Rakuten Kobo has released Kobo Clara HD, its newest eReader with a 6-inch HD display and built-in ComfortLight PRO offering a reading experience any time, day or night.
What a paper reader will notice right away is the clarity of the words on the E Ink “page”, as well as the ability to read comfortably even in direct sunlight due to its anti-glare display. What they might not be used to, but will come to enjoy, is adjustable font sizes to make reading easier for tired eyes, a built-in dictionary for looking up those puzzling words without having to Google them, and the ability to have all their books with them all the time—for fitting reading into those unexpected parts of the day, like when waiting for a friend or on the daily commute.
Kobo Clara HD offers a high-resolution, 300 ppi, HD Carta E Ink touchscreen that displays crisp-clear fonts to replicate a print on paper reading experience, which brings many benefits, including being easier on the eyes in comparison to LCD screens found in smartphones and tablets. What’s more, its anti-glare display allows for endless summer days of reading in direct sunlight.
Nighttime Reading Made Easy
For those who like to stay up past their bedtime, ComfortLight PRO reduces blue-light exposure through the course of the day, so they can read even longer without it affecting their sleep. By setting a bedtime hour, the hue of the light mimics the sun’s natural progression (from a cooler to a warmer light). Readers can also choose to manually set the light settings based on personal preference. For Kobo Clara HD, the Kobo engineering team took the lighting design even further, to replicate a color temperature that more closely reflects natural incandescent light sources when set at the warmer end of the spectrum; this was achieved by using a warm custom designed LED (2600K).
Comfort is in the Hand of the (Be)holder
Books can be heavy. But not with Kobo Clara HD, Kobo’s smallest, thinnest, and lightest 6” display eReader yet, measuring 157 x 111 x 8.3 mm and weighing a mere industry-leading 166g. This means book lovers heading out on their daily commute or summer holidays can easily bring their entire library with them, no book left behind, thanks to its 8GB of storage (or up 6,000 eBooks). In addition, Kobo Clara HD page turns are 100ms faster than previous models.
Cost: 14,904 yen.
Source: Japan Today