The Kobo Aura HD is a new, limited-edition “luxury” ereader aimed squarely at high-volume readers. Boasting an enlarged 6.8-inch e-ink screen with 265 dpi, 4GB of inbuilt storage, oodles of premium features (including an inbuilt light) and a blatantly stylish finish, it’s essentially the coffee table book of ereaders. Read on for our first impressions.
Dear Lifehacker, Recently I bought a new Kindle Paperwhite for my birthday and I have been in love with it since day 1. When I purchased it, I bought the “special offers” version for the lower cost under the notion that I could save some money on the purchase and also save money on books that took my fancy. However, upon trying to access the special offers, I noticed that most of them don’t apply to me, only to US Customers. Is it fair that I’m being used to made money for an item with advertising but I can’t access the advertising at all? If I’d known this was the case, I’d have spent the extra $20 and gone ad-free. Thanks, Concerned Kindler
When Amazon last upgraded its Kindle range, it wasn’t surprising that the Kindle Fire didn’t ship here, given its heavy integration with US-specific services. It was more annoying that the Kindle Paperwhite wouldn’t ship here either, but that has now changed, as Amazon appears to be happily shipping the Paperwhite to Australia.
Dear Lifehacker, I’ve been looking at getting a Kindle, but I’m not sure if it is right for me. I want to type on it (just notes and the like while I’m out and about and get struck with an idea. I don’t like typing on my phone due to the small size of the screen, and I don’t like my first-generation iPad as it is a little too big.