A promising novelty on the e-reader market, Kobo has just launched an XXL model called Elipsa, with a notepad and integrated stylus.
After the very complete Bookeen Notéa (read our test here), the e-reader market is diversifying. Kobo has just launched Elipsa, a new large format multifunction tablet. Able to be used as an e-reader, but also as a notepad thanks to its integrated stylus, the device has a 10.3-inch E-Ink Carta 1200 screen. An XXL format with a resolution of 1,404 x 1872 p and 227 ppi. Delivered with a stylus and a SleepCover case, we find under the hood a storage capacity of 32 GB (without possibility of extension).
Read, write, work
Designed for work and productivity, the Kobo Elipsa supports sharing via DropBox to easily import, annotate or complete work documents. On ebooks as on PDF, it will be possible to highlight or take notes directly on the document. Thanks to the buttons located on the side of the stylus, the user will be able to switch between several modes, ranging from note taking to automatic highlighting. The notepad part of the tablet works under MyScript, and allows you to easily convert handwritten notes into typed text, which can then be exported to DropBox, or directly to smartphone and computer.
For better user comfort, the Kobo Elipsa also has a ComfortLight function, which allows you to adjust the backlight temperature. Coupled with the Dark mode with the performance of the Carta 1200 touch screen, this feature ensures unparalleled working comfort, but also better transitions between pages, especially with ebooks.
Pricing and availability
Marketed from June 24, the Kobo Elipsa will be offered at a price of 399,99€. See you in a few weeks to discover our full test.