Kobo shows off its new Aura H2O, world's first eReader with a waterproof design. The device is IP67 certified and can withstand being submerged for up to 30 minutes in 1m of water with the USB port cover closed. The waterproof design should make the device safe to use near water, eliminating fears of using your eReader near a pool or at the beach.
The Aura H2O has a 1440 x 1080 pixels e-Ink screen with a pixel density of 256dpi. The device has WiFi and the screen includes a backlight for reading in low-light conditions.
Pricing will be around 179EUR, which is 20EUR more than the non-waterproof Aura HD.
Kobo Aura H2O is the first premium eReader to have a waterproof* and dustproof design that allows you to take it worry-free from the beach, to the bath, to your bed. Plus, with up to 2 months of battery life, you have the freedom to keep reading, wherever you go. So if you drop it in the bath or accidentally spill a drink on it, your Kobo Aura H2O will still work like new. Just use the included drying cloth to dry the screen, so you can get back to reading**.
Kobo Aura H2O has an extra-large, no-glare 6.8” Carta E Ink touchscreen that reads like print on paper – even in direct sunlight. With ClarityScreen+, you will get a high definition reading experience, with crisp, clear text for easy reading. Plus, with its fully adjustable ComfortLight directing light at the page and not your eyes, eyestrain is minimized day or night.