Compare Kobo ereader models

Compare all Kobo e-readers on specifications and features using our Kobo e-reader comparison table!

This table contains all Kobo ereader models ever released, starting with the Kobo Original ereader released in 2010, to the newest color e-readers released in 2024 – and everything in between!

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Name Libra Colour Libra 2
Image Image Image
MSRP $219.99 $179.99
Released 2024 2021
Availability ⓘ Available Available
Current price ⓘ Kobo, Amazon Kobo, Amazon
Display specifications
Display type E Ink Kaleido 3 E Ink Carta 1200
Display size (inch) 7 7
Resolution (pixels) 1680×1264 1680×1264
Color display? Yes No
Pixel density (PPI) 300 PPI color: 150 PPI 300 PPI
Screen light? Yes: ComfortLight PRO Yes: ComfortLight PRO
Adjust color temperature? Yes Yes
Auto-rotate?
Touchscreen
Input options & features
Button controls?
Stylus input
Dark mode
Dropbox support
Audiobooks
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi? Wi-Fi 5 Wi-Fi 4
Hardware specifications
Internal storage 32 GB 32 GB
RAM 1000 MB 512 MB
CPU clock speed 2 GHz dual core 1 GHz
Ports & battery
MicroSD card reader?
3.5 mm AUX out?
Battery capacity (3.7V) 2050 mAh 1500 mAh
USB (charging) port USB-C USB-C
Physical specifications
Waterproof? Yes - IPX8 (60 mins, 2 meters) Yes - IPX8 (60 mins, 2 meters)
Size (cm H×W×D) 16.1×14.46×0.83 16.16×14.46×0.9
Weight (gram): 199.5 215
Size (inch H×W×D) 6.34×5.69×0.33 6.4×5.7×0.4
Weight (oz): 7.04 oz 7.6 oz
Color options Black, white Black, white
Accessories in the box
More info
Model number N428 N418
User guide / manual User Guide User guide
Official site link Kobobooks.com Kobobooks.com
Table options
Font size:
Great/yes
Good
Not good
Bad/no
NameImageMSRPReleasedAvailability Current price Display typeDisplay size
(inch)
Resolution (pixels)Color display?Pixel density (PPI)Screen light?Adjust color
temperature?
Auto-rotate?TouchscreenButton controls?Stylus inputDark modeDropbox supportAudiobooksBluetoothWi-Fi?Internal storageRAMCPU clock speedMicroSD card reader?3.5 mm AUX out?Battery capacity
(3.7V)
USB (charging) portWaterproof?Size (cm H×W×D)Weight (gram):Size (inch H×W×D)Weight (oz):Color optionsAccessories in the boxModel
number
User guide / manualOfficial site link
Libra Colourkobo-libra-colour$219.992024AvailableKobo,
Amazon
E Ink Kaleido 371680×1264Yes300 PPI
color: 150 PPI
Yes:
ComfortLight PRO
YesWi-Fi 532 GB1000 MB2 GHz dual core2050 mAhUSB-CYes - IPX8
(60 mins, 2 meters)
16.1×14.46×0.83199.56.34×5.69×0.337.04 ozBlack, whiteN428User GuideKobobooks.com
Clara Colourkobo-clara-colour$1492024AvailableKobo,
Amazon
E Ink Kaleido 361448×1072Yes300 PPI
color: 150 PPI
Yes:
ComfortLight PRO
YesWi-Fi 516 GB512 MB2 GHz dual core1500 mAhUSB-CYes - IPX8
(60 mins, 2 meters)
16.0×11.2×0.921746.30×4.41×0.366.14 ozBlackN367User GuideKobobooks.com
Clara BWkobo-clara-bw$129.992024AvailableKobo,
Amazon
E Ink Carta 130061448×1072No300 PPIYes:
ComfortLight PRO
YesWi-Fi 516 GB512 MB1 GHz1500 mAhUSB-CYes - IPX8
