Review – Kobo Elipsa 2E 10.3” eInk eReader

Kobo’s new Elipsa 2E eInk eReader and included upgraded Stylus 2 are each refreshed variations of these launched virtually 2 years in the past.

These options are higher than the unique Kobo Elipsa:

  • new heat color ComfortLight Professional setting, that is my most popular studying choice as I don’t like blue mild.
  • sooner 2Gz processor
  • extra grippable textured again
  • exterior is made with greater than 85% recycled plastic, together with 10% ocean-bound plastic
  • higher stylus that has an eraser tip on the high, fees through USB as a substitute of needing throwaway batteries

You’ll be able to take heed to Audiobooks bought from the Kobo retailer on the Elipsa 2E by pairing a bluetooth speaker, earphones or headphones.

Personally I don’t see the purpose on this characteristic on an eInk eReader as a result of it’s simpler to take heed to Audiobooks on my telephone since I can take heed to ones I’ve paid for on Kobo or Audible in addition to free Audiobooks on ABC Pay attention and apps supplied by my native library like Libby (Overdrive) and Borrowbox.

Relating to observe taking I didn’t check that operate as a result of I don’t really hand write something each day.

Bear in mind that PDFs with digital rights administration or permission limitations received’t enable mark-up or annotation with any Kobo observe taking ereader.

On the plus facet when you’re a scholar, educational or different hand written common observe taker you’ll be glad to know your Kobo notes could be synched with on a number of providers together with Dropbox, Google Drive (coming quickly), on the cloud and Evernote.

Do you have to purchase the Elipsa 2E with Stylus 2?

Two years in the past you might purchase the unique Kobo Elipsa eReader, Kobo Stylus and Kobo Elipsa SleepCover in a bundle for $599.95.

Now the Elipsa 2E with Stylus 2 sells for $629.95 and the Sleepcover is a further $119.95 for a complete of just below $750. Thanks inflation.

I attempted studying with the Elipsa 2E on the practice but it surely wants two palms to carry correctly and it’s not waterproof so it’s essential retailer it away if it’s drizzling when you carry it outdoors.

Whereas studying with the Elipsa 2E at house I positioned it on a telephone stand which solved needing to carry it, the dearth of bodily web page flip buttons meant all I needed to do was faucet flippantly on the display screen edge to web page flip.

The Elipsa 2E’s massive display screen is particularly helpful for anybody who must learn bigger print due to poor eyesight however nonetheless desires to suit a lot of phrases/web page on the display screen or view paperwork, Manga tales and many others which have a lot of graphics/footage. I can see the Elipsa 2E being common with Australians on this scenario, if they’ll afford it.

I believe the Elipsa 2E might be the best eInk eReader for somebody who doesn’t care about the fee and desires a giant display screen at house book studying expertise with battery life that lasts for weeks earlier than needing a recharge. I’ve beforehand reviewed the 8 inch Kobo Sage which promised this however had a disappointingly quick battery life.

In case your funds will not be so large personally I believe the candy spot for greatest worth for cash Kobo eInk eReader is the IPX8 waterproof Libra 2 which is at the moment $279.95. With a 7 inch E Ink Carta 1200 touchscreen and ComfortLight PRO it’s the proper dimension for studying whereas commuting to/from work, sitting on the couch at house, on the seaside or pool facet.

I want Kobo would unbundle the Elipsa 2E from the Stylus 2 and supply it for $100 much less as that will make it significantly better worth for cash for somebody who desires to make use of it for the devoted goal of a house use premium eReader with a brilliant lengthy lasting battery.

If I used to be a frequent digital writing observe taker I’d strongly think about getting a 64GB iPad ninth Gen pill and Apple Pencil as a substitute of a eInk eReader that helps observe taking, just because a pill like that gives at double or extra the storage and so many extra apps apart from studying and observe taking.

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