I'm contemplating replacing an ageing Kindle. Decided against the Kindle Paperwhite (read too many stories about defective back lighting), won't touch Sony because I detest the company, and was contemplating the Kobo Glo.
However I have been reading about the Kobo Aura, their new flagship ebook reader. Have read some reviews from offshore and it seems to cope with both MOBI(*) and EPUB formats, have a larger screen than current readers (6.8" c.f., 6.0"), a higher resolution screen, better back lighting than the Glo or Paperwhite, and an SD card slot.
Haven't seen it locally. Wondering whether anyone had used it and has views and experiences they could share. Close to ordering from offshore (it's $US 170 + shipping), but after a bit more of a feel for how much of an improvement it will be.
* This is important. I can strip the DRM from my Kindle purchases, but need to endure the de-DRMed versions are readable, and would prefer natively rather than having to convert. Don't want to write-off my purchased library.