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Kobo Nia, cheap book reader with many possibilities

If you are looking for a new electronic book reader, today we are talking about a model of kobo That seems like a very good option. He Kobo Nia It is a revelation for its good value for money. It is not at the level of other brand devices such as the Kobo Sage that we have already tested at Gizlogic (with its Power Cover case that is amazing) and that it is one of the most advanced equipment at the moment. But this Kobo Nia, in its range, stands out thanks to its low price and its good specifications and good performance.

Worth? It depends what you want to do with it. If you are simply looking for a computer with which you can read digital books on a quality screen, this model will not disappoint you. In addition to telling you what its most outstanding specifications are, we have also searched for its best offer so that you do not spend an extra euro.

Let’s not ramble any further, we are going to tell you everything below. Ready? Come on!

Kobo Nia Design

This Kobo Nia has dimensions of 159.3 x 112.4 x 9.2mm and has a weight of 172 grams. It is a fairly light model and with a fairly compact format, so you don’t have problems when it comes to taking it wherever you want to go. After all, that’s what these devices are for, to accompany you wherever you go, in a more compact and lighter format than traditional paper books.

This is the eternal debate, if we prefer paper or digital. And we agree with both bands. Paper is still magical and is undoubtedly much more beautiful, but digital is infinitely more comfortable.

Kobo Nia

Available in color black, it does not have physical buttons, so we will control everything through its touch screen. The only button is at the bottom and is used to turn the screen on and off, but nothing else, since we can do everything else with touches on the display. Next to this button we have the charging port, which we will talk about later.

It is a device with fairly pronounced frames, something that we would have liked to see improved, although in any case it is a cheap device, so it is expected.

Glare-free screen

We continue shelling out the specifications of the Kobo Nia and first of all it is worth stopping to talk at length about its screen, which is the most important point in e-book readers.

Kobo Nia

In this case, we have a 6-inch glare-free touch screenwith technology Adjustable ComfortLight with which we can read day and night without our eyesight suffering. In addition, we will not bother our roommate either, one of the main advantages of these devices compared to paper books, since we can read without the light dazzling the other.

The panel technology is e Ink and its resolution is 1024 x 758 pixels. It is a panel in black and whitewhich helps us to increase battery life.

Lastly, mention that does not have screen rotationso we can only use it in vertical format.

Good storage capacity, but no speakers

We continue to highlight the positive points of this device and now talk about its internal storage, with 8GB memory that gives us about 6,000 eBooks. For its part, its RAM memory is 256MB. In this case, and contrary to what happens with other models, such as the Kobo Libra 2, we do not have the option of listening to audiobooks here, since no speakers or bluetooth to connect headphones, so it is a function that we lose in this Kobo Nia.

Kobo Nia

In return, we have high compatibility with different text formats: CBR, CBZ, HTML, MOBI, PDF, RTF, TXT, ePub. And also image, for the covers: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF.

The books can be downloaded from the kobo store, where we have millions of titles available at any time for download. You can start the book you want right now. And in case you were wondering: no, this device is ad-free, so you can read without distraction.

Connectivity and battery

If we talk about its battery, it is worth mentioning that it is one of the most interesting aspects of this eReader. Of course, it has lights and shadows. And it is because it has a capacity of 1,000mAhenough to provide us with almost 170 hours of autonomy. With this data, you can more or less calculate how long it will last. Of course, it varies according to aspects of use, such as if you turn the screen on and off continuously or if you set the brightness to maximum, but in any case it will last for weeks. And what is its negative point? The paleolithic connector microUSB.

Finally, connectivity only collects Wi-Fi 802.11n, which will help us access the Kobo store and buy the books we want. As we have already anticipated before, it does not have Bluetooth or the possibility of connecting headphones.

Technical characteristics of the Kobo Nia

Kobo Nia
Dimensions 159.3 x 112.4 x 9.2mm
Weight 172 grams
Color Black
  • 6 inch glare free
  • E Ink technology with adjustable ComfortLight
  • black and white
  • Resolution 1024 x 758 pixels
  • No screen rotation
Internal memory 8GB
Speakers No
Supported formats
  • Text: CBR, CBZ, HTML, MOBI, PDF, RTF, TXT, ePub
  • Image: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF
Kobo Store Yeah
connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11n
Battery 1,000 mAh with 168 hours of autonomy and charging via Micro USB

Availability and price of the Kobo Nia

we have found it on amazon and also in other stores as PC Components or even in Media Markt. Other good options to consider they are FNAC and also in Worten.

  • Design and quality of materials
  • Good screen quality
  • intuitive menu
  • good internal memory
  • Very good autonomy
  • With WiFi to buy books from the Kobo store

  • somewhat limited fluency
  • No water resistance
  • Charge via MicroUSB
  • It does not have speakers or the possibility of connecting headphones

Total score

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