would like to try the Kobo Aura HD.

  9. Mary H
    August 3, 2013 at 3:42 am

    kobo aura

  10. Sandra Christine L
    August 3, 2013 at 2:19 am

    I would prefer the Kindle Paperwhite.

  11. Vikki B
    August 3, 2013 at 1:33 am

    I like the Kobo Aura HD

  12. Samantha M
    August 3, 2013 at 1:06 am

    Either one, but I like the size of the Kobo Aura

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  13. Sayra Paola Camarena López
    August 3, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Kobo Aura HD (:

  14. Deborah H
    August 2, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Kobo!!!

  15. DevT
    August 2, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  16. Bing Yuan
    August 2, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  17. Nanette Mersereau
    August 2, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Kobo

  18. Tomasz J
    August 2, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    I prefer the Kobo Aura HD.

  19. Susan Smith
    August 2, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  20. Harshit J
    August 2, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    I would prefer the Aura HD

  21. Angela C
    August 2, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    My fave is the Kobo.

  22. Roberta Mariano
    August 2, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    I choose Kindle Paperwhite!!!

  23. Sheila G
    August 2, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    I still don't know Kobo readers, but I have owned a Kindle before and love it!

  24. Santiago M
    August 2, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Kobo Aura HD is better.

  25. Roman V
    August 2, 2013 at 8:11 am

    Kobo for sure :)

  26. Frances L
    August 2, 2013 at 7:05 am

    Kobo Aura HD

  27. Cheryl F.
    August 2, 2013 at 6:49 am

    I prefer the Kindle Paperwhite, but that's only because I use one.

  28. Jill Myrick
    August 2, 2013 at 4:12 am

    I prefer the Kobo Aura HD.

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  29. Marci
    August 2, 2013 at 4:10 am

    Kobo Aura HD

  30. Margot S
    August 2, 2013 at 4:06 am

    Kobo Aura HD

  31. Michael R
    August 2, 2013 at 3:10 am

    Kobo Aura HD

  32. Alison Stolz
    August 1, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    kindle paperwhite

  33. erika
    August 1, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Kobo Aura HD of course!

  34. Mason
    August 1, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    I think I prefer the paperwhite to be honest.

  35. Adrian
    August 1, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  36. Loenja S
    August 1, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  37. Hano
    August 1, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  38. Jack
    August 1, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    I have never seen the Kobo Aura HD, but I have seen the Kindle Paperwhite. I would have to say I like the Paperwhite a lot, but maybe Kobo's new ereader will be even better. Will have to see :)

  39. Eibert D
    August 1, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    I prefer the Kobo Aura HD

  40. Theresa Jones
    August 1, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    I prefer the Kobo Aura HD opposed to the Kindle Paperwhite because it has a larger easier to read screen as well as a unique design.

  41. femto
    August 1, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    he Kobo Aura HD and Kindle Paperwhite

  42. roxy meto
    August 1, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Kobo Aura

  43. anahid k
    August 1, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  44. Lucid R
    August 1, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  45. Chris R
    August 1, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Nook SimpleTouch, but I'd say Kobo.

  46. Lovely J
    August 1, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Kobo Aura

  47. Adam B
    August 1, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Kobo. It's easier to hack.

  48. Chris B
    August 1, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Kobo Aura HD, because while the Kindle is solid product I don't care for Amazon's ecosystem. Give me epub format support and expansible memory any day!

  49. Dave R
    August 1, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    May not be as good as the Kindle but seeing that I have never had one winning the Kobo would be awesome.

  50. Will Hill
    August 1, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Koba Aura HD

  51. Luís F
    August 1, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  52. Bellina J
    August 1, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Kibo Aura HD looks like a winner!

  53. Patrick S
    August 1, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  54. Ben
    August 1, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  55. Sue K
    August 1, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    I would like the kindle white if I win. Thank you for the chance !!

  56. Kari F
    August 1, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    I like the Kobo Aura the best.

  57. Wenbo
    August 1, 2013 at 6:30 am

    Kobo Aura HD

  58. Denise M
    August 1, 2013 at 5:37 am

    I don't have either, but I do have a Kindle Fire and think I would prefer the Paperwhite since it's the platform I know.

  59. Michelle
    August 1, 2013 at 3:12 am

    Kobo Aura HD

  60. Gillian M
    August 1, 2013 at 2:56 am

    Kobo Aura

  61. Noor Unnahar
    August 1, 2013 at 2:02 am

    Kindle paperback is way too high with the price so Kobo reader would be a great choice , I think!

  62. Lucero D
    August 1, 2013 at 1:05 am

    Honestly, I'd prefer the Kindle HD Paperwhite, but I'd be grateful to win the Kobo

  63. Mustafa A
    August 1, 2013 at 12:58 am

    I prefer the Kobo Aura HD. It has great features, plus it's something different than the Kindle everyone else already has. :)

  64. Carissa Romberger
    July 31, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    I think I would go with the Kobo Aura HD.

  65. Brenda Penton
    July 31, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  66. Laurie P
    July 31, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  67. andrew Cusworth
    July 31, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Kobo aura hd

  68. Marek L
    July 31, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  69. Paul R
    July 31, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  70. Gabriela
    July 31, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  71. Sonya T
    July 31, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    I prefer the Kobo Aura! I am not a fan of the Kindles ....

  72. Darwin C
    July 31, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    I like the Kobo Aura HD

  73. Jeff
    July 31, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Kobo looks very interesting, I prefer that over Kindle. Typing/navigation speed don't mean much to me.

  74. NCN
    July 31, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    This looks to be an improvement over my "antique" Kindle Keyboard. I'll be happy to win it, thanks.

  75. Paula Carballo
    July 31, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  76. Edgar
    July 31, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  77. Lex Aleksandre
    July 31, 2013 at 7:01 am

    I love Kobo eReader, but I have a Kobo Glo.

  78. Paige Y
    July 31, 2013 at 1:38 am

    Kobo Aura HD

  79. Muhammad Hadi N
    July 30, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    he Kobo Aura HD or Kindle Paperwhite?

    based on the shape, i prefer Kobo Aura HD.

  80. naomi bailey
    July 30, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    kobo!!

  81. naomi bailey
    July 30, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    great contest!

  82. Ryan Heatherly
    July 30, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Kobo Aura HD

  83. Ken Xia
    July 30, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Kobo Aura HD

  84. sisyphia
    July 30, 2013 at 6:52 am

    Kobo Aura HD

  85. Precious Mae M
    July 30, 2013 at 3:06 am

    I am not a big fan of Amazon so I'd go for Kobo Aura HD

  86. Clayton C
    July 30, 2013 at 2:30 am

    Both!

  87. PAT
    July 30, 2013 at 2:05 am

    I have both a Kobo and Kindle but prefer the Kobo and recommend it to all my friends

  88. Hang Le
    July 30, 2013 at 1:54 am

    I still love Kindle

  89. Frances Lundon
    July 30, 2013 at 12:07 am

    Kobo Aura HD please.

  90. matt
    July 29, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    I think i prefer the kindle paperwhite but that's because I'm used to the Kindle 3G and have already bought from the kindle store. I think the paperwhite design is cleaner too although the SD card is a great feature.

  91. Chris D
    July 29, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    kindle

  92. ProfessAndObey
    July 29, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    I would prefer either.

  93. SSM
    July 29, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    i choose the Kobo Aura HD

  94. Shehzad B
    July 29, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  95. Ale B
    July 29, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    I prefer the Kindle Paperwhite

  96. Paolo P
    July 29, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    I prefer the Kobo Aura HD

  97. Angela in Arkansas
    July 29, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    I think I would like the kobo, mostly for the SC card slot.

