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Created with a 300 Pixels Per Inch (PPI) E ink Carta display that reads just like print on paper and 512MB RAM for even the most demanding content, the Kobo Clara HD eReader features a long battery life, 8GB of storage and a ComfortLight Pro that can gradually reduce blue-light exposure, so you experience a more comfortable night-time reading experience, without spoiling your sleep.

Day and night
Carta E Ink technology provides a brilliant print on paper reading experience, even in direct sunlight. Not only is it easy to read from, it also eliminates flashes between page turns – and it features touch controls for added simplicity. The ComfortLight Pro will help you read in the dark with an evenly illuminated front-light. Additionally, the ComfortLight Pro won’t shine bright lights in your eyes, making it much more comfortable to read than a traditional backlit screen.

Large library
In the Kobo Book Store, you can find over 4 million of the best books and comics available for purchase. The Kobo Clara HD is compatible with a wide range of file types and with 8GB of internal storage you'll be able to keep a vast library with up to 6000 books on your device.

Ideal for travel
The Clara HD is made to go everywhere with you. It's lightweight and packs a massive battery life so you can take it on long trips without it weighing you down or worrying about the battery running out.
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Don't base your ereader on format support. You can use calibre to convert any book to any format and remove drm. I've had kobo and kindle devices over the years, choose on screen size, weight and screen/front light quality.
Edited by: "pagepack" 14th Apr
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Better than paperweight?
OOS
Spacevsgravity14/04/2020 09:09

Better than paperweight?


I got this a couple weeks ago from elsewhere. Considered this or the paper white. Went with this as it’s smaller not as big bezels, has overdrive support so you can borrow books from your local library etc. Has support for more formats. It’s obviously lacking the kindle store and kindle benefits from being a prime member for example.

The Clara is a lovely device and has the warm light so it’s easier on the eyes in the evenings.

Both are solid options.
exStudent14/04/2020 09:20

I got this a couple weeks ago from elsewhere. Considered this or the paper …I got this a couple weeks ago from elsewhere. Considered this or the paper white. Went with this as it’s smaller not as big bezels, has overdrive support so you can borrow books from your local library etc. Has support for more formats. It’s obviously lacking the kindle store and kindle benefits from being a prime member for example. The Clara is a lovely device and has the warm light so it’s easier on the eyes in the evenings. Both are solid options.


Thank you. I bought a paperweight for my brother last week but I kind of wanted to get him this.
Kobo was catching my eyes few times, but purchased the basic amazon one for £49 last week. It reads pdf and mobi files, which is great and so easy to drop them by email directly to kindle And also so many free or 99p books on amazon on daily deals.
Don't base your ereader on format support. You can use calibre to convert any book to any format and remove drm. I've had kobo and kindle devices over the years, choose on screen size, weight and screen/front light quality.
Edited by: "pagepack" 14th Apr
pagepack14/04/2020 09:34

Don't base your ereader on format support. You can use calibre to convert …Don't base your ereader on format support. You can use calibre to convert any book to any format and remove drm. I've had kobo and kindle devices over the years, choose on screen size, weight and screen/front light quality.


That’s it Calibre is a very powerful tool. Hence why I went with the Kobo as it’s smaller and all round better device.
mikki77714/04/2020 09:26

Kobo was catching my eyes few times, but purchased the basic amazon one …Kobo was catching my eyes few times, but purchased the basic amazon one for £49 last week. It reads pdf and mobi files, which is great and so easy to drop them by email directly to kindle And also so many free or 99p books on amazon on daily deals.


The Clara also reads mobi and pdf.
Does any one know I it works with Borrowbox. That's what our local library uses for ebooks, thanks.
rambobambo14/04/2020 09:59

Does any one know I it works with Borrowbox. That's what our local library …Does any one know I it works with Borrowbox. That's what our local library uses for ebooks, thanks.



libraries.essex.gov.uk/e-b…de/
exStudent14/04/2020 10:03

https://libraries.essex.gov.uk/e-books-e-audio-e-magazines-and-book-groups/e-books-and-e-audio/kobo-guide/


Thanks, following your link I checked my local library does not mention kobo, mentions other devices but not this. keen to get something for little one without having to give iPad.
banjomike14/04/2020 09:54

The Clara also reads mobi and pdf.


