Here’s How to Tell All the Different Kobo Models Apart


At current count, Kobo has released 14 different ebook readers over the past eight years, including the new Kobo Clara HD that was just released a couple of days ago.

That’s a lot of different models to keep track of, especially since many of them look very similar to each other. But at least Kobo uses different names for each model, or they at least stick a 2 at the end, unlike Amazon where they keep reusing the same Kindle name with a new model every few years.

Luckily Kobo has a list of Kobo models and how to tell them apart in the help section of their website.

They list a couple of distinguishing characteristics for each model, along with a corresponding model number.

Looking up the model number is the easiest way to find out which model you have. You can find the model number on the bottom edge of your Kobo ereader.

Kobo Model Numbers

Kobo Clara HD – N249

Kobo Aura H2O Edition 2 – N867

Kobo Aura ONE – N709

Kobo Aura Edition 2 – N236

Kobo Touch 2.0 – N587

Kobo Glo HD – N437

Kobo Aura H2O – N250

Kobo Aura – N514

Kobo Aura HD – N204B

Kobo Glo – N613

Kobo Mini – N705

Kobo Touch – N905, N905B, or N905C

Kobo Original – N416

Kobo Wireless – N647 or N47B

See Kobo’s help section for more details about each model. Unfortunately the images are currently broken on that page (they were working last week when I bookmarked the page) but if you click the device’s name at the top of the page it will direct to the main help section with a picture of each model. I also added links to the reviews for each model above that include pictures and a video review.

3 Responses to “Here’s How to Tell All the Different Kobo Models Apart”

  1. For those in the US, there’s also the Aura One Limited Edition. Well worth the additonal $50 over the original, IMO

  2. Limited Edition model number is N709 also