  98. Max
    July 29, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    I would really love the Kobo reader!
    It fits my needs much more than the Kindle, because it is'nt restrikted to amazon format books only.
    Would be awesome to win the kobo! :)

  99. Rose Holloway
    July 29, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  100. sandra
    July 29, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    maybe the kobo because it's in HD

  101. William Kennedy
    July 29, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Very happy with my Kindle Paperwhite.

  102. Cat I
    July 29, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Aura HD please :D

  103. Matjaž M
    July 29, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    I have Kindel (OK, not paper-white), so Kobo would be choice for my wife. And it's more open to formats.

  104. sharyn
    July 29, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    The Kobo Aura HD all the way please xx

  105. Adicus Ryan Garton
    July 29, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  106. Daniel Ng
    July 29, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Currently own a Kindle Touch, but was considering exploring a paperwhite till I saw this. Looks very impressive. Like Aura HD for the extra sharp screen

  107. Arpit Jangid
    July 29, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  108. Shell L
    July 29, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    As I have never used either of these, I would have to go the Kobo Aura HD because I love the funky design !

  109. Jannick Madsen
    July 29, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  110. Bhushan Nagpure
    July 29, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    The Kobo Aura HD

  111. Theresa Jenkins
    July 29, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    I have not used either one ,but a 'Kobo Aura HD' would be awesome!

  112. Victor M
    July 29, 2013 at 11:00 am

    I think the Kobo Aura HD is better.

  113. Bob Y
    July 29, 2013 at 9:53 am

    I would prefer the paper-white. I am by no means a Kindle fanatic, but it is going to have way more 3rd party support for things like cases and even apps. I would love this as well, don't get me wrong.

    Right now, out of the devices owned by my family, I prefer my nook tablet with SD card "root" to cyanogenmod.

  114. Arsen G
    July 29, 2013 at 9:07 am

    I prefer Kindle Paperwhite.

  115. Phoghat
    July 29, 2013 at 9:03 am

    My wife has a Kindle, and it isn't bad, but I'd like a Kobo

  116. Anna A
    July 29, 2013 at 7:50 am

    Kindle paperwhite

  117. Greg
    July 29, 2013 at 4:46 am

    The reviewer seems to object to a reader that isn't a Kindle clone rather than reviewing on its own merits. And that's disappointing. Independent tests generally rate Kobo 1, Nook 2 and Kindle 3. Kindle is fine - I use all three - but market share isn't the same thing as being best of breed. Kobo's devices are available easily online as well as at many stores (and should a reviewer unable to find the device be writing a review?), and Kobo doesn't force you into their marketplace. The readers support epub purchased from wherever, and you can also download materials from Kobo's bookstore in epub to load on other readers. They don't force you into their reader, or into their market. That openness would be reason to support them even if their reader wasn't top notch. Fortunately, it is.

  118. Stephanie E
    July 29, 2013 at 2:33 am

    I have the Paperwhite, and love it. I would like to try this.

  119. Kimberly M
    July 28, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    Don't have either but from your review I believe I prefer the Kobo Aura HD

  120. Rachael Pollington
    July 28, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    I would go with the kobo aura, purely because of the SD card slot.

  121. Steve F.
    July 28, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    I'm ready to take the plunge and buy an E-Reader and Kobo looks to be an excellent choice over Amazon.

  122. Ken S
    July 28, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    I'm more familiar with Kindle, but Kobo Aura HD sounds sweet!

  123. Sam K
    July 28, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Which do you prefer: the Kobo Aura HD or Kindle Paperwhite?

    Kobo Aura HD

  124. CountZero
    July 28, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    id prefer the kobo aura

  125. Duc-vinh T
    July 28, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    The Kobo Aura HD would definitely be my pick.

  126. Zachary Laughton
    July 28, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    I prefer Kobo, because they have a great iPad app

  127. James O
    July 28, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    "Which do you prefer: the Kobo Aura HD or Kindle Paperwhite?"

    After comparing the two, I'd say that the Kobo wins.

  128. Peter C
    July 28, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Kobo Aura HD If I had one !!!!!

  129. Phil H
    July 28, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Which do you prefer: the Kobo Aura HD

  130. Stephen H
    July 28, 2013 at 6:26 am

    I guess I have to go with the Kobo Aura HD.

  131. Haci C
    July 28, 2013 at 3:37 am

    Prefer the Kobo!

  132. Lesia Rohozynsky
    July 28, 2013 at 2:08 am

    Which do you prefer: the Kobo Aura HD or Kindle Paperwhite?
    Definitely the Kobo Aura HD!!!!!!
    Thanks :)

  133. Wen B
    July 28, 2013 at 12:25 am

    I'm liking the Kobo Aura HD much more after reading the info.

  134. Pat E
    July 27, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    Prefer Kobo - not thrilled by the proprietary thing with Amazon/Kindle.

  135. Al
    July 27, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    Thanks for the comparison review. Very informative.

  136. ???????? ?
    July 27, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Kobo Aura HD, of course

  137. Steph B
    July 27, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    I think I would prefer The Kobo Aura HD over the Kindle b/c I love shopping through Chapters for books, I'm not an amazon shopper!

  138. Harvinderks
    July 27, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  139. Abigail
    July 27, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    i kind of like the bigger kobo, but as i've never used either, i can't really be a good judge

  140. Deb M
    July 27, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    I'm pretty sure I'd prefer a Kobo Aura HD.

  141. Jo H
    July 27, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    I prefer the Kobo Aura HD :P

  142. James K
    July 27, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    I do not, and never have used an ereader, but I do want to buy one. This review makes me want to buy a kindle, but there are also unlisted problems with the kindle.

  143. Karin S
    July 27, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Kobo sounds way better!

  144. Ajith Sen
    July 27, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Kindle Paperwhite

  145. Adly Asraf
    July 27, 2013 at 7:25 am

    I prefer Kindle but well, Kobo Aura HD is also nice

  146. Stacey D
    July 27, 2013 at 6:34 am

    Kobo Aura HD

  147. Antony
    July 27, 2013 at 6:24 am

    Kobo Aura HD.. Resolutions good nd shapes different

  148. Kam
    July 27, 2013 at 6:15 am

    Kobo Aura HD!

  149. April B
    July 27, 2013 at 4:14 am

    I perfer the Kobo Aura HD.

  150. Peter H
    July 27, 2013 at 3:14 am

    Kobo Aura HD

  151. helen boucher
    July 27, 2013 at 2:44 am

    kobo aura HD

  152. john patterson
    July 27, 2013 at 2:34 am

    Kobo Aura HD

  153. Geoff K
    July 26, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    The Kobo Aura HD for sure -- thanks for the thorough review!

  154. Olga S
    July 26, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Kindle.

  155. Ruby S
    July 26, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  156. Angela I
    July 26, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    I have the paper white already and have never tried the Kobo...however...I was looking at the differences you presented and it appears that I may just prefer the Kobo over the Paperwhite...Would love to see for myself :)

  157. cheetahdsb
    July 26, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    I prefer the Koba

  158. Aleksandra H
    July 26, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    already have Kindle, Kobo will be nice to try

  159. John Agwazim
    July 26, 2013 at 10:27 am

    I prefer Kobo Aura HD.

  160. Eugene Y
    July 26, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Kobo Aura HD

  161. Wenpei O
    July 26, 2013 at 4:54 am

    Of course is Kobo Aura HD, cause it is much bigger than kindle paperwhite, and I like a bigger screen

  162. Angela Podgorny
    July 26, 2013 at 3:48 am

    Kindle Paperwhite

  163. Debbie H
    July 26, 2013 at 2:45 am

    kobo aura hd

  164. Stephanie S
    July 26, 2013 at 2:44 am

    I am going to pass on trying to win this one. I just bought myself an iPad mini and will be able to read books on it should I want to. Everyone I know has that or some other kind of eReader. I don't see a lot of advantages to it either since it appears to be difficult to buy and on top of that, seems not good of a deal. Thanks for the thorough review as always.

