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Kobo Elipsa … a 10.3-inch e-reader

Announced The Canadian company Kobo announced a new e-reader, and its largest reader so far, Kobo Elipsa, which features a 10.3-inch E Ink screen with a resolution of 1404 x 1872 pixels with a density of 227 pixels per inch, with an attached stylus, and the ability to read, annotate, underline and encode books Just like a real paperback book.

Gigantic e-readers, such as the 9.7-inch Kindle DX, were more common, but recent devices have moved towards more pocket-friendly formats – the maximum for a device. a company Amazon Kindle seven inches.

But the Kobo Elipsa is one of the largest mainstream e-readers to date, offering a huge screen that is supposed to be good for reading and also has a built-in stylus, a first for the company.

And the new Kobo Stylus allows the tablet to be used for taking notes and annotations as well, complete with the OCR feature that promises to convert written notes into written text.

Functionally, this makes Kobo Elipsa not much different from other giant E Ink tablet products, such as reMarkable 2, which also features a 10.3-inch E Ink pad and stylus that allows it to be used as a note-taking device.

But there’s one big difference, as reMarkable is a note-focused device designed to replace your paper notebook, but it also supports e-books.

On the one hand, Kobo Elipsa is still an e-reader first, with access to the Kobo e-book store of over 6 million books, plus OverDrive support for easily browsing and borrowing library books from compatible libraries.

Although the note-taking aspect makes Kobo Elipsa a unique device for the mainstream e-readers, there are some caveats, it is not possible to place notes in or comment on DRM-protected PDFs.

And while writing on books borrowed from OverDrive, you lose those notes when you return the book to the library.

In addition to the large screen, Kobo Elipsa also offers the built-in ComfortLight system for reading in the dark, 32 GB of internal storage, 1 GB of RAM, and a battery with a capacity of 2,400 mAh.

Kobo Elipsa also features Dropbox support, to allow easy import and export of documents.

The device is sold for $ 400 for a package that includes an e-reader, pen and clipboard, and it should reach users on June 24th.

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