Kobo Fends Off Dust and Water in Aura H2O

The ‘world’s first’ waterproof eReader has been introduced by Kobo. The Aura H2O uses a 6.8″ Carta E Ink screen (an upgrade from the Aura HD’s (Display Monitor Vol 20 No 16) Pearl technology) with 1430 x 1080 resolution. It runs on a 1GHz processor and boasts IP67 protection. The battery will last for two months. Compared to the Aura HD, the H20 is lighter (233g) and thinner (9.7mm). It will go on sale in the UK on 1st October, for £115 ($190) ex VAT.