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Posted 12 December 2022

Kobo Libra 2 - £139.99 @ Kobo

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I've got the old model of this and it's great to read with. Overdrive integration is great for borrowing from libraries and saving more there.

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Your eReader, your story
The next-generation Kobo Libra 2 is the embodiment of your reading style. With more storage, a faster E Ink screen, and Bluetooth® wireless technology so you can listen to Kobo Audiobooks*, Kobo Libra 2 is an integral part of your rich reading life. Packed with features and personality—and 32GB of storage for all of your eBooks—Kobo Libra 2 was made to do more. An ergonomic design keeps your reading life on hand—and page turn buttons keep the story going while you sip your coffee, stir your signature pasta sauce, or nurse your newborn—so you can read on and on, no matter what. Personalize your Kobo Libra 2 by choosing between black and white and eye-catching SleepCover colours. We made Kobo Libra 2 with your passion for reading, and your life, in mind. Your eReader, your story.

Made for sunny days and wherever life takes you
Kobo Libra 2's improved 7" E Ink Carta 1200 touchscreen delivers a faster display, quicker page turns, and deeper contrast. Always glare-free—unlike your smartphone or tablet. And now Dark Mode offers the option of white text on a black background, depending on your preference.
9667229741670846033.jpgAs adaptable as you are
Kobo Libra 2's ergonomic design feels good in your hands. Keep the story moving by swiping the touchscreen, or use the page-turn buttons when one of those hands is full. You also have the option to read in landscape mode. Whether it's post-workout, on the bus, or nursing your little one back to sleep, Kobo Libra 2 is made to fit your busy life
11356868661670846046.jpgListen at your leisure
Kobo Libra 2 supports Kobo Audiobooks with Bluetooth® wireless technology†. Think of it as a hands-free reading option, for those super busy days.

†Audiobooks available only in select countries. Bluetooth® wireless headphones or speaker required.
5152519471670846061.jpgA go-anywhere design sure to make a splash
Kobo Libra 2 is fully waterproof*, so you can take your story to the park, the beach, the tub, or even out in the rain. Life happens, rain or shine, now your reading life can, too.

*Meets requirements of IPX8 rating. Waterproof for up to 60 minutes in up to 2 metres of water
4446772121670846075.jpgFull of possibilities—and up to 24,000 books
Kobo Libra 2 comes with 32GB of storage, enough to hold your entire library. Take up to 24,000 eBooks, 150 Kobo Audiobooks, or a combination of both with you, everywhere you go.** Whatever your latest read or listen, it's always on hand.

**1GB = 1 billion bytes. Assumes an approximate size of about 1.3 MB per eBook, and average audiobook length of 6.5 hours with 28.8MB per hour. Some storage space utilized by software.
17605535031670846090.jpgStories that love to stay up late
ComfortLight PRO's adjustable brightness and blue light reduction technology limits eyestrain and lets you read well into the night, without affecting your sleep. So you don't have to put your eReader to bed until you're ready.
10622762621670846102.jpg So much to discover
Kobo Libra 2 delivers weeks of battery life††, an integrated eBookstore experience, local library borrowing‡, and Pocket support to save and read online articles.

††dependent on individual usage.
‡OverDrive available only in select countries. eBook availability varies by library location.
7” HD E Ink Carta 1200 touchscreen
300 PPI, 1264 x 1680 resolution with Dark Mode

1 GHz

WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth® wireless technology, and USB-C

Weeks of battery life*
*Dependent on individual usage.

IPX8 - up to 60 mins in 2 metres of water

Front Light
ComfortLight PRO – Adjustable brightness and colour temperature

TypeGenius: 12 different fonts and over 50 font styles

144.6 x 161.6 x 9 mm

Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process.

Supported Formats
15 file formats supported natively (EPUB, EPUB3, FlePub, PDF, MOBI, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBZ, CBR)
Kobo Audiobooks**
**Audiobooks available only in select countries. Bluetooth® wireless headphones or speaker required.

English, French, French (Canada), German, Spanish, Spanish (Mexico), Italian, Catalan, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Turkish, Japanese, Traditional Chinese
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    Good find!
    It's the best reader on the market, much more flexible and better to use than the Kindle.
    Great value at full price, but this is a steal.
    Wouldn't be without mine.
    ps if you get one, go to Mobileread to find out how to customise it to your own preferences, making it even better.
    ps if you buy from Rakuten Kobo themselves online, you get a two year guarantee. (edited)
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    What exactly makes this any better than say a kindle paperswhite 3?
    Here's a comparison with the 2021 Paperwhite. Big thing that is missing there for me is that the Libra can easily sync with Overdrive making it very easy to borrow books from libraries. Kindles can't connect with Overdrive in the UK.

    I could also never go to an ereader without buttons but that's personal preference. (edited)
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    I have the Kobo Clara 2e, my third Kobo. They are the best on the market, so much more open and flexible than Kindle as they allow you to read various formats from any source. Some Kindle books can be converted to allow reading on Kobo but amazon keep changing the format to try and force you into using their devices.
    The Kindle can handle epub files now, apart from pdf. But no library integration in UK.
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    I have this e-reader and I can't recommend it enough, it way better than kindle (edited)
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    I have this, paid a lot more than this a year or so ago. It’s a brilliant e-reader - love mine.
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    Mine broke on Christmas eve so just looked for a new one - prices have gone up this is between 159 and 189 - so will wait a week or 2 before buying
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    I just need a usb-c oasis...
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    Love mine. Good upgrade over the Kindle. Can use Pocket for web articles, epub, more file support and Libby for Library books over the Kindle!

    Red Hot. (edited)
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    Love my kobo Clara, heat for this.
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    Can this read Kindle library?
    You cannot easily open books purchased (free or with a cost) through Amazon's eco-system. Amazon fiercely defends the right for their items only to be opened on their devices.