  165. mswags
    July 26, 2013 at 2:04 am

    kobo aura HD

  166. Dorothy H
    July 26, 2013 at 1:54 am

    the Kobo Aura HD

  167. Chris Hii
    July 26, 2013 at 1:36 am

    Both.

  168. CW
    July 25, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    I prefer: the Kobo Aura HD.

  169. KAREN
    July 25, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  170. Marte B
    July 25, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    I like the Kobo, because it's gonna be mine =)

  171. Radite P
    July 25, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    With all the sophistication, of course Kobo Aura HD.

  172. Catherine Husen
    July 25, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  173. Moez B
    July 25, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    i prefer Kindle Paperwhite because it's a little more smaller

  174. Ajit C
    July 25, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Kindle Paperwhite

  175. Lesti M
    July 25, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Kobo Aura HD :)

  176. Mike W
    July 25, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    the Kobo Aura HD

  177. Baldo S
    July 25, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    lo voglioooo

  178. Margaret
    July 25, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  179. Ty R
    July 25, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Kobo Aura HD eReader

  180. Gabriel R
    July 25, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Kobo Aura Hd for sure!

  181. Patrick Villar
    July 25, 2013 at 9:09 am

    bigger and brighter screen - you'll enjoy reading anywhere with kobo aura hd =]

  182. Effe
    July 25, 2013 at 8:50 am

    I definitely like kobo aura

  183. Terry Breeden
    July 25, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Kindle but if I win this would do just as well =)

  184. Theresa C
    July 25, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Kobo Aura HD

  185. @nightgolfer
    July 25, 2013 at 7:40 am

    I think the openness, i.e. useable file formats, of the Kobo was a bit glossed over in this review, definitely the reason I want a Kobo and not a Kindle - don't want to be locked into one single shop, or have to spend excessive time converting my eBooks. Kobo is the one for me! =)

  186. Tracey Bradford
    July 25, 2013 at 6:33 am

    Kobo Aura HD :-)

  187. Shaun C
    July 25, 2013 at 5:58 am

    Kobo Aura HD

  188. Zoran
    July 25, 2013 at 5:56 am

    Kobo Aura HD of course

  189. David H
    July 25, 2013 at 5:29 am

    Kobo Aura HD

  190. Amit J
    July 25, 2013 at 4:52 am

    kindle whitepaper

  191. nishanth
    July 25, 2013 at 4:29 am

    Kobo Aura HD

  192. Lorenzo
    July 25, 2013 at 4:12 am

    Kindle Paperwhite

  193. Damini M
    July 25, 2013 at 4:09 am

    The Kobo Aura HD!

  194. Rocco Pier Luigi
    July 25, 2013 at 4:09 am

    There is a very strong reason to prefere the Kobo Aura, with the Kindle you closed in the amazon shop system, it's a golden cage but a cage nevertheless, with the kobo you can buy books on any shop that support the epub format.

  195. Susan J
    July 25, 2013 at 4:08 am

    I'm not going to lie, I'm entering this contest because I can't (and won't) afford an e-reader for myself. From your review, it doesn't seem like it is particularly better than the Kindle, in fact, lesser. Frankly, not having either, I can't really say which I'd prefer. Which one do I prefer? I prefer the one I don't have to pay for!

  196. Karla S
    July 25, 2013 at 3:52 am

    I like the Kobo Aura HD.

  197. Patti L
    July 25, 2013 at 3:42 am

    KOBO AURA

  198. Patti L
    July 25, 2013 at 3:42 am

    The KOBO AURA

  199. janice montroy
    July 25, 2013 at 3:35 am

    Kobo Aura HD

  200. Gl L
    July 25, 2013 at 3:19 am

    I think there is a case for both the Kobo HD and the Kindle Paperwhite, since they work on different formats. I would like to have both!

  201. Dr.Venkatramana Rao
    July 25, 2013 at 3:19 am

    I have a Kindle Paper white and the one with the keyboard. I still like the keyboard model better except for the fact that it does not have light.
    Kobo HD, the back cover design impresses me which might give an actual book feel and the storage space impresses me.
    Worth giving a try.

  202. Nikos Dervisoglou
    July 25, 2013 at 2:56 am

    Either :P

  203. Steve Heller
    July 25, 2013 at 2:42 am

    Kobo Aura HD

  204. Rain Gatdula
    July 25, 2013 at 2:37 am

    Kobo Aura!

  205. Candy C
    July 25, 2013 at 2:34 am

    Kobo Aura HD

  206. Jaafar Husin
    July 25, 2013 at 2:10 am

    Kobo Aura HD :)

  207. Katherine B
    July 25, 2013 at 1:33 am

    Since I have a kindle I have to go with it.

  208. JOHN
    July 25, 2013 at 12:46 am

    kobo aura HD

  209. JEANIE MYERS
    July 25, 2013 at 12:46 am

    kobo aura HD

  210. Augusto Moraes
    July 25, 2013 at 12:22 am

    Kobo Aura HD

  211. Zero
    July 24, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Which do you prefer: the Kobo Aura HD or Kindle Paperwhite?

    I have a Kobo Touch, the main reason is its support for ePub. So an update to Kobo Aura HD will be great.

  212. ron braunsky
    July 24, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    I prefer the Kobo Aura HD

  213. Mary Ann Forbes
    July 24, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    They are both pretty cool but I think I'd go with the Kobo!

  214. Steve W
    July 24, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  215. Vitaliy Pankov
    July 24, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    I like Kobo Aura HD

  216. Maegan M
    July 24, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Definately the Kobo!!

  217. Gerald Myers
    July 24, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    I would go with Kobo because the back of reader looks like it would be easier to grip

  218. luis ferreira
    July 24, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Kindle Paperwhite

  219. Karann Sehgal
    July 24, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  220. Julie B
    July 24, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    The kobo seems better.

  221. Samir K
    July 24, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    I prefer the Kobo Aura HD.

  222. June S
    July 24, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Why that's an easy one, the Kobo Aura HD of course silly.

  223. Lisa B
    July 24, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    The Kobo Aura HD

  224. Andrew Hotaling
    July 24, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    I have a Kindle, the wife doesn't. A KOBO is good for her.

  225. Mike G
    July 24, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  226. taw linz
    July 24, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    the Kobo Aura HD or Kindle Paperwhite?
    I prefer kobo aura hd

  227. Doc
    July 24, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    I prefer the Kobo over the Kindle Paperwhite because the Kobo has a sharper screen.

  228. Jackie McMillan
    July 24, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    have not had the chance to try the Kobo Aura, but would love to!

  229. Marco
    July 24, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  230. Adeel A
    July 24, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Which do you prefer: the Kobo Aura HD or Kindle Paperwhite?
    of course Kobo Aura HD...

  231. Paul Hargreaves
    July 24, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Kindle Paperwhite

  232. Donald H
    July 24, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    I like them both.

  233. Shanna Bailes
    July 24, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  234. Robin Peters
    July 24, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  235. Mickey G
    July 24, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Which do you prefer? the Kindle Paperwhite

  236. Sebastian Short
    July 24, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Kindle for size

  237. Jared T
    July 24, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    kindle - more popular = more hacks!

  238. Pritpal
    July 24, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    I think a market dominator needs good competition so I'll go with Kobo :)

  239. Laura
    July 24, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    I prefer the kobo as it has more versatility when it comes to formats that it can handle, and works well with calibre :)

  240. Amber K
    July 24, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    would have to say Kobo Aura HD

  241. Pedro Melendez
    July 24, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Free? Either!!!

  242. April B
    July 24, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    I really like the Kobo Aura HD

  243. John Forbes
    July 24, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  244. Sameer M
    July 24, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    I prefer the Kobo Aura HD as it is a rare thing to find!

  245. Cates D
    July 24, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  246. Andrew L
    July 24, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    I'll go with the Kindle Paperwhite.

