Kobo Sage and Kobo Libra 2: These new eReaders not only mount a faster screen, but also have Bluetooth
Kobo by FNAC just introduced two new e-book readers, the Kobo Sage and the Kobo Libra 2. Both devices stand out for incorporating for the first time Bluetooth connectivity (to listen to audiobooks, for example), but without a doubt the most interesting is the Kobo Sage, while it is the most complete.
We’re going to get to know the two of you better right away, but first let’s talk about money. Both eReaders can be purchased from October 19 in physical and online stores, although from October 5 they will be available in pre-sale. The price of the Kobo Sage is 289.99 euros, while the Kobo Libra 2 stays at 189.99 euros.
This is how the new Kobo eReaders are
As we indicated previously, the Kobo Sage It is the more powerful model of the two that the company has presented today. The device comes with a generous eight-inch anti-glare “high definition” screen with E Ink Letter 1200 technology and Comfort Light Pro (adjustable brightness and temperature control). They also have a dark mode.
The eReader has Bluetooth connectivity, a feature that is intended for listening to Kobo audiobooks. This is the first time that Kobo has added this technology to its e-book readers. In that sense, the device has 32 GB of storage and support for Dropbox, so we can access the content that we have stored in the cloud.
Something that is also interesting is the Kobo Sage is compatible with Kobo Stylus. This pen (sold separately) allows you to mark, underline, and draw notes on eBooks and PDFs (as long as they don’t have digital rights or permission limitations). It is pressure sensitive and configurable, while we can choose the type of pen, the size of the line or the shadow.
An interesting function is “notebooks”, which allows you to save your notes and, in addition, convert our handwriting to typescript. Speaking of accessories, the Kobo Sage can be completed with a PowerCover (which is a magnetic sleeve that works as a cover and Power Bank). This one, however, does not load the stylus.
Regarding the Kobo Libra 2, it is the spiritual successor to the Kobo Libra H2O. Like the Kobo Sage, the eReader is Bluetooth enabled, has an anti-glare HD display of seven inches (E Ink Carta 1200), Comfort Light Pro and 32 GB of storage. It stands out for its water resistance, a feature it shares with the Kobo Sage.
The company has not disclosed formats they are compatible with these new eReaders, but sticking to those of the previous models, such as the Kobo Elipsa, it is expected that we will find support for EPUB, EPUB3, FlePub, PDF, MOBI, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBZ and CBR. We will update as we have more information.
Versions and price of the Kobo Sage and Kobo Libra 2
The Kobo Sage and Kobo Libra 2 can be purchased from October 19 in physical stores and online. However, from October 5 they will be available to reserve. The price of Kobo Sage is 289.99 euros and the Kobo Libra 2 from 189.99 euros.