The Kobo Aura H2O is a perfect size waterproof e-reader that you can take to the beach.
If the 7.8-inch Kobo Aura One screen is too big for you, you'll love the new Kobo Aura H2O. It has the same cool design and water resistance level as the One, but its 6.8-inch E-Ink Letter touch screen is much more manageable to hold.
The screen is super sharp with 265 dpi that imitates printing. It also has Kobo's ComfortLight PRO technology, which reduces exposure to blue light, so reading does not keep you awake all night.
The body of the H2O e-reader resembles the Aura One, so it is made of a good plastic grip. It also has an IPX8 rating, so you can submerge it in two meters of water for up to 60 minutes without damaging it. If there was ever an e-reader to take to the beach, this is the perfect one.
It has 8 GB of integrated storage, which supports up to 6,000 e-books. Kobo's electronic readers support 14 file formats, including EPUB, EPUB3, PDF, MOBI, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBZ and CBR.
Some ebooks will not work, of course, so if you own titles from Amazon's Kindle store or Apple's iBooks store, do not buy this e-reader. Otherwise, this would be a good option, and Kobo has its own library with more than five million titles to complement your collection.
Expert reviewers give good reviews to the e-reader, including Digital Trends, TechRadar and Stuff TV. Our past experience with other Kobo electronic readers has been positive, and we hope that this is also impressive.
Pros: The good-sized, water-resistant, affordable blue light filter is compatible with many e-book formats
Cons: does not support Kindle files