Rakuten Kobo is launching the new Kobo Aura H2O, an updated version of its waterproof e-reader that allows users "to read in direct sunlight due to its anti-glare E Ink display, for a print-on-paper like reading experience." The device features ComfortLight PRO, designed to "reduce blue-light spectrum," and HZO Protection "for worry-free reading near water." It will be offered in black, and retail for CA$199.99 (about US$145.80).
Starting May 22, the Kobo Aura H2O will be available in Canada at www.kobo.com and selected retailers (advance orders begin May 15). It will also be available on that date in the U.S., U.K., Italy, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Japan and Turkey. As of June, the device will be available in Sweden, and in July Australia, New Zealand, and Philippines; Mexico and Brazil will follow later this year.