Kobo is introducing a new entry-stage e-reader to its lineup, the $99.99 Nia, which slots in beneath the $119.99 Clara High definition product (which is sticking around). When both products have a 6-inch display, the Nia’s $20 cost savings come with slightly worse specs in a several spots in comparison to its a bit pricier sibling.
Exclusively, the Nia has a marginally reduce-resolution display screen (212 ppi, vs . 300 ppi on the Clara Hd), a conventional backlight (vs . the Clara HD’s shade temperature-shifting alternatives), and weighs 8 grams (about a quarter of an ounce) heavier. The Clara High definition also has a painted complete, while the Nia does not.
But the comparison to Kobo’s individual merchandise is significantly less essential than how the Nia matches up against Amazon’s Kindle lineup. And though the $99.99 Nia expenditures $10 far more than Amazon’s $89.99 entry-stage Kindle, it does offer you a superior bang for your buck. The foundation Kindle however has an regretably very low-resolution display screen (at 147 ppi) and provides just 50 % the storage of the Nia (which has 8GB of onboard memory, as opposed to 4GB on the 2019 Kindle).
It’s a harder selection when compared to Amazon’s newest Paperwhite design, even though, which matches the Nia on storage, has an even much better 300 ppi display screen, and provides IPX8 waterproofing. At $129.99, it’s markedly additional costly than both the Nia or the Clara Hd, but it can on a regular basis be discovered on sale for as low as $84.99, which helps make the preference a bit more difficult.
The Kobo Nia will be offered on July 21st, with preorders commencing today.