Meet Kobo Clara 2E, a more eco-conscious eReader with big upgrades in a small package. Kobo Clara 2E is first eReader made with ocean-bound and recycled plastic. Get lost in your latest read on an upgraded 6” HD E Ink Carta 1200 touchscreen with Dark Mode and ComfortLight PRO.
Read at night without affecting your sleep quality with blue light reduction. Kobo Clara 2E’s 16GB of storage holds your entire library of eBooks and Kobo Audiobooks, and Bluetooth® wireless technology lets you listen whenever you like. Kobo Clara 2E is waterproof and ready to read in the tub or for unexpected spills. Make the better choice with Kobo Clara 2E, a more eco-conscious eReader.
Kobo Clara 2E is available from 21st September 2022 onwards from GeekBite and is priced at $215.99 after $10 discount.
Turning the page on single-use plastic
The exterior is made with over 85% recycled plastic, including 10% ocean-bound plastic—abandoned plastic waste that is on its way to our oceans. Over the course of a year Kobo plan to divert over 200,000 plastic bottles from our planet’s oceans and over a million CDs and DVDs from landfills.
Redefining the bath-time read
Kobo Clara 2E is fully waterproof*. That means it’s always ready for unexpected spills or a relaxing soak in the tub.
*Meets requirements of IPX8 rating. Waterproof for up to 60 minutes in up to 2 metres of water.
From your morning read to after hours
Kobo Clara 2E has a glare-free 6" HD E Ink Carta 1200 touchscreen with ComfortLight PRO to adjust brightness and colour temperature. Reducing blue light reduces eyestrain so you can stay in your story longer. With the latest E Ink technology, enjoy faster page turns and deeper contrast, plus the option of Dark Mode, another way to reduce eyestrain.
Bring your whole library, anywhere
With 16GB of storage, Kobo Clara 2E allows you bring up to 12,000 eBooks or 75 Kobo Audiobooks** with you wherever you go. Never miss a chapter with weeks of battery life*.
**1GB = 1 billion bytes. Assumes an approximate size of about 1.3 MB per eBook, and average audiobook length of 6.5 hours with 28.8MB per hour. Some storage space utilized by software. *Dependent on individual usage.
Read or be read to, it’s up to you
With Bluetooth® wireless technology, you have the flexibility to decide whether you want to read or listen to Kobo Audiobooks.††
††Audiobooks available only in select countries. Bluetooth® wireless headphones or speaker required.
A world of content in your hands
You can always find something new to read with Kobo. With our built-in Kobo Store, discover new eBooks and audiobooks right on your eReader. Kobo Clara 2E also has built-in local library borrowing‡, and Pocket integration so you can save and read online articles.
‡OverDrive available only in select countries. eBook availability varies by library location.
The whole recycled package
The newest packaging is magnet-free and made with FSC-certified recycled paper. Recyclable itself, this packaging is printed with soy ink—one of the most eco-conscious and renewable printing processes. Learn more about Kobo’s other sustainability initiatives at kobo.com/eco.
How is the availability of ebooks?
The main reason people will gravitate towards e-readers is because the e-paper displays are as close as you can get to real paper. In your eyes, staring at a device that supports e-paper can be significantly easier than reading from a smartphone, tablet or computer, as it does not tire them out. The long battery life is also a very compelling point because some devices only need to be recharged every couple of weeks, depending on usage. Additionally, people who only read a few chapters a day on their device can easily get away with over a month.
Kobo is one of the best brands out there because it supports sideloaded content that’s cheaper than buying them directly. Rakuten Kobo supports 12 fonts and 50 different font sizes. Rather than limiting sideloaded content to books only, it supports EPUB, EPUB3, MOBI, CBR and CBZ.
When you open a sideloaded book, it allows you to be able to adjust the font type, font size, line spacing and weight. Kobo is one of the few brands that support the sideloading of fonts, so you don’t have to settle with the defaults.
Rakuten Kobo offers millions of titles and also includes any books they publish on their own. Kobo is the global number two player behind Amazon. The selection and prices are set by the publisher meaning there is little to no price difference between buying from Amazon or Kobo.
