Product Comparison: Rakuten Kobo Aura 2nd Edition vs Rakuten Kobo Clara HD (N249-KU-BK-K-EP)


General Specifications
Brand
Rakuten Kobo
Kobo
Model
Aura 2nd Edition
Clara HD (N249-KU-BK-K-EP)
Origin
Taiwan
Taiwan
About the Product
Discover a simple and natural eReading experience with Kobo Aura. Get lost in your story on the 6” Carta E Ink touchscreen that’s lightweight and comfortable to hold for hours of reading. With a print-on-paper look, you can read in direct sunlight without glare; and with the built-in, adjustable ComfortLight, you can read late into the night with minimal eyestrain.
Kobo Clara HD is the perfect reading companion for any booklover. It always provides the best light to read by with ComfortLight PRO, and a natural, print-like reading experience on its superior 6” HD screen. Easily customizable features help customers new to eReading to read the way they prefer.
Key Specs
Screen Size
6 in.
6 in.
Screen Resolution
212 ppi
300 ppi
Backlit Display
Yes
No

Rakuten Kobo Aura 2nd Edition

Rakuten Kobo Clara HD (N249-KU-BK-K-EP)

Rakuten Kobo Aura 2nd Edition

Rakuten Kobo Clara HD (N249-KU-BK-K-EP)

What customers say about "Key Specs"
Rakuten Kobo Aura 2nd Edition eBook Reader - Black
  • It's built solidly, it's got bookmark integration across all of its apps and it supports tons of file formats so that you can upload pretty much any book that you already own.
  • The Aura having the same 6" screen as the Paperwhite. This means that you can enjoy the same amount of reading real estate while also having a slightly smaller body.
  • Good quality display. I can read for several hours and my eyes do not get tired of this.
  • Permission upset me since resolution is not up to 2016 standards.
  • The display isn't the best. It translates to blurrier text and images and a more difficult time reading for extended periods of time.
Rakuten Kobo Clara HD (N249-KU-BK-K-EP)
  • The Kobo Clara HD is very functional for my commute to and from work on the long train ride and for reading at night.
  • It has a 6-inch Carta E-Ink touchscreen with 300ppi - so the screen reading is better than any bookpage I've ever read.
  • The ComfortLight technology is perfect for night-time reading in bed causing NO eye strain nor does it bother my wife.
  • The tough screen is very responsive and crisp. Everything is great, hard to imagine it being any better...
  • The Operating System and GUI are challenged from the get-go with flickers and lags for even the most simple actions.
Size & Weight
Height
6.26 in.
6.2 in.
Width
4.45 in.
4.3 in.
Depth
0.33 in.
0.32 in.
Weight
6.35 oz.
5.8 oz.

Rakuten Kobo Aura 2nd Edition

Rakuten Kobo Clara HD (N249-KU-BK-K-EP)

Rakuten Kobo Aura 2nd Edition

Rakuten Kobo Clara HD (N249-KU-BK-K-EP)

Rakuten Kobo Aura 2nd Edition

Rakuten Kobo Clara HD (N249-KU-BK-K-EP)

Rakuten Kobo Aura 2nd Edition

Rakuten Kobo Clara HD (N249-KU-BK-K-EP)

Features
Color
Black
Black
Control Type
Touchscreen
Touchscreen
Adjustable Brightness
Yes
Yes
Adjustable Font Size
Yes
Yes
Supported Media Formats
EPUB3, ePub, PDF, MOBI, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBZ, CBR
ePub, EPUB3, PDF, MOBI, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBZ, CBR
Interface(s)
Micro USB
Micro USB
Battery Type
Lithium polymer
Lithium-ion
Extras
4 GB on-board memory, Holds up to 3,000 eBooks, ComfortLight, 11 different fonts and over 40 sizes to choose from, Wi Fi 802.11 b/g/n
ComfortLight PRO, 8GB of on-board memory, Carry up to 6.000 eBooks, Kobo app
What customers say about "Features"
Rakuten Kobo Aura 2nd Edition eBook Reader - Black
  • You can load pretty much any format of book onto it, usually by clicking and dragging, but failing that use the free program Calibre. Kindles are far more limited.
  • It does have EPUB 3 support to render the complex Japanese characters and Manga.
  • Just like a printed page, you can read comfortably in direct sunlight without glare.
  • I am a fan of downloading many books at once and 4 GB of memory is probably not enough for most people as for me.
  • I ran into a problem that not all PDF files opened. I think that PDF experience is woeful.
Rakuten Kobo Clara HD (N249-KU-BK-K-EP)
  • It comes with 8GB of memory [no need for a memory card] which means it can hold over 5,000 e-Books.
  • The ComfortLight technology is perfect for night-time reading in bed causing NO eye strain nor does it bother my wife.
  • It has some font choices to change your reading format, displays ePub / PDF / Jpeg / Txt etc... supports multiple languages and has no ads.
  • Love this ereader, so much better than kindle. The battery life is wonderful!!!
  • Supports 10+ different file types, managed EASILY by Calibre and is small and very handy in the grip.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
119.99 $
119.99 $


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