It’s been awhile since there have been any good deals on Kobo ereaders, but now both 6-inch Kobo models are on sale at Walmart for under $100.
They have the Kobo Aura 2 marked down to $79 and the newer Kobo Clara HD is only $99. Both include free shipping.
That’s $20 off the regular price of the Kobo Aura and $30 off the price of the Clara HD.
Oddly Kobo has the same two models on sale from their US website, but the prices are $10-$20 higher than Walmart’s prices. Once again Kobo is making it perfectly clear they’d rather people not buy ereaders directly from them.
Both of these 6-inch Kobos essentially have the exact same software features, with OverDrive support built-in to download library ebooks.
The main difference between the two is the Clara HD has a higher resolution E Ink screen with 300 ppi (the Aura had 212 ppi) and it also has a frontlight with dual temperature control. Additionally, the Clara HD has twice as much storage space with 8GB, and it’s a bit smaller and lighter overall.
For an extra $20 you’re better off getting the Clara HD with the higher resolution screen and upgraded frontlight, but it’s hard to argue with a $79 Kobo Aura. It has a higher resolution screen than the new Kindle and it’s $10 less ($30 less without ads).
Hello Nathan, do you think this means that kobo will release a new 6 inch reader soon?
No chance. The Clara HD was released less than a year ago.
Ian Davidson says
Interesting. What size do you expect the new e-reader coming out on mother’s day will be?
0.0″. Companies don’t release new ereaders for mother’s day. The concept doesn’t make any sense when you think about it. It’s a running joke over at MobileRead, and so is the blog that continues the ridiculous predictions that never come true.
I have 2 kobos and both are obsolete because of you new updated app. Will never buy another will just use my tablet from now on
Linda Cockle says
I purchased a second hand mini Kobo. Is there any way to change the display lighting? I can’t find anything under settings so I’m thinking there isn’t.
Also, I purchased an Aura 2 for my husband. Is there any way to share books between the 2 devices?
There are 2 books on the mini device but when I try to open them I get a message ‘This document is protected by Adobe Digital Rights Management and is not currently authorized for use with your Adobe ID. Please sign in with the Authorized Adobe ID and try again.’
I do not have an Adobe ID so I assume that was given to the original owner. What do I need to do to access the books?
The mini doesn’t have a light. Normally you can easily share books between Kobos as long as they’re signed into the same account, but you’re not going to be able to access the Adobe DRM books on another device without the original ID—that’s kind of the whole point of the DRM nonsense.
Naturally after waiting and waiting for a sale I finally purchased my Clara 3 weeks ago and NOW it us on sale. Harrumph.
Y u no luv Canada, kobo, eh?
I bought a Forma recently but will sell it again because I felt I can notice PWM.
Has anyone confirmed that the Clara HD has or has not PWM?
The Forma is the only to ever use PWM, and it does so at a frequency that’s not supposed to be troubling.