  247. jonathan ohayon
    July 24, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  248. Alan Hood
    July 24, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Kobo Aura HD looks the biz and would definately look better in my hands

  249. Amanda Spall
    July 24, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    I have never heard of Kobo and now I am adding I to my wish list!

  250. Claire Appleton
    July 24, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    kobo Aura HD

  251. Rick H
    July 24, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  252. Ramsha
    July 24, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    I like the look and the definition of the Kobo, so that! And it is quite easy to get where I am.

  253. Bonnie BQ
    July 24, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    I like the Kobo Aura HD

  254. Webster B
    July 24, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    I think Amazon is fantastic. Kindle all the way!

  255. Rosa Leon L
    July 24, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Honestly, from handling my Kobo Glo, I prefer my Paperwhite because it feels more solid. I do love the expandable memory option of Kobo ereaders. 2GB is not enough!

  256. Ciprian H
    July 24, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  257. Allyson B
    July 24, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    The Kobo Aura HD looks like a great tablet, so I would choose that one!

  258. Rhealyn B
    July 24, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    I prefer Kindle Paperwhite :) But! if given a chance to own a Kobo Aura HD then I'll grab that opportunity! ;)

  259. Blossom
    July 24, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    No idea- I don't have either.

  260. Judy R
    July 24, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    I like the Kobo Aura HD

  261. Ric G
    July 24, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  262. Ann F
    July 24, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    I would prefer the Kindle Paperwhite but since I don't have an E-reader either would be great.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  263. Kris S
    July 24, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    i prefer the kobo aura hd....thanks!

  264. Jason P
    July 24, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Both could be beneficial. Too much pros for each. :)

  265. Koshy G
    July 24, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Kindle anyday

  266. Jeff Hirsch
    July 24, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    I've never used either so if I would have to pick one I pick the Kobo Aura HD since I'm winning it ;-)

  267. Martti T. Raito
    July 24, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    I would love to have a Kobo Aura HD. It is easy on the eyes.

  268. Ahmed K
    July 24, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    hope to get 4 a quick try

  269. Linda Deline
    July 24, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  270. Dave B
    July 24, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    i actually like to read in the traditional manner of having a light over my shoulder so these built-in light readers haven't really ever attracted me to them. My daughter however enjoys her Kobo Glo and given the comments related to settings in low light environments, I'd probably go with the Kindle.

  271. Boris B
    July 24, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  272. Deanna Barkley
    July 24, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Great

  273. Salim B
    July 24, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    i prefer kindle paperwhite

  274. James Andrew Morrison
    July 24, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    I prefer the Kobo Aura HD

  275. Kelly Maxwell
    July 24, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    I haven't tried the Kobo yet, so I am not sure which I prefer.

  276. Alexander Belkov
    July 24, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  277. Thu j
    July 24, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Kobo

  278. Tim B
    July 24, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Kobo Aura HD

  279. Laura N
    July 24, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Any. Or both :)

  280. Shina Madamori
    July 24, 2013 at 11:24 am

    I prefer the Kobo Aura HD.

  281. Stephen C
    July 24, 2013 at 11:19 am

    I would say the Kobo Aura HD looks better in comparrison to the kindle paper white. The design looks a lot better.

  282. Judy T
    July 24, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Kobo Aura HD

  283. Choon K
    July 24, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Kobo Aura HD definitely ;)

  284. Dee Martin
    July 24, 2013 at 11:07 am

    I read on a kindle, kindle fire, ipad, samsung galaxy, as well as do staff development on ereaders and ebook formats. Would love to have a new device to try out and demo!

  285. Kathryn
    July 24, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Kindle paperwhite

  286. Damla L
    July 24, 2013 at 10:49 am

    I prefer Kobo Aura HD.

  287. Stu Sontie
    July 24, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Kobo Aura HD - another review said that it dealt with graphics based pdfs pretty well - you didn't cover that at all here

  288. Alexander Genvarev
    July 24, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Kobo Aura HD

  289. Anatoly
    July 24, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Kobo Aura HD

  290. Karen Froud
    July 24, 2013 at 10:24 am

    The Kobo Aura HD looks amazing - I want one!!!

  291. Jeanne A
    July 24, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Both look good but I'm going with kindle.

  292. Catherine Cole
    July 24, 2013 at 10:01 am

    HD

  293. Sue Donym
    July 24, 2013 at 9:54 am

    I prefer the Kobo Aura HD.

  294. Chris K
    July 24, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Aura HD based on details I've seen. Then again, it depends on when I have them both in hand to compare

  295. Art
    July 24, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Kobo Aura HD

  296. Dave W
    July 24, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Kobo Aura HD

  297. Maria T
    July 24, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Kobo Aura

  298. Jayne
    July 24, 2013 at 8:42 am

    I might want to go for the Kobo solely for the larger screen.

  299. Toni-leigh D
    July 24, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Kobo

  300. Larry
    July 24, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Which do you prefer: the Kobo Aura HD or Kindle Paperwhite? Having no experience with either, how could I possibly answer that question?

  301. Jonathan Schwartz
    July 24, 2013 at 8:18 am

    I would prefer the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, because it is more portable and faster.

  302. Stephanie L
    July 24, 2013 at 7:48 am

    I don't have a preference because I've never had either. I would take either any day! I've heard good things about both.

    • Baldo S
      July 25, 2013 at 1:23 pm

      tutto bello

  303. Lazos
    July 24, 2013 at 7:45 am

    The Kobo Aura HD is my favorite eReader.

  304. Morrison
    July 24, 2013 at 7:42 am

    The Kobo Aura HD, of course :P

  305. Paul
    July 24, 2013 at 7:41 am

    kobo aura hd, please....

  306. Lori
    July 24, 2013 at 7:19 am

    NOT hard to get in the UK: go to WHS!
    Kobo Aura HD eReader
    Black or white or espresso brown: £139.99

  307. Gord
    July 24, 2013 at 7:09 am

    No preference as I have never used either one!

  308. Diane
    July 24, 2013 at 7:08 am

    Kindle, just because I want to be able to have it dimmed down very dark sometimes, and because I like the ease of changing font sizes.

  309. Tina
    July 24, 2013 at 6:58 am

    I think this is better than the kindle. You have the card slot and the light seems to be better also.

  310. Lachlan B
    July 24, 2013 at 6:48 am

    Kobo Aura HD

  311. Radu B
    July 24, 2013 at 6:46 am

    The Kobo looks quite awesome, I'm gonna go with it.

  312. Andrei A
    July 24, 2013 at 6:45 am

    I've got kindle already, so the answer is obvious

  313. Michele M
    July 24, 2013 at 6:39 am

    I like Kobo Aura HD

  314. Jogs
    July 24, 2013 at 6:34 am

    I would like Kobo Aura HD.

  315. angela smith
    July 24, 2013 at 6:28 am

    since i've never had an e reader its hard to say.but i'd love to win the kobo

  316. Waleed B
    July 24, 2013 at 6:26 am

    Both of the products are awesome and fulfill their purpose of reading. So i would prefer any of them i can have my hands on. i love reading stuff :)

  317. Morris E
    July 24, 2013 at 6:17 am

    Aura HD

  318. Michael Brazil
    July 24, 2013 at 5:52 am

    I've never used either one, but I'd love to have a reader, and I can't afford either one (living on Social Security). If I have to choose, I'll say the Kobo Aura HD, because it's the only one I have any chance of getting.

  319. Mike M
    July 24, 2013 at 5:42 am

    Kobo Aura HD

  320. Nachiketa Y
    July 24, 2013 at 4:58 am

    kindle paperwhite

  321. Va D
    July 24, 2013 at 4:32 am

    I did own a Kindle before and can say much about the Aura expect it has a cool name so I choose you, Kobo!

  322. Sampath
    July 24, 2013 at 4:26 am

    I would go for kobo aura Hd ereader. By your review i would prefer this one only.
    Nice review.

