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PCWorld

A waterproof e-reader worthy of your consideration

Kobo Aura H2O (2017)

from PCWorld
The Kobo Aura H20 Edition 2 is a waterproof and feature-packed e-reader that, provided they’ve not already amassed a large library of Amazon Kindle eBooks, that any book lover will enjoy—provided you don’t try to use it while it’s wet... Full review
Mobile Syrup

A waterproof e-reader for everyone else

Kobo Aura H2O (2017)

from Mobile Syrup
There’s something to be said about just how more consumer friendly Kobo is to its user. While its library is not as comprehensive as what Amazon offers, Kobo does allow its users to borrow books from their local library, sideload any e-books they may already own and download online articles using Pocket. In other words, there’s a price to be paid for playing in Amazon’s walled garden... Full review
TechRadar

The waterproof wannabe Kindle-killer

Kobo Aura H2O (2017)

from TechRadar
Kobo’s latest ereader is a solid upgrade on its previous model. It’s waterproof, it’s compact, it’s light – and did we mention it’s waterproof? The Aura H2O is definitely a contender in the ereader market, but is waterproofing enough to see off the Kindles?.. Full review
PC Magazine

A fantastic e-reader to take to the beach

Kobo Aura H2O (2017)

from PC Magazine
Though a bit pricier than the competition, the waterproof Kobo Aura H2O is the ultimate beach reader... Full review
TrustedReviews

Falls a little short, notably with its strange battery life and sluggish performance

Kobo Aura H2O (2017)

from TrustedReviews
A decent e-reader in certain scenarios – but uneven battery life and sluggish performance take the shine off... Full review
Alphr

Kindle’s distant rival provides a great read

Kobo Aura H2O (2017)

from Alphr
The Kobo is a great product that doesn’t put a foot wrong and if you’re happy not using Amazon for your book fix then it’s an easy recommendation. At £150 it’s a pricey, mind, but that’s the price you pay for a larger screen and waterproofing peace-of-mind. Essentially, it has everything you could want in an ebook reader. Except for those Amazon bargains, of course... Full review
Recombu

Water resistant, decent features

Kobo Aura H2O (2017)

from Recombu
If you have a deep love of reading in the bath, this device is a no-brainer. That water resistant design offers full peace of mind, while the improved performance and more compact build make it a more satisfying experience. Boosted by a well-stocked (and finally affordable) store, this new Aura H2O is a solid all-round eReader... Full review
Good E-Reader

Appealing to both casual and hardcore users

Kobo Aura H2O (2017)

from Good E-Reader
If you have purchased a Kobo e-Reader sometime within the last two years, this is not an essential upgrade. The only thing that it really has going for it is the new RGB lightning system and the new streamlined design. In terms of the new UI and software experience, it was pushed out to most Kobo branded devices a couple of months ago... Full review
TechRadar

Suitable for both bedtime and poolside reading

Kobo Aura H2O (2017)

from TechRadar
Kobo's latest ereader doesn't offer much we haven't seen before, but it's in a smaller and cheaper package than the Kobo Aura One and may be one of the most affordable ereaders this year... Full review
PCWorld

A big e-reader full of big ideas

Kobo Aura One

from PCWorld
The Kobo Aura One is a robust, versatile e-reader suitable for anyone who's not already heavily invested in the Amazon ebook ecosystem... Full review

Kobo Arc - a step backwards for e readers

Kobo Arc

I won a Kobo Arc as a prize in a draw. Very great to start with given I have had a first generation kindle for years that I like but it is limited to black and white. The price (zero) was about right. The unit is a power hog, buggy and has a very long/complicated setup. the current issu... More
I won a Kobo Arc as a prize in a draw. Very great to start with given I have had a first generation kindle for years that I like but it is limited to black and white. The price (zero) was about right. The unit is a power hog, buggy and has a very long/complicated setup. the current issue (unresolved) is that when plugged in to recharge - upon reaching 100% charge I lost all power and functionality. No window, no data and loss of all purchases. Conceptually I like the size and clarity of the screen but to be inundated with advertising every time I turn it on what I see is a purchased commercial rather than a handy device. Less

Great Tablet/ Ereader

Kobo Arc

I love this tablet, I have been using tapestries to help keep myself organized with school notes. The front facing speakers add a better experience for games and movies, as well as audio novels. The value is definitely there.
I love this tablet, I have been using tapestries to help keep myself organized with school notes. The front facing speakers add a better experience for games and movies, as well as audio novels. The value is definitely there. Less
John

Font size inadequate

Kobo Arc

For a person with poor vision, tablets are a way to continue enjoying reading. The font choices and the sizes available are inadequate to enable me to read this tablet. I was lead to believe that font sizes could be adjusted via touch screen (thumb & finger) but not so.The available adjustment just... More
For a person with poor vision, tablets are a way to continue enjoying reading. The font choices and the sizes available are inadequate to enable me to read this tablet. I was lead to believe that font sizes could be adjusted via touch screen (thumb & finger) but not so.The available adjustment just don't allow a big enough font Less

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