I reviewed the Kobo Aura One in 2016. Large, a little heavy and waterproof, it was a different take on the luxury e-reading experience offered by Amazon with their Kindle Oasis. Flash forward to the tail end of 2017: Amazon has completely refreshed the Oasis with a new, larger display size, larger battery in an waterproof, aluminum package. Rakuten Kobo? They've made a big to-do about jamming 32GB of storage into a now two year old piece of hardware. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, I guess. Unfortunately, as much as I enjoy the Aura One, the Aura One Special Edition doesn't feel all that special and there's a few issues that I'd very like to see fixed with it.
For my full review, click here.