All About Kobo Clara HD
Kobo has unveiled its all-new e-reader called the Kobo Clara HD, which brings higher-end features at a lower price point. After few months of rumors, the Canadian manufacturer of e-book device has ultimately introduced their newest device, Kobo Clara HD. The Clara HD is featured with a 330-ppi E Ink 6-inch screen. Therefore, these features are same like the Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite and Kobo’s Aura One. Clara HD is also the first budget model to be introduced by the Canadian e-book manufacturer in nearly three years of its career.
Kobo Clara HD is powered with an 8GB onboard storage facility that translates to about 6000 books. Exact specification regarding the battery support is yet unknown but expected to be excellent, which will last for at least several weeks for moderate users. Another exciting feature equipped with this e-reader is ComfortLight Pro. In spite of seeking the traditional technology to light-up most E-Ink screens, ComfortLight Pro utilizes the red and orange LEDs to lighten-up the device during the night by minimizing the exposure of the screen to blue light. However, Kobo Clara HD is not only the e-book reading device to implemented ComfortLight Pro on their device. But Clara HD is considered the least expensive one compared to other e-book reading devices in the market.
Kobo Clara HD helps easily to annotate and customized texts while reading. It also helps to select from forty distinct sizes and almost a dozen of different texts options to facilitate the perfect read. Irrespective of all its updated features, the Clara HD, unfortunately, does not inherit the waterproofing features of Koro Auro One so it is not recommended for beach reading. This e-book reading device also lacks the Overdrive integration, which was considered one of the most favorite and exciting features equipped on the Kobo Auro One. The function of Overdrive integration is to allow seamlessly borrowing of books from local libraries.
While reading e-books at Kobo Clara HD, users are facilitated with the option of bookmarking the pages, make notes within texts and also highlight important pages. The Canadian manufacturing company of e-book devices, Kobo introduced their first device in 2010. Within few days of its first release, Kobo becomes much famous and popular among heavy readers. Irrespective of its own e-book stores with above 5 million titles, the Canadian manufacturer also supports more formats that of the Amazon’s Kindle. Other than developing major e-book formats the upcoming e-book reading device also facilitates users to view photos, documents, and comic books as well.
Kobo Clara HD has a color-adjustable and crisp display. Considering this device from navigating and reading, loading books onto the device, this all-new Clara HD is same as Kobo’s other e-book reading devices. Kobo Clara HD is made with quite thin and light design so that it does not make trouble for the user to carry while traveling. This device further facilitates USB drive option and sharper screen. Clara HD is powered with a bold look, only black color option, and eye-catching rear pattern, which is easy to grip.
Kobo Clara HD is, therefore, the perfect reading companion for all the book lovers. Therefore, considering the latest features of this e-reading device, it is affordable and a worthy competitor of Amazon Kindle. Now, this device is set for pre-order. This upcoming e-book reading device is also expected to be available for buyers from June 5. Potential buyers are also free to grab the all-new Kobo Clara HD on the Kobo website for just $130. Buying options are also available through various retailers, Walmart and Amazon as well. Hence, with its release, Clara HD is surely going to render a great competition to Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite and other e-book reading devices.
-By Chandrani Sarkar (Content Developer and Research Analyst @Travarsa)