Kobo Libra 2 Assessment – Whereas I’ve by no means used the unique Kobo Libra earlier than, Kobo Nia was an incredible various to the favored Kindle with a retail value of simply A$129 at JB Hello-Fi. However Kobo Libra 2 undoubtedly feels far more responsive, lighter, and has a greater show.
Kobo Libra 2 is an e book reader utilising the E Ink show know-how and provides probably the greatest ebooks studying expertise with a single hand.
Kobo Libra 2 Assessment – Unboxing and Packaging Contents
Kobo Libra 2 Assessment – Design & Options
Kobo Libra 2 has a 7″ E Ink Carta 1200 touchscreen with 300 PPI (1264 x 1680) decision and adjustable brightness and color temperature (what Kobo calls ComfortLight PRO). The system is powered by 1GHz processor and 32GB of inner cupboard space which may retailer over 20,000 eBooks inside. By way of efficiency and responsiveness, the Libra 2 undoubtedly has sufficient powerhouse to maintain the operation clean and quick.
With 144.6 x 161.6 x 9 mm dimensions, the system feels flat (in a great way) and weighs round 215 grams. Whereas it’s heavier than the opposite eReaders I’ve (Kobo Nia‘s 172 grams and Kindle Oasis‘ 188 grams), I really haven’t any subject holding the eReader comfortably for a protracted whereas. It undoubtedly has a balanced weight distribution to compensate.
Kobo Libra 2 has a grip space with bodily web page buttons to make it simple to learn and flip your eBook pages with only one hand. That is very helpful if you happen to wish to commute on a tram or practice throughout peak hours the place you’re more than likely be standing with one hand on the handles.
Whereas it’s good to flip by means of pages on display screen utilizing your fingers (and you may, on the Libra 2), there are occasions the place you’ll be able to’t and this previous, however good design really works rather well. Certain, this takes some area on the system which can be utilized to have a bigger display screen however for consolation and practicality, that is really higher.
Left-hander or right-hander? No worries, as a result of you’ll be able to maintain the eReader on both hand because the display screen will routinely rotate to regulate (you’ll be able to flip display screen rotation off too to keep away from it doing this by chance).
There’s additionally an choice to learn in panorama mode, which can be most popular by some.
The again of the system is textured, making it considerably simpler to grip in comparison with these shiny, sleeker aluminium floor.
When you favor to hearken to audiobooks like myself, you can too hook a Bluetooth headphone or speaker with Kobo Libra 2 and hearken to Kobo Audiobooks. There isn’t any inner speaker inside the system.
Kobo Libra 2 can also be IPX8 rated which suggests the eReader is completely waterproof or to be actual, could be submerged in as much as 2 meters of water for as much as 60 minutes. Whilst you most likely received’t be studying an eBook when you go swimming, you’ll be able to undoubtedly take it out in the midst of thunderstorm, on the seashore, or subsequent to the pool (which jogs my memory how I miss these swimming pool bars in Bali).
These are the file codecs that Kobo Libra 2 helps natively: EPUB, EPUB3, FlePub, PDF, MOBI, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBZ, CBR. So if you have already got your favorite eBooks assortment, you’ll be able to learn them on Kobo Libra 2 so long as they’re in one in every of these codecs.
There’s additionally help for OverDrive which gives e book and audiobook entry to just about all public libraries in Australia.
Kobo Libra 2 Assessment Conclusion
Kobo Libra 2 is a superb eBook reader from Kobo with snug & ergonomic design, and a vibrant, responsive, unimaginable show. You’ll be able to learn with only one hand and flip pages along with your thumb, whereas your different hand is busy stirring some cake combine or holding onto a pole on the practice.
You’ll be able to, nevertheless, flip pages on the display screen along with your finger (it’s a touchscreen), rotate the display screen so you’ll be able to learn with both hand, and even select to learn in panorama mode. This versatility makes the eReader fascinating as it may be utilized by each proper handers and left handers.
It additionally helps Audiobooks, although it’s restricted to Kobo Audiobooks and there aren’t any inner audio system both so you must join it to a Bluetooth speaker or headphone. However it nonetheless is a superb function that you just don’t usually discover in an eBook reader.
Kobo Libra 2 is accessible now in White or Black, and retails for A$279.99 RRP
Disclosure: Kobo Libra 2 overview pattern was equipped for reviewing
Kobo Libra 2 Assessment
A tremendous eReader from Kobo for one-handed operation and in addition helps taking part in Audiobooks