The new Kobo Clara 2E is set to get released tomorrow, September 22nd, and now there are a couple of different ways to order one.
In addition to being available on Kobo’s website, the Kobo Clara 2E is also now available to purchase on Amazon and from Walmart.
The price is $129.99 with free shipping regardless of where you order it from, and it’s available for immediate shipping so you can get one delivered later this week if ordered today.
However, neither Walmart or Amazon appear to have any covers for the Clara 2E yet, but they’ll probably get listed soon. Unfortunately they changed the dimensions just enough so that Clara HD covers will not fit.
The Kobo Clara 2E is a 6-inch ebook reader that looks nearly identical to the previous Kobo Clara HD, but it adds support for audiobooks, Dark Mode, dual band WiFi, and it has a USB-C port. It also has double the storage space (16GB), along with an upgraded higher-contrast Carta 1200 screen, and it’s waterproof.
Check back next week for a full review of the new Kobo Clara 2E, along with some comparisons with similar models.
Can you give an evaluation of the brightness when reading in the dark? I find most e-readers painfully bright, even at the lowest setting with inverted text. I currently have a Boox Poke Pro using KoReader with inverted text and it is only just tolerable. I would get this one in a minute if it is comfortably dim.
I know what you mean. Pocketbook is another brand with the light way too bright at the lowest settings. I don’t have that problem with Kindles and Kobos. The lowest setting is really dim, and the Clara 2E is no exception, but I don’t read in the dark so I’m not the best judge. Comparing it with the the Kindle Paperwhite 5, the Kindle’s light gets noticeably dimmer.
My Kobo Libra is pleasant at 2% brightness in a pitch black room. 1% is also useful but only if my eyes are fully acclimated and the font size is increased. If I could fine tune the steps I’d probably want 1.8% and 1.2% instead but it’s a minor detail, the orange edge-lighting is a massive improvement for low-light reading.