Kobo Aura H2O Edition 2Kobo Aura H2O Edition 2

Kobo Aura H2O Edition 2


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At Kobo, we never stop trying to make reading even better for booklovers around the world. Now, the original waterproof eReader just got even better, with the addition of ComfortLight PRO. Welcome to the new Kobo Aura H2O - you'll experience reading in a whole new light.

  • 6.8” HD Carta E Ink touchscreen delivers a print-quality reading experience
  • ComfortLight PRO reduces blue-light exposure for more comfortable nighttime reading
  • Borrowing eBooks has never been easier. Connect to your local public library right from your Kobo Aura H2O with built-in OverDrive.* Search for the eBooks you want and choose to borrow or buy; it's that simple.
  • Waterproof with HZO Protection™**
  • Store up to 6,000 eBooks with 8GB of memory

*Dependent on library participation, available through most public libraries in North America. eBook availability will vary based on library. 

**Meets requirements of IPX8 rating. Waterproof for up to 60 minutes in up to 2 metres of water.

Product name:Kobo Aura H2O Edition 2Product dimensions:5.08" H × 6.81" W × 0.35" LShipping dimensions:6.85" H × 8.66" W × 1.08" LShipping weight:0.84 lbs.Colour:BlackUPC:681495007318

Appropriate for ages: 13 - adult

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Beware: sensitive screen!!! I had my previous kobo for years with no problems, no scratches or dents at all. I have a cover but never bought a screen protector; it simply wasnt needed. Within a week of having my new Kobo Aura H20, i have a large scratch on the screen for no apparent reason. Watch out!!!!
Date published: 2019-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my new Kobo I just received an Aura H2O for Christmas and it’s great. I was a bit concerned when Overdrive didn’t seem to be supported but, after a quick update, it showed up in settings. When I signed into my account, the books I had on loan were waiting for me in My Books.
Date published: 2018-12-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Way to ruin Christmas Bought this for Christmas especially to access the Overdrive feature and surprise, surprise this unit doesn’t have it. Yes, it’ the H2O edition 2 and yes I checked the settings. Going back, Merry Christmas.
Date published: 2018-12-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love It! I prefer physical books but with modern technology and the rising popularity of e-books, I figured, why not give it a try. I have had my e-reader since mid-January and it works well. The reader has a really long battery life so it has served well for travelling. The only con: it isn't compatible with Overdrive, which is what I use to borrow e-books from the library. It is a bit of a hassle to do the download via a computer but otherwise, I love it!
Date published: 2018-05-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from fine As an ereader it's OK but just get the free app and use on whatever device you now have be it a computer, tablet or phone. No need to spend $200 on this.
Date published: 2018-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this Thing I love my kobo, as a book lover I find it very handy when traveling, I take it on the plane, everywhere. I love it
Date published: 2018-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from How did I live without it before!!! I was such a big adept of paper books....but only till my Kobo Aura H2O Edition 2 was delivered! #plumreview
Date published: 2018-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth it! I was a bit hesitant to spend the extra money to get the waterproof kobo. very glad i did as the first time in the bath I dropped it. Ops. I also like the feature to turn off the blue light when reading at night.
Date published: 2018-02-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay, not great I bought this just over a week ago because I wanted something other than an iPad to read on. I like the ComfortLight feature and the weight. I do find it a bit sluggish and a little finicky when tapping to turn the pages. My biggest disappointment is the battery life. I have WiFi turned off, natural light turned on and the brightness set around 50%. I load books via my computer, not WiFi. Admittedly I am a voracious reader but the battery only lasted 8 days before needing to be charged. Based on the advertising, I was hoping to get a few weeks out of it at least.
Date published: 2018-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! My husband bought one for our trip to Hawaii and specifically purchased the H2O. He loves it so much, and doesn't know why he didn't buy one sooner! Perfect for reading in the sun & at the beach with being water proof & looks like paper, so it's not a problem in the sun.
Date published: 2018-02-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from good bought it to my mom. She likes it but prefers a paper book
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Happy with this Purchase It's been simple to learn how to use. I've been building my collection, borrowing from the library, and it's so nice to have a variety of books to choose from where ever I go. The touch screen can be a little slow and awkward. I know it's not a tablet, but I hope they can improve on the e-ink technology. No other issues yet.
Date published: 2018-02-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do NOT buy This is a terrible ereader if you are planning to use OverDrive to borrow library books. Half the time it does not work, with an authentication error that Kobo themselves are unable and unwilling to solve. Ending up returning it as they continued to not be able to fix the problem. Do yourself a favour and if you are wanting to use OverDrive, spend the extra $50 to get the Kobo Aura One. Not Chapters fault, but Kobo has very poor customer service. Not impressed at all with them.
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from HORRIBLE. DO NOT BUY. THIS IS NOT HYPERBOLE. It's 12:30am on Friday night, I get into bed, turn on my 2-week old Kobo and NOTHING. Completely unresponsive. I plug it into my computer and NOTHING. Completely unresponsive. I Google all the different ways to reset it and NOTHING. This piece of you know what eReader is completely dead at 2 WEEKS OLD!!! And just like that I will NEVER EVER buy a Kobo again. Consider yourself warned. Go buy a Kindle instead.
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love my Kobo. I got this as a gift for an upgrade from my old one. I was disappointed that it doesn't seem to run super quick, but other than that I love it. I love that is has a back light which can be adjusted so you don't get any blue light to make sure you sleep more soundly. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for library books First e-reader and opted for this over the Kindle, since it can be used to read library books. There are time when the screen lags from page to page, but otherwise works well.
