Kobo make waterproof e-reader

28 August 2014

bath Are you clumsy but like reading in the bath? Do you have rivers of moisture leaking from your face, ruining everything you ever hold in your equally sodden palms?

Well, Kobo are here to help with their e-book device called the Aura H2O, which is waterproof and launching in the UK.

The e-reader is so waterproof that it can be submerged for 29 minutes and it'll be fine. This means you can read The Little Mermaid while thrashing around under the surface of the water for a bit, while dressed up as Ariel.

Or, you could read some depressing poetry while you drown yourself. It is entirely up to you, really. Kobo's device is apparently dust-proof too, which is handy for the beach or if you are a cowboy who works on a ranch.

Michael Tamblyn, president of Kobo, said: "When we asked our customers what held them back from reading more ebooks, many told us they love to read in the bath, by the pool, or on the beach, but believed that devices and water didn't mix."

"We designed the Kobo Aura H2O, our latest premium eReader, so that ebooks could be just as common at the beach or in the bath as they are on the bus or in bed," he added.

It has a 6.8in screen, 4GB of memory (which you can expand with a microSD card), two months of battery life and will be on sale from 1st October costing £139.99.

Or you could just carry on buying paper books if you think e-readers are a massive crock. No-one's forcing you to do anything.

TOPICS:   Gadgets

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