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Kobo Sage ereader has a big advantage Kindle doesn’t offer

Kobo Sage ereader has a big advantage Kindle doesn’t offer

Kobo has a pair of new ereaders to ween you off your Kindle, and if you've been looking for reasons to ditch Amazon then the Kobo Sage's stylus support might be it. The new E Ink model - alongside the new Kobo Libra 2 - from the Rakuten-owned company are also the first to support Kobo's audiobooks, as well as being waterproof for up to 60 minutes.

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Kobo Sage and Libra 2 add Bluetooth for wireless audiobook listening

Kobo Sage and Libra 2 add Bluetooth for wireless audiobook listening

Despite the prevalence of tablets like the iPad mini and smartphones with gigantic screens, there is still a thriving market for eBook readers. In fact, that market has grown considerably in the past few years, with eReaders that have actually come close to matching Android tablets in functionality. Despite those, Amazon and Kobo have continued to lean more towards the traditional side of these devices, but the new Kobo Sage and Kobo Libra 2 get pretty close to that boundary, especially a new feature that puts Kobo's audiobooks in the limelight.

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Kobo Elipsa is a 10.3-inch e-reader to replace your paper notebook

Kobo Elipsa is a 10.3-inch e-reader to replace your paper notebook

Kobo has revealed its latest e-reader, though the Kobo Elipsa is just as much about taking notes as it is reading ebooks. Fronted with a 10.3-inch E Ink Carta 1200 e-paper display, the Elipsa is part-e-reader, part-tablet with a bundled stylus that can be used to annotate text, jot down ideas and sketches, and generally replace a paper notepad.

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Kobo Nia is a new entry-level backlit eReader

Kobo Nia is a new entry-level backlit eReader

Being confined indoors most of the time has resulted in a rise in the consumption of digital content but it isn't just videos and games that have suddenly become even more popular than ever before. Without easy access to libraries and bookstores, bookworms have taken to eBooks to get their fix. And because most people are on tight budgets, Kobo is launching a new no-frills eReader that knows a trick or two to help you read your favorite books wherever, whenever.

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Kobo Forma premium ereader is waterproof, arrives this month

Kobo Forma premium ereader is waterproof, arrives this month

Following a couple of early leaks, the Kobo Forma e-reader is finally official and will soon be available to preorder. The model has a relatively large display and slim frame, the design notably similar to the Amazon Kindle Oasis with its right-side buttons. As with Amazon's premium Kindle product, Kobo's new Forma isn't cheap -- you'll need to shell out $299 USD to get one for yourself.

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Walmart eBooks service undercuts Amazon’s Audible as rivalry grows

Walmart eBooks service undercuts Amazon’s Audible as rivalry grows

Earlier this year, Walmart announced a partnership with Rakuten Kobo as the first step in a plan to launch its own ebook service in the US. The fruits of that partnership are now live in the form of Walmart eBooks, a new service that offers digital books, as well as audiobooks at a subscription rate that undercuts Audible. The service takes on Amazon, which has long dominated the ebook and ereader market in the US.

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Kobo Clara HD takes on Kindle Paperwhite with sleep-friendly screen

Kobo Clara HD takes on Kindle Paperwhite with sleep-friendly screen

It might feel like Kindle is the only route if you want an ereader, but Kobo is hoping to coax you from Amazon's clutches with its new Kobo Clara HD. Taking on the Kindle Paperwhite, the new ereader packs a 6-inch HD display and the Rakuten-owned company's ComfortLight PRO illumination.

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Kobo Aura ONE Limited Edition ereader can hold 28,000 ebooks

Kobo Aura ONE Limited Edition ereader can hold 28,000 ebooks

Kobo has launched a new limited edition Aura ONE ereader with expanded storage that can hold up to 28,000 ebooks. The ereader packs 32GB of internal storage, which isn't a lot when it comes to phones or tablets, but is quite substantial in the world of e-ink ebook readers. In addition to the huge storage, this limited edition model is also waterproof with a backlight that reduces blue light.

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Kobo gets audiobooks in latest push against Amazon

Kobo gets audiobooks in latest push against Amazon

When it comes to ebooks, most people still think of Amazon. The Internet company has long dominated the online publishing market, having been the driving force behind the rise of ereaders and digital books. Still, competitors remain and notable among them is Kobo, which has launched its own ereaders over the years. The company launched its own online ebook subscription service back in February, and now it is back with audiobooks.

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Kobo Aura H2O is an e-ink ereader that you can take in the pool

Kobo Aura H2O is an e-ink ereader that you can take in the pool

The company Rakuten Kobo has announced the launch of a new e-ink ereader called Kobo Aura H2O, a model that is obviously intended to handle water, hence its name. The Aura H2O is waterproof to depths of up to 2 meters in water for up to an hour at a time, meaning you can take it with you in the pool this summer and not worry about ruining it with an accidental bump into the water. In addition to its waterproof construction, the Kobo features a 6.8-inch display, sporty design, and more.

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Kobo launches its own ebook subscription service

Kobo launches its own ebook subscription service

Kobo isn’t new to the ereader and ebook market, but it is new to the world of subscription ebook services. The company has launched its own ebook subscription option, giving voracious readers the option to pay a single monthly fee in exchange for access to tens of thousands of digital books. Such a service aims, no doubt, to compete with Amazon Unlimited, a similar subscription service, and other competitors.

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Kobo Aura One eReader detailed as “best reading experience, period”

Kobo Aura One eReader detailed as “best reading experience, period”

This week the folks at Kobo have announced the Kobo Aura One, a device they suggest is "crafted to deliver the absolute best reading experience, period." This device looks super simple from the outside - just a touch-friendly display up front with enough bezel to be able to comfortably hold on from any side and a textured backside with a single physical button (the power button.) This device does not look extravagant - but that's sort of the point.

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