FutureFive NZ - Kobo unveils the new Aura H20 - the eReader you can take anywhere

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Kobo unveils the new Aura H20 - the eReader you can take anywhere

Kobo recently announced its newest addition to the family of eReaders, the Aura H20, essentially a refreshed version of their original waterproof eReader.

With winter fast approaching, Kobo’s new product couldn’t have come at a better time. According to Kobo, you can take the Aura H20 wherever you go as it has a number of features to allow you to enjoy it anywhere.

These include its anti-glare E Ink display for a print-on paper like reading experience (allowing it to be easily read in direct sunlight), its ComfortLight PRO reduces blue-light spectrum to make it more suitable for a bed time activity and it’s also waterproofed, meaning you can read it in the bath without a worry - the coating technology applied to its interior means it can be fully submerged without the need for port covers.

Its ComfortLight PRO technology won the seal of approval from Colleen Carney, Associate Professor and Director of the Sleep and Depression Laboratory at Ryerson University, who said devices that eliminate blue light work well for those who enjoy reading before bed

The Kobo Aura H20 comes with 8GB of storage, meaning you can store up to 6,000 eBooks on it - imagine trying to carry that!

It also boasts weeks of battery life and 512 MB of RAM meaning page turns are quick and seamless, with a 6.8” Carta E-Ink touchscreen display.

There are also a number of customisable options, including weight and sharpness settings, 50 font sizes and 11 font types, margins, highlightable passages, notes and a dictionary.

CEO of Rakuten Kobo, Michael Tamblyn says they’re delighted to be offering this new device.

“We know our most passionate readers are invariably looking for ways to expand their reading lives, and the new Kobo Aura H2O enables them to read anywhere and everywhere they go—to make the most out of every day,” Tamblyn says.

“This device makes it possible to take your entire library with you, without having to choose which beloved story to take along; take them all and make the most of that much-needed ‘me’ time to enjoy your next great read.”

The new Kobo Aura H2O will first be available for purchase in Australia and New Zealand as of July.

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