Rakuten has a new, entry-level e-book reader out, and it compares favorably to the cheapest Amazon Kindle in several important ways.
The Kobo Nia is a 6-inch reader with a 1024×758 pixel, 212 ppi resolution touchscreen. It’s equipped with Kobo’s ComfortLight tech, which lets you adjust the display’s brightness as you see fit.
The Nia is pretty sleek at 172 grams, with 9.2mm of thickness around the edges. Inside, there’s a 1,000mAh battery, which offers “weeks” of reading on a single charge.
Other important features include 8GB of storage, and three available colors: blue, yellow and black. Read more…