Kobo Aura ONE eReader 4

by Kobo

E-book reader

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An eReader unlike any other. 

Designed with the help of our most passionate customers, Kobo Aura ONE was crafted to deliver the absolute best reading experience, period.

At Kobo, we are 100% focused on making the reading experience better for Booklovers around the world. With Kobo Aura ONE, we took it one step further. We invited a group of our customers to work alongside us from start to finish. They challenged us to push the limits on screen size, front-light technology and easier access to the stories they love.

E-book reader

Our Biggest Clearest Screen

Get lost in your story on our biggest, clearest screen

Become immersed in a superior print-quality reading experience on the book-sized Kobo Aura ONE. With fewer and more seamless page turns, the sleek 7.8” Carta E Ink screen has a thin, edge-to-edge design that’s lightweight and comfortable to hold for hours of reading. You’ll never want to put it down.


Bedtime readers rejoice with ComfortLight PRO

Bedtime readers rejoice with ComfortLight PRO

By reducing blue-light exposure, the enhanced front-light technology protects your eyes and provides the best nighttime reading experience. The automatic setting mimics the sun’s natural progression, emitting the optimal brightness and hue based on the time of day. Or, simply choose your own light settings based on your personal preference. With Kobo Aura ONE, enjoy nighttime reading without impacting your sleep, and wake up feeling refreshed.


Waterproof for the ultimate escape

Waterproof for the ultimate escape

Sink into a good read while in the bath or take it poolside without worry. Your Kobo Aura ONE has HZO Protection™, making it waterproof from the inside out and is ready to go places other devices can’t. The coating technology applied to the electronics inside allow it to be fully submerged without the need for port covers. Now relax, draw a bath and start reading.
*Meets requirements of IPX8 rating. Waterproof for up to 60 minutes in up to 2 metres of water.


Borrowing eBooks has never been easier

Borrowing eBooks has never been easier

Get connected to your local public library right from your Kobo Aura ONE with built-in OverDrive.* Set-up is easy and free, all you need is your library card. With one integrated catalogue, Kobo and your Local Library make it easy to search for the eBook you want and choose to borrow or buy, it’s that simple.
*Dependent on library participation, available through most public libraries in North America, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. Ebook availability will vary based on library.


Open up to endless reading possibilities

Open up to endless reading possibilities

The Kobo eBookstore gives you the access you want to over 5 million titles, so a new favourite is always at your fingertips. Get personalized recommendations based on your reading habits and earn Kobo Super Points rewards on every purchase. With more storage space than ever, carry twice as many eBooks as other eReaders and with up to one month of battery life, you can leave your charger behind. With Kobo Aura ONE, you never have to stop doing what you love – reading.


Read your way

Read your way

No two Booklovers are alike, so create your perfect reading experience with Kobo Aura ONE. The TypeGenius feature has weight and sharpness settings exclusive to Kobo, as well as the ability to choose from over 50 font sizes and 11 font types. Plus, adjust margins, highlight passages, write notes, and look up a word with the built-in dictionary – all with the tap of a finger. Read the way you want, with Kobo Aura ONE.

Waterproof from the inside out with HZO Protection™ IPX8 - up to 60 mins in 2 metres of water

7.8” HD Carta E Ink touchscreen, 1872 x 1404 resolution 300 dpi

230 g

195.1 x 138.5 x 6.9 mm

8 GB on-board memory, holds up to 6,000 eBooks

ComfortLight PRO – Reduces blue-light exposure and protects your eyes for the best nighttime reading experience.

TypeGenius: 11 different fonts and over 50 font styles 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 1 month*

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

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

  • Arrives in 2-4 days for most Australian capitals.
  • Please allow additional time for regional areas.
  • Tracking is available for this item via Australia Post.

Customer Reviews

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  • Poor Battery Life

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    The battery life whilst reading with wifi and brightness turned down is a pathetic 5 hours. The reason I bought this was for reading on long haul flights , not even good enough for short haul. I guess stay with the iPad.

  • Kobo Aura One eReader

    by on

    I am using a number of Kobo readers for the last 5 years and this is the best one yet. It is light, easy to hold and very easy to read. But - the battery life does not live up to expectation. I have downloaded the latest software and checked all the energy saving settings but it still lasts only 3 to 4 days. I read approx. 2 hours/day and the constant charging is a nuisance.

  • Revolutionised my reading habits

    by on

    I've never used an E Reader and have always said I love the feel and experience of real books. but I'm converted with the Kobo. The experience is very like reading a real book but with the added benefit of much less bulk, being able to read wherever you are without a light source, and being able to have several books on the go at once. The reviews on it say it's much larger than others but I find it extremely comfortable to hold and carry. No you can't put in in your back pocket, but the reading experience is more like a larger paperback or hardcover which I love.
    The screen being lit from the front means I can read in any light and without eye strain. The range of books available from Kobo and all of the other suppliers you can access with this covers everything I would ever want to read. No more overdue notices from the library for books I don't have time to return since it is compatible with E Library. The download experience is super easy, and I love the cost saving compared to hard copy books.
    I'm even impressed that I dropped it in the bath and didn't have to panic! I've done that with a paperback or too in my time and they never recover no matter what you do.
    The only negative would be missing the experience of browsing in a bookshop - browsing the online catalogues simply isn't the same thing.
    Overall, extremely impressed.

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