  323. Jc Loh
    July 24, 2013 at 4:22 am

    KOBO AURA HD, THANK YOU.

  324. Emmanuel A
    July 24, 2013 at 4:01 am

    Kobo Aura HD will be quite competitive to Kindle if only they can lower the price but still I will choose Kobo.

  325. Sarabjeet S
    July 24, 2013 at 3:57 am

    Kobo Aura HD

  326. Mithun
    July 24, 2013 at 3:47 am

    Kobo Aura HD

  327. Richard Cone jr
    July 24, 2013 at 3:46 am

    The kobo

  328. Suyanto M
    July 24, 2013 at 3:31 am

    Kobo Aura HD

  329. Tammy Dalley
    July 24, 2013 at 3:25 am

    Kindle Paperwhite

  330. Kevin L
    July 24, 2013 at 3:23 am

    Which do you prefer: the Kobo Aura HD or Kindle Paperwhite? I can't tell 'till you send me my free one

  331. Agustinus AP
    July 24, 2013 at 3:21 am

    I prefer Kobo Aura HD because I need the Micro SD slot(doesn't always have internet connection here) and it's also support more ebook format.

  332. Sydney D
    July 24, 2013 at 3:03 am

    kobo aura hd

  333. Benjamin
    July 24, 2013 at 2:27 am

    I like the larger size of the Kobo Aura HD

  334. Margaret Smith
    July 24, 2013 at 2:25 am

    the Kobo Aura HD

  335. mukhi
    July 24, 2013 at 2:25 am

    i think kindle will be my preference since support is available in india.

  336. Rob A
    July 24, 2013 at 2:17 am

    kindle

  337. Michel B
    July 24, 2013 at 2:07 am

    Kobo

  338. Teresa Z
    July 24, 2013 at 2:02 am

    I liked my kindle fire until it broke last week so i would like Kobo Aura hd because it looks like the kobo is in working condition. Just really miss my e-reader I used it a lot.

  339. Aaron
    July 24, 2013 at 1:41 am

    Kindle

  340. Sean M
    July 24, 2013 at 1:40 am

    I like the Kobo

  341. Max
    July 24, 2013 at 1:36 am

    Kobo Aura HD

    I thought the Kindle was better, but this looks awesome. I prefer Kobo Aura HD

  342. Anthony
    July 24, 2013 at 1:36 am

    Kobo Aura HD

  343. randy .n.
    July 24, 2013 at 1:34 am

    Kudos to Kobo !!

  344. MIchael
    July 24, 2013 at 1:34 am

    Kobo Aura HD

  345. Lynne M
    July 24, 2013 at 1:31 am

    The Kobo would be for me. I prefer the file flexibility.

  346. Linda Courtney
    July 24, 2013 at 1:30 am

    Kobo Aura HD

  347. Kenneth McClure
    July 24, 2013 at 1:22 am

    Like the bigger screen

  348. Mary B
    July 24, 2013 at 1:22 am

    I have neither, so I have nothing to compare them to.

  349. Victor Goguen
    July 24, 2013 at 1:17 am

    I prefer the Kobo in place of the Kindle, as Amazon maintains control of the ebooks, and can delete them from your account at their whim. You don't actually own the books that you with Amazon Kindle, you only get the privilege to read them.

  350. James MacKay
    July 24, 2013 at 1:11 am

    If price wasn't a factor? Kobo aura HD. But I would definitely get the paperwhite because of it's price and availability

  351. Darren S
    July 24, 2013 at 12:23 am

    kobo

  352. john lamano
    July 24, 2013 at 12:09 am

    either since i have not tried any of the two.

  353. tashammer
    July 24, 2013 at 12:06 am

    Well i have a dead Kobo ereader which was a replacement for another dead Kobo ereader. Now what does that tell you about Kobo ereaders? Perhaps that i am unlucky; maybe clumsy; they are crap; they have crummy batteries?
    i will say that when they work they are very good to use wi-fi and all.
    i must be a masochist because i still like them. There again i tend to like things that give a choice in viewing formats rather than attempting to lock the user into one or a very limited number of formats and Kobo does allow for a number of formats. i also like the heft of it - nothing worse than trying to hold something that feels like a sheet of plastic.

  354. ELEE
    July 24, 2013 at 12:01 am

    Which do you prefer: the Kobo Aura HD !

  355. Michel
    July 23, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Having read on a Kobo touch, it is necessary to have a lot of light to read comfortably. The invention of "paper withe" technic is great.

  356. Mark
    July 23, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    It'll be nice to try another reader than the Paper White and as a pretty avid reader it's always good to have more than one brand of e-reader.

  357. Abderrahmane Z
    July 23, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    Don't know!

  358. Federico G
    July 23, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    This one looks pretty good, so I'd say the Kobo.

  359. Wayne M
    July 23, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    I think the Kobo would still be my choice.

  360. Kim Matthews
    July 23, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    After looking at what was available, I chose the Kobo mini for portable and day to day use. I know I'll want to move to a lighted device eventually and I'll probably lean towards Kobo. I like the idea of being free of the Amazon Kindle agreement, especially over who really controls the books on my device.
    The Kobo bookstore is not too bad, but I generally use Calibre and free ebooks sites and convert .pdfs into ebook format. This works really well for me. Calibre can convert almost anything into Kobo format. ( Licensing and the software you use is important as well. You use that a long time after you purchase the unit. )
    All-in-all, I would want to physically check out both units before purchasing. I prefer to read reviews before going out and checking out the hardware. OCD??

  361. lache claude
    July 23, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    I have difficulties reading paper books due to the stress of turning the pages, so a Kobo Aura HD reader will do for my therapy.

  362. Susana Valverde
    July 23, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    I do prefer the kindle, but I can't buy it.

  363. Liju Scaria
    July 23, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  364. Sandy B
    July 23, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  365. Pete
    July 23, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Screen resolution and lighting are of great importance to those who have older eyes.

  366. Kathleen S
    July 23, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    I have never used an ereader, they both have good points

  367. Patrick Piklapp
    July 23, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  368. Dawn B
    July 23, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    I think I could be really happy with the Kobo!

  369. BingHau Yap
    July 23, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  370. Wanda B
    July 23, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  371. K F
    July 23, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  372. Jaffa Vickery
    July 23, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Depends on what I need them for, but probably have to say Kobo Aura HD.

  373. Renata S
    July 23, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    I still think Kindle is the best. But I wouldn't mind winning a Kobo ;-)

  374. Renata S
    July 23, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    I still think Kindle is the best ;-)

  375. Hano
    July 23, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Count me in.

  376. Brad Sturrock
    July 23, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Kobo. I've had the original Kobo wifi for 3 years now and the expandable memory, easy sideloading, epub compatibility and the ability to borrow ebooks from my local library make this an easy decision. I live in Canada and our libraries don't lend ebooks in the mobi format yet.

  377. Keegan
    July 23, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Kobo Aura HD seems better to me. I love the hardware design!

  378. Joan C
    July 23, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Kobo Aura, of course!!!

  379. Kim mace
    July 23, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Which do you prefer: the Kobo Aura HD or Kindle Paperwhite?
    I would like to try them both out to see which I prefer.

  380. Srikanth N.
    July 23, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Which do you prefer: the Kobo Aura HD or Kindle Paperwhite?

    These are the reasons I prefer the Kobo Aura HD:
    1. I don't want to help support Amazon's monopolistic manipulation of the market, for unrestricted capitalism can lead to unwanted consequences. (dottech.org/114930/amazon-reduces-discounts-offered-on-books)
    2. My sister has a Kindle, and I don't want to be like her.

    Here's why I want a Kindle:
    1. The Kindle seems to be a smaller device that won't take up much space on my bedside table.
    2. My sister has a Kindle and I don't have to buy any books myself. ;-)

  381. Hisham S
    July 23, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    I like the larger screen and the SD slot in the Kobo

  382. Jim Alix
    July 23, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Would like the KOBO for it's larger size (I have big enough hands :)

  383. Jim Alix
    July 23, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Would get a lot of use in meetings with PDFs of minutes/agendas/docs, etc.