But cost more than £49 I was sure that Amazon will force me to buy their books only or will make it very complicated, but it's opposite:)
Edited by: "mikki777" 14th Apr
The Clara has a 300ppi screen, the basic kindle 167. The Clara has to be compared to the more expensive paperwhite.
Kobo is an anagram of 'book'.

Out of stock
c2ushe214/04/2020 11:32

Out of stock


It was oos when was posted. Keep watching this daily
What’s the speed like?
pagepack14/04/2020 09:34

Don't base your ereader on format support. You can use calibre to convert …Don't base your ereader on format support. You can use calibre to convert any book to any format and remove drm. I've had kobo and kindle devices over the years, choose on screen size, weight and screen/front light quality.


Do you download kindle book and use calibre to put in kobo.. I am new to this
pagepack14/04/2020 09:34

Don't base your ereader on format support. You can use calibre to convert …Don't base your ereader on format support. You can use calibre to convert any book to any format and remove drm. I've had kobo and kindle devices over the years, choose on screen size, weight and screen/front light quality.


except then you have to go through extra steps

base your decision on ecosystem absolutely

if you're an amazon user, have prime, and are interested in kindle unlimited or audible - go for the kindle line

if you want the ereader with the best support for ebook file types - kobo

if you want an ereader that's also a full android 9 tablet - go for Onyx Nova 7.8" (cost about 250) or Onyx Boox Note 2 10.3" (cost about 450)
I find some epub books in kobo do not have good image support. I have the Kobo Aura One 7.8" I have an book where the images show up too big and you can't room out of the image. Then the opposite in other books where the images are too small and you can't zoom in. Anybody know any solutions?

The same book on Amazon Kindle the images display in a more natural size and you can select image to zoom in a bit depending how big the image is. But as my Kobo has a bigger screen I would perfer to use that rather than converting epubs to mobi etc.
I base my purchase on format support because voting with my wallet is important to me. If you don't support open formats then you don't get my money.
robodan91814/04/2020 15:06

except then you have to go through extra steps base your decision on …except then you have to go through extra steps base your decision on ecosystem absolutelyif you're an amazon user, have prime, and are interested in kindle unlimited or audible - go for the kindle lineif you want the ereader with the best support for ebook file types - koboif you want an ereader that's also a full android 9 tablet - go for Onyx Nova 7.8" (cost about 250) or Onyx Boox Note 2 10.3" (cost about 450)


When had a kobo ereader, which I broke unfortunately, I used to buy books from Amazon. Sure took a couple of minutes to side load them, not a huge amount of time. Never tied myself down to one source of ebooks.
7day14/04/2020 15:05

Do you download kindle book and use calibre to put in kobo.. I am new to …Do you download kindle book and use calibre to put in kobo.. I am new to this


Yes. Amazon don't want you to do this, but you download the book to the pc kindle app, transfer it to calibre. Remove drm and convert. I used kpub, which is a kobo proprietary format. I found it was quicker on page turns etc.
pagepack14/04/2020 09:34

Don't base your ereader on format support. You can use calibre to convert …Don't base your ereader on format support. You can use calibre to convert any book to any format and remove drm. I've had kobo and kindle devices over the years, choose on screen size, weight and screen/front light quality.


Also Adobe Digital Editions!
mikki77714/04/2020 10:23

But cost more than £49 I was sure that Amazon will force me to buy …But cost more than £49 I was sure that Amazon will force me to buy their books only or will make it very complicated, but it's opposite:)


No you can download pdfs and what not on the Kindle. Both devices are as good as eachother - I have both.
pagepack14/04/2020 15:52

Yes. Amazon don't want you to do this, but you download the book to the pc …Yes. Amazon don't want you to do this, but you download the book to the pc kindle app, transfer it to calibre. Remove drm and convert. I used kpub, which is a kobo proprietary format. I found it was quicker on page turns etc.


