Kobo Sage: Enjoy every feature Kobo offers at your fingertips- read, write and listen. Kobo Sage is designed to inspire and boasts every feature at your fingertips, so you can enjoy the most luxurious reading experience Kobo has to offer—which now includes Bluetooth® wireless technology so you can listen to Kobo Audiobooks*. In addition to top-of-the-line features, you can take Kobo Sage to the next level with custom designed accessories, such as our versatile SleepCovers, all-new PowerCover, and compatible Kobo Stylus. With Kobo Sage, our world class product designers and software developers built our most accomplished eReader ever with every Kobo eReader feature at your fingertips. Complete with a 8” HD flush E Ink Carta 1200 glare-free screen, ComfortLight PRO adjustable brightness and temperature control, and 32 GB of storage, Kobo Sage is ergonomically engineered for total comfort
Getting Started with Kobo Sage
At first glance, you’ll see that Kobo Sage’s glare-free 8” HD flush E Ink Carta 1200 touchscreen is 1400 x 1920 resolution (300 ppi). The technology provides faster display, quicker page turns and deeper contrast. At 160.5 mm x 181.4 mm x 7.6 mm and weighing 240.8 g, it’s the perfect size for devoted readers. With a 1,200 mAh battery, enjoy reading for weeks on end with a single charge, depending on individual usage. Kobo Sage is Wi-Fi enabled, and has a Quad Core @ 1.8 GHz processor with 32GB of storage for all your eBooks, Kobo Audiobooks and PDFs.
Start Reading Right Away
Your device has been pre-loaded with a selection of popular Kobo Audiobook and eBook titles, specifically chosen by our local Rakuten Kobo book experts, so you can explore the functionality of the device at your earliest convenience. When reading late, control brightness and blue light with ComfortLight PRO, adjusting colour temperature to give your eyes a break so you can stay in the story longer, without affecting your sleep – or switch to Dark Mode for white text on black. Easily adjust the brightness by sliding your finger along the left-hand side of the screen, for the perfect lighting in any setting.
Read or be read to, your choice
Kobo Sage is one of our first eReaders with Bluetooth® wireless technology and Kobo Audiobooks support so you can dive into a story even when your hands are tied. Waterproof for up to 60 minutes in up to two metres of water, take your device anywhere you go worry-free. Enjoy the ease of Dropbox Support to read more, share more and do more with Kobo Sage.
To start listening to Kobo Audiobooks on Kobo Sage, simply pair your Bluetooth® wireless headphones or device, select one of the pre-loaded audiobooks in the device library and hit play. Use the handy page turn buttons to shift the audiobook forward or backward by 30 seconds. You can also adjust the playback speed when listening to a Kobo Audiobook via the options in the player at the top right corner of the screen. To extend the battery while listening, put Kobo Sage to sleep or close the SleepCover and control stop/start and volume through your Bluetooth® device.
Take the experience further with purpose-built Kobo accessories
With upgrade options including the Kobo Sage SleepCover, all new PowerCover and compatible Kobo Stylus. An evolution of our SleepCovers, the Kobo Sage PowerCover keeps your eReader luxuriously protected, and delivers on-the-go charging. Just slip your Kobo Sage into its PowerCover with easy magnetic attachment, and it will charge from the built-in battery. While PowerCover keeps your HD touchscreen safe, it also automatically sleeps and wakes the device when you open the cover.
The Kobo Stylus makes reading and marking up nonfiction reads, essays or assignments a breeze. With pressure sensitivity that mimics a ballpoint pen, the Kobo Stylus is completely customizable – choose the pen type, shade, line size and eraser size that suits your needs. The Kobo Stylus lets you write directly on the page, just like a pen on paper. Kobo Sage reacts to how much pressure you apply to adjust your writing stroke. Easily erase or highlight with helpful buttons. Use it to underline, circle, or highlight. When an idea sparks, write it down in the margins. Make every eBook and PDF* your own and easily save, organize, and find all your annotations.
*PDFs with digital rights management or permission limitations are not compatible with markups or annotations.
Access to limitless reading
Find millions of eBooks and Audiobooks in the Kobo eBookstore right on your eReader. Borrow eBooks from your local public library without leaving home, and read online articles you’ve saved to Pocket right on Kobo Sage. Relish in a distraction-free experience where you are one with your ideas – no notifications, just you and your eReader. Pay a visit to your local library straight from your Kobo Sage with OverDrive integration*. You can borrow eBooks remotely by connecting to your local public library—all you need is an active library card. Search for the eBooks you want and choose to borrow or buy.
*OverDrive is only available in select countries including: Canada, the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. eBook availability varies by library location.
Enhanced eBook Navigation
The enhanced eBook navigation provides increased awareness of where you are in an eBook, allowing you to seamlessly skim an entire book, jump to a new location, or go back to your original page, all without fear of losing your place. Our enhanced eBook navigation is available across the entire family of Kobo eReaders including, Kobo Nia, Kobo Clara HD, Kobo Libra H2O, Kobo Libra 2, Kobo Forma, Kobo Sage and Kobo Elipsa.
The benefits of E Ink
The device’s E Ink touchscreen displays crisp-clear fonts that replicate a print on paper reading experience. The electronic ink screen has many benefits, including being easier on the eyes compared to smartphone and tablet LCD screens. What’s more, its glare-free display allows for endless summer days of reading in direct sunlight. Netronix is our device manufacturer.