Kobo Elipsa ... a 10.3-inch e-reader
Kobo Elipsa ... a 10.3-inch e-reader

Canadian company Kobo has announced a new e-reader that is by far the largest e-reader in the world. Kobo Elipsa has a 10.3-inch E-Ink display with a resolution of 1404 x 1872 pixels, with a density of 227 pixels per inch. Pen, reading, annotations, and underlined functions have been coded as true paperback.

Giant e-readers (like the 9.7-inch Kindle DX) are more common, but modern devices are getting more portable - the largest reader on Amazon Kindle is 7 inches.

But the Kobo Elipsa is one of the biggest consumer e-readers to date. It offers a large screen that should be suitable for reading and a built-in stylus. It is the company's first product.

The tablet can also be used to take notes and annotate with the new Kobo Pen. It also has an OCR function that converts the written notes into written text.

Functionally, the Kobo Elipsa is nearly identical to other large e-ink tablets (like reMarkable 2), which also has a 10.3-inch electronic ink pad and pen, which serves as a usable note-taking device.

There is a big difference, however, as reMarkable is a note-taking device designed to replace paper notebooks, but it also supports e-books.

On the other hand, Kobo Elipsa is still the first e-reader with access to the Kobo e-book store of more than 6 million books. In addition, it supports OverDrive, which makes it easy to browse and check library books from libraries.

While the note-taking aspect of Kobo Elipsa makes it a unique consumer electronic reading device, there are still some precautions, but it is not possible to put notes on DRM or add notes to protected PDF files.

If you are writing a book borrowed from OverDrive, these notes will also be lost when you return the book to the Library.

In addition to the large screen, Kobo Elipsa also offers an integrated ComfortLight system that can be read in the dark, 32 GB of internal storage, 1 GB of RAM, and a 2400 mAh battery.

Kobo Elipsa also supports Dropbox, which makes it easy to import and export documents.

The device costs $ 400 and includes packaging for e-readers, pens, and laptops. It will be shipped to users on June 24th.


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