Ill need to try this! When I tried to transfer frok Kindle to Calibre it wouldnt allow me, Amazon told me it wasnt possible and couldnt find anything on Google or YouTube either, some good Kindle books so will have to try
Edited by: "Kryptonitee" 14th Apr
Kryptonitee14/04/2020 17:55

Ill need to try this! When I tried to transfer frok Kindle to Calibre it …Ill need to try this! When I tried to transfer frok Kindle to Calibre it wouldnt allow me, Amazon told me it wasnt possible and couldnt find anything on Google or YouTube either, some good Kindle books so will have to try


You'll need to install a calibre drm removal plug in first, so when you transfer the file over the drm is removed first. Then convert.
Edited by: "pagepack" 14th Apr
Also, as far as I know, you'll need an older version of Kindle on your PC - I have to use v 1.17.1 (44183), about a year old, with the calibre drm plugin. This may have changed but I'm not messing with my setup to check on that, just to know if calibre bounces your conversion attempt consider this workaround. Finally, uncheck the default setting to auto-update Kindle so you don't need to fix it afterwards...
Edited by: "roycol99" 14th Apr
roycol9914/04/2020 18:41

Also, as far as I know, you'll need an older version of Kindle on your PC …Also, as far as I know, you'll need an older version of Kindle on your PC - I have to use v 1.17.1 (44183), about a year old, with the calibre drm plugin. This may have changed but I'm not messing with my setup to check on that, just to know if calibre bounces your conversion attempt consider this workaround. Finally, uncheck the default setting to auto-update Kindle so you don't need to fix it afterwards...


I dont understand how its possible to get a book from the Kindle app to Calibre as I cant see an export option
roycol9914/04/2020 18:41

Also, as far as I know, you'll need an older version of Kindle on your PC …Also, as far as I know, you'll need an older version of Kindle on your PC - I have to use v 1.17.1 (44183), about a year old, with the calibre drm plugin. This may have changed but I'm not messing with my setup to check on that, just to know if calibre bounces your conversion attempt consider this workaround. Finally, uncheck the default setting to auto-update Kindle so you don't need to fix it afterwards...


Precisely... the comment above saying to just use Calibre to convert Kindle books made it sound simple. You are correct in that you need an older version of Kindle (for PC in my case) if you want to be able to do the conversion.

Calibre is here...

calibre-ebook.com/dow…oad

I finally managed to do it using the older version of Kindle from here...

epubsoft.com/sof…tml

and followed the 'Method 1' instructions from here....

mobileread.com/for…371
robodan91814/04/2020 15:06

except then you have to go through extra steps base your decision on …except then you have to go through extra steps base your decision on ecosystem absolutelyif you're an amazon user, have prime, and are interested in kindle unlimited or audible - go for the kindle lineif you want the ereader with the best support for ebook file types - koboif you want an ereader that's also a full android 9 tablet - go for Onyx Nova 7.8" (cost about 250) or Onyx Boox Note 2 10.3" (cost about 450)


Not full Android or probably not Android at all, but if someone is interested, there’s also Pocketbook, which have couple of models on the market
Kryptonitee14/04/2020 19:53

I dont understand how its possible to get a book from the Kindle app to …I dont understand how its possible to get a book from the Kindle app to Calibre as I cant see an export option


You don't export from the Kindle app on your PC. You download the books to your PC in the Kindle app. They will then appear in the users/<your user name>/documents/My Kindle Content folder on your PC. From within Calibre you import the files from the My Kindle Content folder by clicking on 'Add Books' and choosing that folder. Finally you choose the 'Convert Books' option in Callibre
Edited by: "Searcher2" 14th Apr
ArcaneSim14/04/2020 20:11

Not full Android or probably not Android at all, but if someone is …Not full Android or probably not Android at all, but if someone is interested, there’s also Pocketbook, which have couple of models on the market


It is full Android. I know because I'm using it

I also tried the newest pocketbook device (inkpad 3 pro) and it was terrible. Slow to refresh, full annoying flashing refresh, worse slow internet browser
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