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Kobo Clara HD

Kobo Clara HD
alaScore 97

15 reviews

Jul, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Kobo Clara HD. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and usability. The screen and portability also get good opinions.

portability, screen, usability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Kobo Clara HD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Steven Winkelman (

Kobo Clara HD review


Nearly eight years to the day after the first Kobo was released, Rakuten Kobo announced its newest ebook reader, the Kobo Clara HD. The device is meant to compete with the likes of Amazon's wildly-popular Kindle Paperwhite. And compete it does. The...

Excellent battery life ; ComfortLight Pro removes blue light ; High-res screen offers crisp text and illustrations ; Activity mode provides detailed information on your reading ; Pocket integration makes reading articles offline easy

Lacks Overdrive integration found on other Kobo models ; Not water resistant

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.

Jun, 2018

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Expert review by : Sascha Segan (

Kobo Clara HD


The Kobo Clara HD is the best all-around e-reader for anyone who borrows books from public libraries.

Leading public library support. Excellent native file format support. Small and light. Color-changing front light.

Not waterproof.

Some people are library readers. I think more people should be library readers. If you're a library reader, your Kobo becomes a magic extension of your library system.

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Séamus Bellamy (

Rakuten Kobo Clara HD E-Reader review: Superior to the Kindle Paperwhite, except for one thing


Rakuten Kobo's Clara HD surpasses the Kindle Paperwhite in every area except one: content.

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.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Brad Linder (

Kobo Clara HD eReader launches for $130


As , Rakuten-owned eBook company Kobo has launched a new eReader. It's called the , and it features a 6 inch, high-resolution E Ink display, a front-lit display with support for reducing blue light at night, and a $130 price tag.

The Kobo Clara HD measures 6.2″ x 4.3″ x 0.3″ and weighs about 5.9 ounces.

May, 2018

Expert review by : Brad Linder (

Kobo Clara HD eReader coming soon


After , it looks like the Kobo Clara HD eBook reader is set to hit the streets in the coming weeks.

May, 2018

Expert review by : Brad Linder (

Kobo Clara HD eReader hits the FCC


There's a new Kobo eReader on the way. It's called the and it has an E Ink display and an showed up over the weekend, as spotted by .

The Walmart deal also means Walmart will sell eBooks and audiobooks through Kobo’s platform.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Max Parker (

Kobo Clara HD


Kobo Clara HD review: Can Kobo's latest e-reader take on the might of Amazon's Kindle line and offer up a viable alternative?

Pocket integration is great on an e-reader ; Super-compact ; Useful Natural Light mode

Ugly, cheap design ; Kobo’s store can’t match Amazon’s for content ; Not water-resistant ; Interface can be slow

A perfectly serviceable e-reader that’s only standout feature is its compact size.

May, 2018

Expert review by : James Peckham (

Kobo Clara HD review


Kobo introduces a new Kindle Paperwhite rival

Gorgeous screen ; Easy to hold in one hand ; Packed with storage

More limited store than Kindle ; Not waterproof ; Divisive design

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.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Somrata Sarkar (

Kobo Clara HD e-reader


The Kobo Clara HD is a minimalist alternative to Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite. It's lightweight and offers impressive backlight controls. We spent some time playing with the e-reader, and here's what we think.

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