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Kobo Touch 2.0 is an entry-level e-reader, released in September 2015. It replaces the first-generation Touch that has been around since May 2011.
The new e-reader from Kobo doesn’t have the glowing display, like Kobo Glo, but on the other side the printed books don’t have it either.
Kobo Touch 2.0 launch price is $89.99. The price is lower than for the version of the basic Kindle model that doesn’t have ads – something the Kobo doesn’t have by default.
The price of the new Kobo is low enough to invest in a good cover. Obviously, it can be a solid and cheap case you can find on eBay, but maybe it’s time to think about something more elegant and fashionable.
In this overview, we collected for you the designs that can let you express your style without paying too much.
If you have owned the Kobo device before, you know what’s the biggest problem when it comes to covers – there are not enough designs that are tailored to a specific Kobo models.
There are lots of e-reader cases made specifically for Kindle (and Kindle Paperwhite in particular), but not for Kobo or Nook.
Happily, the Kobo Touch 2.0 can “borrow” the cases from other e-readers, thanks to the same dimensions.
Kobo Touch 2.0 dimensions ( height × width × depth )
|Kobo Touch 2.0||6.20 × 4.50 × 0.36||157 × 115 × 9.20|
|Kobo Glo HD||6.20 × 4.50 × 0.36||157 × 115 × 9.20|
|Kindle Voyage||6.40 × 4.50 × 0.30||162 × 115 × 7.60|
As you see, the new Kobo Touch has exactly the same size as Kobo Glo HD. That means most of the cases that fit Glo will also fit Touch.
What’s interesting, even the original cases from Kobo have a label saying: “for Glo HD and Touch 2.0”.
If that doesn’t give you enough options to choose from, you can extend the search to the cases made for Kindle Voyage.
The e-reader from Amazon is only 5 mm higher than Kobo Touch 2.0. That means most cases that use elastic corner straps (but not plastic shell) should be a good fit for both devices.
Kobo Touch 2.0 case – recommended sites
If you want to keep searching the web for the perfect Kobo Touch 2.0 case, start from the following sites.
Amazon – the giant online store offers the largest selection of all kinds of Kobo cases and accessories, including the original ones from Kobo. There are thousands of results for a search phrase “Kobo case”.
eBay – on eBay you can find many cases that are exactly made to fit a specific Kobo model, or are universal e-reader cases. They are unbranded, and that means you’ll be able to buy them for a lower – sometimes much lower – price.
Rakuten – while Amazon and eBay are obvious choices, there are also other sites to explore. One of them is Rakuten, an online store having the same owner as Kobo ebookstore.
Chapters Indigo – while the availability of original cases is limited on a Kobo website, you’ll find them all on Chapters Indigo. Plus, some of the accessories are actually cheaper than on Kobo.
Etsy – a top destination for vintage and handmade items, art, and supplies. There are sleeves made from a natural cotton, or customized felt covers, or jackets made from a genuine leather – the number of available items is endless!
We will be updating the post with new entries. If you have found an interesting case for Kobo Touch 2.0, don’t hesitate to share it with us. Use the comments section below – you can also add pictures.
10 fashionable Kobo Touch 2.0 cases and covers
Gala Born Kobo sleeve. From one of the most fashionable collections of e-reader cases on Etsy – Gala Born shop – comes this gorgeous floral & print design. Don’s say you don’t like it!
From a list of available sizes choose Kobo Glo, and the sleeve will nicely accommodate your Kobo Touch 2.0. ⇢ Etsy – $22.
Mulbess Kobo Stand Case Cover. It’s one of the most original e-reader covers. It doesn’t open horizontally but vertically and transforms into a reading stand. The case also easily folds back for convenient one-handed reading.
Mulbess case is available in several colors: Purple, Black, Blue, Green, Orange, and Pink (shown above). ⇢ Amazon – $14.99.
Caseable “Dialog with the Sky” Kobo Glo Case. Designed by Joy StClaire, the case is hand-crafted from recycled materials. Tough and rigid interior structure with neoprene padding gives a solid protection.
Explore Caseable website for other great designs for your Kobo Touch 2.0. You can also add your own photo and customize the look using online creation tool. ⇢ Caseable – $33.
