Forget about hard copy books and taking along stacks of books when you travel or commute, just take one device with you – KOBO Clara 2E! We had the joy of reviewing this “NLB-friendly” KOBO Clara 2E. As a family of avid readers, we were literally fighting over the device!
What is Kobo’s New eReader all About?
Rakuten Kobo’s new eReader has a 85% recycled plastic exterior made from ocean-bound plastic. This makes the Clara 2E an eco-conscious choice. Highlights of the eReader also includes its waterproof feature, weeks of battery life, 16 GB of storage and Bluetooth wireless technology which means plugging into audiobooks on the go!
What We Love about Kobo Clara 2E
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We have an existing eReader that unfortunately is not compatible with our local library’s system, hence Kobo Clara 2E trumps the accessibility to NLB’s collection. As we are fairly familiar with NLB’s books, it was easy to borrow books (free of charge) at a few clicks. OverDrive is integrated in Kobo’s OS, this means quick browsing and borrowing of audiobooks and ebooks.
Kobo Clara 2E takes away the hassle of bringing along thick books for trips and outings. Store all the books in the eReader and just take one device weighing only 171g! It fits into clutches, shoulder bags and backpacks without taking up much space.
With its adjustable light, Kobo Clara 2E allows reading in the dark of night, in the quiet of the bathroom and tub and poolside. Fellow parents would love this feature as bedtime reading means you can read your child a story during “lights out”. Without the harsh
Other technical specifications that we appreciate: a user-friendly interface which is much more intuitive than its main competing brand, clear displays with a 1200 touchscreen panel and pleasing typography. The last thing you want to do is squint at a screen with the inability to zoom in – Kobo Clara 2E’s interface is fit for aging eyes!
Things to Note about Kobo Clara 2E
Depending on your preference of portability or screen size, Kobo Clara 2E is more compact than other competitor brands. Readers can purchase books from the Kobo store which has a comparable range of books with the Amazon store.
Perhaps one of my requests is to include music streaming apps onto Kobo devices so we have the options of listening to audio podcasts or music while reading. However, the eReader is built differently from a touchscreen tablet pc.
Kobo Clara 2E SleepCover – Protect Your eReader
As with all devices, the Kobo Clara 2E needs some protection. Kobo Clara 2E SleepCover is also made with recycled plastic with an inner microfibre lining made with 40 per cent plastic bottle recycled fibre. The cleverly designed cover comes with a built-in stand which allows hands-free reading. Whether you are checking out a recipe or in the midst of chores, the SleepCover is a handy case!
An Eco-Conscious Reading Habit Made Possible with Kobo Clara 2E
As a parent, while we love to inculcate a love for reading, we also want to discourage the accumulation of materials things including books. Having a trusty eReader like the Kobo Clara 2E means we can now encourage a reading habit that is eco-conscious.
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