I received my Aura One yesterday and was SO excited to finally have a larger e-ink reader. It looked small when I took it out of the package and I thought for a minute that I was going to be disappointed, but it's the perfect size. I read for a bit in the afternoon, leaving the auto settings for lighting on and all was well. Then, I went to bed...
The first picture is of the device in a semi-dark room. It did not get the orange hue yet, but as you can see (hopefully: I remember plenty of snark here when the first paperwhites came out and some people were unwilling to acknowledge that others' vision may see things that other people do not) that on the bottom from about the center and to the right, it goes from orange to a green blotch to a darker orange and then the corner gets a darkish black/gray hue.
Below is picture number 2. This is when the orange light began to appear. Once again, the bottom is splotchy and it's more pronounced.
Finally, here is a picture of the device with the orange screen fully in effect. Still, you can see the splotch at the bottom. It is very obvious and irritating but I'm giving it a few days to see if I adjust to it. For some reason, this picture looks much worse than the device does in person. I can't really figure out if the orange is uneven or not but this picture sure makes it look that way.
I am unsure what to do as this is not Amazon so it's likely that I'll have to pack it up and pay return postage to Canada and wait for them to get it before replacing it. I haven't read much about the device online so I'll have to search up reviews to see if this is a chronic problem. I really do not want to have to do the send back shuffle repeatedly in hopes that I'll get a good one like some folks did with their Paperwhites.
So there you have it. As far as the other features go: the build quality is excellent. It feels like a quality product. The outside of it has a rubbery feel. I bought the case along with it (for $50) and have some regret about that because as nice and durable as it feels, the stand part of it just does not work. The flap does not stay in place to keep the device standing on a table. I wouldn't really use that feature I don't think, but if it's supposed to work, it should work. At first, the orange screen was uncomfortable to my eyes, but I once I turned it down a notch, it was actually okay.