Kobo to launch 'smallest, lightest e-reader yet'

Kobo to launch 'smallest, lightest e-reader yet'

Digital reading company Rakuten Kobo is to release a new e-reader called Kobo Clara HD.

The e-reader will feature Kobo's newest 6” HD display, with anti-glare display, adjustable font sizes and a built-in dictionary. The touchscreen is said to display clear fonts to "replicate a print on paper reading experience".

The device is also said to be Kobo's "smallest, thinnest, and lightest" 6” display e-reader yet, measuring 157 x 111 x 8.3 mm and weighing an "industry-leading" 166g.

Kobo Clara HD will be available in black and will retail for £109.99 in the UK via the Kobo website with pre-orders from 29th May to 4th June, and will be available in selected retailers from 5th June.

Michael Tamblyn, c.e.o. of Rakuten Kobo, said that the "main goal" of the company is to empower people to read more, "whenever and wherever they want".

Tamblyn added: “We decided to include features usually reserved for more premium e-readers in our newest entry-level device, Kobo Clara HD. Our customers deserve an amazing reading experience no matter which of our e-readers they choose, and that’s what we’re here to provide. Now, these must-have features are included in all our latest entry-level, mid-level, and premium devices. And as we keep removing barriers to reading, we are excited for what’s to come in digital reading innovation.”