To have been able to earn spots in the comprehensive buying guide to the best e-readers, Amazon’s Kindles and Kobo’s e-readers are both good enough.
It is the overall bets e-reader which you can buy when we put the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite and brand-new Kobo Clara HD head to head.
With built-in blue-light protection and double the storage space for books, the Kobo Clara HD’s hardware is better than Amazon Kindle’s Paperwhite’s.
It is clear that even without access to a cloud service, I can probably fit more books onto my e-reader or smartphone than I will read in my lifetime and this is the first and most obvious is of its profitability.
It is apt for books which are dedicated not just digital photo albums but a printed word. I can enjoy them and where I wish as it means I never ever going to worry again of getting rid of a book.
It is also staggering with the sheer selection and ready availability. There is always the matter of the ‘bookstore lottery’ when browsing and this can be sympathized by anyone who has regularly visited in bookstores.
No matter how expensive or specialized the store’s selection is one never really knows what one is going to fins is what I mean.
You will almost certainly leave satisfied if you are unsure, or looking for something a little less under the limelight then a generous dollop of luck is needed to be sure you find what you seek if you are just out to get the latest bestseller.
Whether Tablet or e-reader?
It was on a multi-purpose tablet on which I had the Amazon Kindle app installed when I first really started to get into e-reading like many.
It was my main reading medium and I did not really appreciate the point of a dedicated e-reader for a good two years as it was my main reading medium.
It seemed like a fairly weak reason to invest in one overall as I had read comments on it being ‘better’ and not tiring to the eyes.
In the day, even when you are not under the sun, the maximum brightness is needed to ensure visibility as your device is competing with the outside light.
It does indeed tire the eyes as reading like this quickly becomes unpleasant. Instead of finding a place with a good light to read you seek places or times of the day with less light to read and this is the consequence of being opposite of printed books. I knew I had to try an e-reader when this realization came to me.
The get-go was the size and one of my concerns, I had already concluded that reading on my 8-inch tablet was far more pleasant than reading on my 5.7-inch smartphone. Kindles and Nooks and others were all very portable with their 6-inch screens.
Text in standard paperbacks is without question on the smaller side and this is a quite simple reason. Rather due to plain economics; even just a slightly larger font would mean a huge increase in pages, resulting in a larger book at a greater cost as this is not because it was decided over the centuries that this was the best for reading.
This is not a factor when it comes to digital books. What I am speaking of is just a more comfortable reading experience and not a large text for those with poor eyesight’s.
I took the plunge and bought a Kindle Paperwhite which I used daily for two years in a relationship that can be best described as good but lacking, having no choice in the matter.
I have to say that every complaint or reservation I had with Kindle has been addressed with the Kobo, as I recently purchased Kobo Clara One.
I can say that it is hands down the best e-reading experience I have ever had and I cannot recommend it enough, after roughly two months of using it. Now I am going to explain from a user’s perspective.
Matter of Size
By extension, all of the other 6-inch e-readers, tout themselves as being of ‘paperback size’ along with the Kindle’s 6-inch screen. A disguised half-truth is what it is.
The screen where all the reading will take place is not as the e-reader itself may indeed be of comparable size to a standard paperback. At the real estate, it is 50% closer.
Over the usual printed size, you are now increasing the font by just a single size or two and this is really disappointing.
Its ability to display a full PDF page and display manga are the two benefits of the larger screen that quickly came into force. The manga is usually black and white perfectly suited for this reader as the Kobo Clara One can natively read the CBR files.
While a 10-inch tablet will do this better, we’re still taking e-ink e-reader, meaning daylight and sunlight, bearing in mind.
It was for the larger screen, pure and simple and while the other features on the list of specs were not unattractive, they alone would never have induced me to buy it; this was when I bought Koba Clara HD One.
This was just like a small icing on the cake. Far more than expected, after two months, some of that icing has really come to be enjoyed and appreciated.
Warmer lighting is the first thing. It is useful, fascinating and very orange as per the reviews which I had read and described.
Frankly, I found the images showing off the tangerine screen color off-putting and expected I would probably leave it untouched as perhaps the purpose was to show off the extreme.
One can manually control this and suddenly this can make the whole thing surprisingly more pleasant though the tangerine color might be the extreme.
If you have been in a room lit with those white-blue fluorescent lights, reminiscent of hospital lights, though they might be well functional, they aren’t just as pleasant as one with slightly warmer lighting as this might help you to understand.
Between easier sleep or not, which is the only reason this feature was actually included as I don’t know the difference between easier sleep or not but there is no question which is nicer.
The wraith-like blue has been replaced by a slightly sunnier appearance is where I would like to leave it at the midway point.