Rakuten Kobo eReaders Officially Launched In Malaysia

Also launched was the localised bookstore that includes Malay, Tamil, and Chinese language books.

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Rakuten Kobo, recently announced the launch of its eReaders and localised bookstore in Malaysia.

The launch includes a partnership with Ingram Micro Malaysia as well as key retailers throughout Malaysia.

Now Malaysian have access to millions of eBooks and audiobooks at kobo.com, including tens of thousands of titles in Malay, Tamil, and Chinese languages.

To read or listen to these books,  Rakuten introduces the full Kobo eReader line-up: 6-inch Kobo Nia, 7-inch Kobo Libra 2, 8-inch Kobo Sage, and the newest addition, the Kobo Clara 2E.

About Kobo Clara 2E

The Kobo Clara 2E is Kobo’s first 6-in waterproof eReader. It supports Bluetooth for listening to Kobo Audiobooks. 

It is made out of 85% recycled plastic — including 10% ocean-bound plastic and features a 6-in HD E Ink Carta 1200 glare-free screen, with Dark Mode and ComfortLight PRO with blue light reduction.

The Kobo Clara 2E can last for a week on a single charge, has 16GB of storage (enough for 12,000 eBooks or 75 Kobo Audiobooks, and can survive being two meters under water for up to 60 minutes.

It is also compatible with Pocket, a service that lets you save and read online articles.

Specifications & Availability

The Rakuten Kobo eReaders are available in Malaysia via authorized distributors from early September. 

The new Kobo Clara 2E is priced at MYR699, while Kobo Nia, Kobo Libra 2 and Kobo Sage are priced at MYR499, MYR929 and MYR1,299 respectively.

Kobo eReaders are now available at kobo.com, as well as key retailers such as Mono Digital, All IT Hypermarket, Flash Gadgets, Quantum Gadgets, Popular Malaysia, and SMB + Enterprise.

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