My Kobo Elipsa 2E arrived yesterday, so this morning I unboxed it and went through the initial set-up.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be testing it out, so (if you’re interested) keep checking my Kobo Elipsa 2E Review page for updates.
Inside the box was an inlay displaying the Kobo Elipsa 2E tablet and the stylus. Below the tablet, there was a Quick Start Guide, USB-C cable and two spare nibs for the stylus.
The Kobo stylus does not use the more standardised Wacom EMR technology, so will not work on other tablets (and styluses from other tablets are not compatible with Kobo devices). It is also battery-powered and needs to be charged via the USB-C port.
This is what the spare nibs look like:
After a long press on the power button, the Kobo Elipsa 2E boots up for the first time and shows the language selection screen:
Next, is the Wi-fi setup…
…followed by a software update…
…and the stylus setup (which involved plugging it into USB power for a few seconds):
Finally, I was asked if I wanted a free trial of Kobo Plus (which I declined for the moment):
And then I was presented with the Kobo home screen:
There are icons along the bottom for Home, My Books, My Notebooks, Discover, and More.
And that’s it for now.
When I feel I’ve become familiar enough with the Kobo Elipsa 2E, I’ll be writing my review and awarding it some ratings based on how I think it compares to other e-ink tablets on the market.
About the author
Dan Dutton is passionate about E-ink writing tablets, which bring together the pleasure of writing on paper with the power of digital technology. When he bought his first tablet, he realised that there wasn't a lot of unbiased information available for people that were considering buying an E-ink tablet, and so he built eWritable.