  384. David W
    July 23, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Kobo Aura HD. Never been really impressed with the Kindle lineup

  385. Kaushik M
    July 23, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    I prefer the Kobo Aura HD ! Thanks !

  386. jason jackson
    July 23, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    I prefer the Kobo Aura HD

  387. Ryszard G
    July 23, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    I think I should finally get an e-book reader and I think it might be Kobo

  388. Kevin L
    July 23, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    As I haven't got either of them or tried I can't really say. Either of them would be great......

    Thank you for the competition.

  389. Atos Portosov
    July 23, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  390. Marie T
    July 23, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  391. Victor C
    July 23, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    If I win it, the Kobo.

  392. Lynn M
    July 23, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  393. Joe P
    July 23, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    I prefer the kindle but would love a free kobo

  394. Fred M
    July 23, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  395. Betty M
    July 23, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  396. Keith W
    July 23, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Kindle

  397. John C
    July 23, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Kindle Paperwhite, but wouldn't mind trying the Koba Aura HD.

  398. Tim Gray
    July 23, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    I have a Kobo Aura. I got it easily in the UK a few months ago. However, at that time it was stated to be a 'limited edition'. Don't know if that is still true?

    Before the Kobo, I used a basic Kindle (no backlight).

    I was going to get a KIndle Paperwhite, but found out that the Kobo handled epub which Kindle does not. Also, the Kobo Aura has the highest resolution of any e-reader - this was the deal breaker for me. Also excellent is the wide range of fine tuning of the typefaces, line spacing, and margin widths with the Kobo.

    The most annoying thing is the lack of a 'back' button on the Kobo (at least I haven't found a way of doing it). So I always have to go back to my library list of books from the beginning, not at the point you left it (which was possible with the Kindle). So have to scroll a long way to get back if I'm browsing through my list of books.

  399. Ion P
    July 23, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Kindle Paperwhite... just because Kindle it's more famous.

  400. Darrell B
    July 23, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Not really sure, would take the Aura to compare though!... I'd just need to get a Kindle :-)

  401. Denis Krasko
    July 23, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  402. Letha A
    July 23, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    I love my Kindle, but I love my Kobo app on my phone so I'd be willing to try the Kobo reader!!

  403. Elaina Moore-Kelly
    July 23, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    The Kindle paperwhite.

  404. Vjosan Boraj
    July 23, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    I prefer Kobo Aura HD

  405. Luka Itri?
    July 23, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Kobo Aura HD It's a very NICE!!!!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GoCvuu0dlQ

  406. Sherri J
    July 23, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Haven't used either to make an informed choice.

  407. Robert Nelson Lightle
    July 23, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  408. Doku-so
    July 23, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    I've been wanting to give the Kobo Glo a try. So I'll choose the Kobo.

  409. Michael T
    July 23, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    I prefer the Kobo Aura HD. It looks awesome!

  410. Amber
    July 23, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Both seem pretty great and can't really choose between them since I've never used either. :)

  411. Kim C
    July 23, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Kindle paperwhite because it is just easier to get books & set up.

  412. Rowan R
    July 23, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    I prefer a Kobo Aura HD

  413. Travis F
    July 23, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Ill say the Kobo

  414. Alejo
    July 23, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Kobo, I choose you,

  415. M Giants
    July 23, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Kindle Paperwhite - easier to get and feel it will be easier to get tech support from Amazon.

  416. Victor K
    July 23, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  417. Matthew Hofbauer
    July 23, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    The Kobo, bigger screen and Epub support

  418. Ryan
    July 23, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Which do you prefer: the Kobo Aura HD or Kindle Paperwhite?
    Kindle - Better backing.

  419. Dragana T
    July 23, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  420. Dany Bouffard
    July 23, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Kobo Aura HD, I would love to win it.

  421. Joe J
    July 23, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    I'd prefer a kindle paperwhite, but I'd certainly say yes to the Kobo as well!

  422. Nicole
    July 23, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    I've never used either so I don't know!

  423. Eric
    July 23, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    After reading the article, I'd prefer a Kobo Aura HD.

  424. Michael L
    July 23, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    I like Kobo Auro HD

  425. Christine B
    July 23, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    I would like to try the Kobo aura HD . I like the lighted background and size.

  426. Chris Larson
    July 23, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    the Kobo Aura HD is my Fav!

  427. Darren R
    July 23, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    I love all gadgets :)

  428. Ryan W
    July 23, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Kobo Aura HD, bay-bay.

  429. David
    July 23, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Your email says:

    "How do I win the Kobo Aura HD?
    This giveaway begins now and ends Friday, August 2nd. The winner will be selected at random and informed via email."

    But there is no place on the email to enter. I would very much like to have a Kobo Aura HD.

  430. tracy scutt
    July 23, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    kobo aura of course.x

  431. geoff
    July 23, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    sounds a brill machine

  432. Cheng Wu
    July 23, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    The Kobo Aura HD!

  433. Micaela
    July 23, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    I already have a Kindle but I need a Kobo for the other e-books format

  434. Dmitriy S
    July 23, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  435. Micaela
    July 23, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    I have a Kindle but I need also a Kobo for the other e-books

  436. Alexandru R
    July 23, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    The Kobo

  437. Lisa Santika O
    July 23, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Maybe I'm going against the stream here, but I'd answer Kindle Paperwhite. Honestly. But I won't say no to either devices.

  438. Giuseppe P
    July 23, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    probably Kobo Aura HD ;)

  439. Josh Gunderson
    July 23, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Not sure which one I prefer -- haven't used either. ;)

  440. Mandip D
    July 23, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  441. Maureen S
    July 23, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    i like both!!

  442. ?Ubomír Š
    July 23, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    I do not prefer any of them today, but I will prefer the Kobo Aura HD when I win it. :-)

  443. IApprove
    July 23, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Kobo Aura because I like using something not mainstream... like a hipster.

  444. Nikos Tamias
    July 23, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  445. Yong
    July 23, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  446. Paul Williams
    July 23, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  447. Enrico Andreuccetti
    July 23, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  448. Ismael R
    July 23, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  449. Gina F
    July 23, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    I prefer the Kobo Aura HD.

  450. Jose Antonio L
    July 23, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    I'm pretty much a fan of Kindle Paperwhite... But a gift is a gift! ;-)

  451. Don M
    July 23, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    have used both... both great!

  452. Elisabetta S
    July 23, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Which do you prefer: the Kobo Aura HD

  453. Richard
    July 23, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Since I have never used the Kindle, I cannot really choose. I own a Kobo Glo and I like it. So Kobo!

  454. Pavel Pesternikov
    July 23, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    I'll choose Kobo!

  455. Antonio I
    July 23, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    I prefer the Kobo Aura HD

  456. Johnna R
    July 23, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Either one would be just as good as the other, as I am looking for an e reader they would be among my top choices.

  457. Tom S
    July 23, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    I like the Kindle but, I'm glad we have choices!

  458. Nevzat A
    July 23, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Kindle!

  459. Vespers
    July 23, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Never heard of them but I have been eyeing the paperwhite since I read a lot. WOuld be nice to see em stacked up side by side.

  460. Isaac C
    July 23, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  461. Isaac Chan
    July 23, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    the Kobo Aura HD

  462. Laura
    July 23, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    I think I might actually enjoy the larger size of the screen on the Kobo - I rarely hold the Kindle the entire time I am reading it, so that's not a factor for me.

  463. India A
    July 23, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    I'm an e-book developer, so I have a stack of devices on my desk, and I handle e-readers all day. And what I've found is that I despise the Kindles. They're easy to operate, and easy to buy books on, but the way they actually display text drives me nuts, both as a reader and as a person who is tasked with making e-books usable and attractive. This is because Amazon uses its own proprietary file format instead of EPUB, the international standard, and that format of Amazon's is extremely quirky.

