The Kobo Elipsa is their first professional digital note taking device. It has robust new software that allows you to take notes, freehand draw and edit PDF files and ebooks. It comes loaded with Kobo e-reading software, which will allow users to read ebooks and have all of the customization for a great reading experience. The Kobo bookstore allows you to buy millions of free and paid ebooks, graphic novels and comic books. Kobo Elipsa is your book, notebook, and bookstore combined, bundled with everything you need to make your ideas a reality.
The Kobo Elipsa features a 10.3 inch E INK Carta HD display with a resolution of 1404×1872 with 227 PPI. It has a front-lit display with white LED lights for lowlight environments and when it’s late, you can adjust brightness with ComfortLight to read and write at night or try out Dark Mode for white text on black. Easily adjust the brightness by sliding your finger along the left-hand side of the screen, for the perfect lighting in any setting.
The Elipsa has a note taking layer and comes with a Kobo Stylus to jot down notes or highlight passages in ebooks. The Kobo Stylus makes reading and marking up nonfiction reads, essays or assignments a breeze. With pressure sensitivity that mimics a ballpoint pen, the Kobo Stylus is completely customizable choose the pen type, color, line size and eraser size that suits your needs. The Kobo Stylus lets you write directly on the page, just like a pen on paper. Kobo Elipsa reacts to how much pressure you apply to adjust your writing stroke. Easily erase or highlight with helpful buttons. Use it to underline, circle, or highlight. When an idea sparks, write it down in the margins. Make every eBook and PDF your own and easily save, organize, and find all your annotations. Plus, you can create your own notebooks, where you can instantly convert your notes to clean typed text and export them off your device as needed. With Dropbox support, easily import documents and export your notebooks as your preferred file type to share with colleagues, classmates or anyone else.
Basically, there are multiple ways to take use the stylus. There is a Basic Notepad, which allows you to freehand draw and an Advanced Notebook, which will convert writing to text and math equations. You can also make annotations and freehand draw in Non-DRM PDF files. The stylus is also compatible with Kobo ebooks or sideloaded ebooks. You can do highlights with the stylus or make notes on specific words or bodies of text,.
Readers can easily borrow eBooks from most local public libraries right from their device with built-in one-touch OverDrive access*.Set-up is easy and free with a library card. Through the integrated catalogue, booklovers can search for the title they want, and depending on local library availability, choose to borrow from OverDrive or buy through the 24/7 Kobo eBookstore.
Underneath the hood is a Quad Core 1.8 GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. This is the first Kobo product that has a USB-C port, which is used for transferring data to your device and also charging. You can use the Kobo internet browser to surf the web, sync your documents and notes to Dropbox via WIFI 802.11 ac/b/g/n. It is powered by a 2,400 mAh battery, which should give you a couple of weeks of usage, before having to recharge it.
Languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Catalan, Portuguese, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Turkish, Japanese and Traditional Chinese
Content: Instant, 24/7 access to Kobo’s digital bookstore with over 6 million titles. Library access via built-in OverDrive access in select regions.
Dimensions: 193 x 227.5 x 7.6 mm and weighs 383 g.