Kobo has reported a pair of new e-readers: the $260 Kobo Sage, which is the organization’s new top-end gadget, and the $180 Libra 2, an update to its mid-range Libra.
The two devices keep the deviated design popularized by Amazon’s Oasis e-reader, offer E Ink Carta 1200 screens with Kobo’s ComfortLight Pro component (which adjusts the screen brightness and color dependent on the hour of day), and add Bluetooth support for remote earphones (however they can just play Kobo’s own audiobooks).
The Sage is the bigger of the two and furthermore functions as an e-note gadget. It’s viable with the organization’s Kobo Stylus (sold independently for $40), which allows clients to make handwritten by hand notes on ebooks and PDFs that can be can changed over to plain text. With a 8-inch (1440 x 1920) E Ink show, this makes the Sage more modest than Kobo’s devoted e-note slate, the 10.3-inch Elipsa. It’s likewise less expensive, as well, as the Elipsa is priced at $399.
The Sage likewise works with Kobo’s new $80 PowerCover, which consequently wakes and rests the gadget when opened and shut, has a spot to keep your stylus, and includes an integrated battery to expand the Sage’s battery life. The Sage has 32GB of non-expandable storage, a quad-core 1.8 GHz processor, and USB-C.
The Libra 2, in the interim, is an update to the Kobo Libra H20, keeping the IPX8 waterproof plan of the previous however dropping the “H20” moniker no different either way (the Sage is additionally IPX8 appraised, which means it’s ready to make due as long as an hour submersion in 2 meters of water). The Libra 2 has a 7-inch show (1264 x 1680) that is apparently quicker than that of its archetype. It additionally has 32GB of non-expandable capacity, USB-C, and a 1 GHz processor. It doesn’t uphold Kobo’s new PowerCover, yet upholds Kobo’s $40 SleepCover, which wakes and rests the gadget and serves as a stand.
The two gadgets are accessible to pre-order and will send October 19.