    Kobo uses EPUB, so although I wouldn't recommend the Aura in particular--I feel that the higher resolution is wasted in e-ink, and not worth the premium--I'd prefer to have one of their devices over anything from Amazon. The Kobo Glo is a much more comparable model to the Kindle Paperwhite than the Aura is: same display size, slightly smaller housing, built-in light, cleaner design, slightly velvety surface.

  464. Fuad Saud
    July 23, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Kobo Aura HD. I really don't like amazon's products.

  465. Rob L
    July 23, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Which do you prefer: the Kobo Aura HD or Kindle Paperwhite? hmm well considering I have never tried either, I have no idea! :D

  466. nerry
    July 23, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    I do not have terribly much of a preference over Kobo or Kindle, as long as it is something that can handle annotations well. My current reader gets terribly laggy and pretty much unusable when the file has many annotations (which tends to happen when I read things for exams), so I could do with something that handles this better.

  467. Kristen K
    July 23, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Kindle Paperwhite!

  468. I A
    July 23, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    I'm an e-book developer, so I have a stack of devices on my desk, and I handle e-readers all day. And what I've found is that I despise the Kindles. They're easy to operate, and easy to buy books on, but the way they actually display text drives me nuts, both as a reader and as a person who is tasked with making e-books usable and attractive. This is because Amazon uses its own proprietary file format instead of EPUB, the international standard, and that format of Amazon's is extremely quirky.

    Kobo uses EPUB, so although I wouldn't recommend the Aura in particular--I feel that the higher resolution is wasted, in e-ink, and not worth the premium--I'd prefer to have one of their devices over anything from Amazon. The Kobo Glo is a much more comparable model to the Kindle Paperwhite than the Aura is: same display size, slightly smaller housing, built-in light, cleaner design, slightly velvety surface.

  469. Aravind S
    July 23, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  470. Mary B
    July 23, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    I don't have a preference any one will work for me as long as I can read books on it I will be happy!

  471. Carole S
    July 23, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Kindle

  472. Eric M
    July 23, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    I think I would prefer the Kindle Paperwhite. My daughter has a Kobo.

  473. TJOzzie
    July 23, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    I'm not a big fan of the Kindles, although any excuse to get people to read is a good one. With both sight-unseen, I'd vote for the Kobe Aura HD.

  474. Charlita M
    July 23, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Really? For price the Kindle, for luxury, the Kobo. for FREE? the Kobo.

  475. Charlie Miliner
    July 23, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    I think I like the kindles better!

  476. Rhonda Callow
    July 23, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Without actually trying the Kobo Aura HD, I can't fairly say which eReader I prefer, but I suspect it would be the Kindle Paperwhite.

    I currently use a Kobo Touch and my husband uses a Kindle Paperwhite. While not an entirely fair comparison, as they're slightly different products, my husband prefers the Kindle over the Kobo (he's read from both - I've only ever read from the Kobo).

    If I were to purchase an eReader for the purpose of having a built-in light - something I've really been considering - I think the Kobo's inability to go as dim as the Kindle would be a deal breaker for me. So, ultimately, I think I'd prefer the Kindle Paperwhite ... mind you, if I were to win the Kobo Aura HD, I certainly wouldn't complain! :)

  477. Stephan Huebner
    July 23, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Kobo Auro HD

    Uhm... what about the software/shops? Amazons closed model and its ability and willingness to remove books from the users' gadgets is pretty horrible. In that regard Kobo totally wins, plus I assume that the HD version can read all the formats the Glo does, which are way more than the Kinde can do.

    To make it short: The review isn't quite honest because it leaves out a very significant part of the deal.

  478. Antonio R
    July 23, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    The Kobo Aura HD is my choice.

  479. Simon B
    July 23, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Kobo

  480. Joanna
    July 23, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    I would love the Kobo Aura HD.

  481. Charlie H
    July 23, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    I do like the Kobo and I als equally like the kindle I would need to do a bit more research as to the prices of the books but I'm done for both!

  482. Tim
    July 23, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    They seem to be pretty evenly matched when it all boils down to it. I am personally very cheap, so I would go with the Kindle, simply due to the fact that it is cheaper.

  483. Carlo M
    July 23, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    I still prefer the Kindle Paperwhite, but I could change my mind if I get to try the Kobo Aura HD (wink wink)

  484. DanQ
    July 23, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    I Like the higher resolution of the Kobo better

  485. Mantish
    July 23, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    I still like better the Kobo Aura, even with the not so good review

  486. Heather Bush
    July 23, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    I prefer the Aura HD

  487. Krzysztof B
    July 23, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    I think both the Kobo Aura HD and Kindle Paperwhite are great. But i would probably choose Kindle because its more populat and probably is safer to choose(warranty, forum help...).

  488. Bjørnar B
    July 23, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    ill take any of em as long as i win them :)

  489. Matiz
    July 23, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Kobo Aura HD only... as it will be giveaway.. ::)

  490. Nancy B
    July 23, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    I'm not sure which I'd prefer never having an e-reader. From the sounds of the review the Kobo HD sounds a pit of a pain compared to the Kindle Paperwhite, but having had neither brands even original e-readers it's hard for me to decide.

    But I would think on size, weight, over brightness of the Kobo, not to mention shipping issues, I would probably go for the Kindle.

  491. Vignesh Ramesh
    July 23, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    I desperately need a one like this......

  492. Ron
    July 23, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  493. Brandon D
    July 23, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Kindle

  494. Janelle S
    July 23, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Probably the Kindle :>

  495. Matthew M
    July 23, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    The new Kobo Aura HD seems like it worth it!

  496. cralor
    July 23, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Kobo Aura HD looks great

  497. Michael Van Wart
    July 23, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    I want one

  498. Vicky G
    July 23, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    I have always used Nook, so if given the choice of the two, I would say Kobo.

  499. Steve W
    July 23, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Think I prefer the Kobo Aura HD

  500. Jono M
    July 23, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    i really like kindle since i got an old one. still tho not gonna say no to kobo for free especially since i cant read my kindle in dark

  501. Elizabeth M
    July 23, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    doesn't matter to me, however probably the Kobo Aura HD

  502. Nagy K
    July 23, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Kobo

  503. Xenios K
    July 23, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  504. Melissa M
    July 23, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Kobo

  505. Dominik
    July 23, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    overall I guess I'd prefer the Kindle because of its feel and size, but the Kobo would make a nice present for the family ;)

  506. Dragos Bora
    July 23, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    The Kobo Aura HD, ofcourse.

  507. Pedro
    July 23, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    I have an old Kindle. I would like to check by myself the Kobo HD. Thanks

  508. Scott M
    July 23, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    I think I would enjoy having the Paper White.

  509. Brian P
    July 23, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Kobo

  510. Liz Petzak
    July 23, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    I'd be happy to have either one. Never used a reader, so this will be a chance to try. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  511. wanda macsween
    July 23, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  512. smfsprout
    July 23, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    All things being relatively equal with the eReader it would come down to how easy it is to access the books and the cost

  513. wanda macsween
    July 23, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Would love this.

  514. Elizabeth Smith
    July 23, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    I haven't tried the Kobo yet but in the review, almost every issue I have with my Kindle is addressed, such as the size, the design of the back and cloud storage.

  515. Colleen B
    July 23, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  516. Vanessa Rose P
    July 23, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    I do the Kobo Aura HD! <3

  517. Julie Jenkins Jessup
    July 23, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  518. Robert
    July 23, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    I would prefer the Kobo.
    I am not a fan of Amazon and its practices

  519. Debbie B
    July 23, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    I like the kindle paperwhite , but would happily take the kobo HD if I won it!

