Kobo Sage is meant to be the successor of the Kobo Forma and features an 8″ Eink display where you can also draw and write using their stylus (sold separately for $40) and get the handwritten notes converted to text. It comes with 32GB of storage and USB-C for charging and sideloading ebooks from PC.
The Sage is waterproof with an IPX8 rating. Audiobooks are supported but there is no audio port, so you need to have bluetooth headphones or speakers to listen to them. Check the table below for the full specs-
|Release Date||19 Oct 2021|
|Price||$259 (+40$ for stylus)|
|Buy From||Kobo Official site|
|Screen||8" HD flush E Ink Carta 1200 touchscreen|
|Resolution||1440 x 1920 px|
|CPU||Quad Core 1.8 GHz|
|Supported Formats||EPUB, EPUB3, FlePub, PDF, MOBI, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBZ, CBR (& Kobo AudioBooks).|
|Audiobooks||Yes (in select countries)|
|Frontlight||ComfortLight Pro with cold and warm settings|
|Waterproof||IPX8 - up to 60 mins in 2 metres of water|
|Dimensions||160.5 x 181.4 x 7.6 mm|
Price, Where to Buy
The Kobo Sage retails for 259$ and you can pre-order it from Kobo’s official site. The product will start shipping on 19 october 2021. Pretty soon it’ll probably be available for purchase from major stores like Amazon too.