Marston Bindery Classic Book Cover. These covers are a bit more expensive, as they are handcrafted using traditional bookbinding materials and techniques.
There are several book covers to choose from, plus you can personalize each one with your text. From a drop-down menu select a size for Kobo Glo. ⇢ eBay – $38.
Caseable “Floral Skull” Cover for Kobo. Fits Kobo Glo and Kobo Touch 2.0. The case is handmade to order from recycled materials and features a high-quality print on the front. You can further customize it by changing the interior color or adding text.
The “Floral Skull” was designed by Ali Gulec. There are plenty of other designs from this artist available. ⇢ Caseable – $33.
Gizmo Dorks Buhbo Reversible Sleeve. Fits Kobo Glo, Glo HD, and Touch 2.0. This cute neoprene sleeve features Panda character that is always in fashion. What’s more, you can flip it inside out and get a classic black look when you need it.
The Red Panda version is also available. ⇢ eBay – $8.99.
Petite Le Ru Cotton Sleeve. Elegant classic sleeve crocheted from soft cotton. Two colors are combined: classic black and light gray.
From a Device drop-down menu select “Kindle Voyage”. You can also type exact dimensions of Kobo Touch 2.0 in the message to seller when placing an order. ⇢ Etsy – $17.
Gala Born Crochet Lace Kobo Sleeve. Here is another Kobo Touch 2.0 case handmade by Gala Born. It’s hand-crafted from a rustic linen fabric of natural gray color.
What makes this sleeve stand out is a crocheted lace of milky white color covering the part of the front and back. ⇢ Etsy – $30.
Handmade Berlin Kobo Sleeve. The three style movable bow is the original design of Handmade Berlin. The sleeve is hand-crafted from eco-friendly materials and closes with a button.
To get the sleeve exactly fitting your Kobo Touch 2.0, type its dimensions in the message to seller when checking out. ⇢ Etsy – $25.
JAVOedge Blue Butterfly Universal E-reader Case. A universal case from JAVOedge fits any 6-inch e-reader, including Kobo Touch 2.0. You should be satisfied with this lightweight and well-finished case and premium materials.
In this design series, there are as much as nine gorgeous colors to choose from, including Flower Garden, Blossom, Rosebud, and Blue Butterfly (shown above). ⇢ Amazon – $12.99.
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Kobo Touch 2.0 / 2015
Get started e-reading with Kobo Touch 2.0 for a simple, personal and convenient reading experience.
The 6″ anti-glare touchscreen allows for natural and comfortable reading, even in direct sunlight.
Enjoy easy and instant access to Kobo’s 24/7 ebookstore as well as the ability to customize your fonts and margins.
Store and carry thousands of eBooks with 4GB of on-board memory and read an entire ebook on a single charge with up to 2 months of battery life.
Kobo Touch 2.0 provides a natural reading experience on a 6” anti-glare touchscreen – making it easy to read in direct sunlight. Additionally, customize your reading to your heart’s content with 11 font styles and 35 sizes, as well as exclusive weight and sharpness settings.
Highly portable, and with 4GB of on-board storage, you can carry up to 3,000 ebooks with you. With a battery life of up to 2 months, read an entire ebook on a single charge and enjoy the freedom of leaving your charger behind.
Instant access to Kobo’s 24/7 ebookstore with Wi-Fi. With millions of the best ebooks at your fingertips, you have the ability to start your next read whenever you want.
Discovering your next great read is easy with personalized recommendations, free previews and reviews or by simply browsing the Kobo ebookstore.
|Screen:||6” Pearl E Ink touchscreen|
|Size:||157 x 115 x 9.2 mm|
|Storage:||4 GB on-board memory, holds up to 3,000 ebooks|
|Customizability:||TypeGenius: 11 different fonts and 35 sizes to choose from
Exclusive font weight and sharpness settings
|Supported formats:||Ebooks: EPUB, EPUB3, PDF, and MOBI
Images: JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP and TIFF
Text: TXT, HTML, XHTML, and RTF
Comic Books: CBZ and CBR
Supports EPUB and Adobe DRM. Read books borrowed from your public library.
|Connectivity:||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
|Battery Life:||Up to 2 months|
|Languages:||English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Brazilian, Portuguese, Japanese|
|Other:||No advertising, no interruptions|
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