Kobo Aura One Back In Stock, But for How Long?


Kobo Aura One

The Kobo Aura One is back in stock again from Kobo’s website.

The US store, UK store, and Canadian store all show a limited quantity back in stock.

It remains to be seen how long the “limited quantity” will last.

Hopefully they have enough to stay in stock for longer than a day or two like previous re-stocks.

The Aura One was released six months ago now and the vast majority of that time it’s been unavailable from Kobo.

It’s getting to the point where it’s kind of ridiculous actually. There’s got to be a reason why it’s always out of stock, something deeper than a mere supply issue.

Nonetheless, it’s good to see the Aura One back in stock again, even if it doesn’t last long. It’s one of the best ereaders on the market thanks to its unique 7.8-inch screen with an adjustable frontlight color.

Check out my Kobo Aura One review for more details about the device and to see a video walkthrough.

7 Responses to “Kobo Aura One Back In Stock, But for How Long?”

  1. Love everything about the Aura One, the size, the thinness, the feel basically everything except two things. The screen has poor contrast and has the same uneven lighting that plagued the Voyage. When i adjust the nightlight it turns warm which i like but with yellow, green and red spots on the bottom. Exchanging it through chapters was too much of a hassle as I live in California so I sold it on eBay, purchased another one and experienced the exact same thing on the replacement. The text is washed even when i adjust the refresh rate from 6 pages to 1 page and back again. Tried sideloading different fonts and spent hours comparing side by side with the Voyage and came to realize hat while the Voyage is also uneven, the text is sharper, crisper and bolder than the Aura One.
    The second thing is that while the software has more options than Kindle, the software is slow to respond in basic things such as highlighting, page turns, and simple tasks such as menu navigation. Everything takes seconds or requires tapping twice while the Kindle’s reaponsiveness is instant.
    It’s too bad because it’s a beautiful device and I love the size and aesthetics but the software lags and the screen lighting is a disappointment in the two devices I tried.
    I really hope Amazon has a new offering this coming April, now that it seems they are launching products in the Spring.

  2. I had to go back and watch all the video reviews you did…
    Have they fixed the PDF zoom and delay problem with a software update yet?

    • I would never recommend a Kobo for PDFs. I doubt PDF support is ever going to get better. I don’t think they’ve made a single improvement in 5 years.

  3. it’s already out of stock again 🙁 i’d really like to get one, but i have no idea when it’ll actually be feasible at this rate.

    • Kobo is ridiculous. It only lasted like one day, and it’s only out of stock from their US store; their Canada and the UK stores still show it as available. 7 years in and Kobo still has no clue how to sell ereaders in the US. It’s quite sad actually.

      You can always order a Kobo Aura One from Chapters.Indigo. They are based in Canada but they ship to the US. It’s actually quite a bit cheaper to order from them since they charge in Canadian dollars and their shipping is faster than Kobo. I’ve ordered the past few Kobos from there and everything went smoothly, which is more than I can say when I ordered directly from Kobo.

  4. Yes in stock in UK at Kobo and Argos.

  5. It is currently (3/14/2017 1:00 PM EDT) on the US web site.

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