Kobo has introduced a new e-reader this week in the form of the Kobo Libra H20 which will be available to preorder from September 10th, 2019 onwards and will officially launch both online and in high street stores a little later on September 17th 2019 priced at $169.99.
The design of the Kobo Libra H20 has been influenced by the previously launched Forma e-reader but offers a smaller form factor equipped with a 7-inch E Ink display offering users a resolution of 1680×1264 pixels and 300ppi. To accompany the launch of the Libra H20, Kobo has also designed a new “e-reading interface” which will shortly roll out across the full range of Kobo’s e-readers providing extra tools for users to help increase their reading comprehension thanks to a new “reading for understanding” strategy from Kobo.
For example one new feature is the e-book scrubber, providing smaller page previews that sit on top of the current page you are viewing, enabling you to navigate through smaller previews at any time. Similar to that already available on the Amazon Kindle devices. Other features include updated headers providing a quick glance at the current chapter you are reading and how many pages you have left in it as well as a new footer revealing where you are in the current book.
For more details and to preorder the Kobo Libra H20 for delivery on September 17th, 2019 jump over to the official Kobo website.