Kobo launched a new and improved version of the Kobo Elipsa e-ink tablet, Rakuten Kobo Elipsa 2E which features a 10.3-inch E Ink Carta 1200 touchscreen with a resolution of 1404 x 1872 and 227 PPI. It supports 16 shades of grey and has a new front-lit system as well as adjustable colour temperature.
It also supports touch and pen input with the included Kobo Stylus 2, which has new features such as USB-C charging, a built-in eraser, and a highlighter button. Stylus comes with a magnetic attachment to top the Kobo Elipsa 2E.
|Display||10.3-inch E Ink Carta 1200 touchscreen with a resolution of 1404 x 1872 and 227 PPI|
|Front light||Adjustable brightness and colour temperature|
|Stylus||Kobo Stylus 2 with USB-C charging, built-in eraser, highlighter button, and magnetic attachment|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth|
|Processor||Quad-core processor with a 200 MHz higher boost clock than its predecessor|
|Dimensions||192 x 227 x 7.5 mm|
|Battery||Weeks on a single charge|
|Build||85% recycled plastic, including 10% ocean-bound plastic|
Rakuten Kobo Elipsa 2E is designed for ebook readers who want to engage and experience reading like never before. You can create and organize notebooks, seamlessly export them with integrated cloud services, listen to Kobo audiobooks with Bluetooth wireless, and enjoy having your entire library and all your notes with you wherever you go.
All new Kobo Elipsa 2E is priced at $399.99 and available for purchase from on Rakuten Kobo website.
Compare to other e-readers: Kobo Elipsa 2E vs Kindle Scribe
Elipsa 2E is one of the few e-readers that has stylus support, which makes it stand out from other e-readers. It is similar to the Kindle Scribe, which is another e-reader with a pen that can be used to take notes, annotate documents, and make notes in books.
Both e-readers have a 10.3-inch e-ink touchscreen with a resolution of 300 PPI and a warm screen light that can reduce eyestrain. They also have Bluetooth support for listening to audiobooks and a USB-C port.
However, there are some differences between the two devices. The Kobo Elipsa 2E has a lasso tool for quickly grabbing and moving things you’ve written or drawn and integration with Dropbox and Google Drive for exporting your notes.
The Kindle Scribe comes with more storage options, ranging from 16GB to 64GB, while the Kobo Elipsa 2E only has 32GB of storage variant. The Kindle Scribe also has a higher boost clock for its processor, which has better performance than the Kobo Elipsa 2E.
The Kobo Elipsa 2E and the Kindle Scribe are both priced at $399, but they come with different accessories. Kobo Stylus 2, has a built-in eraser and a highlighter button, but it doesn’t come out of the box, need to buy it separately for $70. The Kindle Scribe comes with a Basic Pen and a case, but you can upgrade to a Premium Pen and storage.
Other e-readers with stylus support
There are not many e-readers with stylus support, as most e-readers are designed for reading only. However, some of the other e-readers with stylus support are:
ReMarkable 2: This is a 10.3-inch e-ink tablet that is focused on writing and note-taking. It has a monochrome digital display with a resolution of 226 DPI and a battery life of up to two weeks. Stylus has 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity and tilt detection. It also supports PDF and ePub files and has cloud sync and conversion features.
Onyx Boox Note Air 2: It comes with a 10.3-inch e-ink tablet that is more versatile than other e-readers. It has a color digital display with a resolution of 227 DPI and a front light with adjustable colour temperature. It runs on Android 11 and has access to Google Play Store and various apps.
Onyx Boox Note Air 2 stylus has 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity and supports palm rejection. It supports various file formats, including PDF, ePub, MOBI, TXT, DOC, and more.
Kindle Scribe: Kindle e-reader comes with a 10.3-inch e-ink tablet that is integrated with Amazon’s ecosystem. It has a monochrome digital display with a resolution of 300 DPI and a warm light with adjustable brightness. Kindle Stylus has two buttons for erasing and highlighting. It supports note-taking and annotation on Kindle books and PDFs. It also supports audiobooks via Bluetooth and Whispersync. However, it does not support ePub files natively.