Kobo Clara HD

7.8/10 AVG.
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7.8/10
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The Kobo Clara HD currently has an Informr score of 7.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 7 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Screen Size
6"
Storage
8 GB
3G
No
Reading Time
-


What the Critics Are Saying...


Good Gear Guide

If it were just about the hardware, this would be an easy decision. Despite costing only a few bucks more than Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite, the Rakuten Kobo Clara HD is a superior e-reader in almost every way. But Kobo can’t compete with Amazon’s expansive bookstore offerings, period.

- Séamus Bellamy, Good Gear Guide
Tech Advisor

We like the Kobo Clara HD, but we don't like the hefty £109 price tag for what it does. Its greatest merits are its ComfortLight PRO feature, slightness, and battery life; but with the Paperwhite at the same price bracket, you would expect the Clara to compete with even more features, especially sin...

- Somrata Sarkar, Tech Advisor
Business Insider

The Kobo Clara HD is an incredibly well-designed e-reader, and should be strongly considered for people who don't have any ties to Amazon's digital book empire.

- Brandt Ranj, Business Insider
Digital Trends

The Kobo Clara HD has all the features you’d expect, and then some, in an entry-level ebook reader. It’s lightweight, has a spectacular six-inch HD display, offers a lot of storage, and adds automatic lighting adjustments for night-time reading.

- Steven Winkelman, Digital Trends
TrustedReviews

It isn’t flashy or exciting, and nor does it do anything particularly new. However, the compact build of the Kobo Clara HD means it isn’t completely without merit. It seems slightly overpriced at £109.99 and I’d recommend the Kindle Paperwhite over it. The Clara HD is for those who really don’t want...

- Max Parker, TrustedReviews


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Screen Size
6"

The Kobo Clara HD's screen size is 6 inches with 1072 x 1448 pixels resolution.

Backlight
Yes

There is a built-in backlight for reading in the dark.

Storage
8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

3G
No

This model has no 3G wireless capabilities.

Reading Time
-

The e-reader is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1500 mAh battery.

Clara HD Specs

Overview
Release date June 5, 2018
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kindom
Networks
No cellular data
SIM card No
Operating System Other
Processor Freescale Solo Lite 1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 8 GB
RAM 512 MB
ROM No
Flightmode No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Body: 1.16 W/kg
Languages English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1500 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 1 hours
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.96 x 11 x 0.835 cm (6.3 x 4.3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 166 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Grayscale
Technology E-ink
Resolution 1072 x 1448 pixels
Pixel density 300 pixels
Size 6 inches
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Anti Glare No
Additional Display Features ComfortLight PRO
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Page Turn Key No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth No
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Video Playback No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack No
Vibration Alert No
Content Formats Supported
Content Formats Supported CBR, CBZ, EPUB, EPUB3, GIF, HTML, JPEG, MOBI, PDF, PNG, RTF, TIFF, TXT
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Kobo N249

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Good Gear Guide

Superior to the Kindle Paperwhite, except for one thing

from Good Gear Guide

If it were just about the hardware, this would be an easy decision. Despite costing only a few bucks more than Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite, the Rakuten Kobo Clara HD is a superior e-reader in almost every way. But Kobo can’t compete with Amazon’s expansive bookstore offerings, period.

Read full review

If it were just about the hardware, this would be an easy decision. Despite costing only a few bucks more than Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite, the Rakuten Kobo Clara HD is a superior e-reader in almost every way. But Kobo can’t compete with Amazon’s expansive bookstore offerings, period.

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Tech Advisor

A minimalist alternative to Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite

from Tech Advisor

We like the Kobo Clara HD, but we don't like the hefty £109 price tag for what it does. Its greatest merits are its ComfortLight PRO feature, slightness, and battery life; but with the Paperwhite at the same price bracket, you would expect the Clara to compete with even more features, especially...More

We like the Kobo Clara HD, but we don't like the hefty £109 price tag for what it does. Its greatest merits are its ComfortLight PRO feature, slightness, and battery life; but with the Paperwhite at the same price bracket, you would expect the Clara to compete with even more features, especially since Amazon's e-book library is also larger.

Read full review

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Business Insider

One of the best e-reader you can buy

from Business Insider

The Kobo Clara HD is an incredibly well-designed e-reader, and should be strongly considered for people who don't have any ties to Amazon's digital book empire.

Read full review

The Kobo Clara HD is an incredibly well-designed e-reader, and should be strongly considered for people who don't have any ties to Amazon's digital book empire.

Read full review

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Digital Trends

A perfectly priced ebook reader that nails the basics

from Digital Trends

The Kobo Clara HD has all the features you’d expect, and then some, in an entry-level ebook reader. It’s lightweight, has a spectacular six-inch HD display, offers a lot of storage, and adds automatic lighting adjustments for night-time reading.

Read full review

The Kobo Clara HD has all the features you’d expect, and then some, in an entry-level ebook reader. It’s lightweight, has a spectacular six-inch HD display, offers a lot of storage, and adds automatic lighting adjustments for night-time reading.

Read full review

Less

TrustedReviews

A perfectly serviceable e-reader

from TrustedReviews

It isn’t flashy or exciting, and nor does it do anything particularly new. However, the compact build of the Kobo Clara HD means it isn’t completely without merit. It seems slightly overpriced at £109.99 and I’d recommend the Kindle Paperwhite over it. The Clara HD is for those who really...More

It isn’t flashy or exciting, and nor does it do anything particularly new. However, the compact build of the Kobo Clara HD means it isn’t completely without merit. It seems slightly overpriced at £109.99 and I’d recommend the Kindle Paperwhite over it. The Clara HD is for those who really don’t want to be locked into the Amazon ecosystem; personally, this isn’t an issue for me.

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Good E-Reader

A very solid entry level digital reader

from Good E-Reader

I would recommend purchasing this device if you have a Kobo Glo, Kobo Glo HD, and Kobo Touch. The high resolution display and Comfortlight PRO front-lit technology makes it a worthy upgrade. It also has a number of security features and rapid page turn enhancements to make reading ebooks a cut above the rest.

Read full review

I would recommend purchasing this device if you have a Kobo Glo, Kobo Glo HD, and Kobo Touch. The high resolution display and Comfortlight PRO front-lit technology makes it a worthy upgrade. It also has a number of security features and rapid page turn enhancements to make reading ebooks a cut above the rest.

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TechRadar

Perfect for anyone just starting out with an ereader

from TechRadar

The Kobo Clara HD offers a very similar experience to its biggest rival, but that's not an issue. If you're looking for a mid-range ereader to take on holiday or read on your commute, this could well be it.

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The Kobo Clara HD offers a very similar experience to its biggest rival, but that's not an issue. If you're looking for a mid-range ereader to take on holiday or read on your commute, this could well be it.

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