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KOBO Clara HD 6" eReader - 8 GB, Black at Currys for £79.99
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KOBO Clara HD 6" eReader - 8 GB, Black at Currys for £79.99

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Posted 21st Dec 2019

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  • E-ink screen
  • Connectivity: WiFi
  • Holds thousands of books
  • Battery life: Up to 8 weeks
  • 2 year guarantee
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I wish someone could explain how eink readers manage to hold onto a price point that far exceeds their technical ability. Eink has been around for a long time and all we've really seen is higher resolution and waterproof models. Where's the 10 inch models? Where's the colour?
Even also ran companies like Kobo can keep high prices for old tech. Even in a sale.

You may as well buy an old Kindle on eBay. It's probably better.
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I wish someone could explain how eink readers manage to hold onto a price point that far exceeds their technical ability. Eink has been around for a long time and all we've really seen is higher resolution and waterproof models. Where's the 10 inch models? Where's the colour?
Even also ran companies like Kobo can keep high prices for old tech. Even in a sale.

You may as well buy an old Kindle on eBay. It's probably better.
Posted a couple days ago, could t find it at my local but argos has same price
Bambin021/12/2019 08:54

Posted a couple days ago, could t find it at my local but argos has same …Posted a couple days ago, could t find it at my local but argos has same price


good shout for argos: £5 off code available for facebook users, plus £1.60 quidco
sossidge21/12/2019 09:22

good shout for argos: £5 off code available for facebook users, plus £1.60 …good shout for argos: £5 off code available for facebook users, plus £1.60 quidco


Hadnt thought of that thanks, £5 plus work discount and quidco made it £70. In the bag
Good deal, I just got a Kobo Forma though which is amazing.
I have this and it’s a great little device. Much more versatile than a Kindle as it will handle several different file formats. It also integrates well with Calibre on your PC and you can tweak some of the display settings via Calibre too.
Reminisces the Nook deals of the past. Mine is still going strong for £29.
Wish they would bring out the a new mini with a backlight
Rustybucket21/12/2019 08:53

I wish someone could explain how eink readers manage to hold onto a price …I wish someone could explain how eink readers manage to hold onto a price point that far exceeds their technical ability. Eink has been around for a long time and all we've really seen is higher resolution and waterproof models. Where's the 10 inch models? Where's the colour?Even also ran companies like Kobo can keep high prices for old tech. Even in a sale.You may as well buy an old Kindle on eBay. It's probably better.


I wish someone could explain how smartphones manage to hold on to a price point that far exceeds their technical ability. AMOLED has been around for a long time and all we've really seen is higher refresh rate and waterproof models. Where's the 10 inch models? Where's the black & white? Even also ran companies like Samsung can keep high prices for old tech. Even in a sale.

You may as well an old Apple on eBay. It's probably better.


If you want a tablet that shows colours other than gray-scale for reading, just get a non-e-ink tablet. You'll find the Clara is faster, has a higher res screen, better battery, has a backlight and in every way is a nicer experience than an older e-reader.
khamito23/12/2019 03:24

I wish someone could explain how smartphones manage to hold on to a price …I wish someone could explain how smartphones manage to hold on to a price point that far exceeds their technical ability. AMOLED has been around for a long time and all we've really seen is higher refresh rate and waterproof models. Where's the 10 inch models? Where's the black & white? Even also ran companies like Samsung can keep high prices for old tech. Even in a sale.You may as well an old Apple on eBay. It's probably better.If you want a tablet that shows colours other than gray-scale for reading, just get a non-e-ink tablet. You'll find the Clara is faster, has a higher res screen, better battery, has a backlight and in every way is a nicer experience than an older e-reader.


If all technology moved at the same pace as eink readers Moores law would have stopped being a thing years ago.

The lack of innovation and competition in the market has meant that the dream of having a larger colour device for reading A4 sized pages in an experience even remotely close to paper is still just that. It's now expected that these ereaders are able to fit in a handbag and will always be grayscale. They've been threatening to release a colour eink screen for years, but we've still yet to see even a poorly implemented first try.

Comparing a market that has literally thousands of options with price points starting lower than this Kobo is like comparing apples and oranges.
Rustybucket23/12/2019 07:40

If all technology moved at the same pace as eink readers Moores law would …If all technology moved at the same pace as eink readers Moores law would have stopped being a thing years ago.The lack of innovation and competition in the market has meant that the dream of having a larger colour device for reading A4 sized pages in an experience even remotely close to paper is still just that. It's now expected that these ereaders are able to fit in a handbag and will always be grayscale. They've been threatening to release a colour eink screen for years, but we've still yet to see even a poorly implemented first try.Comparing a market that has literally thousands of options with price points starting lower than this Kobo is like comparing apples and oranges.


1) Moore's law is that the amount of transistors that fit in a given dimension will double every years, it's only tangentially related to speed increases (and what exactly do you want to run faster in your e-reader? page turn time is related to the display technology not cpu or memory)

2) Moore's law stopped being broadly true around the turn of the decade (the change to 22nm was difficult and the following 14/10/7nm transitions even more difficult especially around current leakage and temperature control)

3) Many devices don't need to be faster. Case in point, ATMs still run on software and hardware from decades ago

3) Books have been predominantly black & white for centuries, you're claiming that having a device aimed at replicating a physical book should offer a much larger size and colour reproduction because.... IT SHOULD BCUZ TECHNOLOGY AND MOORES LAW


Ok m8
khamito23/12/2019 11:08

1) Moore's law is that the amount of transistors that fit in a given …1) Moore's law is that the amount of transistors that fit in a given dimension will double every years, it's only tangentially related to speed increases (and what exactly do you want to run faster in your e-reader? page turn time is related to the display technology not cpu or memory)2) Moore's law stopped being broadly true around the turn of the decade (the change to 22nm was difficult and the following 14/10/7nm transitions even more difficult especially around current leakage and temperature control)3) Many devices don't need to be faster. Case in point, ATMs still run on software and hardware from decades ago3) Books have been predominantly black & white for centuries, you're claiming that having a device aimed at replicating a physical book should offer a much larger size and colour reproduction because.... IT SHOULD BCUZ TECHNOLOGY AND MOORES LAWOk m8


Yeah. We're going to have to agree to disagree on this one.

You're clearly content paying these prices for incremental improvements at best. I'm not. And as for books being predominantly black and white, that is only true of novels. Modern textbooks, magazines and comics are mostly colour and in a larger format and if you cant see the value of having a device with greater physical size, capacity with vivid colour then I suppose you'll be happy with ereaders for years to come, since my dream still seems decades away.
Rustybucket23/12/2019 11:53

Yeah. We're going to have to agree to disagree on this one.You're clearly …Yeah. We're going to have to agree to disagree on this one.You're clearly content paying these prices for incremental improvements at best. I'm not. And as for books being predominantly black and white, that is only true of novels. Modern textbooks, magazines and comics are mostly colour and in a larger format and if you cant see the value of having a device with greater physical size, capacity with vivid colour then I suppose you'll be happy with ereaders for years to come, since my dream still seems decades away.


You can't disagree on basic facts m8, but if your ego can't handle being wrong then fair enough.

If you want to read comics, get a non e-ink tablet that costs 3-4x more and then complain about how it costs so much more than an e-reader
You can pick up a larger non eink tablet for less than this Kobo is on sale. But the last time I checked they dont have reflective screen with a month of battery life.

These facts you like to cite are being picked carefully.
Edited by: "Rustybucket" 23rd Dec 2019
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