New Tolino color e-reader

Author: Nicolas ᚚ

Tolino Shine Color german e-reader

This will come as no great surprise to observers: the German e-reader brand Tolino is also announcing color e-readers: the Tolino Shine Color and Tolino Vision Color.

Tolino is a brand that only distributes in certain European countries, such as Germany. In recent years, it has signed a partnership agreement with Kobo, which supplies the e-readers.

Now that Kobo has announced the Kobo Clara Colour and Kobo Libra Colour, the Tolino versions have also appeared.

The Tolino Shine Color is the Kobo Clara Colour with a 6-inch screen featuring Kaleido 3 color e-ink.

The Tolino Vision Color is an adaptation of the Kobo Libra Colour with a 7-inch Kaleido 3 color e-ink screen.

Tolino e-readers are not distributed in the USA. So you'll only come across them on certain e-commerce sites that import e-readers, or on the shelves of large German bookshops.

If you come across one, don't buy it.

The integrated bookshop is designed to provide books in different languages, but very few in English or Spanish. Compatible booksellers include Thalia, Weltbild, Bucher and Hugendubel.

As these are Kobo e-readers, there's no point in switching to a Tolino e-reader when Kobo e-readers are readily available in the USA - and almost everywhere else.

A new version of the Tolino Shine, based on the Kobo Clara BW, will also be available.

The release date for the new Tolino e-readers is a little surprising. While the new Kobo e-readers arrive at the end of April, these Tolino Shine Color and Tolino Vision Color e-readers are not expected until May and June 2024.


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