  520. Cheridene B
    July 23, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  521. Michael Lacy
    July 23, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Kindle is probably better, but I think I might like the larger size of the KOBO at times.

  522. Ellen
    July 23, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    I like them both, although I was a Nook user myself

  523. Jon W
    July 23, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Kindle Paperwhite

  524. Jack
    July 23, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Kobo Aura

  525. Elizabeth K
    July 23, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    I have owned both and I like the kindle alot more

  526. Jasmin
    July 23, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    I'd go for Kobo aura HD. The kindle is a little bit small for the size. Both are good device for reading but the Kobo might fits better for the size. For me.

  527. Donna K
    July 23, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    I like the larger size of the Kobo Aura

  528. Princess Mae F
    July 23, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Based from your review post. I'd go with Kobo Aura HD! ^^

  529. Chris C
    July 23, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Kobo...for sure

  530. paul
    July 23, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    kindle rules.

  531. Christian
    July 23, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Kobo Aura HD's my choice~ The combination of incredible screen pixel density, larger screen size, fast page turns and expandable memory is just a cut above the Kindle Paperwhite. Plus given the Kobo's pricing and rare availability, it just makes a better prize!

  532. Leo Siu
    July 23, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  533. Viviana R
    July 23, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    I think they are both great I would definitely love to have any of them, but i think the size of the kobo is perfect.

  534. Kayla R
    July 23, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    I'm a Kindle Paperwhite junkie. But I'd gladly give the Kobo a try. :)

  535. Greg H
    July 23, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  536. Patrick S
    July 23, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Both

  537. Kevin B
    July 23, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  538. Mishaal F
    July 23, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    kobo aura hd

  539. Mike
    July 23, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    I think overall I'd prefer a kindle - but don't let that stop you rewarding me with a free Kobo!

  540. Char G
    July 23, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    I love reading and want to have something with me all the time. Carrying either would be wonderful. I'd love to win the Kobo!!

  541. Marcelo
    July 23, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    I prefer the Kobo Aura HD.

  542. Fredrik S
    July 23, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    I'd prefer the Kobo Aura HD, both for the better font-personalization and the microSD card. Not a huge fan of storing everything online.

  543. sagar
    July 23, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Kobo Aura HD :D

  544. Jeff M
    July 23, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    the Kobo Aura HD

  545. Vic Limbo
    July 23, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Based on the review, it is great alternative to kindle paperwhite. It is good to try this :)

  546. C.Ross
    July 23, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  547. chuckzwood
    July 23, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    I prefer whichever one I am given ;).

  548. Karen Ang
    July 23, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  549. Bogdan Mohora
    July 23, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    I prefer the kobo aura hd because I like it more from your description then the kindle!

  550. David R
    July 23, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    The Kobo, the difference in weight wouldn't bother me & ability to avoid the cloud is a plus.

  551. Suresh V
    July 23, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  552. Winston
    July 23, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Kobo Aura HD is superior, but pricey.

  553. Kevin
    July 23, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  554. Tushar
    July 23, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  555. Lauren A
    July 23, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    I have a Kindle and love it, but I have to admit I like the idea of the Micro SD card in the Kobo. I'd love to win the Kobo for my son (so I don't have to share anymore).

  556. Lisa Durham
    July 23, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  557. Boris
    July 23, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    I prefer the Kobo Aura!

  558. Pspuri S
    July 23, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Kindle if i had to purchase!!!

  559. Eric
    July 23, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  560. Crax P
    July 23, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    I prefer the Kindle as i own one but i wouldn;t mind trying the Kobo Aura! :)

  561. Jay Dela Cruz
    July 23, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    KOBO Aura HD of course!

  562. Tate S
    July 23, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Kobo Aura HD of course! :P

  563. Prabhdeep S
    July 23, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Honestly, its not even heard of in my area, so Kindle would be a better choice if I had to buy one cause no service would be provided even if I buy one, but if I am already getting it for free, i would like it as it has a sd card slot, which has increased importance in my mind since I bought nexus 4 and also its bigger, which is good to accommodate more text. I may have missed the battery life, but as its thicker than kindle, more battery life is expected!!!

    • Dr.Venkatramana Rao
      July 25, 2013 at 3:23 am

      You got it all wrong. Kindle technical assistance globally is in chennai. The e reader sure gives no problem and many ordered on seeing the device which i use. So do not fear. Order one and it is available in india.

  564. Catharine L
    July 23, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  565. Karine Groulx
    July 23, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    After your review, I will say the Kindle. Thank you so much.

  566. Steve W
    July 23, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Kobo Aura HD because it is larger

  567. Joan D.
    July 23, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Never had an eReader before but I prefer a Kobo from a Kindle. I tried looking for a good ereader last month and I immediately fell for Kobo :)

  568. Alexandru M
    July 23, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Which do you prefer: the Kobo Aura HD or Kindle Paperwhite?

    I've only fiddled a little with Kindle Paperwhite and it felt awesome, a really cool device. But the Kobo Aura HD looks like a nice competitor and i'm intrigued about some of it's features, i believe it could become a favorite if i win it! :)

  569. Dnyanesh Mankar
    July 23, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Kobo for the MicroSD slot.

  570. Benedict Allen
    July 23, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Amazon has done amazing things with the Kindle but the Kobo is definitely my favourite alternative reader, there's very little I think that you can use to decide between the two though.

  571. Rene G
    July 23, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    I prefer the Kobo Aura HD,I used to own a Kobo Mini but now it's on its last leg..

  572. Joanne
    July 23, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  573. Joanne
    July 23, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    I prefer the Kobo Aura HD!

  574. Erin W
    July 23, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    I prefer the Kobo, I don't like the Kindle, it doesn't work with my libraries e-book collection,

  575. Abigail O
    July 23, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  576. Cathy C
    July 23, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    I think the Kobo Aura HD I like Kobo's other products

  577. Junil M
    July 23, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Of course Kobo Aura HD

  578. Kevin B
    July 23, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  579. Kristine Bridget R
    July 23, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Kobo Aura HD! great designs! :DD

  580. Brian R
    July 23, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    I used to sell Kobos at Borders....I'd go with the Kobo Aura HD

  581. Sheryl E
    July 23, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  582. claire shadbolt
    July 23, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    kobo aura hd

  583. JAMES WRIGHT
    July 23, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    brilliant review and clear pictures thanks

  584. Catherine M
    July 23, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    I'd like either, please

  585. alro
    July 23, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  586. Suzanne G
    July 23, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Kindle Paperwhite

  587. Vija
    July 23, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    I am hoping it will be the Kobo Aura HD.

  588. Margherita L
    July 23, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    wow

  589. Zoey Zd D
    July 23, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  590. Beh H
    July 23, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    I prefer Kobo Aura HD! :D

  591. George
    July 23, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Kobo Aura HD, I don't like how thin the Kindle is.

  592. Yuval P
    July 23, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Prefer the Kobo!

  593. Cassie S
    July 23, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Yeah, I think I have to say: whichever reader somebody is willing to give me for free. I honestly haven't used either one, so I can't honestly pick my favorite!

  594. Jay
    July 23, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Kindle Paperwhite

  595. Kevin N
    July 23, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    I prefer Kindle Paperwhite!

  596. Todd S
    July 23, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    I've always thought the Kindle was kind of small. This might be the right size.

  597. Mihir C
    July 23, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

  598. Alex B
    July 23, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    I choose Kobo

  599. rod brain
    July 23, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    the Kobo Aura HD or Kindle Paperwhite?
    I like Kobo Aura HD

  600. Malkhaz A
    July 23, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    I think that they are both very good. i love reading, so every a piece of software or any other reading machine is more than welcome for me. Thank you

  601. Huzefa Shakir
    July 23, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Since here is a chance to win the Kobo, I'd say the Kobo Aura HD.

  602. Alex D
    July 23, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Kobo Aura HD

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