Booklovers love Kobo eReaders. Their newest one, the Kobo Elipsa, is the first from Kobo to use a stylus that lets you do so much more with your e-reader. With new features that offer a great reading experience, the Elipsa will sure change your reading habits. In this contest, Best Buy and Kobo are giving you a chance to win one of three Kobo eReaders: an Elipsa, a Libra H2O, and a Nia. These prizes were tested by Best Buy Blog Editor, Martin Renaud, and now we are giving them away. Read this article to learn my top five things you can do with an Elipsa, then enter for a chance to win one of three Kobo ereaders.
Get more than just an eReader with Kobo
I’m sure many avid readers would agree that all of us have different reading habits. For me I like to engage with a book in many ways. If you take one book from my bookshelf, it’s likely that you’d see an assortment of scribblings on every page, some underlines, highlights, annotations—even drawings. It’s my way of active reading, which helps me understand better. That’s why when I learned about the Kobo Elipsa, I became so excited to know that I can do all these with an e-reader.
If you want to know more about this line of Kobo eReaders, read Martin Renaud’s recent review comparing the Kobo Elipsa, Libra H2O, and Nia. You can also watch a video of his review. And be sure to check out the complete Kobo selection available at Best Buy.
5 tips to make the most out of your Kobo Elipsa
My favourite of the three e-readers we are giving away in this contest is the Kobo Elipsa. Whether you’re reading at home, on the train, or on a good alone time at a café, there are so many things you can do with an Elipsa. Here I share a few tips that I believe will improve your reading experience.
1. Build a virtual library at your fingertips
Kobo has millions of titles available on its database that you can download on all Kobo eReaders, from the Kobo Nia to Libra H2O. From the Kobo store, you can easily find and download a whole lot of titles you want, from novels, poetry, autobiographies, nonfiction, to self-help. And the best thing is that you have all of them in one place, so you can always pick one that suits your mood anytime of the day.
The 10.3 inch Kobo Elipsa is easy to carry. Pack it up in your bag, and you have with you your entire virtual library wherever you go.
2. Mark up the page with the Kobo eReader stylus
If you’re like me who likes to scribble a lot right on the page. You’ll be so impressed with how the Kobo Elipsa lets you do this on an e-reader. The Elipsa features a dedicated stylus which is great to accompany your every reading.
Jot down your thoughts as you read right on the page. Comment on what you think about a certain character or scene. Write down quick reactions like whoa! for sections where you find some writing that impresses you. Draw sad face emojis for harrowing events, or a lightbulb for great ideas. After finishing a book, your annotations bookmark the sections you want to read again or come back to in your book club discussions, if you’re part of one.
3. Turn your Kobo Elipsa into your all-in-one notepad
With the Kobo Elipsa, you can create multiple notebooks all in one place. Open a lined notebook for your daily journal, a dotted notebook for a customized planner, a grid notebook for your mathematical charts and diagrams, or a plain white page for your sketches. Whatever you need a notebook for, you can create one the way you like it. And the best part is you can then transfer them to your own computer.
4. Get quick reference access
The Kobo Elipsa, as well as other Kobo eReaders like the Kobo Nia and Libra H2O give you quick access to the built-in dictionary or Wikipedia with a touch of a finger. When you’re using the dictionary, simply press and hold on a word that you want defined. Then as you see a line appear below the word, lift your finger and the definition will flash on the screen.
Kobo offer several dictionaries in different languages, so you can add a dictionary in the language you need. This feature really comes in handy, as it saves you the hassle of checking the definition from a physical or online dictionary.
5. Borrow books from Overdrive
The Kobo Elipsa has a built in Overdrive feature which allows you to borrow from your local public library. Similarly, you have access to Overdrive from the Kobo Nia or Libra H2O as well. Nowadays many major libraries across Canada lend ebooks through Overdrive and you only need your library card to have access to titles that your library has available on the free ebook database. Use your Kobo Elipsa to browse, download, and place a hold on select titles you want to read.
There’s a Kobo eReader for any type of reader
Apart from the Kobo Elipsa, there’s a whole range of Kobo eReaders for everyone. Fancy reading by the pool? The Kobo Libra H2O is a waterproof e-reader, which makes for a great companion for your beach vacations or even in your regular bath time. The Kobo Nia, on the other hand, is one of Kobo’s smallest e-readers that’s perfect for braving those jam-packed train rides with one hand on the handrail.
Know which Kobo eReader suits you by visiting the Kobo page on Best Buy Canada.
How to Enter
Entering this contest is easy and you can enter twice.
- In a comment below, tell us one book released this year you’d recommend to Best Buy Blog readers and why.
- In a comment on Martin’s review, tell us which among the Kobo Elipsa, Libra H2O, or Nia would you like to own and why.
What you will win
At the end of this contest, we’ll randomly select three eligible entries to receive one of the e-readers that Martin tested in his review: Kobo Libra H2O 7″ Digital eReader with Touchscreen, Kobo Nia 6″ Digital eReader with Touchscreen, and Kobo Elipsa Pack with 10.3″ Digital eReader, Stylus & SleepCover Case.
This contest runs from November 24th to December 8th.
Remember you can enter twice, by entering one comment below and another comment on Martin’s review. Once you’re done entering, feel free to browse for upcoming ebook releases for the new year and list all of them in a piece of paper you can pin on a wall. Do it for good luck! Who knows you might be reading all of them soon on your very own e-reader.