Best of both worlds: Rakuten Kobo introduces Kobo Sage and Kobo Libra 2
Both feature packed eReaders
have Bluetooth® wireless technology so booklovers
can listen to Kobo Audiobooks
Kobo Sage unites reading,
writing and listening all in one sleek package
SINGAPORE - Media
OutReach - 5 October 2021 - Rakuten Kobo announces the
joint launch of Kobo Sage and Kobo Libra 2, two new feature-rich eReaders that
take Kobo's digital reading offering to the next level. Continuing our mission
to make reading lives better, Kobo Sage and Kobo Libra 2 are built to inspire,
with an ergonomic design readers love plus new Bluetooth® wireless technology
so you can read eBooks or listen to Kobo Audiobooks all in one device.
With Kobo Sage, enjoy the most luxurious reading experience Kobo has to
offer with every feature at your fingertips—including the addition
of Bluetooth® wireless technology for Kobo Audiobooks. Kobo Sage is our most fully featured device ever,
taking reading to the next level with custom designed accessories, such as our
versatile SleepCovers, all-new PowerCover, and compatible Kobo Stylus to take
notes and highlight passages—offering readers the option to read, write
and listen all on one Kobo device for the first time. Complete with a 8" HD flush E Ink Carta 1200
glare-free screen, ComfortLight PRO adjustable brightness and temperature
control, Dropbox support and 32 GB of storage, the sleek and lightweight Kobo
Sage is ergonomically engineered for total comfort. The device is available in
Black, with Kobo SleepCovers in Light Green and Black, and PowerCover in Black.
with features and personality, Kobo
Libra 2 is made to fit into your busy life. With more storage, a faster E Ink
screen, and now Bluetooth® wireless technology, Kobo Libra 2 is the
next-generation of the popular Kobo Libra H2O. Whether it's sunny days or
stormy nights, the waterproof eReader is as adaptable as you are with a 7" HD E
Ink Carta 1200 glare-free screen, ComfortLight PRO adjustable brightness and
temperature control, and 32 GB of storage. Available in White and Black, with
an array of SleepCover colours—Poppy Red, Lavender, Slate Blue and
Black—offering great options for personalization.
over a decade of top-rated eReaders under our belt, innovating and improving
our device line up to ensure Kobo remains the strongest digital reading option
on the market has become second nature. We're continuously working with book
lovers to make our offering—from eReaders, eBooks and audiobooks, to our Rakuten Kobo
app—as strong as possible to improve the reading lives of our valued
customers," said Michael Tamblyn, CEO, Rakuten Kobo. "With Kobo Sage and
Kobo Libra 2, we've infused the features Kobo users love with the latest
Bluetooth® wireless technology so you can read or listen through your Kobo and
take your entire reading life with you wherever you go."
continued: "With Kobo Sage, our world-class product designers took the digital
reading experience even further with support for the compatible Kobo Stylus so readers
can really engage with their eBooks, making notes, marking up eBooks and
highlighting notable passages for active, insightful reading. The
introduction of the new premium PowerCover for Kobo Sage is another exciting
addition, keeping your eReader protected and charged while you're on-the-go to
maximize your reading time. From reading and writing to listening to Kobo
Audiobooks, Kobo Sage does it all—and now with even more battery life."
at https://sg.kobobooks.com/ and select retailers, Kobo
Sage will retail for $399.90 SGD, SleepCover for $59.99 SGD, PowerCover for
$119.99 SGD and Stylus for $59.00 SGD as well as Kobo Libra 2 for $289.90 SGD
and SleepCover for $59.00 SGD. Pre-orders will be available on October 5 and
the devices will be available in stores and online beginning October 19 in
Get to know Kobo Sage and Kobo Libra 2
Read or be read to, the choice is yours
Kobo Sage and Kobo Libra 2
are our first eReaders with Bluetooth® wireless technology and Kobo Audiobook
support so you can take your story wherever you go, even when your hands are
occupied. Waterproof for up to 60 minutes in up to two metres of water, the
eReader's go-anywhere design is sure to make a splash, worry-free.
Read comfortably in any light with ComfortLight PRO
latest devices feature our built-in ComfortLight PRO technology, so readers can
enjoy their books from day to night with ease and choose their own light
setting based on personal preference. Simply adjust the brightness of your screen
and blue light control—changing colour temperature to give your eyes a break—to
limit eye strain and let you read well into the night, without affecting your
sleep. Kobo Sage and Kobo Libra 2 also come with a Dark Mode option for white
text on black.
Enjoy the benefits of seamless library integration
Readers can 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. OverDrive integration is available on all of Kobo's
current eReaders in Singapore.
Stress-free reading, no
matter the device with the help of the Kobo App
Extend your reading
experience with the free Kobo App for your smartphone or tablet—ensuring your
library is always with you, even when your eReader isn't handy. We remember
where you last bookmarked a page, so you can pick up where you left off and
never lose your place, no matter which device you choose.
Take Kobo Sage to the next level with purpose-driven accessories
eBook reading experience with the Kobo Stylus
With Kobo Sage and the Kobo Stylus you
can mark up, highlight and jot notes in your
eBooks and PDFs
with ease, making reading and notating nonfiction titles, essays or assignments
a breeze. With pressure sensitivity mimicking a ballpoint pen, the Kobo Stylus
is customizable—choose the pen type, shade, line size and eraser size that
suits your needs—so you can write directly on the page, just like a pen on
paper. Underline or circle, and easily erase or highlight, with two helpful
buttons located on the side of the stylus. Kobo Sage's built-in notebook
feature keeps all of your notes easily accessible and can convert your writing
to clean text.
with the all-new Kobo PowerCover
As the latest evolution of our beloved
SleepCovers, the Kobo Sage PowerCover keeps
the eReader's HD touchscreen protected and delivers convenient on-the-go charging.
With easy magnetic attachment, just slip the Kobo Sage into its PowerCover and
it will charge from the built-in battery. The PowerCover also automatically
sleeps and wakes the device when you open the cover. If you're pairing your
Kobo Sage with Kobo Stylus, the PowerCover has a designated slot* to keep your
stylus close at hand.
wireless headphones or speaker are required.
 Readers can make notes in eBooks borrowed
through OverDrive, but notes will not stay on the eReader after the eBook is
returned to the library.
 PDFs with digital rights management or
permission limitations are not compatible with markups or annotations.
 Kobo Sage PowerCover does not charge Kobo Stylus.
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.
About Rakuten Kobo Inc.
Rakuten Kobo Inc. is the world's digital
bookseller created by and for book lovers. Owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten Group,
Inc. and headquartered in Toronto, Rakuten Kobo's 58 million worldwide users
can read any time, anywhere, and on any device. With a mission to make reading
lives better for all, Rakuten Kobo connects readers to stories using thoughtful
and personalized curation of eBooks and audiobooks, and the best dedicated
eReaders and apps for reading. With the singular focus of making reading lives the
best they can be, Kobo's open platform allows people to fit reading into more
moments in their busy lives. To learn more about Rakuten Kobo, visit www.kobo.com.