Date published: 2017-12-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great Very solid option for Ereader
Date published: 2017-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great e-reader I have been researching and comparing e-readers before any purchase The H2)Aura 2 is exactly what I dreamed about. I like a larger screen, and its natural light feature
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mum loved it! My mum loved it! It's perfect for travel and battery is really good!
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Does exactly what I need it to do. Good size, not heavy, good back light.
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love my Kobo I bought this kobo, my third (broke the screen on the last), 24 days ago. I charged it and loaded it with books. I read 5 books, 34 hours of reading, and have now plugged it in for the second time. The battery was at 17%. I think that is pretty good for battery life.
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it Love it great for traveling and camping. I absolutely recommend buying one.
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE I'm absolutely in love with my new Kobo!! Insert heart-eye emoji here. Easy to use, quick access to books. SO GOOD
Date published: 2017-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my Kobo Aura H20 I received this as a gift and couldn't be more pleased! I love to read in bed and with the auto light shift for night reading it is perfect. And doesn't disturb my hubby. I love signing books out from my local library with the OverDrive app. so I can read for free! And then of course there are books that I really want to own, so I do buy them for my Kobo. I can also access the internet if I wish, to look up another book or go to my library if I wish. I did buy the case to protect it, since it goes everywhere with me because there are so many times when I have to wait here or there for a few minutes, or longer, so I can enjoy my current read. I would highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2017-08-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Pass on this product Poor customer service when the device stops working **due to software updates**. If the product is more than 1 year old, the warranty is void and KOBO will offer little to remedy the situation. After 3 weeks of countless emails, phone calls, reinstalling software, etc I was finally informed that my device stopped working because it was "no longer supported by software updates". Software updates I was instructed to do by a KOBO agent. I should have been told this earlier, saving myself (12+) hours of frustration and fruitless attempts to 'repair' the issue with my device. IMO, a courtesy email should have been sent to customers informing them that their products would no longer be supported. Following a KOBO agents instructions, I also reset the device only to have *all content* deleted, including the pre-installed classic novels. My KOBO is now completely useless. Not only am I unable to sync books from my library, the pre-installed novels have now been removed as well. After finally speaking to a 'supervisor', I was told the best they could do was offer me a coupon for $20 off, only valid towards 1 specific KOBO device. This coupon was sent to me via email and upon reading the email, I noted that it was towards a REFURBISHED product. A key point the supervisor failed to mention when he made the offer. A discount towards another defective product? No thanks, I already have my own. With so many other ereaders on the market, save your time and money.... avoid KOBO products!
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything an e-reader should be I purchased the Kobo Aura H2O (edition 2) to replace a recently lost Kobo WiFi. I exclusively read public domain epubs on it. It's very easy to use and page turns are quick. The screen is nice and big and the overall size of the e-reader is pretty much the perfect size for my public transit commutes. The bezel provides enough room to hold without touching the screen and accidentally turning pages. I love the ComfortLight PRO. It may sound gimmicky but I have found that it allows me to read in any lighting conditions and just works. I've used the annotation function but I do find it somewhat difficult to highlight the text I want. I attribute that to the user learning curve as the screen is a different kind of responsiveness than a smart phone.
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE THIS!! I have a Kindle (without a light) and spend weeks debating between Kindle Paperwhite or Kobo Aura H20 as an upgrade, and Kobo won. I've been using it for three weeks now and I've only charged it once, and it's always on. I haven't used it at the beach yet but it has gotten wet and at first I panicked, then realised it's OK!!
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have the Original H2O I absolutely love my original Kobo Aura H2O. I can read in the tub, hottub, at the beach, around messy kids and never have to worry! I love the built in light feature and the wifi to load new books. I absolutely love that i can borrow books from my library and read them on the Kobo. and it all fits in my purse so I always have it with me if I end up waiting somewhere I can always fill the time. Great product!
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great This product type is great since it saves on paper.
Date published: 2017-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great eReader Aura ONE is probably a 'better' eReader, but I like the size of this one better - I read with 1 hand and it's more manageable for me that way. Definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Kobo Aura One- don't fall for the hype For all the hoopla, one would think this device would actually function properly but sadly, this is not the case. The battery life is poor, even with wifi disabled when not actually necessary. I guess the new light takes a lot more juice than the ones on previous Kobos. Also, the ability to download directly from public libraries is questionable- in my experience, Overdrive, which is also owned by Rakuten, the manufacturer of Kobo, is quite unreliable- one day it works no problem for a smooth download and the next, it will not download. And, Rakuten/ Kobo/ Overdrive customer service sucks! All in all, not worth the big bucks they are charging for this device.
Date published: 2017-05-23