Review: The Kobo Sage is a great multifunctional e-book reader – but at a cost
It also has a whopping 32GB of storage space. It might not seem like much when cell phones have more than one these days, but with an average epub book of around 1MB, that will store enough books to hold it. read one a day for almost 90 years.
Part of that space is of course reserved for audiobooks, with Bluetooth connectivity added for the first time so you can listen with your favorite headphones.
The feature works fine, but it’s not something that interests me. I don’t listen to books in bed, only when I’m exercising or driving. More importantly, you’re currently limited to using Kobo’s own audiobook store.
It didn’t take me long to realize that I wouldn’t buy there regularly. They have a lot of audiobooks, but they don’t come cheap. Typical new versions were $ 30- $ 50 and that’s way over and above what I’m willing to pay.
Another feature first brought to this size of eReader is the ability to handwrite annotations in your books using the Kobo stylus.
You can do this with the previously launched Elipsa, but it’s bigger and a lot more bulky to use in bed. It’s a better integrated experience here because of the size alone.
The use of the stylus, as it was when I tried it before, is very good.
Not only is it natural thanks to the touch of the stylus on the screen, but it’s also great for recognizing even my bad handwriting.