Kobo Clara HD on Sale for $99, Kobo Aura is $69


Kindles aren’t the only ebook readers on sale for Prime Day(s).

Walmart has the 6-inch Kobo Clara HD on sale for $99 once again (Kobo still has it listed at the regular price of $129 from their website).

The Kobo Clara HD has a color adjusting frontlight, unlike the Kindle Paperwhite, but it’s not waterproof like the Paperwhite.

The Kobo Aura is still marked down to $69 at Walmart as well, and has been for several weeks now.

You could make the argument that it’s a better deal than the Prime Day deal on the new frontlit Kindle for $59.99 because you have to pay an extra $20 to remove ads on Kindles, and the Kobo Aura has a higher resolution screen than the entry-level Kindle, with 212 ppi vs 167 ppi.

Both Kobo models are good alternatives to Kindles, especially at these lower prices. Compared to the Aura, the Clara HD has a higher resolution 300 ppi screen, double the storage space, and it adds the option to use the warm-colored frontlight, but otherwise the two Kobo models have the same software, and OverDrive is built-in to make downloading library ebooks convenient.

The Kobo Forma is also being discounted at Walmart, but only by $10 so it’s hardly worth mentioning…

Kobos at Walmart

10 Responses to “Kobo Clara HD on Sale for $99, Kobo Aura is $69”

  1. Kindle forever

    • I don’t know if you’ve ever used a Kobo before but if you know how to use calibre and know how to add patches I doubt that you would be saying Kindle forever. But anyway thanks Ad Nathan, I jumped all over the Clara HD. Sold all my Kindles

      • I have both, but prefer the Kindle. I prefer the Nook gl3 even to the Kobos, but I do have this strange foundness for my second gen H2O that will probably keep me from ever selling it even though I rarely use it.

        • I also used to prefer Kindle until i discovered Calibre and patches for Kobo that opened up another world. Not to mentioned bumping up memory on the Glo HD

          • Sportbike Mike July 18, 2019 at 6:18 pm

            I use Calibre regularly since Amazon has procrastinated so long on giving me a night mode. I use it convert PDFs into epubs to be loaded on my Nook. The Kindle can do that without being connected to the computer. Can’t wait for this new Oasis to come out!

  2. Thank you for this! I just bought the Kobo a few weeks ago (at full price) and I qualified for the price adjustment.

    • Cool, I didn’t know they did price adjustments.

      • It’s lucky for us consumers that these stores try to better compete with each other. I thought it was too late because some computer/electronic devices only have a 2 week return window, after which you can’t get an adjustment. Luckily, when I checked my receipt, the return window for the Kobo Clara was 3 months. The lower price makes me even happier that I bought it when I did.

  3. Any idea if Walmart will put these back on sale, and if so, when?

    I love my Kobo Mini, but this one looks really nice.