Kobo is introducing a brand new entry-level e-reader to its lineup, the $99.99 Nia, which slots in underneath the $119.99 Clara HD style (which is sticking round). Whilst each fashions have a 6-inch show, the Nia’s $20 financial savings include moderately worse specifications in a couple of spaces in comparison to its moderately pricier sibling.
Particularly, the Nia has a moderately lower-resolution show (212 ppi, as opposed to 300 ppi at the Clara HD), a typical backlight (as opposed to the Clara HD’s colour temperature-changing choices), and weighs eight grams (a few quarter of an oz) heavier. The Clara HD additionally has a painted end, whilst the Nia does now not.
However the comparability to Kobo’s personal merchandise is much less necessary than how the Nia fits up towards Amazon’s Kindle lineup. And whilst the $99.99 Nia prices $10 greater than Amazon’s $89.99 entry-level Kindle, it does be offering a greater bang on your greenback. The bottom Kindle nonetheless has an sadly low-resolution show (at 147 ppi) and provides simply part the garage of the Nia (which has 8GB of onboard reminiscence, as opposed to 4GB at the 2019 Kindle).
It’s a more difficult selection in comparison to Amazon’s newest Paperwhite style, regardless that, which goes the Nia on garage, has a fair higher 300 ppi show, and provides IPX8 waterproofing. At $129.99, it’s markedly dearer than both the Nia or the Clara HD, however it might probably often be discovered on sale for as little as $84.99, which makes the selection a little more difficult.
The Kobo Nia might be to be had on July 21st, with preorders beginning these days.