Got myself one of these Kobo Clara HD eReaders a wee while back.
Very impressed. Much better to read on than a mobile phone. More portable than a tablet. Lots of eBooks available from Kobo. But I can also read eBooks from Google and Amazon on it. So that’s great if you don’t want to be tied to a particular ecosystem. There’s also the option to borrow books from your local library using OverDrive.
Screen very crisp and clear with a good resolution. Love the backlight for late night reading or dimly lit rooms.
The downside? Well, that’s a perspective thing. It’s such an engaging medium for reading that I find myself reading more and later at night. An excellent way to expand horizons but not so much for getting a good night’s sleep.