Kobo Clara HD Clears the FCC

Kobo's next ereader has shown up on the FCC website, but unfortunately that is just all I can tell you about it right now.

According to the paperwork, the Clara HD is going to be made by Netronix, just like Kobo's previous ereaders. Judging by that one screenshot in the paperwork, it will have an E-ink screen and Wifi, and it will run Kobo's software.

Kobo Clara HD Clears the FCC e-Reading Hardware Kobo

Unfortunately, I cannot tell you the screen size or whether the  Clara HD will be waterproof. But it's worth noting that Kobo's last ereader was the 6.8" Aura H2O2, and before that they released the 7.8" Aura One, which suggests this is a 6" model.

I can't even tell you the launch date with any certainty (the embargo ends in September, leaving a long possible launch window).

But I can tell you this first of April that Kobo has a new ereader coming.

I can't wait to see it, can you?

FCC

 

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

11 Comments

  1. cesar1 April, 2018

    The FCC link doesn’t work, this one does. It seems that they tend to release models in May and September.

    Reply
    1. Nate Hoffelder1 April, 2018

      whoops, I must have clipped the link when copying it.

      Thanks for catching that!

      Reply
  2. Suz1 April, 2018

    Do you think this could be the rumored updated Mini?

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    1. Nate Hoffelder1 April, 2018

      I think it is unlikely but that would be pretty cool!

      Reply
  3. Suz1 April, 2018

    April fools. I should have realized since this was you 🙂

    Reply
  4. djazz2 April, 2018

    Since this was posted on March 31st it’s probably legit.

    Reply
    1. Nate Hoffelder2 April, 2018

      It is absolutely legit.

      The practical joke is that I wrote it in such a way as to make you think it’s a joke. The payoff is when it launches.

      Reply
  5. […] resolution display, but will it be higher than the 1872-by-1404 offered on the 7.8-inch Aura One? The Digital Reader believes the Clara HD will have a 6-inch display and also mentions an embargo on the details ends […]

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  6. […] Kobo Clara HD war erstmalig Ende März zu lesen, als grundlegende technische Informationen des neuen Lesegerätes aus einem Prüfdokument der […]

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  7. tdof0524 May, 2018

    This is not the updated rumor for the Mini. If you go to the FCC link, and look at the SAR Test Report, it is tested to the KDB 616217 D04 standard. This is the standard for “full-size tablets”, which have a diagnal of > 20 cm (src: https://t2m.io/zZcHER, Paragraph 1. Introduction). If this was a mini-tablet (i.e. <= 20 cm), then we would expect to see testing to the KDB 941225 D07 standard (src: https://t2m.io/G7ZfUE).

    For reference, the Kobo Mini had ~16.7 cm diagonal, and the Kobo Aura H2O E2 has a 21.5 cm diagonal.

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    1. Nate Hoffelder24 May, 2018

      The Clara HD has a 6″ screen. Or at least, the one on my desk has that size scren.

      Reply

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