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Kobo Clara BW

$129.99
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The upgraded black-and-white classic

Enjoy the simple joys of reading with Kobo Clara BW, featuring a glare-free E Ink Carta 1300 HD screen and full waterproof¹ protection. Bring your entire library anywhere with 16GB² of storage. Try Dark Mode or ComfortLight PRO to adjust brightness and reduce blue light. Made with recycled and ocean-bound plastic, Kobo Clara BW is a better way to take your reading life to the next level.

A Kobo Clara BW eReader set on a table, showing Dark Mode on the left side of the screen, and the standard reading experience on the right.
A Kobo Clara BW eReader set on a table, showing Dark Mode on the left side of the screen, and the standard reading experience on the right.
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Read comfortably any time of day on a glare-free 6" screen

Kobo Clara BW’s E Ink Carta 1300 HD screen lets you read in bright sunlight without reflections. Enjoy faster page turns, deeper contrast, and optional Dark Mode for better nighttime reading.

Bring your books to the bath or the beach

Kobo Clara BW has full waterproof¹ protection. That means it’s always ready for unexpected spills, splashes by the sea, or a relaxing soak in the tub.

Late-night indulgence that’s easy on the eyes

Read just one more chapter and still get a restful night of sleep. Use ComfortLight PRO to adjust your eReader’s brightness, color temperature, and blue light so you won’t be kept awake.

A smiling man wearing headphones, leaning back with his eyes closed. A smiling man wearing headphones, leaning back with his eyes closed.

Listening is reading, too

Take your story on the go. Listen to Kobo Audiobooks³ on your eReader with built-in Bluetooth® wireless technology.

Bring your whole library anywhere

With 16GB² of storage, Kobo Clara BW 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 life⁴.

A more eco-conscious, repairable eReader

Kobo Clara BW’s exterior is made with recycled plastics. Learn more at kobo.com/eco.

This eReader is also repairable, so you can extend its life. Learn more at kobo.com/repairability.

Four Kobo Clara Colour/BW SleepCovers displayed, shown in Black, Misty Green, Cayenne Red, and Candy Pink.

Pair your eReader with a SleepCover

Accessorize your eReader with a colorful cover with auto wake/sleep technology.

Choose from a basic SleepCover or one that includes a built-in stand.

Weeks of battery life

A single charge on the eReader lasts up to 53 days, based on 30 minutes of reading per day with the front light at 10% brightness and WiFi and Bluetooth® wireless technology off.

Many ways to read

Shop the Kobo Store, subscribe to Kobo Plus⁵ or borrow eBooks from your local library⁶.

Read saved articles with Pocket

Catch up on online articles you've saved with Pocket integration built in to all Kobo eReaders.

Technical Specs


Display

6” glare-free E Ink Carta 1300 HD touchscreen
1448 x 1072 resolution with Dark Mode

Storage

16GB

CPU

1.0 GHz

Connectivity

WiFi 802.11 ac/b/g/n (i.e. dual band, 2.4 and 5 GHz), Bluetooth® wireless technology, and USB-C

Battery

1500 mAh, weeks of battery life*
*A single charge on the eReader lasts up to 53 days, based on 30 minutes of reading per day with the front light at 10% brightness and WiFi and Bluetooth® wireless technology off.

Waterproof

IPX8 - up to 60 mins in 2 meters of water

Front Light

ComfortLight PRO – Adjustable brightness and color temperature for blue light reduction

Customizability

iType: 13 different fonts and over 50 font styles

Dimensions

112 x 160 x 9.2 mm

Weight

174g
Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process.

Supported Formats

15 file formats supported natively (EPUB, EPUB3, FlePub, PDF, MOBI, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBZ, CBR)
Kobo Audiobooks**
**Audiobooks available only in select countries. Bluetooth® wireless headphones or speaker required.

Languages

English, French, French (Canada), German, Spanish, Spanish (Mexico), Italian, Catalan, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Turkish, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Polish, Romanian, and Czech.

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Screen Size
Adjustable Front Light
Blue Light Control
Storage
Long Battery Life
Waterproof
Listen to Kobo Audiobooks
Google Drive & Dropbox
Kobo Stylus Compatibility
Exterior made with recycled plastic
6” E Ink Carta 1300 HD touchscreen
16GB = 12,000 eBooks
Not compatible with Kobo Stylus
Available In: Black
Kobo Clara BW
6" color E Ink Kaleido™ 3 touchscreen
16GB = 12,000 eBooks
Not compatible with Kobo Stylus
Available In: Black
Kobo Clara Colour
7" color E Ink Kaleido™ 3 touchscreen
32GB = 24,000 eBooks
Yes, Kobo Stylus sold separately
Select Colors: Black

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