The Kobo Elipsa is brand new and have just started shipping. In this comparison , we take a look at how this brand new Kobo product compares against the Onyx Boox Note 3, which has been one of the best products on the ereader market.

The Kobo Elipsa features a 10.3 inch E INK Carta 1200 display, which is really new. It features a 20% faster response time and a contrast ratio improvement of 15% over Carta 1000. This screen tech reduces pen writing latency, giving a more responsive user interface, and enables animation.

Having a large screen, always ensures that they resolution is quite respectable. It has a front-lit display with white LED lights for lowlight environments and you can adjust brightness with Comfort Light to read and write at night or try out 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. It does not have amber LED lights that provide a candlelight effect which is for that warm candlelight effect.

Here are the main differences. The Kobo has Bluetooth, but does not have the functionality to pair headphones or a speaker to listen to audiobooks.  When drawing, the latencyis better on the Elipsa. There is an integrated bookstore on the Elipsa, full of titles you would actually want to read, there is also Overdrive to borrow and read library books. Kobo does not even have an A2 mode.Kobo has more advanced features, such as the ability to solve math equations. The Elipsa has a better stylus.


The Onyx Boox Note 3 features an E INK Mobius touchscreen display. The screen is completely flush with the bezel and is protected by a layer of glass. It has both a front-lit display and color temperature system. This will allow you to read in the dark and mute the white LED lights with a combination of amber LED Lights. There are 28 LED lights in total, 14 are white and 14 of which are amber and they are placed on the bottom of the screen.

This device has Bluetooth 5.1 to connect up wireless accessories, such as headphones or an external speaker. You can listen to music or audiobooks via the rear speaker. You can also connect up USB-C enabled headphones that have analog/digital functionality.

Onyx, has Google Play, which uses to download and install apps, that is a huge deal. There are various speed modes to increase the performance,  Onyx has the better stock drawing app, since it has layers.  The stylus of the Onyx one is made of cheap plastic.


Post time: Jul-20-2021