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- Both eReaders feature Bluetooth® technology so book lovers can listen to their Kobo audiobooks
- Kobo Sage unites reading, writing and audio in one stylish device
Rakuten Kobo announces the joint release of Kobo Sage and Kobo Libra 2, two new feature-rich eReaders that take Kobo’s digital reading offering to the next level. With a mission to make the reader’s life better, the Kobo Sage and Kobo Libra 2 are built to inspire, with an ergonomic design readers love, plus the new Bluetooth® wireless technology so you can read eBooks or listen to Kobo audiobooks, all in one device.
With Kobo Sage, you can enjoy the most premium reading experience Kobo has to offer – including built-in Bluetooth® technology for listening to Kobo audiobooks. The Kobo Sage is the most complete device ever, which promises to raise the bar for reading through a set of bespoke accessories such as the versatile SleepCovers, the all-new PowerCover, and the compatible Kobo Stylus pen for taking notes and highlighting passages. All of this gives readers, for the first time, the option to read, write and listen on a single Kobo device. With a glare-free 8″ E Ink Carta 1200 HD display, ComfortLight PRO, adjustable brightness, colour temperature control, Dropbox support and 32GB of storage, the sleek and lightweight Kobo Sage is ergonomically designed for total comfort The device is available in Black, with Kobo SleepCovers in pale green and black, and PowerCover in black.
Full of features and personality, the Kobo Libra 2 was designed to fit in with your busy life. With more storage, a faster E Ink display and now Bluetooth® wireless technology, the Kobo Libra 2 represents the next generation of the popular Kobo Libra H2O. Whether it’s sunny days or stormy nights, the waterproof eReader is incredibly adaptable, with its glare-free 7″ HD E Ink Carta 1200 screen, ComfortLight PRO with adjustable brightness and temperature control, and 32GB of storage. available in black and white, with SleepCover cases in a variety of colours – poppy red, lavender, slate blue and black, and offers several personalization options.
“With more than a decade of premium eReaders under our belt, innovating and improving our line of devices to ensure Kobo remains the strongest digital reader choice on the market has become second nature. continually working with book lovers so that our offering – from eReaders, eBooks and audiobooks, to our Rakuten Kobo app – is as strong as possible to improve the reading lives of our valued customers,” said Michael Tamblyn, CEO, Rakuten Kobo. “With Kobo Sage and Kobo Libra 2, we’ve combined the features that Kobo users love with the latest Bluetooth® wireless technology and software, so you can read or listen through your Kobo and take your entire reading life with you. wherever you go“.
Tamblyn continued: “With Kobo Sage, our world-class product designers have taken the digital reading experience even further, with compatible support for the Kobo Stylus, so readers can truly engage with their eReaders by taking notes, tagging those same books and highlighting notable passages for active and insightful reading. The introduction of the new premium PowerCover cover for Kobo Sage is another exciting addition, making sure your eReader stays protected and charged while on the move, so maximize your reading time. From reading and writing to listening to Kobo audiobooks, Kobo Sage does it all – and now with even more battery life.”
Available from www.kobo.com and from select operators, the Kobo Sage will go on sale for €289.99 and the Kobo Libra 2 for €189.99. Pre-orders will be available from October 5th and devices will be available in stores and online from October 19th in Canada, USA, UK, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and Turkey.