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Kobo Clara HD 12

by Kobo
E-book reader
Publication Date: 26/07/2018
5/5 Rating 12 Reviews
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A simply brilliant eReader

Kobo Clara HD is the perfect reading companion for any booklover. It always provides the best light to read by with ComfortLight PRO, and a natural, print-like reading experience on its superior 6” HD screen.

Easily customizable features help customers new to eReading to read the way they prefer. With 8 GB of on-board memory and the ability to carry up to 6,000 eBooks, Kobo Clara HD always has room for your next escape

 •6” high definition Carta E Ink touchscreen delivers a print-quality reading experience

•ComfortLight PRO provides the best light no matter the time of day, gradually reducing blue-light exposure for more comfortable nighttime reading

•Store up to 6,000 eBooks with 8GB of memory

Key Specs:

  • Height: 156mm Width: 110mm Thickness: 8.7mm

•6” Carta E-Ink touchscreen, 300 ppi, print quality

•ComfortLight PRO automatically changes colour temperature to help reduce blue-light exposure

•8GB of on-board memory, store up to 6,000 eBooks

•512 MB RAM for the most demanding content •Get weeks of battery life on a single charge*

*Battery life varies by usage.

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Screen: 6” Carta E-Ink touchscreen, 300 ppi, print quality

Weight: 166 g

Size: 159.6 x 110 x 8.35 mm

Storage: 8 GB of on-board memory, holds up to 6,000 eBooks

Front-light: ComfortLight PRO – Reduces blue-light exposure for more comfortable nighttime reading

Customizability: TypeGenius: 11 different fonts and over 40 font styles Exclusive font weight and sharpness settings

Supported formats: 14 file formats supported natively (EPUB, EPUB3, PDF, MOBI, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBZ, CBR) Connectivity: Wi Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro USB

Battery Life: Weeks of battery life*

Languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Brazilian, Portuguese, Japanese, Turkish

Other: No advertising, no interruptions

*Dependent on individual usage


Kobo eReader needs to be connected to wifi or a computer (with internet) in order to set it up and purchase books.

Before using your Kobo eReader for the first time, you may have to charge it. Once your eReader is charged, you can set it up over a Wi Fi connection, or by connecting it to your computer, and using the internet to access Kobo's website. It’s important to set up your eReader before you start using it, so you can download your Kobo eBooks, and update your eReader with the latest firmware and software.

Light up your reading life with ComfortLight PRO

Light up your reading life with ComfortLight PRO

Kobo Clara HD shines with the best light to read by with ComfortLight PRO, whether you’re a daytime reader or a night owl. As day progresses into night, the light gradually softens, so you can read before bed without affecting your sleep.


A crystal clear, high-resolution screen

A crystal clear, high-resolution screen

With its superior, high-resolution 6” screen, Kobo Clara HD always helps you see clearly, offering a natural, print-like reading experience.


Supersized space for your entire library

Supersized space for your entire library

Kobo Clara HD always has space for your next read, with 8GB of on-board memory. Easily carry up to 6,000 eBooks wherever you go. And with just one charge, your eReader gets weeks of battery life, so you never need to stop doing what you love – reading.


Go shelf-less with your book collection

Go shelf-less with your book collection

A new favourite is always at your fingertips with over 5 million titles, from the latest bestsellers to beloved classics. Get recommendations for books we think you'll love, and earn Kobo Super Points on every purchase.


Continue reading on your own device

Continue reading on your own device

Start reading with Kobo Clara HD and pick up on your smartphone or tablet with the free Kobo App. You’ll never be without your current read no matter what device you read on. Plus, we'll always remember where you left off, so you'll never lose your place.

This item is normally in stock with us, however we have temporarily run out. More stock is on order with the supplier and is expected to be at our Sydney distribution centre shortly. Place your order now to secure one of those copies.

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  • I love it.

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    I was skeptical about e-readers, thinking they couldn't replace the feel of reading a physical book. I was wrong. And although I thought it was too small when I opened the package, I have found The Kobo Clara HD to be the perfect size, especially for reading in bed. The auto adjusting back light is a great feature.

    I am also borrowing books through Overdrive and love this use of technology, especially during this pandemic. I did have to join another library, however, as my regional library does not support Overdrive. I then had to visit a branch to pick up a card before I could use this feature.

  • Best thing I've bought in a long time.

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    I'm very happy with my Kobo Clara HD eReader. I never wanted an eReader as I like books but with libraries closed during all these lockdowns I haven't been able to access real books very easily. The Kobo Clara has been my saviour. I can log onto my library, choose an Overdrive ebook and download it in seconds ready to read. I can also download books from another library that uses Borrowbox, onto my laptop, and transfer to my Kobo. There's a bit of conversion software the library provides. Not too hard. I could buy books from Kobo through my eReader as well if I wanted. The Kobo Clara is easy to use and is a good size to hold. It doesn't have lots of silly features - just things that are useful like being able to change the back lighting and some stats on how long you've been reading, how much time to go etc. I bought a proper Kobo cover as well (a little pricey I thought) but it fits perfectly and I can flip it closed and when I open it again it's where I left off ready to go. I'm quite happy with my purchase and it arrived in good time from A & R.

  • Great product! Fast delivery! Massively oversized packaging

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    Fantastic ereader, super quick shipping and a great service all round. Only complaint is that the tiny ereader box was shipped in a box that could have held literally 50 in it, and was packed in with metres of plastic bubble wrap. A bit unnecessary guys!

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