What is the difference between Kobo models?
There are 5 Rakuten Kobo Models, all are 8gb. Kobo Nia, Clara and Clara 2E has a 6 inch display, Libra 2 is 7 inch and Sage is 8 inch. The 1st 4 Kobos below has free 300 ebooks, premium pouch and screen protector worth $38. Kobo Sage has free 300 ebooks and smart cover worth $58. For more info, please refer to below.
5 Kobo Variants
1. Kobo Nia: Most basic, 6 inch display at 212 PPI resolution. Basic backlight. Costs around $150+.
2. Kobo Clara HD: Most popular 6 inch display at 300PPI. Has backlight with low blue light. Costs around $190+.
3. Kobo Clara 2E: Latest 6 inch display at 300PPI. ComfortLight PRO backlight. With 16GB. Cost around $215+.
4. Kobo Libra 2: Most popular Kobo, larger 7 inch display at 300PPI. Has better backlight with lesser blue light. It has 32gb of storage too, can store around 10,000 to 20,000 ebooks. Costs around $270+.
5. Kobo Sage: Largest and best Kobo with 8 inch display at 300PPI. Has more backlight with least blue light. Costs around $380+. Supports ebooks and stylus input.
Is the new Rakuten Kobo Clara 2E worth it?
The Clara 2E is a new and improved version of the original Clara HD, featuring double the storage space at 16GB and an extra space for big ebook and PDF collections. The device itself has been upgraded in terms of performance too - it's faster than its predecessor, which means you'll be able to do more with your e-reader.
If audiobooks are a big draw, pull the trigger and get it! Kobo has packed this device with some amazing features such as faster page turns, IPX8 waterproofing, ComfortLight PRO and higher resolution due to its Carta display.
Where can you buy a Rakuten Kobo Clara 2E in SG?
Rakuten Kobo can be bought in Singapore. They are now available to buy and the best price and latest offers will be found at Rakuten. There are also other authorized retailers in Singapore that work with Rakuten to retail their Kobo Nia, Kobo Clara HD, Kobo Libra 2 and Kobo Sage. They can be found on places like Shopee, Lazada and Qoo10.
It is highly recommended to buy from authorized retailers as they have the full 12 months warranty for you. This warranty is local warranty so you can simply exchange with Rakuten or the retailer in the next 12 months.
What should you look out when buying a Rakuten Kobo Clara 2E in Singapore?
Most important aspect for you and other readers is the local support and warranty. GeekBite is the largest e-tailer for Rakuten here in Singapore. Rakuten and GeekBite offer free first 7 days 1-1 exchange and 12 months Kobo warranty and local support. Don't need to send to Kobo or other countries to exchange.
If there are any warranty claims, contact GeekBite and they will liaise with Kobo on your behalf for your claims. You will not need to worry about liaising with Kobo customer service which are located overseas.
Stay assured with 8000+ reviews on Shopee, Lazada and Qoo10. Also with 1800+ reviews on Google and Facebook. GeekBite is also Rakuten largest authorized retailer in Singapore too, therefore you can get to enjoy the same 12 months warranty for your favorite Rakuten Kobo Nia, Clara HD, Clara 2E, Libra 2 and Sage.
How do I buy e-books for my Rakuten Kobo Clara 2E?
Steps to buy e-books on your browser and then download them onto your e-reader. This is only when you are buying the ebooks on your computer or laptop. If you are buying the ebooks within the Kobo e-readers, then that will be easier as you can shop around Kobo store easily and get any ebooks that you prefer.
For buying on computer or laptop:
How can I borrow free National Library Board (NLB) ebooks with your Kobo Clara 2E?
Find local libraries that support OverDrive
To find the closest library that supports OverDrive, go to overdrive.com and enter the name of your city, then click Go. You'll see a map with libraries that support OverDrive.
Set up your OverDrive on your eReader
To borrow eBooks with OverDrive, you'll need to sign in using your library card information, Facebook, or an existing OverDrive account.
Before you start, you'll need a valid library card from your local library and an active Wi Fi connection.