The newest e-reader from China-based Rakuten-owned Kobo feels instantly at home in your hand and begs to be read, but it’s going to be up to you if you want a basic e-reader like this, or something with a little more under the hood.
In my time with the Nia, I had no significant issues with the e-reader, but the more I compared it to last year’s Kobo Libra H20, the harder it was to justify its $130 CAD price tag.
That said, the Nia’s small size and elegant simplicity make me want to pick it up and travel with it more than the Libra.
What it offersThe Nia comes in at roughly 16cm tall, 12cm wide and a reasonable 1cm thick. This small footprint makes it tiny to hold in your hand, and it even fits in most of my pants’ pockets, which is a nice plus if you want to carry it around. It’s...