Kobo unveiled a new e-reader this week, Elipsa, a device that’s actually a 2 in 1 machine. It combines the features of an e-reader with those of a notebook and supports a Kobo stylus. The fact that this e-reader works with accessories is definitely its selling point.
Kobo Elipsa is a 10.3 inch device with an E Ink Carta 1200 glare-free screen. The display has ComfortLight adjustable brightness, 32 GB of stroage and a bundled stylus, plus a SleepCover. It comes in midnight blue and the stylus is available in black. The SleepCover comes in Slate Blue. Elipsa allows people who read every day to interact with the book they’re reading by highlighting stuff, writing on the margins and more. You can use the device as a digital notebook too.
It combines the bookstore, book and notebook, so you can capture your ideas on the fly. This is not a solitary device on the market, as there’s another one called reMarkable 2, which has similar faetures, but sans stylus or folio cover. It’s not very clear yet of Elipsa can also turn handwritten notes into digital notes. The newcomer weighs 383 grams, has a 1.8 GHz CPU, 1 GB of RAM and a 2400 mAh battery. It has WiFi, USB-C and front illumination. The Kobo eBookstore offers access to over 6 million books. Keep in mind that the PDFs with DRM can’t be marked up or annotated on.
The product is up for preorder right now at $399.99 in the US. The Elipsa will hit the stores on June 24th.