Eleven months after the release of the Forma e-reader, Kobo opens a new chapter with the Libra H2O: a concentrate of Kobo technologies including sealing and reading comfort as well as new reading functions.
This Kobo Libra H2O has all the features that the Kobo Forma or Kindle Oasis can offer, but at a lower price. It is all the same a little more expensive than the Kindle Paperwhite which is close to it and which also benefits from the striking force of Amazon for the bookstore. A simplified interface, accompanied by reading comfort – especially for the eyes – makes this new Kobo appeal to us. It remains to be seen what Kobo can offer even better next time…
- Le design.
- Reading functions.
- 8 GB internal memory.
- The “ComfortLight” night mode.
- The absence of a SIM card.
- Case not supplied.
NB: The reported price drop is calculated by comparing the lowest price of the day with the average of the lowest prices charged by all merchants for the product last month, with security rules to exclude prices from shops whose the VAT policy is not clear (known as “grey” shops, typically in the case of imports from China).
The Vivlio Touch HD Plus is surely the best equipped e-reader on the market at an affordable price. Some will blame it for the lack of a microSD port, but with 16 GB, you don’t have enough life to read the thousands of books it contains.
However, we are annoyed by the latencies, especially when it comes to scrolling through lists with your finger. Even switching from one page to another is not as fast as on a tablet or smartphone. Despite this downside, the Vivlio Touch HD Plus deserves some attention. It deserves a little more notoriety against the giants Kobo and Kindle.
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