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Kobo Clara HD

Kobo Clara HD
90
Reviews
19 Reviews + 2 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Quite Popular
78
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Age
14 Months Old
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
An award winning and fairly new 166g touchscreen ereader, with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites and a good price. It supports Wi-Fi and has a battery life of 1,340h. Customers report that this ereader has a great screen quality, good battery life but it's bad at resisting water ingress.
log.com.tr Editor's Choice Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice
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166g
6"
8GB
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1,340h
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With outstanding reviews and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Kobo Clara HD number 3 across all E-book readers.

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Kagoo Score
90
Reviews
81
Features
78
Value for Money
89
Age

85

85
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 85?

reviews indicate that it has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 77%, based on 19 reviews. This E-book reader has received two awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from Log.com.tr plus one other site.
At over a year old this E-book reader is slightly out of date, and newer E-book readers with more up to date technology are available.
It has some great features:
Very light
Has a touchscreen
Supports Wi-Fi
Big battery life
Light up your reading life with comfortlight PRO
A crystal clear, high-resolution screen
Supersized space for your entire library
Go shelf-less with your book collection

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each E-book reader by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the E-book reader is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec E-book readers come to market, the older E-book readers will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

90
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Average Review Score

3.9 stars (19 reviews)

21%

of Customers Would Recommend
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2 Editor's Choice Awards

This E-book reader has received an Editor's Choice Award from expert review sites Digitaltrends.com and log.com.tr.
Editor's Choice from Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice from log.com.tr

What Are People Saying About the Kobo Clara HD?

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Two People Thought it Was Not Priced Fairly
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Three People Thought the Kobo Clara HD Was Unreliable

Three people thought that the Kobo Clara HD was bad at resisting water ingress.

  • ... offline easy. Lacks Overdrive integration found on other Kobo models. Not water resistant.
    Digitaltrends.com 6 Jun 2018
  • ... ereader that lets you carry thousands of books with you. Simple to use, it's not waterproof but will make a bookworm happy...The Kobo app lets you put ...
    goodhousekeeping.co.uk 30 Apr 2018
  • ... hold in one hand. Packed with storage. More limited store than Kindle. Not waterproof. Divisive design.
    Techradar 29 May 2018
  • Two People Thought it Had a Battery That Lasted a Long Time

    Two people thought that the Kobo Clara HD had a good battery life.

  • ... six-inch E Ink display with a 170 DPI, as well as a big rubb... Excellent battery life. ComfortLight Pro removes blue light. High-res screen offers crisp ...
    Digitaltrends.com 6 Jun 2018
  • ... on your phone or tablet, you can get distracted by no...Small size. Long battery life. Clear crisp text. EBook prices are too expensive but this isn't ...
    the-gadgeteer.com 15 Oct 2018
  • Four People Thought it Was a Good Size
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    Two People Thought it Did Not Have a Good Design

    Two people thought that the Kobo Clara HD wasn't well designed.

  • ... Packed with storage. More limited store than Kindle. Not waterproof. Divisive design.
    Techradar 29 May 2018
  • ... 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. ...
    Trusted Reviews 28 May 2018
  • Some People Thought the Kobo Clara HD Was Difficult to Use
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    Two People Thought This E-Book Reader Had Nice Technical Features

    Two people thought that the Kobo Clara HD had good features.

  • ... upgrade from my ten year old Kindle including backlighting and some really useful features. Let's talk about ebooks today. Let's talk about the Kobo Clara ...
    pocnetwork.net 19 Sep 2018
  • ... Clara HD costs the same as the Kindl... A perfectly serviceable e-reader that's only standout feature is its compact size...Pocket integration is great ...
    Trusted Reviews 28 May 2018
  • One Person Thought This E-Book Reader Did Not Have an Acceptable Noise Level
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    One Person Thought This E-Book Reader Had a Large Capacity
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    One Person Thought it Had a Powerful Light for Reading
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    Some Owners Thought This E-Book Reader Has an Excellent Screen Quality

    Four people thought that the Kobo Clara HD had a great screen quality.

  • ... e-readers weigh and it's smaller than a traditional paperback. The 6in screen is easy to read bot... A lightweight ereader that lets you carry thousands ...
    goodhousekeeping.co.uk 30 Apr 2018
  • ... is a successful (if not quiet) achiever.The Kobo Clara HD is a 6-inch screen that is a remarkably “familiar” fe... Absolutely I would, it ticks all ...
    ausdroid.net 17 Sep 2018
  • ... Excellent battery life. ComfortLight Pro removes blue light. High-res screen offers crisp text and illustrations. Activity mode provides detailed information ...
    Digitaltrends.com 6 Jun 2018
  • ... time to get one if you've never owned one.The top-end of the ereader...Gorgeous screen. Easy to hold in one hand. Packed with storage. More limited store ...
    Techradar 29 May 2018
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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Very light
    Has a touchscreen
    Supports Wi-Fi
    Big battery life
    1024 x 758 pixels resolution
    ok diagonal
    ok internal storage capacity

    What the Reviews Say

    Two people thought it had a battery that lasted a long time
    Two people thought this E-book reader had nice technical features
    Some owners thought this E-book reader has an excellent screen quality
    Three people thought the Kobo Clara HD was unreliable
    Two people thought it did not have a good design
    1024 X 758 Pixels Resolution
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    This E-book reader has a display resolution of 1024x758 pixels, which is typical of many E-readers.

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    Very Light
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    The weight of the Clara HD of only 166g is lighter than average when compared to most other ereaders. It is lighter than 80% of all E-book readers when ranked by this feature. The lightest ereader is 110g , the heaviest is 550g, and the average weight is 240g.

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    The diagonal of the Clara HD of 6" is ok compared to most other E-readers. It is in the biggest 62% of all ereaders when ranked by this feature.

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    Has a Touchscreen
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    The Kobo Clara HD has a touchscreen, as do 85% of ereaders.

    What is a touchscreen? Less Edit
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    The internal storage capacity of the Clara HD of 8GB is ok compared to most other E-book readers. It is bigger than 46% of all ereaders when sorted by this feature.

    What does "internal storage capacity" mean? Less Edit
    Supports Wi-Fi
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    The Clara HD supports Wi-Fi, as do 81% of ereaders.

    What is Wi-Fi? Less Edit
    Big Battery Life
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    E-book readers have battery life of between 8h and 1,500h, and the average battery life is 810h. The battery life of the Kobo Clara HD of 1,340h is bigger than average when compared to most other ereaders. It is in the biggest 25% of all ereaders when ordered by this feature.

    What does "battery life" mean? Less Edit
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    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    The chart below compares the value for money of the Kobo Clara HD (the red dot) against some of its competitors (the blue dots). Hover on a blue dot to see additional info for each competitor. Click the dot to view that product.

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    Kobo Clara HD Release Date

    April 2018

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    2 Awards

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    Kobo Clara HD Specification

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    Barcodes

     00681495007554

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