Kobo has a new e-reader out, and its the businesss greatest yet: the Kobo Elipsa, which features a 10.3-inch, 1404 x 1872 resolution (227 ppi) E Ink screen, a bundled stylus, and the capability to not just read books, but to annotate, underline, and mark them up much like a genuine paper book.
Gigantic e-readers, like the 9.7-inch Kindle DX, as soon as were more typical, however recent devices have actually trended towards more pocketable formats– Amazons Kindles max out at 7-inches, and Kobos Forma (its previous biggest size) provides an 8-inch screen.
The Elipsa is one of the biggest mainstream e-readers yet, offering a huge screen that probably isnt just great for reading– itll also feature a bundled stylus, a very first for the business. The new Kobo Stylus enables the tablet to be used to note-taking and annotations as well, total with an OCR feature that assures to convert written notes into typed text.
Functionally, that makes the Elipsa not too dissimilar of an item than other huge E Ink tablets, like the exceptional 2, which also includes a 10.3-inch E Ink panel and a stylus that enables it to be used as a note-taking gadget. However theres a big different in intent: the reMarkable is a gadget concentrated on note-taking, one thats developed to change a paper notebook, but occurs to also support eBooks.
The Elipsa, on the other hand, is still an e-reader initially, with access to Kobos eBookstore of over 6 million books, in addition to best-in-class OverDrive support for easily obtaining and browsing library books from compatible libraries.
And while the note-taking element makes the Elipsa an unique entry for mainstream e-readers, theres some cautions: PDFs with DRM cant be marked up or annotated, and while OverDrive-borrowed books can be scribbled on, youll lose those notes when you return the book to the library (similar to a real library book, although you most likely shouldnt write on those.).
In addition to the supersized screen, the Elipsa likewise provides an integrated “ComfortLight” system for reading in the dark, 32 GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, and a 2,400 mAh battery. The Elipsa also features Dropbox assistance, to enable easy importing and exporting of files.
The big screen and stylus will cost you, though: the Kobo Elipsa is set to cost $399.99 for a bundle that consists of the e-reader, the stylus, and a cover. Preorders will start on May 20th ahead of a June 24th release date.