Rakuten Kobo announces launches its full range of eReaders and accessories in Singapore which includes a strategic partnership with Ingram Micro, as well as key retailers throughout Singapore.

Kobo’s current range of devices includes:

Kobo Clara HD (SGD199.90)

  • Display: 6” Carta E Ink touchscreen, 300 PPI
  • Device size: 157 x 111 x 8.3 mm
  • Weight: 166g
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Micro USB
  • Light: ComfortLight PRO: Auto-adjusting colour temperature and hue
  • Storage: 8GB
  • Battery: Go weeks without charging
  • Supported file formats:
    • eBooks: EPUB, EPUB3, PDF and MOBI
    • Images: JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP and TIFF
    • Text: TXT, HTML, XHTML and RTF
    • Comic Books: CBZ and CBR

Kobo Libra H2O (SGD279.90)

  • Display: 7″ Carta E Ink HD touchscreen
  • Resolution: 1680 x 1264 (300 PPI)
  • Device size: 144 x 159 x 5.0 – 7.8 mm
  • Storage: 8GB
  • Weight: 192g
  • Processor: NXP i.MX 6SLL, 1GHz, RAM: 512 MB
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11b/g/n, 1T1R and Micro USB
  • Light: ComfortLight PRO: adjustable brightness, auto-adjusting colour temperature
  • Waterproof: HZO Protection™ meets requirements of IPX8 rating for up to 60 minutes in up to 2 metres of water
  • Supported file formats:
    • eBooks: EPUB, EPUB3, PDF and MOBI
    • Images: JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP and TIFF
    • Text: TXT, HTML, XHTML and RTF
    • Comic Books: CBZ and CBR

Kobo Forma (SGD399.90)

  • Display: 8.0” Carta E Ink HD with Mobius Technology
  • Device size: 160 x 177.7 x 8.5 (thickness at gripping area) and 4.2 (thickness at thinner side) mm
  • Weight: 197g
  • Processor: NXP i.MX6, RAM: 512 Mbytes
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, with dual antennas and Micro USB with convenient, reversible USB cable
  • Light: ComfortLight PRO: adjustable brightness, auto-adjusting colour temperature
  • Waterproof: HZO ProtectionTM meets requirements of IPX8 rating for up to 60 minutes in up to 2 metres of water
  • Supported file formats:
    • eBooks: EPUB, EPUB3, PDF and MOBI
    • Images: JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP and TIFF
    • Text: TXT, HTML, XHTML and RTF
    • Comic Books: CBZ and CBR

The eReaders, along with a line of accessories unique to each device, are now available here, as well as at key retailers such as Challenger, Courts, Sprint-cass, and more.

All Kobo eReaders can connect to local public libraries directly from within the device using one-touch OverDrive access. Set-up is free with a library card, and through an integrated catalogue, users can search for the title they want, and depending on availability at your local library, choose to borrow from OverDrive or buy through the Kobo eBook store.

The full range of Rakuten Kobo eReaders is also fully integrated with Pocket, allowing users to save web articles directly to devices to enjoy later. To connect Pocket to your eReader, visit the Account area of your device Settings and sign in to your Pocket account.

The Dropbox support allows users to easily read their own documents stored in the cloud by accessing their Dropbox account directly from the eReader. Dropbox allows for a maximum of three devices connected to a single account; since Kobo Forma is not considered one of those three devices, connecting your eReader won’t disrupt any current account configurations Dropbox users might have.

To learn more about Kobo’s range of eReaders, visit here.