Kobo Clara 2e: A comfortable and spacious e-reader, perfect for re-engaging in reading

For the past few weeks I’ve been testing the new Kobo Clara 2e e-reader, an electronic book reader that if it were to be defined in one word it would be ‘comfort’,

It’s a lightweight device, big enough to be easy to read, but small enough to carry anywhere and with a very balanced screen so that our eyes don’t get tired.

Let me tell you all about him in this review.

technical characteristics

  • Tamano: 112.05 x 159.02 x 8.66 mm
  • Weight: 171g
  • Display: 6 inch HD E Ink Carta 1200 1448 x 1072 resolution and 300 ppi . with
  • Additional Display Functions: Dark Mode, Automatic Temperature Regulation, ComfortLight Pro
  • Storage: 16 GB (12,000 ebooks or 75 audiobooks)
  • Compatible Formats: eBooks: EPUB, EPUB3, PDF, FlePub and MOBI; Audiobooks: Kobo Audiobooks
  • Processor: 1 GHz
  • Battery: 1,500mAh
  • Connectivity and Ports: WiFi 802.11 ac/b/g/n, Bluetooth and USB-C
  • Water Resistance: IPX8
  • Price: €149.99
The screen of Kobo Clara 2e is 6 inches.

simple but effective design

As the header says, The folks at Kobo haven’t killed themselves much when it comes to design: We have a rectangular device, 11.2 cm by 15.9 cm, with a thickness of 8 millimeters. The 6-inch screen is framed at the front and surrounded by a thick black frame, so you can lift the e-reader without issue and without turning the page – something that other e-books with thinner frames can find. Happens in Reader.

we only have one button, on the back, which is used to put the device in standby mode and turn it on and off. By the way, the back has a rough side. It has USB-C as the only port.

The back has a button to turn the device on and off and to put it in standby mode.
The back has a button to turn the device on and off and to put it in standby mode.

What sets this device apart is its lightness—it weighs 171 grams—and its size, which almost fits in a pocket. it makes very comfortable to carry anywhere,

A plus offered by this proposal is its resistance to water. IPX8 protection is a good ally to use the device near the pool or beach and not worry about splash. It can be submerged without being damagedAlthough it is better not to try it.

Thus, in general, We have a very simple design… but very effective, Plus, if you want to make it a little more ‘cute’, you can buy a cover for the e-reader separately, which is available in four colors – Black, Ocean Blue, Coral Reef Orange and Turquoise Green – For 29.99 euros.

Kobo Clara 2e has 4 cover colors available (sold separately).
Kobo Clara 2e has 4 cover colors available (sold separately).

Both the cover and exterior of the reader are made from recycled materials. The exterior, according to the brand, is made with more than 85% recycled plastic, including 10% plastic sourced from the oceans., discarded plastic waste that would have ended up in our oceans. “For one year, we set a goal to remove more than 200,000 plastic bottles and more than one million CDs and DVDs from landfills on their way to our planet’s oceans,” he notes.

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A screen for reading without rest

Kobo Clara is in 2e ComfortLite Pro with a 6-inch E Ink Carta 1200 Anti-Glare, High-Definition Touchscreen To adjust brightness and color temperature. Reducing blue light reduces eye strain.

it translates all Eyes do not get tired of looking at the screen, in balanced brightness and perfect contrast. In addition, we remind you that this device also has a dark mode for those who prefer to read white text on a black background, which is another way to reduce eye strain.

Kobo Clara 2E Mid 112.05 x 159.02 x 8.66 mm.
Kobo Clara 2E Mid 112.05 x 159.02 x 8.66 mm.

autonomy for a while

Although the brand doesn’t specify hours of autonomy, they claim this Kobo has “weeks of battery life”. I’ve been testing this for two weeks now and the status bar barely went down, which had a huge reading speed, even with all the brightness turned on. That’s why I believe the autonomy forecasts are good.

The cover allows the reader to be supported with a small 'leg'.
The cover allows the reader to be supported with a small ‘leg’.


20 bit score: 10/10

  • Best: Simple handling, lightness, good screen for long readings, and great autonomy.

    Worst: It’s not a very substantial design and the product is aesthetically very basic, although you can add a really nice cover.

I liked it a lot, This is a very comfortable e-book reader that can be carried everywhere. And it is also read indoors such as outside, in the sun, cloudy sky or at night with low light.

Thanks to its 16GB of internal memory, which translates to 12,000 eBooks, The perfect e-reader is there to attract you to read again, Plus, if you’re more into the world of audiobooks, you also have the option of taking some with you—up to 75, depending on the brand—and listen to them thanks to a wireless connection. Bluetooth,

You have the autonomy to read and read and read until you get tired And a very balanced screen that you can watch continuously without getting tired.

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And, as pieces, It is a device with water resistance, as it meets the requirements of the IPX8 classification, which means it can be submerged to a depth of 60 meters for 2 minutes, although we haven’t tested that. But taking it to the beach, pool or reading while taking a relaxing bath, it’s great.

I feel This is a very reasonable product for 149.99 Euros In terms of quality-price and caters to everything you could ask for an e-reader. 100% Recommended,

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