Earlier this month, Kobo revealed that they would be unveiling their new eReader soon.
Called the Kobo Aura One, it is a new eReader that has been designed to take on Amazon’s Kindle Oasis, featuring a light form factor and a battery charge cover and is aimed at the high-end of the market.
In terms of specifications, the Aura One has a 7.8-inch Carta E-Ink touchscreen with a 1,872 x 1,404 pixel resolution and 300ppi, offering a reading area that is similar to that of a hardback book.
There’s also another feature named ComfortLight Pro, which is a front-facing light that emits less blue-light than other devices and is combined with a number of other light sensors around the outside to adjust the light to mimic the sun’s progression.
You can also change the settings of the light for your own personal taste. Not on that, but the eReader also features IPX8 protection that allows it to be submerged.
It also has OneDrive library support and features 8GB of storage, 512MB of RAM and WiFi connectivity.
All of that, and it only weighs 230 grams.
The Kobo Aura One will be available from August 30th in Canada and will be rolling out to other regions soon after, launching on September 6th in the UK and US.
It will be priced at £189.99 in the UK.
Alongside the Aura One, Kobo also announced the Aura Edition 2, which has a 6-inch Carta E-Ink touchscreen with a 1,024 x 768 pixel resolution and 212ppi, with a ComfortLight system, 4GB of storage and a two month long battery.
The Kobo Aura Edition 2 will be available from September 6th in the UK and US, it will be priced at $129.99 Canadian dollars in Canada.