Kobo Aura 2nd Edition 5

by Kobo

E-book reader Publication Date: 15/10/2016

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Brighten the way you read.

For those looking to start reading on a dedicated eReading device, Kobo Aura 2nd Edition offers the perfect introduction on a 6” front-lit screen at a low end price point. 

Discover a simple and natural eReading experience with Kobo Aura 2nd Edition. Get lost in your story on the 6” Carta E Ink touchscreen that’s lightweight and comfortable to hold for hours reading. With a print-on-paper look, you can read in direct sunlight without glare; and with the built-in, adjustable ComfortLight, you can read late into the night with minimal eyestrain. 

The Kobo eBookstore gives you access to over 5 million eBooks and your Kobo Aura lets you store up to 3,000 titles so you’ll never be without a great read. Discovery is easy with personalized recommendations based on your reading habits, plus, and read ratings and reviews from Booklovers like you.


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Compact and Comfortable Kobo Aura

Compact and comfortable

Discover a simple and natural eReading experience with Kobo Aura and get lost in your story on the 6” Carta E Ink touchscreen. The lightweight design is comfortable to hold for hours of reading; you’ll never want to put it down.


Read day or night, dark or light

Read day or night, dark or light

Just like a printed page, you can read comfortably in direct sunlight without glare. Or, brighten your reading experience and read in the dark with our built-in, fully adjustable ComfortLight. No matter if you’re in bed or at the beach, reading is comfortable with Kobo Aura.

The perfect travel companion

The perfect travel companion

Kobo Aura is compact and portable so you can take it with you just about anywhere. You’ll never run out of reading material with storage of up to 3,000 eBooks. With a battery life of up to 2 months, read an entire eBook on a single charge and enjoy the freedom of leaving your charger behind.*
*Dependant on individual usage

No two readers are alike

No two readers are alike

Create the reading experience that’s perfect for you by choosing from over 40 font sizes and 11 font types. With adjustable margins, the ability to highlight passages, write notes and have built-in dictionary at the tap of a finger, the possibilities are endless with Kobo Aura.


Open up to endless reading possibilities

Open up to endless reading possibilities

Have you ever finished a book and wanted to start the next one right away? Now you can with instant access to Kobo’s eBookstore, right from your Kobo Aura. Discovery is easy with handpicked personal recommendations based on your reading habits or by reading ratings and reviews from Booklovers like you.

6" Carta E Ink touchscreen, 1024 x 768 resolution 212 ppi


159 x 113 x 8.5 mm

Storage: 4 GB on-board memory, holds up to 3,000 eBooks

Built-in, fully adjustable ComfortLight with micro-thin coating for durability and even light distribution

TypeGenius: 11 different fonts and over 40 sizes to choose from Exclusive font weight and sharpness settings Supported formats: 14 file formats supported natively (EPUB, EPUB3, PDF, MOBI, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBZ, CBR)
Read eBooks borrowed from Public Library

Wi Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro USB

Battery Life:
Up to 2 months*

English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Brazilian, Portuguese, Japanese, Turkish

Other: No advertising, no interruptions

PLEASE NOTE: Kobo eReader needs to be connected to wifi or a computer (with internet) in order to set it up and purchase books.

Before using your Kobo eReader for the first time, you may have to charge it. Once your eReader is charged, you can set it up over a Wi Fi connection, or by connecting it to your computer, and using the internet to access Kobo's website. It’s important to set up your eReader before you start using it, so you can download your Kobo eBooks, and update your eReader with the latest firmware and software.

*Dependent on individual usage

  • On order from our local supplier
  • Once received into our distribution centre, we will despatch and inform you via email.
  • Arrives in 2-4 days after despatch for most Australian capitals.

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  • Aura 2nd Edition

    by on

    Just the right size for my wife's handbag use to use menu

  • So far, so good!

    by on

    This is my third Kobo eReader and so far I am very happy with it. My other two readers both lasted quite a long time, the first one's screen died and the second one - the on/off switch had issues towards the end. I'm very glad to see that Kobo have changed the on/off switch on this model and look forward to it lasting a long time. I use my Kobo every day, so it does get a lot of use, so hopefully this new edition is up to the challenge.My only negative comment would be that the Kobo eReaders do not appear to be available in stores anymore - I could only buy it from an online bookstore. I hope this option at least stays available as I have hundreds of book stored on my reader and would prefer not to have to read them on an ipad or similar - I like my books to be on a separate device.

  • Kobo E-Readers are excellent

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    I had a Sony E-Reader which I loved and didn't want to part with it. When Sony stopped making E-Readers, I had to purchase a Kobo. I love the Kobo. It is easy to manage, is easy to read because of the reading light, and you can look up authors on your reader when you want to read a book. Downloading from Kobo is very easy because it is automatic and the long-lasting battery is a real bonus. Great service from Angus and Robertson as the E-Reader was delivered in a week.

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