If you’re in the market for a new ereader, there’s many reasons to consider getting a Kobo device. The independent company has more than 6 million ebooks and audiobooks in its catalog, syncs easily with your local library (with OverDrive), and is leading the way in producing eco-conscious ereaders. (Plus, if you have an old ereader you’re looking to upgrade, you can send it to Kobo for eRecycling!)
From no-frills ereaders to the latest technology with all the bells and whistles, Kobo has options for every reader at every budget. Keep reading to decide which one is right for you.
Good for the Planet
Kobo Clara 2E - $139.99
While ereaders are already better for the environment than traditional books, there is still a carbon footprint from ereader production. However, the recently launched Kobo Clara 2E is made from over 85% ocean-bound and recycled plastic, making it an even more eco-friendly choice.
The Kobo Clara 2E includes a 6" HD 300 PPI E Ink Carta 1200 touchscreen and 16 GB of storage. It also has Dark Mode, ComfortLight PRO for blue light reduction, Bluetooth compatibility for audiobooks, and is waterproof for up to 60 minutes in up to 2 meters of water.
For Reading Comfort
Kobo Libra 2 - $189.99
The Kobo Libra 2 features a 7-inch touchscreen, plus even more storage for your digital library—32 GB. Like the Kobo Clara 2E, this ereader is also waterproof, comes with Dark Mode and ComfortLight PRO, and has Bluetooth compatibility. But its real selling point is its ergonomic design. With page turn buttons, it makes one-handed reading a breeze and you’re able to customize your reading experience with the option to read in landscape mode.
For Immersive Readers
Kobo Sage - $269.99
The Kobo Sage comes with all the bells and whistles of the Kobo Libra 2, with a larger 8" HD flush E Ink Carta 1200 touchscreen. According to reviews, the larger screen is especially useful for reading graphic novels, and makes a big difference for readers who like a larger font size.
Even more impressive is its Kobo Stylus compatibility, allowing readers to take notes right on the page and jot down ideas in the built-in notebook feature! These notes can also be converted to clean text and shared using Dropbox Support.
For Serious Notetakers
Kobo Elipsa Pack - $399.99
Featuring a 10.3 inch touchscreen for even more room for annotations, the Kobo Elipsa Pack is the company’s most impressive offering. Included in the pack is the Kobo Stylus and SleepCover.
Like Kobo Sage, the Kobo Elipsa Pack has Kobo Stylus compatibility, making marking up your eBooks and documents easy-peasy. Plus, there’s a built-in notebook feature that will transform your handwriting to typed documents, making this an especially useful ereader for students, professors and professionals.
Readers can also carry all their notes, PDFs and books wherever they go with 32 GB of storage and easy sharing with Dropbox Support.
Less Is More
Kobo Nia - $109.99
Like all of Kobo’s ereaders, the Kobo Nia features a glare free eInk touchscreen (no worries about reading in the sun!), long battery life, built-in public library borrowing via OverDrive, a free Pocket account for saving online articles to read later, and adjustable brightness.
Its 6-inch screen is about the same size as a paperback, and 8GB of storage means you can store up to 6000 ebooks. If all you want is an ereader for, well, reading, this is the model for you.