(60 mins, 2 meters)
16.0×11.2×0.921746.30×4.41×0.366.14 ozBlackN365User GuideKobobooks.com
Elipsa 2Ekobo-elipsa-2e$399.992023AvailableKobo,
Amazon
E Ink Carta 120010.31872×1404No227 PPIYes:
ComfortLight PRO
YesWi-Fi 532 GB1000 MB2 GHz dual core2400 mAhUSB-CNo22.7×19.3×0.753908.9×7.6×0.313.8 ozBlackKobo Stylus 2N605User GuideKobobooks.com
Clara 2Ekobo-clara-2e$129.992022AvailableKobo,
Amazon
E Ink Carta 120061448×1072No300 PPIYes:
ComfortLight PRO
YesWi-Fi 516 GB512 MB1 GHz1500 mAhUSB-CYes - IPX8
(60 mins, 2 meters)
15.9×11.2×0.871716.3×4.4×0.36.0 ozBlack/blueN506User guideKobobooks.com
Sagekobo-sage$259.992021AvailableKobo,
Amazon
E Ink Carta 120081920×1440No300 PPIYes:
ComfortLight PRO
YesWi-Fi 532 GB512 MB1.8 GHz quad core1200 mAhUSB-CYes - IPX8
(60 mins, 2 meters)
18.14×16.05×0.76240.86.3×7.1×0.38.5 ozBlackN778User guideKobobooks.com
Libra 2kobo-libra-2$179.992021AvailableKobo,
Amazon
E Ink Carta 120071680×1264No300 PPIYes:
ComfortLight PRO
YesWi-Fi 432 GB512 MB1 GHz1500 mAhUSB-CYes - IPX8
(60 mins, 2 meters)
16.16×14.46×0.92156.4×5.7×0.47.6 ozBlack, whiteN418User guideKobobooks.com
Elipsakobo-elipsa$399.992021AvailableKobo,
Amazon
E Ink Carta 120010.31872×1404No227 PPIYes:
ComfortLight
NoWi-Fi 532 GB1000 MB1.8 GHz quad core2400 mAhUSB-CNo22.75×19.3×0.763839.0×7.6×0.313.5 ozBlackSleepCover, Kobo StylusN604User guideKobobooks.com
Niakobo-nia$109.992020AvailableKobo,
Amazon
E Ink Carta61024×758No212 PPIYes:
ComfortLight
NoWi-Fi 48 GB256 MB0.9 GHz1000 mAhMicro-USBNo15.9×11.2×0.91726.3×4.4×0.46.1 ozBlackN306User GuideKobobooks.com
Libra H2Okobo-libra-h2o$169.992019DiscontinuedAmazonE Ink Carta HD71680×1264No300 PPIYes:
ComfortLight PRO
YesWi-Fi 48 GB512 MB1 GHz1200 mAhMicro-USBYes - IPX8
(60 mins, 2 meters)
15.9×14.4×0.781926.3×5.7×0.36.8 ozBlack, whiteN873User guideKobobooks.com
Formakobo-forma-e-reader$249.992018DiscontinuedAmazonE Ink Mobius Carta81920×1440No300 PPIYes:
ComfortLight PRO
YesWi-Fi 48 GB or 32 GB512 MB1 GHz1200 mAhMicro-USBYes - IPX8
(60 mins, 2 meters)
17.7×16×0.851977.0×6.3×0.36.9 ozBlackN782User guideKobobooks.com
Clara HDkobo-clara-hd$119.992018DiscontinuedAmazonE Ink Carta61448×1072No300 PPIYes:
ComfortLight PRO
YesWi-Fi 48 GB512 MB1 GHz1500 mAhMicro-USBNo15.96×11.0×0.841666.3×4.3×0.35.9 ozBlackN249User guideKobobooks.com
Aura H2O Ed. 2kobo-aura-h2o-edition-2$1802017DiscontinuedAmazonE Ink Carta6.81440×1080No265 PPIYes:
ComfortLight PRO
YesWi-Fi 48 GB512 MB1 GHz1500 mAhMicro-USBYes - IPX8
(60 mins, 2 meters)
17.2×12.9×0.882076.8×5.1×0.37.3 ozBlackN867User guideKobobooks.com
Aura Onekobo-aura-one$2302016DiscontinuedAmazonE Ink Carta HD7.81872×1404No300 PPIYes:
ComfortLight PRO
YesWi-Fi 48 GB512 MB1 GHz1200 mAhMicro-USBYes - IPX8
(60 mins, 2 meters)
19.51×13.85×0.692527.7×5.5×0.38.9 ozBlackN709User guideKobobooks.com
Aura Edition 2kobo-aura-edition-2$1192016DiscontinuedAmazonE Ink Carta61024×768No212 PPIYes:
ComfortLight
NoWi-Fi 44 GB256 MB1 GHz1500 mAhMicro-USBNo15.9×11.3×0.851806.3×4.4×0.36.3 ozBlackN236User guideKobobooks.com
