29 May 2018
Kobo has announced two new e-readers named Sage and Libra 2. The first one is a high-end device packed with everything the best that the company has to offer. It is also the reason it costs a premium. The second one is a mid-range offering and is a direct successor to the original Libra H2O.
The Kobo Sage sports an 8-inch color-adjustable E-ink display with 1440 x 1920 pixels resolution and 300ppi pixel density. It means the users will get sharper texts and a superior reading experience. It supports the company's ComfortLight Pro functionality that automatically adjusts the display's color and brightness depending on the time of the day.
The device comes with Bluetooth connectivity but can only be used for listening to Kobo's audiobooks. There is also support for Kobo Stylus which is sold separately for $40. The e-reader has 32GB of onboard storage so that you can store more eBooks, especially audiobooks that are known to consume more space. There is Kobo PowerCover compatibility and IPX8 rating for water resistance. The pricing of the device is $260 which puts it in the slightly expensive price range.
As for the Kobo Libra 2, it comes with a slightly smaller 7-inch display with 1264 x 1680 pixels resolution. It also has 32GB onboard storage and an IPX8 rating. It does support Kobo's SleepCover but not the PowerCover. It has been priced at $180 with pre-orders beginning October 19th.