The brand new Kobo Aura One is now available and many people are wondering how it handles PDF files. Sadly, the rendering engine really struggles with both large and small files.
One of the drawbacks of the Aura One is the PDF experience. Anything that relies on pinching and zooming is lackluster. It takes at least five to seven seconds for the page to fully render. I would recommend this reader to anyone that is reading content that does not require zooming. So it is ideal for comics, e-books, manga and web-comics. Anything technical or overly reliant on CSS elements might turn off some users.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.