- Kobo Plus and its competition with Amazon Kindle Unlimited and Prime Reading
- Three subscription levels and access across Kobo devices and apps
- Kobo launches Kobo Elipsa 2E, a touchscreen e-reader with audiobook support
The Kobo company has launched its Kobo Plus subscription plan in the US for $7.99 per month. This plan offers access to a selection of 1.3 million books from its library, although not all titles.
This new subscription plan competes with Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited plan, which costs $9.99 per month. In addition, Amazon also offers Prime Reading, a small selection of books available through your $119 a year Prime subscription.
Three subscription levels in Kobo Plus
The Kobo Plus plan offers three subscription levels: Kobo Plus Read, which allows you to read unlimited books for $7.99 per month, Kobo Plus Listen, which offers access to over 100,000 audiobooks for $7.99 per month, and a combined subscription that includes both books as audiobooks for $9.99 a month.
Kobo Plus subscribers can access titles on all Kobo devices and the Kobo app. Additionally, the company enables offline reading of books through its iOS, Android, and Desktop apps.
Kobo Plus was already available in countries like the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, France, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and now the US has been added to the list.
Launch of Kobo Elipsa 2E
Kobo has also launched the Kobo Elipsa 2E e-reader, which has excellent features for both the most demanding and those who need to be creative.
It has a 10.3-inch E Ink Carta 1200 type electronic ink screen, which provides a 227dpi resolution and is touchscreen for easy and comfortable reading. In addition, it has ComfortLight PRO technology that allows you to adjust the color temperature to reduce the incidence of blue light on eye health, and it has its own dark mode.
The Kobo Elipsa 2E has 32GB of internal storage and wide compatibility with different formats of electronic books. You also have access to the cloud via Dropbox and in the future Google Drive, and it has dual band WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity to sync headphones and enjoy audiobooks.
The device can be used for weeks without being plugged in, as the 2,400mAh battery is recharged via a USB Type-C port.
In addition, it includes a rechargeable Kobo Stylus 2 that allows you to annotate and create new documents that are stored in Dropbox.
The price of the Kobo Elipsa 2E is $399.99.