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New units with Gethighstayhigh sourcing everthing:

  • £275 – Kobo Aura Edition 2 +GPS/Barometer (Bluefly)
  • Note that Gethighstayhigh supplied hardware includes a year warranty excluding physical damage      

or, Customer supplies hardware

  • £60 – Build only     

Kobo availability: The currently available Kobo is the Aura Edition 2, which has a 212dpi screen, and a capactive screen (unlike all other Kobo’s that have an infrared screen). A capactive screen, if used with gloves, will require a stylus. Most other kobo’s out of production are readily available 2nd hand via sources such as ebay (see KOBO SELF BUILD tab for suitable models)

General Kobo features
  • The clearest sunlight-readable device available
  • Integrated with GPS and Barometer
  • 4.5~8 hrs runtime (depending on model/instrument)
  • Supplementary power easily adds to this runtime
  • Mutable audio vario….
  • Uses XCSoar; from simple to advanced needs
  • Compact – just 9mm thick and 180 grams
  • Ready to use, complete with quick-start guide
  • To buy, contact us at


The cost can be reduced by using an older/pre-loved Kobo, and/or choosing a GPS-only device (i.e. no barometer).Whilst the older units are still perfectly functional, the main differences will be:

  • a lower screen resolution  (typically 170dpi instead of 212dpi, although the GLO HD has 300dpi)
  • 1,000mAh battery instead of 1,500mAh   (giving 4.5hrs with a Bluefly, 7hrs as a GPS-only device)
  • Sometimes there is some  ghosting on the older models
  • The older 5″ Kobo Mini can be useful if cockpit space is severely limited   (most usable Kobo’s have 6″ screens)
  • A GPS-only device will not have barometric altitude.  Altitude readings/computations using GPS derived altitude should only be considered indicative.

If delivery to the airfield/hill isn’t possible, then insured UK post is £8, and most overseas locations are £12. Payment by Bank transfer or PayPal.


Fully sunlight readable navigation aids for pilots of Sailplanes, Paragliders, Hangliders and Microlights