Touch 2.0kobo-touch-2.0$612015DiscontinuedAmazonE Ink Pearl6800×600No167 PPINoNAWi-Fi 44 GB?1 GHz1500 mAhMicro-USBNo15.7×11.5×921856.2×4.5×0.46.5 ozBlackN587User guideDiscontinued
Glo HDkobo-glo-hd$1292015DiscontinuedAmazonE Ink Carta61448×1072No300 PPIYes:
ComfortLight
NoWi-Fi 44 GB512 MB1 GHz1500 mAhMicro-USBNo15.7×11.4×1.01806.2×4.5×0.46.3 ozBlackN437User guideDiscontinued
Aura H2Okobo-aura-h2o$1792014DiscontinuedAmazonE Ink Carta6.81440×1080No265 PPIYes:
ComfortLight
NoWi-Fi 44 GB512 MB1 GHz1500 mAhMicro-USBYes - IPX8
(30 mins, 1 meter)
17.9×12.9×0.972337.0×5.1×0.48.2 ozBlackN250User guideKobobooks.com
Aurakobo-aura$1492013DiscontinuedAmazonE Ink Pearl61024×768No213 PPIYes:
ComfortLight
NoWi-Fi 44 GB256 MB1 GHz1500 mAhMicro-USBNo15.0×11.4×0.811745.9×4.5×0.36.1 ozBlack, pinkN514User guideDiscontinued
Aura HDkobo-aura-hd$1692013DiscontinuedAmazonE Ink Pearl6.81440×1080No265 PPIYes:
ComfortLight
NoWi-Fi 44 GB?1 GHz1500 mAhMicro-USBNo17.57×12.83×1.172406.9×5.1×0.58.5 ozBlack, white, brownN204BUser guideKobo.com
Minikobo-mini$992012DiscontinuedAmazonE Ink Vizplex5800×600No200 PPINoNAWi-Fi 42 GB256 MB0.8 GHz1000 mAhMicro-USBNo13.3×10.2×1.01345.2×4.0×0.44.7 ozBlack, whiteN705User guideDiscontinued
Glokobo-glo$1292012DiscontinuedAmazonE Ink Pearl61024×768No213 PPIYes:
ComfortLight
NoWi-Fi 42 GB256 MB1 GHz1000 mAhMicro-USBNo15.7×11.4×1.01856.2×4.5×0.46.5 ozBlack, pink, blue, silverN613User guideDiscontinued
Touchkobo-touch$1292011DiscontinuedAmazonE Ink Pearl6800×600No170 PPINoNAWi-Fi 42 GB?0.8 GHz1000 mAhMicro-USBNo16.5×11.4×1.01856.5×4.5×0.46.5 ozBlack, white, silver, blue, lilacN905(B/C)User guideDiscontinued
WiFikobo-wifi$1992010DiscontinuedAmazonE Ink Vizplex6800×600No170 PPINoNA✔ (D-pad)Wi-Fi 41 GB??✔ (SD card)?Mini-USBNo18.4×12.0×1.02217.2×4.7×0.47.8 ozBlack, white, lilacN289User guideDiscontinued
Originalkobo-original$1492010DiscontinuedAmazonE Ink Vizplex6800×600No170 PPINoNA✔ (D-pad)No1 GB??✔ (SD card)?Mini-USBNo18.4×12.0×1.02007.2×4.7×0.47.1 ozBlack, whiteN416User guideDiscontinued

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2 thoughts on “Compare Kobo ereader models”

  1. It was actually three new models: Kobo Clara BW (Black & White), Kobo Clara Colour, and Kobo Libra Colour. All new models have been added to the table for comparison just now!

    Here are some side-by-side comparisons for the new models:
    Both new models with color screens: Kobo Libra Colour vs Kobo Clara Colour
    Both new Clara models: Kobo Clara BW vs Kobo Clara Colour
    The new Kobo Libra Colour vs Libra 2
    The new Kobo Clara BW vs Clara 2E

    All new Kobo models can be pre-ordered now, available on April 30th 2024.

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  2. There are two new Kobo e-reader models coming out soon: the Kobo Libra Colour and Kobo Clara Colour. Some details have already leaked, but I’m still waiting for the official announcement (hopefully with full specifications & features) before adding them to the table.

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