Kobo has announced a brand new E-ink touchscreen eReader in its Aura range, but this time the reader comes packing a difference, and IP67 certified deference. The Kobo Aura H2O is the world’s first Waterproof eBook and is designed to fit perfectly into the lifestyle of those who like to read whilst they soak.
The H2O (see what they did there…) is fully waterproof, not just splash resitand so the device can be fully submerged under water with no issues. Reading you latest literature obsessing will now be risjk free for those of us who like a good soak n book combination.
The Aura H2O’s IP67 certification means that it can be submerged it in up to one metre of water for up to 30 minutes, which means accidents won’t happen by the pool and those who like to read in public won’t be worried by the rain.
What’s more the Aura H20 is still an upgrade on the Kobo’s predecessor, the Kobo Aura HD. The H2o is lighter and thinner and its 6.8in E Ink touchscreen is sharper, plus the screen as a new anti-glare coating, making it ideal for reading outdoors on a sunny day.
Inside the eReader there is 4GB memory which is expandable, a battery that’ll last as long as two months on a single charge and a 1GHz processor that Kobo says makes page-turning swifter.
Launching from the 1st of October the Kobo Aura H2O will be available in the UK, US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands on launch for £140, US$180 or €180 depending on your currency.