Pick of the Week: Kobo Aura H2O

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Reading is my absolute favourite pastime, but in the first four years of parenthood I read a total of three books (sigh). But now that my kids are getting a little older and I actually have time to read again (a huge parenting milestone!) I started shopping around for an e-reader with a lot of storage and one I wouldn’t have to worry about charging after every use.

I bought my first reader a few years ago to double as a reader and tablet, but found that the glare from the sun made it unreadable outdoors and I was always uneasy having it around water with kids. Enter the Kobo Aura H20 I picked up for my recent family March Break getaway. It fit easily in my purse for the plane and at the bottom of my beach bag (also filled with sand toys, wet bathing suits and sunblock) and I didn’t have to worry about it getting wet or losing charge.

The Kobo Aura H2O holds up to 6,000 eBooks, and it has weeks of battery life and it’s waterproof for up to 60 minutes in up to 2 metres of water. The coating technology applied to the device’s interior allows it to be fully submerged without the need for port covers. And the device is also easy to read in direct sunlight due to its anti-glare E Ink display, for a print-on-paper like reading experience. Let the summer reading commence once again!

The Kobo Aura H2O is available for $199.99 CAD at kobo.com and select retailers.


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